The NFL preseason is in full swing since kicking off on Aug. 5, as part of a reduced three-week schedule before the regular season starts on Sept. 9.
The next week will see exciting games between some of the top, most rivaled teams. This weekend, the Las Vegas Raiders will go up against the Los Angeles Rams, followed by an anticipated game between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers. Thankfully, even without cable, you don’t have to miss any of the action. NFL coverage is spread across five different networks (ESPN, NBC, Fox, CBS and the NFL Network), which are all available to stream online, from platforms such as Hulu Plus and Sling TV to Fubu TV and Youtube TV.
If you don’t feel like subscribing to a streamer just for the NFL season, though, you can even purchase an HD antennae for $24 that allows access to local networks like Fox, CBS and NBC. If you’re looking to watch out-of-market games, though, streaming them online is the way to go. Here are the biggest NFL games coming up, and the best places to watch without cable.
Friday, August 19th
- 4:30 p.m / 7:30 p.m. New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Saturday, August 20th
- 5 p.m. / 8 p.m. Cincinatti Bengals vs. Washington Football Team
- 5 p.m. / 8 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, August 21st
- 10 a.m. / 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears
- 1:45 p.m. / 4:45 p.m. New York Jets vs. Green Bay Packers
- 4 p.m. / 7 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Carolina Panthers
- 4 p.m. / 7 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins
- 4:30 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- 4:30 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- 5 p.m . / 8 p.m. Indianapolis Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings
- 5 p.m. / 8 p..m. Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys
- 7 p.m. / 10 p.m. Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers
- 7 p.m. / 10 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks
Amazon Prime Video
If you’re already a Prime member, you can watch select NFL games through your subscription. You can purchase a standalone Amazon Prime video membership for $9 a month, but at that point you might as well get a Prime account for included access to the service. This is the best option for casual viewers looking to watch the most important games. Prime Video will stream 11 Thursday Night Football games.