The Houston Roughnecks will host the Los Angeles Wildcats at TDECU Stadium in their first game in the XFL’s 2020 relaunch.
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The game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. ET and will be televised on Fox. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Fox (live in select markets) is one of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of LA vs Houston 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 will allow you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
Fox (live in select markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies.
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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.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include Fox (live in select markets). The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of LA vs Houston on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package comes with 47 channels, including Fox (live in select markets). It costs $20 for the first month ($30 per month after that), which makes Sling the cheapest streaming service with Fox if you plan on keeping it long term:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch LA vs Houston live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
LA Wildcats vs Houston Roughnecks Preview
Head coach and GM of the Wildcats, Winston Moss, who most recently served as an assistant head coach and linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers from (2007-2018), has strong feelings about the XFL’s return. “The reason they’re out here (the players), the reason the coaches are out here, is because we love doing what we do,” Moss said this week.
Jalan McClendon will get the start at quarterback for the Wildcats. McClendon played quarterback for North Carolina State from 2016-17 before transferring to Purdue, where he played in nine games and started one. McClendon was a solid runner in college, so look for some dual-threat action coming from him.
As for the Roughnecks, they will feature P.J. Walker under center. Walker has only played college ball, playing quarterback at Temple from 2013-16, but he played well in his time there. He threw for more than 10,000 yards and 70 touchdowns in college before spending some time on the Indianapolis Colts practice squad.
A few other players to watch: Roughnecks running back Andre Williams, who played in the NFL from 2014-2017, could be an x-factor on offense for Houston, and Wildcats linebacker Tre’ Williams, who had a standout career on defense at Auburn from 2014-17.
Some differences between the XFL and the National Football League? For starters, the extra point has been eliminated. After a touchdown, teams can elect to go for one, two, or three points. The XFL will also require receivers to have just one foot in bounds a-la college football. There is also the double forward pass, a rule that stipulates that if one pass has been thrown behind the line of scrimmage, another pass can be thrown in addition to the first.
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