Kickoff is at 10 p.m. ET. Here’s a rundown of how to watch the Broncos vs Seahawks online without cable, with the live streaming options being dependent on where you reside:
If The Game is in Your Market
First, you’ll want to know what channel the game is on. It’s on MyTV in Denver, CBS in Colorado Springs and Fox in Seattle, and it will be on either ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW or MyTV in other cities.
Then, if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of one, some or all of these channels (in select markets) on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV or other streaming device via one of the following live-TV streaming services:
(Unfortunately, MyTV in Denver is still not available on any streaming services. NFL Network will show a replay of the game at 10 a.m. ET on Friday)
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The preseason kicked off last Thursday with the Hall of Fame Game, pitting the Broncos against the Falcons. Denver won the plodding preseason tilt 14-10, scoring on a late touchdown grab by Juwann Winfree to record the victory.
Veteran quarterback Joe Flacco didn’t play in the first preseason tilt for the Broncos, but will make his debut for Denver against Seattle. The Broncos sent a fourth round pick to the Ravens this offseason to acquire Flacco.
Flacco helped the Ravens to a victory in Super Bowl XLVII and threw for 38,245 yards, 212 touchdowns and 136 interceptions during his 11-year career in Baltimore. The Ravens decided to go in a new direction at QB after Lamar Jackson took over the starting role last season as a rookie.
Flacco is ready to get in some live action in with his new squad.
“You just want to go get your feet wet a little bit,” Flacco said. “You want to feel live action again, bodies flying around you, guys getting hit and taking care of the football. Most importantly, you want to go out there and move the ball. And you want to gain confidence as a group that you can go out there and do it when it counts.”
The Seahawks are coming off of a 10-6 season that ended in the Wild Card round with a 24-22 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
There’s been quite of bit of change in Seattle, with the team shipping out pass-rusher Frank Clark to Kansas City in the offseason and watching star wide receiver Doug Baldwin retire, calling it a career after eight seasons with the Seahawks.
What has remained the same is franchise cornerstone and perennial Pro Bowl QB Russell Wilson being under center. Wilson will be the key to Seattle’s success this season, but won’t be suiting up for the preseason game against the Broncos as a battle wages for his backup spot between Paxton Lynch and Geno Smith.
“We’ve got a big competition at the quarterback position in particular,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. We want these guys to play as much as they can and play their way into their spots. I don’t want these to be decisions we have to make without a lot of great information, so that’s what’s most important right now. We have a lot of competition at the receiver spot, we have a lot of competition in the offensive line, and we’re going to be able to play a lot of guys in this game and see how they can do.”
The game will be especially interesting for Lynch, who was drafted in the first round by the Broncos in 2016, but was cut following last season. He threw some shade at his former team this week.
“It feels closer, feels like a family. I bring my fiancé out here, I bring my dad out here. And they even say it too,” Lynch said. “They feel so much more welcome around everybody. They’re so good to them. They treat them so good. They treat the players good. It feels like part of a family. It feels like everybody is close.”
For most teams, the preseason consists of four preseason games — the Falcons and Broncos being the exception that play five. Starters mostly see limited reps in the preseason, with playing time peaking in the third game. The games are meant for teams to evaluate talent deeper down on the depth chart and dwindle their rosters to 53 players.
The exhibition games run through Aug. 29, with the kickoff to the NFL’s 100th season taking place on Thursday, Sept. 5 with NFC North rivals Green Bay and Chicago facing off.