The Best Way to Watch Live NFL Football Games Without Cable in 2018

Best Way to Watch Every NFL Team without Cable

We picked the best live TV streaming services for each NFL team so you won’t miss a single play. Don’t subscribe to one until you check your favorite team’s schedule.

Local Market Broadcasts

Most National Football League (NFL) telecasts will air on CBS for AFC teams and FOX for NFC teams.

Sunday Night Football airs on NBC, Monday Night Football airs on ESPN, and Thursday Night Football generally airs on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime Video.

To watch your local channels, ESPN, and NFL Network online without cable, you will need a subscription to one of the major Live TV Streaming Services.

You can choose between fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and YouTube TV.

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $16–$20 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
CBS - - -
Fox - -
NBC - -
ESPN - - -
NFL Network ≥ $55 - - ≥ $50 - -

Once you subscribe, you will be able to stream your local NFL games on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon, Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS, and Android.

Not every live streaming service has locals in every market. Fortunately, at least one streaming service includes the main CBS or FOX affiliate in the local market of every NFL team.

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $16–$20 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
Arizona Cardinals
Fox
- -
Atlanta Falcons
Fox
- -
Baltimore Ravens
CBS
- - -
Buffalo Bills
CBS
* * - * - -
Carolina Panthers
Fox
- -
Chicago Bears
Fox
- -
Cincinnati Bengals
CBS
* * - * - -
Cleveland Browns
CBS
- - -
Dallas Cowboys
Fox
- -
Denver Broncos
CBS
- - -
Detroit Lions
Fox
- -
Green Bay Packers
Fox
- - *
Houston Texans
CBS
- - -
Indianapolis Colts
CBS
* * - * - -
Jacksonville Jaguars
CBS
- - -
Kansas City Chiefs
CBS
- - -
Los Angeles Chargers
CBS
- - -
Los Angeles Rams
Fox
- -
Miami Dolphins
CBS
- - -
Minnesota Vikings
Fox
- -
New England Patriots
CBS
- - -
New Orleans Saints
Fox
- - *
New York Giants
Fox
- -
New York Jets
CBS
- - -
Oakland Raiders
CBS
- - -
Philadelphia Eagles
Fox
- -
Pittsburgh Steelers
CBS
- - -
San Francisco 49ers
Fox
- -
Seattle Seahawks
Fox
- - *
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Fox
- -
Tennessee Titans
CBS
- - -
Washington Redskins
Fox
- -

CBS All Access

Additionally, CBS All Access provides an option for AFC fans to get their local CBS affiliate for only $5.99 / month. This is the cheapest option to get some games of your favorite AFC team.


OTA Antenna

Since most games are on local TV, you also have the option of just using an OTA antenna.

We suggest the Mohu Leaf 30 (30-mile range) or Mohu Leaf 50 (60-mile range) depending on line of sight.

Mohu Leaf 30

Up to 30 Mile Range

Mohu Leaf 50

Up to 60 Mile Range

NFL RedZone

One of football fans favorite channels is NFL RedZone. Instead of showing an entire telecast of a single game, it switches around between every game to show those with the most action.

Sling, fuboTV, and PlayStation Vue each offer NFL RedZone as an upgrade to their entry-level package.

The least expensive way to get NFL RedZone is to add the Sports Extra add-on to Sling Blue ($35).

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $16–$20 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
NFL RedZone - ^ $9 - - ^ $10 - ^ $10 -

Out-of-Market Broadcasts

SundayTicket.TV

If you live away from your favorite team, you may be able to subscribe to SundayTicket.TV.

To be eligible you have to be in an house or apartment that cannot receive DirecTV.

The service offers out-of-market broadcasts as well as NFL RedZone for $70 / month. You can get it for a discounted $100 for the entire season if you are a student.

Learn more by visiting SundayTicket.TV.


NFL Game Pass

This won’t give you live regular season games, but you will be able to watch all games on demand after they air. You’ll also get access to live preseason games, as well as live radio broadcasts.

Learn more by visiting NFL GamePass.

Live TV Streaming Pages