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Thursday Night Football: How to Watch, Stream Saints vs. Rams Tonight on Prime Video or Twitch

Week 16 of the NFL season kicks off tonight in Los Angeles, with the Rams hosting the Saints.

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There's a mess of NFC teams at .500 scrabbling for a Wild Card playoff spot. The Saints and Rams are two of five teams in the conference at 7-7, which means the winner of tonight's game in Los Angeles will greatly improve its playoff position while the losing team will face an uphill climb. It's probably more important for the Rams, who have no hope of catching the red-hot 49ers in the NFC West, leaving the Wild Card as their only path to the playoffs. The Saints, meanwhile, find themselves in a first-place tie with the Buccaneers in the lackluster NFC South.

Kickoff for the Saints-Rams Thursday Night Football matchup is set for 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT) tonight with the game streaming nationally on Amazon Prime Video and for free on Twitch.

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Matthew Stafford and the LA Rams host the New Orleans Saints tonight on Thursday Night Football.

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Keep reading to see your options for watching Thursday Night Football on Prime Video, Twitch, NFL Plus and -- if you live in the home market of either the Saints or Rams -- a local network channel.

With YouTube and YouTube TV now the exclusive home of NFL Sunday Ticket, along with games streaming on Paramount Plus, Peacock and ESPN Plus, there's lots for NFL fans to keep track of this season. Check out our picks for the best live TV streaming services for NFL fans in 2023.

TNF streaming: Prime Video, Twitch and NFL Plus

Thursday Night Football games are streamed nationally on Amazon Prime Video, giving NFL fans more incentive than free two-day shipping to sign up for an Amazon Prime account, which costs $15 a month or $139 a year. You can also subscribe only to Prime Video for $9 a month.

Fans in the local market of each team will be able to watch on an over-the-air station, while those who don't pay for either of Amazon's services can watch for free on Prime Video's Twitch channel. (Twitch is owned by Amazon.)

If you subscribe to NFL Plus, the league's $7-per-month streaming service (or $15 a month with Red Zone included), you can also stream the game without subscribing to Prime or Prime Video. Note that NFL Plus is limited to viewing on a phone or tablet, not on a computer or TV.

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Thursday Night Football games are streamed live on Amazon Prime Video. For millions of Amazon Prime subscribers, the Prime Video channel is already included at no extra cost. But if you're not an Amazon Prime subscriber, it might be worth it to shell out the $9 a month for the stand-alone Prime Video service, not only for football but also its impressive selection of shows and movies.

Read our Amazon Prime Video review.

Can I watch Thursday Night Football on local TV?

Yes, but only if you live in the local market of either of the teams playing on Thursday. This week, WDSU NBC 6 in New Orleans and KTTV Fox 11 in Los Angeles will be showing the game, according to 506 Sports. There are two ways to watch local channels on your TV. The first is with a live TV streaming service. The second is with an over-the-air antenna, if you live in an area that has good reception.

You can watch local networks with a live TV streaming service, but not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries the channel you need for the game in your area.

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YouTube TV costs $73 a month and includes NBC and Fox. Plug in your ZIP code on YouTube TV's welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area. Read our YouTube TV review.

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Fubo costs $75 a month and includes NBC and Fox in most markets. Click here to see which local channels you get. Read our Fubo review.

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Hulu Plus Live TV costs $77 and includes NBC and Fox in most markets. On its live news page, you can enter your ZIP code under the "Can I watch local news in my area?" question at the bottom of the page to see which local channels you get. Read our Hulu Plus Live TV review.

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DirecTV Stream's basic $80-a-month Entertainment package includes NBC and Fox in most markets. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available where you live. Read our DirecTV Stream review.

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Sling TV's Sling Blue package includes local NBC and Fox stations, but only in a handful of markets. Sling Blue costs $45 a month in markets where it offers local networks and $40 elsewhere. Read our Sling TV review

All the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live TV streaming services guide.