The All-Pro Joey Bosa-less Los Angeles Chargers (0-1) look to avenge a nasty Week 1 loss by visiting the lowly Buffalo Bills (0-1) as Week 2 kicks into high gear on Sunday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on CBS in select areas (coverage map here). If the game is on in your market and you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still 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:
If you have Amazon Prime or start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all CBS content (both live and on-demand) via the CBS Amazon Channel, which also comes with a 7-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
This service is available live in all 32 NFL markets.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including CBS (live in 29 NFL markets). 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 tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t 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).
CBS (live in 28 NFL markets) is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 85 total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. 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 FuboTV website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on phones via the NFL Mobile app.
If the Game is Out of Your Market
SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a live stream of games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. The service is available for people who live in residences that can’t get satellite (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York City. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.
Additionally, most college students may watch out-of-market games via SundayTicket U.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or other streaming device via the NFL Sunday Ticket app, which is free to download on many different devices.
Watch On-Demand: NFL Game Pass
If you’re fine watching games on-demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch them following the conclusion of games for the day.
Once signed up, you can watch games on-demand on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
If You’re Outside the United States & Mexico
If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games live via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
What They Did Last Week:
Chargers lost at home to the Kansas City Chiefs, 38-28.
Bills lost on the road against the Baltimore Ravens, 47-3.
Joey Bosa was first revealed to have been parading around in a walking boot late last week. His presence was sorely missed, as the Chargers were barely able to get a pass rush going against Patrick Mahomes and the rest of the Chiefs’ offense.
Despite a much weaker Kansas City defense than in recent seasons, especially a vulnerable secondary, Los Angeles’ receivers still dropped multiple passes from Philip Rivers and shot themselves in the foot as they disappointed collectively in a 10-point loss.
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn says Bosa (out indefinitely) will miss a “few weeks,” a brutal bowl to a defense that is playoff caliber with him. Not having cornerback Jason Verrett hurts, but the secondary has talent and depth; not having Bosa hurts because there is no individual talent on the roster who comes close to replacing what he brings.
Some good news, though, as right tackle Joseph Barksdale, who left Sunday’s game against the Chiefs with a knee injury, is “week to week.”
The Bills are, objectively, terrible. After ending a 17-year postseason drought last season to abruptly lose a disastrously low-scoring Wild Card playoff game to the Jacksonville Jaguars, it is likely the Bills aren’t headed anywhere this season, except – most likely – the path that leads to the top selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Nathan Peterman was so bad last week his quarterback rating barely registered. LeSean McCoy fared no better as he had no lanes to run through. Buffalo’s skill-position group from there is, arguably, the worst in the NFL. They lack a No. 1 wide receiver, No. 2 wide receiver, although they have a passable tight end in Charles Clay.
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