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5 Ways to Watch NFL Football without Cable TV

How to Watch NFL Without Cable

NFL Online, OTA, & on Your Mobile Device

Watching football without a cable TV subscription has never been easier. With a multitude of solutions including: OTA Antennas, Amazon Prime, NFL Mobile from Verizon, DirecTV Now, Sling TV and several more; there is no longer a reason to pay the high price of cable TV. 

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year; the summer heat is slowly gaining, and NFL football has finally returned. For the cord cutting sports fan, it has never been easier to watch your favorite team without having to buy into some expensive package from the cable companies.

To make sure you don’t miss a game this season, here’s how you can watch the NFL without cable.

Oh ya – I dont just have 5 ways to watch football without cable, I have 10!! Sorry if you were expecting the bare minimum. 

NFL TV Schedule

The first thing you need to know is what channels the NFL airs on,  and how it changes based on the day of the week.

  • Sunday Football is on ABC, CBS, and FOX. Plus you have the NFL RedZone channel, which offers nonstop coverage of every red zone drive in real time.
  • Monday Night Football airs exclusively on ESPN
  • Thursday Night Football airs on a few different channels, depending on the week (NFL Network, CBS, NBC, & Amazon Prime). Check out a full schedule below.

Thursday Night Football TV Schedule

  1.  Sept. 14 – Texans vs. Bengals (NFL Network)
  2.  Sept. 21 – Rams vs. 49ers (NFL Network)
  3.  Oct.  28 – Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers (NFL Network, CBS, Amazon Prime)
  4.  Oct.  05 – New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL Network, CBS, Amazon Prime)
  5.  Oct.  12 – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Carolina Panthers (NFL Network, CBS, Amazon Prime)
  6.  Oct.  19 – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders (NFL Network, CBS, Amazon Prime)
  7.  Oct.  26 – Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens (NFL Network, CBS, Amazon Prime)
  8.  Oct. 29 – Vikings vs. Browns (NFL Network)
  9.  Nov. 02 – Bills vs. Jets (NFL Network)
  10.  Nov.  09 – Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals (NFL Network, NBC, Amazon Prime)
  11.  Nov.  16 – Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL Network, NBC, Amazon Prime)
  12.  Nov.  30 – Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys (NFL Network, NBC, Amazon Prime)
  13.  Dec.  07 – New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons (NFL Network, NBC, Amazon Prime)
  14.  Dec.  14 – Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts (NFL Network, NBC, Amazon Prime)
  15.  Dec. 16 – Bears vs. Lions (NFL Network)
  16.  Dec. 16 – Chargers vs Chiefs (NFL Network)
  17.  Dec. 23 – Colts vs. Ravens (NFL Network)
  18.  Dec. 25 – Steelers vs. Texans (NFL Network, NBC, Amazon Prime)

NFL Streaming Matrix

Below is a Cord Cutting NFL Matrix that will allow you navigate an otherwise confusing list options.

How to Watch NFL Without Cable

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Restrictions do a apply, so once you have an idea as to which services you are interested in, keep reading to learn more about the fine print.

Watching Football Over-the-Air (OTA)

1. Over-the-Air Broadcasts

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