How to watch or stream Week 17 of the NFL’s 2023 season football live online free without cable

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We’re two weeks away from the playoffs and the list of teams that will be progressing into the post-season is far from certain.

Two games in this final week of 2023 have taken place, with the Jets and Browns meeting Thursday and the Lions and Cowboys tangling last night. So before you start to pour the champagne and start singing Auld Lang Syne, settle in and watch the 2023 season’s penultimate set of matchups

Here’s a look at how to find today’s games. (And keep in mind there won’t be a Monday night game this week, as the NFL lets college football teams own the spotlight on New Year’s Day.)

Which NFL teams are playing this week? And what channels are airing the games?

Here’s who’s playing where and when this week. (The home team is listed second.)

Saturday, Dec. 30

Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys, 8:15 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN

Sunday, Dec. 31

Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Carolina Panthers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Commanders, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. ET on Fox

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC

How can I watch NFL games for free—even if I am out of market?

You’ll be able to catch any game that’s not blacked out, assuming your local affiliate carries it, today. The best way to do that (and watch any sort of network programming) for free on a big screen is with a good HD antenna. To ensure you’re getting the most reliable signal, be sure to test the antenna in multiple locations in your home.

Can I stream NFL games live online if I don’t have a cable subscription?

You can – and there are number of ways to do so:


NBC’s streaming service will give you access to several games, including tonight’s contest and all upcoming Sunday night matchups. You can get a seven-day free trial, followed by a $6 or $12 monthly charge. (The free version of Peacock does not include live sports.)


Disney’s bundle of Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ no longer has a free trial, so you’ll have to pay $15 per month for all three combined (or $25 per month for no ads on Hulu).

Including Live TV in the bundle bumps the price to $77 per month ($90 without ads).

Hulu with Live TV

The free trial on this service is no longer offered, either. It will now cost you $77 per month.


After up to a two-week trial, you can expect monthly charges of $73. YouTube is also now the home of Sunday Ticket. Prices on that service currently range from $300 to $439 for the season, with the current discounts.

Sling TV

Dish Network’s Sling lower-tiered “Orange” plan will run you $40 per month. Adding the more comprehensive “Blue” plan bumps the cost to $55 per month. The seven-day free trial has disappeared, but the cord-cutting service is offering 50% off of the first month’s bill.

DirecTV Stream

Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TVNow and AT&T TV, this oft-renamed streaming service will run you $75 per month and up after the free trial option.

Fubo TV

This sports-focused cord-cutting service carries broadcast networks in most markets. There’s a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly charges of $75 and up, depending on the channels you choose.

Can I watch the NFL games on Amazon?

Nope. You’ll need to wait until next year to watch on that platform again.

Does the NFL offer any viewing packages to watch the games I want?

Three, in fact.


The NFL App will let you stream games that are being broadcast locally in your market on Sundays. If you want to watch an “out of market” game, you’ve got two choices.


Watch live local and out of market games and (with the premium subscription) replays. There’s a seven-day free trial, after which you’re looking at a charge of $6.99 per month (including NFL Network). ($14.99 per month for premium, which includes NFL Network and RedZone.)

NFL Sunday Ticket

As mentioned above, YouTube has taken over broadcast duties for this channel, replacing DirecTV. With the current offered discounts, prices on the service (and the optional NFL Red Zone) currently range from $300 to $439 for the season.

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