This could be the last time we see Tom Brady throw some reps until we get a month in the NFL regular season. The Golden Boy will face his four-game ban to kick off the 2016 season, so this matchup versus the New York Giants might be the only game practice he gets for awhile. If the coaching staff decides to play him, you’re going to want to know how to watch the Patriots vs. Giants live stream online.
This guide will help you watch the Patriots vs. Giants live stream, which starts at 7 p.m. EST Thursday, Sept. 1.
Patriots vs. Giants live stream on Sling TV
This week four matchup is being aired on the NFL Network and it just so happens that Sling TV added that channel to its robust lineup this summer. That makes watching the Patriots vs. Giants live stream much easier.
This game is being broadcast on CBS in Boston and on NBC in New York. So, for New Yorkers, you actually have two options: NFL Network or the live NBC feed (which will likely be the NFL Network feed, anyway.) CBS doesn’t have any streaming-friendly options, so it’s NFL Network or nothing for those in New England.
If you subscribe to Sling this NFL season, you’ll have a few opportunities to watch the Giants and Patriots via streaming. The Giants play on Monday Night Football Oct. 8 and the Patriots on Dec. 12. Sling TV offers ESPN in its basic package, which means you can watch MNF all season long online.
And because Sling signed deals with NBC and Fox this summer to give folks in major markets (including Boston and New York) access to the local affiliate’s live feeds, you can watch even more games.
Patriots vs. Giants Live Stream On Demand with NFL Game Pass
Another sure-fire way of watching the Patriots vs. Giants live stream is through a new service by the league called NFL Game Pass, which replaces the old Game Rewind streaming service.
This service is going to cost you a little more than Sling (at least when it comes to a one-time payment) at $99, but you get a lot of great features, including live streaming access to all preseason games and on demand streaming access to all 256 regular season games. If you’re interested, there is a 7-day free trial.
There are blackout rules for the preseason games, so if you want to watch the Patriots game in Boston live, you can’t do it on Game Pass, unless you’re willing to wait until the live game has concluded. At that point, the game will be available on demand.
Note: Looking for information on the NFL Game Pass International offering? Click here for more details.
Watch Patriots vs. Giants Live Stream with an Antenna
And, of course, everyone’s favorite streaming device: The classic TV antenna. That’s right, local TV stations still send a high quality, high definition television signal over-the-air for free, which lets you watch all NFL games aired by major broadcast networks — including the Patriots vs. Giants live stream.
All you need to do is buy an antenna (here are some of our favorites), plug it into your television and tune the antenna. You should be able to get more than a dozen channels, including NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox. That means you’ll never miss a live sporting moment again.
Oh, and if you’re not around, but want to watch the game later, there are DVR systems to record games and watch later.
The remaining NFL Preseason schedule
All games of week four of the NFL preseason are being played on Thursday, Sept. 1, due to Labor Day weekend.
Make sure to check out our ultimate guide to streaming NFL games.