How to watch today’s Cleveland Browns vs Indianapolis Colts game: start time, live streaming options, more

Amari Cooper #2 of the Cleveland Browns reacts after teammate Donovan Peoples-Jones #11 scores a touchdown against the Washington Commanders during the third quarter of the game at FedExField on January 01, 2023 in Landover, Maryland.

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It was initially unclear whether Deshaun Watson would start Sunday when the Cleveland Browns faced the Indianapolis Colts. Thanks to Watson’s Browns teammate Amari Cooper, we now know that the Browns’ starting QB is expected to play against the Colts.

“It appears that [Watson] practice today, so I’ll talk to DeShon this week, unless there’s some setback,” Cooper casually stated when addressing reporters this week.

Watson has been dealing with a shoulder injury and has missed the past two games. Browns backup QB PJ Walker will be ready in case Watson is unable to dress and stay in the game.

On the other side of the field, veteran QB Gardner Minshew will replace rookie Anthony Richardson, who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. Minshew is no stranger to stepping up for an injured quarterback. The 27-year-old Mississippi native serves as backup to Nick Foles and Jalen Hurts.

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What time is the Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts game

The Week 7 game between the Browns and the Colts will be played on Sunday, October 22nd at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT). The game will be televised on CBS.

How to watch Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts

Although most cable packages include CBS, it’s easy to watch the game if CBS isn’t included in yours cable TV subscription, or if you don’t have cable at all. Your best viewing options are below. (Streaming options will require ISP.)

Stream the game on Paramount+

If you don’t have a cable TV package that includes CBS, one of the easiest ways to watch all NFL games live on CBS is by subscribing to Paramount+. The streamer offers access to all local and national NFL games broadcast on CBS at all of its subscription levels. Plus, you can watch top-level soccer like the Champions League live and SEC college football games, as well as popular shows like “Survivor” and “NCIS.”

Paramount+ costs $5.99 for the Essential tier (or $60 per year) and $11.99 per month (or $120 per year) for the ad-free Showtime tier, which includes your local CBS station. Paramount+ currently offers a one-week free trial.

Get Paramount+ as part of Walmart+

The Walmart+ the shopping subscription service includes access to the Paramount+ Essentials tier (with live NFL games like this one), valued at $60 per year. Walmart+ subscribers also receive gas discounts at Mobil and Exxon stations, access to special members-only offers, same-day home delivery from your local store and more.

Walmart+ costs $98 per year. Tap the button below to learn all the benefits of Walmart+ and start your 30-day free trial.

Why we love Walmart+:

  • Walmart+ members get access to this game through the Paramount+ streaming service.
  • You can quickly get groceries delivered to your home without paying Instacart-like surcharges.
  • Early access to Walmart’s Black Friday deals takes the stress out of holiday shopping.
  • You can make returns from home — Walmart will pick them up for you. (Restrictions apply; must be present for pickup.)

Watch the Browns vs. Colts game with FuboTV

You can also catch the game FuboTV. FuboTV is a sports-oriented streaming service that offers access to nearly every NFL game of the season. Packages include CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL RedZone and more, so you’ll be able to watch more of today’s games.

To watch the NFL without cable, start a seven-day free trial of Fubo. You can start watching immediately on your TV, phone, tablet or computer. Fox, FYI, offers Sunday NFC games via “NFL on Fox”; while ESPN is the home of Monday Night Football. ABC also airs some “MNF” games.

In addition to NFL football, FuboTV offers MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer games. FuboTV starts at $75 per month for the Pro tier (includes NFL Network); $100 per month Ultimate level includes NFL RedZone.

Top Features of FuboTV:

  • The Pro tier includes 169 channels, including the NFL Network; The Ultimate tier includes 289 channels, including NFL RedZone.
  • FuboTV includes all the channels you’ll need to watch live sports, including CBS (not available through Sling TV).
  • All levels come with 1,000 hours of DVR recording.

Watch the Browns vs. Colts game on Hulu + TV live

You can watch the NFL, including the NFL Network, with Hulu + Live TV. The package includes access to 90 channels, including Fox and FS1. Unlimited DVR storage is also included. Watch every game on every network with Hulu + Live TV, plus watch live NFL preseason games, exclusive live regular season games, popular studio shows (including NFL Total Access and the Emmy-nominated show Good Morning Football) and more .

Hulu + Live TV comes bundled with ESPN+ and Disney+ for $77 per month.

Watch local NFL football live with a digital HDTV antenna



If you’re cutting the cord to your cable company, you’re not alone; you are actually lucky. You can still watch the NFL on TV with an affordable in-room antenna that includes local over-the-air HDYC channels like CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS and more. Here’s the most important thing: there is no monthly fee.

Anyone living in a partially blocked area (those near mountains or first floor apartments), a antenna for digital TV it may not pick up a good signal — or any signal at all. But for many homes, a digital TV antenna provides a seriously inexpensive way to watch college football without paying a cable company. Indoor TV antennas can also provide much-needed backup TV if a storm cuts your cable (or a cable company gets into a fight with a network).

This amplified HDTV antenna claims a range of 50 miles and offers 36 channels. It is rated 4.0 stars by Amazon reviewers.

One Amazon customer said, “When the price of this antenna dropped to $50, it was competitively priced with what you would find on the shelves at your local Radio Shack. If you’re considering this product, you’re probably already questioning your cable TV bill and looking for an inexpensive way to get the Big 3 plus Fox and PBS. This antenna provided us with that right out of the box.”

Watch the Browns vs. Colts game on your phone with NFL+

If you want to watch this game on your phone — and all the amazing football that awaits you this season — take a look NFL+. The premium streaming service, starting at $40 per year (or $7 per month), offers access to the NFL Network. And yes, that includes games that are broadcast out of market. To further enhance your NFL experience, you can upgrade to NFL+ Premium with NFL RedZone and watch up to eight NFL games simultaneously. A seven-day free trial is available.

Top Features of NFL+:

  • You get access to all NFL preseason games, including those that are not in the market.
  • NFL+ lets you watch prime time streaming of local and regular season games on your phone or tablet, but not on your TV.
  • It includes the NFL Network (and NFL RedZone with NFL+ Premium), so it’s a good option for those who want to stream football on the go.

Schedule for Week 7 of the 2023 NFL season

The 2023 NFL Season 7 schedule is below. All times listed ET. The game you see broadcast locally will depend on your geographic area.

Thursday, Oct. 19

  • Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:15 p.m. (Fox*/Prime Video)

Sunday, October 22

  • Detroit Lions vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. (Fox)
  • Las Vegas Raiders vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. (Fox)
  • Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. (CBS)
  • Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. (CBS)
  • Washington Commanders vs. NY Giants, 1 p.m. (CBS)
  • Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (Fox)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. (Fox)
  • Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. (Fox)
  • Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
  • LA Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 p.m. (CBS, ABC*)
  • Miami Dolphins vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, October 23

  • San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 8:15 p.m. (ABC, ESPN)

Storylines we’re following in the 2023 NFL season

Important dates to remember:

  • The 2023 NFL regular season runs from today until January 7, 2024.
  • The playoffs are scheduled for January 13 through January 28, 2004.
  • Super Bowl LVIII is scheduled for February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas.

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Let’s talk about these lions: The Detroit Lions enter Week 7 with a 5-1 record, which puts them three games ahead of the Green Bay Packers for first place in the AFC North. The division Aaron Rodgers dominated for so long now belongs to Jared Goff and the Lions. Fueled by Dan Campbell and a defense you wouldn’t want to be on the other side of, the Lions’ rebuild is in full effect. Do the Lions have what it takes to make it to the Super Bowl? That remains to be seen, but we’ll have fun watching them try. If ever there was an NFL underdog to root for, it would be this team.

Taylor Swift is the only thing bigger than the NFL: Taylor and Travis officially made it official this past weekend, kicking off their romance with surprise cameos on SNL and a public PDA moment that had Swifties and Chiefs Kingdom swooning. As if the fans weren’t already in charge of the Chiefs, Swift fanned an entire universe of 12-year-old girls. If they haven’t tuned in yet, they are now. With booming ratings, jacket sales galore, and a sighting of Taylor at Arrowhead Stadium, Taylor Swift has proven that the only thing bigger than the NFL is her.

49ers defense is dangerous: Brock Purdy silenced the naysayers last season when he took over after both QBs Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo suffered season-ending injuries. Coach Shanahan traded Lance and gave Purdy the starting job this season with little concern that the final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft would have what it takes. Shanahan’s decision paid off two weeks later, the team is undefeated and Purdy is showing complete command of the team. But the Nick Bosa-led 49ers defense is what can carry this team to the Super Bowl. The Niners enter Week 7 with just a loss. If this team can stay healthy, it has the makings of a Super Bowl contender and one of the most fun teams to watch this season.

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