The Green Bay Packers (6-8-1) end a horrific season gone wrong when they host the rebuilding Detroit Lions (5-10) in a classic NFC North matchup at Lambeau Field as the 2018 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 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.
A lot changed for Green Bay this season, including the firing of Mike McCarthy in-season. Up until this year, McCarthy, shockingly, had been the NFL’s second-longest tenured head coach after Bill Belichick.
Green Bay promoted Joe Philbin to the role of interim head coach to finish the season. Philbin, previously the offensive coordinator in Green Bay from 2007-11 before leaving to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2012-15, used his previous familiarity with Aaron Rodgers and experience as an assistant coach and lead man to help the Packers navigate through the remainder of this season.
Philbin told reporters during the week:
“The reality of it is some of these guys may never see each other the rest of their natural lives on Earth because things change in the National Football League, regardless of the win-loss record you had that particular year. So just basically, let’s enjoy the week. And really, they’ll never regret finishing the season strong. I said, ‘Guys, five years from now, you’re not probably going to remember the score of the Jets game. But you’ll remember the feelings you had in the locker room.
“It didn’t matter what the team’s record was. It’s still an awesome opportunity to go out there and compete and play in the National Football League. And to do it for the Green Bay Packers is, it’s about as good as it gets.”
Rumors are circulating that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could be a candidate for the vacancy. McDaniels was a candidate for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching vacancy last offseason before backing out — the Colts eventually hired Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich instead.
Wide receiver Davante Adams, top five in the league in receiving, draws the questionable tag with a knee injury. Randall Cobb (concussion) has been cleared to play.
The Lions have their own star receiver questionable as well. Kenny Golladay, who broke out in his second season despite a team that has struggled to the five-win mark, is questionable for the finale with a chest injury.