How to watch Week 9 NFL games live online for free—and without cable

November 7, 2021, 1:00 PM UTC

Going into this week, all eyes were initially on the Green Bay Packers vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. Even though the Chiefs aren’t the team they were earlier this season, the quarterback matchup of Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes looked like the stuff of legend. Then Wednesday happened.

With Rodgers out after testing positive for COVID-19, the Chiefs have gone from underdogs to contenders—and while the focus of the game may have changed, the news may have made it even more interesting for fans to watch.

There’s plenty more beyond the Packers and Chiefs this week, though. If you’re not going to be in front of a TV for the full extent of Sunday’s games, or you’re not sure who’s playing when, we’ve got a look at the matchups—and several different options for viewing them.

Which NFL teams are playing this week? And what channels are airing the games?

Here’s a look at who’s playing who this week. (The home team is listed second.)

Sunday, Nov. 7

Las Vegas Raiders vs. New York Giants, 1:00 a.m. ET on CBS

Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

New England Patriots vs. Charlotte Panthers, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Minnesota Vikings vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Houston Texans vs. Miami Dolphins, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS

Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox

Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox

Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC

Monday, Nov. 8

Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN and select ABC stations

How can I watch my local NFL team for free—even if I am out of market?

The best way to watch any sort of network programming for free on a big screen is with a good HD antenna. And NFL games are one of the easiest to view, since they air on broadcast networks, meaning you’ll be able to watch even if you don’t have a cable subscription. To ensure you’re getting the most reliable signal, be sure to test the antenna in multiple locations in your home.

How can I stream NFL games live online if I don’t have a cable subscription?

You’ve got loads of options…


NBC’s streaming service will give you access to Sunday night games and others aired on that network. You can get a seven-day free trial, followed by a $5 or $10 monthly charge. (The free version of Peacock does not include live sports.)


CBS’s streaming service will give you access to games aired on that network. You can get a one-month free trial, followed by a $6 monthly charge.

Hulu with Live TV

You can try the service free for a week. Once that’s up, you’ll pay $65 per month.


After a two-week trial, you can expect monthly charges of $65.

Sling TV

Dish Network’s Sling lower tiered “Orange” plan will run you $35 per month. Adding the more comprehensive “Blue” plan bumps the cost to $50-per-month. You’ll have a seven-day free trial first—and right now, the cord cutting service is dropping the first month’s bill to $10.


Formerly known as DirecTV Now and AT&T TVNow, AT&T’s streaming service will run you $70 per month and up. There is no longer a free-trial option.


Disney’s bundle of Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ can be enjoyed for free for seven days, after which you’ll pay $13.99 per month for all three combined.

Fubo TV

This sports-focused cord-cutting service carries broadcast networks in most markets. There’s a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly charges of $65 to $80, depending on the channels you choose.


The Amazon-owned streaming service will also carry Thursday night games and allow viewers to interact through live chat, polls, and more.

Can I watch NFL games on Amazon?

You can, but only on Thursdays. Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to watch 11 games this year. They’ll be featured in the Prime Video section and Amazon will also offer the NFL Network pregame show before each game at 7:30 p.m. ET. As mentioned above, you can also watch on Amazon’s Twitch service.

If you don’t have Prime, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial.

Does the NFL offer any viewing packages to watch the games I want?

You’ve got three to choose from:


The NFL App will let you stream games that are being broadcast locally in your market on Sundays. If you want to watch an “out-of-market” game, you’ve got two choices.

NFL Game Pass

There are couple hitches with this service. You can’t use it to watch live games, but you can watch anything once its main broadcast ends. There’s a seven-day free trial, after which you’re looking at a $100 charge per season.

NFL Sunday Ticket

DirecTV customers have access to it, but if you’re not a subscriber and live in an area where it’s not available, you can watch any NFL game live, online, or on TV for $73.49 per month or $293.36 for the entire season.

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