The NFL preseason slate continues this week as the Chicago Bears hit the road to take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in the second full week of exhibition action.
The game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET. For in-market viewers, it will be televised on various local channels (Fox in Chicago, NBC in New York). For out-of-market viewers, it will be on NFL Network. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following live-TV streaming services:
NBC, CBS, Fox, CW (all live in select markets; view channels in your area) and NFL Network are among the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Bears vs Giants on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages. All include NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS and MyTV (all live in select markets; view channels in your area), while NFL Network is in the upper three bundles.
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Bears vs Giants on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS & CW (all live in select markets; view channels in your area). NFL Network is not included, so this is an option for in-market viewers only.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Bears vs Giants on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
If You’re in Canada: DAZN
Viewers in Canada can watch every preseason, regular season and postseason NFL game live online via DAZN, a digital streaming service that also includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, Premier League soccer, Champions League soccer, boxing and other live sports for $20 per month or $150 per year.
You can sign up for a free one-month trial of DAZN right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Bears vs Giants and every other NFL game on your computer via DAZN.com, or on your phone, tablet, smart TV, Roku, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the DAZN app.
Bears vs. Giants Preview
The NFL preseason is hitting the halfway mark for most teams and things are starting to get more serious as the season approaches. Starters typically see more time in the second game of the preseason, usually maxing out their reps in the third game. Teams try to find a balance between staying sharp for the season and avoiding injuries, but it’s easier said than done.
The Bears dropped their preseason opener to the Panthers 23-13. However, rookie running back David Montgomery was a bright spot. He ran for 16 yards on three attempts with a touchdown and caught three passes for 30 yards. Head coach Matt Nagy has hinted that Montgomery’s reps might be limited for the rest of the preseason.
“Put it this way: I’m going to protect David from David,” Nagy said. “Take that for what it’s worth.”
While Bears starting QB Mitchell Trubisky didn’t throw any passes, he did get in the game against the Panthers with three consecutive handoffs. Nagy said it was to keep the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft “mentally prepared.”
Veteran backup Chase Daniels ran the show for the Bears against Carolina. He completed his passes at a high clip, connecting on 11 of his 13 throws for 120 yards.
The Giants won their first tilt of the preseason 31-22 against the Jets with impressive quarterback play. Rookie Daniel Jones might have made the biggest impact, albeit it was only for one series. Jones hit all five of his passes and tossed a 12-yard touchdown pass to Bennie Fowler III.
Coach Pat Shurmur said that despite the strong performance from the Giants’ rookie, there is no QB controversy brewing — although that might not stop Giants fans from clamoring for Jones to replace 38-year-old, two-time Super Bowl champ Eli Manning.
“Listen, we’re not going to play the ‘what ifs,’ and I would say this: Nothing has changed,” he said. “This is the first game and I expect Daniel to play well, I expect him to go out and improve, and for the people that don’t know him, impress them. That’s what we expect from him. We expect that from Eli, we expect that from everybody. So our expectations for him have not changed, and in my mind our situation hasn’t changed.”
The NFL season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 5 as NFC North Rivals Green Bay and Chicago face off.
The Giants open the season against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 8.
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