NFL Week 2: How to live stream, watch the Bills and Panthers on CBS All Access
CBS All Access allows viewers to stream every NFL on CBS game in their local market
Want to watch the NFL on CBS but don't have cable? CBS All Access has partnered with the NFL so you can stream local market games each Sunday to your computer, tablet or OTT device. It's a concerted effort to allow viewers to watch football wherever they're at, all without needing a cable or satellite subscription (or even a television) in your local market.
Obviously CBS All Access is about more than streaming football (although it doesn't have to be). For as low as $5.99 a month, the service allows subscribers to stream hundreds of hit shows. The real benefit, however, lies in being able to watch CBS live wherever you are. If you got roped into a wedding, you're stuck at a baby shower or you're just a good mom or dad and want to be at your kid's soccer game on Sunday, you can stream games directly to your tablet or laptop.
How to get CBS All Access
Signing up is simple as well. You simply go to the CBS All Access landing page and pick the plan you want to purchase. Click here if you want to go straight to the free one-week trial, and input the proper information. Please note: there is a seven-day free trial available for new customers. However, by this Sunday it will be over for anybody who started a new account on or before Sep. 8-9.
This is a bit like a Week 1 showdown for both the Bills and Panthers, because let's be honest, this is the first time we'll see both teams play against legitimate competition. The Bills defeated the Jets, 21-12, in Week 1, while the Panthers beat up on the 49ers, 23-3. Carolina looked dominant swarming to the ball, limiting the effectiveness of Carlos Hyde throughout the game (by making San Francisco throw from behind), while Cam Newton didn't show much -- nor did he have to -- coming off of his injury. The Panthers' offense faces a stiffer test against the Bills' front seven, but they may be able to ride their defense for the second week in a row.
If LeSean McCoy has anything to say about it, however, the Panthers offense will need to pick up the slack. McCoy had 110 yards on 22 carries against the Jets, whose only real asset coming into the season was their front seven (Sheldon Richardson or no Sheldon Richardson). McCoy will be running into the jaws of Star Lotulelei, Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis on Carolina's stout front seven. Tyrod Taylor may need to do a bit more than 224 yards through the air if the Bills are going to be able to beat out Carolina, whose run defense has looked solid in recent years.
This game also has a unique quality to it in that the Panthers will be facing off against Sean McDermott, their defensive coordinator up until this year. McDermott is now the head coach on Buffalo's sideline, and he'll look to beat out his old team for a 2-0 start.
Bills vs. Panthers start time, stream, channel, broadcasters
- Date: Sunday, Sep. 17
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- Location: Bank of America Stadium -- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Channel: CBS (check local listings)
- Stream: CBS All Access
- Broadcasters: Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
How to watch CBS All Access
The streaming service is readily available on nearly all platforms, both homebound and mobile.
Apple TV, Android, iPad, Roku, Google Chromecast, Playstation 4, Xbox, Windows 10 and Amazon Fire TV all have CBS All Access capability, meaning you can stream games from the comfort of your home or on the go.
And if you're an old-fashioned person who likes streaming on the world wide web, you can always just watch the games on CBS.com in more than 150 markets across the U.S.
The subscription, of course, also covers primetime match-ups. That includes this year's "Thursday Night Football" games featured on CBS.
"CBS has been one of our most trusted and valuable partners for over 50 years, and we're happy to extend our relationship with them in new and exciting ways," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement announcing the partnership. "Distribution of our games on CBS All Access is a win for the millions of NFL fans across the country, especially those looking to watch our games on these emerging digital platforms."
The new digital partnership between CBS and the NFL is a multi-year agreement, so you can sign up knowing that you'll be able to watch "NFL on CBS" games for years to come.
Questions about CBS All Access
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