How to watch, live stream NFL football game online for free Christmas Day without cable: Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN
Football on Sunday is hardly normal. But just three years ago, it was unusual for the NFL to schedule games on Christmas Day. But over the past two years, the tournament has enjoyed tremendous success with matches taking place on December 25th—and this year, the league is increasing the number of matches from two to three.
While the schedule may not be suitable for West Coast fans, East Coast fans may have opened their presents, giving them the perfect opportunity to enter the early contests.
It will be harder to sneak away to catch the game, mind you. Many restaurants and sports bars are closed today. And you might find yourself in a battle for your new big screen television if the kids want to play their new video game. Luckily, you can still catch all the action. Here’s who’s playing today—and some different ways to watch the games.
Which NFL teams are playing at Christmas? And what channels are broadcasting the games?
Every match today can have a major knock-on effect for at least one of the teams. The coaches are certainly hoping some Christmas magic remains when they hit the field. Here’s who’s playing and when. As always, the home team is ranked in second place.
Saturday, December 25
Green Bay Packers vs Miami Dolphins1:00 p.m. ET on Fox
Denver Broncos vs Los Angeles Rams4:30 p.m. ET on CBS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Arizona Cardinals8:15 p.m. ET on NFL Network
How can I watch my local NFL team for free—even if I don’t have a market?
The best way to watch any network show on the big screen for free is to use a good HD antenna. And watching most NFL games is pretty straightforward, as many are broadcast on broadcast networks, meaning you’ll be able to watch even without a cable subscription. To make sure you get the most reliable signal, be sure to test antennas in multiple locations in your home.
Note that this option will not work for games on the NFL Network, which are not broadcast over the network.
How can I stream NFL games online if I don’t have a cable TV subscription?
You have several options:
NBC’s streaming service will give you access to a number of games, including all Sunday night matches. You can get a seven-day free trial followed by a $5 or $10 monthly fee. (Peacock’s free version doesn’t include live sports.)
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CBS’s streaming service grants you access to games broadcast on that network. You can try it for free for a week, followed by a $5 or $10 monthly fee.
Disney’s Disney+ Bundle, Hulu and ESPN+ no longer has a free trial, so it will cost you $13.99 per month for all three combined (or $19.99 per month without ads on Hulu). Including Live TV in the package increases the price to $70 per month ($76 without ads).
Hulu with Live TV
Free Trial on this service is no longer offered. It costs $70 per month.
After up to one two-week trialmonthly fee is $65.
Dish Network’s Sling has recently increased in price. The lower-tier “Orange” plan currently costs $40 per month. Adding a more comprehensive “Blue” plan increases to $55 per month. (Up $5 per month per person.) The seven-day free trial is gone, but the cord-cutting service is offering 50% off the first month’s bill.
Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TVNow and AT&T TV, this streaming services are often renamed costs $70 per month or more after the free trial option.
This sport-focused cord cutter service carries broadcast networks in most markets. There’s a seven-day free trial followed by monthly fees ranging from $70 to $100, depending on the channel you choose.
Can I watch NFL games on Amazon?
Not this year. Amazon for the next 11 years, was the exclusive home ground of Thursday Night Football, but it did not host any weekend games. Next up is the Dallas Cowboys vs Tennessee Titans on December 29.
Does the NFL offer any viewing packages to watch the games I want?
Santa Claus leaves three choices for you under the tree…
The NFL App allows you to stream games that are being broadcast locally in your market on Sundays. If you want to watch an “out of the box” game, you have two options.
Watch local and out-of-market games live and replay (with premium subscription). There’s a seven-day free trial, after which you’ll be charged $30 per season. ($80 for premium.)
NFL Sunday Ticket
DirecTV customers have access but (if you meet the conditions, such as living in an apartment complex or some areas where you cannot have DirecTV) you can also subscribe to the online version, allows you to watch any NFL game live. Season. There’s a one-week trial, after which it costs $73.49 per month for a period of four months or $293.36 for the whole season (or $99 for four months or $396).
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