The San Francisco 49ers will take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at State Farm Stadium. Both teams will attempt to improve on their rough starts, as they’re currently 1-6 in the NFC West.
The game is scheduled to start at 4:30 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.
San Francisco will head into today’s game with a slew of injuries. Starting wide receiver Pierre Garçon is expected to be out with a knee issue, while center Weston Richburg is listed as questionable following the practice he sat out on Friday. The team have also listed running back Matt Breida and cornerback Richard Sherman as questionable.
All this comes on the heels of the 49ers losing their centerpiece running back, Jerick McKinnon, to a season-ending knee injury, and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who sustained a season-ending knee injury as well. Despite these setbacks, head coach Kyle Shanahan is optimistic, and told NBC Sports the that he plans on anointing team captains soon.
Last year I wanted to do it halfway through, and as we got there, I didn’t think our team was ready to vote on that,” said Shanahan. “There weren’t guys who established themselves. I wanted it to be for the right reason, and not just a popularity vote. I went into this year thinking the same thing. I thought about doing it at the beginning of the year. We had some established guys, but things change.”
Shanahan also spoke on the team’s rocky 1-6 start. ““Losing is tough, and it’s human nature, no matter how hard you work, when you’re not getting the results, people want to blame other people,” he explained. “And I do think we have the right type of guys here, where, yeah, people can feel that way for a second, because I think most humans do. But what can you control?”
Arizona head coach Steve Wilks has also voiced his concern over the team’s struggling offense. “Am I concerned? Majorly,” he told ESPN. “We need to correct it. We need to find ways to get into the end zone and we need to get it corrected soon. We have to find answers. Again, I would tell you execution.”