Despiteoutbreaks that caused a handful of teams to tweak their schedules, the 2020 NFL season remains on track as we move into the final leg of the regular season.
Week 16 has started well. Alvin Kamara and the Saints ran across the Vikings to open the week on Christmas Day, then Tom Brady and his Bucs dismantled the Lions and the Niners held back the Cardinals in the first two games of Saturday’s triple-header. In the Saturday nightcap, the Raiders’ hopes for the playoffs ended when they fell for the Dolphins.
A full schedule of Sunday games is on tap today. Highlights include the Colts and Steelers at 1
Here’s how to watch all the action without cable.
How can I watch the NFL without cable?
You can stream the 2020 NFL season, without cable, on anythat carries channels with live games. Numerous such services offer broadcast networks such as CBS, NBC and Fox, as well as ESPN, the NFL Network, and NFL RedZone. Exact channels can also vary based on where you live, but the .
Amazon Prime Video (accessible as long as you use) broadcast the Thursday night football games alongside Twitch and the Yahoo Sports or NFL apps. Fox and the NFL Network also air Thursday night football games. There’s no Thursday night football on Week 17, but Amazon will be streaming the January 10 AFC Wild Card game that airs on CBS.
YouTube TV costs $ 65 a month and includes all the channels NFL fans need: CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, and NFL Network. There is also an option to RedZone for an additional $ 11 per month. Enter your zip code on the Welcome page to find out which local area networks are available in your area.
FuboTV costs $ 65 a month for its Family plan and includes CBS, Fox and NBC plus ESPN and the NFL Network. A $ 11 per month Sports Plus add-on will get you to the RedZone, and FuboTV will also stream Fox Thursday Night Football games in 4K. Click here to see which local channels you get.
Hulu Plus Live TV costs $ 65 a month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN. Click on the “View channels in your area” link on the welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your zip code. The NFL Network and RedZone are not available through this service.
AT&T TV basic, $ 60 a month Plus package includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN. You can use the channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available where you live. The NFL Network and RedZone are not available.
Sling TV divides its live NFL options between the $ 30-per-month Blue plan and the $ 30-per-month Orange plan, forcing NFL fans into a tough choice or encouraging them to jump on for both for $ 45 per month. Sling Blue includes the NFL Network, NBC and Fox, as well as the option to add RedZone through the Sports Extra add-on for $ 10 per month. Sling Orange contains ESPN.
Sling TV doesn’t offer CBS, but the packages get a $ 10 discount for the first month. Enter your address here to see what local channels are available where you live.
CBS All Access costs $ 6 a month and you can watch the matches that air on your local CBS station on Sundays if you live in one of these 206 markets where the service offers live TV. It’s a good add-on for Sling TV subscribers, who don’t get CBS.
All of the above services offer free trials, you can cancel anytime and need a solid internet connection. Looking for more information?.
As noted above, the NFL continues. Here’s the remaining upcoming game for that platform:
- January 10: AFC Wild Card playoff game also airing on CBS
Finally, cord cutters can receive local CBS, Fox and NBC broadcasts for free.
When did the NFL season start?
The NFL’s regular season began on Thursday, September 10, with the Houston Texans visiting the Kansas City Chiefs.
Where are games played?
Teams play their games as scheduled in their respective home stadiums.
Are fans allowed?
Some teams allow fans and some don’t.
For instance, the Chiefs hosted their home opener on Sept. 10 with 15,895 attendees, 21% of Arrowhead’s capacity.
Other teams, including the Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears, hosted their respective home openers with no fans in the stands in week 2. This is a team-by-team, city-by-city situation so far that has changed throughout the season.
What happened to the preseason?
The NFL canceled the entire 2020 preseason in July, with teams concentrating on doing their own training camps in preparation for the upcoming season.
Which players are out?
As with other sports, a fair number of NFL players have opted out of the 2020 season. Here are some of the notable players not participating this year, with a larger list available from ESPN:
- Patrick Chung, S, New England Patriots
- No Hightower, LB, New England Patriots
- Marqise Lee, WR, New England Patriots
- Marquise Goodwin, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
- Devin Funchess, WR, Green Bay Packers
- Geronimo Allison, WR, Detroit Lions
- CJ Mosley, LB, New York Jets
- Nate Solder, OT, New York Giants
- Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs