The Le’Veon Bell saga continues as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Tennessee Titans in Week 3 of NFL Preseason action on Saturday.
The game is scheduled to start at 4 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 Pittsburgh, Altoona and Harrisburg, where the game is on CBS, Amazon Prime is your easiest option. But if you’re somewhere where the game is on ABC, Hulu with Live TV is your best option. And if it’s on NBC or Fox, Hulu with Live TV or Fubo TV are good options.
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 Teams Aren’t in Your Market
For everyone outside of the Titans and Steelers 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.
Bell has had aspirations for a new, long-term contract extension for the better part of two years now. After finishing last season with 1,926 yards from scrimmage despite his demands lingering into the start of the regular season, Bell feels as though he is more than proved himself in regard to earning the guaranteed money he feels he’s worth.
Where the Pittsburgh front office has been stingy, is assuring Bell the guaranteed portion of his contract. Bell has rejected each offer from the Steelers dating back to the offseason, and there is no guarantee Bell reports in time for the start of the regular season this time around.
In the meantime, the only other real drama for the Steelers is wide receiver Eli Rogers being suspended one game by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Rogers, coming off a torn ACL, will start the season on the PUP list, so his one-game suspension will be tacked on at the end.
Interesting to note, Ben Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of the team’s plans to use more no-huddle sets this season – likely as a way to appease the aging franchise quarterback who has contemplated retirement in each of the past two offseasons.
“I always did a lot of stuff, but if they’re going to put that trust in me, then I have to then reward them with the knowledge that I’m going to do the right thing, call the right plays.”
Tennessee made some minor news this week when the organization re-upped wide receiver Rishard Matthews to a one-year, $7.75 million contract extension through 2019, which will shore up the starting receiver job opposite 2017 first-round draft pick Corey Davis. Matthews, who was reportedly not practicing because of a “minor” knee injury which needed surgery this offseason, is now back in the fold for Tennessee.
The Titans also have a good problem at receiver, as Matthews provides insurance.
2017 third-round pick Taywan Taylor has reportedly had a strong training camp, and is aiming toward the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Taylor hurled in all four of his targets last week for 95 yards and two touchdowns, including a touchdown on a screen pass where his speed shined, despite Tennessee losing 30-14 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 5-foot-11 Taylor would also be a welcome complement next to the much taller Davis in primary packages this season. Davis has also been used all over the formation in practice.
“I think Corey is trying to really focus hard on leading that group and helping our offense and be a productive player,” Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said Thursday.
Davis is a trendy pick to breakout in a big way this season.
Source: Heavy Sports