On Sunday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers will suit up for their second preseason game of 2015. The will be playing the team they faced in their most recent Super Bowl win, and the Packers visit Pittsburgh for the first time since the 2009 regular season.
Sunday's game is scheduled to be shown live on NFL Network once again, a nice plus for out-of-market Packers fans who want to catch the game on TV. However, there is also an option for streaming the game, even if you do not have a cable or satellite subscription that includes the NFL Network.
Check out our Game Primer below, which features all the info you'll need to get ready for Sunday.
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
1:00 PM Eastern Time (12 noon Central)
Yeah, actually there is. If you live outside the Packers' regional TV network area and don't have an NFL Network subscription on your cable or satellite package, you can actually see each of the next two Packers games for free.
NFL Game Pass has a seven-day free trial period before they charge you for your season-long subscription (a $99.99 fee). If you sign up for Game Pass on Sunday morning before the Packers-Steelers game, the trial period will last through Saturday, August 29th at midnight Eastern time (11 PM Central). The Packers' third preseason game will be held that evening and should wrap up around 10 Central, so you can cancel immediately following that game and not be charged.
Alternately, if you have an NFL Network subscription, it may make sense to do this next week, instead. Neither the third preseason game against the Eagles nor the final game against the Saints are currently scheduled to be on NFL Network. Because those games are played on a Saturday and Thursday, you could do the 7-day trial starting next Saturday and cancel following the final preseason game to see those two contests.
Of course, Game Pass is a nice service in and of itself, as you can watch replays of any preseason or regular season game on demand throughout the year. Most game film is posted about 24 hours after the conclusion of the game, and it even has several past season's games in the archive. It's possible you may find it worth the $100 anyway.