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The lead up to Week 2 of the NFL season has become another week of Antonio Brown finding himself in more trouble. Given the sexual assault allegations, and New England’s review of the information, the All-Pro’s debut, at least, is in serious doubt.
That aside, there are numerous matchups worthy of your attention, leading with the New Orleans Saints (1-0) visiting the Los Angeles Rams (1-0). Drew Brees did not appear to be his normally accurate self in the heartstopping home win against Houston, but slow starts in September aren’t uncommon for the quarterback. Todd Gurley, however, will need to continue shaking off questions about his bulky knee. In an ultimately successful Week 1 win over Carolina, he shared the load with Malcolm Brown, finishing with 97 yards on just 14 carries. L.A.’s chances will be improved if safety Eric Weddle can go (concussion protocol).
Cowboys signal-caller Dak Prescott looked absolutely spectacular against the Giants, going for over 400 yards and four scores. Dallas will travel to Washington to lock horns with a team already battling issues at running back. Derrius Guice appears to have suffered a meniscus injury, which puts Adrian Peterson in line for touches.
Seattle plays Pittsburgh, which got steamrolled in a 33-3 loss to the Patriots. Both teams have deficiencies—the Seahawks’ offensive line play and the Steelers’ lack of pass-rushing outside of T.J. Watt—to exploit. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will need to find ways separate and to get open for Big Ben, and in a hurry.
Here’s the big rundown, including these games and the rest of Week 2—plus everything you need to stream the NFL.
|HOW TO STREAM NFL WEEK 2|
|HULU WITH LIVE TV||TRY NOW|
|SLING TV||TRY NOW|
NFL Week 2 live stream
There are a number of options for watching the NFL on streaming platforms that carry Fox, CBS, ESPN, and NBC. 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.
1) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (40% first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku,Xbox One,Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
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, FS1and 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.
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.
- Cost: $44.99 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
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.)
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- PlayStation Vue local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
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.
4) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
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 2 schedule
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 8:20pm ET | NFL Network
San Francisco at Cincinnati, 1pm ET | Fox
L.A. Chargers at Detroit, 1pm ET | CBS
Minnesota at Green Bay, 1pm ET | Fox
Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1pm ET | CBS
New England at Miami, 1pm ET | CBS
Buffalo at N.Y. Giants, 1pm ET | CBS
Seattle at Pittsburgh, 1pm ET | Fox
Dallas at Washington, 1pm ET | CBS
Arizona at Baltimore, 1pm ET | Fox
Jacksonville at Houston, 1pm ET | CBS
Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05pm ET | CBS
Chicago at Denver, 4:25p, ET | Fox
New Orleans at L.A. Rams, 4:25pm ET | Fox
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 8:20pm ET | NBC
Cleveland at New York, 8:15pm ET | ESPN
How to watch NFL RedZone without cable
How to watch NFL Sunday Ticket without a DirecTV satellite
How to watch NFL Network online (without cable)
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Kahron Spearman is a music and film critic whose work can also regularly be regularly found in the Austin Chronicle.