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How to watch Week 13 of the NFL live online for free—and without cable

December 4, 2022, 1:00 PM UTC
Philadelphia is no longer undefeated, but the Eagles have the best record in the NFL.
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It’s kind of hard to believe, but in just five weeks, the 2022 NFL regular season will be over. And with tight races in many divisions, this might not be a must-win situation just yet for teams on the bubble, but it sure doesn’t hurt. 

The Eagles, Chiefs, Dolphins and Vikings are all in commanding positions right now, but several would-be contenders are on the bubble. If the season were to end right now, the Patriots, Seahawks, Falcons, and defending champion Los Angeles Rams would all be watching the playoffs and Super Bowl from their couches.

The tension makes for some riveting viewing. Here’s a look at all of the matchups this week how best to catch the games.

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

Here’s this week’s lineup. (The home team is listed second.)

Sunday, Dec. 4

Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

New York Jets vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Tennessee Titans vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Washington Commanders vs. New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Denver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Miami Dolphins vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. ET on Fox

Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. ET on Fox

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders, 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS

Indianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC

Monday, Dec. 5

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN

How can I watch NFL games 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 watching most NFL games is fairly simple, since many 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.

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

Absolutely! 

Peacock

NBC’s streaming service will give you access to several games, including all Sunday night matchups. 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.)

Paramount+

CBS’s streaming service will give you access to games aired on that network. You can get a one-week free trial, followed by a $5 or $10 monthly charge.

Disney+

Disney’s bundle of Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ no longer has a free trial, so you’ll have to pay $13.99 per month for all three combined (or $19.99 per month for no ads on Hulu). Including Live TV in the bundle bumps the price to $70 per month ($76 with no ads).

Hulu with Live TV

The free trial on this service is no longer offered, as well. It will cost you $70 per month.

YouTubeTV

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

Sling TV

Dish Network’s Sling recently increased its prices. The lower-tiered “Orange” plan will now run you $40 per month. Adding the more comprehensive “Blue” plan bumps the cost to $55 per month. (A $5 per month increase for each.) The seven-day free trial has disappeared along with the price increase, but the cord-cutting service is offering 50% off of the first month’s bill.

DirecTV Stream

Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TVNow and AT&T TV, this oft-renamed streaming service will run you $70 per month and up after the free trial option.

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 $70–$100, depending on the channels you choose.

Can I watch NFL games on Amazon?

Yes, but not today. Amazon is, for the next 11 years, the exclusive home to Thursday Night Football and no longer streams weekend games. The next matchup will see the Las Vegas Raiders take on the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 8.

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

It does. Three, in fact.

NFL App

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+

Watch live local and out of market games and (with the premium subscription) replays. There’s a seven-day free trial, after which you’re looking at a $30 charge per season. ($80 for premium.)

NFL Sunday Ticket

DirecTV customers have access to it, but (if you meet the conditions, like living in an apartment complex or some area where you can’t get DirecTV) you can also sign up for an online version, letting you watch any NFL game live this season. There’s a one-week trial, then you’re looking at monthly charges of $73.49 per month for a four-month period or $293.36 for the entire season (or $99 for four months or $396).

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