NFL football games that count have been gone since the Super Bowl in February. With apologies to Joan Jett and Carrie Underwood, we've been waiting half the year for football at night! You can still watch these games even if you've cut cable and taken away its playbook. Let's review the games, and learn how to stream NFL Sunday Night Football if you've cut the cord.
Since 2004, the NFL season has begun with a special NFL Kickoff game. This game is usually held the Thursday after Labor Day, and because NFL TV rights contracts are strange, this Thursday night NFL Kickoff game is part of NBC's "Sunday Night Football".
Sunday Night Football is the marquee game slot of the NFL week, and it usually features the biggest games. The NFL makes the schedule this way because they know this is usually the highest rated of all TV programs each week. Another big reason this game has the best matchups is that starting in week 5, the NFL can flex, or move, great games from Sunday afternoon into Sunday Night Football. If you see only one game each week, make it this one. NBC is the current home of Sunday Night Football.
Sunday Night Football for Week 17 has the most important game of the day, as the San Francisco 49ers (12-3) play against the Seattle Seahawks (11-4) at CenturyLink Field in Seattle at 8:20 p.m. Eastern. The winner of this game will win the NFC West division, and very likely also earn a first-round bye. The Seattle Seahawks are amazingly an underdog as an eleven win team at home against a team they've already beaten this season.
In an instant classic Monday Night Football game in week 10, the Seahawks beat the 49ers 27-24 on a field goal as time expired in overtime. Russell Wilson has been outstanding leading the Seahawks air attack, and he has an old friend back on the team in time for this game. Seattle signed running back Marshawn Lynch to help their injured rushing game. Will Beast Mode be enough for the Seahawks to go 2-0 and win their division?
The 49ers may well be the best team in the NFC, yet they find themselves one loss away from playing on the road on Wildcard weekend instead of resting on a bye. The NFC has five teams that have already won ten or more games, so the playoff races are extremely tight. The last thing this team wants after this impressive season is to fly east to play an undeserving NFC East team.
Former Seahawk Richard Sherman is sure to relish the chance to push Seattle into the Wilcard spot instead, and he will have the 49ers defense inspired and ready for a game that will feel like a playoff. Both of these teams may already have qualified for the postseason, but they are sure to play like everything is on the line. The winner of this game will be the home team should they play for a third time this season in January.
You won't want to miss a moment of these NFL games if you are a football fan. Here are your options on how to stream the NFL Kickoff game and Sunday Night Football without cable.
Hulu with Live TV
- The cost: $55 a month after a one week free trial
- Watch Hulu on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and browsers
- Local channels on Hulu: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and others. Find your local channels here.
- Sunday Night Football on Hulu: Yes, with your local NBC.
Hulu and Hulu with Live TV is the fastest growing live streaming service. It combines a catalog of shows and original content like Castle Rock with the best live entertainment and sports channels, plus local channels. Hulu can carry local NBC stations, so you can use it to watch Sunday Night Football.
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Fubo TV — including 4K NFL games
- The cost: $55 a month after a one week trial
- Watch Fubo TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, iOS, Android and web browsers
- Local channels on Fubo TV: CBS, Fox, NBC and CW. Find your locals here.
- Sunday Night Football on Fubo TV: Yes, with your local NBC.
Fubo TV began as a sports-focused live streaming TV service, so it includes tons of sports channels. This includes NBC, so subscribers will be set for the NFL Kickoff and Sunday Night Football. Fubo also is the only streaming TV service offering NFL games streaming in 4K later this year. This makes Fubo TV a great option for anyone who needs the highest picture quality available.
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Sling TV - Sling Blue
- The cost: $25 a month after your first month for $15
- Watch Sling TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, LG, or Samsung smart TVs, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire tablets, browsers and more
- Local channels on Sling TV: NBC and Fox on Sling Blue. Find your local channels here.
- Sunday Night Football on Sling TV: Yes, with your local NBC.
Sling TV has flexible plans for NFL fans who want to pick and choose. The service has the lowest base price among live streaming services, with the Blue plan providing all you need to stream Sunday Night Football and the NFL Kickoff game for $25 per month. If you want the most NFL games, you'll need the Orange + Blue plan, which will include both ESPN and the NFL Network.
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AT&T TV Now - Plus Plan
- The cost: $50 a month after a free trial
- Watch AT&T TV Now on: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, and browsers
- Local channels on AT&T TV Now: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
- Sunday Night Football on AT&T TV Now: Yes, with your local NBC.
AT&T TV Now is the new name for DirecTV Now, but the plans have stayed the same for now. The Plus Plan has the lowest cost, but still has everything you need to stream Sunday Night Football games and the NFL Kickoff.
More on AT&T TV Now:
- The cost: $50 a month after a free trial
- Watch YouTube TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV Coming Soon, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung, LG, HiSense or Vizio smart TVs, iOS, Android and browsers
- Local channels on YouTube TV: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
- Sunday Night Football on YouTube TV: Yes, with your local NBC.
YouTube TV one live streaming TV plan includes almost every local channel in every market. This will ensure that you can watch Sunday Night Football and the NFL Kickoff game streaming on your local NBC station.
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NBC Sports app
You can also stream NBC Sunday Night Football and the NFL Kickoff game in the NBC Sports app. The NBC Sports app is available on Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads and Fire Tablets as well as on your TV using Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku. You will need to have a login and password for a subscription service that includes NBC in order to stream live NFL games in the app. So make sure you have your information handy from one of the live TV streaming services listed above.
Watch the NFL games over the air
You can watch national broadcasts and local programming, including live sports, by using an over the air antenna. Simply hook up an antenna to your TV tuner, and turn to your local NBC affiliate to watch Sunday Night Football and the NFL Kickoff game. If you want to use your antenna with a smartphone, tablet, or streaming device, you can consider buying an over-the-air streaming box.
Listen to NFL games on SiriusXM
If you have been waiting all week, it can be hard to be away from your couch when Sunday Night Football is finally on. You can still tune in to SNF play by play on the go with SiriusXM.
The Sirius XM broadcasts of all NFL games, including NFL Kickoff and Sunday Night Football, begins on NFL Radio. They also have NFL talk and analysis from big NFL broadcasters including Bob Papa and Charlie Weis . NFL Radio is available in your vehicle, or streaming to your mobile devices on channel SXM 88. Individual game channels can be found on the SiriusXM NFL game schedule
2019 NFL Sunday Night Football schedule
- Green Bay 10, Chicago 3
- New England 33, Pittsburgh 3
- Atlanta 24, Philadelphia 20
- L.A. Rams 20, Cleveland 13
- New Orleans 12, Dallas 10
- Indianapolis 19, Kansas City 13
- Pittsburgh 24, L.A. Chargers 17
- Dallas 37, Philadelphia 10
- Green Bay 31, Kansas City 24
- Baltimore 37, New England 20
- Minnesota 28, Dallas 24
- L.A. Rams 17, Chicago 7
- San Francisco 37, Green Bay 8
- New Orleans 26, Atlanta 18 NFL Thanksgiving Special
- Houston 28, New England 22
- L.A. Rams 28, Seattle 12
- Buffalo 17, Pittsburgh 10
- Kansas City 26, Chicago 3
- Sun., Dec. 29, 8:20 p.m., Flex match-up to be selected, NBC
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