It’s hard to imagine a more lopsided matchup this season than the Baltimore Ravens vs. the New York Jets.
This year, the Ravens have redefined the quarterback position, creating a kind of hybrid rushing and passing player in Lamar Jackson that the league has never seen before. Though the Ravens have lost two games so far this season, they are beginning to look unstoppable.
Baltimore is on a nine-game winning streak in which it has faced one of the toughest slates imaginable. In that time, it’s beaten potential playoff teams like the Steelers, Seahawks, Patriots, Texans, Rams, 49ers, and Bills.
The Jets have managed five wins to date, but their rare victories have come against some of the NFL’s worst competition. New York has beaten fellow bottom feeders like the Redskins, Dolphins, and Giants, accomplishing little else besides playing themselves out of a top draft pick.
No one is expecting this game to be close, but it could be even more embarrassing for the Jets than it looks if the Ravens put their foot on the gas. If there is a bright side for Jets fans it is that another loss could improve their draft position as they look toward plugging up one of the weakest rosters in the league.
Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Ravens vs. Jets, including what to watch for on the field.
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Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Jets
- When: 8:20pm ET, Thursday, Dec. 12
- Where: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland
- Streaming: Fox, Amazon Prime, NFL Network (free trials with various streaming services)
How to watch Ravens vs. Jets online
The majority of Thursday night games are simulcast on Fox and NFL Network. This week, you will be able to watch TNF on these two networks and with any streaming platforms that carry them.
What is NFL Network?
NFL Network is where you go if you want to be immersed in pro football. There’s plenty to love about NFL Network, including the ability to watch exclusive shows like Good Morning Football, NFL Total Access, A Football Life, Inside the NFL, and most importantly, Sunday’s NFL GameDay once the regular season begins. There’s also daily programming devoted to fantasy football and power rankings—the kind of stuff football lovers need in their lives. NFL Network shows most Thursday night games during the regular season, and it’ll exclusively show some of the international games in 2019. Take note, though: NFL Network can no longer be seen via DirecTV Now.
The bottom line: If you want to get closer to the action and catch (almost) every Thursday Night Football game, NFL Network is a worthy investment.
1) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here.) If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
You can also catch Fox games with AirTV—which is something you should have as a companion to 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.
- 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 probably 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 boasts 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 will allow 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.)
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: $8.99 a month, or $12.99 a month/$119.99 per year (includes Amazon Prime service)
- Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS, and Android devices
Amazon Prime Video allows you to stream Thursday Night Football every Thursday this season (starting Sept. 26 through Dec. 12), save for Thanksgiving. It’s also possible (not obvious, but that’s what we’re here for) to watch NFL RedZone through the service.
Other ways to stream Thursday Night Football
The NFL app
Cost: Depends on provider
Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, PS4, Roku, Android RV, iOS and Android devices
If you subscribe to NFL Network through your cable provider—or you know someone who does and they owe you a sizable favor—you can also watch via the official NFL app. All you have to do is download it from your streaming device of choice—Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, PS4, Roku, or Android TV—and then enter in your cable credentials when prompted. You can also stream on any iOS or Android device, or on your desktop. Just visit nfl.com/watch.
Ravens vs. Jets stream: What to watch for
The Baltimore Ravens seem destined for the Super Bowl in the weaker-than-usual AFC. The Patriots’ lack of offense is finally catching up with them. The Chiefs and Texans can score points, but weaker defenses have kept them looking mortal. The only teams that are playing on the same level as the Ravens right now are in the NFC. Baltimore won’t have to worry about a team like the Saints, 49ers, or Seahawks until the Super Bowl.
Though the Ravens running game gets most of the attention, the passing game has come into its own in recent weeks. This team put up 45 points against the Rams and 41 points against the Texans. Jackson has found a great rhythm with tight ends Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews while rookie receiver breakout Marquise “Hollywood” Brown is a weapon who can stretch the field.
Baltimore’s defense has also come into its own. The linebackers and cornerbacks on this team have been particularly effective. In a tough game against Buffalo last week, the Ravens got great effort from Matt Judon, Marlon Humphrey, Jimmy Smith, Marcus Peters, L.J. Fort, and Josh Bynes.
Even when the Jets win, they aren’t particularly exciting and few players stand out. In a narrow win against the Dolphins, their leading offensive weapons were Bilal Powell and Robby Anderson. Against the very sackable Ryan Fitzpatrick, the depleted defenses didn’t do much. Only Jordan Jenkins got to the QB in an unimpressive defensive showing.
Baltimore ought to win in a route barring an act of God as the Ravens continue to refine their game in preparation for a Super Bowl run.
- 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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