The government shutdown will have major ramifications on the country, but there was certainly one major kink it threw in the plans of many armed forces to watch football this Sunday, with the government announcing the Armed Forces Network would not be active for championship Sunday in the NFL, meaning no NFL playoffs for the troops overseas.
Game Howie Morenz Jersey Good news: CBS Sports always had them covered, with the a stream of the Jaguars-Patriots AFC Championship Game available right here. Better news: those that don’t have high-speed internet can now watch the game, as well as Vikings-Eagles, as the NFL announced Sunday morning it reached some sort of deal to keep the AFN going for both games.
The NFL also opened up GamePass — which is a great product in the first place — to make sure there was an alternative for the troops provided by the league itself.
So now the troops have two choices. They can watch on the AFN or they can watch/stream online. If they’re going the latter route, again, I would highly recommend they stream the AFC Championship Game between the Jaguars and Patriots on CBSSports.com. But that’s just me.
However they watch, the exciting news is the troops get their football. Now the government can go back to worrying about other stuff, like why it’s completely shutdown.
Even in the cases where they has been a steady back-and-forth this week, as in the case of corner Trumaine Johnson and the Rams, there is not much realistic hope of a deal actually getting done.
They continue to exchange ideas and numbers but it seems to be going nowhere from what I can gather and it’s hard to imagine them actually hammering something out by the end of the work day on Friday.
Ultimately, things still look largely the same now as they did when this final negotiation week opened.
Game Lance Alworth Jersey Common sense and the Womens Troy Niklas Jersey prevailing thought around the NFL point to Von Miller getting his mega-deal (the sides have come too far, even amid acrimony, to not get this done now). And the Chiefs and Eric Berry has potential as well, but beyond that, unless you are a kicker, you are probably out of luck if you are carrying the franchise tag this late in the offseason.