What another amazing week of football… In cases you missed it (week 8), here’s a quick recap: New England got their revenge against Buffalo with a crushing 41-25 victory. And, miraculously, there was another tie this week with Washington and Cincinnati evening out with 27 points a piece – in London.
Do you think we’ll see a third tie? Think that would be a record of some sort… Let’s take a look this week’s match-ups and find out! And in a little bit, we’ll show you how to watch Week 9 of the NFL without cable!
Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:25 PM, NFL Network
The Buccaneers’ quarter back Jameis Winston, has not had a great 2nd season thus far; and if Tampa Bay hopes to win the NFC South division title, he will need to step up his game this Thursday night. With their top RB, Doug Martin, still sidelined, Jameis will need to match the high scoring offense of the Atlanta Falcons through the air. Does the former 1st round pick have it in him? Can’t wait to find out.
This week’s Thursday Night game will be airing on the NFL Network. The easiest way to watch this channel is to sign up for Sling TV’s free trial (more details below). Starting at $20 a month, with no contractual requirements, Sling is definitely worth a try.
The most cost effective and easiest way to enjoy Football on the cheap, is to use an an over-the-air (OTA) antenna. OTA antennas are devices capable of picking up broadcast networks; like the old rabbit ears of yesteryear only in 1080i HD. Even if you’re not a sports fan, OTA antennas are a great cord cutting resources because (aside from the purchase cost) you can get thousands thousands of hours of HD entertainment for FREE.
With an Antenna like the the Mohu Leaf, you will be able to pick up CBS, Fox, and NBC; allowing you to watch Football from sun up to sun down, every Sunday. Unfortunately, just like with cable, the game you want to watch may not be broadcasting in your area.
But don’t worry, we still have your back. If the game of your choice is outside of your market, there’s a solution for you…
CBS Broadcast Map:
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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 PM, CBS
The Ravens are hoping to snap a four game losing streak this weekend and, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, they might have that chance. Out of the last 13 meetings, the Ravens have beaten the Steelers 10 times; and with speculation about whether Roethlisberger will play, the odds shift more in their favor. But the Steelers have a strong running game, and can more than make up for Roethlisberger if Antonio Brown is health, so it’s anyone’s guess as to who will come out on top.
FOX Broadcast Map:
Dallas Cowboys vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00 PM, Fox
Although the city has had great luck in the world of baseball, things couldn’t be any different for Cleveland football. Starting 0-8 this season, the Browns have had a revolving door of QBs and things don’t look any better this week. Even at home, it looks like Dallas is going to roll over Cleveland this week; so expect a one-sided high scoring game.
CBS Broadcast Map:
Indianapolis Colts vs. Green Bay Packers, 4:25 PM, CBS
After a heart breaking loss to Atlanta in the final minute, the Green Bay Packers hope to get their groove back by taking on the Colts at home. Going into the game as 7 point favorites, the Packers look like a good bet but the Colts have always over performed as the underdog; so look for this match-up to be a high scoring affair.
Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders, 8:30 PM, NBC
This is going to be a great match-up. As Super Bowl contenders, both the Broncos and the Raiders have thus far had impressive seasons; with Oakland sporting a superb offense and the Broncos flexing an impressive defense. A victory for either team will help put them at the forefront of the AFC West, so a lot is riding on the performances of both teams.
Buffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 PM, ESPN
Oh Russell Wilson, where have you been, my friend? So far this season, one of the leagues top quarterbacks has been playing like one of the worst. Yes, everyone says it is due to injury, but I don’t think the offensive line, running game, or his receiving core has helped him out a bit. Can Buffalo give Seattle another loss in as many weeks? Most likely not without their top RB, but strangers things have happened; and the way Wilson is playing, anything is possible.
There is only one channel you need for Monday Night Football, and that is ESPN. With ESPN, you can roll into the work week knowing that every Monday, you can come home and catch the excitement, live and in HD. To get ESPN without cable, there is one service that towers above them all: Sling TV. They offer this channel as part of their base Sling Orange package ($20/month), with a free trial for anyone who just wants to test the waters.
Bonus: They also offer RedZone for $5/month, so for you football diehards, or Fantasy Players, there is nothing like it.
Now if none of the previously mentioned options work for you, there is one last service worth checking out. For $99 a season, NFL Game Pass gives you streaming access to every single NFL game (Super Bowl and playoffs included). You also get a ton of awesome extras like coaches films, access to the NFL network, and every single NFL game from 2009 onward available for streaming.
The only caveat is that you can’t live stream the games, which is a bit of a bummer. The games do however become available immediately after the broadcast ends. So while you wait for the game of your choice to come on, you can simply watch the local game with your Antenna and then hop on over to Game Pass. It’s not ideal, but it’s much better than missing out on the game entirely…. not to mention you can skip through all those annoying commercials, allowing you to watch the game in much less time.
So who do you think will take the lead in the AFC West? Broncos or Raiders? Let us know in the comments below or sound off on social media!
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