How to stream NFL games with a VPN

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How to stream NFL games with a VPN

The 2021 NFL season kicked 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!

Note: You will need a U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe. The billing address used may determine which local channels are available, and you may be unable to change your location.

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: 55 USD/month and up

Channels: Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN

YouTube offers a variety of channels that carry NFL games and the subscription costs 55 USD/month and up. You may need to submit a U.S. zip code (e.g., 10022, 48104, etc.). 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 a valid U.S. credit/debit card or PayPal to subscribe to YouTube TV. You can still subscribe to YouTube TV via Google Play, even if you don’t have a U.S. credit/debit card.

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, which can get as low as 75 USD for the season. 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 6 games

There are 28 teams in action, but a few Week 6 games on the schedule that especially stand out (all times EDT):

Thursday Night Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles – October 14, 8:20 p.m.

Although the Eagles have shown some feistiness this season, particularly on defense, it’s hard to see them topping Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers’ offense is unbelievably potent and Tom Brady is showing no signs of slowing down. On defense, the club is impossible to run on, which will make life difficult for an Eagles team with a passing attack that lacks dynamic weapons.

London game: Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – October 17, 9:30 a.m.

These teams have a 1-9 record and -134 point differential between them, which tells you all you need to know about the expected quality of this matchup. If you’re interested in monitoring top quarterback prospect Trevor Lawrence’s progress, there might be some value in watching this game, but otherwise it looks like a matchup for bettors and fantasy players.

Top early game: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens – October 17, 1:00 p.m.

With the Kansas City Chiefs falling short of expectations in the first third of the season, the Chargers are stepping up and establishing themselves as an AFC powerhouse. A date with the rough-and-ready Ravens will either reinforce the idea that Justin Herbert’s team is a group on the rise, or take some helium out of their balloon.

Top late game: Arizona Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns – October 17, 4:05 p.m.

After a wild 47-42 loss to the Chargers in Week 5, the Browns will hope to calm things down and get their defense on track. Unfortunately, this might not be the week to do it. The Cardinals are the only undefeated team in the NFL thanks largely to an unpredictable offense that heavily utilizes Kyler Murray’s dual-threat abilities and a deep receiving group. Shutting down Arizona’s attack might not be feasible, so Cleveland’s offense may be called upon to post a gaudy point total once again.

Sunday Night Football: Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – October 17, 8:20 p.m..

With Russell Wilson on the shelf with a finger injury, the primary intrigue of this game revolves around whether Geno Smith can lead a functional offense for the Seahawks. The Steelers’ defense is a tough nut to crack, and if Smith can produce against them it will bode well for his ability to help Seattle survive Wilson’s absence.

Monday Night Football: Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans – October 18, 8:15 p.m

The Bills are the most dominant team in the league at the moment. Their combination of a dynamic pass-heavy offense and rock-solid defense is giving them a leg up against even the strongest of opponents. The Titans’ best hope to slow their roll is a ball-control approach led by a heavy dose of Derrick Henry to wear down Buffalo’s defense and keep its offense off the field.

NFL award race leaders

MVPTom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

No one has separated from the pack in this category yet, but Brady gets the nod thanks to the pass yardage totals he’s putting up—and the efficiency of the Buccaneers’ offense he’s leading. The 44-year-old is on pace to shatter his personal yards-per-game record, and demonstrate his dominance over Father Time for yet another season.

(Preseason pick: Patrick Mahomes)

Offensive Player of the YearDerrick Henry, Tennessee Titans

After a mediocre Week 1 performance, Henry has been putting a hurting on the league, showing that he’s still capable of monster games. He’s leading the yards-from-scrimmage leaderboard, he’s also catching far more passes than usual, which could indicate he’s becoming more versatile in his sixth season.

(Preseason pick: Davante Adams)

Defensive Player of the YearMyles Garrett, Cleveland Browns

Garrett is coming off three consecutive double-digit sack seasons, and he’s sure to add another in 2021 as he’s got a league-leading seven already. Even when he doesn’t bring down the quarterback the 25-year-old is a constantly-disruptive presence capable of blowing up offensive game plans.

(Preseason pick: Myles Garrett)

Offensive Rookie of the YearMac Jones, New England Patriots

Even though Jones doesn’t impress with his physical tools, he’s given the Patriots a competent presence behind center, and come close to beating New England legend Tom Brady in primetime in Week 4. Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields have higher ceilings than Jones, but neither has matched his consistency thus far and Zach Wilson has been a disaster.

(Preseason pick: Trevor Lawrence)

Defensive Rookie of the YearMicah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys

No one eligible for this award has had a more multifaceted affect on their team than Parsons. The linebacker has been particularly adept at rushing the passer—he has 2.5 sacks and ranks in the league’s top-10 in quarterback hits—but he’s also contributed in coverage, helping the Cowboys’ defense achieve a competence it couldn’t find last season.

(Preseason pick: Micah Parsons)

Comeback Player of the YearSam Darnold, Carolina Panthers

After he looked like a bust with the New York Jets, the Panthers have seen a whole new side of Darnold. The young quarterback is impressing with his strong decision making and efficient passing—and he’s even created some surprising production with his legs.

(Preseason pick: Odell Beckham Jr.)

Coach of the YearKen Whisenhunt, Arizona Cardinals

Coming into the season, Whisenhunt was a common pick to be the first coach fired thanks to the inconsistency of the Cardinals under his stewardship and the tough road he faced in the NFC West. Four weeks into the season, he’s sitting pretty as his team is undefeated and his franchise quarterback appears to be finding another level. If he takes Arizona to the playoffs for the first time since 2015 this award could be in his future.

(Preseason pick: Brandon Staley)

Key storylines of the NFL season

Will Matthew 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 looked to be at the top of that list coming into the season thanks to the presence of Patrick Mahomes at quarterback and his elite weapons, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Their unimpressive 2-3 start is bringing that into question. 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. The Bills look particularly dangerous considering they’ve posted a league-best +108 point differential and dismantled the Chiefs in Week 5. 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 Arizona Cardinals appear to making the most of Kyler Murray‚s impressive gifts.

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

TeamChampionship Probability 
Buffalo Bills17%
Tampa Bay Buccaneers15%
Baltimore Ravens11%
Arizona Cardinals9%
Los Angeles Chargers9%
Los Angeles Rams9%
Dallas Cowboys5%
Green Bay Packers5%
Kansas City Chiefs4%
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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