The Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins get ready to break in new starting quarterbacks when they meet in the desert to open the 2018 regular season on Sunday.
The game is scheduled to start at 4:25 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.
The Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs reached an agreement on a trade in the offseason for Alex Smith; slot cornerback Kyle Fuller and a third-round draft pick went the other way. The front office and Kirk Cousins never reached an agreement on a long-term contract extension, so he left as an unrestricted free agent and signed with the Minnesota Vikings to the tune of $85 million – Cousins has mentioned “contending” was an important part of where he eventually signed, an obvious parting shot at his former organization.
After second-round pick Derrius Guice tore his ACL, the starting running back spot became available. In comes veteran Adrian Peterson to save the day. Peterson was effective briefly during the preseason, and will get a bulk of early-down snaps as Chris Thompson is mixed in for passing-down work.
Arizona went out and did exactly what an organization with no long-term starting quarterback would do: cover all its bases. In Free Agency, general manager Steve Keim signed Sam Bradford – who head coach Steve Wilks confirmed it’s “his [Bradford] job to lose” in July – and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears starter Mike Glennon as the primary veteran backup.
But the real get this offseason was former UCLA standout Josh Rosen, the No. 10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Rosen is clearly the future in Arizona, but concussion issues will likely be an ongoing issue throughout his entire career.
The Cardinals’ offense gets an enormous jolt, as star running back David Johnson, who missed the entire 2017 season with a wrist injury, is back and will provide help to longtime stalwart Larry Fitzgerald. Johnson also reportedly signed a three-year, $39 million contract extension late Saturday, according to ESPN‘s Adam Schefter.
The no. 2 wide receiver spot behind Fitzgerald, however, is totally up for grabs. Second-year pro Chad Williams currently has the edge, but 2018 second-round pick Christian Kirk had a strong training camp and will push for more snaps as the season progress.