The New England Patriots are going to be just fine. For the Philadelphia Eagles, it might be a different story.
Before its bye last week, New England looked very mortal against Lamar Jackson and the wildly-productive Ravens rushing attack. No teams have really had an answer for Jackson so far this year, though, and there is no need to panic in Boston.
By contrast, even though they won before their bye week, the Eagles continue to hang on by a thread this season. Though Carson Wentz has played well, considering his circumstances, the receiving corps has never been healthy or talented enough to produce. While the defense has played well, it hasn’t been enough to beat elite competition.
It’s going to be hard for an NFC team to make the playoffs with more than five losses this year, and that means the Eagles need to win two out of three tough games in the coming weeks. Philly still has to contend with the Seahawks and the Cowboys once the Patriots leave town.
It’s a desperate team against a dominant team this week. Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Patriots vs. Eagles, including what to watch for on the field.
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New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- When: 4:25pm ET, Sunday, Nov. 17
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Streaming: CBS, NFL Sunday Ticket
There are a number of options for watching Patriots vs. Eagles on streaming platforms that carry CBS. 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.
Patriots vs. Eagles live stream: How to watch NFL 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: $54.99 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 with 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: $30-$45 per month (10$ 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.
Unfortunately, due to a contract dispute, as of Sept. 26 Sling no longer carries Fox, FS1, and FS2. But there is a workaround.
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)
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 to watch the Steelers vs. Colts.
College students can purchase NFL Sunday Ticket at a discounted price through NFLSundayTicket.TV U.
New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles: What to watch for
It’s never a good thing to get demolished by a team in your conference. But it certainly isn’t the end of the world when you leave that demolishing with an 8-1 record.
The Patriots might take another loss or two this season simply because their offense isn’t that productive. Bill Belichick has coached a defense-first team this year, and for the most part, it has worked out. Even after the loss to the Ravens last week, New England is still number one in Defensive DVOA. If its season ends at 13-3 or 12-4, it will still be considered a Super Bowl contender heading into the postseason.
New England isn’t perfect. Its run defense has been weak despite the overall dominance of the unit. We saw this against Baltimore, but Nick Chubb ran for 131 against them and Frank Gore went for 109, so it isn’t a one-week issue.
Tom Brady has also been playing behind a particularly bad offensive line. Brady doesn’t take a lot of sacks or throw a lot of picks, so it isn’t as obvious as on other teams. A lot of the problem comes down to bad luck, but regardless of the reason, Brady has often been under siege.
Though the Eagles have won two in a row, things are not great in Philadelphia. This so-so offense really needed the boost of DeSean Jackson, but he returned from injury only to go down again. Now, the Eagles are probably wishing they had made a move or two before the trade deadline to give this passing game something extra down the stretch. Rumors of the Eagles begging retired receivers to get off the couch and come play for them underscore just how dire the need is for pass catchers in Philadelphia. (While he tries, running back and receiving threat Miles Sanders can’t do everything.)
On defense, Philadelphia just doesn’t look dominant enough to make up for this anemic passing game. There are great players like Fletcher Cox, but an improving pass rush has been undermined by dumb mistakes, particularly in the secondary and from some particularly weak linebackers.
If Miles Sanders and Jordan Howard have a great game and this pass rush comes alive, you could see the Eagles challenge the Pats. But, without a perfect game from Philly, you have to like Tom Brady and company to notch another win here.
- 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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