Cam Newton leads the Carolina Panthers (1-0) into Mercedes-Benz Stadium against Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons (0-1) in a matchup of banged-up NFC South rivals on Sunday.
The game is scheduled to start at 1 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:
Falcons lost on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles, 18-12.
Panthers defeated the Dallas Cowboys at home, 16-8.
The Falcons took massive losses this week to add insult on top of an injury-filled Week 1 loss to the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Devonta Freeman (knee) is out for Sunday’s matchup against the Panthers.
Safety Keanu Neal tore his ACL and will miss the entire 2018 season and won’t be back until the start of 2019. Later in the week, the Falcons announced middle linebacker Deion Jones was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury. Jones will remain out eight weeks, but head coach Dan Quinn says there is a chance Jones returns sometime before the end of the regular season.
Still, the Falcons’ defense was an underrated unit heading into this season, and was filled with some of the league’s best athletes at all three levels. Now, the injury demon, which has haunted this team in the past – specifically, Pro Bowl cornerback Desmond Trufant – have reared its ugly head again.
Ryan, who was atrocious in Philadelphia finishing 21 of 43 for 251 yards and an interception, needs to be better against the Panthers.
The Panthers are dealing with major losses of their own.
On Sunday in the Panthers’ 16-8 victory against the Dallas Cowboys, both tight end Greg Olsen and right tackle Daryl Williams were lost. After Williams nursed an injury all summer, he re-aggravated the injury against the Cowboys and will require surgery, missing at least eight weeks. Olsen broke his foot and is out at least 5-6 weeks. It is likely Olsen returns before the end of the season, but if he has surgery – which he might hold off until the offseason – he could be done for the season.
Devin Funchess and rookie DJ Moore will be expected to step up this week to ease the burden off do-it-all running back Christian McCaffrey.
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