The Cleveland Browns looked like they had turned a corner, and then they crashed into a brick wall. With the Seattle Seahawks coming to town this week, things might not get much better.
After the Browns beat the Ravens two weeks ago, it seemed like they had finally figured things out. Then the 49ers demolished them on Monday Night Football.
The Browns’ offensive struggles come down to Baker Mayfield, who looks like an all-star some weeks and then in other weeks looks lost. Mayfield was held to just 100 yards passing last week.
However, Mayfield wasn’t the only problem. The offensive line has also been shaky. The Browns couldn’t stop the run or generate a pass rush. It was a terrible day overall. Generally, the defense has had trouble with good running backs and struggled to get to the quarterback, even in their victories.
Things just aren’t coming together in Cleveland, while in Seattle it’s hard to imagine the Seahawks getting even better. Russell Wilson threw for four touchdowns and Chris Carson ran for over 100 yards last week, allowing the Seahawks to squeak past the Rams.
The solid defensive unit has gotten a nice boost with the addition of Jadeveon Clowney, while the emergence of tight end Will Dissly has given the offense a fresh weapon. In Seattle, a good team has gotten better.
The Seahawks feel like a complete team that doesn’t have to put up flashy numbers to win. Meanwhile, the Browns feel like the opposite, stumbling if their stars don’t play absolutely lights out.
Seattle is the clear favorite here unless Nick Chubb or Odell Beckham Jr. manages a miracle against the stout Seahawks D.
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Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns
- When: Sunday, Oct. 13 at 1pm ET
- Where: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio
- Streaming: Fox, NFL Sunday Ticket
There are a number of options for watching Seahawks vs. Browns on streaming platforms that carry FOX. 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.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns 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.)
- 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.)
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.” While select football games are no longer on Sling after its contract impasse with Fox—which for now means no Fox, FS1, or FS2 via Sling—you can still catch the Fox telecasts with AirTV.
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-$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.
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?
Will Dissly, Tight End: Dissly has been the Seahawks’ leading receiving option for the last two weeks. While this offense is often short on the kind of yardage you want from a number one receiver, it is a nice situation for a star tight end. Dissly is a must-start every week.
Nick Chubb, Running Back: Anyone with Chubb on their roster is starting him every week, but this is just to say that one off week doesn’t change his potential. Even in a down day for the team, Chubb managed 75 yards. Where the receiving game is mercurial, Chubb is a constant.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns: Why it matters
The NFC West is competitive because the teams are so good. The AFC North is competitive because the teams are so bad.
Despite their dismal display on Monday, the Browns are only a game behind the division-leading Ravens. Despite the Seahawks’ strong start, they sit in second place in their division with the Rams nipping at their heels.
This game matters for both teams as their divisions are so tight after five weeks.
Seattle is the clear favorite here, thanks to the steady hand of Russell Wilson, who his having an MVP-caliber 2019 campaign. If Baker Mayfield can turn in one of his good games, the result could swing, but if you look at the two quarterbacks, it’s not hard to decide who to trust.
- 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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