There is no other way to describe the last nine weeks than brutal.
The dominant theme of the 2023-24 season has been high-profile injuries, starting with Aaron Rodgers in Week 1 and the numbers only increased from there.
Last week, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones tore his ACL and Vikings running back Cam Akers tore his Achilles tendon for the second time. Meanwhile, Vikings quarterback Jaren Hall, who was filling in for Kirk Cousins (he was injured himself) only completed six passes before being removed from the game with a concussion.
More than a dozen players were injured last week across the league, some ending their seasons. Others may be back, but will they be able to play to their full potential?
At the very least, it makes this week almost impossible to predict. There are so many jokers in play that everyone can guess who will triumph and who will fail.
Here’s a look at how to watch this week’s games. And remember that the championship is being played in Germany again this week, so you will have to get up early for a match.
Which NFL teams are playing this week? And which channels broadcast the games?
Here’s who’s playing where and when. (The home team is ranked second.)
Sunday November 12
Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots9:30 a.m. ET on NFL Network
Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens1 p.m. ET on Fox
Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers1 p.m. ET on CBS
San Francisco 49ers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars1 p.m. ET on Fox
New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings1 p.m. ET on Fox
Houston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals1 p.m. ET on CBS
Tennessee Titans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers1 p.m. ET on CBS
Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Chargers4:05 p.m. ET on CBS
Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals4:05 p.m. ET on CBS
New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys4:25 p.m. ET on Fox
Washington Commanders vs. Seattle Seahawks4:25 p.m. ET on Fox
New York Jets vs. Las Vegas Raiders8:20 p.m. ET on NBC
Monday November 13
Denver Broncos vs. Buffalo Bills8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN and ABC
How can I watch NFL games for free, even if I’m out of market?
Almost every NFL game can be watched without a cable subscription. And the best way to watch any type of network programming on the big screen for free is with a good HD antenna. To ensure you get the most reliable signal, be sure to test the antenna in multiple locations around your home.
Can I stream live NFL games online if I don’t have a cable subscription?
Yes, and there are several ways to do it:
NBC’s streaming service will give you access to multiple games, including tonight’s contest and all upcoming Sunday night games. You can get a seven-day free trial, followed by a monthly fee of $6 or $12. (The free version of Peacock does not include live sports.)
The Disney pack from Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ no longer offers a free trial, so you’ll have to pay $15 per month for all three handsets (or $25 per month without ads on Hulu).
Including live TV in the package bumps the price to $77 per month ($90 without ads).
Hulu with Live TV
Free trial on this service is no longer offered either. It will now cost you $77 per month.
After until a two week trial, you can expect a monthly fee of $73. YouTube is also now home to Sunday Ticket. Prices for this service initially ranged between $300 and $439 for the season, with some discounts in progress. YouTube, however, recently launched a mid-season special, dropping the price for the rest of the year to $174.
Dish Network’s lower-tier Sling “Orange” plan will cost you $40 per month. Adding the more comprehensive “Blue” plan bumps the cost to $55 per month. The seven-day free trial is gone, but the cord-cutting service offers 50% off the first month’s bill.
Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TVNow and AT&T TV, this often renowned streaming service will cost you $75 per month and more after the free trial option.
This sports-focused cord cutter service broadcasts from broadcast networks in most markets. There is a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly fees of $75 and up, depending on the channels you choose.
Can I watch NFL games on Amazon?
Not on weekends. Amazon is the home of Thursday Night Football, but does not offer other games. The next game on Amazon is between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens on September 28.
Does the NFL offer viewing packages to watch the games I want?
THE NFL app will allow you to stream locally broadcast games to your market on Sundays. If you want to watch an “out of market” game, you have two choices.
Watch live local and out-of-market matches and (with the premium subscription) replays. There is a seven-day free trial, after which you will have to pay $6.99 per month (including NFL Network). The price is $14.99 per month for the premium plan, which includes NFL Network and RedZone.
As mentioned above, YouTube has taken over the streaming duties of this channel, replacing DirecTV. With the discounts currently offeredprices for the service (and optional NFL Red Zone) currently range from $300 to $439 for the season.