How to watch Week 12 NFL games live online for free—and without cable

November 28, 2021, 1:00 PM UTC

While Week 12 of the NFL season got off to an early start with Thanksgiving’s matchups, there’s plenty of action left for this weekend. And this week, it’s all about momentum.

The Giants will try to slow down the Philadelphia Eagles, who have been on a roll lately. The Patriots are showing signs of their old strength. And the Chiefs are reminding people why they’ve played in the last two Super Bowls.

There’s holiday shopping to be done, though. So if you’re not going to be front of a TV for the full extent of Sunday’s games or 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 whom this week. (The home team is listed second.)

Sunday, Nov 28

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 a.m. ET on CBS

Charlotte Panthers vs. Miami Dolphins, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Tennessee Titans vs. New England Patriots, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Atlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

New York Jets vs. Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS

Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox

Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox

Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC

Monday, Nov. 29

Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Football Team, 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN and select CBS 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?

There are lots of alternatives for cord cutters…


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 7-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-$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?

Yes, but only on Thursdays. Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to watch 11 games this year, right up until Christmas Day. 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!


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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