The Miami Dolphins (7-8) and Buffalo Bills (5-10) have some serious questions surrounding each other as they head into the offseason, but for now the two AFC East rivals will meet at Orchard Park as the 2018 NFL regular season concludes with Week 17 action on Sunday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on CBS 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:
If you have Amazon Prime or start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all CBS content (both live and on-demand) via the CBS Amazon Channel, which also comes with a 7-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
This service is available live in all 32 NFL markets.
CBS (live in 28 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 CBS (live in 29 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).
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 Dolphins disappointingly had their postseason hopes wiped away last week thanks to a 17-7 home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Miami will avoid a better-than-.500 finish for the second straight season (6-10 in 2017).
Reports surfaced over the weekend that head coach Adam Gase could be in jeopardy of being fired by owner Steven Ross. 23-24 as he wraps up his third season, reports have linked Gase to other potential jobs, including the Cleveland Browns head coaching job or potentially the Detroit Lions offensive coordinator job if the organization doesn’t bring back Jim Bob Cooter next season.
Buffalo overachieved this season thanks to head coach Sean McDermott and the better-than-average play of their promising rookie quarterback, 2017 No. 8 overall pick Josh Allen. Allen has shown flashes, but needs another season with better weapons before anybody can properly assess if he is the team’s long-awaited quarterback of the future.
Running back LeSean McCoy has been a massive disappointment this season. There are many reasons for that (lack of offensive line talent, injuries, and off-the-field issues), but McDermott would still like McCoy in the fold for next season. On the first snap of the game last week against the New England Patriots, McCoy was benched for disciplinary reasons, as he and the head coach sorted that out.
“Yeah, that’s between LeSean and myself and I appreciate him being accountable. We’ve moved on and that’s where we’re headed. That happens from time to time. Nobody’s perfect.”
While Gase can’t say the same, it seems as if McDermott’s job in Buffalo is safe — for now. Last season’s surprising playoff berth coupled with a team clearly rebuilding has earned McDermott some extra time, and he has made the most of it by overachieving this season despite entering the season with one of the league’s worst rosters. One of his biggest successes has been 2017 second-round pick Tre’Davious White, who has blossomed into one of the NFL’s better cover cornerbacks.