With the halfway point of the 2019 season drawing near, injuries are starting to pile up. Devin Singletary of the Buffalo Bills has been out three weeks with a hamstring injury and is considered day by day. New England Patriots Wide receiver Josh Gordon is questionable. The New York Jets have a trio of players riding the bench. And the Dallas Cowboys are down two tackles. Pretty much every team has at least one player banged up. But the season rolls on and fans are paying a lot more attention to the win/loss column.
Whether you’re looking to stay on top of your fantasy football team or just want to cheer on your local team, there are lots of options when it comes for ways to watch beyond sitting on your couch or staking out a spot at a local sports bar.
Here’s a look at who’s playing this week—and several different options for viewing games.
Which NFL teams are playing this week—and what channels are airing the games?
Only the Patriots and 49ers remain undefeated at this point. But the Bills are right on their heels. Meanwhile, over in the AFC West, the Raiders and hunting the Chiefs. And the Colts are stalking the Texans in the AFC South. Over in the NFC,the Seahawks have their eyes on San Francisco’s first place ranking and the first and second place teams in the North and South divisions are separated by just one game.
That’s going to make for some intense games.
Here’s who’s playing this week. (The home team is listed second.)
Sunday, October 20
Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Los Angeles Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox
San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox
Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox
Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans, 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS
Baltimore Ravens vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox
New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC
Monday, October 21
New England Patriots vs. New York Jets, 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC
You can always find a complete list of the games for the season at NFL.com
How can I watch my local NFL team for free—even if I am out of market?
The best way to watch any NFL game for free on a big screen is with a good HD antenna. Local and regional games are broadcast by CBS, NBC and Fox, meaning you’ve got a good chance of capturing the game over the air, which costs nothing beyond the equipment prices.
Be sure to test the antenna in multiple locations in your home to find the most reliable signal.
How can I stream NFL games live online if I don’t have a cable subscription?
There are loads of online options to watch NFL games, some completely free and others with free trial periods. If you’re not near a TV, you can log into Fox.com to watch the game or use the Fox Now app. CBS offers its All Access streaming service, which has a one week free trial, followed by a $6 monthly charge. And NBC’s Web site and apps will let you watch live programming on the go. Another option? Yahoo Sports and the NFL have teamed to stream live NFL games on mobile devices this year. Just download the Yahoo Sports app or Yahoo Fantasy Football mobile app and watch all local and primetime games on phones and tablets.Prefer another method? Here are a few that work just as well.
Locast.org: This free service lets you watch local broadcast channels with no monthly fees or contracts. The hiccup is: It only services part of the country.
PlayStation Vue: The free trial is 5 days. Subscription packages start at $50 per month.
Hulu with Live TV: You can try the service free for a week. Once that’s up, you’ll pay $45 per month.
YouTube TV: After a seven day trial, you can expect monthly charges of $50.
Fubo TV: This sports-focused cord cutting service carries CBS in most markets. There’s a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly charges of $55.
Can I watch NFL games on Amazon?
If you’ve got an Amazon Prime subscription, you can now catch a limited number of match-ups. The online retailer has struck a deal with NBC to air select Thursday night games from now through December 12 (Jets vs. Ravens). The next game, on Oct. 24, will feature the Washington Redskins vs. the Minnesota Vikings.
All games will be featured in the Prime Video section. (If you don’t have Prime, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial.)
Does the NFL offer any viewing packages to watch the games I want?
The NFL App will let you stream games that are being broadcast locally in your market on Sundays. If you want to watch an ‘out of market’ game, you’ve got two choices.
NFL Game Pass: There are couple hitches with this service. You can’t use it to watch live games, but you can watch anything once its main broadcast ends. There’s a seven day free trial, after which you’re looking at a $100 charge per season.
NFL Sunday Ticket: DirecTV customers have access to it, but if you’re not a subscriber and live in an area where it’s not available, you can watch any NFL game live, online or on TV $73.49 per month or $293.36 for the entire season.