How to Watch a Football Game Without Cable


Football is a team sport that involves running, passing and throwing a ball with the objective of getting it to the other team’s goal-line. The game is played on a field that is 100 yards long, with a 10-yard ‘end zone’ at each end and goalposts.

How to Watch a Football Game Without Cable

One of the best ways to watch a football game is by streaming it on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There are several options to get live NFL games, including Amazon Prime Video, Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) and Sling TV’s Blue package.

For those on a tight budget, you can also watch football games with NFL+. This service has a limited device library, but it is one of the only options for live NFL games that don’t require cable.

How to Play the Game

Football is a team sport in which each player is assigned a position on either the offense or defense. The most specialized positions are quarterback, wide receiver and running back.

The game starts with the toss of a coin. The team that wins the coin toss gets to choose where they want to start their first play, known as a down.

A down or play begins when the center hikes the ball and passes it to a player like a quarterback, a running back, or a wide receiver. From there, the quarterback takes a quick decision on whether to throw or run with the ball.