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How to Watch Patriots vs Vikings Game Live Online for Free

Justin Jefferson

Getty Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings host the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving night.

The new England Patriots (6-4) head to U.S. Bank Stadium to take on the Minnesota Vikings (8-2) on Thanksgiving night.

The game (8:20 p.m. ET start time) will be televised nationally on NBC, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream on FuboTV or DirecTV Stream, which both include NBC in the most markets and come with a free trial.

Those are the two best live stream options if you’re cutting cable, but there are also some other alternatives, so here’s a full guide on the different ways to watch the Patriots vs Vikings streaming live online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of NBC and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Patriots vs Vikings live on the FuboTV app or FuboTV website.

Compatible devices for the FuboTV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the NBC Sports app or NBCSports.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Fubo credentials to do that.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” NBC is included in every one, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch the Patriots vs Vikings live on the DirecTV Stream app or DirecTV Stream website.

Compatible devices for the DirecTV Stream app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the NBC Sports app or NBCSports.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your DirecTV Stream credentials to do that.


Peacock TV

If you’ve used up all your free trials for other streaming services, this is the cheapest way to watch a live stream of the game, since you can watch all NFL on NBC games via Peacock Premium, which is currently offering a Black Friday deal of $0.99 per month for 12 months:

Get Peacock TV

Once signed up for Peacock, you can watch the Patriots vs Vikings live on the Peacock TV app or Peacock TV website.

Compatible devices for the Peacock TV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of NBC (live in select markets) and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with sports channels, and you can get your first month half off:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Patriots vs Vikings live on the Sling TV app or Sling TV website.

Compatible devices for the Sling TV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the NBC Sports app or NBCSports.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Sling credentials to do that.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of NBC and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which also includes access to both ESPN+ and Disney+ at no extra cost:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the Patriots vs Vikings live on the Hulu app or Hulu website.

Compatible devices for the Hulu app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the NBC Sports app or NBCSports.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Hulu credentials to do that.


If You Live in Canada: DAZN

Viewers in Canada can watch a live stream of every NFL game (preseason, regular season, postseason), NFL Network and NFL RedZone via DAZN, which comes with a free trial:

DAZN Canada Free Trial

Once signed up, viewers in Canada can watch the Patriots vs Vikings live on the DAZN app or DAZN website.

Compatible devices for the DAZN app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.


Patriots vs Vikings Preview

After winning seven games in a row, the Vikings fell in embarrassing fashion in Week 11, losing to the Dallas Cowboys, 40-3. It was the first time Minnesota didn’t score a touchdown all season, as both sides of the ball struggled mightily.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins went 12-23 for 105 yards, while the NFL’s second-leading receiver, Justin Jefferson, was held to just three catches for 33 yards. Running back Dalvin Cook played well, rushing 11 times for 72 yards, but he was the lone bright spot on a very dull afternoon for Minnesota.

“We’ve got to learn from this,” Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell said after the loss. “We’ve got to use this as an opportunity to grow as a football team and handle adversity the right way.”

The Vikes may have lost by 37 points, but Patriots head coach Bill Belichick isn’t about to overlook them, particularly when they’re playing at home.

“It starts with Cousins, outstanding quarterback, has had tremendous production throughout his career,” Belichick said about Minnesota, via the Patriots’ official website. “Again, this year Cook’s one of the top running backs in the league. He’s had tremendous production in the running game and in the passing game since he’s come into the league, really. [T.J.] Hockenson at tight end and then with Jefferson and [Adam] Thielen, and so they’ve got a wealth of talent at the skill positions and a lot of guys to stop. So yeah, they’re as explosive as anybody we’ve seen.”

As for the Patriots, they’re fresh from a walk-off win over the New York Jets last week. Rookie Marcus Jones returned a punt 84 yards for the game-winning touchdown with just five seconds left to go in the game. That and staunch defense all game by New England led to the victory. The Pats had four sacks on the day, but they also allowed six on offense.

Patriots QB Mac Jones completed 23 of 26 passes for 246 yards, but he couldn’t punch the ball into the end zone. New England only tallied 99 yards rushing in the win, and they could be leaning heavily on the pass again against Minnesota, who has the second-worst passing defense in the NFL (267.3 yards per game).

New England’s defense, which is ranked fourth in the league in total defense, allowing just over 302 yards per game, may be the key to this game. The unit is second in the NFL in points per game allowed (16.9) and they face a tall challenge against Jefferson in a passing game that is tallying 234.9 yards through the air per contest.

Bill Belichick has led the Pats to a 3-1 record on Thanksgiving. The Vikings last played on Turkey Day back in 2017, when they handed the Detroit Lions a 30-23 loss.

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