It seems as if the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals are heading into transitional seasons; both teams wrap up their preseason schedules against each other on Thursday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET. For those out of market, it will be broadcast on NFL Network, which can be watched online via FuboTV. For those in market, it will be broadcast on a local channel, depending on your city.
If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, here’s a rundown of all your live stream options, which vary depending on where you live:
If The Teams are in Your Market
First, check to see what local channel the game is on in your area–it will be either ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, NBC or My. Then, if you sign up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services, you’ll be able to watch a live stream of one, some, or all of those channels, depending on the service.
For example, for fans in Phoenix, where the game is on NBC, either Hulu with Live TV or Fubo TV will work for your streaming needs. If you’re in Colorado Springs, where the game is on CBS, Amazon Prime is the easiest way to watch the game.
Here’s a rundown of all the streaming services, what they include, and how to sign up and watch:
(Note that local channels are available live in select markets)
Local channels included: ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, NBC
In addition to its massive Netflix-like library of on-demand movies and TV shows, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, which includes ABC, CBS, CW, Fox and NBC. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of any of those channels on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch the game 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).
Local channels included: CBS, CW, Fox, NBC
A streaming service that is largely tailored towards sports fans, FuboTV includes CBS, CW, Fox and NBC. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of those channels on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch the game live, FuboTV also comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch games and shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them. The main FuboTV channel package also comes with NFL Network, which will air a replay of every preseason game.
Local channels included: CBS
If you have Amazon Prime or want to 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 your local CBS channel on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
Local channels included: Fox, NBC
Fox and NBC are both included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of either channel on your computer via the Sling website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on. “Sling Blue” also comes with the NFL Network, which will air a replay of every preseason game, so you can also watch that way if you miss it live.
If the Teams Aren’t in Your Market
For everyone outside of the Broncos and Cardinals markets, the game will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network, which is included in main FuboTV channel package.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of NFL Network on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
Not only have there been questions about Paxton Lynch, his ability to start, and if the 2016 first-round draft pick has run his course, but there are now questions about his immediate roster spot being in jeopardy as well.
Lynch has moved to third on the Broncos’ depth chart at quarterback, as 2017 seventh-round draft pick Chad Kelly outbattled Lynch earlier this August. Kelly is now the primary backup to offseason acquisition Case Keenum, and may force Vance Joseph and the rest of the Broncos’ coaching staff to take a look at him this season if the Keenum experiment should fail.
Denver boosted its secondary this week after signing free agent cornerback and veteran Pacman Jones. Joseph coached jones previously when he was the defensive backs coach with the Cincinnati Bengals. It is likely Jones plays in nickel sets as the third cornerback, and gets a cup of coffee returning punts.
The Cardinals are going to need to lean on their defense in order to stay in NFC West contention this season.
Arizona’s defense was the highlight of its preseason thus far, forcing 16 takeaways. Against the Cowboys on Sunday, the team forced eight turnovers. It was the first time a defense has had at least 16 takeaways in a preseason since 2000.
A promising unit still has talent, namely Chandler Jones at defensive end and Patrick Peterson at cornerback. Jones finished last season with 17 sacks, almost 12 more than the next highest total on the team (Olsen Pierre, 5.5).
The Cardinals’ health in those key spots, along with Deone Buchanon and Robert Nkemdiche, will dictate how far the Cardinals will go this season.
Source: Heavy Sports