Second-year head coach Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers (0-1) head back to the West Coast for Week 2 as they host the Detroit Lions (0-1) on Sunday.
The game is scheduled to start at 4:05 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox 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:
Fox (live in all 32 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.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including Fox (live in all 32 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).
Fox (live in 17 NFL markets) is included in the “Sling Blue” 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.
Fox Sports Go
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Fox Sports Go website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the Fox Sports Go 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 FuboTV, Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the Fox 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.
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:
Lions were manhandled by the New York Jets at home, 48-17.
49ers fell short against the Minnesota Vikings on the road, 24-16.
Jimmy Garoppolo, after winning his first seven career starts, finally lost last week in Minneapolis. The Vikings’ defense picked up where it left off last season, intercepting Garoppolo three times and holding off the 49ers for an eight-point victory.
On offense, San Francisco doesn’t have much to work with. Losing offseason acquisition Jerick McKinnon to a torn ACL was a much bigger blow than most realized, and Matt Breida and Alfred Morris, while capable of handling few carries, aren’t lead back types.
Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, who missed Week 1 with a quad injury, did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 2. The 27-year old Goodwin was on a lot of radars this offseason as a potential breakout candidate, but so far, his season has been a total nightmare.
Speaking of nightmares, the Lions’ Week 1 performance at home against the Jets fit the bill.
A 31-point blowout at home in Matt Patricia’s first game as head coach in exactly the way it was supposed to go in Detroit. In fact, there are reports that say the players have not taken too fondly to Patricia’s style and the implementing of practices similar to how hill his old boss Bill Belichick runs things in New England.
Matthew Stafford very rarely looks putrid, but he was God awful in the loss. 286 yards and a touchdown couldn’t hide the four interceptions he threw – backup Matt Cassel played a series, and threw an interception of his own, bringing New York’s total in the game to five.
The bright spot Monday was second-year wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who hurled in seven receptions for 114 yards against the Jets’ secondary without safety Marcus Maye. Golladay, like Goodwin, was on many radars this offseason after being limited with injures in 2017. Health permitted, he seems like a safe bet to blossom next to Marvin Jones and Golden Tate, and he has the ability to become Stafford’s No. 1 target moving forward.