Patriots vs Falcons live stream is tonight: How to watch Thursday Night Football, odds and fantasy picks

Mac Jones and Matt Ryan will face off in the Patriots vs Falcons live stream
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The Patriots vs Falcons live stream is coming up soon, and it puts the Pats in position to pick up their fifth straight win. Meanwhile, Atlanta is trying to bounce back from a drubbing in Dallas. Jones takes on Ryan in this NFL live stream.

Patriots vs Falcons channel, start time

The Patriots vs Falcons live stream is tonight (Nov. 18).
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 or Fubo.TV, or on Amazon Prime
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL
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• Patriots vs Falcons odds — Patriots -6.5, Over/Under 47

The Patriots (6-4) are rolling now, and a big part of their success has been rookie quarterback Mac Jones. For the most part this season the 15th overall pick in April's draft hasn't posted huge numbers, but has simply been efficient. His 7.6 yards per attempt over the Pats' four-game winning streak would rank him in the top 10 in the NFL this season.  He's also thrown six touchdown passes over the last four games to just one interception. In last week's 45-7 win over the Browns, Jones threw for a season high three touchdowns. 

The Falcons (4-5) have struggled with consistency this season as they have managed back-to-back wins just once this season. Atlanta managed to hold on to a win over the Saints in week nine, before heading to Dallas last week where they were blown out, 43-3. 

Statically speaking Matt Ryan enters this prime time matchup looking to bounce back from the worst game of his career. The 14-year vet posted a passer rating of just 21.4 against the Cowboys, lowest in his career. Things won't get any easier for the Falcons' offense as they face a New England defense that has forced the fifth most turnovers this season (17), while holding opponents to the second fewest point per game (17.7).

Patriots Inactives: Yasir Durant (G), J.J. Tayor (RB), Devin Asiasi (TE), Jarrett Stidham (QB), Ronnie Perkins (DE)

Falcons Inactives: Christian Blake (WR), Kendall Sheffield (CB), Jaylinn Hawkins (S), John Cominsky (DL), Marlon Davidson (DL), Tyeler Davison (DL), Cordarrelle Patterson (RB)



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Patriots vs Falcons live streams in the US

In the US, Patriots vs Falcons 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 (Nov. 18). It's also 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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Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2021 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 so you don't need to pay up front.

Sling TV

If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV 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.

Amazon Prime subscribers get free access to the Patriots vs Falcons game as part of Thursday Night Football on Prime Video without ever needing to pay extra. 

The 11 TNF games can be streamed through Prime Video and Twitch, and they will also be the exclusive streamer for a Saturday regular season game in the second half of the season.

NFL Sunday Ticket: The Patriots vs Falcons live stream is one of the games that DirecTV subscribers can watch via NFL Sunday Ticket.

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.

Patriots vs Falcons live stream for free

If you just want to watch Patriots vs Falcons on your phone or tablet, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android 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. 

As part of the Thursday Night Football coverage deal with Amazon, the Patriots vs Falcons game will also stream for free on Amazon-owned Twitch.

Patriots vs Falcons live streams in the UK

You can also catch the Patriots vs Falcons 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 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

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

Patriots vs Falcons live streams in Canada

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Patriots vs Falcons fantasy picks and odds

Patriots vs Falcons odds: The Falcons are big 6.5-point home underdogs against the Patriots. The over/under is 47. 

Patriots fantasy picks: Rhamondre Stevenson is coming off one his best games of the season where he rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns. He may be the hot hand to ride. The Falcons defense did hold the Dallas rushing attack to just 3.1 yards-per-carry last week, but they are in the bottom half of the league in terms of rush yards allowed. Pats’ wideout Kendrick Bourne also emerged as one of Jones’ favorite targets last week, caching four passes for 98 yards against the Browns. 

Falcons fantasy picks: Rookie Tight end Kyle Pitts is the Falcons’ leading receiver. His 606 yards make him the third best receiving tight end in football. If you want consistent points, he’s your guy, but if you want a big day, he’s not. Pitts has just one touchdown so far this season. If you have to roll the dice on a guy tonight with Cordarrelle Patterson inactive, running back Qadree Ollison is the guy to do it. The Falcons activated him for emergency situations this season and this is an emergency. 

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Marc Farzetta

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.