The Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions clash today — here’s how to stream the week 18 game online for free
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The 2023-24 NFL season is coming to a close with Week 18, and, today, we’re getting one of the bigger matchups of the week: The Minnesota Vikings (7-9) vs. the Detroit Lions (11-5). Detroit — who clinched the NFC North championship with a Week 16 win against Minnesota — is looking to finish the regular season on a high note. The Vikings, on the other hand, need to win this game (and pray for a series of other outcomes) to make the playoffs.
If you’re looking to catch the Vikings vs. Lions game online, read on. Below is a quick guide on how to watch the Vikings vs. Lions game without cable, including a way to livestream the game for free.
How to Watch Vikings vs. Lions Game Without Cable
Today’s Vikings vs. Lions game will air live on FOX, but, if you’ve cut the cord on cable, you can watch the game online using a live TV streaming service. Below are some of the best live TV streamers that carry FOX, including a couple with free trials.
Stream Vikings vs. Lions on DirecTV Stream
Our favorite live TV streaming service for sports is DirecTV Stream, which carries FOX and over 100 other channels in its Choice package. DirecTV Stream Choice starts with a five-day free trial (use this to stream the Viking vs. Lions for free). After the free trial, you’ll have a discounted rate for two months at $83.99 a month. After that, the price goes up to $108.99 a month.
Stream Vikings vs. Lions on fuboTV
fuboTV is another great live TV streamer — and they offer a free trial to start. Fubo carries FOX in all of its packages; the cheapest is the Pro plan which includes a total of more than 180 channels. After the free trial, the Pro plan costs $74.99 a month.
Stream Vikings vs. Lions on Sling
If you’re looking for a more affordable live TV streaming service, consider Sling. Their 42-channel Blue package carries FOX to watch the Vikings vs. Lions game, and it starts at just $40 a month. Better yet, Sling is running a deal right now that cuts $25 off your first month, meaning you’ll get a month of service starting at just $15.
Stream Vikings vs. Lions on Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV might offer the best value in streaming. For $76.99 a month, you get livestreams of over 90 TV channels (including FOX), as well as access to all of Hulu (on-demand), Disney+, and ESPN+. Even if you already have one of those three streamers, consider canceling your account and streamlining everything under a Hulu + Live TV account.
Stream Vikings vs. Lions for Free
Want to watch the Vikings vs. Lions game for free? Be sure to take advantage of a free trial from DirecTV Stream or fuboTV. Both trials will let you stream the Minnesota vs. Detroit game for free, as long as you make sure to cancel the trial before it’s over. You will need to enter a payment method to start the trial, but you won’t be charged anything if you cancel within the trial period.
When is Vikings vs. Lions Game? 2024 Date, Start Time
The Vikings vs. Lions game is happening today, Sunday, Jan. 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT.
Vikings vs. Lions Odds, History, Prediction
As the NFC North champs, the Lions are the favorite to win today. But not by much: Detroit has a moneyline of -158 against Minnesota’s +134. The spread is 3 points.
The longtime rivals met just two weeks ago in Minneapolis, where the Lions beat the Vikings 30-24. It might indicate a turnaround for the famously lopsided rivalry, which has seen 80 wins for Minnesota and just 42 for Detroit since 1961. During the 2022 season, the teams were 1-1, each with a win at home.