The New York Jets will continue their 2018 preseason against the Washington Redskins on Thursday night at FedEx Field.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including ESPN.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
Additionally, if you aren’t able to watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
ESPN is included in the “Sling Orange” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
Additionally, if you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on when signing up for your free trial.
The game can also be watched on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.
Jets head coach Todd Bowles refused to state which of his quarterbacks will be starting tonight, but North Jersey.com suggests that Sam Darnold is the most likely candidate. Darnold had 28 reps during team drills in Tuesday’s final practice, placing him above competitors Teddy Bridgewater and Josh McCown.
“[Darnold] studies his playbook and he goes out and tries to execute on the field and he tries to learn, which is great,” Bowles told Yahoo Sports. “You can’t see growth until years pass by, to a degree. I’m not going to measure him day-by-day from a growth standpoint in three weeks.”
Last year, Bowles started Christian Hackenberg in the second preseason game, and replaced him with Bryce Petty halfway through. Its possible that Bridgewater or McCown could play a role similar to that of Petty tonight. Offensively, expect to see Robby Anderson in the mix, as well as wide receivers Jonah Trinnaman and Tre McBride, who both had good moments during training camp and will likely be trying to establish themselves as indispensable to the team.
While Bowles is keeping his starting rotation under wraps, he has been forthright with who is injured and who won’t be playing. Some of the names you shouldn’t expect to see tonight include running back Isaiah Crowell, out with a concussion, Lorenzo Mauldin, out with a leg injury, and Kelvin Beachum, who’s out with a foot injury.
The Redskins are going to be looking to bounce back after a disappointing preseason loss to the New England Patriots. That said, the Redskins will be looking to bench some of their starters tonight, especially after Derrius Guice went down with a torn ACL last week. Guice’s absence was a big blow to the team, and, as the Washington Post suggests, the team will be looking for players to step up and fill roles.