By Brad Tuttle
October 4, 2018

The New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts play tonight in what is expected to be an exciting “Thursday Night Football” game.

The Patriots, who have won 5 Super Bowls since 2001, started the 2018 NFL season with an underwhelming 1-2 record before soundly beating the Miami Dolphins last Sunday to become a .500 team. If you’re wondering about the betting odds for the Patriots-Colts game tonight, quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and the Pats are 10-point favorites to defeat the Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, who are 1-3 this season.

The Colts vs. Patriots kickoff time is 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

Here is all the info you need to watch the Colts vs. Patriots game for free tonight — on TV, or via live stream.

What Channel Is the Patriots vs. Colts Game On?

Tonight’s “Thursday Night Football” game is being broadcast on TV on both Fox and the NFL Network. The NFL Network is a pay channel, available to subscribers with satellite or cable TV packages with that channel.

To watch the Colts vs. Patriots game for free without cable, simply tune in on your local Fox station. In most of the country, viewers have unlimited, free access to Fox and other over-the-air networks like NBC and CBS by connecting a TV to a digital antenna. You can buy a decent antenna for around $25 and watch unlimited broadcast TV for free — in hi-def no less.

How to Live Stream the Colts vs. Patriots Game for Free

Watching the NFL with an antenna is obviously only a possibility if you have a TV. What if you don’t have a TV or simply prefer to live stream NFL games?

There are multiple options to watch “Thursday Night Football” online for free. Among other possibilities, Amazon Prime subscribers can stream “Thursday Night Football” games for free on Prime Video. A total of 11 “Thursday Night Football” games are available to live stream at Amazon Prime, including tonight’s Patriots vs. Colts game.

You can only stream NFL games on Amazon Prime if you are logged in as a member. A Prime subscription generally costs $119 per year or $12.99 per month after a 30-day free trial period. In addition to live streaming video and music content, Prime subscribers get free two-day shipping on most Amazon purchases.

As we have summed up, there are two other options to live stream “Thursday Night Football” for free and to watch many other NFL games online for free:

If you are a new subscriber to a streaming TV service, remember: If you only want to watch live streaming TV for free, you must cancel before the free trial ends. If you miss the deadline, you’ll be charged in full for the first month’s service; packages start at around $40 per month.

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