The Colts might just be fine without Andrew Luck. Following Luck’s surprise retirement, Jacoby Brissett stepped into the starting role in Indianapolis. After a tough win over the Atlanta Falcons, Brissett looks to cement his reputation against a weak Oakland Raiders team.
Last week against the Falcons, Brissett played a great game. With 310 yards, two touchdowns, and zero picks, the newly anointed Colts starter did everything you could ask of him. Add in a nice rushing performance by Marlon Mack (74 yards and a touchdown), and the Colts offense looks ready to face anyone.
Plus, a strong offensive line that doesn’t make many mistakes helps the Indy passing and running game.
The defense, however, is a different story. Atlanta kept that Week 3 game close thanks to a terrible performance by the defensive line, who could not get to Matt Ryan.
Luckily, the linebackers stepped up: Bobby Okereke and Anthony Walker combined for 41% of Indy’s tackles. Meanwhile, the team’s best linebacker, Darius Leonard, was sidelined with an injury.
If Brissett continues to play smart football, a good offense and an up-and-down defense will be enough to pile up some wins. Week 4 looks like another prime opportunity against a weak Raiders team.
All the Raiders had going for them last week was tight end Darren Waller, who had 13 catches for 134 yards. The bad news: The rest of the team combined for just 108 yards.
Oakland’s defense didn’t fare any better. The Raiders didn’t sack Vikings QB Kirk Cousins once, and they allowed 6.3 yards per carry. In the secondary, things also went poorly. Though Minnesota only threw 21 passes, penalties plagued the weak unit, which was beaten badly when it managed to avoid red flags.
In the Colts, you have an imperfect team with promise. In the Raiders, you have a situation that could turn ugly really fast. Unless Oakland changes things dramatically, it will be a footnote to the story of Jacoby Brissett resurrecting this Indianapolis squad.
Oakland Raiders vs. Indianapolis Colts
- When: Sunday, Sept. 29 at 1pm ET
- Where: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana
- Streaming: CBS, NFL Sunday Ticket
There are a number of options for watching Raiders vs. Colts 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.
Oakland Raiders vs. Indianapolis Colts live stream: How to watch NFL online
1) 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, NBCSN, and FS1—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, as of Sept. 26, Sling no longer carries Fox, FS1, and FS2 amid ongoing contract disputes. But there is a workaround for watching Fox…
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: $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-$79.99 per month
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- PlayStation Vue local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
If you’d like to watch live NFL games directly from your PS4, PlayStation Vue is your best bet. PlayStation also works with streaming devices like Roku and Amazon Fire products, but what separates PlayStation from the rest of the streaming services is that it’s also compatible with Kodi. No matter how you stream, you’ll get to choose from four tiers of channels—all but the cheapest include NFL Network. From there, you can also add NFL RedZone as part of the $10-per-month Sports Pack, which also unlocks ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Classic, Longhorn Network, Outside TV, and NBCUniversal regional sports networks. You can see the full list of PlayStation Vue channels here. Two other great perks: You can stream on up to five devices at once, and there’s also unlimited cloud DVR.
- 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.)
5) 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.
Fantasy Football: Who should I start?
Darren Waller, Tight End: Waller has been a lone consistent bright spot for this Oakland team. Derek Carr will likely continue to lean on him, so that means you should, too.
Marlon Mack, Running Back: As we mentioned, Mack had a nice game last week. Moreover, the Raiders allowed 6.3 yards a carry in Week 3. Look to start Mack over some more established names this week.
Raiders vs. Colts: Why it matters
It is possible that the Raiders could turn things around. However, it is more likely that Oakland will continue to play bad football. The question is, will the Colts capitalize?
With a win here, the Colts could set themselves up nicely for the rest of the season. The next two weeks are tough, with the Chiefs and Texans looming. But after that, they get one of the league’s easiest stretches with the Broncos, Steelers, and Dolphins.
Despite a couple tough matchups coming up, this Jacoby Brissett–led team could be cruising toward a wildcard berth. If the Colts continue to get better, they might just snatch the AFC South from a good, but not perfect, Texans squad.
This isn’t the best Colts team we’ve ever seen, but how they handle a weak Raiders squad will show us just how good they can be.
- 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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