For the first time in his career, Matt Ryan is in a quarterback competition and it’s going to be on display in the second week of the NFL Preseason in a matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Ryan will play a few snaps and will likely be watching Matt Schaub compete for the starting job. We’re here to help you watch the Falcons vs. Browns live stream online.
Here are the top ways to watch the Falcons vs. Browns live stream, which starts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.
Falcons vs. Browns Live Stream on Sling TV
Sling TV is making it easier for sports fans to stream their favorite teams online.
The Dish Network-owned streaming service recently added NFL Network to its channel lineup. And lucky for you that NFL Network has decided to air and stream a lot of preseason games, in addition to the news and analysis from around the NFL.
Unfortunately, both of these games are being broadcast by local CBS affiliates, so they won’t be streaming live using Sling’s latest addition — live feeds in select markets of local NBC and Fox affiliates.
But what Sling TV — which starts at $20 per month — will get you is plenty of access to sports, including ESPN and ESPN 2. That means Monday Night Football.
Make sure to read our complete Sling TV review. Sling is still offering a free trial day. And if you like the service, there’s still a free Roku 2 up for grabs when you sign up for three months of service.
Falcons vs. Browns Live Stream, On Demand with NFL Game Pass
The best option for the Falcons vs. Browns live stream is the NFL’s newest service: NFL Game Pass
Game Pass, which costs $99 for the season, allows you to not only watch the Falcons vs. Browns live stream (and don’t worry, there’s a 7-day free trial) but also access to all 256 regular season games on demand. The NFL is also giving you access to all regular season and playoff games dating back from the 2009 season.
As you might have expected, Game Pass NFL stream doesn’t work live if you’re in-market, such as Browns fan watching in Cleveland. That being said, you can watch the game on demand after the live game broadcast wraps up for the day.
Note: Looking for information on the NFL Game Pass International offering? Click here for more details.
Watch Falcons vs. Browns Live Stream with an Antenna
One of the handiest tools in a cord-cutters box is an antenna. It gives you access to a number of over-the-air channels, including the four major broadcast networks. CBS, Fox and NBC all broadcast NFL games.
CBS affiliates WUPA Atlanta and WEWS Cleveland is broadcasting this preseason game.
If you’re new to antennas, just plug it into the coaxial input on the TV and tune the antenna using your set’s menu.
The remaining NFL Preseason schedule
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.