The Sam Darnold Era has officially begun for the New York Jets, as they head to the Motor City to take on Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions in the first of two Monday Night Football games to conclude Week 1 of the 2018 regular season.
The game is scheduled to start at 7:10 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 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:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including all the ESPN channels. 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).
ESPN and ESPN 2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Additionally, you can also watch a live stream of the game on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your 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.
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on phones via the NFL Mobile app.
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.
The Jets used the No. 3 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on the USC quarterback, and after signing Teddy Bridgewater and subsequently trading him to the New Orleans Saints just before the season started, decided to roll with the rookie. It is clear, for general manager Mike Maccagnan and company… the future is now in New York.
New York will have most of its roster intact to open its season. The only contributor not in the fold is wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (abdomen), who did not practice this week and is listed as doubtful for Monday night.
After letting Jim Caldwell go, the Lions hired Patricia as the team’s next head coach. The former New England Patriots defensive coordinator had been a popular head coaching candidate in NFL circles for a long time, and the next Belichick disciple to get the opportunity to call the shots on his own.
Detroit’s offense will not undergo any major changes, as offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter is being retained in order to keep up his rapport with starting quarterback Matthew Stafford. The skill-position group was upgraded, though.
To fortify the running back position, the Lions drafted Auburn product Kerryon Johnson, who is expected to get the bulk of all touches. For short yardage and goal line duties, two-time Super Bowl champion LeGarrette Blount was added.
In addition to the promise of Johnson, there is tremendous hype surrounding second-year wide receiver Kenny Golladay. Golladay only played 11 games as a rookie, but the 6-foot-4 Northern Illinois product will have the opportunity to play off of Marvin Jones Jr. and Golden Tate. Golladay’s frame makes him an ideal fit outside in main sets, sliding Tate to the slot, where he can wreak havoc in the middle of the field along with pass-catching specialist Theo Riddick.