How to stream NFL games with a VPN

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How to stream NFL games with a VPN

The 2021 NFL season kicks off on September 9, and whether you’re looking to find the best way to watch NFL Game Pass on your Apple TV or Android TV, or test cord-cutting services that include NFL action, you’ve come to the right place.

On this page you’ll find information on how to securely watch the NFL with a VPN, analyses and predictions for upcoming games, and ongoing odds for the best bet to win the Super Bowl.

Get NFL Game Pass international and stream games live without blackouts

If you’re looking to catch every game of the 2021 NFL season, but don’t have a U.S. cable subscription, NFL Game Pass is your best option.

You can access NFL Game Pass worldwide, but the U.S. version does not allow live streaming of games. Some games are blacked out in parts of Europe as well. Only users who sign up for Game Pass from a non-U.S. and non-Europe location will have live-streaming access to every game, everywhere.

To access NFL Game Pass with a VPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a non-U.S. location where all games are available. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Go to NFL Game Pass and sign up.
  4. Sit back and enjoy!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

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NFL blackouts: International Game Pass vs. U.S. Game Pass

What’s the difference between watching NFL Game Pass in Germany, Australia, Canada, or the U.S.? NFL Game Pass is available both inside and outside the States. However, there are key differences every fan needs to know:

The U.S. NFL Game Pass does not offer live streaming of regular-season or postseason games. It provides streams of out-of-market preseason games, on-demand replays of every regular-season game, and the NFL Films archive. There are no blackouts of regular-season games (because none are shown live at all). A seven-day free trial is available.

In most other markets, such as Mexico and most EU countries, the international NFL Game Pass offers all 256 regular-season games plus the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl. Users trying to watch the NFL in the UK or Ireland are subject to blackouts on some games, and for viewers who want to stream the NFL in Canada, Game Pass is available exclusively through DAZN.

Most international Game Pass subscribers get access to NFL RedZone, the NFL Network, and all NFL Films programming. There’s a seven-day free trial available.

Stream the NFL on services with free trials

One way to get your NFL fix is to explore cord-cutting services that have free trials. These services allow you to explore what works for you without making a financial commitment.

Stream live on DAZN Canada

Price: 20 CAD/month or 150 CAD/year

You can tune in to the 2021-22 NFL season live on DAZN.

You may need to provide a valid Canadian credit/debit card and postal code (e.g., G1X 2W1, V9N 9C5). If you don’t have a Canadian bank account, you can subscribe via PayPal, Apple in-app purchase, or (pre-paid) gift card. A 30-day free trial is available for DAZN.

To watch the NFL live on DAZN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in Canada.
  3. Go to DAZN Canada and sign up.
  4. Tune in and enjoy!

Learn more about watching DAZN with ExpressVPN.

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the DAZN app on your Android or iOS device.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Watch the games live on Sling TV

Price: 10 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN, Fox, and NBC

Sling TV provides access to every channel that carries NFL games. A three-day free trial is available.

To watch the NFL live on Sling TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Los Angeles. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Go to Sling TV and sign up for Sling Orange and Blue.
  4. Tune in and enjoy!

Learn more about watching Sling TV with ExpressVPN.

Note: In order to get Sling TV’s free trial you must use the Sling TV app as opposed to signing up on the website

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Stream the NFL on fuboTV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: CBS, Fox, and NBC

How about another way to catch NFL games? Use the seven-day free trial on fuboTV to watch more football and other sports like MLB and the NHL!

To stream live NFL games with fuboTV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Sign up on fuboTV.
  4. Tune in and enjoy!

Learn more about watching fuboTV with ExpressVPN.

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Live stream on Hulu + Live TV

Price: 65 USD/month and up

Channels: CBS, ESPN, Fox, and NBC

Hulu+Live TV is another way to catch live NFL games and offers a seven-day free trial available. Games shown are subject to regional availability and blackout restrictions. You may need to supply a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10012, 48104) and credit card.

To watch live NFL games with Hulu + Live TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Go to Hulu and select a plan.
  4. Tune in to the action!

Learn more about watching Hulu with ExpressVPN.

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Watch on YouTube TV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN

YouTube offers a variety of channels that carry NFL games and the subscription costs 65 USD/month. If you don’t feel like committing to YouTube TV, use the five-day free trial.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Visit YouTube TV and sign up
  4. Stream the games live!

Note: You may need to submit a U.S. postal code (e.g., 10022, 48104, etc.)

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Learn more about watching YouTube TV with ExpressVPN.

NFL streaming options for special circumstances

There are a few options that won’t give you access to all the games, but could fit your needs.

Stream AFC Games on Paramount+

Price: 5 USD/month

Channels: CBS

Paramount+ has an ‘Essential’ package that offers a variety of local CBS channels that carry NFL games (specifically featuring AFC teams) and the subscription costs 5 USD/month. If you don’t feel like committing to Paramount+ or only want to watch a specific game, there’s a seven-day free trial.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S. that matches one of the teams in the game
  3. Visit Paramount+ and sign up
  4. On game day visit Paramount+ and find the games under ‘Live TV’
  5. Enjoy the games!

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Watch Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video

Price: 13 USD/month

Amazon Prime Video will be carrying Thursday Night Football all season long and it costs13 USD/month. You have plenty of time to see how the service works thanks to its 30-day free trial, and of course an Amazon Prime subscription includes more than just video streaming.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Visit Amazon Prime and sign up
  4. Sign in to Prime Video on Thursdays to watch the games!

Learn more about streaming Amazon Prime Video with ExpressVPN.

Note: Buying an Amazon Prime subscription requires a U.S. credit card

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Tune into Sunday Night Football on Peacock

Price: 5 USD/month

Using Peacock you can watch NBC’s Sunday Night Football all season long (plus one of the Thanksgiving games), and it costs 5 USD/month. The schedule of all the games can be found here.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Visit Peacock and sign up.
  4. Sign in to Peacock on Sundays to watch the games!

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

More Game Pass Information

If you’re looking for more information before committing to a Game Pass subscription, here are some answers to some of the questions you may have:

Is NFL Game Pass UK the same as International Game Pass?

In a word, no. Regional broadcasting rights in the UK and the Republic of Ireland mean certain games are subject to blackout restrictions.

This applies even if a subscriber from the UK or Ireland is in another part of the EU. Existing EU Portability Regulations require UK and Ireland blackout restrictions to apply no matter where in the EU the subscriber is.

Can I watch NFL Game Pass in Europe?

EU viewers who subscribe to NFL Game Pass from most locations other than the UK or Ireland should have access to all games live, although limited blackouts may apply if such users try to watch from the UK or Ireland.

Where is the cheapest location to get NFL International Game Pass?

NFL international Game Pass prices vary from region to region, but South American locations tend to offer the lowest prices. For information about specific countries, contact ExpressVPN Support.

Subscription refunds are valid up to seven days from the purchase date. Free trial refunds are valid up to three days after the trial ends. More details can be found on the NFL Digital Care site.

Which devices can I watch International NFL Game Pass on?

NFL Game Pass works on the following devices. To set up ExpressVPN on your device, follow the corresponding link below:

How to solve NFL Game Pass International streaming problems

Don’t let a troublesome connection knock you out of bounds! If you encounter any issues while streaming the NFL, contact ExpressVPN Support for immediate assistance.

Top NFL Week 2 games

While all 32 teams are in action, there are a few Week 2 games on the schedule that especially stand out (all times EDT):

Thursday Night Football: New York Giants vs. Washington Football Team – September 16, 8:20 p.m.

If you’re a fan of grind-it-out defensive showdowns this could be the game for you. Neither squad has much going on offense—especially with Ryan Fitzpatrick out with a hip injury—but each has plenty of talent on the other side of the ball. Daniel Jones’s scrambling ability will be put to the test in this one against one of the best pass rushes in the NFL.

Top early game: San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles – September 19, 1 p.m.

Although the 49ers suffered a late-game wobble against the Detroit Lions in Week 1, they put up an impressive 41 points, and look like a dangerous offense, especially as rookie Trey Lance becomes more involved. The Eagles are coming off one of last week’s most dominant wins, and looked surprisingly dangerous behind dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts. Whichever team comes out on top can feel good about where it stands going into Week 3.

Top late game: Tennessee Titans vs. Seattle Seahawks – September 19, 4:25 p.m.

This game should be a polar opposite to Thursday’s defensive battle. Both of these teams have offenses far better than their defenses, meaning the punters will probably have a restful day on the bench. The Seahawks got off to an outstanding start in Week 1 with a big win over the Colts, while the Titans struggled against the Cardinals, but it’s hard to see either team running away with this one considering they both have enough firepower to erase significant leads.

Sunday Night Football: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens – September 19, 8:20 p.m..

The Chiefs and Ravens have been the primary powers of the AFC since the Patrick MahomesLamar Jackson era began, and the games between them don’t tend to disappoint. The Ravens rely on a run-based attack that makes it hard for them to keep up with Kansas City in shootouts, but if they can play a turnover-free ball-control game, there’s a chance they can keep Mahomes on the sideline long enough to come up with a win.

Monday Night Football: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers – September 20, 8:15 p.m

No team was more disappointing in Week 1 than the Packers, but a date with the Lions could be the cure for what ails them. It’s hard to identify any phase of the game that Detroit excels at, and by the end of Monday night, Aaron Rodgers could be looking like an MVP again.

NFL award predictions

MVPPatrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

There’s no doubt that Mahomes is the boring pick here, but he seems like a mortal lock to put up huge numbers for a team likely to post one of the best records in the league. The 2018 MVP can consistently make throws that his peers wouldn’t dare attempt, and his combination of risk-taking and efficiency is unmatched.

Offensive Player of the YearDavante Adams, Green Bay Packers

This award often goes to the skill position player who puts up the most impressive stats, and Adams has a great chance to be that guy because of how much Aaron Rodgers feeds him the ball. While he isn’t a physical specimen, Adams has incredible hands and body control, which helped him lead the NFL in receiving touchdowns and yards per game last season.

Defensive Player of the YearMyles Garrett, Cleveland Browns

Aaron Donald is usually a good bet for this award, but he’s turning 30 this year and a significant upgrade to the Rams’ offense could keep him off the field a little more in 2021. Garrett isn’t just a dynamic pass rusher, he’s also got an incredible knack for making plays on the football, and he rarely misses a tackle.

Offensive Rookie of the YearTrevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars

Not only is Lawrence the best quarterback prospect to enter the league in years, he’s also got a guaranteed starting job and a dubious team around him that will need him to air it out to compete. Lawrence might not provide elite efficiency in the early going, but he should put up volume numbers and add value with his ability to create yards with his legs.

Defensive Rookie of the YearMicah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys

Parsons is a versatile defender capable of contributing in a number of ways, and he had a dominant preseason with the Cowboys that showed he’s ready to make an instant impact. Dallas is also coming off such a rough year defensively that any significant improvement could be credited to Parsons.

Comeback Player of the YearOdell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns

Even though the Browns utilize a run-heavy offense, there should be enough targets for Beckham Jr. to produce. We haven’t seen him play his best football since he left the Giants, and he’s coming off an ACL tear, but he’s still just 28 and remains one of the most gifted pass catchers in the game.

Coach of the YearBrandon Staley, Los Angeles Chargers

Last season Staley’s work as the defensive coordinator of the Rams was nothing short of outstanding, and if he can recapture some of that success in support of the Chargers’ ascendant offense, they could produce a turnaround season. If he’s able to point the snake-bitten franchise in the right direction as a rookie head coach, the recognition will follow.

Key storylines of the NFL season

Could this be a legendary rookie quarterback class?

So far just Trevor Lawrence and Mac Jones have earned starting spots, but that pair— combined with Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, and Trey Lance—has the potential to change the balance of power in the NFL. It’s easy to get too excited about rookie quarterbacks, who have a tendency to bust, but between Lawrence’s all-around game, the dual-threat possibilities that Fields and Lance present, and the in-pocket competence of Jones, there’s a lot to like here. Wilson is probably the biggest wild card, but he’s got all the tools to thrive if the Jets’ offense can improve around him.

Will Matt Stafford’s move to Los Angeles shake up the NFC?

For years the Rams were flooded with talent on both sides of the ball, but seemed to be held back by Jared Goff’s limitations as a passer. Although Stafford’s record in Detroit is far from spotless, his arm strength is remarkable and he’s expected to pile up wins now that he’s plying his trade for a more successful franchise guided by offensive wizard Sean McVay.

Is this the end of Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay?

For parts of the offseason it looked like Rodgers had played his last game in a Packers jersey, but he’s back for at least one more run. It’s hard to imagine him playing for another team, but that’s looking probable so the 2020 MVP’s campaign with Green Bay should be appreciated. It will take a Herculean effort on his part to end his time with the Packers on a championship note, but it’s far from impossible.

Who’s going to stop the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

The Buccaneers have a well-balanced roster and a legendary quarterback, and are coming off a season that saw them get better and better as they gelled on the way to a Super Bowl title. Now the New Orleans Saints figure to pose far less resistance in the NFC South with Hall of Fame QB Drew Brees hanging up his cleats. Tampa Bay is no lock to repeat, but the team is in a good spot.

Who’s going to win the Super Bowl?

Even early in the season there are a few teams that look like clear contenders to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Kansas City Chiefs are at the top of that list thanks to the presence of Patrick Mahomes at quarterback and his elite weapons, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. It would also be unwise to rule out the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have the legendary Tom Brady at the helm as well as a top-flight defense.

Beyond the teams who made the Super Bowl last year are a couple of clubs who had unstoppable offenses—the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers, although both face-planted out of the gate in Week 1. The Cleveland Browns’ combination of a dominant rushing attack and a sturdy defense gives them a shot, and the same could be said for the Baltimore Ravens.

Another place to look for a contender would be the NFC West—the most stacked division in the NFL. The Los Angeles Rams have a balanced roster that got a major upgrade at quarterback in the form of Matthew Stafford, the San Francisco 49ers are led by perhaps the best offensive mind in the game in Kyle Shanahan, and the Seattle Seahawks have Russell Wilson leading the charge and a new offensive philosophy that could open up their potential through the air.

Here are the championship probabilities of the top 10 teams as calculated by FiveThirtyEight:

TeamChampionship Probability 
Kansas City Chiefs16%
Tampa Bay Buccaneers14%
Los Angeles Rams8%
New Orleans Saints7%
Seattle Seahawks6%
Buffalo Bills5%
San Francisco 49ers4%
Baltimore Ravens4%
Los Angeles Chargers4%
Cleveland Browns4%

What are the key dates for the 2021 NFL season?

NFL 2021 season dates
NameDateLocation
NFL DraftApril 29 – May 1, 2021Cleveland, Ohio
Regular seasonSeptember 9, 2021 – January 9, 2022U.S.
PlayoffsStart date: January 15, 2022U.S.
Pro BowlFebruary 6, 2022Paradise, Nevada
Super Bowl LVFebruary 13, 2022Los Angeles, California

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