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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. 

how to watch nfl without cable

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 11!! Sorry if you were expecting the bare minimum. 


NFL TV Channels

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 complete Thursday Night Football TV schedule below.

NFL Streaming Matrix

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

Watch NFL Without Cable TV

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.


NFL TV Schedules

Week 2 OTA TV Schedule

See the complete NFL TV Sschedule here.

Thursday Night Football TV Schedule

NFL Network

  •  Sept. 14 – Texans vs. Bengals
  •  Sept. 21 – Rams vs. 49ers

NFL Network, CBS, Amazon Prime

  •  Sept.  28 – Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers
  •  Oct.  05 – New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  •  Oct.  12 – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Carolina Panthers
  •  Oct.  19 – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders

NFL Network

  •  Oct.  26 – Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens
  •  Oct. 29 – Vikings vs. Browns
  •  Nov. 02 – Bills vs. Jets

NFL Network, NBC, Amazon Prime

  •  Nov.  09 – Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals
  •  Nov.  16 – Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
  •  Nov.  30 – Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys
  •  Dec.  07 – New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons
  •  Dec.  14 – Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts

NFL Network

  •  Dec. 16 – Bears vs. Lions
  •  Dec. 16 – Chargers vs Chiefs
  •  Dec. 23 – Colts vs. Ravens

NFL Network, NBC, Amazon Prime

  •  Dec. 25 – Steelers vs. Texans

Watching Football Over-the-Air (OTA)

1. Over-the-Air Broadcasts

Watch Football with Antenna

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How to Watch 2016 NFL Season Without Cable

Ways to Watch 2016 Football Season without Cable

5 Reasons you Don’t need Cable for the 2016 / 2017 NFL Season

It’s that wonderful time of the year where the kids go back to school, the leaves are on the cusp of changing color, and that most glorious sport known as football comes back into our lives. That means it’s time to dust off the old jersey, fill up the cooler, and get ready for the big game. But for those football fans who are looking for a cable TV alternative, it can be a time of uncertainty.

Cable TV is too expensive and too bloated,” I’ve often heard readers say, “but football season is coming up so I think I’m gonna hold off on getting rid of cable.”  For many would-be cord cutters, the choice between their NFL football and being free of cable is no choice at all. But luckily for us, you don’t have to make that choice any more.

Now if you have read articles like this in past years, and think you have heard it all before; Think again. There have never been more ways to watch Football without cable, then there are for the 2016 NFL Season.

RedZone without Cable(Hint: don’t miss the part about the RedZone channel. Probably the most exciting development since I started writing for cord cutters in 2011). 

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