The New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles round out their 2018 preseason play on Thursday night with a contest at Lincoln Financial Field.
The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET. 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 if the game is televised in your market or not:
If The Game is Televised 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 or NBC. 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 your desired channel.
For example, for fans in New York, where the game is broadcast on CBS, Amazon Prime is going to be your easiest option. If you’re in Philadelphia, where the game is on NBC, either Hulu with Live TV or FuboTV will work for your live streaming needs.
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: 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: 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: 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 Game is Not Televised in Your Market
You can watch every out-of-market preseason NFL game online via NFL Game Pass, which costs $99.99 for the season (or four installments of $29.99). Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL app.
The Jets and Eagles are currently tied for the third-longest streak among preseason rivalries. The Jets lead the series since 2001 with a 12-5 record, but they have lost the last three contests to the Eagles. That said, the Eagles are heading into tonight with a 0-3 record. If they were to lose agains the Jets, it would be the first time since 1976 they’d go winless during the preseason.
For over a decade, the Eagles have made a point of resting nearly all their starters in this final preseason game. According to head coach Todd Bowles, however, that may not be the case this year. Bowles said that fans should expect to see the same principle roster for this game that they’ve seen in the previous three games. “Everybody is expected to play,” he explained. “But I’ll keep some people out.”
One player who has been confirmed to start is former Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg. Hackenberg signed with Philadelphia after being traded from the Jets to the Raiders (and then cut) earlier this summer. The 23-year-old has yet to play this preseason, but offensive coordinator Mike Groh has decided to see what he can do. “Christian has done a good job jumping in and learning the system,” Groh said. “He’s making the most of his opportunities with the reps he gets. With four guys, there are a limited amount of reps. But [we’ve] seen him progress.”
Hackenberg won’t make the Eagles regular season roster, but there’s a slight chance he could land on the practice squad if he performs well against his former team. The Eagles also have four players duking it out for the roster’s final RB spot: Josh Adams, Donnel Pumphrey, Wendell Smallwood and Matt Jones. Heading into tonight’s game, Smallwood appears to be the frontrunner.
Source: Heavy Sports