Watching Week 6 of the 2016 NFL Season Without a Cable Bill
It was another great week for NFL football as the number of unbeaten teams has been whittled down to just one: The Minnesota Vikings. For Panther fans, the prognosis was less optimistic as Cam Newtwon could not get on the field due to concussion symptoms; resulting in yet another loss for the Super Bowl hopefuls. And then somewhere in between, the rest of our storied teams muddled along the way. But what about this week?
Let’s take a look at some of the top match-ups for this Sunday, and then we will dive into how to watch NFL without cable!
**All Times in Eastern Time Zone**
Thursday Night Football – October 13
Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, 8:25 PM, CBS/Twitter
Hoping to bounce back after their heart breaking loss to Atlanta, the Denver Broncos will go into this match a little bruised up. If San Diego can manage to step up, avoid sloppy mistakes, and put their high-scoring offense to work; they might have a chance to reverse the course of their 1-4 season. Though if I was a betting man, my money is on Denver; the reigning Super Bowl champs, with one of the best defenses in the league.
Sunday Football – October 16
Cincinnati Bengals vs. New England Patriots, 1:00 PM, CBS
Going into this match-up, the Patriots remain a strong favorite against the Bengals; and for good reason. In the last six meetings, the Patriots have won five of them. And with a Angry Brady back in the lineup, sky is the limit. But, despite their record, the Bengals remain a dangerous team that, if everything swings their way, could topple the shifty Patriots.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, 1:00 PM, Fox
After losing their first two games of the season, Washington is coming into this match-up on a three game winning streak; a streak they would certainly love to continue. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Philadelphia is still nursing the wound from this first loss of the season at the hands of the Detroit Lions. Which streak will continue this week and which will end?
Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, 4:25 PM, Fox
This is going to be a great game as the experienced faces off against the new. Rookie QB Dak Prescott is looking to reverse the Cowboy’s six game losing streak against the Green Bay Packers. But standing in his way is one of the best run defenses in the league, which is currently projected to trip up Dallas’ star running back Ezekiel Elliott. The odds might favor Green Bay since their at home, but Dallas has thus far defied all expectations.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans, 8:30 PM, NBC (Sunday Night Football)
Although they couldn’t do much against Minnesota, the Texans are poised to have a much easier time this week as they face off against Houston at home. The Colts, feeling pretty confident after an exciting victory over the Bears, are looking to capitalize off of Houston’s anemic offense; who have averaged less than 20 points over the last four games. Which is stronger, the home team advantage or a rejuvenated offense?
Monday Night Football – October 17
New York Jets vs. Arizona Cardinals, 8:30 PM, ESPN
Carson is back and maybe the Jets should be a little worried. Though he has not really looked as sharp this season after a remarkably impressive 2015 season, he’s still a force to be reckoned with and could lend a leadership edge to the Cardinals, especially at home. The Jets at 1-4 have a lot to prove, so it could make for an interesting match-up.
Now that we know what games to watch, here’s how you can watch the NFL without cable:
To catch Thursday Night Football this week, all you need is a simple Internet connection. Twitter is broadcasting this week’s match-up online for free, no strings attached. All you have to do is visit tnf.twitter.com and tune it at kick-off. It’s that easy.
Watching Football Over-the-Air
The best. The simplest. The cheapest. In life, you usually only get to pick two; but when it comes to watching the NFL without cable, you get to circle All of the Above. With a simple over-the-air antenna, you’ll be able to pick up all of the major broadcast networks; including Fox and CBS. Once you hook it up, you’ll be able to enjoy 1080i HD for free, forever. And if there’s one thing that makes football better, it’s a Free HD broadcast.
If the game of choice is out of your market, have no fear. All you need is a subscription to NFL Game Pass to pick up the game. NFL Game Pass is streaming service that allows you to watch every NFL game in a regular season for $99. The trade-off is that you can’t live stream the games, you have to wait until the broadcast ends. But while you wait, as long as you have an OTA antenna, there will be plenty of football to keep you entertained.
Who are your NFL picks for this week? Can Carolina pull it together, will the Patriots continue to crush their opponents? Let us know in the comments below or sound off on social media!