It is always a highly anticipated matchup when two of the best quarterbacks in NFL history have the privilege of playing a regular season game against one another. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (6-2) host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (3-3-1) in Foxboro, Mass on Sunday Night Football as Week 9 action continues.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on NBC. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
NBC (live in 31 NFL markets) is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 85 total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including NBC (live in 31 NFL markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch 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).
NBC (live in 12 NFL markets) is 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 the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the NBC Sports Live website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the NBC Sports app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your FuboTV, Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the NBC Sports digital platforms.
If you’re fine watching games on-demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch them following the conclusion of games for the day.
Once signed up, you can watch games on-demand on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games live via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
Luckily for the Patriots, the AFC East is bad again. Their (what seems like a) stranglehold on the division grew again with a 25-6 road victory against the Buffalo Bills in Week 8. Even more lucky, most of New England’s skill-position group, already banged-up and thin, has gotten off fairly easy the past several weeks. They have even more question marks heading into Week 9.
Wide receivers Julian Edelman (ankle), Josh Gordon (hamstring), All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back), and 2018 first-round pick running back Sony Michel (knee) all drew the dreaded “questionable” tag for Sunday night. Of those four, only Michel is a real threat to not play against Green Bay. Edelman and Gronk always seem to play through a medical issue, whether minor or slightly below-major, and last week was no different.
The wild card is Gordon, who reportedly has started reverting back to his tardy ways that made it easy for the dysfunctional Cleveland Browns to send him packing to New England for a measly fifth-round pick. If Gordon’s slide is for real, Bill Belichick and the coaching staff will probably have no qualms about not playing Gordon at all.
The Packers held tough for four quarters before ultimately falling to the Rams in Los Angeles last week, thanks in large part to a fumble on a kickoff by Ty Montgomery — who the front office shipped to Baltimore for a seventh-round pick before the trade deadline this past week. The Packers used a mix of Aaron Jones (86 yards, touchdown, 7.2 yards per carry) and Rodgers in order to try and close the gap in time of possession against one of the league’s best offenses.
The Packers offense remains thin around Rodgers, which means Jones is in line for even more touches following last week’s promising performance. Geronimo Allison (hamstring, groin) has once again been ruled out and Randall Cobb (hamstring; four receptions, 40 yards vs. Los Angeles in Week 8) is still fluttering around as the third option in three-receiver sets.
Green Bay is still right in the NFC North mix despite a pedestrian 3-3-1 record. A loss here will likely put them 1.5 games behind the Chicago Bears or Minnesota Vikings for first place.