How to watch, stream NFL football games live online for free without cable: Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN: Week 8
The trade deadline is approaching in the NFL, which means this could be a watershed week for some teams, with changes on the horizon.
Before that stage, however, some of the league’s biggest rivals will face off this week, with the 49ers taking on the Rams and the Falcons taking on the Panthers. The league’s top teams, meanwhile, look set to extend their lead, with the Vikings 5-1 to the disorganized Cardinals, while the Eagles 6-0 take on the Steelers 2-5
The big game, however, comes on Sunday night, when Aaron Rodgers, last year’s MVP, leads the Packers against Josh Allen, the current front-runner for this year’s MVP, and the Bills. Green Bay may have been the number one seed this year, but they’ve had a weak season and Buffalo have outplayed their opponents.
Here’s a look at all of this week’s matchups on how best to catch matches.
Which NFL teams are playing this week? And which channels broadcast the games?
The NFL is back in London this week, so the first kickoff is early, especially for West Coast fans. Plan accordingly. Here is the schedule for this week. (The home team is seeded second.)
Sunday October 23
Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 9:30 a.m. ET on NFL Network
Miami Dolphins vs. Detroit Lions, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox
Las Vegas Raiders vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
New England Patriots vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS
New York Giants vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox
Washington Commanders vs. Indianapolis Colts, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox
San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox
Green Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Bills, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC
Monday October 24
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns, 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN
How can I watch NFL games for free even if I’m out of market?
The best way to watch any type of network programming on the big screen for free is with a good HD antenna. And watching most NFL games is pretty straightforward, as many are broadcast on broadcast networks, meaning you’ll be able to watch even if you don’t have a cable subscription. To ensure you get the most reliable signal, be sure to test the antenna in several locations in your home.
Can I stream NFL games live online if I don’t have a cable subscription?
Absolutely! There are several options:
NBC’s streaming service will give you access to multiple games, including all Sunday night games. You can get a seven-day free trial, followed by a monthly fee of $5 or $10. (The free version of Peacock does not include live sports.)
The CBS streaming service will give you access to the games broadcast on this network. You can get a one-week free trial, followed by a monthly fee of $5 or $10.
The Disney Bundle of Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ no longer has a free trial, so you’ll have to pay $13.99 per month for all three combined (or $19.99 per month ad-free on Hulu). Including live TV in the package bumps the price up to $70 per month ($76 ad-free).
Hulu with Live TV
The free trial of this service is also no longer offered. It will cost you $70 per month.
After a two-week trial, you can expect a monthly fee of $65.
Dish Network’s lower-tier Sling “Orange” plan will cost you $35 per month. Adding the more comprehensive “Blue” plan bumps the cost up to $50 per month. You’ll get a seven-day free trial first — and right now, the cord-cutting service is cutting the first month’s bill in half.
Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TVNow, and AT&T TV, this oft-renowned streaming service will cost you $70 a month and more after the free trial option.
This sports-focused cord-cutting service streams broadcast networks in most markets. There’s a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly fees of $70 to $100, depending on the channels you choose.
Can I watch NFL games on Amazon?
Amazon is, for the next 11 years, the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football, but does not offer any weekend games. Next up will be the Philadelphia Eagles against the Houston Texans on Nov. 3.
Does the NFL offer viewing packages to watch the games I want?
The NFL app will allow you to stream games that are broadcast locally in your market on Sundays. If you want to watch an “out of market” game, you have two choices.
Watch local and out-of-market matches live and (with the premium subscription) replays. There’s a seven-day free trial, after which you’re looking at a $30 per season fee. ($80 for premium.)
NFL Sunday Ticket
DirecTV customers have access to it, but (if you meet the requirements, like living in an apartment complex or an area where you can’t get DirecTV) you can also sign up for an online version, letting you to watch any NFL game live. season. There’s a one-week trial, then you’re looking at a monthly fee of $73.49 per month for a four-month term or $293.36 for the entire season (or $99 for four months or $396).
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