The NFL preseason slate continues this week as the New York Jets hit the road to take on the Atlanta Falcons in the second full week of exhibition action.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET. Here’s a rundown of how to watch the Jets vs Falcons online without cable, with the live streaming options being dependent on where you reside:
If The Game is in Your Market
First, you’ll want to know what channel the game is on. It’s on CBS in New York and CW in Atlanta, and it will be on either ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW or MyTV in other cities.
Then, if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of one, some or all of these channels (in select markets) on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV or other streaming device via one of the following live-TV streaming services:
If the game is on CBS in your area (as it is in New York and Savannah), 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 Jets vs Falcons 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.
Fox, CBS, NBC and CW (all live in select markets; view channels in your area) 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 Jets vs Falcons 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.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS & CW (all live in select markets; view channels in your area).
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Jets vs Falcons 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.
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC and MyTV (all live in select markets; view channels in your area). The CW is not included, so fans in Atlanta will want to use a different option.
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Jets vs Falcons 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.
If The Game is Out of Your Market
You can watch every out-of-market preseason NFL game online via NFL Game Pass, which costs $99.99 for the season (or you can pay four installments of $29.99).
You can start a free trial of NFL Game Pass right here, and then if the game is outside of your market, you can watch the Jets vs Falcons on your computer via the Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL 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 Jets vs Falcons 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.
Jets vs Falcons 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 preseason tilt is the third of the season for the Falcons, with the team having played against the Broncos in the Hall of Fame game. The Broncos won the plodding preseason tilt 14-10, scoring a late touchdown to record the victory.
Atlanta fell to 0-2 with a loss against the Dolphins 34-27 last week. Veteran 38-year-old QB Matt Schaub led the Falcons’ passing attack, collecting 172 yards on an efficient 12-of-19 passing. He didn’t find the end zone, but looked a lot better than he did against the Broncos.
“I love what I’m doing,” said Schaub, who led the league in passing once upon a time in 2009. “The team believes I can do it. I believe I can still do it. That’s why I’m here. I still love playing this game. I love being around the guys in the locker room and going out and cutting it loose on game day.”
Fifth-round running back Qadree Ollison generated the best game on the ground for Atlanta, notching 41 yards and a touchdown in the contest agains the Dolphins.
None of the Falcons stars have played this season, with Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman opting for spots on the sideline. It’s unclear if the trio will be on the field against the Jets.
The Jets lost their preseason opener to the Giants 31-22. In his limited time on the field, quarterback Sam Darnold was impressive, going 4-of-5 for 68 yards and a touchdown to newcomer Jamison Crowder.
The Jets made one of the biggest splashes of the offseason by signing former Steelers’ All-Pro Le’Veon Bell to a massive deal. However, his reps have been limited to training camp practice so far.
“I want to do whatever Coach Gase wants me to do,’’ Bell said of his limited preseason work so far. “We just take it day-to-day, week-to-week. Each day in practice they’ve been upping my reps. I do a lot of conditioning and running. They’re getting me prepared for game settings.’’
The NFL season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 5 as NFC North Rivals Green Bay and Chicago face off.
The Falcons open the season against the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 8, while the Jets host the Buffalo Bills the same day.
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