This year’s Thanksgiving weekend will feature turkey, leftover turkey sandwiches and a new NFL broadcast you can sit in front of while enjoying a leftover turkey sandwich. For the first time, the NFL will hold a game on Black Friday, a day after the traditional trio of NFL games played on Thanksgiving Day. The Black Friday game will be streamed on Amazon Prime Video. Unlike Amazon’s usual Thursday Night Football broadcasts that require a Prime membership, however, the Black Friday game will be available to anyone with a free Amazon account.
The inaugural Black Friday game is an AFC East clash between the 7-3 Miami Dolphins and 4-6 New York Jets. The Dolphins lead the division with a high-powered offense behind quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and speedy wideouts 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 proving 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.
The Jets, however, have one of the toughest defenses in the league and have been particularly good against the pass this season. Jets All-Pro cornerback Sauce Gardner matching up against Hill and Waddle will be fun to watch. You just might want to go make another turkey sandwich or a stuffing waffle when the Jets have the ball.
Kickoff is set for Friday at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) with the game streaming nationally 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 on Prime Video — an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription is not required. You can also watch for free on Prime Video’s Twitch channel. (Twitch is also owned by Amazon.)
Meanwhile, fans in the local markets of the Miami Dolphins or New York Jets will be able to watch on an over-the-air station. And if you already subscribe to NFL Plus, the league’s $7-per-month streaming service (or $15 a month with Red Zone included), you can also stream the game. Note that NFL Plus viewing is limited to watching on just 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 the local market of either of the Dolphins or Jets — 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 with a live TV streaming service. And the second is with an over-the-air antenna, if you live in an area that has good reception.
You can watch local networks with a live TV streaming service, but not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries the channel needed for the game in your particular area.
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