Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season kicks-off tonight with a high stakes NFC West matchup on Thursday Night Football. The 3-1 Los Angeles Rams travel to Lumen Field to take on the 2-2 Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately, Seattle’s 2020 season Super Bowl hopes were ended at home by the LA Rams in the playoffs with a 30-20 defeat in the Wildcard Round. During their last matchup, the 12th Man was not in attendance for Seattle, which usually gives them a huge advantage. Russell Wilson will be facing a loaded Rams defense that features DT Aaron Donald and CB Jalen Ramsey on a short week. Luckily, history is on Seattle’s side as the Seahawks lead the all-time series 25-22.
After taking a year off, the International Series is back, as American football makes its long-awaited return to the United Kingdom. Sunday morning’s game between the 1-3 New York Jets and the 1-3 Atlanta Falcons will be held at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in front of a neutral crowd. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium can hold over 62,000 fans as the NFL continues to expand the game worldwide. Fans across the pond will be treated to a QB matchup between former NFL MVP Matt Ryan and rookie Zach Wilson. The Falcons are coming off a heartbreaking loss against Washington where Ryan put up 4 TDs and 283 yards. The Jets are fresh off a 27-24 overtime upset against the Titans, thanks to a big time throw in the fourth quarter by Zach Wilson.
Sunday Night Football will be the home of an AFC Championship Game rematch between the 3-1 Buffalo Bills and 2-2 Kansas City Chiefs. Like the AFC Championship Game, this week’s matchup will take place at one of the league’s loudest fields at Arrowhead Stadium. The last time these two teams met, Kansas City won convincingly 38-24 on their way to the Super Bowl. This season, both teams haven’t played up to their reputation, as the Bills have lost to an underwhelming Steelers team. The Bills’ three wins are against teams that probably will not make the playoffs this year. Kansas City has lost against the Chargers, Ravens, and are currently last in the AFC West. Fans will be treated to an exciting contest between two of the best young gunslinger in the league with Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes.
Monday Night Football will be the last nationally televised game of the week when Carsen Wentz and the 1-3 Colts travel to Baltimore to take on Lamar Jackson and the 3-1 Ravens. The Colts are one of the most disappointing teams this season. Their 3 losses have been by 2 scores or fewer, but they need a big win Monday night to stay competitive in a tight AFC. The Ravens are coming off a victory over the Lions where Justin Tucker set the record for the longest field goal in NFL history in dramatic fashion. The Ravens are in a 3-way tie in the AFC North and if they can defeat the Colts then they’ll be able to continue their momentum heading into next week.
With 16 games taking place across the league this week, cord cutters have plenty of options when it comes to watching their favorite team. Find out how to watch Week 5 of the NFL season below.
Thursday, Oct. 7
|Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks||8:20 PM||FOX/NFLN/AMAZON|
Sunday, Oct. 10
|New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons (London)||9:30 AM||NFLN|
|Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals||1:00 PM||FOX|
|New England Patriots at Houston Texans||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1:00 PM||CBS|
|New Orleans Saints at Washington Football Team||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Chargers||4:05 PM||CBS|
|Chicago Bears at Las Vegas Raiders||4:05 PM||CBS|
|San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals||4:25 PM||FOX|
|New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys||4:25 PM||FOX|
|Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs||8:20 PM||NBC|
Monday, Oct. 11
|Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens||8:15 PM||ESPN|
How to Watch Week 5 of the NFL Season Without Cable
Fans will have plenty of options to watch all their favorite NFL teams and stars compete on the gridiron without spending a fortune.
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast the local games on CBS, FOX, and NBC.
Select games will be available to stream through NFL digital properties such as NFL.com, the NFL app, and the digital properties of the respective teams. Plus, fans can watch the game on their phones via the Yahoo Sports app.
Most of the major subscription live TV streaming services carry this week’s games, so fans can watch the game from anywhere.
- DIRECTV Stream has CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC for only $70/mo.
- fuboTV offers CBS, ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, and FOX in their Family package for $65/mo. Sports Plus with NFL RedZone is only $10.99/mo for fans who want to watch every score and the biggest plays around the league on NFL RedZone.
- Hulu + Live TV includes CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC for only $65/mo. Fans can watch the biggest plays of the day on NFL RedZone with the Sports add-on for only $10/mo.
- Sling TV includes ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, and FOX with their Orange + Blue package for only $50/mo. Big plays, highlights, scores, and the best moments of the day are available on NFL RedZone with the Sports Extra add-on package for $11/mo.
- Vidgo offers NFL Network, ESPN, and FOX for only $55/mo.; however, new and returning subscribers can take advantage of their $10/mo. special. Vidgo is the perfect service to catch all the big scores of the day as it includes NFL RedZone.
- Youtube TV has CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network for only $65/mo. With the Sports Plus add-on, fans can watch the biggest plays and scores on NFL RedZone for $11/mo.
- Peacock Premium subscribers can watch every Sunday Night Football game, Thanksgiving Day game, and Super Bowl LVI for only $5/mo.
- Paramount+ is an inexpensive way to watch live games on CBS for only $9.99/month or $99.99/year.
- Prime Video will be broadcasting Thursday Night Football and will soon become its exclusive home. The streaming service will have a loaded schedule of games over the upcoming weeks. Fans can subscribe to Amazon Prime for $12.99 per month or $119 per year and get access to Prime Video, Free Two-Day Shipping, Amazon Music Prime, and much more. For 8.99 per month fans can subscribe to Prime Video to watch TNF, thousands of TV shows and movies.
Predicting the Winners
Week 5 is shaping up to be a big week with pivotal matchups. The NFC West is shaping up to be the toughest division in football and this week all four teams will be playing a divisional opponent. Here are our predictions of all the winners of this week’s games.