How to watch Week 11 NFL games live online for free—and without cable

November 21, 2021, 1:00 PM UTC

While many of us are looking forward to the upcoming long holiday weekend, the focus in the NFL is on the playoffs.

Just five teams are more than one game out of playoff contention this year, making it not only a wide-open field, but an especially exciting one. The Titans are dominating the AFC, but over in the NFC, the Cardinals and Packers are both boasting 8-2 records, with the Cowboys standing tall at 7-2. We might have seven weeks to go this season, but they certainly won’t be boring.

Whether your team is a dark horse at this point or widening the gap, if you’re not going to be in front of a TV for the full extent of Sunday’s games, or are 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 against whom this week. (The home team is listed second.)

Sunday, Nov 21

Baltimore Ravens vs. Chicago Bears, 1:00 a.m. ET on CBS

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Washington Football Team vs. Charlotte Panthers, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

San Francisco 49ers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS

Dallas Cowboys vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox

Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC

Monday, Nov. 22

New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN

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?

Your options are bountiful…


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 Amazon only streams games on Thursdays. And, it’s worth noting that it will not be streaming games on Thanksgiving. 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?

It does. There are three to choose from, in fact:


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 a couple of 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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