Two NFC teams in the middle of the wild card hunt prepare to battle on Monday Night Football as Kirk Cousins leads the Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) into CenturyLink Field to take on MVP candidate Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (7-5) as Week 14 action concludes.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:15 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. 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:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including all the ESPN channels. 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).
ESPN and ESPN 2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” 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.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Additionally, you can also watch a live stream of the game on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your tablet or streaming device via the ESPN 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 Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on phones via the NFL Mobile app.
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 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.
The Seahawks have won three straight games to push themselves into a lead as the No. 5 seed in the playoff race. The Vikings, who have alternated wins and losses in their past five games, sit right behind the Seahawks, and are looking to hold off the other teams remaining in the hunt.
Cousins knows there remains the stigma about him playing in primetime games, and told reporters Thursday the team needs to finish strong. The Vikings also are aware they need to finish well to secure consecutive playoff berths for the first time in almost eight seasons.
“Which means all of the work we did through OTAs, training camp, preseason, regular season, it comes down to four games. It comes down to other teams are in the hunt, other teams are fighting for their division title and whoever has the best four-game stretch. It doesn’t really matter what happened before.”
Seattle will be without Doug Baldwin, who has been ruled out with a hip injury after not being able to practice all week. Wilson will rely on Tyler Lockett to step up and play in Baldwin’s No. 1 role against Minnesota.
Unlike Seattle, Minnesota avoided the injury bug. Both Stefon Diggs (knee) and Xavier Rhodes (hamstring) are active after there were rumblings each could have been held out.