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How to watch or stream Week 9 of the NFL’s 2023 season football live online free without cable

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Cancel your plans this Sunday. You’re going to want to dedicate the day to football.

Week nine of the 2023-2024 NFL season is loaded with amazing matchups—and they start early this week. The Chiefs and Dolphins will play in Germany, so set an alarm. (No word on whether Taylor Swift will make the trip as well.) The Cowboys and the Eagles will wage a battle of the NFC East.

Sunday night, though, is when things get really interesting—and dramatic. Damar Hamlin and the Buffalo Bills return to Cincinnati, where Hamlin suffered an on-field cardiac arrest just 10 months ago. That’s a game that’s likely to draw in even non-fans for a while.

Here’s a look at how to watch and what to expect from this week’s games.

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

Here’s who’s playing where and when this week. (The home team is listed second.)

Sunday, Nov. 5

Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 9:30 a.m. ET on NFL Network

Minnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Washington Commanders vs. New England Patriots, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Seattle Seahawks vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Arizona Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Indianapolis Colts vs. Carolina Panthers, 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS

New York Giants vs. Las Vegas Raiders, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox

Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox

Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC

Monday, Nov. 6

Los Angeles Chargers vs. New York Jets, 8:15 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN

How can I watch NFL games for free—even if I am out of market?

All you need is an antenna. Almost every NFL game can be watched without a cable subscription. The best way to do that (and watch any sort of network programming) for free on a big screen is with a good HD antenna. 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?

Quite easily. Just pick the service that suits you best.


NBC’s streaming service will give you access to several games, including tonight’s contest and all upcoming Sunday night matchups. You can get a seven-day free trial, followed by a $6 or $12 monthly charge. (The free version of Peacock does not include live sports.)


Disney’s bundle of Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ no longer has a free trial, so you’ll have to pay $15 per month for all three combined (or $25 per month for no ads on Hulu).

Including Live TV in the bundle bumps the price to $77 per month ($90 with no ads).

Hulu with Live TV

The free trial on this service is no longer offered, as well. It will now cost you $77 per month.


After up to a two-week trial, you can expect monthly charges of $73. YouTube is also now the home of Sunday Ticket. Prices on that service typically range from $300 to $439 for the season, with the current discounts. YouTube, however, recently kicked off a mid-season special, dropping the price for the rest of the year to $174.

Sling TV

Dish Network’s Sling lower-tiered “Orange” plan will run you $40 per month. Adding the more comprehensive “Blue” plan bumps the cost to $55 per month. The seven-day free trial has disappeared, 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 $75 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 $75 and up, depending on the channels you choose.

Can I watch the NFL games on Amazon?

You can, but not today. Amazon is the home of Thursday Night Football, but doesn’t carry other games. The next matchup on Amazon will be the Jacksonville Jaguars facing the New Orleans Saints on Oct 19.

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

Three of ‘em.


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.


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 charge of $6.99 per month (including NFL Network). ($14.99 per month for premium, which includes NFL Network and RedZone.)

NFL Sunday Ticket

As mentioned above, YouTube has taken over broadcast duties for this channel, replacing DirecTV. With the current offered discounts, prices on the service (and the optional NFL Red Zone) currently range from $300 to $439 for the season.

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