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How to stream Week 13 NFL games for free

Here's everything you need to know.


Austin Powell


Posted on Dec 2, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 12:21 am CDT

If you want to watch NFL games today, all you really need is a smart TV or, at the very least, an antenna. But if you’ve cut the cord or are trying to stream out-of-market games, it’s a little more complicated. While every major live TV streaming service offers an assortment of local channels, which ones they carry and what’s available in your area can vary drastically. The same goes for the availability of NFL Network, NFL RedZone, and ESPN, which hosts Monday Night Football.

Here’s everything you need to know to stream NFL games today and a complete schedule of the Week 13 NFL games on TV today.


Stream NFL games today for free: Week 13

All six of the streaming services below vary significantly in terms of the channels offered, the pricing structure, the add-on options, and the devices you can stream from. We’ve included all of the relevant details below, and if you have any lingering questions or concerns, fear not: Each service offers a one-week free trial.

1) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV Hulu with Live TV
  • Cost: $40 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
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
  • ESPN: Yes
  • NFL Network: No
  • NFL RedZone: No

Hulu with Live TV has all of the essentials when it comes to streaming NFL games today. Even better, it’s 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.


2) Sling TV

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Sling Orange + Blue Sling TV

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).


3) FuboTV

  • Cost: $39.99 for your first month and $44.99 per month thereafter 
  • 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)
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FuboTV FuboTV

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.)


4) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV YouTube TV

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.)


5) PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue’s Access package PlayStation Vue
  • Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-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)

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.)


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.

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.

Week 13 NFL TV schedule

All times EST.

1pm, Ravens at Falcons | CBS

1pm, Panthers at Buccaneers | FOX

1pm, Bears at Giants | FOX

1pm, Bills at Dolphins | CBS

1pm, Colts at Jaguars | CBS

1pm, Browns at Texans | CBS

1pm, Broncos at Bengals | CBS

1pm, Rams at Lions | FOX

1pm, Cardinals at Packers | FOX

4:05pm, Chiefs at Raiders | CBS

4:05pm, Jets at Titans | CBS

4:25pm, 49ers at Seahawks | FOX

4:25pm, Vikings at Patriots | FOX

8:20pm, Chargers at Steelers | NBC

12/3 8:20pm, Redskins at Eagles | ESPN


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, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, AMC, FX, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, FS1, TBS, TNT, Golf Channel, Syfy, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, PBS, the CW, BBC, CSPAN, NBA TV, MTV, TLC, the Weather 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 2, 2018, 5:00 am CST