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Are there NFL football games this Saturday? What you need to know to catch them all

Nick Mullens #12 of the Minnesota Vikings reacts after the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on December 10, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Ian Maule/Getty Images

The NFL is live this Saturday with not one, but three terrific Week 15 matchups. Why are there NFL games on Saturday? In the absence of college football's regular residency on Saturday in the fall, the NFL steps in to keep football fans fully engaged all weekend. (There are plenty of bowl games this weekend, though.)

Keep reading for how you can watch all three Week 15 Saturday NFL games. 

What Week 15 NFL games are on this Saturday?

Three NFL games will be played on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023. They are:

  • Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1: 00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts, 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT)
  • Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions, 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT)

Each of these Week 15 NFL Saturday games will air live on the NFL Network and stream on the platforms below.

How to watch the Week 15 NFL Saturday games without cable

While most cable packages include the NFL Network, it's easy to watch the games if the NFL Network isn't included in your cable TV subscription, or if you don't have cable at all. Your best options for watching are below. (Streaming options will require an internet provider.)

Stream the game on Sling TV for half price

If you have don't have cable TV that includes the NFL Network, one of the most cost-effective ways to stream live NFL football this year is through a subscription to Sling TV. The streamer offers access to the NFL Network, local NBC, FOX and ABC affiliates (where available) and ESPN with its Orange + Blue Tier plan. Also worth noting: Sling TV comes with 50 hours of cloud-based DVR recording space included, perfect for recording all the season's top NFL matchups.

That plan normally costs $60 per month, but the streamer is currently offering a 50% off promotion for your first month, so you'll pay just $30. You can learn more by tapping the button below.

Top features of Sling TV Orange + Blue tier:

  • There are 46 channels to watch in total, including local NBC, Fox and ABC affiliates (where available).
  • You get access to most local NFL games and nationally broadcast games at the lowest price.
  • All subscription tiers include 50 hours of cloud-based DVR storage.

Watch the Week 15 NFL Saturday games free with FuboTV

You can also catch the games on FuboTV. FuboTV is a sports-centric streaming service that offers access to almost every NFL game of the season. Packages include NFL Network, CBS, ABC (Monday Night Football), Fox Sunday NFC games via "NFL on Fox", NBC (Sunday Night Football), ESPN (Monday Night Football) and more, so you'll be able to watch more than just today's games, all without a cable subscription.

To watch the NFL without cable, start a seven-day free trial of Fubo. You can begin watching immediately on your TV, phone, tablet or computer. In addition to NFL football, FuboTV offers MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer games. 

FuboTV is running a (rare!) deal. For a limited time, new subscribers can save $40 on Fubo's Pro, Elite, and Premier plans. (You'll save $20 off your first and second months.)

Top features of FuboTV Pro Tier:

  • There are no contracts with FuboTV -- you can cancel at any time.
  • The Pro tier includes 169 channels, including NFL Network. (You'll need to upgrade to Ultimate for NFL RedZone.)
  • FuboTV includes all the channels you'll need to watch college and pro football, including CBS (not available through Sling TV).
  • All tiers come with 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR recording.
  • Stream on your TV, phone, and other devices.

Watch the Week 15 NFL Saturday games on Hulu + Live TV

You can watch the NFL, including the NFL Network, with Hulu + Live TV. The bundle features access to 90 channels, including NFL Network. Unlimited DVR storage is also included. Watch every game on every network with Hulu + Live TV, plus catch live NFL preseason games, exclusive live regular season games, popular studio shows (including NFL Total Access and the Emmy-nominated show Good Morning Football) and lots more.

Hulu + Live TV comes bundled with ESPN+ and Disney+ for $77 per month.

Watch NFL football live with a digital HDTV antenna


If you're cutting the cord to your cable company, you're not alone; in fact, you are in luck. You can still watch the NFL on TV with an affordable indoor antenna, which pulls in local over-the-air HDYC channels such as CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS, Univision and more. Here's the kicker: There's no monthly charge.

Anyone living in partially blocked-off area (those near mountains or first-floor apartments), a digital TV antenna may not pick up a good signal -- or any signal at all. But for many homes, a digital TV antenna provides a seriously inexpensive way to watch college football without paying a cable company. Indoor TV antennas can also provide some much-needed TV backup if a storm knocks out your cable (or your cable company gets in a squabble with a network).

This amplified digital antenna can receive hundreds of HD TV channels, including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, FOX, Univision and can filter out cellular and FM signals. It received signals 360 degrees and delivers a high-quality picture in 4K, UHD and 1080 HDTV, top-tier sound and features a 16-foot digital coax cable. This Amazon bestselling antenna is currently $23.

Watch the Week 15 NFL Saturday games on your phone with NFL+

If you want to catch the games on your phone -- and all the amazing football still ahead this season -- check out NFL+. The premium streaming service, starting at $40 per year (or $7 per month), offers access to NFL Network. And yes, that includes games being broadcast out-of-market. To boost your NFL experience even further, you can upgrade to NFL+ Premium with NFL RedZone and watch up to eight NFL games simultaneously. A seven-day, free trial is available.

Top features of NFL+:

  • You get access to all NFL preseason games, including those that are out of market.
  • NFL+ lets you watch stream local and primetime regular season games on your phone or tablet, but not your TV.
  • Includes the NFL Network (and NFL RedZone with NFL+ Premium), so it's a good option for those who are looking to stream football on the go.

Waiting for the games to start? Check out Amazon's new football fan shop

If you're waiting for today's games to begin, now is a great time to check out Amazon's new NFL Fan Shop. The Amazon NFL Fan Shop is filled to the brim with officially licensed fan gear: You'll find jerseys, team flags, T-shirts, hoodies and more, including tons of great Christmas gifts for the NFL fan in your life. There are plenty of great Christmas deals awaiting you at Amazon, too, including some must-see holiday deals on TVs for watching football.

Tap the button below to head directly to the NFL Fan Shop page on Amazon and select your favorite team.

2023 NFL Season Week 15 Schedule

The 2023 NFL Season Week 15 schedule is below. All times listed ET. The game you see broadcast locally will depend on your geographical area. 

Thursday, Dec. 14

Saturday, Dec. 16

  • Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1;00 p.m. (NFL Network)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts, 4:30 p.m. (NFL Network)
  • Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions, 8:15 p.m. (NFL Network)

Sunday, Dec. 17

  • Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. (Fox)
  • Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m. (Fox)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)
  • New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)
  • New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints, 1:00 p.m. (Fox)
  • Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)
  • Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots, 1:00 p.m. (Fox)
  • San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
  • Washington Commanders vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
  • Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, 4:25 p.m. (Fox)
  • Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, Dec. 18

  • Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN, ABC)

Storylines we're following in the 2023 NFL season

Important dates to remember: 

  • The 2023 NFL regular season runs today through Jan. 7, 2024. 
  • Playoffs are scheduled for January 13 through Jan. 28, 2004.
  • Super Bowl LVIII is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2024 in Las Vegas.
Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys gives an assignment during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on December 10, 2023 in Arlington, Texas.  Cooper Neill/Getty Images

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