Q. I know that DIRECTV usually has a free preview of all the NFL Sunday Ticket games, but I haven’t seen anything about it yet. No announcements or whatever. So will there be a preview or not? — Max, Washington, DC. 

Max, you are right. DIRECTV has held a free preview of the NFL Sunday Ticket on the first Sunday of the regular season for years.

And I am happy to report that the satellite TV service will do so again this Sunday, September 9, 2018.

The free preview will include all the games as well as features such as Game Mix which offers up to eight games on one screen at the same time.

The free preview will be available in DIRECTV’s channel 700s. (Note: The Sunday Ticket price is $293.94 for the entire season.)

As for the live streaming option, I have not seen any indication there will be a free preview for that, but I will update this post if I learn more.

— Phillip Swann