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Saints vs Falcons live stream: How to watch NFL week 18 online

Taysom Hill and Matt Ryan to play in the Saints vs Falcons live stream
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The Saints vs Falcons live stream is coming up soon, and it has New Orleans still making their case for the playoffs. And Atlanta is just looking to end this season on a positive note in this NFL live stream

Saints vs Falcons channel, start time

The Saints vs Falcons live stream is today Sunday (Jan. 9).
Time — 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT / 9:25 p.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on FOX via Sling or Fubo.TV
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free 

The Saints (8-8) have found a way to keep their playoff hopes alive despite being on their third starting quarterback this season. They lost their QB1, Jameis Winston for the season in week eight after he suffered a knee injury against the Buccaneers. Then after a 0-4 stretch with Trevor Siemian as their starter, they made the switch to Taysom Hill. Hill’s versatility has helped lead New Orleans to a record of 3-0 record over his last three starts and now with a win and a 49ers’ loss, the Saints will be in the playoffs.

Another reason for the Saint’s turnaround has been their dominant defense. Led by veteran defensive end Cameron Jordan, New Orleans has allowed an average of just 9.7 points-per-game over a four-game stretch. As for Jordan, he's recorded 7.5 sacks over his last three games.

The Falcons (7-9) have already been eliminated from postseason contention, making it four years in-a-row of missing the playoffs. Matt Ryan and company just couldn’t put it together in Atlanta this season as Ryan has thrown for just 19 touchdowns through 16 games, his lowest total since his rookie year.

Falcons’ fans have had a hard time pointing fingers as to why this season has been so disappointing when it comes to the lack of production on the field. Both their offensive and defensive units are ranked in the bottom-10 in the NFL. They’ve scored just 18.3 points-per-game on the season, sixth lowest total in the league, while on defense they’ve allowed 26.8 ppg, fourth highest in the league.

The Saints are 4.5-point favorites against the Falcons. The over/under 40.

Saints vs Falcons Inactives: 

Saints:  Kenny Stills (WR), Mark Ingram (RB), Ian Book (QB),  Bradley Roby (CB), P.J. Williams (CB), Terron Armstead (T)

Falcons: Josh Rosen (QB), John Cominsky (DL), Jalen Mayfield (OL), Frank Darby (WR), James Vaughters (LB), Tyeler Davison (DL)


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Saints vs Falcons live streams in the US

In the US, Saints vs Falcons is going to be broadcast on FOX, which is available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV

The game starts at  4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT today, Sunday (Jan. 9)

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 $65 per month.

Fubo.TV

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 affiliates for this game, as well as local NBC affiliates plus ESPN.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is included in NFL Sunday Ticket, which is available even if you don't have DirecTV. For more details check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide.

Saints vs Falcons live streams for free

If you just want to watch on your phone, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android gives away every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market to your smartphone or tablet for free.

Yes, that includes Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app.

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live if — and only if — your local FOX affiliate is showing Saints vs Falcons.

Saints vs Falcons live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond cannot watch Saints vs Falcons on  Sky Sports, the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Saints vs Falcons live stream starts at 9:25 p.m. GMT Sunday evening.

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

Saints vs Falcons live streams in Canada

Get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN to watch Saints vs Falcons live streams in Canada. 

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

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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.