Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts (9-6) travel to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans (9-6) with the final playoff spot in the AFC on the line as the 2018 regular season concludes with Sunday Night Football.
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.
For each team, it is a simple scenario. Win ad you’re in as the AFC’s No. 6 seed, with a date against the Houston Texans on Wild Card Weekend.
Indianapolis started the season 1-5. As the season progressed, Luck remained healthy, the offensive line came together and gave Luck his best pass protection, arguably, since he was drafted. The result: the Colts have gone 8-1 over their past nine games, and have set up a scenario where they can make the playoffs for the first time in three seasons in Week 17.
First-year head coach Frank Reich has also played a great deal in Luck’s bounce-back season. An offensive predicated on getting the football out quickly following quick reads — concepts he brought over from Doug Pederson and the Philadelphia Eagles — have worked. Reich told reporters during the week:
“One of the things I mentioned to the team today is, I said, ‘Hey, guys, this is a playoff game. We’ve been in that mode since we were 1-5, so that’s to our advantage. We’ve been playing this kind of football. We’ve been having this kind of mentality, we were forced into it. That was the bad thing, but the good that comes out of it is we had to embrace that mindset and take hold of that mindset.”
The Titans will need to go to war without Marcus Mariota, who is inactive for Sunday night.
Mariota has dealt with injuries all season, which have impeded his ability to throw the football. Blaine Gabbert, who started earlier this season, will get called upon for Mike Vrabel and Tennessee.
The Colts will need to contain Derrick Henry and keep the second-year running back in check if they want to slow down the Titans offense. Henry has 492 rushing yards over the past three weeks, 370 of which have come at home.
Tennessee is 3-0 in those three Henry games. The Titans are 6-1 at home this season, while the Colts are just 3-4 on the road.