Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (9-6) prepare to host Josh Rosen and the Arizona Cardinals (3-12) in a battle of NFC West squads at CenturyLink Field as the 2018 NFL regular season concludes with Week 17 action on Sunday afternoon.
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.
Last week, Wilson and company clinched a playoff berth with a 38-31 home win against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in one of the most entertaining games this season. In recent weeks, the defense has turned back the clock and gone back to “Legion of Boom” levels, but it was Wilson’s playmaking ability and touch throws that led Seattle back into the playoffs on Sunday Night Football.
Wilson has had some help this season. Primarily in the form of Chris Carson, who has looked as impressive as a second-year, seventh-round pick could look. Carson ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns against Kansas City, and now has 1,029 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in total for the Seahawks this season. A commitment to a balanced attack and strong running game has Seattle playing at a level similar to when head coach Pete Carroll had his teams competing for Super Bowl appearances just a few short years ago.
With a win, Seattle clinches the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs and would travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Wild Card Weekend. That is enough motivation for his players. Carroll told reporters on Wednesday:
“We certainly want to finish this thing right. We’d love to finish up this December and do a good job putting together some more good games here and this is an important one, leading into everything that comes up. It’s a huge opportunity for us to play good and to work well and continue to force the fundamentals to get better.”
The Seahawks will have wide receiver Doug Baldwin. Baldwin, who missed time earlier this season, is cleared to play despite showing up on the injury report with a shoulder injury.
If the Cardinals have one thing going for them, the Seahawks haven’t defeated them in Seattle since 2014. An odd stat indeed for a team — the Seahawks — who are usually one of the league’s best at defending their home turf. Rosen will look to replicate his first NFL start earlier this season against Seattle, when he threw for 180 yards and a touchdown and almost pushed Arizona to a victory — the Cardinals ultimately ended up losing to the Seahawks 20-17 in Week 4.
And for all the talk about Rosen and the future, one might ponder if this will be Larry Fitzgerald’s last game as a pro. Last year, there were doubts if Fitzgerald would start returning each season. Those doubts will come creeping again at some point in the offseason.