The San Francisco 49ers (1-2) were devastated when starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a non-contact knee injury in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last week. An MRI revealed everybody’s worst fears; Garoppolo tore his ACL on the scramble play near the sideline when his knee buckled, will need season-ending surgery and won’t be back until next season.
The Los Angeles Chargers (1-2) are dealing with a seemingly never-ending injury carousel as well. All-Pro defensive lineman Joey Bosa is still in a walking boot – he reportedly gets that off Sunday – but for another week the Bolts will be Bosa-less as they welcome the 49ers into town on Sunday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 4:25 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on CBS in select areas (coverage map here). If the game is on in your market and you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
If you have Amazon Prime or start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all CBS content (both live and on-demand) via the CBS Amazon Channel, which also comes with a 7-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
This service is available live in all 32 NFL markets.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including CBS (live in 29 NFL markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
CBS (live in 28 NFL markets) is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 85 total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on phones via the NFL Mobile app.
If the Game is Out of Your Market
SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a live stream of games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. The service is available for people who live in residences that can’t get satellite (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York City. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.
Additionally, most college students may watch out-of-market games via SundayTicket U.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or other streaming device via the NFL Sunday Ticket app, which is free to download on many different devices.
Watch On-Demand: NFL Game Pass
If you’re fine watching games on-demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch them following the conclusion of games for the day.
Once signed up, you can watch games on-demand on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
If You’re Outside the United States & Mexico
If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games live via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
In addition to Bosa, wide receiver Keenan Allen showed up late on the injury report this week with a knee injury. As of now, Allen is questionable for Sunday. Bosa is reportedly going to be held out through the Chargers’ bye week, and is targeting a return for Week 9.
Through three games, Philip Rivers is off to one of the best starts of his career. Rivers has completed 69.4% of his passes for 906 yards, eight touchdowns and just one interception. In the era of the quarterback, Rivers has never had a 5,000-yard season – his career-high is 4,793 in 2015 – but on this pace he would not only set a new best, but challenge the 5K mark for the first time.
It has gotten dire for 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan fairly quickly. What looked to be a promising season, one in which a young team was expected to take a step forward, it has been anything but thus far. A spirited eight-point loss against the Minnesota Vikings on the road in Week 1 seems like a lifetime ago thanks to the Garoppolo injury, and the Vikings’ defensive performances – predominantly in the last week – since then.
A bright spot for San Francisco, though, has been second-year running back Matt Breida. Building off a promising end to last season, Breida already has 274 rushing yards (8.6 yards per carry), one touchdown and 53 receiving yards in three games this season. He is questionable for Sunday with a knee injury, and says he will personally be a game-time decision.
Source: Heavy Sports