After gorging themselves on turkey and mashed potatoes, some Americans will escape to the closest couch and television for some football this Thanksgiving.
The holiday tradition has become a staple for some households — especially those in Michigan and Texas, as the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys have made competing on Thanksgiving a regularity for decades. And with three NFL games played each Thanksgiving, football fans have an easy escape from a potentially dramatic dinner conversation.
However, for NFL fans without a television or for those without cable, fear not. There are several ways you can stream these Thanksgiving games.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions
The Minnesota Vikings will face the Detroit Lions at 12:30 p.m. (E.T.) at Ford Field in Detroit. FOX will air the game, and FOX Sports Go will stream the event live online and on the FOX Sports Go application for iOS and Android devices. To use the free application online or on your phones, you must sign in using your television provider here.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Dallas Cowboys
The Los Angeles Chargers will travel to AT&T Stadium to challenge the Dallas Cowboys. CBS will air the game, which starts at 4:30 p.m. (E.T.). Like FOX, CBS offers ways to watch live games online and on mobile devices. Fans can watch the game online by signing in with their cable provider here, and with tablets or smartphones using the CBS Sports App.
New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins
The New York Giants and Washington Redskins will play at FedExField in Maryland at 8:30 p.m. (E.T.), airing on NBC. Viewers can watch the game online on NBC Sports’s website using their cable log-in information here, as well as with the free NBC Sports app on iOS devices. Coverage of the game will start at 7 p.m.
How to watch the games without cable for free
For cord-cutters, there’s still a chance you can catch the Thanksgiving games for free. Sling TV and Playstation Vue offer a variety of packages to watch live sports events.
Sling TV can be used on Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, XBox One, and online using Sling TV’s Chrome player, among other devices. While Sling TV does not offer CBS, viewers can select package that include Fox and NBC regional sports channels for $25 a month. Additionally, if you’re looking to just catch the game, users can access a 7-day free trial.
Playstation Vue can be used on Playstation 3 and 4 consoles, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV and online at psvue.com/watch. Playstation Vue also has streaming options for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC channels that air games, but you’ll have to check if your local channel will have the game on at the time. A plan that includes popular sports and live TV start at $44.99 per month. However, you can test it out with a five-day free trial.