Giants vs Commanders live stream: How to watch Sunday Night Football online tonight

(L to R) Daniel Jones and Taylor Heinicke will face off in the Giants vs Commanders live stream
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Tonight's Giants vs Commanders live stream catches two teams seeing each other for the second time in just three weeks. Of course, three weeks ago they battled to a 20-20 tie. 

Since then, the Commanders took their bye week while the Giants took a 48-22 beating at the hands of the Eagles. This NFL live stream will see if New York can turn things around as Washington goes for their seventh win in nine games.

Giants vs Commanders channel, start time

The Giants vs Commanders live stream airs today (Sunday, Dec. 18)
Time — 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT / 1:20 a.m. BST / 11:20 a.m. AEDT
• U.S. — Watch on NBC via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) or on NFL Plus (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Oh WHAT a start the G-men were off to! They began the Brian Daboll era with a 7-2 record as they kept pace in the NFC East with the Eagles and Cowboys while the Commanders were still trying to find their way. Now, the Giants are looking to regain their early season success.

New York is 0-3-1 since their hot start and more than a calendar month removed from their last victory. A team never wants to blame injuries but a big reason the Giants have had their struggles is because of the injury bug. They have been without starting cornerback Adoree’ Jackson since Week 11 due to a knee injury. and now running back Saquon Barkley is on the mend with a neck injury. Barkley was listed as questionable headed into last week’s loss to Philly but did play. He finished with just 11 touches, matching a career low. 

While the Giants are trying to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Commanders (7-5-1) have played themselves into the playoff picture. Washington started their season going 1-4 but has gone 6-1-1 since.  Quarterback Taylor Heinicke has earned the starting reigns back even with Carson Wentz being activated off injured reserve this week. Wentz went down with a broken finger in Week 6.

Heinicke has done a fine job for Washington and the phrase “he just wins” certainty applies to him as he has started five of their seven wins. However the biggest reason for their success has been their defense. Going into this week 15 matchup with the Giants, the Commanders have not allowed more than 21 points in nine straight games. They even held the red-hot Eagles to just 21 points while handing Philly their only loss of the season. Overall, Washington’s defense allows the 10th fewest points in the league surrendering just 19.7ppg.

The Action Network (opens in new tab) has the Commanders as 3.5-point home favorites against the Giants.

Giants vs Commanders Inactives:

Giants: David Sills (WR), Adoree Jackson (CB), Rodarius Williams (CB), Tae Crowder (LB), Shane Lemieux (G), Jack Anderson (G)

Commanders: Chase Young (DE), Saahdiq Charles (OL), Benjamin St-Juste (CB), Sam Howell (QB), Chris Paul (OL), Scoota Harris (LB)

How to watch Giants vs Commanders live stream from anywhere

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Giants vs Commanders live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Giants vs Commanders live stream is going to be broadcast on NBC, which is available with most cable packages and 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 tonight (Dec. 18). 

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 $50 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 Giants vs Commanders live stream on mobile devices (phones and tablets), it's also available on the $4.99 per month NFL Plus.

Sling TV (opens in new tab)

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 NBC affiliates for this game, as well as local FOX affiliates plus ESPN. Your first month is 50% off!

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab): One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2022 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) so you don't need to pay up front.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is not included in NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab). Check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide for more details.

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Giants vs Commanders live streams in the UK 

American football fans across the pond cannot watch Giants vs Commanders on  Sky Sports (opens in new tab) Main Event. Sky is the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Giants vs Commanders live stream starts at 1:20 a.m. GMT Monday morning. 

Americans abroad could just use the service of their choice, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Giants vs Commanders live streams in Canada

Get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN (opens in new tab) to watch Giants vs Commanders live streams in Canada. 

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. 

Giants vs Commanders live streams in Australia

Aussies will find the Giants vs Commanders live stream (like all Sunday Night Football games) on ESPN, via either Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) or Foxtel (opens in new tab)

Kayo starts at $25 per month (opens in new tab) with the Kayo One Package offering a 7-day free trial to kick the tires. 

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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.