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How to watch Jets vs. Patriots, Saints vs. Seahawks and more Week 3 NFL football without cable

The cord cutter's guide to watching the action this Sunday and every day of the 2019 NFL regular season.

Seattle Seahawks v Pittsburgh Steelers

Russell Wilson will lead the unbeaten Seattle Seahawks against a Saints team that lost QB Drew Brees to injury last week.

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Week 3 of the NFL season got off to a fairly quiet, penalty-filled start when Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars took down the Tennessee Titans Thursday night. With the last full slate of games before bye weeks start coming into play next week, there are a few noteworthy matchups to highlight this Sunday. 

In an AFC East divisional matchup the New York Jets are hoping to rebound from a brutal loss to the Browns on Monday Night Football (and hoping Luke Falk can channel his inner Tom Brady) when they visit the cruising Patriots in Foxborough at 1 p.m. ET on CBS. In the 4:25 p.m. ET slot, also on CBS, the Drew Brees-less Saints head to Seattle to take on the 2-0 Seahawks. Sunday night football on NBC pits another unbeaten team, the Los Angeles Rams, against the Browns and rising star Baker Mayfield in Cleveland. 

Here's how cord cutters can watch all the week 3 games without cable -- as well as the rest of the NFL games this season on Monday nights, Thursday nights and Sundays.

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How can I watch my local team's NFL games?

For teams in your local market -- Jets and Giants fans in New York, Cleveland fans in Ohio, and so on -- you'll be able to watch your local team's games on a major local network channel. 

Games are typically broadcast on CBS and Fox on Sunday afternoons, NBC on Sunday nights, ESPN on Monday nights and the NFL Network on Thursday nights (note that CBS is the parent company of CNET). Most of the Thursday night games are simulcast on Fox, Amazon Prime and Twitch. 

There is also NFL RedZone to consider, a channel that springs to life each fall and shows live coverage from around the league with the promise to show you every touchdown from every Sunday afternoon game. It's a great way to watch out-of-market action and essential viewing for fantasy football GMs.

How can I stream the NFL online live?

The short answer? PlayStation Vue is our No. 1 overall pick for streaming live NFL football.

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The longer answer: Many live TV streaming services -- including Vue as well as AT&T TV NowFuboTVHulu with Live TV and YouTube TV -- carry one or more local networks (namely CBS, Fox and NBC), so they're the best bet for cord cutters who don't want to use an over-the-air antenna

The catch is that not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries the network you want in your area.

Other stuff to know about live TV streaming services:

Note CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the services featured on this page. 

PlayStation Vue offers all the networks that show NFL games, and you can add the NFL RedZone channel for $10 a month extra. The $55 Core plan is the cheapest option that includes the five channels NFL fans need --- CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network -- and the $10-a-month Sports Pack will get you NFL RedZone. The Core plan is currently discounted to $45 a month for the first two months.

Sling TV splits its live NFL options across its $25-a-month Blue plan and $25-a-month Orange plan, which forces NFL fans into a tricky decision or encourages them to spring for both at $40 a month. Here's the deal:

Sling Blue includes Thursday and Sunday games on Fox, NBC and the NFL Network. Sling Orange includes Monday night games on ESPN. And if you want to add the NFL RedZone, you'll need Sling Blue. Blue -- but not Orange -- subscribers can add the $10-a-month Sports Extra package, which includes NFL RedZone. Sling TV does not offer CBS, which typically carries AFC games on Sunday afternoons.

Sling's packages are discounted 40% for the first month.

FuboTV costs $55 a month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and NFL Network but not ESPN. You'll miss out on Monday Night Football on ESPN but will get the games on Sunday afternoons (CBS and Fox), Sunday nights (NBC) and Thursday nights (NFL Network). The $9-a-month Sports Plus package adds NFL RedZone.

AT&T TV Now includes CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN but not the NFL Network or RedZone. Its basic, $50-a-month Plus package will let you watch games on CBS and Fox on Sunday afternoons, Sunday Night Football on NBC, Monday Night Football on ESPN and Thursday Night Football on Fox. 

Hulu with Live TV costs $45 a month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN but not NFL Network or RedZone.

YouTube TV costs $50 a month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN, but not NFL Network or RedZone.

CBS All Access costs $6 a month and lets you watch AFC matchups on Sunday afternoons. It makes for a good add-on for Sling TV subscribers, who don't get CBS. 

Prime Video will stream the Thursday Night Football games this season that will be simulcast on Fox. The games on Prime Video will also be streamed live on the Amazon-owned Twitch, which means you don't need an Amazon Prime membership to stream Thursday night football.

Stream live on your phone with NFL Mobile and Yahoo app

In previous years, only Verizon Wireless subscribers could livestream games on their phones with the NFL Mobile app. Now, anyone can get a live NFL stream on a phone, regardless of carrier. You'll be limited to watching on your phone and will see only local, in-market games and the national broadcasts on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights. 

National and local games will also be streamed on the Yahoo and Yahoo Sports app.

Originally published last month. Updated regularly with the latest game details.