Having lost their first two preseason contests, the Seattle Seahawks will look to score their first victory tonight against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, here’s a rundown of all your live stream options, which vary depending on if the game is televised in your market or not:
If The Game is Televised in Your Market
First, check to see what local channel the game is on in your area–it will be either ABC, CBS, CW, Fox or NBC. Then, if you sign up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services, you’ll be able to watch a live stream of your desired channel.
For example, for fans in Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis, where the game is on Fox in all of those markets, Hulu with Live TV or FuboTV are your best options.
Here’s a rundown of all the streaming services, what they include, and how to sign up and watch (note that local channels are available live in select markets):
In addition to its massive Netflix-like library of on-demand movies and TV shows, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, which includes ABC, CBS, CW, Fox and NBC. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of any of those channels on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch the game 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).
A streaming service that is largely tailored towards sports fans, FuboTV includes CBS, CW, Fox and NBC. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of those channels on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch the game live, FuboTV also comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch games and shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them. The main FuboTV channel package also comes with NFL Network, which will air a replay of every preseason game.
Fox and NBC are both 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 either channel on your computer via the Sling website, or on your phone, 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. “Sling Blue” also comes with the NFL Network, which will air a replay of every preseason game, so you can also watch that way if you miss it live.
If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all CBS content (both live and on-demand) via the CBS Amazon Channel, which also comes with a 7-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of your local CBS channel on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
If The Game is Not Televised in Your Market
You can watch every out-of-market preseason NFL game online via NFL Game Pass, which costs $99.99 for the season (or four installments of $29.99). Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL app.
The Seahawks have been forced to compete without the aid of several key players: Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman, Kim Chancellor and Earl Thomas. That said, Defensive tackle Jarran Reed feels that there’s been too much focus on who isn’t on the squad, rather than who is. “Too many people are worried about them being gone,” he told FOX Sports. “We got the team here right now that’s going to go out there and battle with us on Sundays. I’m honestly tired of hearing it. We got guys right here and they can do the same thing and I just want everybody to believe in us.”
Defensive tackle Tom Johnson, a former Viking, has supported Reed’s stance during interviews. “We got a mix of guys that’s athletic enough and strong enough and smart enough to be the top defensive linemen in the league,” he said. “So that’s one of our goals to strive for right now.”
Seahawks assistant coach Clint Hurtt is also confident that newcomers like Johnson and Shamar Stephens and will mesh with the veterans like Reed. “They’ve been very respectful in understanding the fact this is Frank and Jarran’s room,” he explained. “We’re just going to mesh and continue to build the cohesiveness of the unit and it’s been outstanding. They’re a pleasure to have.”
Several notable Vikings are expected to see playing time tonight, including Xavier Rhodes, Stefon Diggs, Eric Kendricks, Kirk Cousins and Adam Thielen. While it remains to be seen how much each of them will play, and whether they’ll be swapped out midway through remains to be seen.
Fans may get to see Dalvin Cook make his preseason debut tonight, however, as he missed the first two games recovering from a torn ACL. “We’re looking forward to possibly seeing him out there,” said offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.