Commanders vs 49ers live stream: How to watch NFL week 16 online today

(L to R) Taylor Heinicke and Brock Purdy will face off in the Commanders vs 49ers live stream
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Today's Commanders vs 49ers live stream will see if the Commanders can bounce back after a tough loss to the Giants and help solidify their playoff chance. Taylor Heinicke has yet to lose back-to-back games as Washington’s starter this season and he’ll look fend off Nick Bosa in this NFL live stream.  

Commanders vs 49ers channel, start time

The Commanders vs 49ers live stream airs today (Saturday, Dec. 24).
Time — 4:05 p.m. ET / 1:05 p.m. PT / 8.05 p.m. GMT / 7:05 a.m. AEDT
• U.S. — Watch on CBS via Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) or Paramount Plus (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab) 

Does it even matter who the Niners’ quarterback is anymore? They. Just. Keep. Winning! Brock Purdy is San Francisco’s third starting quarterback this season and second to have a winning streak. The last pick in the most recent NFL draft, threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns as the Niners beat the Seahawks last week, 21-13. After Jimmy Garappolo went down in the first quarter of their Week 13 matchup with the Dolphins, Purdy has helped the Niners to 3 straight wins as the team has won seven-straight overall. Purdy has thrown six touchdowns and just one interception over the last three weeks while averaging a 113 passer rating.

While Purdy has been holding down the fort offensively, Nick Bosa has been the driving force behind San Francisco’s top ranked defense. The 49ers allow the fewest points (15 ppg) and yards-per-game (286.1ypg) in the NFL while Bosa leads the league with 15.5 sacks.

The Commanders (7-6-1) currently own the 7th and final playoff spot in the NFC and will try to bounce back from last week’s 20-12 loss to their NFC East rival New York Giants. The loss didn’t knock Washington out of contention, but it did cut their wiggle room significantly. Now they are just barely ahead of the (7-7) Seahawks and Lions. Even the Packers are a threat after improving to (6-8) with Monday night’s win over the Rams.

Last Sunday’s loss to the Giants ended a great run for Taylor Heinicke and the Commanders. It was their first loss in five games and just their second loss over their last night.

The Action Network (opens in new tab) has the 49ers as big 6.5-point road favorites against the Commanders — down half a point since earlier this week.

Commanders vs 49ers Inactives:

Commanders: Sam Howell (QB), Kam Curl (S), Chris Paul (G), Saahdiq Charles (T), Daniel Wise (DT)

49ers: Jimmy Garoppolo (QB), Deebo Samuel (WR), Kevin Givens (DT), Kerry Hyder (DE), Drake Jackson (DE), Nick Zakelj (OL), Ross Dwelley (TE)


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Commanders vs 49ers live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Commanders vs 49ers live stream is going to be broadcast on CBS, which is available with most cable packages and on one of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV.

The game starts at 4:05 p.m. ET / 1:05 p.m. PT today (Dec. 24)

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 RedZone is available with the Sports Extra add on). You can get your local 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 $55 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $70 per month.

Oh, and if you're OK with just watching the Commanders vs 49ers live stream on mobile devices (phones and tablets), it's also available on the $4.99 per month NFL Plus.

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49ers vs Commanders live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond canNOT watch 49ers vs Commanders on Sky Sports (opens in new tab), the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Commanders vs 49ers live stream starts at 9.05 p.m. GMT today.

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Commanders vs 49ers live streams in Canada

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Commanders vs 49ers live streams in Australia

Aussies will find the 49ers vs Commanders live stream on ESPN or Seven, via either Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) or Foxtel (opens in new tab)

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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.