In Week 18 of the NFL season, Marcus Mariota and the Atlanta Falcons take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Here is how to watch the 1:00 PM EST kickoff live without cable on FOX.
The Atlanta Falcons are an NFL team that plays in the NFC South Division. With the exception of nationally televised games, like Monday Night Football, the NFL broadcasts most games regionally based on zip code. As such, Atlanta fans in the Atlanta area, or nearby markets like Augusta, Georgia, will have the easiest path to live streaming Falcons games every Sunday on their local FOX and CBS affiliate.
You can watch Atlanta Falcons games live without cable on a host of different devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, and more. Our top pick, DIRECTV STREAM, carries WAGA-TV, FOX 5 Atlanta, ESPN, CBS, NBC, and also offers an upgrade to watch the Braves and Hawks on Bally Sports Southeast.
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Table of Contents
- How to watch today’s Atlanta Falcons game
- Which regions are in-market for Falcons games?
- The most important channels for Falcons fans
- Can I watch the Falcons on fuboTV?
- Can I watch the Falcons on Sling TV?
- Can I watch the Falcons on DIRECTV STREAM?
- Can I watch the Falcons on Hulu + Live TV?
- Can I watch the Falcons on YouTube TV?
- How to watch the Falcons out-of-market
- Watching the Falcons FAQ
- Find Your NFL Team By Conference
How to watch today’s Atlanta Falcons game
What channel is the Falcons game on today? We list the streaming options for every Falcons game in the easy to use table below.
Which regions are in-market for Falcons games?
Based on a review of the 506 Sports coverage maps, I would estimate that the following areas will be in-market for Falcons fans, which means most games will be on their local FOX affiliate week to week:
- Atlanta, GA
- Athens, GA
- Augusta, GA
- Columbus, GA
- Macon, GA
- Savannah, GA
- Huntsville, AL
Of course, as week 1 of the 2021 season demonstrated, this doesn’t mean markets farther away won’t get Falcons games several times a season. Fans that live in a regionally different NFL TV market, like Chicago, will need to subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket, the NFL’s out-of-market premium offering, if they want to choose which regional games they get every Sunday and guarantee they can see all the Falcons action each week.
The tricky thing for Falcons fans is that the in-market territories for Atlanta games can fluctuate from week to week. In week 1 of the 2021 NFL season, the Falcons vs. Eagles games was broadcast across the southeast, Florida, Texas, and across the eat coast all the way to Maine. However, week 2 saw a far narrower territory, with the Falcons vs. Tampa game available in eastern Alabama, southern South Carolina, southeastern Tennessee, and Georgia.
The most important channels for Falcons fans
The Falcons play in the NFC, and as the channel that has the TV rights to most NFC games through 2033, FOX will be an important channel for watching regular season Falcons games. The local FOX affiliate in Atlanta is FOX 5, WAGA-TV.
When the Falcons are facing an AFC opponent, some games may also be broadcast on CBS Atlanta 46, WGCL-TV.
A handful of times each season, the Falcons will also play on national TV. These games will usually be on ESPN or NBC, unless it’s the playoffs, when FOX and CBS also broadcast games nationwide.
NFL coverage for each channel:
- CBS – In-market AFC games / some NFL Playoff games
- FOX – In-market NFC Games / some NFL Playoff games / 2023 Super Bowl
- ESPN – Monday Night Football / some NFL Playoff games
- NBC – Sunday Night Football / some NFL playoff games
Can I watch the Falcons on fuboTV?
Yes, you can watch the Atlanta Falcons in-market on fuboTV.
fuboTV carries all the channels you need for watching NFL football and is easy and fast to setup. We believe the app would be intuitive to use for older family members who might not be quite as tech savvy. The ability to curate the fuboTV experience by team goes above and beyond, with fuboTV even texting users in advance so they don’t forget when their favorite team is on. We have used the app extensively and highly recommend it for football in particular.
Can I watch the Falcons on Sling TV?
Yes, you can watch the Falcons games that appear on FOX on SlingTV if you are in-market. With the cost of everything getting higher, there will be more than a few Falcons fans who will have sticker shock when they see what it costs per month to sign up for a live TV streaming service. Even though it doesn’t offer every channel you need for full NFL coverage, this is why I still offer Sling TV Blue as an option here – price. When compared to fuboTV, Sling Blue offers a savings of $360 per year, and the platform features FOX, which will give Atlanta fans the majority of regular season games. There is also the option of upgrading to Sling Orange & Blue to get ESPN, and Monday Night Football.
Can I watch the Falcons on DIRECTV STREAM?
Yes, DirecTV Stream has all the channels you need for NFL action. Additionally, the platform is a great choice for Atlanta sports fans because it is the only live TV streaming service that carries Bally Sports Southeast, which is the regional sports network that broadcasts the Hawks and the Braves.
Can I watch the Falcons on Hulu + Live TV?
Can I watch the Falcons on YouTube TV?
How to watch the Falcons out-of-market
If you don’t live near Atlanta and want to watch every Falcons game, NFL Sunday Ticket, the NFL’s out-of-market premium package, is the best option.
DirecTV Stream + NFL Sunday Ticket
DirecTV Stream will hold the rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket package, the NFL’s out-of-market solution, for one more year. After the 2022 season, the package becomes a streaming first service. For this year, you still have to show you aren’t eligible for a satellite dish to qualify for NFL Sunday Ticket. If this is you, I’d wait a year to sign-up since this rule is going away with the rise of streaming.
Note: Sunday Ticket is an additional fee ($293.96) over the DirecTV subscription.
Watching the Falcons FAQ
No, ESPN+ doesn’t air NFL games so you can’t watch the Falcons on ESPN+.
Yes, you can watch the Falcons on your laptop on most web browsers, including Chrome, Safari, and Edge Browsers. In fact, it’s often easiest to signup for live TV streaming services using your laptop. With a platform like DIRECTV, simply go to the signup page and create an account to begin streaming content on your laptop.
Not every game, no. Most Falcons games will air on CBS or FOX. However, when the Falcons appear on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, you can watch the team on the Peacock app.
Not usually, no. The NFL on CBS broadcasts AFC games, and the Falcons are an NFC team. You can watch the Falcons on Paramount+ when you are in-market for the game, and the Falcons are playing an AFC opponent.
The number one reason you can’t watch the Falcons game is you reside outside of the viewing territory for this matchup. Most NFL games are regional broadcasts. So, for example, if you live in Los Angeles, the local CBS affiliate will air the Chargers game, not the Falcons game.
No, you cannot watch the Falcons on Bally Sports Southeast, but you can watch in-market Braves and Hawks regular season games on the channel.
If you are in-market for the game, or if the Falcons are on national TV, you can watch the game for free by signing up for a live TV streaming service in a free trial. See our live TV streaming services page for the latest free trials.
Another option is the NFL app. For national and prime time Falcons games, you can watch free of charge on mobile just by downloading the app. This makes the NFL app a rare good bargain in an increasingly expensive streaming landscape. The NFL app is available for both Android and iOS users.