Both the Houston Texans (2-2) and Atlanta Falcons (2-2) are seeking to put some disappointing losses behind them as they meet up on Sunday at NRG Stadium.
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 Fox. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the Falcons vs Texans on your computer, phone, Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, PS4, Smart TV or other device via one of the following streaming services:
Fox (live in select markets, including Atlanta and Houston) is one of 100-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle. Plus, if you’re looking to watch more NFL beyond this game, FuboTV is a great option, as CBS, NBC and NFL Network are also included, while NFL RedZone is available 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 Falcons vs Texans 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.
Hulu With Live TV comes with 60-plus live TV channels, including Fox (live select markets, including Atlanta and Houston). It also has CBS, NBC and ESPN, making it the cheapest streaming service to have every channel that will have Falcons and Texans games this season.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Falcons vs Texans 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 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 Falcons vs Texans 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.
Falcons vs Texans Preview
The hot seat is starting to get scorching for Falcons coach Dan Quinn as the losses pile up for his underachieving Falcons. Despite having former MVP Matt Ryan at quarterback, All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones and explosive running back Devonta Freeman, Atlanta has failed to find any consistency on offense. The 10 points the team put up last week in a loss to the Titans was a season low, and on the defensive side of the ball, Tennessee QB Marcus Mariota carved the Falcons up for 227 yards and a trio of touchdowns.
Now, Atlanta gets to face Deshaun Watson, who has alternated great performances with very average ones — which has kind of been a theme for the Texans season. He’s thrown for 938 yards, 6 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Despite that, Watson has the full attention of Quinn and the Falcons.
“This is one tough competitor. That part, besides all of the unique stuff that he brings, his toughness, it’s so evident to see, and I’m sure that provides a lot of energy for the team and certainly for the offense. He can be in the pocket, and if there is a protection that moves or a rusher that gets to him, he’s ready to fight and go after it and shake the guy off and keep moving and playing. That would be one thing I would say that I was very impressed with, and then past that, his ability to create. There could be a second play, which he gets outside the pocket, he’s able to rip it, he can hurt you with his legs, so I would say the toughness and then I’d call it a little bit of ingenuity, where he can create players on the run.”
Atlanta ranks second-to-last in the NFL when it comes to turnover differential (-5), with Ryan having already tossed six interceptions — just one less than he did all of last season. The Texans also have a nose for the football, with eight forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.
“We got three last game, and we want to continue to get those,” Texans All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt said. “The more that we can get — whether it’s putting up points, whether it’s giving the ball back to our offense so they can put up points, however we can help contribute to win the game — that’s our goal.”
The game also marks the first return for the Falcons to Houston since they loss Super Bowl LI to the Patriots, allowing the largest comeback in Super Bowl history.
“I would say if it was February, and we were playing New England, that would be an interesting story,” he said. “For me, right now, we’re going back to a building and going to try and get our football right. Fair question to ask, but for us it is only about right now. Whether it’s past, or anything different, it’s just about this team attacking right now.”
Houston is listed as a 4-point favorite for the game.
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