This week, Sunday afternoon football features a game between two teams with ten wins each, as they play a game that could decide home field in the NFC playoffs. That's extra strange when you consider one of the teams isn't even leading their division.
This afternoon, the best matchup in the NFC of Week 14 is on Fox as the San Francisco 49ers (10-2) travel coast to coast to face the New Orleans Saints (9-2) at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans at 1 p.m. Eastern.
The 49ers are coming off of a loss at Baltimore, but they are still in a powerful position in the Conference. They are playing in back to back road games for only the second time this season with another long fight east. San Francisco is in a tough spot, as they are tied with New Orleans and Seattle for the best record in the NFC, but due to tiebreakers they are currently a wildcard in the playoff picture. This means the 49ers will need every possible win to keep pace with the Seahawks before their rematch in week 17. Can their speedy defense, including defensive tackle Arik Armstead, disrupt the Saints passing game enough to earn a win?
The Saints have the advantage of a weaker division when competing with the 49ers or Seahawks for the top seed in the Conference. While San Francisco has to deal with the Seahawks (10-2) and Rams (7-5) in the West, New Orleans' competition in the NFC South are all below .500 with the closest teams in Tampa Bay (5-7) and Carolina (5-7). The Saints are well known for their high scores, but they've played a lot of close games this year with seven of their ten wins coming with a one possession margin of victory. They survived missing star quarterback Drew Brees for five games, and now that he's back they're focused on the trip to the Super Bowl they were robbed of last year due to poor officiating.
This game will be available on Fox in most of the country, but there are a few markets that will get a different home game instead. Check out the map over at 506Sports to see which game you will get, and if you aren't happy with the answer read our VPN section below.
If you want to stream this game and you don't have cable, fear not because you have options. Here are several of the best options for watching this game on all of your screens if you've cut the cord.
Hulu with Live TV
- The cost: $45 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.
- 49ers vs. Saints NFL game on Hulu: Yes, with your local Fox station.
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NFL's best games
Stream Sunday afternoon's best games live with Hulu.
Hulu combines a huge back catalog of shows with a large selection of live TV channels. They can include local Fox station, so you should be able to watch.
- 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.
- 49ers vs. Saints NFL game on Fubo TV: Yes, Fubo has Fox locals available.
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A favorite for sports fans
Sunday's biggest NFL matchups stream on Fubo.
Fubo TV has had a sports focus since the very beginning. While they have expanded their focus, the service is still a great way to stream sports, including the 49ers vs. Saints where available.
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.
- 49ers vs. Saints NFL game on Sling TV: Yes with your local Fox station.
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Blue means live football for you
Sling one of the best afternoon NFL games straight to your home.
Sling is the most economical of the major streaming services. Grab Sling Blue and stream this battle of some of the NFC's best.
AT&T TV Now - Plus Plan
- The cost: $65 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.
- 49ers vs. Saints NFL game on AT&T TV Now: Yes, with local Fox stations available for this anticipated game.
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Football plus HBO
Get your football from the phone company?
AT&T TV Now has probably the deepest channel lineup around. The 49ers and Saints on Fox will be streaming on the Plus Plan, then catch Watchmen since you'll get HBO as well.
- 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.
- 49ers vs. Saints NFL game on YouTube TV: Yes, with this key game streaming from your local Fox station.
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Punt, Pass and Subscribe
YouTube makes live NFL games simple, including the biggest matchups.
YouTube TV is one of the easiest streaming services to understand, with a single plan, a ton of channels — including Fox local channels needed for the 49ers vs. Saints game.
How to watch the 49ers vs. Saints game if it's not available where you are
You could be traveling outside of the United States this weekend and still want to watch the San Francisco 49ers play against the New Orleans Saints today. You could otherwise be stuck in the wrong part of the country with lopsided games featuring D.C. or Detroit. Worst of all, you could be hit with an annoying blackout.
Sometimes streaming these sports from the wrong location can turn a touchdown into a safety. Streaming services will often block their feeds if you're not in America, and IP locations stick you with the local broadcasts just like cable.
There is a way to get things working again by using a VPN. That stands for "Virtual Private Network," and it'll send your internet through a specific set of servers. It zaps your internet traffic back into the United States even while you're abroad. That means you can head off to the islands, while your internet stays in the heartland. If your app supports it, and doesn't block using a VPN, it might even move your stream from the Carolina Coast to the Gulf Coast.
Want to get a good VPN? It's easy with a subscription services that, for a few bucks a month, tunnels your traffic through different locations. It can also give you security and peace of mind on open WiFi connections. Give one a try to see if it works for you, and then put it to good use. Even enjoy your football, even if you are half a world away.
Passing all over the World
Take your football action everywhere
ExpressVPN has all the things you want from a VPN. It's got multiple pricing plans. It's got servers in 94 countries. And it has apps for all the platforms, which makes setup a breeze.
Build your own over-the-air streaming for 49ers vs. Saints
If you don't mind taking a little extra time, you can build a DIY in-home streaming setup for the 49ers vs. Saints game and other broadcast shows and events. If you buy an over-the-air antenna for your setup, you can pick up broadcast network games, including this amazing NFL game on Fox. Then you can add an over-the-air streaming device, so you can even watch these games streaming to all of your devices.
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