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When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? If your answer is “yes and no,” you can probably relate to the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings and the Cowboys have two of the best offenses in the NFL, with some of the same strengths and weaknesses. Both teams have an all-star running back and an impressive receiving corps. Both teams are capable of putting together the best offensive performance in the league in any given week. And yet both of these teams are prone to losing winnable games and making dumb mistakes. Though both teams are top 5 in Offensive DVOA, each of them have had off weeks, leading to three losses each.
Which of these teams will be able to edge out their offensive doppelgänger in prime time? Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Cowboys vs. Vikings, including what to watch for on the field.
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Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings
- When: 8:20pm ET, Sunday, Nov. 10 (coverage begins at 7pm ET)
- Where: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
- Streaming: Sunday Night Football airs exclusively on NBC and is available on any platform that carries the network. Fans have a number of options for streaming the week’s marquee game.
How to stream Sunday Night Football online
- Cost: $54.99 per month
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- FuboTV local channels: Fox, NBC, CBS (check local availability here)
If you’re a big-time sports fan, FuboTV is your best streaming service option. If you love international soccer and you’re a Spanish speaker, FuboTV also offers various add-on packages, including Fubo Latino and Fubo Português. FuboTV’s basic plan showcases nearly 100 channels and includes NFL Network. At $54.99 per month, you’ll also get FS1, FS2, NBCSN, NBA TV, Big Ten Network, Pac 12 Network, BeIn Sports, and CBS Sports Network, along with premium channels like FX/FXX/FXM. The only notable omission for sports fans is ESPN. You can add Fubo’s Sports Plus package for an additional $8.99 per month, which allows you to stream NFL RedZone. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)
- 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.)
3) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Both Sling Blue ($25 per month) or Sling Orange + Blue ($40 per month) include NFL Network and a number of sports channels—like three ESPN channels and NBCSN—and it’s still a nice perk that Sling subscribers can order a la carte packages. Sling TV also offers a special Latino package for bilingual viewers. Sling TV is currently offering a deal where you can subscribe for 40% off the regular price for the first month of your subscription. That means Sling Blue would cost $15, and Sling Orange + Blue would cost $25. (Here’s a complete 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.
How to use AirTV with Sling
AirTV solves one of 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. While select NFL and college football games (on FOX, FS1, and FS2) are no longer on Sling, you can still catch FOX games with AirTV.
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)
Devices: Roku, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox, iOS and Android devices
If you have cable or one of the aforementioned live TV streaming services, you can download the NBC Sports app and watch Sunday Night Football there in HD. If you’re using a web browser, you may need to install the latest version of Adobe Flash and your browser will need to be current enough to support HTML5 Media Source Extensions. You’ll also need a minimum internet connection of 10-plus Mbps. (Here are some tips for faster Wi-Fi.)
Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings stream: What to watch for
This should be a competitive game between two teams that are hungry to set themselves apart in the NFC. Now that the Packers looked very mortal last week against the Chargers, the Vikings may have a path to first place in the NFC North. The Cowboys are comfortably in the lead in their division, but they want to set themselves up for the best playoff seeding possible.
Dallas has the number one offense by DVOA in the NFL. Ezekiel Elliot’s running, Amari Cooper’s receiving, and Dak Prescott’s passing have all been operating at a high level. If there is a ding on this attack, it is that they can be a little conservative. Crazy as it sounds, that means this league-best offense could get even better.
If there is a big difference between these two teams, it is on defense. Dallas needs to get better at rushing the passer and improve its middling D overall. The Cowboys signed Michael Bennett to help with just that. This team has the talent, with DeMarcus Lawrence, Robert Quinn, Maliek Collins, and Leighton Vander Esch, but that hasn’t translated to production.
Though the Vikings are coming off a tough loss to a Patrick Mahomes-less Chiefs, Minnesota still has one of the most complete teams in the NFL. Kirk Cousins has improved from his shaky early-season performance, playing disciplined effective football. Dalvin Cook remains a top rusher in the league and the receivers are some of the best, despite an injury to Adam Thielen and an off week for Stefon Diggs.
Minnesota also has a top ten defense. Defensive ends Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter remain the envy of the league with 5.5 and 8.5 sacks on the season respectively.
Another thing these teams have in common? Coaches with a tendency to get in their own way. Mike Zimmer and Jason Garrett have both gotten heat from their respective fan bases for conservative play-calling and a tendency towards head-scratching decisions.
Let’s give the Cowboys the edge here, just because their offense has been a little more explosive. But, with the more well-rounded team, Minnesota could keep this competitive and pull out the victory.
Both of these teams have the talent to go deep in the post-season. They just have to keep working on staying out of their own way.
- How to watch NFL RedZone without cable
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- How to watch NFL Network online (without cable)
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Brenden Gallagher is a politics reporter and cultural commentator. His work has been published by Motherboard, Complex, and VH1. He’s the co-founder of Beer Money Films, an indie production company. Based in Los Angeles, he works in television drama as a writers assistant.