49ers vs Titans live stream: How to watch Thursday Night Football online tonight

Jimmy Garoppolo and Ryan Tannehill will face off the 49ers vs Titans live stream
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Tonight's 49ers vs Titans live stream sets Ryan Tannehill and a struggling Tennessee offense against Jimmy Garoppolo and Niner offense that has been rolling. Both teams are looking to this NFL live stream to continue their push for the postseason. 

49ers vs Titans channel, start time

The 49ers vs Titans live stream is tonight (Dec. 23)
Time — 8:20 p.m. ET/ 5:20 p.m. PT / 1:20 a.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on FOX or NFL Network via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

The 49ers (8-6) were looking like the furthest thing from a playoff team six weeks into the season. On October 24th they suffered a tough 30-18 home loss to the Colts, a defeat that marked their fourth straight loss. Since then, they have been one of the NFL’s best teams winning six of their last eight including last week's 31-13 win over the Falcons. The Niners have used that momentum to carry themselves into the sixth seed in the NFC’s playoff standings.

Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco offense have found what every offense looks for, consistency. In all but one of their last six wins, the Niners have hit the 30-point mark. Garoppolo has thrown 12 touchdowns over that eight-game stretch and just four interceptions. Tight end George Kittle has found his all-pro form over the last three weeks reeling in 28 passes for 425 yards and three touchdowns.

The Titans (9-5) are hoping this game helps them get out of a funk. Going into week 11, Tennessee was enjoying a six-game winning streak. Then they fell to the lowly Texans and went 1-3 over their last four games. Last week, they took an ugly 19-13 loss to the Steelers, despite leading by 10 points with under four minutes to play in the third quarter. The Titans turned the ball over three times with two fumbles and an interception which Pittsburgh converted into three crucial field goals.

One of the bright spots for the Titans has been the play of running back D’Onta Foreman who has hit a stride as of late rushing for over 100-yards in two of his last three games. In the air attack, Ryan Tannehill has continued to spread the ball around, completing passes to at least eight different receivers in each of the last five games.  

The 49ers are 3.5-point road favorites against the Titans. The over/under is 45.5.

49ers vs Titans Inactives:

49ers: Eljiah Mitchell (RB), Talanoa Hufanga (S), Dre Greenlaw (LB), Colton McKivitz (OL), Maurice Hurst (DL)

Titans: Taylor Lewan (OL), Chris Jones (CB), Derick Roberson (OLB), David Long (LB), Larrell Murchison (DL), Joe Jones (LB)

 

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49ers vs Titans live streams in the US

In the US, 49ers vs Titans is going to be broadcast on FOX and NFL Network, which are available on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV. The game starts at 8:20 p.m. ET/ 5:20 p.m. PT today (Dec. 23).  Unlike most of the Thursday Night Football matchups, this one is NOT available on Amazon Prime Video.

If FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network have typically been enough to get you all the football you need, you could rely on Sling (which doesn't include CBS, and has RedZone in the Sports Extra add-on). You can get CBS NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

The more comprehensive package comes from fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network) costs $50 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $65 per month.

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If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV (opens in new tab) provides a middle ground. The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has FOX and NFL Network for this game, as well as local NBC affiliates, and ESPN.

NFL Sunday Ticket: The 49ers vs Titans live stream is one of the games that DirecTV subscribers can watch via NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab).

You can also get NFL Sunday Ticket as a stand-alone service — but only if you live in an area that doesn't get DirecTV service.

49ers vs Titans live stream for free

If you just want to watch 49ers vs Titans on your phone or tablet, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS (opens in new tab) and Android (opens in new tab) gives away every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market for free. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app. 

49ers vs Titans live streams in the UK

You can also catch the 49ers vs Titans live stream across the pond, though it is at the late hour of 1:20 a.m. local GMT on Friday morning. Yes, those in the U.K. will want Sky Sports (opens in new tab) for watching NFL games in the U.K., where it airs on Sky Sports NFL. It will also feature more than 100 live games this season.

If you're an existing Sky customer, you can get all of that with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month (opens in new tab)

If you're not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV (opens in new tab). Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99.

49ers vs Titans live streams in Canada

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Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.