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NFL: How to Watch Week 3 Preseason Games Live Without Cable

Week 3 of the 2022 NFL Preseason begins on Thursday night. Here's how to watch

Raymond McCain

After two weeks of football, Week 3 of the NFL Preseason begins on Thursday night. The final week of the preseason is stacked with 8 national broadcasts across 4 days. Football fanatics will have plenty of games to choose from with all 32 teams taking the field in what will be the last rehearsal before the regular season kicks off.

Heading into the first game of the week, teams had to make tough decisions and cut their roster from 85 players down to 80 on Tuesday, August 23.  Watch out for players, who are lower on the depth chart, attempt to make an impact and secure their spot before rosters are cut down to 53 men on Tuesday, August 30.

Head into the weekend, the biggest game is a Super Bowl LVI rematch between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams on Saturday. Since this is a preseason matchup, the starters won't play extended minutes, but with the game airing on NFL Network, it'll still have a big game feel.

Get your popcorn ready, and find out how to watch Week 3 of the NFL Preseason without cable, below.

When to Watch

All NFL preseason games will be available to stream on NFL+ and you can watch your local team on one of their in-market affiliates. NFL Network will nationally broadcast 22 live preseason games as well. Each game will be available to watch on each team's website and app. Check out the full Week 3 schedule, below.

*Bold denotes nationally televised broadcast (other channels are local affiliates within a team's market)

NFL Preseason Week 3 Schedule

Date GameTime (ET)Where to Watch
Thursday, August 25 Packers at Chiefs8:00 PMNFL+, NFL Network, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC

49ers at Texans8:15 PMPrime Video
Friday, August 26 Bills at Panthers7:00 PMNFL+, CBS, ABC, NBC, MyNetwork TV

Seahawks at Cowboys8:00 PMNFL+, NFL Network, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC, MyNetwork TV

Chargers at Saints8:00 PMNFL+, CBS, FOX

Patriots at Raiders8:15 PMNFL+, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC
Saturday, August 27 Jaguars at Falcons3:00 PMNFL+, NFL Network, CBS, FOX, NBC

Rams at Bengals6:00 PMNFL+, NFL Network, ABC, CW

Bears at Browns7:00 PMNFL+, CW, FOX

Cardinals at Titans7:00 PMNFL+, NBC, FOX, ABC, CW, MyNetworkTV

Eagles at Dolphins7:00 PMNFL+, CBS, NBC

Commanders at Ravens7:00 PMNFL+, NBC, NBC Sports Washington, ABC, CW, MyNetwork TV

Buccaneers at Colts7:30 PMNFL+, NBC, CBS

Vikings at Broncos9:00 PMNFL+, NFL Network, FOX, MyNetwork TV
Sunday, August 28 Giants at Jets1:00 PMNFL+, NFL Network, CBS, NBC

Lions at Steelers4:30 PMNFL+, CBS, FOX

How to Watch

During the preseason, many NFL games air on multiple local TV networks, which most fans can watch on their favorite streaming service. Some games will air nationally on NFL Network, ESPN, FOX, CBS, and Prime Video. Check out the chart below to see if your streaming service carries your local team.

NFL Preseason Channels

DIRECTV STREAMfuboTVHulu + Live TVSling TVYouTube TV
MyNetwork TV
NBC Sports Bay Area
NBC Sports Washington
NFL Network

Watch Live NFL Preseason Games for Free

Catch live preseason games on FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, The CW, and MyNetwork TV by watching with an antenna. AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see which network affiliate is available in your area with an antenna.

Watch Live NFL Preseason Games on NFL+

Throughout the preseason, NFL+, the official over-the-top subscription service of the National Football League, will be streaming live NFL games and replays. The service will carry in-market games on mobile devices, streams of out-of-market games, the NFL Film's library, and NFL Network.

For $4.99 per month, or $39.99 per year, subscribers get access to the following: live local and primetime games on mobile and tablet devices, live out-of-market preseason games across all devices, live game audio (home, away and national calls) for every game of the season, and NFL library programming on-demand (ad-free).

Upgrade to NFL+ Premium to unlock more for $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year: All features of NFL+, full game replays across devices (ad-free), condensed game replays across devices (ad-free), and coaches Film including All-22

Watch Live NFL Preseason Games on DIRECTV STREAM

DIRECTV STREAM includes over 75 channels with its Entertainment plan for $69.99. Subscribers can watch their local team play on FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, The CW, or MyNetwork TV in select markets and nationally televised games on ESPN. A subscription includes unlimited DVR storage and there are no hidden fees, or required annual contracts. For a limited time, eligible subscribers can get 3 months of Showtime, Starz, Epix, and Cinemax for free.

Subscribers in the Bay Area and Washington D.C. markets can upgrade to the Choice package for $89.99 per month to watch their local teams play on NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports Washington, respectively. 

With DIRECTV STREAM users get a 5-day free trial, and for a limited time, new subscribers can save $40 across two months.

Watch Live NFL Preseason Games on fuboTV

For $69.99 per month, subscribers in select markets can watch live NFL preseason games on ESPN, ABC, CBS, FOX, the CW, Fox, MyNetworkTV, NBC, NBC Sports Bay Area, and NBC Sports Washington, and national games on NFL Network on fuboTV with their Pro plan. The sports-first streaming offers over 100 channels with their Pro plan, which includes over 100 sporting events, the ability to watch on unlimited screens, and 1000 hours of DVR space, which means you can record and rewatch your favorite shows and all of this year's games.

Watch Live NFL Preseason Games on Hulu + Live TV 

On Hulu + Live TV, cord cutters in select markets can watch live NFL games on ABC, CBS, the CW, FOX, MyNetworkTV, NBC, NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports Washington, ESPN, and NFL Network. The service carries over 75 channels with the base plan of $69.99 per month, plus ESPN+, Disney+, unlimited DVR storage and it allows users to watch on 2 screens simultaneously.

Watch Live NFL Preseason Games on Sling TV

Sling TV is the most affordable way to watch live NFL Preseason games. With a Sling Orange & Blue subscription, subscribers in select markets can find their local NFL team on FOX, NBC, ESPN, and NFL Network for only $50 per month. You can get 50% off your first month for a limited time.

Watch Live NFL Preseason Games on YouTube TV

Subscribers to YouTube TV are able to watch live NFL preseason games on ABC, CBS, FOX, the CW, Fox, MyNetworkTV, NBC, NBC Sports Bay Area, and NBC Sports Washington depending on your market, and national games on ESPN and NFL Network for $64.99 per month. The streaming service has over 85 channels, users can stream up to 3 devices simultaneously, and it includes unlimited DVR so you can record every game and more.

Watch NFL Preseason Games on Prime Video

Prime subscribers can watch live NFL games, hit shows, and thousands of movies on Amazon Prime Video. For $14.99 per month or $139 per year, you can unlock everything Amazon offers with an Amazon Prime Membership, which includes free same-day, one-day, or two-day shipping, Prime Music, Prime Video, and much more. Eligible subscribers can also take advantage of a 30-day free trial.

Prime Video is also available as a standalone service for non-Prime members, so you can watch live NFL games and stream all the content available on the streamer for only $8.99 per month and it comes with a 30-day free trial for eligible subscribers.

Other Ways to Watch

Each game will be available to stream in-market for free on the team's app and website.

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