In Week 3 of the NFL season, the Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals from Paycor Stadium on Monday Night Football. Here is how to watch the action live without cable on ESPN.
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If you live in SoCal, you can watch Rams football on KTTV FOX 11 Los Angeles with fuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Hulu. Every one of these platforms, except Sling TV, carries the channels you need to watch every Rams game in-market. Our top pick for watching the Rams depends on what type of SoCal sports fan you are:
- Best for Rams, Lakers, Dodgers, and LA pro sports. DIRECTV STREAM, is the best overall option for LA pro sports fans. With DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” Rams fans get every channel they need to watch the Rams, as well as Bally Sports SoCal and West, plus Spectrum SportsNet LA.
- Best for Rams, Bruins, and Trojans. Although Fubo is missing Lakers and Dodgers coverage, it offers a full schedule of USC and UCLA football and basketball with PAC-12 Network, Bally Sports SoCal and West, plus every channel you need to watch the Rams.
All the channels you need to watch the Rams, plus PAC-12 Network for USC and UCLA games.
$84.99 / month
|7 Day Free Trial|
All the channels you need to watch the Rams in-market, plus KTTV FOX 11, and the option to upgrade for Bally Sports SoCal and West, and Spectrum SportsNet LA.
$99.99 / month
|5 Day Free Trial|
Watch the Rams on KTTV FOX 11 in-market.
$35 / month
What channel is the Rams game on today?
The most important channels for Los Angeles Rams fans will be CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC, and of all these, FOX, the channel with rights for most NFC games through 2033, will be the most important for watching the Rams week in and week out.
Note: Sling TV carries FOX and NBC, but only in select markets. Luckily for Rams fans, LA is one of the markets that gets FOX and NBC.
|Fubo||DIRECTV STREAM – Choice||Paramount+||Hulu + Live TV||Sling Blue||YouTube TV|
|Bally Sports SoCal|
|Spectrum SportsNet LA|
$74.99 / month
$99.99 / month
$5.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$35 / month
$72.99 / month
The best options for local Rams fans
The streaming services below offer excellent in-market coverage for LA Rams games.
Fubo – Rams, Bruins, Trojans, Angels, Ducks, Clippers
Fubo carries all the channels you need to watch Rams football, but the real bonus is for SoCal sports fans who want to watch the Trojans, Bruins, and Rams from one streaming app. With the addition of PAC-12 Network in the Sports Lite plan, Los Angeles football fans can watch their pro and college teams with Fubo.
No other streaming service offers this much football coverage for SoCal teams.
The Fubo app will even send you text messages to notify you when the Rams are on TV. One drawback with Fubo is the lack of unlimited DVR, but as Fubo users for years now, we have never maxed out the DVR, and we tend to record a lot of football during the season.
Read our fuboTV review for sports fans.
Sling TV Blue – affordable pick
Even though the platform is missing ABC, and CBS, I like to offer Sling TV Blue as a good option for NFC fans, like Rams fans, in markets where Sling carries FOX and NBC, as it does in LA.
Because the rising cost of streaming services is pricing some families out of the market. By going with Sling Blue, you still get FOX 11, and if you upgrade to Sling Orange & Blue, ESPN can be added. If the Rams appear on Sunday Night Football, fans in LA can watch with Sling Blue on NBC Los Angeles.
Note: Sling Blue isn’t a good option for Rams fans in San Diego as the service doesn’t offer FOX or NBC in the San Diego market.
DIRECTV STREAM – Rams coverage + LA pro sports
If you want a live TV streaming service that offers comprehensive coverage for in-market LA sports action, DirecTV Stream “Choice”) is the winner. Yes, it is pricey, but not only does the platform offer the channels you need to watch the Rams, as the only streaming service that carries Spectrum Sportsnet and Spectrum Sportsnet LA, subscribers get access to:
- LA Lakers basketball
- LA Clippers basketball
- LA Kings hockey
- LA Dodgers baseball
- LA Angels baseball
Read our full DirecTV Stream review.
Watch the Rams on Hulu + Live TV
Watch the Rams on YouTube TV
If you don’t live in SoCal (out-of-market)
For fans that live far away from Los Angeles, but still want to watch the Rams every week, you have two options.
- Wait for the Rams to be on national TV, or hybrid regional games. We estimate these options would cover 5-7 games a year.
- Buy NFL Sunday Ticket to guarantee access to Rams broadcasts every Sunday. For 2023, NFL Sunday Ticket is available only on YouTube TV.
LA Rams player to watch – #99
When you watch the Rams, it’s hard to take your eyes off #99, the human wrecking ball, Aaron Donald. Donald is one of the NFL’s biggest stars, but wasn’t highly rated as a recruit before attending Pitt. His jump to super stardom is truly rags to riches, which makes him fun to root for.
Watching the Rams FAQ
With the NFL TV schedule, it’s not always as simple as in-market vs. out-of-market. Yes, the Rams will be on TV most reliably in Southern California, with FOX 11 in LA, and FOX 5 in San Diego, carrying the bulk of Rams games.
However, a team like the Rams, having just come off a Super Bowl win, will be featured in a number of national games like Monday Night Football, as well as hybrid-national games which get broadcast to large segments of the population. Even if you don’t live in LA, if you pick a live TV streaming service that carries FOX, ESPN, CBS, and NBC, which all of my picks below offer, you will get to watch the Rams quite a bit. Having said that, fans in markets on the east coast, or mountain west, have a lot of competition from teams like the Cowboys, Chiefs, and Broncos. If you need a guarantee of getting every Rams game and are living out-of-market, it may be worthwhile to invest in NFL Sunday Ticket.