It's the Detroit Lions (8-8) against the Green Bay Packers (8-8) for your Week 18 edition of “Sunday Night Football!” Let's see what surprises these teams have in store for us in the final primetime game of the regular season. Either way, one of these teams is leaving with a losing record. Find out which one for yourself by following our guide to streaming “Sunday Night Football” without cable below!
When Is ‘Sunday Night Football’ and Where Can You Watch It?
The Lions and Packers are your Week 18 Sunday Night matchup. Here's everything you need to know:
- Who's playing: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
- When is kickoff: 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT on Jan. 8
- Where's the game: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Where to watch: NBC and Peacock
These teams have met on the field a whopping 186 times, including two postseason games and seven ties. The Packers lead the series 105-74-7. In the Green Bay camp, we have a Packers team who hasn't allowed more than 20 points on their current four-game winning streak. Now that rookie Christian Watson has figured out how to quit dropping passes and getting hurt, he's becoming an additional threat on the Green Bay offense, rounding out the Aaron Jones and AJ Dillion backbone.
Unfortunately for Detroit, the lions are ranked last overall. They've allowed 399 yards per game and are tied for the third-worst defense in the league. The Lions will be putting this defense up against a Packers team on a serious roll and on Green Bay's turf. if quarterback Jared Goff can keep any of his receivers in his sights, the Lions have a shot at making this game theirs.
Catch every second of gridiron action by making sure you've got the right streaming service. Follow our guide below!
Where to Watch the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers Game
NBC has exclusive rights to “Sunday Night Football,” meaning any streaming service “skinny bundle” that provides access to NBC will do in your quest for Sunday night gridiron action.
A skinny bundle is a live TV streaming service that resembles cable because it offers livestreams of networks commonly found on cable TV. These streaming services are often cheaper, allow for more selective channel choices, and come with apps so you can stream your content on the go.
“Sunday Night Football” isn’t on every streaming service. Take a look at which services offer NBC and “Sunday Night Football” below.
Hulu’s on-demand streaming service has long been a favorite of cord-cutters, but Hulu also offers a live TV streaming service that boasts a lot of great channels, including (for most viewers) a live feed of the nearest NBC affiliate. That means live content from NBC, including “Sunday Night Football.” Our Hulu + Live TV review has more.
fuboTV is a live TV streaming service with a sports focus. Its lineup includes lots of great channels for watching sports such as soccer, but it also provides access to plenty of our beloved American football. A fuboTV subscription offers a livestream of your local NBC affiliate, which means access to NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” broadcast. Our fuboTV review can give you more information.
Sling TV is another skinny bundle option, and it includes access to NBC in its Sling Blue package. That means you’ll be able to catch “Sunday Night Football” games, and hopefully watch your team pull out a victory under the lights. It’s one of many reasons a Sling TV subscription is worth it.
Tech giant Google offers a lot of services, so it’s no surprise to see it get in on the live TV streaming game. Subscribing to YouTube TV gets you a great skinny bundle service that offers a lot of top-notch channels, including NBC and its “Sunday Night Football” broadcast.
You can also catch NBC through the official Peacock app. Loaded with NBC programming, it’s a great place to watch “Sunday Night Football,” as well as classics like “The Office,” “30 Rock,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Want the next level of entertainment? Get Peacock Premium with ads or skip the ads and get Peacock Premium Plus. With either option, you have all the NBC programming you desire right at your fingertips.
Free Over-the-Air TV
Few options for cord-cutters are as wonderful or underrated as free over-the-air TV. With a cheap antenna and a few minutes of your time, you can set up your TV to receive live broadcasts from stations such as ABC, CBS, FOX, and, yes, NBC. Depending on your location, an indoor antenna could be all you need to watch NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” for free without cable.
Can I Watch Sunday Night Football on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
“Sunday Night Football” is better on the big screen. So how can you do that as a cord-cutter? Just use one of the services listed above and pair it with a smart TV or streaming device running one of the major streaming platforms.
|Roku||Fire TV||Apple TV||Android TV||Chromecast||iOS||Android||Web/
|Hulu + Live TV||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
More to Watch for Fans of Football
There’s no reason to miss seeing your favorite team in action. With the information above, you should have everything you need to watch “Sunday Night Football” without a cable TV subscription.
Nor is there a reason to limit your football consumption to Sunday nights. As a cord-cutter, you can watch NFL games — including all the weekend games — without cable online and for free over the air. Thanks to live TV streaming services, you can also catch Monday Night Football on ESPN. And don’t even get us started on the NFL playoffs and the biggest game of all. With streaming and over-the-air options all over the place, it has never been easier to watch or stream the Super Bowl without cable.