The 2022 NFL season is in full swing, and there are plenty of top-tier football matchups to watch this weekend. If you're looking to watch or stream the Green Bay Packers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers game today, your friends at CBS Essentials is here to help. Here's how to watch this football game, plus all the other Sunday NFL action happening today.
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When is the Green Bay Packers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers game?
On Sunday, Sept. 25, the Green Bay Packers play quarterback Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. The matchup starts at 4:25 p.m. EDT (1:25 a.m. PDT) on Fox.
That's not the only football game airing on Fox at this time. Fox is also airing theand the at 4:25 p.m. EDT. What football game you'll be able to watch over-the-air on Fox depends on where you live.
How do I watch the Green Bay Packers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers game?
If the Green Bay Packers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers game is local to you, you can watch the game over-the-air via a HDTV antenna ($26).
Many of the above games are only available in their home geographic region unless you use a service such as DirecTV's Stream plan with 2022 NFL Sunday Ticket Max. (Plans that include all NFL football games start at $70 per month.)
Keep reading to learn more about all your different options for streaming all the Week 3 games on your home TV and smartphone this Sunday. And stay tuned until the end for our recommendations on the best streaming devices and TVs for watching NFL football.
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How to watch Sunday football on Fox
Paramount+ and Peacock aren't the only ways to watch Sunday football. You might also want to consider options like DirecTV, which will offer access to all the Sunday football games: "NFL on Fox", "Sunday Night Football" on NBC and more.
DirecTV Stream isn't cheap, but it streams all the networks you'll need for the 2022 NFL season. DirecTV Stream's least-expensive tier, called "Entertainment," offers Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN for $70 a month. But get this: Subscribers to the $90 per month "Choice" tier (and above) get Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN, plus regional sports networks and no-extra-cost access to 2022 NFL Sunday Ticket Max, a plan that streams every live out-of-market Sunday game (and usually runs $395).
Right now, DirectTV Stream is offering new users $20 off their first two months of any package.
Hulu+ Live TV
A $70 monthly subscription to Hulu+ Live TV offers access to all the platforms airing and streaming 2022 NFL games, including ESPN, CBS, Fox, NBC and ABC. For "Thursday Night Football," you'll still need Amazon Prime Video.
Right now, in celebration of the 2022 NFL season, Hulu is offering $20 off per month for your first three months of Hulu + Live TV -- that's $60 in savings. New subscribers and those who canceled their Hulu subscription over one month ago are eligible for this Hulu + Live TV promo, which runs from Sept. 6 through Oct. 10, 2022.
FuboTV is a sports-centric streaming service that offers access to almost every NFL game of the season. Packages include CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL RedZone and more.
Fox, so you know, offers Sunday NFC games via "NFL on Fox"; while ESPN is the home of "Monday Night Football." ABC airs some "MNF" games, too.
In addition to NFL football, FuboTV offers MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer games.
How to stream Sunday football on CBS: Paramount+
A Paramount+ subscription includes live access to "NFL on CBS." That's the CBS slate of live, AFC Sunday games. The streamer also offers NFL fans the weekly studio show, "Inside the NFL," and the pregame show "The NFL Today," plus access to CBS Sports HQ, a 24/7 stream of unfiltered sports news, scores, highlights and analysis.
Paramount+ has two subscriber tiers available -- the $5 per month "Essential Plan," a budget-minded tier with ads, and the $10 per month "Premium Plan," which costs more but is ad-free. Paramount+ also offers a one-week free-trial period, so if you were thinking of trying the platform, you can catch a Sunday of football on CBS risk-free.
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How to watch 'Sunday Night Football' on NBC and Peacock
"Sunday Night Football" will air weekly on NBC, and simultaneously stream live on Peacock. (You can also stream NBC via a live-TV streaming app, à la DirecTV Stream.)
An important streaming heads-up: While Peacock offers plenty of ad-supported shows and movies for free, if you want access to Peacock's premium content, including "Sunday Night Football," you need a paid subscription. Luckily, right now thanks to a Peacock promo deal, new subscribers can get ad-supported Peacock Premium for just $1.99 per month, or $19.99 if you prepay for the whole year -- that's more than half-off Peacock's usual price.
Peacock Premium subscription: $1.99 per month (reduced from $4.99)
How to watch Sunday football on your phone: NFL Plus
NFL+ lets you stream games exclusively on your mobile device or tablet. Starting at $5 per month or $30 annually, an NFL+ subscription gives you mobile or tablet access to live out-of-market preseason games, live local and primetime regular season and postseason games, live game audio for every game and more.
If you don't want to watch on your phone, you'll need access to NFL Network, which many of the streamers listed below offer.
How to watch Sunday football for free without cable: Amplified HD digital TV antenna
If you want to catch NFL games without paying for a cable or streaming subscription, an indoor HD digital TV antenna is the way to go. For just $26 (the lowest price we've seen it at, by the way), it'll deliver any live-aired, free-TV NFL games in your area, plus all the other over-the-air content available in your area. Just connect the antenna to your set, and watch. It's the 20th-century TV-viewing experience with 21st-century technology.
The best TVs for watching football in 2022
We've found the best TVs for watching NFL football (based on user reviews) including TV from top brands such as Samsung, LG, and Sony. Keep reading to see the best deals on the best TVs you can get for the 2022 NFL season.
65" Samsung Q90A QLED 4K smart TV
Here's a great deal to get you started: This 65-inch Samsung QLED (Q90A, 2021) is on sale at Samsung for a whopping $600 off.
No matter what stream of the game you're watching, this QLED TV lets you watch the game in upscaled 4K resolution thanks to its machine-based learning AI. It's even smart enough to recognize and enhance on-screen dialogue, making it easier to hear all the NFL commentary during games.
The smart TV also features apps, streaming services and advanced controls. Plus, it's compatible with most voice assistants.
65" Samsung 'The Frame' smart TV
Transform your TV into a piece of art when you're not watching football. Samsung's 'The Frame' smart TV has a built-in motion sensor that activates your device to display your favorite pieces of art in 4K resolution whenever you enter the room. No matter if you're admiring Hopper's "Early Sunday Morning" or jamming along to Carrie Underwood's Sunday night football intro, this QLED TV produces 100% color volume in the DCI-P3 color space, which is the format for most cinema screens and HDR movies for television. (Translation: Colors on this TV will be more vivid and true-to-life.)
You can save $400 on the larger 75-inch 'The Frame' at Samsung now.
75" Samsung 4K smart TV
Watch NFL stars battle it out in gorgeous color and luminosity with this 75-inch Samsung 4K TV. The TV features low lag rates and minimized blur, so you'll always be able to keep up with the plays. The 4K smart device also provides tailored recommendations for streaming and live TV with an on-screen guide.
55'' Samsung QN85A 4K Neo QLED
Your TV should sound like you're in the stadium. The Samsung 4K Neo QLED includes top-of-the-line features, including a premium audio technology called object-tracking sound (OTS). With OTS, your television analyzes the action on screen and tries to replicate a surround-sound experience without any external speakers. The Samsung 4K Neo QLED also features a built-in Alexa assistant.
65" Sony Bravia XR OLED 4K TV
The 65-inch Sony Bravia XR OLED 4K TV features a cognitive processor meant to deliver intense contrast with pure blacks, high peak brightness and natural colors. Thanks to its Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology, the screen is the speaker. This smart TV comes with access to Google TV, and works with most voice assistants.
75" Amazon Fire TV Omni series 4K smart TV
This 75-inch Amazon Fire TV offers a 4K UHD display and enhanced color and clarity thanks to Dolby Vision. The TV also supports voice control with Amazon Alexa. It's high-quality picture quality and large size make this TV a solid choice for football fans -- plus it's hard to find such a big screen at such a low price.
32" Toshiba set (720p) with Fire TV
At just 32 inches, this budget-friendly Toshiba TV is suited for small spaces like bedrooms or offices. It runs Amazon's Fire TV platform, so you can stream new shows from Hulu, Netflix and more without plugging in extra equipment. You can also watch live TV on this device.
50" TCL 5-Series with 4K resolution
See every game in all its glory with this 50-inch TCL set. The 4K TV features QLED technology, 4K resolution and Dolby Vision. All those features together improve the sharpness, brightness, color and contrast of an image.
Amazon Fire 4-Series TV 55" 4K TV with Alexa built in
A mid-size television, 55 to 65 inches along the diagonal, is the ideal size for many living rooms. The best viewing distance for a 55-inch 4K TV, such as this model, is between 4.5 and 7 feet. That leaves enough space for people to get up and walk by for more snacks from the gameday spread.
LG 86" LED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV
If you just need more screen, this 86-inch LG should fill up your space. It has a 4K UHD resolution and works with Alexa and Google Assistant. This large TV is sure to show you every inch of the big game.
TCL 55" QLED 6-Series with 4K resolution
Buying your first TV so you can watch the Super Bowl on a big screen? If you're already used to a certain interface, switching can be tough, especially if you're not particularly tech savvy. Fans of the super-simple Roku platform should look for a TV -- like this TCL model -- with a built-in Roku system. Plus, the picture quality of this 6-Series model is stunning for the money.
Best streaming devices for watching the 2022 NFL season
Roku devices, Amazon Fire Sticks and more ways to stream the 2022 NFL season, plus tons of.
Roku Express 4K+
Among the streaming hardware giants, the Roku Express 4K+ boasts the most options and apps, including NFL-friendly streaming services such as Hulu, YouTubeTV and FuboTV. It's Apple AirPlay compatible as well, enabling you to connect your iPhone or iPad to the TV. (You can .)
Apple TV 4K: $120
Apple devotees, or anyone with an Apple One subscription bundle, should consider watching NFL live streams on an Apple TV 4K. The device is equipped with Dolby Vision, a new-and-improved Siri-enabled remote and SharePlay, which enables you to enjoy the game with a group of pals. After the games wrap, you can take advantage of Apple Arcade gaming or stream a movie from your favorite streaming service.
Fire TV Stick 4K
Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K is a streaming device that will appeal to anyone with an Alexa-enabled home. Say goodbye to pouring through channel menus. You can switch back and forth between games with the device's voice remote ("Alexa, turn on the AFC Championship..."). It offers 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+ in addition to Dolby Atmos audio, plus access to thousands of channels, some of which are free.
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