So there were no ties this week (I guess it couldn’t last forever), but it was still a great week for NFL football. The Vikings continue their regression, growing their losing streak 3. The Panthers win two games in a row for the first time this season; and miraculously, the Dallas Cowboys retain one of the best records in football; against all odds.
As for this week, we have hit the mid point in the season, and with every week that passes, the match-ups become ever more important.
If you are looking for a way to watch the NFL without cable, then stick around because we have all the information you need. But first, lets quickly review the key match-ups of the week, along with where each game will be aired, based on broadcasting schedules and maps.
*** All times in Eastern Standard Time
Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:25 PM, NFL Network
At 4-4, the Ravens don’t have the most impressive record, but stack them against the Cleveland Browns and they might as well look like the Patriots. With zero wins this season, the Browns desperate for a W, are hoping to earn it this week against the Ravens. But that’s easier said than done. Playing at home, the Ravens are heavily favored to come out on top over Cleveland.
To watch Thursday Night Football (TNF) without cable you will need one of three services: NFL Game Pass, PS Vue, or (my personal favorite) Sling TV. NFL Game Pass only offers delayed access, but Sling and PS Vue will allow you to watch the game live and in HD. More details below.
CBS Single Map:
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Denver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints, 1:00 PM, CBS
Going into this week’s match, the Broncos will be hoping to recover from last week’s loss to Oakland as they go on the road against the Saints. Last week the Raiders were able to exploit the Bronco’s weak run defense, and expect the Saints to try the exact same thing. But as good as New Orleans is offensively, the Broncos still have one of the best defenses in the nation; so expect them to give the Saints a good run (or lack thereof) for their money.
FOX Early Broadcast Map:
Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 PM, Fox
After a couple twist and turns this season, the Atlanta Falcons are looking pretty good as they head on in to their match-up against the Philadelphia Eagles. With a two game win streak and a bye week in-between, the Falcons will be feeling fresh and ready to play. For the Eagles, this is going to be a do or die moment as they struggle to stay above the .500 mark and stay in contention for the playoffs. Expect the Eagles to lean on their home team advantage as much as they can this week.
FOX Late Broadcast Map:
Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 PM, Fox
As they face off against the Cowboys at home, the Steelers are going to be looking to stop their downward slide. Last week’s loss against the Ravens had a harsh sting to it, so the Steelers will be looking for a strong win this week. But that’s a tall order against a surprisingly strong Dallas, who has not lost a game since week one (and that was Romo starting as QB). The Steelers are slightly favored in the match-up, but look for a few surprises from Dallas this week.
Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots, 8:30 PM, NBC
The Seahawks are in for a hefty task this week when they play the New England Patriots at home. After ending a two game drought, the Seahawks will be feeling more confident; which is good because the Patriots will also be riding high after winning two road games and coming off a bye-week. The Patriots have dominated their opponents at home, with most teams struggling to even score a touchdown in the first half. This could either be a great game or a total blowout.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Giants, 8:30 PM, ESPN
After tying a game in week 8 and a nice rest in week 9, the Bengals are going to be bright eyed and bushy tailed when the face off against the New York Giants. For their part, the Giants are on a three game winning streak, which can only boost their confidence. Add that to the fact that the Bengals have recently struggled in Prime Time appearances (losing seven out of the last eight) and you have the makings of a strong win probability. But with a number of injuries for New York and a fresh, uninjured, Cincinnati; it should be an even fight.
Now that we got the games and schedule out of the way – Do you love football but hate cable television? Good, because here’s how you watch Week 10 of the NFL without cable:
The most important thing you can do as a cord cutting football fan is get an over-the-air (OTA) antenna. An OTA antenna will give you free access to every single broadcast network in your area, including NBC, Fox, and CBS; which air most of this week’s games. It’s cheap, it’s simple, it’s in HD, and after the games are over you’ll have a helpful device capable of giving you thousands of hours free television. It’s a win/win all around.
For games airing OTA, you will be limited to what’s in your market; which is a pain. But keep reading and we’ll show you how to get past that.
For games airing on ESPN or the NFL Network, you’ll want Sling TV; an online streaming service that let’s you watch live TV. If you just want to watch Monday Night Football, then you’re going to want to go with Sling’s Orange subscription for $20 a month. If you just want Thursday Night Football, then go with the slightly more expensive Blue subscription for $25 a month. Easy as pie.
Now if you want to watch every single NFL game and make zero sacrifices, then you can check out NFL Game Pass. For $99 a season, you can stream every NFL game from this season all the way back to 2009. The only catch is that you can’t live stream the game, but its available immediately after the broadcast ends; so you don’t have to wait TOO long. If you’re a huge football fan, you’ll definitely want to give this one a try.
Cord Cutters Sound off! What are your picks for this week? Let us know in the comments below or sound off on social media!
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