How and Where To Watch the 2023 NFL Season

America’s Game is back with the upstart Detroit Lions beating reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs in the season’s first game.

And like the reshuffling of team rosters throughout the offseason, fans can expect to see plenty of revisions to how the NFL will air games in 2023. The new season also promises viewers more ways than ever to watch games live—especially cord-cutting fans seeking to stream the action on their home TVs, mobile devices and tablets.

Here’s the play-by-play on how best to watch.

A new way to watch NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube TV

The big news is that the beloved NFL Sunday Ticket package  — which provides fans access to out-of-market Sunday afternoon games – is moving to YouTube and YouTube TV after decades on DirecTV.

NFL Sunday Ticket is available for an additional cost on YouTube and YouTube TV. This is great news for football fans who want to watch out-of-market Sunday afternoon games. Watch the service wherever YouTube TV and YouTube are available in the U.S., including smart TV platforms (Samsung, HiSense, Vizio and more, plus Xbox and PlayStation gaming consoles) or through compatible Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV devices.

Even better, viewers will be able to watch up to four games at the same time on a single screen. Multiview, the picture-in-picture feature rolled out last March by YouTube on the eve of the annual NCAA Tournament, will now be part of the Sunday Ticket experience for Sunday Ticket subscribers on both YouTube and YouTube TV.

Check your internet provider for special offers that could be available to you. YouTube TV is giving Frontier customers $50 off NFL Sunday Ticket if they sign up by September 19. A discounted price will also be offered to students.

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How to stream local Sunday games in your market

For live-streaming viewers, Fox games will be available on and the Fox Sports app, and CBS games can also be viewed on Paramount+.

Fans with a digital antenna or basic cable package will still be able to watch most AFC teams on CBS and most NFC teams on Fox, but there will be more crossover between the networks and conferences than ever before.

Fans can stream local regular season games on their mobile devices and tablets via the league’s streaming service NFL+, or they can catch the action with fuboTV, Sling TV (Fox games only) and Hulu + Live.

There will also be five international games played on Sunday this season, and four will broadcast on NFL Network. A Week 4 matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons at London’s Wembley Stadium will only be available on ESPN’s paid streaming service ESPN+.

How to watch Sunday Night Football

NBC will continue to air SNF weekly at 8:20 p.m. ET, so a live TV subscription that includes NBC is a must to watch—unless you have a digital antenna that picks up free channels. SNF can also be streamed on Peacock.

The 21-game SNF package spread over 18 weeks also includes the September 7 league opener, a primetime Thanksgiving matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks and a special primetime matchup on Saturday, Dec. 23, between the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers that can only be seen on Peacock.

Fans can also stream the primetime action on their mobile devices or tablets with NFL+.

Also stream SNF through other subscription services like YouTubeTV, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and Sling TV.

Mike Tirico will call SNF games alongside color commentator Cris Collinsworth. Melissa Stark will be the sideline reporter.

How to watch Thursday Night Football and other Thursday games

The TNF broadcasts begin Week 2 and require a subscription to Amazon Prime Video. However, the local markets for teams playing will continue to air games on free TV.

Play-by-play legend Al Michaels will call the games, with Kirk Herbstreit providing commentary.

CBS and Fox will split the Thanksgiving Day afternoon games with Fox getting the Packers at the Lions at 12:30 p.m. ET and CBS getting the Washington Commanders at the Dallas Cowboys at 4:30 p.m. ET. NBC gets the prime-time 8:20 p.m. contest, the 49ers-Seahawks.

The only other scheduled Thursday game is NBC’s Opening Night telecast of Lions-Chiefs.

 How to watch Monday Night Football

MNF opens with a huge game on Sept. 11 as the Buffalo Bills travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the Jets in Aaron Rodgers’ debut with Gang Green.

ESPN will broadcast nearly all the games, and some will also be televised simultaneously on its parent network ABC and on ESPN+.

Viewers using streaming services can also catch the action on YouTube TV, NFL+, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV.  Announcers Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Lisa Salters will provide the commentary.

In Weeks 2, 3 and 14, the NFL is offering two games on Monday nights with ESPN picking up one game and ABC airing the second.

Christmas falls on a Monday this season, but the league is not taking off. There’s an intriguing three-game slate, starting with the Las Vegas Raiders at Chiefs at 1 p.m. ET on CBS, followed by the New York Giants at Eagles at 4:30 p.m. ET on Fox, and tentatively the Baltimore Ravens at 49ers (the NFL could “flex out” this contest for a higher-stakes game) on ABC at 8:15 p.m. ET.

How to watch on Black Friday

For the first time, the NFL will play a game on the day after Thanksgiving. The Miami Dolphins will play at the Jets at 3 p.m. ET on Nov. 24 on Amazon Prime Video. The game is free to everyone, whether they have a subscription or not.

How to watch Saturday games

There are two Saturday games set: the Bills-Chargers at 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 23, which is exclusively being televised on Peacock, and the Lions at Cowboys at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN and ABC.

The league also plans to rework the schedule and offer three Saturday games in Week 15 to be aired on NFL Network and two others in Week 18 to be aired on ESPN and ABC.

Make the move to YouTube TV with Frontier at a special price you’ll love

Be sure you have NFL Sunday Ticket and a great streaming experience with YouTube TV. As a Frontier internet customer and first-time YouTube TV subscriber, you’ll get all this: All the popular channels you love, including sports, unlimited DVR storage, up to 6 accounts to share with your household and no long-term contracts. Plus, you can start watching minutes after you sign up. Get the details here so you can go cable-free with our exclusive Frontier pricing.

Program availability may have changed and is subject to change. Streaming services may require a subscription and sometimes an additional fee.

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