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How to stream NFL Week 17 games for free

It's the final week of the regular season.


Austin Powell


Published Dec 30, 2018   Updated May 20, 2021, 10:33 pm CDT

It’s all come down to this, one last week of games to finalize rankings and division champions. With the playoffs looming and to ensure each team has the same amount of rest, all Week 17 games will take place on Sunday. All eyes will be on the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans. The winner will secure a Wild Card spot in the playoffs. 

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We’ve compiled a complete schedule of the NFL games today on TV below and everything you need to know to stream them online for free.

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Stream NFL games today for free: Week 17

1) FuboTV

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  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS (check local availability here)
  • ESPN: No
  • NFL Network: Yes
  • NFL RedZone: Yes (FuboTV + Sports Plus)

FuboTV specifically caters to sports fans, as you’ll note by the abundance of sports channels in its basic lineup, which includes regional sports networks, Big Ten Network, BeIn Sports, and FS1 and FS2. It’s the best streaming service for international soccer and, with a standard package that includes access to all four major broadcast channels and NFL Network, which you might need to watch Thursday Night Football, it’s a solid choice for streaming NFL games, too, especially if you add NFL RedZone to your package. The major asterisk to FuboTV is that it doesn’t include ESPN, but you’ll get free three-day replay for games and 30 hours of cloud DVR storage. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)


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2) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV has all of the essentials when it comes to streaming NFL games today. Even better, its 50-plus channel lineup includes six ESPN channels, seven if you include SEC Network. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.) While you won’t be able to add NFL RedZone or NFL Network, Hulu has one thing none of its competitors can match: a massive library of on-demand entertainment you can watch anytime. Here are guides to the best movies, documentaries, anime, and Hulu original series to watch to get you started.

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3) PlayStation Vue

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  • Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a seven-day free trial)
  • Devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
  • ESPN: Yes (PlayStation Vue Access and above)
  • NFL Network: Yes (PlayStation Vue Core and above)
  • NFL RedZone: Yes (PlayStation Vue Sports Pack)
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PlayStation Vue offers a comparable channel list as Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV at a slightly higher price point. One thing that sets it apart: You can stream on up to five devices at once, and you can upgrade your account to include nearly 80 channels. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)


4) Sling TV

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Sling TV is your cheapest option for watching NFL RedZone. You can add it to the Sling Blue or Sling Orange + Blue packages for just $10 per month. You’ll want the latter, which costs $40 per month, if you want to get ESPN channels in addition to regional sports networks and FS1 and FS2. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.) The one drawback: When it comes to network channels, Sling TV only offers NBC and Fox (and here again, you’ll need either Sling Blue or Sling Orange + Blue), but the company is currently offering new subscribers a free HD antenna, so you can at least watch some games that way (just not this week).

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6) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV offers a simple and compelling package for sports fans. In addition to all of the local channels, you’ll get ESPN, a couple of college sports networks, and specialty channels like NBA TV and MLB Network. While it’s light on extras like NFL RedZone, YouTube TV is great if you have roommates you’re looking to split the cost with. Each subscription supports up to six accounts per household, and each comes with unlimited cloud DVR. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


Other ways to watch NFL games on TV today

1) NFL Sunday Ticket

  • Cost: $73.99 per month for four months or a single payment of $293.96
  • Devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android TV, tablets, and iOS and Android devices.
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NFL Sunday Ticket lets you watch every NFL game today except those subject to local blackout restrictions. At this point in the season, you’re better off going the monthly route, and if you’re a student, the NFLST.TV U package is just $24.99 per month. There’s also a workaround to make NFL Sunday Ticket work on Amazon Prime.

2) CBS All Access

If you’re looking for CBS games in particular, CBS All Access will let you catch all of the action live. You can also add CBS All Access as an Amazon Prime channel, which comes with a free seven-day trial. No matter what device you subscribe on, you’ll also get access to all of your favorite CBS shows and Star Trek: Discovery.

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Week 17 NFL TV schedule

All times ET. 

1pm, Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers | FOX

1pm, Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints | FOX

1pm, Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants | FOX

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1pm, Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers | FOX

1pm, Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans | CBS

1pm, Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills | CBS

1pm, New York Jets at New England Patriots | CBS

4:25pm, Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs | CBS

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4:25pm, Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks | FOX

4:25pm, Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings | FOX

4:25pm, Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers | CBS

4:25pm, Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens | CBS

4:25pm, Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos | CBS

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4:25pm, Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins | FOX

4:25pm, San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams | FOX

8:20pm, Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans | NBC

New to cord-cutting? Here are our picks for the best movie streaming sites of 2018 and free live TV apps and channels. If you’re looking for a specific channel, here’s how to watch HBO, Showtime, Starz, Sundance TV, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, AMC, FX, Fox News, Freeform, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, FS1, TBS, TNT, Golf Channel, Syfy, HGTV, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, PBS, the CW, BBC, CSPAN, NBA TV, MTV, Comedy Central, Food Network, TLC, HLN, A&E, Animal Planet, National Geographic, the Weather Channel, the History Channel, and NFL RedZone without cable, as well as free movies on YouTube. If you’re on the move, here’s how to watch Fox Sports Go and live stream NBC Sports.

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*First Published: Dec 30, 2018, 5:30 am CST