NFL 2021: How to watch 49ers vs. Rams, Chargers vs. Raiders and Week 18 without cable

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The NFL regular season has reached its final week, but that doesn’t mean meaningful football won’t be played on Sundays. Playoff and draft seeding is on the line today, with some more interesting matchups including the NFC West showdown between the 49ers and the Rams – with the 49ers needing to win or the Saints losing to earn a playoff spot – at 4:25 on Fox. a.m. ET (1:25 a.m. PT).

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The Sunday Night Football game is the other “win-and-you-in” game with the winner of a Chargers and Raiders matchup. securing a playoff berth and the loser’s chances of going home (Depending on if the Colts lose to the Jaguars, a tie could send both teams as well). The contest airs on NBC at 8:20 p.m. ET (5:20 p.m. PT). Full breakdown of playoff pictures and seeding scenarios can be found on espn,

Here’s how to watch the rest of the NFL season without cable, along with today’s action.


The Los Angeles Chargers and quarterback Justin Herbert need a win on Sunday to make the playoffs.

How to Stream NFL Games

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Major streaming providers like YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, FuboTV and DirecTV Streams offer almost all the major channels you’ll need for football. This includes CBS, NBC and Fox, as well as ESPN, which is essential for Monday Night Football.

Sling TV offers NBC and Fox in some markets with its Blue package, but it lacks CBS. It is also worth noting that to get ESPN you will need to either switch to its Orange package or go for its Blue and Orange bundle.

Those who are fine with watching on a phone or tablet, meanwhile, can also use the Yahoo Sports app to stream sports that air free on your local stations or that air in primetime. games that are Streaming in your area can be found here,

What about RedZone and NFL Network?

All of the above services, with the exception of DirecTV streams, offer the option to receive RedZone and NFL Network. RedZone will usually require you to spend another $10 or $11 per month as an add-on.

If RedZone is all you care about, the cheapest option is to get Sling TV Blue for $35 per month and add the Sports Extra add-on for $11 per month. It gives you all the football channels with the exception of ESPN and CBS.

Which channel is NFL Network?

If you have cable or satellite, here’s where you can find NFL Network on some of the bigger providers. Note: The exact channel numbers may change depending on your region, so refer to your channel guide for best results.

  • DirecTV: Channel 212
  • Dish Network: Channel 154
  • Verizon Fios: Channel 588
  • Comcast Xfinity: Channel 180
  • Charter/Spectrum: Channel 310
  • Altice/Optimal: Channel 219

What about Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus offers live CBS feeds with its premium tier for $10 per month. Depending on where you live, your local CBS station (and those NFL games) may not be available. CBS provides livestreaming services in several markets; You can check if CBS has live streaming in your area Here,

What about peacock?

All of NBC’s regular-season NFL games will be available to stream on its Peacock streaming service, as long as you pay for one of its premium subscriptions.

There are two tiers of these, a $5-a-month Premium option that contains ads (when viewing non-live content) and a $10-per-month Premium Plus option that will stream non-live content ad-free (and lets you download some content to watch offline).

How about Amazon?

Most Thursday Night Football games have been broadcast on Fox, NFL Network, and Amazon Prime Video. With Thursday’s games now complete, the last remaining Amazon Prime game will be January 10th’s wild card playoff game.

Here are our recommendations for Best Ways to Watch NFL Without Cable throughout the season.

All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials (except Peacock, which only has a free tier that doesn’t stream live NFL games), requires you to cancel at any time, and a solid Internet connection. is required. Looking for more information? check out our Live-TV Streaming Services Guide,

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