The Seattle Seahawks are dealing with several injuries to key players as they prepare to head south to take on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2 of NFL Preseason action.
The game is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET. For those out of market, it will be broadcast on NFL Network, which can be watched online via FuboTV. For those in market, it will be broadcast on a local channel, depending on your city.
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 where you live:
If The Teams are 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, NBC or My. 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 one, some, or all of those channels, depending on the service.
For example, for fans in Seattle or Portland, where the game is on Fox, Hulu with Live TV or Fubo TV are good options. If you’re in Los Angeles, where the game is on ABC, Hulu with Live TV is the way to go.
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: 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: 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 Teams Aren’t in Your Market
For everyone outside of the Cowboys and Bengals markets, the game will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network, which is included in main FuboTV channel package.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of NFL Network on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
No. 1 wide receiver Doug Baldwin still remains out after undergoing minor knee surgery. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed Baldwin ran sprints and “ramped up” his conditioning in practice during the week and is on track start Week 1.
Seattle’s other starting wide receiver Tyler Lockett is also out Saturday with a minor toe injury.
2018 first-round draft pick Rashaad Penny is expected to be a key contributor on offense as a rookie and compete with Chris Carson for the starting running back job.
Penny returned to practice in a limited capacity and continues to nurse a finger injury.
The original timetable remains three to four weeks for penny, as he is expected to be eased back into the Seahawks’ rotation once fully healthy. In the meantime, Carson is assumed to be Seattle’s primary down back, with the potential for “bellow,” three-down duties.
The Chargers are also dealing with a minor injury to one of their key players as well.
Defensive end Joey Bosa is confirmed to miss Saturday’s game against the Seahawks with a foot injury that is reported as “nothing serious.”
The Chargers’ defense has several players fighting in important position battles heading into the regular season. Casey Heyward is among the league’s elite cornerbacks, and directly behind him Desmond King makes a formidable duo. The depth behind those two is a storyline for Los Angeles heading into Saturday.
Los Angeles’ running game also gets a significant boost. 2017 second-round draft pick Forrest Lamp was activated off the PUP list Monday. Lamp missed the entire 2017 season with a torn ACL and looks to solidify the Chargers’ offensive line at guard in 2018 in front of running back Melvin Gordon.
Source: Heavy Sports