The New York Jets once again finished in the cellar of the AFC East and it has been a treacherous last few years for Jets’ fans. There is a glimmer of hope with the addition of top five draft pick in quarterback Sam Darnold. He is expected to be the next franchise quarterback and start at some point in the season. Despite the high expectations of their rookie quarterback, other areas on the team have to improve in order for this team to flirt with a .500 record. The key areas of concern are the other skill positions on offense and establishing an effective pass rush on defense. If a number of guys step up their game to improve those areas, then an improvement from last year’s record should be expected.
How can Jets’ fans enjoy their team each week? The right outlet of watching the Jets is available for every fan no matter how they want to watch the game. Traditional cable TV is an option for those who want to sit back on the couch to watch the game on their TV. Cord cutters who want to save money and have flexibility to watch games on other devices have a wide array of options compared to years past. Below is a list of options available to watch the Jets this season.
New York Jets 2018 TV Schedule
Week 1: at Detroit Lions on Sept. 10 at 7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN
Week 2: vs. Miami Dolphins on Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 3: at Cleveland Browns on Sept. 20 at 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Week 4: at Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. ET on Fox
Week 5: vs. Denver Broncos on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 6: vs. Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 7: vs. Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. ET on Fox
Week 8: at Chicago Bears on Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 9: at Miami Dolphins on Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 10: vs. Buffalo Bills on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 11: Bye Week
Week 12: vs. New England Patriots on Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 13: at Tennessee Titans on Dec. 2 at 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 14: at Buffalo Bills on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 15: vs. Houston Texans on Dec. 15 at 4:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Week 16: vs. Green Bay Backers on Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. ET on Fox
Week 17: at New England Patriots on Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
New York Jets Live Stream | How to Watch the Jets With or Without cable TV
How to Watch the New York Jets live stream on Cable TV
The New York Jets will have three national broadcasts this season. The Jets will open up the season in a Monday Night Football game against Detroit on ESPN. The other two national broadcasts for the Jets this season are both exclusively on NFL Network. The first is a Thursday Night Football game against Cleveland and the second is a special Saturday broadcast in week 15 against Houston.
The rest of the games for the Jets will be on local coverage on CBS and FOX. 10 games will be aired on CBS and three games will be aired on FOX. Jets’ fans are advised to check 506sports.com each week to make sure their viewing area will air the Jets game each week.
Watch DirecTV NOW for New York Jets live online
The basic package for DirecTV Now is the Live a Little Plan for $40/month. The Live a Little Plan includes FOX, CBS, NBC, and ESPN. Jets’ fans will have to upgrade to the Just Right Plan at $55/month to watch the two games aired exclusively on NFL Network. A free trial of DirecTV NOW can be accessed before Jets’ fans dive into a monthly subscription.
Sling TV to watch New York Jets live stream online
Sling TV divided their list of premium stations into two packages called sling orange and sling blue. The sling orange package features ESPN and the sling blue package features FOX, NBC, and NFL Network. These packages can be combined for $40/month to save subscribers 20% on their package. Sling TV alone would not be a great fit for Jets’ fans as 10 New York Jets live streams would be unavailable since CBS is not included with Sling TV. A free trial is available for fans who wish to try out the service at any point in time.
*Jets’ fans who are subscribed to Sling TV can add a subscription to CBS All-Access for $6/month to watch their Jets when their live stream is on CBS in select markets.*
Watch fuboTV for New York Jets live with Geo restriction
FuboTV is a sports-centered streaming service which runs at $39.99/month and features stations such as CBS, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network. However, ESPN is not available on fuboTV so the lone Monday Night Football game to feature the Jets will not be available to watch for Jet fans subscribed to fuboTV. A free one week trial is available for Jets’ fans who wish to try out the service after the Jets’ opening week Monday Night Football game on ESPN.
Watch New York Jets live on PlayStation Vue
The basic package for PlayStation Vue is the Access Plan at $44.99/month and it includes stations such as CBS, FOX, NBC, and ESPN. Jets’ fans will not have access to the two national broadcasts exclusively on NFL Network. An upgrade to the Core Plan at $49.99/month is required to watch the New York Jets live stream on NFL Network with PlayStation Vue. A five day free trial is available for fans who wish to give the service a test run.
The Best Streaming Service for Jets’ Fans?
The most suitable online streaming service for Jets’ fans is a combination of a full Sling TV subscription at $40/month and a CBS All-Access subscription for $6/month. The total price of $46/month is the best price available to watch every New York Jets live stream within the local viewing area. Sling TV can be utilized for the games on ESPN, FOX, and NFL Network, and CBS All-Access can be used for the games exclusively on CBS.
Watch DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket for New York Jets live streaming
DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket is an ideal option for the Jet fan that lives outside of the team’s market. Every NFL out of market game is available through NFL Sunday Ticket, but it is a pricey option. The cost of NFL Sunday Ticket for the season is $293.94, but a DirecTV contract has to be purchased beforehand.
Watch New York Jets live on Antenna
An OTA antenna can be utilized by Jets’ fans to watch the majority of the team’s games throughout the season. The only games on the Jets’ schedule where an antenna would not allow fans to tune in are the Monday Night Football game on ESPN and the two broadcasts exclusively on the NFL Network.
Watch New York Jets live on NFL Game Pass
For fans that have a hard time watching the Jets play live, NFL Game Pass may be a great alternative. Game Pass is $99 for theseason and fans can watch replays of any game after its broadcast is complete. A free trial is available for fans who want to try it before paying for the season.