Weekly Review of Games Broadcast in Your Area
It’s week 9 of the NFL and if you thought last week was blast, time to buckle in. Two unbeaten teams battled it out, the Packers and Broncos, with Denver coming out on top; the Saints won a high scoring shootout with the Giants (52-49), and the Seahawks pulled off a nail-biting victory over the Cowboys by just 1 point. So what’s on stock for this week in the NFL? Let’s find out!
First, here is the schedule for this coming week.
Week 9 NFL Schedule
Now, here are the games you should be watching:
CBS: Thursday Night Football
Unfortunately, there is no way to watch this game without a Cable Subscription and access to the NFL Channel, so let’s move on. Check back in for Thursday night football, week 13, where we will be able to watch the Packers vs the Lions with an OTA Antenna!
CBS: Early Sunday Games
Featured matchup – Oakland Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 PM EST
Overall, the Steelers have been doing much better than the Raiders as of late. But that barely means anything to Oakland, who has pulled an upset against Pittsburgh 4 out of the last 5 meetings. Not to mention that the Oakland team of today is much improved over the team of the past. 2-word hint: Amari Cooper!
Even with Roethlisberger back on the field, they still lost to the Bengals last week. However, Pittsburgh is no second rate team and playing at home should give them a huge advantage. Despite their latest slip-ups, the Steelers are still favored to beat out the Raiders.
Alternative matchup: Tennessee Titans vs. New Orleans Saints, 1:00 PM EST
FOX: Early Sunday Games
Featured matchup – Green Bay Packers vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:00 PM EST
After losing to Denver, Green Bay is feeling a little bruised and what better way to dull the pain than by unseating the 7-0 Carolina Panthers? Many regard the Panthers are the weakest of the unbeaten teams, but with players like Cam Newton on the field almost anything can happen in the fourth quarter.
Facing off against Green Bay will either help Carolina silence their critics or help prove them right.
Alternative matchup: Atlanta Falcons vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 PM EST
CBS: Afternoon Sunday Games
Featured matchup – Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts, 4:25 PM EST
Denver is riding high after unseating the undefeated Packers last week, and they’ll be bringing that momentum with them in this game. It’s hard to dispute that Denver is one of the best teams in the league this year, but Indianapolis just might give them a run for their money.
Although they lost to undefeated Carolina last week, it was a squeaker of game that was determined by only one field goal. If the Colts can play like that for all four quarters, they just might be able to tame the Broncos.
NBC: Sunday Night Football
Featured matchup – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, 8:30 PM EST
Things have not been going well for either the Eagles or the Cowboys. The Eagles are nice and frosty after a stinging loss to Carolina and a bye week, while the Cowboys are in the gutter with a five-game losing streak.
If the Eagles can clinch this matchup they’ll stay in contention for the playoffs, so expect Philadelphia to play hard. This is going to be an uphill battle for Dallas, but all bad things must end, right?
ESPN: Monday Night Football
Featured Matchup – Chicago Bears vs. San Diego Chargers, 8:30 PM ET
Watching Football Without a Cable Subscription
This is going to be a great week for football, and the best part is that you don’t need cable to watch it. All you need is an over-the-air antenna, which can pick up all the major broadcast networks. No subscriptions, no monthly fees.
Now if for any reason you find yourself outside the market of any of these games, don’t lose heart because you can still watch them. The NFL offers a streaming service called NFL Game Pass, which lets you watch every NFL game this season; plus a bunch of extra features as well. It’s $99 a season, which is cheaper than a month of cable, and they even have a free 7-day free trial if you want to give it a test run.
Most are already aware and signed up several weeks ago; but if you are new to the game and are are looking to watch Monday Night Football, take a long look at Sling TV’s 7-day free trial. Hint: ESPN baby!
So do you think Denver and Carolina will stay on top? Can Dallas stage a comeback? Sound off in the comments or sends us a tweet and let us know!