Two AFC East foes that have their sights set on surprising seasons meet up in Week 1 of the NFL season when the Buffalo Bills travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets on Sunday.
The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET, and if it’s in your market (coverage map), it’ll be televised on CBS. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the Bills vs Jets on your computer, phone, Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, PS4, Smart TV or other device via one of the following streaming services:
If you want to watch in-market CBS games, and you don’t need any other channels, Amazon Prime’s CBS channel is a great option.
If you already 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 seven-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 Bills vs Jets 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 want to watch as much NFL as possible beyond just this game, CBS, Fox, NBC (all live in select markets, including Buffalo and New York) and NFL Network are among the 100-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, while NFL RedZone is included in the Sports Plus add-on.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Bills vs Jets 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.
Another option for watching as much as NFL as possible, Hulu With Live TV comes with 60-plus live TV channels, including CBS, Fox, NBC (all live in select markets, including Buffalo and New York) and ESPN.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Bills vs Jets 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.
Like the Amazon Prime CBS channel, this is a good option if you simply want to watch in-market CBS games. This is ultimately the same as Amazon option, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead.
You can start a free 7-day trial of CBS All-Access right here, and then you can watch a live stream of the Bills vs Jets on your computer via the CBS website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the CBS app.
If the Game is out of Your Market: SundayTicket.TV
SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a live stream of games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. The service isn’t widely available, though, as it’s available for people who live in residences that can’t get satellite TV (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of certain metropolitan areas such as San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York City. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.
Additionally, most college students can get this service via SundayTicket U.
Once signed up, you can watch out-of-market games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or other streaming device via the NFL Sunday Ticket app, which is available on many different devices.
Viewers in Canada can watch every 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 Canada right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Bills vs Jets 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.
Bills vs Jets Preview
Since 2000, the Bills and Jets have combined for exactly one AFC East title, watching the Tom Brady and the New England Patriots rule over the division with an iron fist. Nonetheless, the two squads begin the year with hopes that this year could be different.
The Jets made one of the biggest splashes of the offseason, signing running back Le’Veon Bell to a lucrative free agent contract.
Bell had a high-profile, season-long holdout with the Pittsburgh Steelers a year ago, opting to preserve his body for a long-term deal rather than play out a year on a franchise tag.
Bell sat out the entirety of the preseason and is excited to finally be back on the field.
“I can’t even explain it, bro,” he told the Jets’ team site. “It’s been a long time since I played football. A lot of people are excited to watch me play. Just quadruple that. That’s how excited I am to play.
“Talk about the long wait … I’m ready.”
The Jets will also hope to see some progression out of second year quarterback Sam Darnold. The Jets went 4-9 in his starts and the USC product collected 2,865 yards, 17 TDs and 15 interceptions.
The game will be the first time for Adam Gase, who was hired by the Jets after three seasons with the Dolphins where he went 23-25.
”Great energy level, love it, but we’ve got to maintain that and we have to maintain that when there’s adversity because in the NFL, it’s never going to be smooth sailing,” said Gase. ”Something’s going to come up. We’re going to lose somebody at some point where it’s going to hurt and then the next guy has got to step up and the rest of the guys got to make sure they do their job.”
The Bills went 6-10 last year after a surprising 9-7 in 2017 landed them in the playoffs. There will be eyes on second-year quarterback Josh Allen, who showed some good things last season but needs to improve as a passer.
Last season, Allen passed for 2,074 yards and 10 touchdowns, but also had 12 interceptions. His best — and most surprising — quality was his efficiency running the ball. He collected 631 yards on the ground and eight touchdowns.
”I think there’s a lot to prove with the guys that we’ve got on this team, we’re very hungry,” Allen said. ”We’re not going to talk a lot, we’re not going to be in the media a lot. We want to focus in and play the best football we can and win as many football games as we can.”
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