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Cardinals vs. Texans Live Stream: J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans take on an impenetrable offensive line of the Arizona Cardinals in an NFL Preseason matchup.

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Can the Texans impressive defense, led by stud J.J. Watt overtake the impressively sound offense of the Arizona Cardinals? We’ll find out in the third week of the NFL Preseason where first team players are expected to play for at least the first half. The game kicks off at 3:25 p.m. EST Sunday, Aug. 28. We’re here to help you watch the Cardinals vs. Texans live stream.

Allow us to help you watch the Cardinals vs. Texans live stream:

Cardinals vs. Texans Live Stream on Sling TV

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We’ll cut to the chase: Sling TV is the best option for the Cardinals vs. Texans live stream.

This summer, Sling added the ability to stream live local NBC and Fox affiliates in major markets. And that means good news for this game: Both Houston and Phoenix are Fox-eligible markets on Sling and it just so happens that the Fox affiliates in those markets are broadcasting the game (we’ll get to that later).

Sling also added NFL Network this summer, but that doesn’t matter for this game.

Read our Sling TV review. Sling also lets you watch ESPN and ESPN2 live, in addition to more than 25 other popular channels that you would typically see in a cable subscription package. The service starts at $20 per month, but as some add-ons if you want extra channels. You can watch Sling on a number of devices, including a Roku and Apple TV.

Sling currently has a deal that scores you a free Roku 2 when you sign up for three months of service.

Haven’t used Sling TV? Here’s a free, 7-day trial.

Cardinals vs. Texans Live Stream, On Demand with NFL Game Pass

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Another reliable option for the Cardinals vs. Texans live stream is a new service offered by the league called NFL Game Pass. It replaces the old Game Rewind streaming service.

Game Pass gives you access to every single preseason game — including the Cardinals vs. Texans live stream — and on demand access to all 256 regular season games.

There are market blackout rules, so Texan fans in Houston can’t watch live, but they can watch the game on demand once the game wraps up.

In addition to access to all 256 regular NFL games on demand, you also get on-demand access to all games dating back to the 2009 NFL season. Nothing has been announced yet about live regular season games.

Game Pass costs $99 for the season, but there is a 7-day free trial.

Note: Looking for information on the NFL Game Pass International offering? Click here for more details.

Watch Cardinals vs. Texans Live Stream with an Antenna

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Pull out the rabbit ears if you want to watch this game over-the-air for free. Antennas are a great tool for watching NFL games, and really any other major network programming, for free.

If you have an antenna, plug it in and tune your TV and you should get signals to the four major broadcast networks. As mentioned above, the Fox affiliates in Houston and Phoenix are broadcasting this game.

Make sure to read our guide to the best antennas available to find other options. It’s also useful to use a DVR to record games to watch later.

The remaining NFL Preseason schedule

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Sunday, August 28

1 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)

8 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars (NBC)

More scheduling information can be found here.

Make sure to check out our ultimate guide to streaming NFL games.



Andrew Dodson

Andrew Dodson

Andrew Dodson is a journalist from Michigan who writes for, the state's top online news source. He previously worked as the technology editor for, a trade publication that covers the broadcasting industry, where he frequently wrote about cord cutting and taking advantage of over-the-air television. He's married to his wife Erin and is a proud Mini Cooper owner.
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