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Thursday Night Football: How to Watch, Stream Panthers vs. Bears Tonight on Prime Video or Twitch

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Why should you watch tonight’s Thursday Night Football game between the 1-7 Panthers and 2-7 Bears? If you aren’t a fan of either team, you might want to tune in to see top overall draft pick Bryce Young play for the Panthers. You might also want to see if Bears starting QB Justin Fields is back in the lineup after injuring his thumb a few weeks ago. If Fields can’t go, the Bears will again turn to undrafted rookie Tyson Bagent. 

Kickoff for the Panthers-Bears game on Thursday Night Football is set for 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT) tonight with the game streaming nationally on Prime Video and for free on Twitch.

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Bryce Young and the Carolina Panthers take on the Chicago Bears tonight on Thursday Night Football.

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Keep reading to see your options for watching Thursday Night Football on Prime Video, Twitch, NFL Plus and — if you live in the home markets of the Panthers or Bears — a local network channel.

With YouTube and YouTube TV now the exclusive home of NFL Sunday Ticket, along with games also streaming on Paramount Plus, Peacock and ESPN Plus, there’s lots for NFL fans to keep track of this season. Check out our picks for the best live TV streaming services for NFL fans in 2023.

TNF streaming: Prime Video, Twitch and NFL Plus

Thursday Night Football games are streamed nationally on Amazon Prime Video, giving NFL fans more incentive than free two-day shipping to sign up for an Amazon Prime account, which costs $15 a month or $139 a year. You can also subscribe only to Prime Video for $9 a month.

Fans in the local market of each team playing on Thursday night will be able to watch on an over-the-air station, while those who don’t pay for either of Amazon’s services can watch for free on Prime Video’s Twitch channel. (Twitch is also owned by Amazon.)

If you subscribe to NFL Plus, the league’s $7-per-month streaming service (or $15 a month with Red Zone included), you can also stream the game without subscribing to Prime or Prime Video. Note that NFL Plus viewing is limited to watching on just a phone or tablet, not on a computer or TV.

Amazon Prime Video Thursday Night Football


Thursday Night Football games are streamed live on Amazon Prime Video. For millions of Amazon Prime subscribers, the Prime Video channel is already included at no extra cost. But if you’re not an Amazon Prime subscriber, it might be worth it to shell out the $9 a month for the stand-alone Prime Video service, not only for football but also its impressive selection of shows and movies.

Read our Amazon Prime Video review.

Can I watch Thursday Night Football on local TV?

Yes, you can, if you live in the local market of either of the teams playing on Thursday. For this week, that’s WSOC ABC 9 in Charlotte and WFLD Fox 32 in Chicago. There are two ways to watch local channels on your TV. The first is with a live TV streaming service. And the second is with an over-the-air antenna, if you live in an area that has good reception.

Four of the five of the live TV streaming services carry CBS and NBC, but not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries CBS and NBC in your particular area.

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Sling TV’s Sling Blue package includes local ABC and Fox stations but only in a handful of markets. Sling Blue costs $45 a month in markets where it offers local networks and $40 elsewhere. Read our Sling TV review

All the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live TV streaming services guide.

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