The contract discussions continue for Aaron Rodgers, but he will likely sit this one out as the Green Bay Packers travel to the Black Hole to play the Oakland Raiders in Week 3 of NFL Preseason action on Saturday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 10 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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
Week 3 of the NFL preseason is often regarded as a regular season dress rehearsal, but NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo first reported Thursday that the Packers are still expected to sit several starters in this game.
Back to Rodgers; ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Rodgers and Green Bay are “creeping along” toward a new contract, which would make him the highest-paid player in league history.
In other news as September inches closer, is promising rookie wide receiver J’Mon Moore, selected in the fourth round, currently on the roster bubble after having a bad training camp. Moore was expected to help the Packers’ receiving rotation following the departure of veteran Jordy Nelson. Factor in rumors Wednesday the Packers are shopping Randall Cobb according to The Ringer’s Mike Lombardi, and things are looking much more difficult for general manager ted Thompson and company.
Instead, Moore has been a colossal disappointment given the Packers’ front office usually fairs particularly well drafting skill-position players in the middle rounds.
Elsewhere, second-year running back Jamaal Williams is nursing an ankle injury. Williams’ ankle sprain is considered minor, and that may limit his ability to play against Oakland, but shouldn’t keep him out for the start of the regular season.
Williams showed promise as a rookie, finishing with 556 rushing yards (X.X yards per carry) with a touchdown, and 25 receptions for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Williams’ versatility out of the backfield should help alleviate Rodgers’ concerns about the offense’s ability to move the ball. Factor in Ty Montgomery, and Green Bay should be able to continue adjusting a now makeshift offense on the fly.
Another week, another week without All-Pro edge rusher Khalil Mack, who continues to maintain his firm stance on negotiating a new contract like Rams All-Pro DT Aaron Donald. The New York Jets entered the Mack sweepstakes this week.
The Raiders’ defensive line took another serious blow Wednesday. Head coach Jon Gruden says second-year defensive end Eddie Vanderdoes, who tore his ACL in Week 17 of last season, is likely to open 2018 on the PUP list after suffering a rehab setback. Vanderdoes would miss the first six weeks of the season.
Coupled with the ongoing saga of Mack holding out for a new contract, Oakland’s defensive front seven looks marginally thinner than originally anticipated. Oakland did add to its defense Thursday, signing cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie officially to a one-year contract.
Source: Heavy Sports