Week 4 of the NFL season was filled with upsets as the Browns, Buccaneers, Jaguars, Panthers, Raiders and Titans all won on the road as underdogs (you can see all of the Week 4 NFL results here). After a thrilling back-and-forth between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night, it looks like Week 5 will continue to bring the excitement as the league begins to separate the contenders from the pretenders.
Among the highlights on Sunday’s slate are the Daniel Jones-led New York Giants looking to go for their third straight win against the Minnesota Vikings at 1 p.m. ET, with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers heading to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in a battle of 3-1 NFC teams at 4:25 p.m. ET.
Sunday’s action concludes with the undefeated Chiefs hosting the Colts on Sunday Night Football on NBC. Here’s how cord cutters can watch all the Week 5 action without cable — as well as the rest of the NFL games this season on Monday nights and Thursdays.
How can I watch my local team’s NFL games in general?
For teams in your local market — Jets and Giants fans in New York, Browns fans in Ohio, and so on — you’ll be able to watch your local team’s games on a major local network channel.
Games are typically broadcast on CBS and Fox on Sunday afternoons, NBC on Sunday nights, ESPN on Monday nights and the NFL Network on Thursday nights. Most of the Thursday night games are simulcast on Fox, Amazon Prime and Twitch. (Note that CBS is the parent company of CNET.)
There is also NFL RedZone to consider, a channel that springs to life each fall and shows live coverage from around the league with the promise to show you every touchdown from every Sunday afternoon game. It’s a great way to watch out-of-market action and essential viewing for fantasy football GMs.
Which live TV streaming services are best for NFL fans?
The short answer?for streaming live NFL football.
The catch is that, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries the network you want in your area.
Other stuff to know about live TV streaming services:
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PlayStation Vue offers all the networks that show NFL games, and you can add the NFL RedZone channel for $10 a month extra. The $55 Core plan is the cheapest option that includes the five channels NFL fans need — CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network — and the $10-a-month Sports Pack will get you NFL RedZone. The Core plan is currently discounted to $45 a month for the first two months.
Due to a carriage dispute, Sling TV Blue subscribers in 17 major markets across the country no longer have access to Fox. When the carriage dispute is resolved, we expect Fox to return to Sling, but in the meantime here’s the deal: Sling TV splits its live NFL options across its $25-a-month Blue plan and $25-a-month Orange plan, which forces NFL fans into a tricky decision or encourages them to spring for both at $40 a month.
Sling Blue includes Thursday and Sunday games on NBC (and Fox, normally) and the NFL Network. Sling Orange includes Monday night games on ESPN. And if you want to add the NFL RedZone, you’ll need Sling Blue. Blue — but not Orange — subscribers can add the $10-a-month Sports Extra package, which includes NFL RedZone. Sling TV does not offer CBS, which typically carries AFC games on Sunday afternoons.
Sling’s packages are discounted 40% for the first month.
Hulu with Live TV costs $45 a month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN but not NFL Network or RedZone.
AT&T TV Now includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN but not the NFL Network or RedZone. Its basic, $50-a-month Plus package will let you watch games on CBS and Fox on Sunday afternoons, Sunday Night Football on NBC, Monday Night Football on ESPN and Thursday Night Football on Fox.
YouTube TV costs $50 a month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN, but not NFL Network or RedZone.
FuboTV costs $55 a month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and NFL Network but not ESPN. You’ll miss out on Monday Night Football on ESPN but will get the games on Sunday afternoons (CBS and Fox), Sunday nights (NBC) and Thursday nights (NFL Network). The $9-a-month Sports Plus package adds NFL RedZone.
CBS All Access costs $6 a month and lets you watch AFC matchups on Sunday afternoons. It makes for a good add-on for Sling TV subscribers, who don’t get CBS.
Prime Video will stream the Thursday Night Football games this season that will be simulcast on Fox. The games on Prime Video will also be streamed live on the Amazon-owned Twitch, which means you don’t need an Amazon Prime membership to stream Thursday night football.
Stream live on your phone with NFL Mobile and Yahoo app
In previous years, only Verizon Wireless subscribers could livestream games on their phones with the NFL Mobile app. Now, anyone can get a live NFL stream on a phone, regardless of carrier. You’ll be limited to watching on your phone and will see only local, in-market games and the national broadcasts on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights.
National and local games will also be streamed on the Yahoo and Yahoo Sports app.
Originally published earlier this year. Regularly updated with the latest game details.