Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season kicks off tonight with a Thursday Night Football matchup in the NFC East when the Washington Football Team hosts the New York Football Giants at FedEx Field. Both teams are 0-1 heading into the second week of the season and are joined by the Dallas Cowboys behind the division-leading 1-0 Philadelphia Eagles. Washington’s defense will need all hands on deck to stifle the Giants offense and force pressure on 3rd year QB Daniel Jones. In his young career, Jones hasn’t shown he can perform well under pressure, as he leads the league with 30 career fumbles in 28 games, 18 of which he’s lost to the other team, including a costly one in last week’s loss to the Broncos. If Jones can revert to being Danny Dimes and outplay Washington QB Taylor Heinicke then the G-Men have a chance.
Sunday Night Football will be the home of the biggest matchup of the week when two former NFL MVPs — Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson duel it out under the bright lights of primetime. Mahomes and the 1-0 Kansas City Chiefs are coming off a thrilling Week 1 comeback against the Cleveland Browns, where the Chiefs scored 23 points in the second half. Jackson’s Ravens aren’t flying high after a disappointing 33-27 overtime loss against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders were getting a solid pass rush against Baltimore’s O-line and if it wasn’t for Jackson’s mobility, they would’ve had more than the game-winning sack by Carl Nassib. The Ravens must sow up their offensive line woes if they plan on defeating the Chiefs in Charm City in what some may label as a “prove it” game for Jackson, who is 31-11 as a starter for his career (including playoffs), yet 0-3 against Mahomes.
The Week 2 finale will be an interesting NFC North matchup between 0-1 teams on the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field. After failing to complete their comeback against the 49ers in their season opener, QB Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions take on a Green Bay Packers team that had dreadful quarterbacking (36.8 passer rating!) from reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers against the Saints last week. After spending all offseason trying to escape Green Bay for greener pastures, Rodgers opened the season laying an egg that got him benched for second-year QB Jordan Love. Rodgers is 17-5 in his career against the Lions, with 46 TDs and 8 INTs, if he has a performance similar to his season debut then the chatter about sabotage will only get louder.
Fans will be at every stadium rooting for their favorite team; however, cord cutters can find out how to watch every single moment on the gridiron during Week 2 of the NFL season, below.
|New York Giants at Washington Football Team||8:20 PM||NFLN|
Sunday, Sept. 19
|New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins||1:00 PM||FOX|
|New England Patriots at New York Jets||1:00 PM||CBS|
|San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals||4:05 PM||FOX|
|Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4:05 PM||FOX|
|Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers||4:25 PM||CBS|
|Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks||4:25 PM||CBS|
|Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens||8:20 PM||NBC|
Monday, Sept. 20
|Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers||8:15 PM||ESPN|
How to Watch Week 2 of the NFL Season Without Cable
Fans will have plenty of options to watch all of their favorite NFL teams and stars compete on the gridiron without spending a fortune.
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast the local games on CBS, FOX, and NBC.
Select games will be available to stream through NFL digital properties such as NFL.com, the NFL app, and the digital properties of the respective teams. Plus, fans can watch the game on their phones via the Yahoo Sports app.
Most of the major subscription live TV streaming services carry this week’s games, so fans can watch the game from anywhere.
- DIRECTV Stream has CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC for only $70/mo.
- fuboTV offers CBS, ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, and FOX in their Family package for $65/mo. Sports Plus with NFL RedZone is only $10.99/mo for fans who want to watch every score and the biggest plays around the league on NFL RedZone.
- Hulu + Live TV includes CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC for only $65/mo. Fans can watch the biggest plays of the day on NFL RedZone with the Sports add-on for only $10/mo.
- Sling TV includes ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, and FOX with their Orange + Blue package for only $50/mo. Big plays, highlights, scores, and the best moments of the day are available on NFL RedZone with the Sports Extra add-on package for $11/mo.
- Vidgo offers NFL Network, ESPN, and FOX for only $55/mo.; however, new and returning subscribers can take advantage of their $10/mo. special. Vidgo is the perfect service to catch all the big scores of the day as it includes NFL RedZone.
- Youtube TV has CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network for only $65/mo. With the Sports Plus add-on, fans can watch the biggest plays and scores on NFL RedZone for $11/mo.
- Peacock Premium subscribers can watch every Sunday Night Football game, Thanksgiving Day game, and Super Bowl LVI for only $5/mo.
- Paramount+ is an inexpensive way to watch live games on CBS for only $9.99/month or $99.99/year.
Predicting the Winners
With 6 division-rivalry games during Week 2, expect teams to be playing with a little extra moxie this weekend. Notably, the entire NFC South and AFC East are playing within their division this week, with rookie QBs Zach Wilson and Mac Jones going head-to-head in search of their first victory of the season and their young careers. Below are our predictions of all the winners of Week 2.