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How to watch the Saints vs. Rams online for free

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The NFC championship is going to be a track meet. Make sure you stretch.

The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams were the two most dominant NFC teams in 2018, and their conference championship game promises to be another high-scoring affair. Here’s everything you need to know find a Saints vs. Rams live stream to see which team advances to the Super Bowl.

How to watch Saints vs. Rams online

  • Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
  • Date: Jan. 20, 3:05pm ET
  • Streaming: Fox

Saints vs. Rams live stream

The Saints vs. Rams game is on Fox, but if you’ve cut the cord or want to watch on mobile, here are your best bets. All of the services below offer a one-week trial, so you can watch the Saints vs. Rams for free, but you’ll want to double-check channel availability foryour area using the links below.

1) Sling TV

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Sling Orange

Sling TV is your cheapest option for watching the 2019 NFL divisional playoffs. When it comes to network channels, Sling TV only offers NBC and Fox as part of the Sling Blue and Sling Orange + Blue packages. 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.)

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2) FuboTV

  • Cost: $39.99 for your first month and $44.99 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, it’s a solid choice for streaming NFL conference playoff games, too. 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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3) Hulu with Live TV

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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4) PlayStation Vue

  • 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)

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.)

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5) DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now’s Just Right package

By far the most comprehensive option, DirecTV Now is the online version of DirecTV, and it offers five distinct channel packages at prices that are still far below cable. The entry-level Live a Little package ($40 per month) has pretty much everything you need to stream NFL games today, plus cable essentials like CNN, ESPN, and MTV. But you get a whopping 125 channels if you upgrade to the $75-per-month Gotta Have It package. Worth noting: If you’re an AT&T Unlimited customer, you’ll save $25 a month on any DirecTV Now package. (You can view the full DirecTV Now channels list here.)

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6) 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.)

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Other ways to watch NFL playoff games today on TV

1) Locast

Locast is a not-for-profit service offering a completely free way to stream your local broadcast channels (though donations are encouraged). It’s a godsend for football fans, especially during the NFL playoffs. There’s one catch. The service is only available in a handful of cities at the moment: New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Boston, and Dallas. If you happen to be in one of those areas, it’s worth trying. 


Saints vs. Rams: Why it matters

The Rams traveled to New Orleans earlier this season, and Los Angeles suffered its first loss of the year in a 45-35 defeat. Considering the Rams have to make a return trip to the home stadium of the Saints on Sunday, that’s an ominous sign. But L.A. has some advantages. It’s got a top-notch running back in Todd Gurley and a top-notch receiver in Robert Woods. But the Saints counter them with Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas, respectively, and even better for New Orleans, it’s got Drew Brees—one of the best quarterbacks in history—in its back pocket. This game will probably be a high-scoring affair, and the biggest winner of the contest might ultimately be the fans who get to watch.

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, Tennis Channel, 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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Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.