Watch Ottawa Redblacks Vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Live Stream: Start Time, Preview Of Top 2 Teams In CFL East

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The two top teams in the Canadian Football League East Division go head-to-head on Saturday, when the first-place Ottawa Redblacks at 3-2 face the 2-3 Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Hamilton sits in second place despite their losing record. The teams meet in a Saturday afternoon CFL clash that will live stream from Tim Hortons Stadium.

Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli set a CFL record of nine consecutive 300-yard passing performances before coming up short in the TiCats Week 6 loss to the Saskatchewan Rough Riders. But even with that streak, Masoli had to be looking over his shoulder, worrying about his starting job; until last Sunday when Hamilton traded backup Johnny Manziel to the Montreal Alouettes, as Inquisitr reported.

“I think it makes a statement to [Masoli] that he’s the guy,” Hamilton Head Coach June Jones said on Friday, as quoted by Global News.

Hamilton sent Manziel, who had yet to see action in his first CFL season as he attempts a comeback after personal issues put a halt to the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner’s NFL career, to Montreal with offensive tackle Tony Washington and offensive lineman Landon Rice. Defensive end Jamaal Westerman, wide receiver Chris Williams, and two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 come back to Hamilton in exchange for the former NFL first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns.

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With the trade of Johnny Manziel (left), Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli (right) knows that the starting job is all his.Featured image credit: Vaughn RidleyGetty Images

To find out how to watch a live stream of the Ottawa Redblacks vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Saturday afternoon CFL matchup, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 1 p.m. Pacific at Tim Horton’s Field in Hamilton, Ontario, on Saturday, July 28.

The key for Ottawa to hold on to sole possession of first place in the CFL East will likely be running back William Powell. The 5-foot-9, 207-pound fireplug, who spent time with four NFL teams before signing with Ottawa in 2015, averaged 118 yards on the ground over the Redblacks’ first three games — then sank to a total of only 67 yards on 22 carries in the last two, according to the Ottawa Sun. Getting Powell back on track is essential for Ottawa to make a serious Grey Cup run in 2018, after the expansion team won the 2016 Cup in only its second year of CFL existence.

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The hoped-for resurgence of running back William Powell will be a key to victory for Ottawa on Saturday.Featured image credit: Trevor HaganGetty Images

To watch a live stream of the CFL East Ottawa Redblacks vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats clash, use the stream provided by WatchESPN. Accessing the WatchESPN live stream requires login credentials from a cable or satellite TV provider subscription, however.

To view the Ottawa Redblacks vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats showdown live stream for free without a cable subscription, fans can sign up for a free trial of a live TV streaming “over the top” package such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, or DirecTV Now. All three of those “cord-cutter” services require credit card information and subscription fees, but they all offer seven-day free trial periods. If the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that free week, fans can watch the Ottawa-Hamilton CFL football game streamed live at no charge.

Fans in Canada will need to register for a TSN subscription to watch a live stream of the Ottawa vs. Hamilton matchup. In the United Kingdom, the CFL game will live stream via BT Sport. Viewers in other countries outside of Canada, the United States, and U.K. may purchase a live stream of Ottawa Redblacks vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats from the CFL streaming service, which also offers international subscription packages for the 2018 Canadian Football League season.