Could this Saints team win the Super Bowl? Despite having a backup quarterback under center in Teddy Bridgewater, the New Orleans Saints seem unstoppable. While the Jacksonville Jaguars have been exciting with their own backup QB, Gardner Minshew, it’s hard to imagine almost any team slowing the Saints down.
It looked like last week might be a shootout for New Orleans, but the Saints held Jameis Winston to a measly 204 yards. The week before, the high-flying Cowboys were poised to knock the Saints off their perch. However, the NOLA defense held them to 10 points. The Saints seem to know how to beat anybody.
The Saints can beat you on the ground with Alvin Kamara, through the air with Michael Thomas, or with the defense that sacked Dak Prescott five times two weeks ago and got to Winston six times last week.
Currently, the only weak spot on the Saints is punt returning, and you have to trust Sean Payton to figure out a solution there sooner or later.
While the Jaguars have been fun to watch under Minshew, they are nowhere near as complete a team as the Saints. Their vaunted defense was actually ranked just 18th heading into Week 5, and last week Christian McCaffrey obliterated them.
Minshew has been surprisingly good in relief of the injured Nick Foles. But putting the hype aside and looking at raw numbers, his 255 yards per game and 66.7% completion percentage are fine but not particularly impressive.
In short, look for the Saints to win here. With Minshew and some defensive stars, it’s possible the Jaguars will stay competitive, but it’s unlikely they will pull off an upset.
New Orleans Saints vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
- When: Sunday, Oct. 13 at 1pm ET
- Where: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida
- Streaming: CBS, NFL Sunday Ticket
There are a number of options for watching the Saints vs. Jaguars 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.
New Orleans Saints vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 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.)
2) 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 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.
- 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 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.)
- 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 the Saints vs. Jaguars, 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.
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 to watch the Saints vs. Jaguars.
College students can purchase NFL Sunday Ticket at a discounted price through NFLSundayTicket.TV U.
Fantasy football: Who should I start?
Michael Thomas, Wide Receiver: No surprise here, but with Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback, only the stars are generating fantasy production in NOLA. Outside of Thomas and Alvin Kamara, there’s just not much consistent offensive production.
DJ Chark, Wide Receiver: Chark is averaging almost 100 yards a game this season, and he is coming off a 164-yard day last week. Gardner Minshew likes Chark as a target, and he should be considered at least a flex going forward.
New Orleans Saints vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Why it matters
Though the Saints are currently at the top of the NFC South, there are a number of good teams nipping at their heels. The Cowboys and Packers are loaded with talent, for instance. If New Orleans were to start slipping, you could see them losing that top seed in the conference.
The Jaguars need to start winning some games if they are going to be more than a novelty this season. The Texans and the Colts have had stronger starts to their year, and another loss would put Jacksonville in a hole.
Look for Bridgewater and company to keep their streak rolling, setting up a nice situation for when Drew Brees returns. Jacksonville has been competitive in most of their games, but it would take exceptional circumstances for them to beat this New Orleans squad that is just better than they are in most phases of the game.
- 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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