Redskins vs. Falcons Live Stream: Watch Online without Cable

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Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Preseason.

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Can Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins turn things around this year? What about Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons? We get an early look at both teams in their first preseason matchup of the 2016 NFL preseason. We want to help you take advantage of every opportunity to watch the Redskins vs. Falcons live stream, which kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.

You can watch this game and all of the other NFL preseason games without cable. Let us help you legally stream and enjoy this matchup between the Redskins and the Falcons.

Redskins vs Falcons Live Stream on Sling TV

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Let’s open the streaming playbook with one of our favorite plays: Sling TV — which continues to offer a free, 7-day trial offer — is a great option for watching some of the nationally-broadcast NFL preseason games online.

Sling TV, a live streaming service from Dish Network (review here), allows subscribers to watch ESPN and ESPN2 live using their internet connection. The service is just $20 a month with no contract, and it includes over 25 other popular channels like AMC, TBS, TNT, HGTV, CNN, and more. You can watch Sling TV on your TV (using a streaming player like the Roku or Apple TV), smart TV, phone, tablet, or computer.

But what about games on local broadcasts? Recent updates with Sling allow access to some live broadcasts of Fox and NBC games in select markets, including Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. Because affiliates in both of those markets will be broadcasting this preseason matchup, you’ll be able to enjoy the Redskins vs. Falcons live stream. Additionally, NFL Network, which Sling TV now offers, will be airing the game on replay nationwide Friday, August 12 at 12 am ET.

If you’ve never subscribed to Sling before, there is a special offer that might be touchdown of a deal for NFL fans. If you sign up for three months of service, you can get a free Roku 2 for your TV. This is valuable because ESPN has Monday Night Football for another season, meaning those games will be available on Sling, allowing you stream it at a low monthly price. That’s good news for Steelers fans, who open Monday Night Football with a matchup against the Washington Redskins. On Dec. 28, the Lions take on the Cowboys on Monday Night Football.

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

Redskins vs. Falcons Live Stream, On Demand with NFL Game Pass

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In an effort to satisfy its fans looking to watch games online, the NFL revamped its streaming options in the U.S. by discontinuing its Game Rewind streaming service and replacing it with NFL Game Pass. This means you can watch the Redskins vs. Falcons live stream on the service.

The new streaming service provides access to all 256 regular season NFL games on demand and also offers an NFL preseason streaming option to watch the games live online. Game Pass streams all out-of-market preseason games live, excluding games televised in your local market or on national television. So, if you’re a Falcons fan in Atlanta, you can’t stream the game live on Game Pass, but one of the many other options listed below might be able to help you out. Those games not included on the Game Pass NFL preseason live stream, however, will be made available on demand shortly after the game. So, if you can turn off the score notifications on your smartphone, you can still enjoy the excitement of this first preseason game.

Game Pass is $99 for the season, but there is a 7-day free trial now by clicking here. An added bonus with the subscription is the that every NFL game since 2009 is available to stream on-demand.

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

Watch Redskins vs. Falcons with an OTA antenna

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When it comes to the NFL, contracts wit the major broadcast networks still reign supreme. If you want to follow your favorite, hometown team (and still live in that home market, of course), you can’t go wrong with an old-fashioned, but extremely effective, over-the-air antenna.

For the Lions-Steelers matchup, the Fox affiliates WJBK Detroit and WPGH Pittsburgh will be broadcasting the game for free, over-the-air.

You can check out 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 – read all about DVRs in our detailed guide.

The remaining NFL Preseason schedule

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Saturday, August 13

8 p.m. ET – Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams (ESPN)

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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