This year’s Thanksgiving weekend will include turkey, leftover turkey sandwiches, and a new NFL broadcast for you to sit down and enjoy your leftover turkey sandwich. For the first time, the NFL will host a game on Black Friday, the day after the NFL’s traditional three games on Thanksgiving Day. The Black Friday match will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video. But unlike Amazon’s regular Thursday Night Football streams, which require a Prime membership, the Black Friday game will be available to anyone with a free Amazon account.
The inaugural Black Friday game will be an AFC East clash between the 7-3 Miami Dolphins and the 4-6 New York Jets. The Dolphins lead the league with a high-powered offense behind point guard Tua Tagovailoa and speedy wingers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. The Jets have… the opposite of a high-powered offense, with QB Aaron Rodgers sidelined for the year and the beleaguered Zach Wilson, who was so wildly ineffective that he was benched in last week’s loss. The Jets could turn to Tim Boyle or Trevor Siemian for Friday’s game.
However, the Jets have one of the strongest defenses in the league and have been particularly good against the passing game this season. It will be a lot of fun to watch Jets All-Pro cornerback Sauce Gardner play against Hill and Waddle. Why don’t you just go make another turkey sandwich or… stuffing waffles when the Jets have the ball.
Start scheduled Friday at 15:00 EST (12:00 Polish time) with the game streaming nationwide on Prime Video.
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Black Friday Football: Prime Video, Twitch, Local Networks and NFL Plus
Anyone with a free Amazon account can watch the NFL’s Black Friday game The best video — no Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription required. You can also watch for free on the Twitch Prime Video channel. (Twitch is also owned by Amazon.)
Meanwhile, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets fans at local markets will be able to watch on the terrestrial station. And if you’re already subscribed NFL Plus, the league’s $7/month streaming service (or $15/month with Red Zone), you can also stream the game. Please note that watching NFL Plus is limited to viewing on a phone or tablet, not on a computer or TV.
Can I watch the Black Friday game on local TV?
Yes, you can if you live in your local Dolphins or Jets market – that’s WFOR CBS 4 in Miami and WNYW Fox 5 in New York. There are two ways to watch local channels on your TV without a cable or satellite subscription. The first is for a live TV streaming service. The second option is with a terrestrial antenna if you live in an area with good reception.
You can watch local networks using a live TV streaming service, but not every service supports every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it supports the channel you need to play in your specific region.
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