This story is part of with tips on the best ways to manage the holiday season.
Week 13 started with a festive set of games on Thanksgiving Day. The bears gathered to defeat the lions and keep their playoff hopes alive, the bills beat up the cowboys as Dallas continued its fight against winning teams and the saints led by Taysom Hill stopped a late Falcons rally to NFC South title conquer.
With bye weeks behind us and the playoffs fast approaching, the Sunday promotion of Week 13 brings with it a large number of interesting matchups, including a rematch of the ugly AFC North game from Week 11 between the Browns and Steelers and a potential Super Bowl preview between 10-1 49ers and red-hot 9-2 ravens. Those games are at 1 p.m. ET slot, with Raiders vs. Chiefs peak in the afternoon slot and the Patriots set off for Houston to face the Texans who shut things down on Sunday Night Football.
Whether you enjoy the end of the holiday weekend with friends and family or want to escape, here's how cordcutters can handle all the action – as well as the rest of the NFL games this season on Thursday and Monday nights.
How can I watch my local team's NFL matches?
For teams in your local market – Lion fans in Detroit, Saints fans in New Orleans, etc. – you can watch the local teams play on an important local network channel.
Games are usually broadcast on Sunday afternoon on CBS and Fox. National broadcasts are shown on NBC on Sunday evening, ESPN on Monday evening and the NFL network on Thursday evening and Sunday morning. Most Thursday evening 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 comes alive every fall and shows live coverage from all over the competition with the promise to perform every touchdown of every Sunday afternoon. show game. It's a great way to view out-of-market action and essential display for GM & # 39; s fantasy football.
Which live TV streaming services are best for NFL fans?
The short answer?for streaming live NFL football. It will get dark in January 2020 but until then football fans can still subscribe and watch.
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The longer answer: many– including Vue also as FuboTV, and – wear one or more local networks (namely CBS, Fox and NBC), so they are the best guess for who do not want to use a .
The catch is thatso tick each service using the links below to be sure that he carries the network That you want to have in your area. If you are looking for the NFL network, you want to focus on Sling TV Blue, PlayStation Vue or FuboTV.
Other things to know about live TV streaming services:
PlayStation Vue offers all networks with NFL games, and you can add the NFL RedZone channel for an additional $ 10 per month. The $ 55 core plan is the cheapest option with the five channels that NFL fans need — CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network – and the $ 10 per month Sports Pack gives you NFL RedZone. As we mentioned above, Vue will close in January, but until then it will still be available.
Sling TV divides its live NFL options over its $ 25-per-month Blue plan and $ 25-per-month Orange plan, forcing NFL fans to make a tricky decision or encourage them to put on both for $ 40 a month to jump.
Sling Blue contains Thursday and Sunday games on NBC, Fox and the NFL network. Sling Orange contains Monday night games on ESPN. And if you want to add the NFL RedZone, you need Sling Blue. Blue – but not orange – subscribers can add the Sports Extra package of $ 10 per month, including NFL RedZone. Sling TV does not offer CBS, which usually has AFC games on Sunday afternoons.
The packages from Sling receive a 40% discount in the first month.
Hulu with Live TV costs $ 45 per month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN but no NFL Network or RedZone.
YouTube TV costs $ 50 a month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN, but no NFL Network or RedZone.
FuboTV costs $ 55 a month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and NFL Network but not ESPN. You miss Monday evening football on ESPN, but you get the games on Sunday afternoon (CBS and Fox), Sunday evening (NBC) and Thursday evening (NFL Network). The Sports Plus package of $ 9 per month adds NFL RedZone.
AT&T TV now includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN but not the NFL network or RedZone. With the basic package of $ 65 per month Plus you can 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.
CBS All Access costs $ 6 a month and lets you watch AFC matchups on Sunday afternoons. It provides a good add-on for Sling TV subscribers who do not receive CBS.
This season, Prime Video will stream the Thursday-evening football matches broadcast on Fox. The games on Prime Video are also streamed live on Amazon's Twitch, which means that you don't need an Amazon Prime membership to stream Thursday evening football.
Live streaming on your phone with the NFL Mobile and Yahoo app
In previous years, only Verizon Wireless subscribers were able to stream games on their phones with the NFL Mobile app. Now everyone can get a live NFL stream on a phone, regardless of the provider. You can only watch on your phone and only see local, in-market games and national broadcasts on Thursday, Sunday and Monday evenings.
National and local games are also streamed via the Yahoo and Yahoo Sports app.
Originally published earlier this year. Updated regularly with the latest game details.