The NFL preseason slate continues this week as the Cleveland Browns hit the road to take on the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday in the second full week of exhibition action.
The game starts at 4 p.m. ET. For in-market viewers, it will be televised on various local channels (ABC in Cleveland, Fox in Indianapolis). For out-of-market viewers, it will be on NFL Network. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following 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 include ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS and MyTV (all live in select markets; view channels in your area), while NFL Network is in the upper three bundles.
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Browns vs Colts 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.
If you can’t watch live, PS 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 Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS & CW (all live in select markets; view channels in your area). NFL Network is not included, so this is an option for in-market viewers only.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Browns vs Colts 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.
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.
NBC, CBS, Fox, CW (all live in select markets; view channels in your area) and NFL Network are among the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports. ABC isn’t available on FuboTV, so those in Cleveland will want to use a different option.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Browns vs Colts on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
If the game is on CBS in your area (as it is in Columbus, Toledo and Dayton), Amazon Prime’s CBS channel is a great option.
If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand CBS content via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which 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 Browns vs Colts on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
If You’re in Canada: DAZN
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 Browns vs Colts 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.
Browns vs Colts 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.
The Browns could be the most exciting teams in the league, but will likely be without one of their most exciting players against the Colts. Star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. — who the team acquired in a blockbuster trade with the New York Giants in the offseason — likely won’t suit up after it was revealed this week that he’s dealing with a hip injury.
Beckham is not worried about the injury affecting the chemistry he’s trying to gain with his new quarterback, Baker Mayfield.
“We talk every day,” Beckham told reporters after Thursday’s practice. “We talk football. We talk about just the little ins and outs of football. Even when I’m watching him make other throws, I’m still coming to ask him what is it that you’re seeing.
“So it’s not something I’m worried about. It’s two competitive, fiery people, just the way that he is, I don’t want to let him down. So I’m going to do everything in my power to be exactly where I need to be when I need to be there, and as I’ve seen already, he’s going to deliver that ball.”
The Colts will also be without one of their stars, as Andrew Luck has made his way into the headlines thanks to a calf strain, with which he originally was diagnosed in March, developing into a pain in the “high anklish” area of his left leg.
There have been reports that Luck could miss extended time because of the injury and Indy reportedly wants to make a decision on who the starting quarterback for Week 1 by the end of the third preseason game.
“You have to be able to make a call and move from there,” Reich told reporters, per 1070TheFan’s Kevin Bowen, “whether we’re full speed with Andrew after that third preseason game or if at that point we are going with Jacoby (Brissett).”
The NFL season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 5, as NFC North Rivals Green Bay and Chicago face off.
The Browns open the season against the Tennessee Titans at home on Sept. 8, while the Colts travel to face the L.A. Chargers the same day.