Kickoff to the NFL season is right around the corner and teams have just a few more opportunities for a tune-up as the preseason winds down. In what is expected to be a “dress rehearsal” for the season, the Arizona Cardinals will hit the road to take on the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday.
The game starts at 1 p.m. ET. For in-market viewers, it will be televised on various local channels (NBC in Phoenix and Fox in Minneapolis). 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:
NBC, Fox, CBS, 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.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Vikings vs Cardinals 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.
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages. All include Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC 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 Vikings 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.
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 NBC, Fox, CBS, ABC and 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 Vikings 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.
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.
If the game is on CBS in your area (as it is in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines), and you don’t need any other channels, 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 Vikings vs Cardinals 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 Vikings 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.
Vikings vs. Cardinals Preview
The NFL preseason is just getting interesting as most teams are starting to get more serious as the season rapidly approaches. Starters typically see the most time in the third game of the preseason and the game is often referred to as a “dress rehearsal” for the regular season. But teams still try to find a balance between staying sharp for the season and avoiding injuries, but it’s easier said than done.
The Vikings held off the Seahawks 25-19 in team’s nearly annual preseason meet up last week. The win moved Minnesota to 2-0 in the preseason, having knocked off the Saints in their opener, 34-25.
Head coach Mike Zimmer recently broke down how he’s thinking about roster cuts, which are quickly approaching. He’s hoping the final two games clear up some of the questions.
“Let’s say you want to keep 10 defensive linemen, but you’ve only got nine that can play, so you’re going to take that extra spot and you’re going to put it at maybe the receiver spot or the tight end spot, quarterback or whatever it is. So that’s kind of how it all varies. You kind of go in thinking, ‘We’re going to have this many [running] backs, this many tight ends,’ but if we don’t think that they’re good enough to be on the team, then we don’t worry about it. Or maybe we want to keep nine defensive linemen, but we think we have ten really good ones, then we’re going to keep them.”
The Arizona Cardinals are coming off a major dud against the Oakland Raiders in a game where No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray looked terrible, for lack of a better word.
Murray was 3 of 8 passing for 12 yards against the Raiders and spent most of his time in the game running for his life. The Cardinals were down 26-0 midway through the second quarter.
”I know there will be a couple of wrinkles,” Murray said. ”We won’t be running the same five plays we have been.”
The NFL season revs up with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers clashing at Soldier Field on Sept. 5.
The Cardinals kick off their season against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 8 at home, while the Vikings host the Falcons the same day.
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