Matt Patricia may have gotten off on the wrong foot after taking his first head coaching job in the NFL. The remedy to a bad start? Facing your former organization on national television.
The Detroit Lions (1-2) rebounded after losing their first two games of the season with a Sunday Night Football win against Bill Belichick – Patricia’s former boss – and the New England Patriots, and they look to carry that momentum into AT&T Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys (1-2) on Sunday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 1 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.
In Week 1, the Lions were simply putrid and embarrassed against the New York Jets. After falling behind, the Lions lost a three-point game to the San Francisco 49ers on the road. Facing 0-3 with his back against the wall, Patricia put together a terrific gameplan, which held the Patriots to just 10 points last week.
It helps when you can run the ball. After Detroit went almost five years since Reggie Bush tallied 100 yards on the ground, rookie running back Kerryon Johnson rushed for 101 yards against New England.
The Lions will continue to be without Pro Bowl defensive end Ziggy Ansah, as he nurses a shoulder injury. Starting linebacker Jarrad Davis, who practiced in a limited capacity on Friday, was listed on the injury report with a knee injury and is questionable to play against the Cowboys. Wide receiver Golden Tate has a minor hip injury, but is in no danger of missing Week 4.
The Cowboys return home after an anemic performance in a 24-13 loss against the Seattle Seahawks last week. Ezekiel Elliott did prove to be a bright spot, rushing for 127 yards on just 16 carries and catching three passes for 11 yards.
Quarterback Dak Prescott, however, was not, as his struggles continue. Prescott only threw for 168 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions – both into the hands of Seahawks’ All-Pro safety Earl Thomas. Despite success as a rookie, Dak seems as if he is continuing to regress. The Lions are attackable on the ground, though, and if Davis doesn’t play, it should open up easier, high-percentage throws for Prescott on Sunday.
Source: Heavy Sports