NFL TV schedule for Week 9: Where to watch your fave team
We’re halfway through the regular season, which means we’re inching closer to Super Bowl LV – and week 9 has an action-packed Sunday. As teams look toward the playoffs, each game becomes more valuable than ever. Teams in the hunt are viewing every matchup as a must-win, and for those in the top spots in the division, it’s about continuing to put the pressure on competitors.
There are some important matchups throughout the day. Monday morning features a battle between the Seattle Seahawks and the Buffalo Bills, two leaders from their respective conferences. Then we’ll end the night with an NFC South matchup between the New Orleans Saints & Tampa Bay Buccaneers battling for the top spot in the division.
There are twelve games on Sunday – where’s your favorite team playing? Here are all the ways to watch NFL games.
Visit 506sports.com to view the full broadcast map – most games will be aired regionally, too. Week 9 features three games (minus the Sunday night game) on TV; CBS will air an early & late game, while Fox will only broadcast a single game.
CBS’s late game has the broadest national coverage; the majority of the U.S. will watch the Dallas Cowboys at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Only Arizona & Miami, FL will get the Cardinals-Dolphins game.
Most of the U.S. will receive the Baltimore Ravens morning game against the Indianapolis Colts on CBS. CBS’s coverage for the Detroit at Minnesota, Denver at Atlanta, and Houston at Jacksonville games is subjected to regional restrictions.
Fox is only broadcasting one game in every market; where you live will determine which game is on TV. All but one of Fox’s games are in the morning. The Carolina Panthers & Kansas City Chiefs game will reach the majority of the country. Then the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers will play in those two markets and select cities in the afternoon.
One of the worst things as an NFL fan is to live outside your favorite team’s market. There are only a few options to watch out-of-market games: the first is the NFL Game Pass. You’ll get access to all the games, but they aren’t live. The tradeoff is you can watch any game in a condensed version with no commercials.
For those looking for live out-of-market games, NFL Sunday Ticket is your best option. There’s an option for fans without DirectTV, but you need to live in a home, apartment, or condo that can’t access DirectTV.
The first NFL Sunday Ticket package costs about $150 a year, and the next tier costs a little over $200 a year – but comes with NFL RedZone and DirectTV Fantasy Zone. Those in the second tier can add NFL Game Pass for an additional 40 bucks.
If NFL Sunday Ticket is too pricey for you, looking for free streams is your best option. The best way to find them is through your favorite team’s subreddit or a fan Facebook group. They’ll either contain posts with links, or you can ask members for suggestions – someone is bound to help you out. We recommend sportsurge.net or nflbite.com to stream NFL games.