The New Orleans Saints (9-1) look to keep up their scorching pace when they host the Atlanta Falcons (4-6) in a matchup of high-scoring NFC South rivals in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to conclude Thanksgiving Day as Week 12 action begins on Thursday.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on NBC. If 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:
NBC (live in 31 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 NBC (live in 31 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).
NBC (live in 12 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.
NBC Sports Live
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the NBC Sports Live website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the NBC Sports 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 NBC Sports 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.
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 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.
Since losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Opening Weekend, the Saints have amassed nine wins in a row, and are one of only three teams in the NFL this season to reach that mark as of now — Los Angeles Rams (10-1) and Kansas City Chiefs (9-2). Even more impressive, New Orleans owns a home victory against Los Angeles.
On September 23, the Saints and Falcons dueled into overtime at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. It was Drew Brees who played hero, throwing for almost 400 yards (396) with five total touchdowns (three passing), scoring the game-winning rushing touchdown with 2:55 remaining in the extra frame to effectively dig the Falcons’ early-season hole even deeper.
Brees owns a 25-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio this season. On most lists, he has now probably surpassed Patrick Mahomes as front-runner for the Most Valuable Player award.
The familiarity of the divisional opponent is helping head coach Sean Payton prepare the Saints’ plan of attack sooner.
“Usually these Thursday games are division games, but it helps when you played them already and you don’t have a lot of time and you’re kind of really having to cover what you do in a normal week in two days.”
The Falcons have been dealt some tough losses this season — at home against the Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys come to mind — but they are still not mathematically eliminated from playoff contention yet. It is a must-win game for Atlanta.
Middle linebacker Deion Jones, activated off injured reserve last week, will miss this game with a foot injury. Jones is looking more likely for next week at home against the Baltimore Ravens.
After not scoring in the team’s first seven games, wide receiver Julio Jones has reached the endzone in each of the past three. Teammate Calvin Ridley (thigh) was removed from the injury report and is set to play on Thursday.