The NFL had a successful Week 1 to open the season and returns Thursday evening to kick off Week 2. The slate gets underway at 8:20 p.m. on NFL Network when the Cleveland Browns host the Cincinnati Bengals. It’s been a long time since the Battle of Ohio mattered, and this year is not looking much different for the time being.
Last week’s Thursday game was on NBC and most of the 2020 TNF slate will air simultaneously on FOX, Amazon Prime, and NFL Network. However, for Weeks 2, 3, and 4 the games are airing exclusively on NFL Network.
Some basic cable packages offer NFL Network, but some put it on a higher-priced sports tier. If you don’t have access to it, or you won’t be in front of a television tonight, but still want to watch the game, there are some options for getting a live stream. If you have YouTube TV or FuboTV, you can find NFL Network.
If you don’t have any of those, there are free trials you can use. YouTube TV offers a two-week trial, while FuboTV offers a one-week trial. You could try FuboTV for one week of TNF and then YouTube TV for the next two games, or vice versa.
The game is often a little bit delayed on live streams, but usually it’s only between 30 and 60 seconds behind the TV broadcast. That can impact you if you’re on Twitter during the game, but otherwise it’s an easy option.