Coming off the worst season in franchise history, the New York Giants welcome the 2017 AFC South division champion Jacksonville Jaguars to the Meadowlands to open the 2018 regular season on Sunday.
The game is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox 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:
Fox (live in all 32 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.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including Fox (live in all 32 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).
Fox (live in 17 NFL markets) is 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 the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your 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.
Fox Sports Go
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Fox Sports Go website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the Fox Sports Go app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your FuboTV, Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the Fox digital platforms.
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.
While everything went right for the Jaguars last season, absolutely nothing went right for the Giants.
After hiring, ironically, former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin as executive vice president of football operations and removing the interim label from head coach Doug Marrone, the Jaguars added legitimacy. A healthy, stout defense, led by free agent acquisition defensive lineman Calais Campbell and second-year cornerback Jalen Ramsey helped give Jacksonville the second-best defense in football last year behind the Minnesota Vikings.
Despite the preconceived notions surrounding quarterback Blake Bortles and losing wide receiver Allen Robinson to an ACL tear in Week 1, rookie running back Leonard Fournette did the heavy lifting and was able to help carry the Jaguars to one game of the Super Bowl.
For the Giants, it started in the preseason when star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. – who just signed a five-year, $95 million contract extension, the richest in NFL history for a player at his position – injured his leg in a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. Beckham re-injured and fractured his ankle in a Week 5 loss against the Los Angeles Chargers, ultimately needing season-ending surgery.
The Giants fired general manager Jerry Reese and head coach Ben McAdoo on December 4, 2017. McAdoo, following an 11-5 year in his first season, let Big Blue go off the rails during a 2-10 start which ultimately cost him his job. After early success from Reese and two Super Bowl victories, his drafts were subpar – outside of Beckham Jr. and arguably tight end Evan Engram – in recent years, making the decision to cut ties after 10 years an easy one.
Both teams couldn’t have gone in more opposite directions last year, but luckily it’s a new year. Well, maybe for New York. Jacksonville has some work to do in order to get back to where it ultimately fell short in January in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Source: Heavy Sports