Cardinals vs. Chargers Live Stream: Watch Online without Cable

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Cardinals vs. Chargers Live Stream: Arizona and San Diego go up against each other in the second week of the NFL Preseason. Watch Carson Palmer and Phillip Rivers take a few snaps in this preseason NFL game online.

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Interested in watching the Cardinals vs. Chargers live stream? You’ve come to the right place. We want to show you all the legal ways we know to stream this game so you can see how Phillip Rivers of the Chargers is throwing the ball early in the season, or if Larry Fitzgerald of the Cardinals announces his retirement.

Here are the top ways to watch the Cardinals vs. Chargers live stream, which starts at 8 p.m. EST Friday, Aug. 19.

Cardinals vs. Chargers Live Stream on Sling TV

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If you haven’t heard of Sling TV, you may not be a true cord cutter. The biggest issue cable subscribers have with getting rid of their service is live sports. Luckily, Sling TV is making it easier to cut the cord.

And for fans of the NFL, the league came through at the perfect time. To kick off the 2016 preseason, Sling TV added NFL Network to its lineup. And as a potential sign that the NFL is going to start catering more to streamers, you can watch a lot of the preseason games online, in addition to the news and analysis from around the league.

Sling also offers other ways, such as live feeds of NBC and Fox affiliates in major markets and ESPN and ESPN 2 for Monday Night Football. Unfortunately, the ABC affiliate in Arizona is airing this game and the CBS affiliate (CBS doesn’t have any streaming friendly options right now for NFL games) has the game in San Diego.

Sling TV starts at $20 per month and goes up with more add-ons. Read our Sling TV review. If you’re intrigued, signup for a free trial today. There’s still a free Roku 2 up for grabs.


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

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So, while Sling TV may or may not (that’s still be determined over at the NFL Network) carry the Cardinals vs. Chargers live stream, one service guarantees it: NFL Game Pass.

Game Pass costs $99 for the season and there is a 7-day free trial. For that price, you get access to all preseason games and 256 regular season games on demand.

If you’re a Chargers fan in San Diego, Game Pass won’t let you watch the game live in your market, but it’ll be available to watch after the game wraps up. So turn off those smartphone notifications and just pretend like you’re watching it live.

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

Watch Cardinals vs. Chargers Live Stream with an Antenna

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As mentioned above, the ABC affiliate in Arizona and CBS affiliate in San Diego are broadcasting the game. And no, that doesn’t mean you need cable to watch. You just need an antenna.

Antennas and television sets go way back, but they’re still a great option to watch live sports without paying for cable. Simply plug the antenna into your TV, install it somewhere that grabs a good signal and tune your TV. Personally, I get about 29 channels over the air, including the major broadcast networks CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox.

Check out our guide to the best antennas on the market. Also research some DVR systems to record games and watch later.

The remaining NFL Preseason schedule

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Thursday, August 25

8 p.m. ET – Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins (NBC)

Friday, August 26

8 p.m. ET – Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)

Saturday, August 27

8 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Oakland Raiders (CBS)

Sunday, August 28

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

4 p.m. Arizona Cardinals at Houston Texans (FOX)

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

More scheduling information can be found here.

And make sure to check out our ultimate guide to streaming NFL games.

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