In an AFC Championship Game rematch, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (1-0) travel to Florida to take on Jalen Ramsey and the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0).
The game is scheduled to start at 4:25 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.
What They Did Last Week:
Patriots defeated the Houston Texans at home, 27-20.
Jaguars held on to beat the New York Giants on the road, 20-15.
The Jaguars’ defense put in a strong Week 1 performance in a 20-15 victory against the New York Giants on the road. Despite losing star running back Leonard Fournette during the game. Backup T.J. Yeldon hauled in a touchdown pass from Bortles, and the defense bent but didn’t break to hold off the Giants’ offense at the end to seal the win.
The Patriots got off to a hot start against the Texans, as quarterback Deshaun Watson fumbled on the first play of the game, leading to an early score. Brady wasn’t masterful, but he didn’t have to be. He was quite good, completing 26 of 39 passes for 277 yards, three touchdowns with an interception in a 27-20 victory in Foxboro.
Despite Fournette being limited in practice all week with a hamstring injury, he is currently on track to play Sunday against New England. In addition to Fournette, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone says he would like to incorporate Corey Grant into the offense more moving forward.
Grant caught three passes for 59 yards against the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, and was a safety valve for Blake Bortles. Grant is a good pass-catcher and shifty backup, and a good complement to Fournette. The Jaguars’ wide receivers were uninspiring Week 1, and will likely not be as the season goes on, so a more widespread approach would benefit Jacksonville as they march on to defending their AFC South title.
The Patriots have running back problems of their own, as 2017 first-round pick Sony Michel (knee) and Rex Burkhead (concussion) were limited in practice this week. Burkhead played against the Texans, while Michel did not.
If one or both do not play Sunday, James White will factor heavily into the Patriots’ gameplan, as the Jaguars boast one of the league’s better pass defenses.
Source: Heavy Sports