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How to stream all the Week 1 NFL action

Who's going to be cover tee'd off Antonio Brown after this hectic week? How many carries will Ezekiel Elliott get?

Oct 9, 2019, 2:06 pm*

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Technically, Week 1 has already started, with the Green Bay Packers squeezing by the Chicago Bears, in a 10-3 bore. But the meat of the schedule has come to the table, anchored by two juicy Monday Night Football matchups. 

Of course, one of the big stories coming into Week 1 is the Cowboys’ contract extension for Ezekiel Elliott, for the bulk of his prime, if not the entirety of his career. But how much work will the 24-year-old all-pro get in the home opener against the Saquon Barkley-led New York Giants?

The back end of Monday Night Football’s doubleheader—Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders—holds great intrigue because of a player who was almost suspended. In a verbal spat Wednesday, star receiver Antonio Brown reportedly called Raiders GM Mike Mayock a “cracker,” amongst other unpleasantries. Late Friday he posted a video that played like a cinematic Nike ad and included a phone call with Head Coach Jon Gruden.

Brown has attempted to make nice, and he’s been announced to be in the lineup. Expect fantasy owners to be pleased with the returns. (The walk-back of the overreactions and out-of-pocket character assessments will be interesting.)

Here’s the big rundown, including these games and the rest of Week 1—plus everything you need to know to stream the NFL.

HOW TO STREAM NFL WEEK 2
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NFL Week 1 live stream

1) Sling TV

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Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, and local channels. If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month) also includes NFL RedZone.

Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.

For $10 extra per month, you can get NFL RedZone via the Sling Blue Sports Extra package.

TRY SLING TV

How to use AirTV with Sling

AirTV solves one of the Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “it’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. All those services have plenty of local channels.

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2) PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue is a fantastic option for fans who already own a PlayStation console, but this streaming platform is available on a variety of devices. ESPN and FS1 are part of the Core package of channels, and the options increase at the Elite and Ultra levels.

TRY PLAYSTATION VUE


3) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its offerings, including ESPN and FS1, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

TRY HULU LIVE TV


4) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is a great option for football fans, including ESPN and FS1. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

TRY YOUTUBE TV


5) NFL Sunday Ticket

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NFL Sunday Ticket

Cost: $73.99 per month for four months, or one single payment of $293.96

There are two—and only two—ways of acquiring NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV. There’s NFLSundayTicket.TV, which costs $73.99 per month for four months. It’s everything you love NFL Sunday Ticket but online-only. You can stream from pretty much any device that connects to the internet (but only on one device at a time).

You can also upgrade to the NFLST.TV Max bundle for a total of $99 per month for four months or one single payment of $395.99. You can also add on NFL Game Pass, which allows you to watch replays of every game after they air, for $50 for the full season.

There’s another way to watch NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV: Amazon Prime. While you can’t pay for the package using Amazon Prime, you can at least watch all of the games on the service. To start, first download the NFL Sunday Ticket channel on Amazon Prime. It’s free. From there, you’ll just need to sign in with your subscription credentials.

College students can purchase NFL Sunday Ticket at a discounted price through NFLSundayTicket.TV U.


NFL Week 1 schedule

There are a number of options for watching the NFL. However, consult a coverage map to see what game your regional channel will be playing.

If a game is not being carried in your area, the only option might be an NFL Sunday Ticket package.

Sep. 8

Tennessee at Cleveland, 1pm ET | CBS
Baltimore at Miami, 1pm ET | CBS
Atlanta at Minnesota, 1pm ET | Fox
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1pm ET | CBS
Washington at Philadelphia, 1pm ET | Fox
L.A. Rams at Carolina, 1pm ET | Fox
Kansas City at Jacksonville, 1pm ET | CBS
Indianapolis at L.A. Chargers, 4:05pm ET | CBS
Cincinnati at Seattle, 4:05pm ET | CBS
N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 4:25pm ET | Fox
Detroit at Arizona, 4:25pm ET | Fox
San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 4:25pm ET | Fox
Pittsburgh at New England, 8:20pm ET | NBC

Sep. 9

Houston at New Orleans, 7:10pm ET | ESPN
Denver at Oakland, 10:20pm ET | ESPN

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*First Published: Sep 6, 2019, 11:03 pm