I called Direct TV and added a package for 5 bucks a month (my service is already very cheep for cable) so I could get the game. I can cancel once preseason is over so I'll presumably get all the preseason games for five bucks! Even on a poor college guys budget with two kids that's worth it!
Will be watching on NFL Gameday Pass for the first time hope it works Got my laptop plugged into the tv's HDMI connection and see what happens. And in the meantime will be running back on forth to the desktop for a chat or two. HTTR!!