The NFL preseason slate continues this week as the Oakland Raiders hit the road to take on the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium in the second full week of exhibition action.
The game starts at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, or connected-to-TV streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages: All four include ESPN.
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Raiders vs Cardinals on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your PlayStation Vue credentials.
If you can’t watch live, PlayStation Vue comes with cloud DVR.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including ESPN.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Raiders vs Cardinals on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your Hulu credentials.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
ESPN Digital Platforms
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the Raiders vs Cardinals on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet, or streaming device via the ESPN app.
You’ll need to sign 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 PlayStation Vue or Hulu credentials to sign in and watch the game on ESPN’s platforms.
Viewers in Canada can watch every preseason, regular season and postseason NFL game live online via DAZN, a digital streaming service that also includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, Premier League soccer, Champions League soccer, boxing and other live sports for $20 per month or $150 per year.
You can sign up for a free one-month trial of DAZN right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Raiders vs Cardinals and every other NFL game on your computer via DAZN.com, or on your phone, tablet, smart TV, Roku, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the DAZN app.
Raiders vs. Cardinals Preview
The NFL preseason is hitting the halfway mark for most teams and things are starting to get more serious as the season approaches. Starters typically see more time in the second game of the preseason, usually maxing out their reps in the third game. Teams try to find a balance between staying sharp for the season and avoiding injuries.
There has been no shortage of storylines during the Raiders offseason, with most of the drama being linked to new star wide receiver Antonio Brown. Oakland made the blockbuster move to acquire Brown from the Steelers in the offseason.
Brown has been dealing with frostbitten feet and hasn’t been able to participate in the majority of training camp. This week there were also reports that Brown was considering retirement over an issue with the new, league-mandated helmets. However, the pass-catcher put an end to that storyline on Monday after an arbitrator denied his grievance.
“While I disagree with the arbitrator’s decision, I’m working on getting back to full health and looking forward to rejoining my teammates on the field,” Brown wrote on Twitter. “I’m excited about this season appreciate all the concerns about my feet!”
The Raiders won their preseason opener against the Rams 14-3. Mike Glennon amassed 200 yards on 17-of-25 passing, but threw a pair of interceptions. Nathan Peterman played in the second half and will challenge for the backup spot to Derek Carr. He provided the highlight with a rumbling 50-yard run that set Twitter ablaze.
“He can run,” Oakland coach Jon Gruden said. “As he continues to gain command of the offense he’s going to be an interesting guy to watch.”
The Cardinals are preparing for their first season under head coach Kliff Kingsbury and with No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray at quarterback.
Murray was impressive in his short debut, going 6-of-7 for 44 yards. Kingsbury was happy with what he saw.
“I’ve been around some pretty good ones and he’s up there when you are talking touch and accuracy and consistently throw a tight spiral,” Kingsbury said. “If he doesn’t throw a spiral I look at him and are like, ‘you good?’ ”
The 100th NFL season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 5 as NFC North Rivals Green Bay and Chicago face off.
The Raiders open the season against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 8, while the Cardinals host the Detroit Lions the same day.
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