Matt Ryan did everything he could to keep up with Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints last week, but ultimately the offensive performance was too overwhelming.
Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons (1-2) aim to rebound from a disappointing home loss when they welcome Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals (2-1) into Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 1 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.
How good was Ryan last week? Sensational; Ryan completed 26 of 35 passes for five touchdowns. Three of those touchdowns went to 2018 first-round pick Calvin Ridley, who torched the Saints secondary for 146 yards on seven receptions. Ironically, Ridley’s one-game performance matched the 2017 touchdown total of teammate Julio Jones, who is still struggling to connect with Ryan in the redzone.
The Falcons defense was bailed out by Ryan in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers. As of now, the losses to linebacker Deion Jones, and safeties Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen are proving too dire. Despite the Panthers’ loss, running back Christian McCaffrey shredded this unit two weeks ago, and the unholy trio of Brees, Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas had their way with the remnants last week.
In addition to Atlanta’s defense being banged up, the offense will once again be without running back Devonta Freeman, who is missing his third straight game with a knee injury.
Through the first two weeks of the season, the Bengals defeated the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens by identical 34-23 scores. That type of sorcery simply isn’t sustainable. Despite coming back down to Earth last week in a road loss to the Panthers, Tyler Boyd had another breakout performance, which makes the Bengals overly eager and positive about his prospects this week.
Stud wide receiver A.J. Green injured his pelvis in last week’s loss, and practiced gingerly all week. After flirting with the idea of missing Sunday, Green did not appear on the injury report Friday at all, meaning he is a lock to play barring any significant setback.
Running back Joe Mixon, however, will not be available. Mixon is out for the second straight week with a knee injury. In steps Giovani Bernard to take the majority of Mixon’s snaps once more.
Source: Heavy Sports