We had planned to start this week’s column talking about the Vikings and their five-game win streak after getting off to a 1-4 record. We were going to talk how this might be the week they claim the top spot in the NFC North from the Detroit Lions—all without quarterback Kirk Cousins, who was lost earlier this season.
Then we remembered: For a huge swath of viewers, this week is about the Taylor Bowl and little else.
The Eagles play the Chiefs Monday night and that could be one of the most watched games of the 2023-2024 season as the parents of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce meet for the first time. And the singer may or may not make it up there in time after a Sunday concert in Brazil.
Yeah, die-hard football fans might roll their eyes, but that relationship has made the NFL red hot this season—and there have been some great games to come from it as players seemingly put forth extra effort for the crowds.
Here’s a look at how to watch this week’s games. The good news? No overseas games this week, so feel free to sleep in.
Which NFL teams are playing this week? And what channels are airing the games?
Here’s who’s playing where and when. (The home team is listed second.)
Sunday, Nov. 19
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox
Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox
Arizona Cardinals vs. Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Dallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox
New York Giants vs. Washington Commanders, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. ET on Fox
New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS
Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS
Minnesota Vikings vs. Denver Broncos, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC
Monday, Nov. 20
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN and ABC
How can I watch NFL games for free—even if I am out of market?
Every NFL game this week can be watched without a cable subscription. The best way to do so for free on a big screen is with a good HD antenna. To ensure you’re getting the most reliable signal, be sure to test the antenna in multiple locations in your home.
Can I stream NFL games live online if I don’t have a cable subscription?
Indeed you can. Try one of these options…
NBC’s streaming service will give you access to several games, including tonight’s contest and all upcoming Sunday night matchups. You can get a seven-day free trial, followed by a $6 or $12 monthly charge. (The free version of Peacock does not include live sports.)
Disney’s bundle of Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ no longer has a free trial, so you’ll have to pay $15 per month for all three combined (or $25 per month for no ads on Hulu).
Including Live TV in the bundle bumps the price to $77 per month ($90 with no ads).
Hulu with Live TV
The free trial on this service is no longer offered, as well. It will now cost you $77 per month.
After up to a two-week trial, you can expect monthly charges of $73. YouTube is also now the home of Sunday Ticket. Prices on that service initially ranged from $300 to $439 for the season, with the current discounts. YouTube, however, recently kicked off a mid-season special, dropping the price for the rest of the year to $174.
Dish Network’s Sling lower-tiered “Orange” plan will run you $40 per month. Adding the more comprehensive “Blue” plan bumps the cost to $55 per month. The seven-day free trial has disappeared, but the cord-cutting service is offering 50% off of the first month’s bill.
Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TVNow and AT&T TV, this oft-renamed streaming service will run you $75 per month and up after the free trial option.
This sports-focused cord-cutting service carries broadcast networks in most markets. There’s a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly charges of $75 and up, depending on the channels you choose.
Can I watch the NFL games on Amazon?
Not today. Amazon is the home of Thursday Night Football, but doesn’t carry other games. Next Thursday, however, Thanksgiving, so the networks will air all of the games. Amazon will carry a game on Black Friday, when the Miami Dolphins take on the New York Jets on Nov. 24.
Does the NFL offer any viewing packages to watch the games I want?
The NFL App will let you stream games that are being broadcast locally in your market on Sundays. If you want to watch an “out of market” game, you’ve got two choices.
Watch live local and out of market games and (with the premium subscription) replays. There’s a seven-day free trial, after which you’re looking at a charge of $6.99 per month (including NFL Network). ($14.99 per month for premium, which includes NFL Network and RedZone.)
NFL Sunday Ticket
As mentioned above, YouTube has taken over broadcast duties for this channel, replacing DirecTV. With the current offered discounts, prices on the service (and the optional NFL Red Zone) currently range from $300 to $439 for the season.