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How to Shop for Classic Menswear Online

Where once, “back in the day,” we’d have to make an excursion to the haberdashery, in today’s time-starved world, most of us do at least some of our shopping online, even for classic menswear and tailoring. But how can you make sure you’re using online resources effectively? Read on for our tips.

How to Shop for Classic Menswear Online

It isn’t surprising that online shopping has become so ubiquitous, considering the role the Internet has played in acquainting us with well-dressed gents and small brands to which we may not otherwise be exposed. Some of the finest items are sold in boutiques across the world and are only accessible via internet orders. So, it’s essential to apply certain techniques to obtain classic menswear online without wasting money on returns.

1. Study the Product Photos

The first key to successful purchases is looking closely at the images available on the store’s website–and we mean very carefully. It’s easy to like something that’s shot beautifully by a professional photographer either in studio conditions or in a stunning locale like the streets of Venice or a castle in Scotland, but don’t be distracted by the artistry. Instead, concentrate on the clothing.

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This means looking at as many pictures of what you want to buy as are available. Fortunately, most online shops will provide multiple angles and shots, probably some of a model or dresser’s dummy wearing the product as part of a whole outfit, some front and back shots of the item in isolation, and some close-ups of the material. Fort Belvedere is a great example of this. With a plethora of photos, you can open each image and mouse over to zoom in or blow it up as large as you can to see the details.

Use a laptop or monitor rather than your tiny phone screen. Depending on site features, sometimes images cannot be expanded big enough to get the best look. In such cases, opening the image in a new tab can help. Using the zoom feature or pinching to spread the image open on a touchscreen to get a view that’s at 150-300% can also be helpful. Key things to focus on are the color, the pattern, and the texture.

Multiple views of a sport coat
Multiple expandable views of a Proper Cloth sport coat

Check the Color and Pattern

Color looks different if the item is shot in a studio or outdoors in the sun. Companies that are considerate will therefore photograph items against a neutral or gray background to present something close to a true representation of the color. Still, most of the time, the color of an item is darker than what you see online, because the photographs make use of bright flash. Screens also differ in how they represent color tones, so try to look at your item on multiple devices. For example, you may have a home laptop, work laptop, tablet and phone; use most (if not all) of them to compare color on the same item. You’ll eventually find which device provides the truest color and learn to rely on that.

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Pantone blue tones; do they look the same on all your devices?

Exact color is particularly important if you have exacting demands and want to coordinate with a specific item you already own. For example, just because something is called “navy” it may be dark or more toward medium blue. This can affect how well it pairs with a particular gray jacket that you own. Tones of off-white are particularly hard to sort out in photographs, so they really deserve a lot of scrutiny. Some off-whites contain yellow undertones, others brown, and others gray, and the difference is important in what you can combine with them.

Two Approaches to Contrasting Off-White
The Hogtown Rake and Simon Crompton wearing two different shades of off-white pants

With complex checks and even windowpanes, it can be difficult to sort out the individual colors onscreen. Something that looks like a two-color check can easily contain a hidden third color that isn’t noticeable unless you look closely; lines that seem to be blue can really be green, and any unperceived difference can result in the garment not pairing the way you would like or expect.

Can you tell what the colors are making up these patterned Rubinacci jackets? The one on the left is red, yellow and green; at right is brown and green.

Examine the Texture

Lastly, examining online images closely can help you notice unexpected pattern or texture. Something that looks like a smooth solid from afar can actually be made up of a micro-pattern or a textured weave comprised of different colored threads. Zooming in can help you make the right choice about buying.

This olive green suit reads like a solid from afar but actually has a puckered seersucker-like texture

Know What Details to Look for

It’s said that it takes a while for you to develop “the eye,” the ability to look at an article of clothing and spot all the defining features. With practice, you can look at a photo of a suit jacket or sport coat and home in on little things that make a difference to you. As an amateur, you may not be able to tell a peak lapel from a notch, and if a suit is listed as “100% wool,” whether it’s worsted, flannel, or fresco.

Flannel vs. Fresco
Flannel (top) vs. Fresco (bottom)

After you train your eye from viewing a lot of examples and simply learning about technical details from reading articles on The Gentleman’s Gazette, the details will be easy to spot, and you’ll be able to identify a summer fresco from its weave or a winter flannel from its brushed look at a glance. You can also see whether a jacket’s gorge height (where the notch of the lapel is located) and the buttoning point are where you like them to suit your physique. You’ll be able to judge things like how thick a knot will result from tying a tie based on seeing the fabric in a photo, or whether a jacket’s length will hit at the right spot. You may not know these things until after you’ve tried (and returned) a bunch of different items, but once you know what you’re looking for, you can easily check for them in a product image.

Match Photos to Your Existing Wardrobe

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Laying items next to each other, including a photo of what you want to buy online, helps ensure coordination

Here’s a unique tip from the author (Dr. Christopher Lee): a somewhat unusual thing that I do when I find something I like online is to blow it up to a decent size and hold it up next to something I already own that I would coordinate with the item. This is especially useful when considering bolder, and therefore riskier, colors online. Try to get a true rendition of the tone on screen, and put it next to the things you own. Ties are easy to expand to close to actual size, so I put on a shirt and jacket and hold the tie up to them on my tablet. If I see a pair of pants in an interesting color online, I lay a shirt and jacket on my bed and put the screen next to them. This has saved me from buying items that would not have been a good match to my existing wardrobe.

2. Buy What You’ll Actually Wear

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Does this pair of yellow pants suit your personality?

Related to the principle of buying to fit your wardrobe, it’s also important to buy for your taste and lifestyle. Bright summer pants may look great on an Italian model, but if they’re not something you’d wear living in suburban Michigan, don’t buy them. In particular, understand your level of formality. If you never wear suits for work or in your free time, don’t be tempted to get another one even if you find a beauty on the web.

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Are you a bow tie guy or do you prefer neckties?

You can spend your money on more casual items that you’ll actually use, like sport coats or sweaters. You can appreciate the beauty of something like an ancient madder bow tie, but that doesn’t mean you need to buy one; maybe you’re more of a casual knit necktie guy instead. As the great philosopher, Socrates said, “know thyself.”

3. Read Item Descriptions Closely

Just like viewing images carefully, reading the product details closely is an important key to success in making online purchases. However, it is also the opposite of how you would normally read online, which is to skim and scroll quickly. Resist this impulse and expand the full description and details of something you want to buy, reading slowly.

Written details of a Liverano suit
Details of a Liverano suit from The Armoury

When I teach college classes online, I find students can skip part of the instructions and end up failing the assignment; don’t fail at your online purchases. Check dimensions and measurements in particular. How long and wide is the tie? How high is the rise on the pair of pants? Is the garment fully lined? Is it slim or regular fit? Know what aspects of classic menswear matter to you, and verify them by reading the description. Fabric weight is important when judging what season the item is good for. The best stores will provide such key information. If a detail is missing, like the width of a trouser leg, email the company to ask.

4. Know Your Measurements

A key component of reading closely is finding the exact measurements for your size, since sizing isn’t standard from company to company. This requires you to know your own measurements.

Know Your Measurements
Know your measurements

For most ready-to-wear items, dimensions are provided online as a flat measurement, so you can take existing articles of clothing from your closet and measure them yourself without assistance. On a shirt or jacket, the key dimensions would be the length of your sleeves, the width of your shoulders and chest and perhaps the waist. For pants, know your waist and thigh width, the width of your pants leg opening, and ideal rise. Inseam is needed for casual pants but unimportant for dress pants, which usually come unhemmed. Since you can’t try before you buy, comparing these key measurements to a chart on the company website will determine whether something will fit you or whether you need to size up or down.

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Ace Marks size conversion chart

Remember, sizes aren’t standardized in all dimensions. One brand’s overall fit can be more snug or generous than another’s. When in doubt, always go slightly bigger rather than smaller, as a tailor can more easily take in clothes than let them out. On websites outside the United States, dimensions will require you to convert from centimeters to inches, so be aware of that.

Taking in a jacket
A jacket can be taken in more easily than made bigger

Beyond this, learn the ideal measurements for accessories, as well; how long are your favorite ties? How many inches square are your best pocket squares? It’s somewhat remarkable that a set of three or four numbers determines not only a good vs. bad ready-to-wear fit, but satisfaction as opposed to disappointment, so there’s no excuse not to record your measurements in a document when online shopping.

5. Take Your Time – Don’t Rush to Buy

Avoid impulse buys at all costs. Online shopping can be too easy; something catches your eye and with autofill and a few clicks, you’ve paid for it and it’s on its way to your door. Don’t just throw something in your cart and buy it in two minutes. Even though everything online seems to move at the speed of light, you can slow down. Just like reading closely, this requires you to go against normal practice. Let that shirt or tie or pocket square sit in your cart for a while, so you can think about it. If you still desire the item and find you’re interested after a few days, pull the trigger.

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Take your time before buying

Here’s an additional budgetary exercise to try: once you find something that catches your eye, let it sit in your online shopping cart for multiple weeks. If you find yourself thinking about the item repeatedly and visit the site again to view it again, this is a sign that it’s likely worth buying. Most of the time when I’ve considered something for that long, I don’t end up regretting the purchase. What’s more, the anticipation and looking at the product often actually helps build enjoyment and appreciation when it finally does arrive. Just don’t wait too long if you wear a popular size, if an item seems to be going fast, or you know it’s something a lot of people will want.

6. Avoid Outlet Stores and Extreme Discounts

Especially if you have a strict clothes budget, it can be tempting to buy items off from outlets or at deep discounts, but, based on experience, this is an unreliable process. End-of-season sales usually feature things that were not popular for good reason, like an unusual color or pattern. Unless you’re sure you like the style, don’t help the store clean mistakes off its shelves. Stores that sell bargain items all year long, like $ 10 ties and suits for $ 199, are also definitely to be avoided if you’re serious about quality. Outlet shops similarly offer the lure of getting a steal, but, again, you won’t find premium items.

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An example of an unusual discounted item from Yoox: a Cucinelli linen shirts with both stripes and a geometric pattern along with mandarin collar.

The Italian outlet site Yoox, which sells Brunello Cucinelli, Tod’s, Armani and others, is an example of what can go wrong with relying on deep discounters. Because product photos lack multiple angles and contain almost no written descriptions or measurements, you’ll find most of your purchases will go back. They’ll be the rejects of the previous seasons, the products that didn’t move well, and either look strange or fit badly. eBay and the secondhand market can be better if you find one-offs of quality, but with resellers, reading the details and scrutinizing the photos is even more important.

7. Rely on Brands You Trust

Sven Raphael Schneider with Fort Belvedere Products
Sven Raphael Schneider with an array of Fort Belvedere products

Instead, learn to use trusted shops and brands you know from experience will fit you well while offering high quality items; they’ll eliminate the risk. If you find a company that is consistent and whose items suit you, lean on them for most of your purchases. Fort Belvedere is a great example, as it is backed by the reputation of The Gentleman’s Gazette and founder Sven Raphael Schneider, who personally selects and designs the world’s finest products to offer for sale. You can trust it and order without anxiety. Customer reviews can also help filter the best products and brands, but most menswear boutiques don’t provide them, while larger stores will. The Fort Belvedere site is an exception in this regard, providing authentic customer feedback that reinforces the quality of its offerings.

Reviews of Fort Belvedere products
Review page from Fort Belvedere

Conclusion

When it comes to buying classic menswear, the experience of shopping is often a reward in itself. Bespoke tailors often talk about how their clients love to return on a regular basis because they enjoy selecting fabrics, getting measured, talking to the artisans, and so on. Even if you can’t afford luxury bespoke, there is something about browsing in a boutique and chatting with a fellow aficionado that makes an in-person experience valuable. So, ultimately, it’s worth trying some purchases in physical stores and even taking a pilgrimage to a sartorial destination. Still, most of us can’t pick up and travel to Naples for a shirt or Beijing for a suit, so we need to rely on the internet to indulge our interest. By following the various steps detailed above, we can turn the online shopping process into a fun experience of its own with successful results.

Do you use any of the steps presented in the article? Do you have buyer tips of your own? Share with the Gentleman’s Gazette community in the Comments section below.


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Last month, YouTube and Facebook live streamed the mass shooting of people at two New Zealand mosques. Both services struggled to prevent the spread of the the recorded video.

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In the ongoing — and sometimes vicious — vaccination debates online, pediatricians who are vocal vaccine advocates have become frequent targets of anti-vaxers.


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Become a digital marketing guru with these cheap online courses

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It’s both amazing and completely bonkers that you only really need a computer and a reliable internet connection to make good money in 2019. And while you can always learn how to code and build websites for companies, there’s also money to be made in digital marketing (lots of it, FYI).

But digital marketing has also expanded significantly to include much, much more than setting up an Instagram account and posting photos of your cat. If you’re interested in training to become an elite digital marketer or social media manager, check out these online courses that can help you get started. Read more…

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Aid Access, a European organization that provides doctor-prescribed abortion pills by mail, is under scrutiny by the US Food and Drug Administration.


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George Michael’s art collection goes on sale in online auction

More than 170 art works from George Michael’s private collection go on sale in an online auction from Friday to raise money for philanthropic causes the late British singer and songwriter had supported.


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Toya Wright Claps Back At Online Trolls Insulting Her Youngest Daughter

Toya Wright wants you to know she’s not here for the online bullying. Her 1-year-old daughter, Reign Ryan Rushing, that she shares with NBA agent Red Rushing has been the target of some unflattering comments on social media. Wright, who also shares a teen daughter Reginae Carter with ex-husband Lil Wayne, clapped back to trolls who made comments about Reign on a recent Instagram post.

 

While most comments were supportive, even after the post, there were people still commenting on the child’s looks with one particularly vile commenter saying Toya should consider who she has kids with next time.

Reginae also posted an angry Snapchat video telling people they needed to stop insulting her sister.

Many commenters said that both children look like their fathers.

 

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Celebrities often post pictures of their children, many of whom, like any children, may go through awkward stages. Since they didn’t choose the life their parents did, do you think celebrity kids should be off limits or because of so much oversharing and so many trolls on social media, that celebs should limit their children’s exposure?

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Calling all wannabe project managers: Learn Lean and Six Sigma with this online training

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Without a coach to call, direct, and execute plays, a football team is just a bunch of beefy dudes running chaotically after a leather spheroid. 

In a similar vein, corporate teams can struggle to achieve desired outcomes if they lack the planning, organization, and oversight of a skilled project manager. Such professionals are the oil that keeps a company’s engine running smoothly; they’re the reason why shit gets done, and done efficiently.

Lean and Six Sigma are a pair of methodologies that contributes to a project manager’s valuable ability to effectively lead a team — and they can both be learned via online courses. Read more…

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Why Ctrip, China’s Largest Online Travel Agent, Will Be Celebrating Chinese New Year

The largest annual human migration is underway. China’s 1.7 billion population will make 3 billion trips around Chinese New Year on February 5, according to government officials. It’s a logistical nightmare, clogging China’s airports, train stations and highways with traffic. But, for China’s leading online travel agent Ctrip.com International, it’s also a giant pay day.

The $ 20 billion Nasdaq-listed travel agent occupies 60% of China’s online travel industry and is the world’s second-largest online travel agent (OTA) after Priceline Group in terms of gross merchandise value, which measures the total value of services sold through a company’s platform. The Shanghai-based Ctrip, which bought flight comparison site Sky Scanner in 2016 and operates in the U.S. as Trip.com, expects to service 390 million domestic and seven million outbound trips by Chinese tourists this Chinese New Year.

According to Ctrip, Thailand, Japan and Indonesia will be the most popular overseas destinations for China’s tourists this New Year. The U.S. ranks number seven on that list, the same place it held in 2017. Ctrip co-founder and executive chairman James Liang said in January that he doesn’t expect China’s ongoing trade war with the U.S. to affect Chinese travel plans.

Liang founded Ctrip as a travel comparison site in 1999 after working eight years at Silicon Valley software company Oracle. Neil Shen, now founder and managing partner at Sequoia Capital China, joined as Liang’s co-founder along with Ctrip president Min Fan and board director Qi Ji.

The company’s first revenues came from hotel bookings, into which Ctrip expanded after the dotcom bubble burst and investor capital dried up. Two years later the company added flight reservations to its portfolio of services, then package holidays, corporate travel, bus tickets, train tickets and travel logistics.

Since 2003, when the company listed on Nasdaq, its market cap has swollen to 40-times its pre-IPO value and annual revenues have surged from $ 40.3 million in 2004 to $ 4.1 billion in 2017.

“The buying power is there, in China,” says CEO Jane Sun, who joined the company as CFO in 2005 after spending 12 years working in Silicon Valley finance. “In 2017 we offered 22 high-end tour packages priced at $ 200,000 each. It only took us 17 seconds to sell them all.”

According to McKinsey & Company, Chinese tourists made 131 million trips overseas in 2017 and spent a total $ 250 billion. The consultancy expects those figures to grow to 160 million and $ 350 billion by 2020. With only 5% of Chinese citizens owning a passport, outbound travel has exceptional room for growth and is one of the reasons why Ctrip was included amongst Fortune’s list of “Future 50” companies with strong growth prospects.

Ctrip’s tech prowess is one of its strengths. Sun says the company invests heavily in ABC – artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing – and uses its proprietary data analytics to do things like push targeted adverts towards customers and help business partners such as hotels predict peak periods.

In 2017 Ctrip created a credit rating system – ever more the vogue in China – based on customer’s booking history. In a letter to shareholders, Sun explained that customers with higher credit scores will enjoy perks, such as deferring payment until arrival, and the system also allows service providers to “get a better sense of what kind of customers they will serve.”

However China’s two most formidable tech titans, Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings, are both invested in the travel market too. Alibaba’s travel unit Fliggy, launched in 2014, has chipped away at Ctrip’s share in flight sales and, according to analytics company Trust Data, Tencent-backed Meituan Travel surpassed Ctrip in hotel bookings by volume last year.

Ctrip’s executives have routinely dismissed the idea that Meituan or Alibaba poses a threat to their own business and maybe that’s fair. With China’s outbound travel market still so unsaturated, there’ll be room for more than one player.

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Sexual Compatibility Takes Backseat To Political Compatibility In Online Dating

Times are a changin’ … again as it always does. But specifically, the issue here is that people are choosing their date mates more on their politics than how good the sex is. Yep, that’s a huge change.

Find out more about in this excerpt from Huffington Post:

Since the 2016 election, the OkCupid team noticed such a strong interest in politics that it began sending its users push notifications with questions about specific issues and political figures. On Jan. 10, the day Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border, the app sent a new question to users: “Do you support the wall?” Eleven thousand people answered the question that day, and the number has climbed to 1.5 million since then. While 87 percent said they don’t support the wall at all, 8 percent said they do; 3 percent said they support building a wall if Mexico pays, and the remaining 2 percent said they only support the wall if Mexico doesn’t have to pay.

OkCupid, like most dating apps, won’t share its exact number of users or any specific demographic breakdowns. But Hobley said the users skew millennial and urban, two groups that tend to lean liberal, with an even number of men and women. She said she has observed from internal data what others have reported ― that conservative men are having an increasingly hard time dating online, particularly in metropolitan areas.

“You may have read that Trump staffers can’t get laid,” Hobley said. “It’s kind of true, based on what we’re seeing, that Trump supporters are having these issues.”

Since the app has been asking the simple question, “Trump?”, since his election, 90 percent of users have responded “no” or “hell no,” indicating that the app should not even show the people who support the president. Millennial women, unsurprisingly, are the most likely to prioritize politics in online dating. Seventy-three percent of them (compared to 56 percent of millennial men) have told OkCupid they’re looking to date someone of the same political party, and half of all women on the app say they won’t date someone who doesn’t vote in elections.

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Parkland Families Taunted, Threatened by Online Troll, FBI Says

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A California man allegedly took on the guise of accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz to taunt, threaten, and cyberstalk the loved ones of Cruz’s victims online—during the first Christmas holidays since they were killed.

For nearly three weeks from late December into January, Santa Ana resident Brandon Fleury allegedly bombarded family and friends of those killed in last year’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High with messages like, “I killed your loved ones hahaha” and “I gave them no mercy” on Instagram. He used multiple Instagram accounts—including one with the username “nikolas.killed.your.sister.”—to mock and threaten the family and friends of the victims multiple times a day, prosecutors say.

According to a criminal complaint filed Friday in the Southern District of Florida, Fleury repeatedly tagged them in posts to remind them of their loss, “cheering the deaths of their loved ones,” and at one point even threatened to kidnap them while posing as Ted Bundy.

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How to Watch the NFL Playoffs Today Online for Free, Including the Cowboys vs. Rams Game

The NFL playoffs are in full swing this weekend, with four games scheduled that will narrow the field of teams fighting for a spot in the 2019 Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3. The two NFL playoff games today (Saturday, January 12) are: Colts vs. Chiefs and Cowboys vs. Rams.

Both matchups are interesting. The Indianapolis Colts are arguably the NFL’s hottest team: After starting 2018 at 1-5, Andrew Luck and the Colts have won their last five games, including an impressive Wild Card playoff win on the road against the Houston Texans last weekend. Still, the 12-4 Kansas City Chiefs, playing at home with one of the league’s most potent offenses, are 5.5-point favorites to beat the Colts in the AFC divisional playoffs on Saturday.

The Dallas Cowboys, meanwhile, are easily the hottest NFC team right now. The Cowboys won seven of their final eight regular season games, and then edged the Seattle Seahawks 24-22 in the playoff opening round. But the 13-3 Los Angeles Rams have been one of the league’s best teams all year long, and the betting odds for the Cowboys vs. Rams game Saturday night indicate the Rams are 7-point favorites to win at home.

The TV broadcasts for the NFL playoffs are all being handled by free, over-the-air broadcast networks. So it’s super simple to watch NFL playoff games for free on TV. What’s more, fans can also live stream the NFL playoffs for free on their phones, or even watch NFL playoff games online for free on other screens. Here are all the details you need.

What Channel Is the Cowboys vs. Rams Game On Today?

What time does the Colts vs. Chiefs game start today? How about the Cowboys vs. Rams game? What channels are broadcasting the NFL playoff games today? And how about the NFL playoffs on Sunday?

Here’s all the info you need, starting with the NFL game schedule today, Saturday, January 12:

• Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:35 p.m. ET on NBC
• Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. ET on Fox

Here’s the NFL playoff schedule for Sunday, January 13:

• Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots, 1:05 p.m. ET on CBS
• Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints, 4:40 p.m. ET on Fox

It’s very easy to watch NFL playoff games for free on TV today and Sunday. If you have cable TV or another pay TV package, it probably comes with local broadcasts of network TV channels, including NBC, Fox, and CBS.

If you don’t have cable, you can still watch the NFL playoffs with a digital antenna. A basic HDTV antenna costs around $ 25, and once it’s hooked up to a TV in most of the country you’ll be able to watch local affiliates for over-the-air TV networks such as ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, as well as PBS.

Watching broadcast TV with a digital antenna is totally free, and comes in hi-def. What channels you get with an HDTV antenna in your home may vary, however, based on the strength of the antenna, its positioning in your house or apartment, and where you live.

How to Live Stream the NFL Playoffs for Free Today

To live stream NFL games —including the playoffs this weekend and the Super Bowl — on your phone, download the NFL App or Yahoo Sports mobile app. Both are free to download and provide free NFL game live streams on phones (and sometimes, tablets).

Either app will allow you to watch the NFL playoffs online for free on your phone. Unfortunately, the NFL App and Yahoo Sports app do not allow fans to live stream NFL games on smart TVs or laptops. You can’t use them to screencast games to your TV either. They work only with smaller screens — smartphones, specifically, and sometimes tablets.

How to Watch the NFL Playoffs Online for Free: Cowboys vs. Rams

If you’re hunting for another way to watch the NFL playoff games today online on a smart TV or another large screen, consider signing up for a free trial of a streaming TV service that includes local broadcast TV channels in its packages.

In most of the country, the streaming TV services Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV include CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox in packages, alongside dozens of other “pay TV” channels. Another service, Sling TV, includes local Fox and NBC stations in certain parts of the country.

The cost of these live stream TV services normally starts at $ 25 to $ 45 per month. But they are all available to new subscribers for free during free-trial periods that last about a week.

So you could watch the NFL playoff games online for free this weekend by subscribing to a streaming TV service and taking advantage of the free trial. You’d then have the rest of the week to try out the service before deciding if you want to pay up.

If you ultimately decide you do not want to become a paying subscriber, remember to cancel the streaming TV service before the free trial ends. If you miss the deadline, you’ll be charged in full for the first month.

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How to Watch the NFL Playoffs Online for Free Today, Including the Seahawks vs. Cowboys Game

The 2019 NFL playoffs kick off this weekend, with two Wild Card round games on Saturday, January 5: Colts vs. Texans and Seahawks vs. Cowboys.

Both NFL playoff games on Saturday are expected to be close: The Wild Card betting odds indicate that the Texans and Cowboys — the home teams in both games — are favored to win, but only by a margin of 2 points or less.

The NFL playoff games this weekend are being broadcast nationally on a mix of channels: CBS, Fox, NBC, ABC, and ESPN. There are plenty of ways to watch the NFL playoffs — online or on TV — for free, and you can even live stream the NFL playoff game for free that’s airing on the pay channel ESPN (Colts vs. Texans).

Here’s all the info you need for how to watch the NFL playoffs for free in 2019.

When Do the NFL Playoff Games Start Today?

What channel are the NFL playoffs on during Wild Card weekend, and when do the games start? Here’s the NFL playoff schedule for Saturday, January 5:

• Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans, 4:35 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN
• Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys, 8:15 p.m. ET on Fox

And here are the NFL playoff game times for Sunday, January 6:

• Los Angeles Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1:05 p.m. ET on CBS
• Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears, 4:40 p.m. ET on NBC

If you have cable or another pay TV service that includes broadcast networks (and ESPN) in your package, it’s easy to watch the NFL games this weekend. All you need to do is find the appropriate channel and tune in. But there are also plenty of options to watch the NFL playoffs for free if you don’t have cable.

How to Watch the Seahawks vs. Cowboys Game for Free

Free, over-the-air networks have the TV broadcasts for Colts vs. Texans and Seahawks vs. Cowboys games today, as well as Chargers vs. Ravens and Eagles vs. Bears on Sunday.

You don’t need cable to watch these NFL playoff games for free on TV. All you need in most of the country is a digital antenna.

You can buy a decent HDTV antenna for around $ 25. Once it’s connected to your TV, it will function similarly to old-fashion “rabbit ears” antennas, allowing you to watch unlimited local broadcasts of major free networks, including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and PBS, in hi-def.

In most of the country, viewers can tune in all the major networks with a basic digital antenna, though which broadcast TV channels you get will vary based on the strength of the antenna, where you live, and where the antenna is positioned in your home. You may have to move your antenna around a bit to see where the signal is strongest for Fox, CBS, NBC, and other local channels.

How to Live Stream the NFL Playoffs for Free

The NFL App and Yahoo Sports mobile app allow users to watch nationally broadcast NFL games on a phone (and in some cases, a tablet). That means you can use these apps to watch the 2019 NFL playoffs in their entirety — including the Colts vs. Texans game, airing on ABC and ESPN — along with the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3.

The NFL App and Yahoo Sports app are free to download, and the NFL game live streams are free as well. Take note, however, that the free live streams are available only on smartphones and tablets. So you can’t use these apps to screencast games to your TV, or to watch the NFL playoffs on any other kind of (larger) screen, such as a laptop or smart TV. Also, in some cases, the live streams may not work when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, so you may have to use up data in order to watch NFL games on your phone.

How to Watch the NFL Playoffs Online for Free

If you’re struggling to figure out a way to watch one or more NFL playoff games online for free during Wild Card weekend, consider registering for a free trial with a streaming TV service that includes the channels you need in its packages.

How does streaming TV work? For those unfamiliar with this increasingly popular alternative to cable, streaming TV services bundle together dozens of pay channels for subscribers, very similarly to cable. However, live streaming TV subscribers watch all of their content on connected devices, rather than watching channels only on TV. Streaming TV packages generally cost less than cable, and come with fewer fees as well.

In most of the country, the streaming TV services Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV include local broadcasts of channels like CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC in their packages.

Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and another service, Sling TV, also include ESPN in certain basic packages. Sling TV also comes with local NBC and Fox broadcasts in select markets. (Fubo TV, on the other hand, does not include ESPN in any streaming TV packages.)

How much does streaming TV cost? And what’s the best live streaming TV service? Sling TV is the cheapest streaming TV service that includes ESPN, starting at $ 25 per month. The other streaming TV options cited above start at about $ 40 per month. The list of channels and amenities included with each service varies widely, so it’s best to shop around and look closely at the fine print to figure out which streaming TV service is best for you.

Luckily, all streaming TV services give free trials that last about a week for new subscribers. So, if you want to watch the NFL playoffs online for free this weekend, you could sign up for a new subscription and catch all the Wild Card weekend games without paying a dime.

You’d then have the rest of the week to try out the service before being charged. Just remember that if you ultimately decide you do not want to become a paying subscriber, you must cancel before the free-trial period ends. If you miss the deadline, you’ll be charged in full for the first month.

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‘Overwatch’ Makes Voice Chat Essential, But is Winning Worth The Online Abuse?

Unlike most team-based shooters, in Overwatch, voice chat is essential if you want to perform well at the upper echelons of competitive play. Ignoring the every player for themselves approach of its contemporaries, Blizzard‘s shooter is refreshingly team-oriented and here working collectively as a team can go a long way. From strategizing to shot-calling, here, communication is always key to winning.

Despite this, bafflingly, lots of Overwatch players actively refrain from using voice chat. Not only do some players decide against talking in the voice channel—some even go as far as to leave it entirely, meaning that they can’t even hear those who are using the feature. Why? <Well, as with many other online games, Overwatch can be a platform that’s plagued with toxicity. While popping on for a quick bit of pew pewery, it’s sadly not uncommon to hear an angry voice yelling personal attacks or even hate speech in the voice channels of Blizzard’s shooter. Like with the rest of the internet, here players revel in the anonymity they’re afforded by voice chat, using the feature as a means of bullying others with little consequence.

So, in an effort to understand why people do and don’t use voice chat, we spoke with Josh Bishop, Aimee Hart, and Natalie Flores. All avid players of Overwatch, they each had their own unique opinions on the pros and cons of voice chat in competitive Overwatch.

Josh’s story



I didn’t use voice chat in the past. It felt really bad whenever I got flamed in Overwatch—I don’t really know why, but in Overwatch specifically, it felt worse than other games. A while back I joined a Diamond/Masters Overwatch team and ever since then I’ve used voice chat because the part I enjoy now is the teamwork aspect. I definitely feel this is the best game out there for teamwork and that not using voice chat does kind of mess up you and your team. Now I don’t care much about what they say and if I get a particularly annoying person in one of my games I just mute them specifically instead of leaving the entire channel.

Back when I would regularly leave voice chat I liked to play Mei. Even if she wasn’t amazing, she was still playable and I definitely won games on her. No one else really agreed with me, though, and the second I would pick Mei everyone would scream at me and want me to switch. I will say that this is for sure the most toxic community I’ve ever been a part of, for reasons just like this. They’re angry all the time for no reason.

It sounds strange to say, but I feel League of Legends’ toxicity isn’t anywhere near as bad. I think it’s because they don’t flame you often for your pick or other dumb things like that—they flame you over whether or not your decisions are correct. This doesn’t bother me as much because I stand by my decisions usually. Plus, it’s all through text. League has no voice chat at all. I just mute their chat and forget they exist. When I’m trying really hard in ranked I just mute chat right when the game starts.

If I’m playing ranked and trying hard to win, that’s what I do. I have a habit of trying to type back when people get toxic. I feel like I have to be the one defending everyone from the flame. Also, in League not much that gets typed is important. I’d say maybe 5% of messages are important.

LoL has a very good system of pings so you can communicate without having to type it all out. You can press one button to bring up a menu of four pings; enemy missing, on my way, be careful, and I need assistance. On top of that, you can ping enemy abilities and items to call attention to them or to ping that they’re on cooldown or whatever else. None of these things get muted when you mute chat.

Flamed for choosing his favorite heroes but receptive of the fact that voice chat is essential for successful team play, Josh has resolved to mute toxic players with a zero-tolerance policy toward toxicity. This is a quick fix and does remove the toxic elements of the game, but it also limits Josh’s ability to communicate with some teammates. In order to block out their toxic behavior, all lines of communication must be severed, which directly impinges on team play.

Aimee’s story


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It was a while back but I can remember who I was playing and everything because it was just that good, y’know?
I didn’t used to like voice chat, but I used to watch a streamer called RagTagg and he was always like “you’ll do better in competitive if you talk. You may not want to, but you’ve gotta do it if you want to do well.” So, I tried it out myself, and it was pretty hit and miss. Sometimes we’d win, sometimes we’d lose. I found that I was mostly by myself on voice chat, which I didn’t mind because I’m quite shy.

Until it got to that game. It was competitive (Gold) and I was on King’s Row. I was playing D.VA and to be honest, we didn’t have a good team. I can’t remember the full composition, but I know there was a Mercy and a Widowmaker, and I was the only tank. So, it wasn’t great, but I didn’t tell them to change and was like “okay, we’d probably do better if we had another tank and another healer, but if you don’t want to change then that’s okay. Just have fun.” Or…something along those lines.

Like, it was definitely forced positivity at that point, solely because I’d been miserable on competitive before and got real toxic so now I was like “LET’S BE POSITIVE –EVEN WITH DIRE ODDS.”

We’d pushed the payload to the very last point on King’s Row, but we couldn’t complete it.It was the enemy’s turn, and just as we were preparing, someone on our team suddenly left.I can’t remember who it was, but I know it wasn’t Mercy or Widowmaker because I remember them distinctly.

Like I said, I could tell the team was down and we were stumbling a lot. The enemy team took the first point easily and by that time I just knew if we didn’t do something then we’d lose for sure.

At that time I went off voice chat because I could feel myself getting angry and didn’t want to take it out on anyone; but,  just as they went past the first corner of the payload, I was like “ah, f** it” and went back on chat and was like “alright, I know it looks bad but I think we can do this. We’re trickling in at the moment, but I’ve got my ult and if we can get rid of the tank (I think it was Rein) then I can do my ult and we can hold the payload,” or something along those lines. It was a really long time ago—I think Orisa had just been added to the game.

But anyway, we teamed up and managed to get Rein out of the picture and I flew my mech into the enemy team and BAM! Caught them completely unaware and it was a team kill.

Then I think it was Widow or Mercy who came on the voice chat and was like “YES! Go D.VA! We can do this everyone!” He was an American guy for definite, because he had a real thick accent. And honest to GOD we ended up winning. It was so great. Me and the guy were cheering when we won and just spammed thanks. Honestly, it was the best feeling in the world. I’ve not had a comp match like that for ages.
Aimee’s story is warm and uplifting, highlighting the side of Overwatch that players dream of. Aimee is the person you want on your team—the anti-toxic teammates who praises you when you do well and forgives you when you make a mistake. When Aimee told us this, we don’t think she knew that she was the star of the story, but that’s just how it is. If more people were like this, Overwatch’s toxicity problem would be solved in a heartbeat.

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So basically, sometimes I’ll play overwatch with my friends and I’ll want to play a little more after they take their leave. When that happens, I have to disconnect my headphones, plug in my splitter cable with the headphone jack, and plug my headphones back into that so that I can join voice chat without my own voice getting picked up. This is how I play Overwatch, because voice chat is super important since it’s supposed to be a team-based game.

Sometimes, I’m a little Zenyatta getting focused by the enemy team, but I’d rather frustratingly keep dying and drop in rank—which I honestly take pretty seriously as someone who is really involved with this game—than to go on voice chat with my microphone

I think the last time I went on mic was when I was playing as Mercy in a competitive match on Lijiang Tower. I hadn’t been using my mic for most of the match, but when I got attacked by an asshole for not healing enough (despite healing 8k at that point and doing my best with the other healer on our team that was focusing more on attacking than healing), I got on mic to tell him how much I had healed and that I wasn’t the problem, actually.

He then proceeded to call me a dirty whore and got super aggressive and hostile, and nobody was defending me, so when he said that, I just nodded and told them “Oh, I see how it is. Well, nice game!” and I purposely left the match, which I never usually do.

If it’s not that kind of interaction, then the other interaction in voice chat that I most vividly remember is playing on Eichenwalde with a team of dudes who seemed pretty nice, which made me felt confident going in voice chat and making callouts, strategizing, etc.

Almost immediately after I joined voice chat, this one guy started to fawn over my voice, telling me it was really cute and repeating some of the things I’d say, saying that he just loved my voice. He kept doing that and it was super distracting because I just wanted to focus on the game, but instead I was thinking about how much he was Othering me from the rest of the team.

It was the exact opposite of calling me a dirty whore; it was nice, even if flirtatious, but they both served the same purpose: to other me because I’m a woman. Any reason I should use voice chat for, like strategizing or asking for help since I tend to main supports and the enemy team often focuses me as a result, has never been a risk that compensates for the possible vitriol or othering I will experience.

You can never know—sometimes, a teammate may seem nice and not toxic, but then they’ll say something is “so gay” when we’re in 2018. And, because you can never know, I’d rather not put myself at risk. So that’s how I play Overwatch now: with my splitter cable so that I can listen to people talk but never speak myself. I’m rarely afraid to voice my own opinions, and you know me as someone who definitely doesn’t shy away from doing that, but when it comes to playing online games, I shut down. It’s a bit uncomfortable, because I’d like to speak. I’m used to it—but I can’t do it in Overwatch.

The only times I will join voice chat are when I know another woman is in there. And I’ve had it happen to me, when I used to go into voice chat more often than not, that me speaking leads to another woman in the team plugging in her mic later on and feeling comfortable in speaking. I have almost 1,000 hours played in Overwatch. Maybe less than 30 of those hours have involved me participating in voice chat. And 30 is really generous, frankly.

Natalie brings a whole new issue to the table here. An avid Overwatch player, Natalie takes competitive matches very seriously and tries to use voice chat as much as possible. Tragically, her voice is what makes her teammates either toxic or distracting—purely because she’s a woman. This issue extends the whole way up to professional play, with Shanghai Dragons’ Geguri being the only woman currently playing in the Overwatch League. Alongside the general toxicity that ruins an objectively great game for so many people is a culture founded upon gendered insults and misogyny. The worst thing about Overwatch

Don’t make a stellar teammate like Josh mute you. Aim to be Aimee. Treat Natalie with the same degree of respect that you’d afford your very own friends and family. Overwatchvoice chat is a feature designed to make a team game team-oriented. It’s not for bullying people. It’s for helping them.

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How to Watch the Saints vs. Panthers ‘Monday Night Football’ Game Online for Free Tonight

NFL fans who want to watch the Saints vs. Panthers game on “Monday Night Football” for free tonight have several options for tuning in to this critical NFC South showdown.

While the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers TV broadcast is on ESPN, fans can still live stream “Monday Night Football” for free. All of the ways to watch the Saints vs. Panthers game online for free tonight are explained below.

But first, what about the Saints vs. Panthers matchup itself? Who is the favorite on “Monday Night Football” tonight?

Even though the 6-7 Carolina Panthers are playing at home at Bank of America Stadium, they are the underdogs. The New Orleans Saints, who are 11-2 and have already won the NFC South Division title, are 6.5-point favorites to beat their division rival Panthers. In fact, lately sports books say that the New Orleans Saints have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl in 2019.

But anything can happen in the NFL. Three other strong 2019 Super Bowl contenders — the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, and New England Patriots — lost their most recent games despite being favored to win.

Here’s all the info you need to watch the Saints vs. Panthers game — online or on TV — on “Monday Night Football” tonight.

What Time Does the Saints vs. Panthers Game Start Tonight?

“Monday Night Football” TV broadcasts, including the Panthers and Saints game tonight, are handled by ESPN. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.

ESPN is a pay channel included in most satellite and cable TV bundles. If you have such a pay TV package, all you need to do to watch the Saints vs. Panthers on “Monday Night Football” is find ESPN on your TV.

If you don’t have cable, you can still live stream the Saints vs. Panthers for free — at least on your phone, if not another device like a laptop or smart TV.

How to Live Stream the Saints vs. Panthers Game for Free

To live stream “Monday Night Football” and other NFL games for free on your phone, download the newest version of either the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL app. These apps provide free live streams of many NFL games, including tonight’s Saints vs. Panthers game on “Monday Night Football.”

Exactly what NFL games can you live stream free with the NFL App or Yahoo Sports app? Fans get free live streams of national game broadcasts such as “Monday Night Football” (broadcasted on ESPN), “Thursday Night Football” (Fox and NFL Network), and “Sunday Night Football (NBC), in addition to whatever NFL games are being broadcasted on their local CBS and Fox stations every Sunday afternoon.

Unfortunately, fans who are using these apps are limited to free live streaming on a tiny screen. The apps only stream NFL games on smartphones — so you can’t use them to watch “Monday Night Football” online for free on a laptop, smart TV, or any other larger screen.

How to Watch “Monday Night Football” for Free Online on a Smart TV or Laptop

Consider signing up for a free trial of a streaming TV service with ESPN if you want to watch the Saints vs. Panthers “Monday Night Football” game online for free tonight.

The streaming TV services Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV all include ESPN in certain packages. Prices for these streaming TV packages start at $ 25 to $ 45 per month, but new subscribers can check them out for free for about a week during free-trial periods.

Streaming TV services, for those who are unfamiliar, are similar to cable in that they bundle together dozens of pay channels for subscribers. The main difference with live streaming TV is that subscribers stream content on connected devices, rather than watching channels via TV. Streaming TV packages are generally cheaper, with fewer fees, than cable as well.

Which streaming TV service is best? Well, the amenities and included channels vary from provider to provider. Sling TV is the cheapest streaming TV service with ESPN. But Sling also has the fewest channels included in its basic package. Many other streaming TV services include broadcasts of local network TV — like ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox — in many parts of the country as well, which is something that is not yet available on Sling TV.

So it’s worth checking out all the fine print, and what channels are included (and not) with each streaming TV service before registering for a subscription. And if you sign up for a free trial and ultimately decide you do not want to become a paying subscriber, remember to cancel in time. If you don’t cancel before the free trial ends, you’ll be charged in full for the first month.

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How to Watch the NFL Games Today Online for Free, Including Patriots vs. Steelers and Eagles vs. Rams

It’s week 15 of the 2018 season, and key matchups with playoff implications on the NFL game schedule today include the Dolphins vs. Vikings, Cowboys vs. Colts, Patriots vs. Steelers — and the Eagles vs. Rams on “Sunday Night Football.”

What NFL games are on TV today? The answer depends on where you live.

The Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams “Sunday Night Football” game has a national broadcast on NBC stations around the country, so all NFL fans can watch that game. CBS and Fox have the rest of the NFL TV broadcasts on Sunday, December 16, though the schedule of what games are on TV today varies by region.

Local CBS and Fox channels broadcast the local team’s games, as well as select other NFL games every Sunday. It appears as if most of the country will get to watch the New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game, scheduled for a 4:25 p.m. ET start on CBS.

Here’s a guide for how to watch today’s NFL games for free — online or on TV — no matter where you live.

NFL Game Schedule Today: Sunday, December 16

Here is the full NFL TV broadcast schedule for today:

• Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Arizona Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Tennessee Titans vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Washington Redskins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Dallas Cowboys vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. ET on Fox
• New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS
• Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC

You don’t need cable TV to watch the Eagles vs. Rams on “Sunday Night Football” or the NFL games airing on your local CBS and Fox stations. In most of the country, all you need to watch football today is a digital antenna. A basic HDTV antenna costs around $ 25 or less, and it works similarly to an old-fashioned “rabbit ears” antenna, allowing viewers to watch local broadcasts of major over-the-air networks like CBS, Fox, NBC, and ABC for free.

The lineup of free TV channels you get with a digital antenna varies based on location and the strength of the antenna. But in most of the country, viewers can watch all the major networks for free by hooking their TV up to a digital antenna.

How to Live Stream NFL Games Today Free on Your Phone

If you want to live stream NFL games for free on your phone, download the latest version of the Yahoo Sports app or NFL App. These mobile phone apps provide free live streams of many NFL games. Specifically, mobile phone viewers can stream the NFL games that are airing on their local CBS and Fox stations, in addition to NFL games that are being broadcast national — including “Sunday Night Football” on NBC, “Monday Night Football” (ESPN), and “Thursday Night Football” (Fox).

The Yahoo Sports and NFL apps are both free. Fans should take note, however, that the free NFL game live streams are available only on smartphones. In other words, you cannot use these apps to watch NFL games online on a larger screen, such as a laptop or smart TV.

How to Watch NFL Games Online for Free

To watch NFL games online today on a screen that’s larger than your phone, consider signing up for a subscription with a streaming TV service such as Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, or YouTube TV. In most of the country, these live streaming TV services include broadcasts of local networks in their bundles of dozens of other channels. And yes, streaming TV subscribers can watch TV online on any device they like, after logging in to their account.

The lineup of channels and monthly costs for streaming TV services vary based on the provider. Packages for the services above generally start at $ 40 per month, but new subscribers can check them out for free during free-trial periods that last about a week.

Fans could watch NFL games online for free today, then, by signing up for a new subscription with one of these streaming TV services. Afterwards, there would be several more days to continue to try out the service and decide if you want to become a paying subscriber. If you ultimately do not want to subscribe, remember to cancel before the free trial ends.

How to Watch All the NFL Games Today

For all of the options cited above, fans are limited to watching only the games being broadcast by their local CBS and Fox stations on Sunday afternoon. What if you want to watch NFL games that aren’t being broadcast on TV in your area?

In that case, fans generally face the prospect of subscribing to a special package that includes broadcasts of out-of-market NFL games. The best-known package is DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket, which lets you watch out-of-market NFL games every Sunday. The price of NFL Sunday Ticket starts at $ 300 per season, on top of the cost of a pay TV subscription.

The cheaper way to watch out-of-market NFL games is by subscribing to NFL Game Pass package. It costs $ 99.99 for the season, and new subscribers can sign up for a seven-day free trial. NFL Game Pass subscribers can watch (or stream) out-of-market NFL games on Sunday, but they cannot watch games live. Instead, NFL games become available to subscribers after they have ended.

But if you can avoid spoilers on the news and social media, NFL Game Pass could be your best option for catching out-of-market games. It is not only cheaper than NFL Sunday Ticket, it allows fans to watch condensed, commercial-free versions of NFL games — which can save you a bunch of time.

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How to Watch NFL Games Online for Free Today, Including Rams vs. Bears on ‘Sunday Night Football’

The NFL games on TV today in week 14 of the 2018 season include exciting matchups like Patriots vs. Dolphins, Eagles vs. Cowboys, and Ravens vs. Chiefs, finishing up with a top-notch “Sunday Night Football” game: Rams vs. Bears.

The Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears are both leading their divisions — NFC West and NFC North, respectively — and either team could go far in the playoffs. In fact, the Rams, who are 11-1 and have the best record in the NFL, are now being given the best odds of winning the 2019 Super Bowl, scheduled for February 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

But there is plenty more football to be played before then, including a full roster of games on the NFL schedule today. Here’s a guide for how to watch today’s NFL games for free — online or on TV — around the country.

What Is the NFL Game Schedule Today for Sunday, December 9?

First off, football fans do not get to watch every NFL game for free today. NFL games are broadcast on the major networks, which are free, but fans are typically limited by which Sunday games are being aired locally in their region.

Everyone gets to watch the Rams vs. Bears “Sunday Night Football” game for free tonight, because it’s being broadcast nationally by NBC stations all over the country. Otherwise, fans will get to see a few (but not all) of the Sunday afternoon games for free that are airing on CBS and Fox.

Here’s the full NFL game schedule for Sunday, December 9, and what channels are broadcasting the games:

• New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Carolina Panthers vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS
• Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS
• Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox
• Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox
• Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox
• Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC

Unless you have a special NFL subscription package (see below) that includes broadcasts of out-of-market games, you’ll be limited to watching only the games airing on your local CBS and Fox stations. In general, that means you’ll receive broadcasts of your local team’s games, in addition to a couple of other NFL games that the networks believe will interest fans.

You don’t need cable TV or another pay TV subscription to watch these NFL games. All you need is a TV connected to a digital antenna. You can buy a decent HDTV antenna for around $ 25. Once it’s connected to your TV, you’ll be able to watch free, unlimited broadcast of over-the-air networks like CBS, Fox, NBC, ABC, and PBS.

Note, however, that the exact list of channels you can watch for free with a digital antenna varies based on where you live and the strength and position of the antenna you have.

How to Live Stream NFL Games for Free on Your Phone

What if you want to watch NFL games online today — on a phone or other device? There are a few possibilities.

To live stream NFL games for free on your phone, simply download the latest version of the Yahoo Sports app or NFL App. Both of these mobile phone apps have free live streams of all the NFL games that are airing on your local CBS, Fox, and NBC stations. (They also have free live streams of “Monday Night Football,” which is broadcast on the pay channel ESPN.)

The Yahoo Sports and NFL apps are totally free. They are free to download, and the NFL game live streams are free as well. However, the live streams are available only on phones. You cannot use these apps to watch NFL games on a larger screen, such as a tablet, laptop, or smart TV.

How to Watch NFL Games Online for Free on a Big Screen

To watch NFL games online today on any screen you want, considering registering for a free trial of a streaming TV service such as Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, or YouTube TV. These live streaming TV services bundle together dozens of channels into subscriber packages, and in most of the country they include local broadcasts of major networks like CBS, Fox, and NBC.

Packages for these streaming TV services start at about $ 40 per month, but all are available free to new subscribers during trial periods that last about a week. To watch NFL games online for free today, then, you could register as a new subscriber to one of these streaming services — and afterward still have nearly a full week to check them out.

Just remember, that if you don’t want to become a paying subscriber, you must cancel before the free trial ends.

How to Watch Every NFL Game Today

All of the options above work if you’re trying to watch NFL games broadcast on your local channels on Sunday. But what if you want to watch out-of-market NFL games — i.e., games that aren’t airing on your local CBS or Fox stations?

If that’s the case, you’ll need access to a subscription package that includes out-of-market NFL game broadcasts. NFL Game Pass package is the cheapest option ($ 99.99 for the season), and new subscribers can sign up for a seven-day free trial. NFL Game Pass subscribers can watch (or stream) out-of-market NFL games, but games are available only after they have ended. In other words, you can’t watch games live with NFL Game Pass.

The upside of NFL Game Pass is that the service allows subscribers to watch condensed, commercial-free versions of the games, which can be a huge time saver.

The other main option for fans who hope to watch out-of-market NFL games is DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket. Packages start at $ 300 per season (on top of a pay TV subscription), and viewers get to watch all out-of-market NFL games every Sunday. Unfortunately, there is no free trial for NFL Sunday Ticket.

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Happy Green Monday! Green Monday is considered the best sales day in December, usually the second Monday of December. There are tons of terrific online deals today that rival Black Friday.

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How to Watch the Vikings vs. Seahawks ‘Monday Night Football’ Game Online for Free

The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks face off on “Monday Night Football” tonight. And the Vikings vs. Seahawks game is a critical one as the 2018 playoff brackets start to take shape: Both teams have winning records (the Seahawks record is 7-5, while the Vikings are 6-5-1) and have a good chance of making the playoffs if they finish the regular season strong.

The “Monday Night Football” game tonight is being played at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, and the Vikings vs. Seahawks betting odds indicate that the home team Seahawks are 3-point favorites to win. The Seahawks are scoring an average of 26.6 points per game this season, compared to just under 23 points for the Vikings. The over-under in tonight’s game is 45.5 points.

Here are all the options for how to watch the Vikings vs. Seahawks “Monday Night Football” game — online or on TV — including tips for getting a free NFL game live stream on your phone.

What Channel Is the Vikings vs. Seahawks Game on Tonight?

“Monday Night Football” TV broadcasts, including the Vikings vs. Seahawks tonight, are handled by ESPN. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.

If you have satellite or cable TV, you probably have ESPN included in your bundle of pay TV channels. All you have to do is find ESPN if you want to watch “Monday Night Football” on TV.

If you don’t have cable, there are still ways to watch the Seahawks vs. Vikings game online for free. Check out the options to live stream “Monday Night Football” for free below.

How to Live Stream the Vikings vs. Seahawks Game for Free

To live stream NFL games for free on your phone, use either the Yahoo Sports app and the NFL app. Either app provides free live streams of many NFL games, including “Monday Night Football,” even though the TV broadcast is on the pay channel ESPN.

In addition to matchups like tonight’s Vikings vs. Seahawks game, these apps let you live stream “Thursday Night Football” games (broadcast on Fox), “Sunday Night Football” (NBC), and all the NFL games normally broadcast on your local CBS and Fox stations on Sunday afternoons. While the apps are free to download and use, the live streams are available only on phones. So you can’t use them to watch NFL games on a larger screen, such as a laptop or smart TV.

How to Watch “Monday Night Football” for Free Online on a Smart TV

If you want to live stream the Vikings vs. Seahawks “Monday Night Football” game on a screen that’s larger than your phone, consider registering for a free trial of a streaming TV service that includes ESPN in its packages.

The streaming TV services Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV all include ESPN in their basic packages. The costs of these packages start at $ 25 to $ 45 per month, but they’re available to new subscribers for free for about seven days.

So, to watch tonight’s Seahawks vs. Vikings game online for free, you could register for a new subscription and live stream the game during the free-trial period. Afterwards, you would have most of a week to check out the service. Each is a little different, with different bundles of pay channels, but they are all basically the online equivalent of the traditional cable TV package — only they tend to cost less per month, and have fewer surprise fees.

Sling TV is the cheapest streaming TV service that includes ESPN in packages. But Sling TV also has fewer channels than the other services. It’s worth taking a close look at all the fine print, and what’s included with each live streaming TV service, before registering for a subscription.

Also, remember: If you ultimately decide you don’t want to become a paying subscriber, be sure to cancel your streaming TV service before the free-trial period ends.

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How to Watch the Jaguars vs. Titans ‘Thursday Night Football’ Game Online for Free Tonight

Tonight’s “Thursday Night Football” game is the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans, and there are easy ways for fans to watch for free — online or on TV.

The Jaguars vs. Titans TV broadcast is being handled by Fox and the NFL Network, and fans can also live stream the Jaguars vs. Titans game for free via Amazon Prime or mobile phone apps. All of the options to watch “Thursday Night Football” for free are explained below.

But first, who is the favorite in the Jaguars vs. Titans game, and what are the betting odds? The Tennessee Titans, who are 6-6 and playing at home at Nissan Stadium, are 4.5-point favorites to beat their AFC South rivals Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8) tonight. The over-under for the “Thursday Night Football” matchup scheduled for December 6 is 37.5 points

Here are all the details for how to watch the Jaguars vs. Titans game for free tonight.

What Time Does the “Thursday Night Football” Game Start?

Like most “Thursday Night Football” games this season, the main TV broadcast for the Jaguars vs. Titans tonight is being handled by Fox, and the kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET. To watch “Thursday Night Football” on TV, simply find your local Fox station.

If you have cable TV or another pay TV service, it probably includes Fox and other broadcast networks in the package. If you don’t have cable and want to watch network TV, it’s well worth purchasing a digital antenna.

You can buy a decent digital antenna for about $ 25. Once it’s connected to your TV, you’ll be able to watch unlimited, over-the-air network TV for free in most of the country. Which channels you can watch with an antenna depend on where you live, but most people in the U.S. can tune in the local channels from all the major networks, including Fox.

How to Live Stream the Jaguars vs. Titans Game for Free

As we have reported earlier this season, fans can watch “Thursday Night Football” online for free — in addition to many other NFL games — on their phones. Here are the details on how to live stream NFL games, and what football games you can watch online for free, on your phone:

After downloading the latest versions of either the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL App, you’ll be able to live stream a host of games on your phone. Specifically, the Yahoo Sports app and NFL App let fans live stream games that are being broadcast locally in their region by networks like CBS and Fox, as well as all nationally broadcast primetime games. That includes “Sunday Night Football” on NBC, “Monday Night Football” on ESPN, and “Thursday Night Football” on the NFL Network and Fox.

The free NFL game live streams available with these apps only work on phones. In other words, you can’t use these apps to live stream games on a laptop, tablet, or connected TV.

What if you want to live stream the Jaguars vs. Titans “Thursday Night Football” game for free on a screen that’s larger than a phone?

Amazon Prime has a live stream of most “Thursday Night Football” games, including Jaguars vs. Titans tonight, on Prime Video. Amazon Prime members can simply log in to their accounts and go to Prime Video to watch the game on any device.

Amazon Prime membership, which includes free two-day shipping on most Amazon purchases in addition to free streaming video and music content, generally costs $ 119 per year or $ 12.99 per month. New subscribers can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime, and it might not be a bad time to try out the service — considering that it’s the holiday shopping season and you may be making some online shopping purchases.

It is also possible to live stream “Thursday Night Football” for free by registering for a free trial of a streaming TV service that includes local broadcast of Fox and other networks in its bundle of channels. The streaming TV services Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV include such broadcasts in most of the country, but coverage varies and you should inquire if Fox is part of the package before subscribing.

All of these live streaming TV services can be tested via free trials that last about a week. After that, the basic cost of a package starts at about $ 40 per month. If you don’t want to become a paying subscriber, remember to cancel before the free-trial period ends.

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How to Watch the Redskins vs. Eagles ‘Monday Night Football’ Game Online for Free Tonight

Tonight’s “Monday Night Football” game is a matchup of NFC East rivals that could impact what teams make the playoffs this year: Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles.

Right now, the Redskins and Eagles are both in the mix to possibly make the playoffs, or even to win the NFC East Division. The Dallas Cowboys lead the division right now with a record of 7-5, but the Eagles and Redskins aren’t far behind. The Redskins record is 6-5, while the Super Bowl champion Eagles are currently 5-6.

Tonight’s Redskins-Eagles game is being played in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field, and the “Monday Night Football” betting odds indicate that the Eagles are 6.5-point favorites to win at home.

Here’s how to watch the Redskins vs. Eagles “Monday Night Football” game for free — online or on TV — tonight.

What Channel Is the Redskins vs. Eagles Game on Tonight?

“Monday Night Football” TV broadcasts, including the Redskins vs. Eagles tonight, are handled by ESPN. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.

ESPN is available to most cable and satellite TV subscribers. If you have cable or another pay TV package, all you need to do to watch the Redskins and Eagles game is find ESPN.

What if you don’t have cable and want to watch “Monday Night Football” — for free? There are some ways to get free live streams of the Redskins vs. Eagles game, as well as other NFL games. Your options are explained below.

How to Live Stream the Redskins vs. Eagles Game for Free

The Yahoo Sports app and the NFL app allow you to live stream many NFL games on your phone for free. Specifically, when you download the newest version of either app, you can watch “Monday Night Football” for free on your phone, as well as other nationally broadcast NFL games — “Sunday Night Football” on NBC and “Thursday Night Football” on Fox — and all of the Sunday afternoon NFL games that are broadcast on your local CBS and Fox stations.

These apps are totally free to download, and the game live streams are free as well. On the other hand, these apps only allow for live streaming on a phone. In other words, you can’t use them to live stream “Monday Night Football” and other games on a larger screen, such as a tablet, laptop, or smart TV.

To watch “Monday Night Football” for free tonight on a larger screen, look into a free trial of a streaming TV service with ESPN, explained in the section below.

How to Watch “Monday Night Football” for Free Online

If you want to live stream the Redskins vs. Eagles “Monday Night Football” game tonight for free on any screen, consider signing up for a free trial of a streaming TV service that includes ESPN in its packages.

If you are unfamiliar with streaming TV services, they work fairly similarly to cable: Subscribers pay a monthly fee for a bundle of channels, only with streaming TV, the viewing happens on a connected screen rather than via a box connected to your TV.

What channels are included with streaming TV services varies by provider. The streaming TV providers Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV all include ESPN in their basic packages.

Prices for these services start at $ 25 to $ 45 per month — Sling TV is the cheapest of the bunch — and all offer free trials that last about a week for new subscribers. Assuming you’re a new subscriber, you could register today with one of these live streaming TV services and watch “Monday Night Football” online for free on any device you like. You’d then have the rest of the week to try out the service and determine whether you want to become a paying subscriber.

If you don’t want to pay, you must remember to cancel before the free-trial period ends.

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How to Watch the Alabama vs. Georgia SEC Championship Game for Free Online

College football conference championship weekend is upon us. And the nation’s top-ranked college football teams have more than just conference title bragging rights on the line: The results of the Alabama vs. Georgia SEC championship game today in particular will help determine which teams are selected to the college football playoffs, consisting of a pair of December 29 semifinals and a January 7 championship game.

As for the Alabama vs. Georgia betting odds, the University of Alabama Crimson Tide is the heavy favorite to win over the University of Georgia Bulldogs: The point spread is nearly two touchdowns (13.5 points).

That’s not the only college football game today, though. The big college football conference championship games today are the following: Oklahoma vs. Texas (Big 12 championship), Alabama vs. Georgia (SEC championship), Clemson vs. Pittsburgh (ACC championship), and Ohio State vs. Northwestern (Big Ten championship).

Luckily for sports fans, all of these college football games are being broadcast nationally on free, over-the-air networks. In other words, you can watch college football for free today even if you don’t have cable. There are also ways to live stream the college football conference championship games for free, if you’d rather watch online. Here are all the details.

What College Football Games Are on TV Today?

Here’s the college football game schedule today (Saturday, December 1) for the major conference championships, and what channels the games are on:

• Texas vs. Oklahoma, 12 p.m. ET on ABC
• Alabama vs. Georgia, 4 p.m. ET on CBS
• Clemson vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. ET on ABC
• Northwestern vs. Ohio State, 8 p.m. on Fox

Because major networks have all of these broadcasts, you can watch the college football games above for free even if you don’t have cable. In most of the country, all you need to watch Alabama vs. Georgia for free (alongside other games) is a digital antenna.

You can buy a digital antenna for about $ 25 or less, and it’s a great investment if you’re a cord-cutter who doesn’t want to pay a monthly cable bill. Once you hook the antenna up to your TV, you’ll be able to watch live and unlimited local broadcasts of free, over-the-air networks, including ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC.

How to Live Stream College Football Games for Free Today

If you don’t have a TV or want to watch college football today online for whatever reason, there are a few options — and some are “free,” though you are generally required to subscribe to some kind of pay TV or streaming service.

In many parts of the country, fans can live stream the Texas vs. Oklahoma game (and later, Clemson vs. Pittsburgh) with the ABC Live Stream or the ABC app. Similarly, you can stream the Northwestern vs. Ohio State game at fox.com/live or the Fox Go app, and you can live stream the Alabama vs. Georgia game using the CBS live stream.

To use any of these live streams, however, you are required to log in with a satellite or cable TV subscription account and password. There’s also another live streaming option for CBS and the Alabama-Georgia SEC Championship game: CBS All Access is a stand-alone service that lets you live stream CBS content, and though it normally costs $ 5.99 per month, you can try it out free during a one-week trial period.

Yet another way to live stream college football games today for free is by signing up for a free trial of a streaming TV service that includes local broadcast channels in its packages. In much of the country, subscribers to Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, or YouTube TV get CBS, ABC, Fox, and other local channels included with their bundles. And they all offer free trials lasting about a week to new subscribers. So you could register today and watch college football free online, and then have the rest of the week to try out the service before being charged.

Just remember to cancel in time if you don’t want to become a paying subscriber. Basic packages for the streaming TV services above cost $ 40 to $ 45 per month, after the free trial is over.

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How to Watch Today’s NFL Games Online for Free, Including Vikings vs. Bears on ‘Sunday Night Football’

Cowboys vs. Falcons, Steelers vs. Jaguars, and Eagles vs. Saints are on the NFL game schedule today, which ends with a Vikings vs. Bears game on “Sunday Night Football” tonight.

What NFL games are on TV today? Well, the answer depends partly on where you live. All fans get to watch the Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears on “Sunday Night Football,” which is broadcast nationally on NBC. Other NFL games today are broadcast on CBS and Fox stations, though local channels choose to air the games that are likely to interest the regional fan base.

Here’s how to watch NFL games for free — online or on TV — on Sunday, November 18, including options for live streaming games on your phone and watching NFL games that aren’t being broadcast on your local stations.

What’s the NFL Game Schedule Today?

What NFL games are on TV today? Here’s the full NFL game schedule for Sunday, November 18:

• Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Houston Texans vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Carolina Panthers vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS
• Oakland Raiders vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. ET on Fox
• Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox
• Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC

Even if you don’t have cable, you should be able to watch the NFL games being broadcast locally in your area. All you need is a digital antenna, which costs about $ 25. Hook it up to your TV and in most of the country you’ll be able to tune in unlimited free broadcasts of major networks like CBS, Fox, NBC, ABC, and PBS — in hi-def no less.

How to Live Stream NFL Games Today for Free on Your Phone

If you are on the go on Sunday, or simply want to live stream NFL games on your phone for whatever reason, download the latest version of the Yahoo Sports app or NFL App. With either app, you get free live streams of many NFL games on your phone. Specially, the apps let you live stream all of the games broadcast locally in your area — your local team’s games will be among them — in addition to all nationally televised games like “Sunday Night Football” on NBC, “Monday Night Football” on ESPN, and “Thursday Night Football” on Fox.

The NFL live streams on these apps are available only on phones. They cannot be used for live streaming on a larger screen, like a laptop or connected TV. That’s a bummer, but there are other options if you want to watch NFL games online on a larger screen.

How to Watch NFL Games Online for Free on Any Screen

To watch NFL games online on a laptop, tablet, or any screen larger than a phone, consider signing up for a free trial of a streaming TV service such as Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, or YouTube TV. Each of these services comes with dozens of pay channels, and in most of the country subscribers also get live streams of local broadcast channels, including CBS, Fox, and NBC.

These streaming TV package prices generally start at $ 40 per month, and all are available for free to new subscribers during trial periods that last about a week. So sports fans could sign up and stream NFL games today for free, and then still have the rest of the week to test out the service. Just remember to cancel before the free trial is over if you do not want to become a paying subscriber.

How to Watch Any NFL Game Today You Want

All of the options above let you watch only the games being broadcast on your local broadcast stations. If you want to watch NFL games airing only in other parts of the country — a.k.a. “out-of-market” games — then a digital antenna or basic cable or streaming package won’t cut it.

To watch out-of-market NFL games, you must get a special package like DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket. Prices start at $ 300 per season, and subscribers get to watch NFL games broadcast all over the country.

The cheaper way to watch out-of-market NFL games is NFL Game Pass. This package lets you watch (or stream) all NFL games after they’re over. The tradeoff to watching after everyone else knows the end result is that NFL Game Pass gives you the option to watch condensed, commercial-free versions of the games. As mentioned, the cost is cheaper than NFL Sunday Ticket: NFL Game Pass costs $ 99.99 for the 2018 NFL season, and new subscribers get a seven-day free trial.

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How to Watch the Packers vs. Seahawks ‘Thursday Night Football’ Game Online for Free Tonight

The “Thursday Night Football” game tonight should be a great matchup: Packers vs. Seahawks.

The Green Bay Packers, led by one the NFL’s greatest-ever quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers, are 4-4-1 thus far in the 2018 season. The Seattle Seahawks, led by another Super Bowl-winning quarterback in Russell Wilson, have a similar record at 4-5. Both teams are very alive in the hunt to make the playoffs, so tonight’s “Thursday Night Football” game absolutely matters.

Who is the favorite in the Packers vs. Seahawks game tonight? Well, the official betting odds indicate that the Seahawks, playing their home stadium, CenturyLink Field, have a slight edge: Seattle is a 2.5-point favorite to beat Green Bay.

If you want to know how to watch the Packers vs. Seahawks “Thursday Night Football” game — online, or on regular TV — for free, we’ve got you covered. Here are all the options.

What Channel Is the Packers vs. Seahawks Game On?

Tonight’s Packers vs. Seahawks TV broadcast is being handled by Fox, like most “Thursday Night Football” games this season. To watch, simply find your local Fox station on TV.

Most satellite or cable TV subscriptions come with Fox, as well as other major broadcast networks like CBS, ABC, and NBC. If you don’t have cable, you can still watch “Thursday Night Football” in most of the country by connecting your TV to a digital antenna.

A basic digital antenna costs about $ 25 or less, and with it you can watch Fox and other over-the-air networks for free — assuming you live close enough to receive the local signal. What’s more, modern digital antennas offer viewing in hi-def. They’re well worth the minimal investment if you don’t want to pay a monthly cable bill.

How to Live Stream the Packers vs. Seahawks Game for Free

You’ve got several options to watch the Packers vs. Seahawks game online — and yes, you can live stream it for free.

First off, as we have reported earlier this season, you can live stream NFL games for free on your phone with two apps. Not every NFL game is available for a free live stream, but you can indeed use one of the apps to watch the Packers vs. Seahawks game online on Thursday night.

Here are the details on how to live stream NFL games on your phone:

After downloading the latest versions of either the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL App, you’ll be able to live stream a host of games on your phone. Specifically, the Yahoo Sports app and NFL App let fans live stream games that are being broadcast locally in their region by networks like CBS and Fox, as well as all nationally broadcast primetime games. That includes “Sunday Night Football” on NBC, “Monday Night Football” on ESPN, and “Thursday Night Football” on the NFL Network and Fox.

Unfortunately, these apps can only be used to live stream NFL games on a phone. You can’t watch games online on a larger screen, like a laptop, tablet, or connected TV, with these apps.

However, Amazon Prime members can live stream the Packers vs. Seahawks game tonight for free on any screen they want. Log in to your Prime account, and you’ll be able to watch “Thursday Night Football” on Amazon Video.

If you are not a Prime member, you could still watch the game and test out the service during a 30-day free trial if you’re a new subscriber. It’s probably not a bad time to sign up for a free Amazon Prime subscription: Members get free two-day shipping on most Amazon purchases, a perk that could come in handy during the winter holiday shopping season. After the free trial, Amazon Prime membership generally costs $ 119 per year or $ 12.99 per month.

Yet another option to live stream “Thursday Night Football” for free is available by way of a free trial of a streaming TV service such as Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, or YouTube TV. These services work similarly to cable, in that they bundle dozens of channels together for one monthly fee, and they include live streams of local channels like Fox, NBC, and ABC in most of the country.

These live streaming TV packages generally start at $ 40 to $ 45 per month, but free trials are available for new subscribers. So you could register and watch the Packers vs. Seahawks game for free tonight, and still have the rest of the week to try out the service before deciding if you want to pay. If you don’t, remember to cancel before the free trial period is over.

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Women are posting photos of their underwear online in response to this shocking Irish rape trial

#ThisIsNotConsent

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Activists in Ireland have taken to social media to post photos of their underwear after attention was drawn to a female complainant’s thong during a rape trial in Cork, Ireland.

In the female defence barrister’s closing speech, she asked the jury to consider the 17 year old’s choice of underwear during their final determination. She stated: ‘You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.’

The accused was subsequently acquitted.

The events of this trial have led to outcry across Ireland, with many women engaging in a viral social media campaign, surfacing on Twitter and Instagram.

Under the hashtag #ThisIsNotConsent, women have been posting photographs of their own underwear in all shapes, colours and materials.

The campaign is to protest the use of such a technique in court, which allows for victims’ underwear to be passed around as evidence.

Here are some of the most powerful images we’ve seen from this vibrant campaign…

The hashtag was created by a Facebook group called Mna na hEireann (Women of Ireland).

Attention was also drawn to the issue by Irish politician Ruth Coppinger, who held up a lace thong in the Irish Parliament during Leader’s Questions yesterday.

While holding the blue lacy underwear, she said: ‘It might seem embarrassing to show a pair of thongs here…how do you think a rape victim or a woman feels at the incongruous setting of her underwear being shown in a court?’

Since when did the shape or material of a woman’s underwear determine the issue of consent?!

Fiery females of Ireland, roar louder!

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How to Watch Today’s NFL Games Online for Free, Including the Cowboys vs. Eagles

The schedule of NFL games today begins with matchups like Saints vs. Bengals, Lions vs. Bears, Patriots vs. Titans, and Redskins vs. Buccaneers at 1 p.m., followed by Seahawks vs. Rams later in the day and Cowboys vs. Eagles on “Sunday Night Football.”

Fans all over the country get to watch “Sunday Night Football,” which is broadcast nationally on NBC. All other matchups on the NFL game schedule today are airing on CBS and Fox stations, though which games you get to watch on TV for free depends on where you live.

Here’s all the info you need for how to watch NFL games for free — online or on TV — on Sunday, November 11.

What NFL Games Are on TV Today?

Here is the full NFL game schedule today for Sunday, November 11, including the “Sunday Night Football” game on NBC, Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles.

• New Orleans Saints vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Arizona Cardinals vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• New England Patriots vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Los Angeles Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. ET on Fox
• Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS
• Miami Dolphins vs. Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS
• Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC

If you have cable or another pay TV service, it probably includes local broadcasts of major networks like CBS, Fox, and NBC. All you need to do to watch today’s NFL games for free is find your local station — and hope that the game you want to see is on. The networks always show the local team’s games, as well as one or more games that they believe will interest the local sports fans.

Mind you, you don’t need cable to watch the NFL games today being broadcast on TV. If you don’t have cable and want to watch the NFL, the smartest move is to buy a digital antenna. You can get a decent one for about $ 25, and once it’s connected to a TV in most of the country it will provide free unlimited hi-def broadcasts of your local over-the-air networks, including CBS, Fox, NBC, ABC, and PBS.

How to Live Stream NFL Games Today for Free

TV is not the only way to watch today’s NFL games. There are several ways to watch NFL games online, including an option that’s new for the 2018 season allowing fans to live stream games on their phones.

As we have previously reported:

If you are content to live stream games on your phone, you can use the Yahoo Sports app or NFL App. Each app offers live streams for the NFL games broadcast on TV in your area, as well as nationally televised primetime games, including “Monday Night Football” on ESPN, “Thursday Night Football” on Fox or the NFL Network, and NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.”

Unfortunately, these apps only allow live streaming on phones. You cannot use one of the apps for watching the NFL live online with a larger screen, such as a laptop, tablet, or connected TV.

How to Watch NFL Games Online for Free on Any Screen

No one wants to sit back on their couch and watch an NFL game … on a phone. But if you don’t have cable or a digital antenna, or want to watch NFL games today online for whatever reason, you may want to try out a streaming TV service such as Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, or YouTube TV.

Streaming TV packages are like cable, in that they let subscribers watch dozens of pay channels, and in most of the country subscribers also get local stations of broadcast channels, including CBS, Fox, and NBC. The monthly price for these streaming TV services starts at about $ 40, and they all come with free trials that last about a week for new subscribers.

So, if you want to watch the NFL online today on any screen you want, you could sign up for a free trial and catch some games on a tablet, laptop, or connected TV. Afterwards, you’d still have nearly a full week to try out the service further. If you wind up not wanting to become a paying subscriber, you must cancel before the free-trial period is over.

How to Watch Every NFL Game Today

In most cases, fans are limited by being able to watch only the NFL games broadcast today by their local CBS and Fox stations (as well as nationally broadcast “Sunday Night Football”). So-called “out-of-market” games are available only if you have a subscription to a special package such as DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket. This service lets you watch NFL games being played all over the country, and prices start at $ 300 for the 2018 NFL season.

NFL Sunday Ticket is not the only package that will allow you to watch out-of-market NFL games. Another — cheaper — option is NFL Game Pass. It costs $ 99.99 for the 2018 NFL season, and new subscribers get a seven-day free trial.

NFL Game Pass does not allow you to watch games live. Instead, with an NFL Game Pass subscription, you can watch (or stream) out-of-market NFL games after they are over. Once the game is over, it becomes available for NFL Game Pass subscribers, and while it may be a bummer to watch after everyone else knows how the game ended, the service does give fans the option to watch condensed, commercial-free versions of games. It’s a huge time saver.

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How to Watch the Titans vs. Cowboys ‘Monday Night Football’ Game Online for Free Tonight

The Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys play in the “Monday Night Football” game on November 5, with a kickoff scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.

Who is the favorite to win in tonight’s Titans vs. Cowboys game? Both teams are currently 3-4, and the outcome of tonight’s matchup will give the winner a .500 record and increase their chances of making the playoffs, while the loser will stand at a sad 3-5. The Titans vs. Cowboys betting odds indicate that the Cowboys — playing at home at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where they are undefeated thus far in the 2018 NFL season — are 6-point favorites to win.

All “Monday Night Football” games are broadcast on ESPN. It’s a pay channel, of course, included with most satellite and cable TV packages. If you have cable or another pay TV package, all you have to do to watch the Titans vs. Cowboys game is find ESPN.

If you don’t have cable, you can still watch “Monday Night Football” for free — online or on TV — and we’ve laid out the options below.

How to Live Stream the Titans vs. Cowboys for Free

If you are content to watch “Monday Night Football” on the screen on your phone, that’s simple enough to accomplish. Just download the newest version of the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL app and you’ll be able to live stream many NFL games for free this season. Specifically, fans can use the apps to live stream all of the Sunday NFL games broadcast locally on CBS and Fox where they live, plus the nationally televised matchups on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” and Fox’s “Thursday Night Football.

If you don’t have cable and still want to watch the Titans vs. Cowboys tonight for free, these apps provide the easiest way to tune in outside of heading over to your neighbor’s house or a local bar to catch the game. The one hiccup is that the apps only provide live streams to phones — and cannot be used for watching online on a tablet, laptop, or connected TV.

How to Watch “Monday Night Football” for Free Online

If you want to live stream the Cowboys vs. Titans game for free on a screen that’s larger than your smartphone, consider registering for a free trial of a streaming TV service that includes ESPN in its bundle of channels.

Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV all include ESPN with their basic packages, and they all offer new subscribers free trials that last about a week. So, if you just wanted to live stream “Monday Night Football” tonight without paying for cable, you could register as a new subscriber and check out one of these services.

Basic streaming packages start at $ 25 to $ 45 per month, after the free trial period is over. If you don’t want to become a paying subscriber, be sure to remember to cancel before the free trial ends.

Which streaming TV service is best for cord-cutters? And which streaming TV service is best for NFL fans, and sports fans in general? Each service has a different roster of channels, so the answer depends on what you like to watch in your household. Fubo TV is a streaming TV service that’s marketed most heavily to sports fans, but it does not include ESPN in packages — so you can’t use it for live streaming “Monday Night Football.”

Our advice is to check out what channels and perks are included with each service, and then look closely at the price points. As mentioned, each service comes with a free trial, so you could certainly try out more than one and see which option works best for you and your budget.

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Nicki Minaj and Cardi B Call a Truce After Hours of Intense Feuding Online

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B appear to have put an end to weeks of mutual insults culminating in a day of back and forth that began with an altercation at a New York Fashion Week party in September.

Video from the event hosted by Harper’s Bazar appeared to show Cardi being escorted out by security with a large bump on her head after she reportedly threw a shoe at Minaj. Since then, the pair have been trading barbs over social media, radio and in the press.

But now they have agreed to take a break from the spat, with Minaj tweeting Tuesday morning that she wanted to focus on “positive things only”:

Cardi then posted the tweet to her Instagram, adding her own pledge to be positive.

The dispute had reached dramatic proportions late on Monday, with Cardi posting ten videos of herself on Instagram in which she accused Cardi of leaking her phone number in the wake of the Fashion Week encounter.

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How to Watch the Week 8 NFL Games Online for Free Today

The NFL game schedule today starts with the Eagles vs. Jaguars, live from London’s Wembley Stadium with a broadcast time of 9:30 a.m. ET.

Some of the other big NFL games today include Broncos vs. Chiefs, Ravens vs. Panthers, Packers vs. Rams, and Saints vs. Vikings, plus Patriots vs. Bills on “Monday Night Football.”

Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch NFL games today for free — online or on TV — during week eight of the 2018 NFL season.

What NFL Games Are on TV Today?

Here is the full NFL game schedule today (Sunday, October 28), including the primetime “Sunday Night Football” Saints-Vikings matchup, and which channels are broadcasting NFL games around the country:

• Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 9:30 a.m. ET on NFL Network
• Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Baltimore Ravens vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Indianapolis Colts vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS
• San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox
• Green Bay Packers vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox
• New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. ET on CBS

With the exception of the morning game played in London (Eagles vs. Jaguars), which is being broadcast on the NFL Network, all of the other NFL games today are airing on a major broadcast network: CBS, Fox, or NBC. Bear in mind, however, that your local stations won’t be showing every game; you should be able to watch your region’s local team and a few other premier games.

To watch these NFL games for free today on TV, turn on your local CBS, Fox, or NBC station. If you have a satellite or cable TV package, you probably have these channels — and perhaps you have the pay channel NFL Network too.

If you don’t have cable, you can still watch the NFL games for free that are airing locally on CBS and Fox, plus the “Sunday Night Football” game, which is broadcast nationally on NBC. All you need to do for access to these channels is hook up your TV to a digital antenna. A basic digital TV antenna costs around $ 25, and in most of the country that’s all you need to do to watch over-the-air networks, including Fox, CBS, PBS, NBC, and ABC — totally for free.

How to Live Stream the NFL Games Today for Free

As we have previously reported, there’s a new way to live stream NFL games for free on your phone in the 2018 season:

If you are content to live stream games on your phone, you can use the Yahoo Sports app or NFL App. Each app offers live streams for the NFL games broadcast on TV in your area, as well as nationally televised primetime games, including “Monday Night Football” on ESPN, “Thursday Night Football” on Fox or the NFL Network, and NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.”

Unfortunately, these apps only allow live streaming on phones. You cannot use one of the apps for watching the NFL live online with a larger screen, such as a laptop, tablet, or connected TV.

How to Watch NFL Games Online for Free on Any Screen

If you instead want to watch NFL games on a screen that’s larger than your phone, consider signing up for a free trial of a streaming TV service such as Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, or YouTube TV.

Each of these services allows you to live stream dozens of channels — including local broadcast networks in most of the country — and they all offer free trials lasting about a week for new subscribers. So, if you were hoping to watch the NFL games today online for free, you could register with one of these streaming services and try out their live streaming capabilities on a tablet, connected TV, or any other screen you like.

Packages with these streaming TV services start at $ 40 after the free trial period expires. Take careful note of when the free trial is over, and be sure to cancel if you don’t want to become a paying subscriber. You’ll be charged automatically for the first month’s service if you don’t cancel in time.

How to Watch Every NFL Game Today

All of the strategies listed above for watching NFL games are limited by what’s being broadcast on your local TV stations.

If you want to watch games that aren’t being broadcast locally on CBS or Fox, check out a special NFL subscription package, such as the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket. With this package, you’ll be able to watch out-of-market NFL games, but you’ll pay for it: Prices start at about $ 300 for the 2018 season.

The other option to watch out-of-market NFL games is the NFL Game Pass package. It starts at $ 99.99 for the 2018 NFL season, though you can try it out for free during a seven-day trial period.

NFL Game Pass lets subscribers watch (or stream) every NFL game, but there’s a catch: Access to the games is available only after the games are over. In other words, you can’t watch games live. The tradeoff, beyond a price that’s cheaper than some other packages, is that NFL Game Pass allows you to save time and watch condensed, no-commercial versions of each game.

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How to Watch the Dolphins vs. Texans ‘Thursday Night Football’ Game Online for Free Tonight

This week’s “Thursday Night Football” NFL game features two teams with identical 4-3 records: Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans.

Tonight’s game is being played in Houston at NRG Stadium, and the betting odds say that J.J. Watt and the Texans are 7.5-point favorites to win at home against the Dolphins.

The Dolphins vs. Texans kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET, and fans have multiple options to watch “Thursday Night Football” for free — online, or on TV. Here’s how to catch the game no matter if you’re sitting on your couch in front of a TV or you’re hoping to live stream the Dolphins vs. Texans on your favorite device.

What Channel Is the Dolphins vs. Texans Game on?

Most “Thursday Night Football” games in 2018, including Dolphins vs. Texans tonight, are broadcast on both Fox and the NFL Network.

If you have a basic satellite or cable TV subscription, the package probably includes broadcast networks like Fox and NBC, and perhaps the pay channel NFL Network as well. In that case, all you have to do is find your local Fox station or the NFL Network and tune in.

But even if you don’t have cable, you should still be able to watch “Thursday Night Football” for free. All you need to do is connect your TV to a digital antenna, and it will give you access to free, unlimited viewing of over-the-air networks, including Fox, CBS, PBS, and ABC. A basic digital antenna costs only about $ 25, so it’s a great investment if you don’t have cable (or want to cut the cord but still watch broadcast TV for free).

How to Live Stream the Dolphins vs. Texans Game for Free

There is no shortage of options if you are hoping to watch “Thursday Night Football” online for free. As we’ve previously reported, fans can live stream NFL games — including “Thursday Night Football” — for free on their phones with a mobile app:

After downloading the latest versions of either the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL App, you’ll be able to live stream a host of games on your phone. Specifically, the Yahoo Sports app and NFL App let fans live stream games that are being broadcast locally in their region by networks like CBS and Fox, as well as all nationally broadcast primetime games. That includes “Sunday Night Football” on NBC, “Monday Night Football” on ESPN, and “Thursday Night Football” on the NFL Network and Fox.

The main problem is live streaming “Thursday Night Football” on one of these apps is that you can only watch the game on a phone. The apps do not allow you to live stream NFL games on a larger screen, such as a laptop, tablet, or connected TV.

How to Watch ‘Thursday Night Football’ Online for Free

Amazon Video, available strictly to Amazon Prime subscribers, also has a live stream of tonight’s Dolphins vs. Texans game. Amazon Prime members can simply log in to their account and head to Amazon Prime Video to watch the game online on any device they want.

If you’re not an Amazon Prime member and want to try it out, you could live stream “Thursday Night Football” for free during a 30-day free trial period with Prime for new subscribers. Once the free trial is over, Amazon Prime members generally pay $ 119 per year or $ 12.99 per month for the service, which comes with perks like free two-day shipping on most Amazon purchases and unlimited streaming of certain music and video content.

Finally, you could also live stream the Dolphins vs. Texans game tonight for free by way of a free trial from a streaming TV service that includes Fox in its packages. In many parts of the country, the streaming TV services Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV include local broadcasts of channels like Fox, ABC, and PBS in their basic packages, alongside dozens of other channels. And they all offer free trials lasting about a week for new subscribers.

So, you could register and watch “Thursday Night Football” online for free tonight while testing out one of these services. Basic packages for these streaming services cost $ 40 to $ 45 per month, after the free trial period is over.

If you don’t want to become a paying subscriber for whatever reason, remember to cancel before the trial period ends.

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How to Watch Tonight’s ‘Monday Night Football’ Giants vs. Falcons Game Online for Free

Tonight’s “Monday Night Football” game is the New York Giants vs. Atlanta Falcons. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET, and the NFL game is being broadcast on ESPN, although football fans have other options to view the match-up.

The Giants have one of the NFL’s most exciting players in rookie running back Saquon Barkley, but overall the team has struggled under head coach Pat Shurmur and veteran quarterback Eli Manning. The Giants are 1-5 so far in the 2018 NFL season, and are considered underdogs while on the road during “Monday Night Football.” The Giants vs. Falcons betting odds say that the 2-3 Falcons are 5.5-point favorites to win.

ESPN is a pay channel, of course, but NFL fans can watch the Giants vs. Falcons game tonight for free even if they don’t have cable. Here are the ways to watch “Monday Night Football” for free — online or on TV.

How to Live Stream the Giants vs. Falcons Game for Free

The arrival of the 2018 football season brought good news: a new option making it easy — and free — for fans to live stream NFL games on their phones.

Download the newest version of the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL app and you can live stream all of the Sunday NFL games being broadcast in your region on CBS, Fox, and NBC (including “Sunday Night Football”), as well as ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” and Fox and the NFL Network’s “Thursday Night Football.”

These apps are free to download, and it’s also free to live stream the games. The only catch is that the streams are solely available online on phones. You cannot use the apps to live stream games on a larger screen, such as a tablet, laptop, or connected TV.

How to Watch “Monday Night Football” for Free Online

If you don’t have ESPN and were hoping to watch “Monday Night Football” for free on a larger screen, consider signing up for a free trial of a streaming TV service that includes ESPN in its bundle of channels.

Streaming TV packages which feature ESPN start at $ 25 to $ 45 per month, depending on the service and the channels included. But each package comes with free trial periods for new subscribers that last about a week. New subscribers could register today and watch the ESPN broadcast of Giants vs. Falcons on “Monday Night Football” for free, and still have a few days afterwards to continue to test out the service.

Just remember to cancel before the trial period ends if you do not want to become a paying subscriber.

As for which streaming TV service is best, that’s a personal decision based mostly on your budget and the kind of channels your household watches most. The streaming TV services Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV all include ESPN with their basic packages, alongside dozens of other channels.

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How to Watch the Week 7 NFL Games Today Online for Free

Panthers vs. Eagles, Saints vs. Ravens, and Bengals vs. Chiefs are among the most intriguing matchups on the NFL game schedule today, Sunday, October 21.

The NFL games today also kick off with a special matchup being played at Wembley Stadium in London: Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Chargers. The Titans vs. Chargers game kickoff is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. ET, with a broadcast on CBS.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch NFL games today for free — online or on TV — during week seven of the 2018 NFL season.

What Is the NFL Game Schedule Today?

Here are all the NFL games today (Sunday, October 21), and what channels are broadcasting NFL games around the country:

• Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 9:30 a.m. ET on CBS
• Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• New England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET on CBS
• Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET on Fox
• New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens, 4:05 p.m. ET on Fox
• Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins, 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS
• Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS
• Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC

As you can see, all of the Sunday NFL games are broadcast on major networks. Everyone can watch the “Sunday Night Football” Bengals vs. Chiefs game, which is being broadcast nationally on NBC. Which NFL games are being shown on your local CBS or Fox station on Sunday afternoon depends on where you live.

To watch today’s NFL games for free, simply tune in to your local CBS, Fox, or NBC station. You probably have these channels included in your package if you subscribe to a satellite or cable TV service. If you don’t have cable, you can still watch NFL games for free in most of the country with a digital antenna. A basic digital TV antenna costs around $ 25, and provides access to free, unlimited over-the-air networks, including Fox, CBS, PBS, and ABC.

How to Live Stream NFL Games Today for Free

If you want to watch NFL games online rather than on TV, there are plenty of options for the 2018 season. As we have previously reported:

If you are content to live stream games on your phone, you can use the Yahoo Sports app or NFL App. Each app offers live streams for the NFL games broadcast on TV in your area, as well as nationally televised primetime games, including “Monday Night Football” on ESPN, “Thursday Night Football” on Fox or the NFL Network, and NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.”

Unfortunately, these apps only allow live streaming on phones. You cannot use one of the apps for watching the NFL live online with a larger screen, such as a laptop, tablet, or connected TV.

The other option for watching NFL games online for free — on any screen you want — is to sign up for a free trial of a streaming TV service that includes major networks in packages.

The streaming TV services Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV all include local broadcast networks in packages in most of the country. To watch the NFL games today online for free, then, all you need to do is sign up for a free trial with one of these services. They all offer free trials that last about a week to new subscribers, and they all allow streaming on laptops, connected TVs, tablets, or whatever your preferred screen is.

After you watch the NFL games for free online today, you’ll have a few more days to test out the streaming TV service before you’ll be charged the full monthly rate — starting at about $ 40. If you decide you don’t want to become a paying subscriber, be sure to cancel before the free trial period ends.

How to Watch All the NFL Games Today

All of the options above are limited: You can only watch the NFL games being broadcast on your local networks. If you want to watch out-of-market NFL games, you must have access to a special package, such as the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket, which lets subscribers watch (or live stream) games that aren’t being broadcast locally, starting at around $ 300 for the 2018 season.

Alternately, if you are patient enough to watch NFL games after they are over, consider the NFL Game Pass package, which starts at $ 99.99 for the 2018 NFL season. This package lets you watch (or stream) any NFL game you want — but the broadcasts are only available after games have ended. While you won’t be able to watch NFL games live with NFL Game Pass, the service can save you time: Subscribers can watch condensed, no-commercial versions of each game.

If you’re unsure if NFL Game Pass is worth the money, new subscribers can test out the service during a free seven-day trial period.

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How to Watch the ‘Thursday Night Football’ Broncos vs. Cardinals Game Online for Free Tonight

It’s a Thursday in October, and football fans know that means another “Thursday Night Football” game is on the schedule. Tonight’s NFL game is the Denver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals.

“Thursday Night Football” kickoff time is 8:20 p.m. ET, and fans who want to watch the game on TV or live stream the Broncos vs. Cardinals for free have multiple options tonight — including watching online with Amazon Prime.

The game is being played at State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, but the home team Cardinals, who have a lowly 1-5 record this season, are the underdogs. The Broncos vs. Cardinals betting odds indicate that the Broncos, with a record of 2-4, are 2-point favorites to win tonight.

Here are all the ways you can watch the Broncos vs. Cardinals “Thursday Night Football” game for free.

What Channel Is the Broncos vs. Cardinals Game On Tonight?

Tonight’s game, like most “Thursday Night Football” matchups, is being broadcast on both Fox and the NFL Network. The easiest way to watch the Broncos vs. Cardinals game for free is tuning in to your local Fox station.

If you have a basic satellite or cable TV subscription, the package probably includes broadcast networks like Fox and NBC.

If you don’t have cable, you should still be able to watch “Thursday Night Football” for free with a digital antenna. You can buy one for about $ 25, and in most of the country once it’s connected to your TV it will provide free, unlimited viewing of over-the-air networks, including Fox, CBS, PBS, and ABC.

How to Live Stream the Broncos vs. Cardinals for Free

In addition to traditional TV viewing, there are plenty of ways to watch “Thursday Night Football” online for free. As we’ve previously reported, fans can live stream many NFL games — including “Thursday Night Football” — for free on their phones by way of new features on two mobile apps:

After downloading the latest versions of either the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL App, you’ll be able to live stream a host of games on your phone. Specifically, the Yahoo Sports app and NFL App let fans live stream games that are being broadcast locally in their region by networks like CBS and Fox, as well as all nationally broadcast primetime games. That includes “Sunday Night Football” on NBC, “Monday Night Football” on ESPN, and “Thursday Night Football” on the NFL Network and Fox.

Bear in mind, though, that these apps only allow live streaming on phones. They cannot be used to live stream NFL games on a larger screen, like a tablet or connected TV.

How to Watch “Thursday Night Football” Online on Any Screen You Want

Amazon Prime members can live stream the Broncos vs. Cardinals game for free tonight on any screen they want, including a laptop, tablet, or TV.

Heading into the 2018 season, Amazon cut a deal with the NFL giving it the right to stream 11 “Thursday Night Football” games on Amazon Prime. Tonight’s Broncos vs. Cardinals game is one of the matchups you can stream on Amazon Video — assuming you’re a Prime member.

Amazon Prime subscriptions generally cost $ 119 per year or $ 12.99 per month, and there are 30-day free trial periods for new subscribers. In addition to access to Amazon Video content, Prime subscribers get free two-day shipping on most Amazon purchases and unlimited streaming of certain music content.

Yet another way to watch NFL games online, including tonight’s Broncos vs. Cardinals game on “Thursday Night Football,” is via a streaming TV service such as Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, or YouTube TV.

These live streaming services include dozens of pay channels in their packages, and in most of the country they also come with access to local broadcasts of channels like Fox and CBS. Subscriptions for these services start at roughly $ 40 to $ 45 per month, but you can use them to live stream “Thursday Night Football” for free during a free trial period. They all offer free trials, lasting about a week for new subscribers. Just remember that you must cancel before the trial ends if you don’t want to become a paying subscriber.

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How to Watch the NBA Games Today Online for Free

Basketball fans, rejoice: There are NBA games today on TV, at long last.

The start of the 2018-2019 season is finally here, with two nationally televised NBA games today (Tuesday, October 16): Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics, and Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors.

Here’s all the info you need to watch the NBA games today, and through the early part of the season. And yes, there are strategies you can use to live stream NBA games for free, at least for a brief trial period.

What Channel Are NBA Games On Today?

The NBA game schedule for today calls for the 76ers vs. Celtics broadcast starting at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the Thunder vs. Warriors at 10:30 p.m. ET. Both NBA games are being broadcast on TNT.

TNT is a pay channel, included with most basic satellite and cable TV packages. If you don’t have cable and want to watch the NBA games today online for free, consider signing up for a free trial of a streaming TV service that includes TNT in its packages.

Live streaming TV services work similarly to cable, in that you get a bundle of channels for one monthly price, with the main difference being that streaming customers watch online with any device they like — tablet, laptop, connected TV, and so on. Streaming TV prices are generally lower than cable, and come with fewer fees and more reasonable customer service; for one thing, you can cancel streaming TV online, whereas cable companies generally require you to call (and wait on hold) if you want to cancel.

The streaming TV services FuboTV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV all include TNT in their basic packages. The prices for these services start at $ 25 to $ 45 per month, but new subscribers can watch the NBA games online for free during a free trial period that lasts about a week.

What Is the Best Streaming TV Service to Watch the NBA?

TNT is one of several pay channels televising NBA games this season, and the channels included with streaming TV packages can vary. So figuring out the best streaming TV service for you depends on how much NBA action you hope to watch, which NBA team’s games you absolutely must see, and how much you’re willing to pay.

Here’s a look at the NBA game schedule of nationally televised games today, and throughout week one of the 2018-2019 NBA season. As you can see below, the season’s first three games for the Los Angeles Lakers — who welcomed superstar LeBron James to the team this year — are being televised nationally:

Tuesday, October 16
• Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics, 8 p.m. ET on TNT
• Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors, 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT

Wednesday, October 17
• New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets, 8 p.m. ET on ESPN
• Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns, 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

Thursday, October 18
• Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 8 p.m. ET on TNT
• Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trailblazers, 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT

Friday, October 19
• Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors, 8 p.m. ET on ESPN
• Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz, 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

Saturday, October 20
• Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards, 7 p.m. ET on NBA TV
• Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

Sunday, October 21
• Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 9 p.m. ET on NBA TV

Monday, October 22
• Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV
• San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV

In addition to the nationally-broadcast NBA games highlighted above, all other NBA games are broadcast on regional sports networks available in different parts of the country. So if you’re a fan hoping to use a streaming TV service to watch the local NBA team, you must check and see if the package includes the regional sports network with rights to air the games.

For example, Hulu Live packages include NBC Sports Boston for streaming customers in Massachusetts and New England, so they have access to local broadcasts of Boston Celtics games. In Tennessee, Hulu Live customers get the Fox Sports Southeast channel, which broadcasts Memphis Grizzlies games. In the greater New York metropolitan area, Hulu Live packages come with YES, which airs Brooklyn Nets games.

These are just a few examples. Before subscribing to any live streaming TV service, check what channels are included and whether or not you’ll be able to watch your favorite NBA team’s games.

As for what national channels televising NBA games are included with basic live streaming TV packages, here’s the rundown:

 

DirecTV Now:

ESPN, NBA TV, TNT

FuboTV:

NBA TV, TNT

Hulu Live:

ESPN, TNT

Sling TV:

ESPN, TNT

PlayStation Vue:

ESPN, TNT (and NBA TV with $ 5 per month upgraded package)

YouTube TV:

ESPN, NBA TV, TNT

How to Watch Even More NBA Games

You should be able to watch tons of NBA games with a basic streaming or cable TV package. But these services won’t let you watch every NBA game.

If you want to watch NBA games that aren’t televised nationally or on your regional sports network, check out NBA League Pass. A variety of options are available, ranging from the NBA League Pass Premium (showing all teams, commercial-free, from $ 39.99 per month) to a single NBA game ($ 6.99). You can live stream out-of-market NBA games for free with NBA League Pass during a seven-day free trial of FuboTV.

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How to Watch Tonight’s ‘Monday Night Football’ 49ers vs. Packers Game Online for Free

Tonight’s “Monday Night Football” matchup of the San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers is being broadcast on ESPN, with a kickoff scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET.

NFL fans can watch “Monday Night Football” even if they don’t have a cable TV package with ESPN. There are a few different strategies to watch tonight’s 49ers vs. Packers game for free — online or on TV. Here’s what you need to know.

How to Live Stream “Monday Night Football” for Free

You’re in luck if you were hoping to be able to live stream NFL games including “Monday Night Football” on your phone.

Download either the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL app, and you’ll be able to live stream many NFL games for free during the 2018 season. Both apps give you free live streams of the Sunday NFL games that are broadcast on Fox and CBS in your area, as well as nationally televised primetime games such as ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” and Fox and the NFL Network’s “Thursday Night Football.”

Be warned, though, that the apps only allow free NFL game live streams on your phone. The apps cannot be used for streaming games on a larger screen, such as a tablet, laptop, or connected TV.

How to Watch “Monday Night Football” for Free Online

Streaming a football game on your phone is hardly the optimal viewing experience. If you’d rather watch the Packers vs. 49ers game tonight online for free and don’t have cable, consider signing up for a free trial of a streaming TV service that includes ESPN in packages.

Streaming TV services operate similarly to satellite or cable TV packages in that they bundle a group of pay channels together for subscribers. But streaming TV customers generally pay lower monthly bills compared to cable subscribers. And streaming TV customers can watch online channels on any device they want, including tablets and smart TVs.

The streaming TV services Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV all offer free trials that last about a week for new subscribers, and they all include ESPN with basic packages. New subscribers can register today and watch the 49ers vs. Packers “Monday Night Football” game online for free tonight — and then still have a few more days to try out the service.

Streaming TV package prices start at $ 25 to $ 45 per month, after the free trial ends. If you don’t want to become a paying subscriber, remember to cancel before the trial period is over. If you miss the deadline, you’ll be charged in full for the first month.

Packers vs. 49ers Betting Odds

As for the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers matchup tonight, the Packers are 9.5-point favorites to win. At 2-2-1, the Packers have not asserted themselves as one of the NFL’s best teams this year. Their two-time NFL MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers has struggled with injuries, and the Packers have looked inconsistent this season, with a shutout 22-0 win over the Buffalo Bills one week and a 23-31 loss to the Detroit Lions the next.

Yet tonight’s “Monday Night Football” game is being played in Green Bay at Lambeau Field, and the Packers are undefeated at home so far in 2018. Factor in also that the 49ers are a lowly 1-4 this year, and they have lost their starting quarterback Jimmy Garappolo to a season-ending knee injury, and it’s easy to see how the Packers are big favorites to pull off the victory tonight.

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