Every year Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (1-2) lose an early-season game, have everybody write them off, and then recover to win 12-or-more games and make a substantial run through the AFC playoffs. This season feels a bit different, though, as New England has lost two consecutive games and is staring 1-3 and, possibly, last place in the AFC East – you read that correctly – in the face.
On the flip side, the Miami Dolphins (3-0) are one of the NFL’s three remaining undefeated teams (Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs), and they look to remain that way and take a commanding three-game lead in the division when they visit Foxboro 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.
Coming off a disappointing 31-20 loss to the Jaguars in Week 2, Bill Belichick and the Patriots were licking their chops at a chance to play former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, now head coach of the Detroit Lions, in Motown after his team started 0-2. It didn’t quite work out that way, as the Lions were able to neutralize the Patriots’ ground game and hold Rob Gronkowski in check in a 26-10 win.
Speaking of Gronk, an interesting report came out last week. Apparently the Lions attempted to trade for Gonk, who ducked phone calls during the offseason and threatened to retire.
New England dressed only three wide receivers in Detroit last week, and none of them are really difference-makers. Julian Edelman has one game remaining on his four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy, and Josh Gordon, who was acquired from the Cleveland Browns, should see more snaps this week after a full week following the trade.
The Dolphins have quietly gone about their business in the first three weeks.
As impressive as 3-0 sounds, Miami has gotten a bit lucky along the way. Catching Tennessee losing Delanie Walker and having Marcus Mariota banged up in Week 1, an interception-prone New York Jets rookie quarterback (Sam Darnold) in Week 2, and a suddenly shaky Derek Carr and the (now 0-3) Oakland Raiders in Week 3, the Dolphins’ luck seems due to run out a bit.
The Dolphins will be without defensive linemen Andre Branch and William Hayes on Sunday. Branch is out indefinitely with a knee injury, and Hayes has a torn ACL.
Source: Heavy Sports