Week 9 of the NFL regular season is upon us and NFL RedZone is ready to offer a loaded slate of games on Sunday. The morning round of action will feature a date between two potential playoff teams in the Tennessee Titans and the Chicago Bears. Later in the afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks will continue their quests towards the No. 1 seed in the NFC, while the Pittsburgh Steelers will try and end the Dallas Cowboys hopes of making the playoffs.
What Is NFL RedZone?
The highly popular service is a special gameday broadcast that stems from the NFL Network and is commercial free. NFL RedZone carries fans through all the major plays, including all scoring plays, through Sunday’s NFL action. The show is hosted by either Andrew Siciliano or Scott Hansen, which pends on which version you get.
On Sundays, RedZone does not start until the first game tips off, which is typically at 1:00 p.m. E.T., and runs until the final play of the afternoon game. Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football are not a part of NFL RedZone.
What makes NFL RedZone so appealing is that fans will be able to keep up with all the major action in all games. When a team enters the redzone (inside the 20-yard line), RedZone will switch over to that channel, so fans can see a potential scoring play. These are considered the most exciting plays of the game.
How Much Is NFL RedZone?
As of now, NFL Redzone is linked with the cable provider DirecTV. It’s a channel package for a steep price of $400 for the season if you purchase before the year begins. If not, you can access RedZone for about $66 per month when you purchase the additional sports packages and add ons. However, there are options for those who do not own cable and want to access NFL RedZone.
Alternatives For NFL Redzone
There are plenty of alternatives to NFL RedZone if you are unable to access the package due to no cable. There is an assortment of streaming services available, but you must become a full subscriber in order to watch RedZone.
Fubo TV is a solid option for those who don’t want to have cable. The service offers a range of channels for regular television junkies, but it owns one of the best options for all sporting events. The base plan for FuboTV costs $59.99 per month. You can purchase the Sports Plus add-on with NFL RedZone running for an extra $10.99 per month. Be aware that is a 7-day free trial, but the trial will not include NFL RedZone.
Sling is another viable option for those who want to cut costs and cut cable. This provider is overwhelmingly cheaper at $30 per month. The service’s “Sling Blue” option is the cheapest option and includes NFL Network. If you want to access NFL RedZone, then you will need to sign up for the “Sports Extra” package. This package is free for the first month with new users. Like Fubo TV, Sling offers a free trial, but you cannot access NFL RedZone with the trial.
This is the more expensive option, but also a solid choice. YouTube TV checks in at $64.99 per month.
In order to watch NFL RedZone, you will need to purchase the Sports Plus package, which comes in at an additional $10.99 per month. YouTube TV offers a free trial, but you cannot access RedZone.
Premier Week 9 Games with NFL RedZone
Tennessee Titans vs. Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears defense has some of the best run stoppers in the league in Khalil Mack, Akiem Hicks, Danny Trevathan, and Robert Quinn. The Bears will have to try to find a way to stop the 2019 rushing leader in running back Derrick Henry. Both teams are in heavy contention for their respective divisions. The Ryan Tannehill vs. Nick Foles quarterback matchup may not sound sexy, but watching Henry try and plow his way through this defense will be too much fun to watch.
Buffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks
After starting the season 5-0, the Bills were losers of two straight. Opposing defenses have appeared to have figured out how to stop quarterback Josh Allen, while the once strout defense looks weaker than the start of the season. Seattle is more worried about getting the No. 1 seed and the league’s only bye in the postseason. In order to achieve that, the Seahawks will need to take down one of the best teams in the NFL. Russell Wilson could be on NFL RedZone a lot as the potential 2020 MVP has been firing touchdowns left and right.
Cowboys vs. Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger returning this season has been everything that Pittsburgh wanted. The Steelers are on pace to make a Super Bowl run with a revived Steel Curtain defense leading the way. The Steelers will be a heavy favorite for this game, but the Cowboys are a ticking time bomb with their season on the line. As for the Cowboys, even though Andy Dalton has thrown three interceptions in two starts, it will have a similar feel to the old days of the former AFC North rivalry. Before Dalton came to Dallas, he played a nine-year career with the Cincinnati Bengals, and those games were always competitive.
Frequently Asked Questions
NFL RedZone carries fans through all the major plays, including all scoring plays, through all Sunday’s NFL action.
This completely depends on what streaming service you use. Packages through DirecTV, FuboTV, YouTube Tv, and Sling all vary in price.