Many believed the New England Patriots (2-2) were in trouble following a Week 3 road loss on Sunday night to the Detroit Lions. That was greatly exaggerated, as the Patriots bounced back in a big way last week to knock off the Miami Dolphins from the ranks of the unbeaten and cut their AFC East lead in half.
Tom Brady and the Patriots host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts (1-3) at Gillette Stadium on Thursday Night Football.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox, NFL Network and Amazon Prime. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following streaming services:
If you have Amazon Prime or you want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch a live stream of the game for free on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
Both Fox (live in all 32 NFL markets) and NFL Network are 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 phone, 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 phone, 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).
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of prime-time games, such as Thursday Night Football, can be watched on your phone via the NFL Mobile app.
Watch On-Demand: NFL Game Pass
If you’re fine watching the game 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 phone, 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 Patriots get more good news. Wide receiver Julian Edelman — who was suspended the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs — is reportedly back against the Colts. This is good news for Tom Brady. In addition to getting Josh Gordon up to speed, New England has another weapon, one of Brady’s favorites, to utilize again.
Bill Belichick and company didn’t need to use Edelman on Sunday against the Dolphins. The Patriots killed the Dolphins by using running backs Sony Michel (their 2018 first-round pick) and pass-catching specialist James White in a tandem. With the additions of Edelman and Gordon, this will open up things in the middle for All-Pro Rob Gronkowski, who has been notoriously quiet to start the season.
For the Colts, it has been heartbreak after heartbreak this season.
Week 1: Jack Doyle fumble late in the fourth quarter, which was returned for a touchdown, in a 34-23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Week 3: Failed fourth-down attempt with the chance to score the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter sealed a 20-16 home win for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Week 4: Comeback at home against the Houston Texans, which was all for naught after a failed fourth-down attempt in overtime gave the Texans a short field, allowing them to kick the game-winning field goal and win 37-34.
The common theme here is the Colts are bad when it matters. A lot of that has to do with key injuries basically everywhere. Wide receiver T.Y Hilton (hamstring), running back Marlon Mack (hamstring), and right tackle Joe Haeg (ankle; injured reserve) are all out, and left tackle Anthony Castonzo has been nursing a hamstring injury.
Indianapolis won in Week 2 on the road against the Washington Redskins, holding Adrian Peterson in check and the rest of the team to just nine points. It has been a frustrating and inconsistent season for first-year head coach Frank Reich and the rest of his team. It has the opportunity to really get away with a loss Thursday in Foxboro.