Stream the NFL from anywhere with a VPN

Published: Mar 15, 2016

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2017 @ 9:40 am

The 98th NFL season starts September 7th. Will Tom Brady bag a sixth championship? Are the Cleveland Browns ready to drag themselves towards respectability? And just how bad will the New York Jets be this year?

Don’t even think about missing a single second of this year’s action!

With a VPN and this trusty guide, you can stream every game LIVE from the comfort of your own home.

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A VPN is your No. 1 pick for watching the NFL

A VPN stands for virtual private network. It’s a simple way to encrypt your traffic and anonymize your data. When you connect to a VPN server location,  you’re able to hide your IP address and browse the web with added security and privacy.

Best of all, a VPN DNS proxy also offers very little load times. So you won’t need to worry about ISP throttling.

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How and where to watch the NFL

This year, all 256 NFL games will air on Thursdays, Sundays, and Mondays in the U.S. If you have a U.S. cable subscription, you can watch the games for free with a VPN. Here’s how:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN and install the app on your favorite devices. (A single ExpressVPN subscription covers three devices simultaneously.)
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server in the USA. There are more than 20 to choose from!
  3. Go to
  4. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the games.

Not sure when matches are happening? No problemo. You can check dates and times for every 2017-18 match on the official NFL website .

Avoid blackouts and stream every game live with NFL Game Pass

If you don’t have a U.S. cable subscription, you can also stream the games with NFL Game Pass.

There are different pricing options based on your location, but you can save money by using your VPN to connect to a location outside the U.S. and signing up for an international NFL Game Pass subscription. That way you can skirt around those pesky blackouts and watch every NFL game whenever you want!

Here’s how to defeat NFL blackouts with a VPN:

  1. Get an ExpressVPN account and install the app on your preferred device.
  2. Go to and sign up for an International Subscription. (Note you’ll need to connect to a non-U.S. server for the cheapest options.)
  3. Sit back and watch the games!

Watch on the go with NFL Mobile

Football fans can also watch on the go with the NFL Mobile app. However, there are a few drawbacks…

  • The good: Users can use the app to stream every NFL broadcast live on their Xbox, AppleTV, and mobile phone.
  • The bad: It’s currently only available for Verizon customers. Still, we thought it was worth sharing…

Stream Thursday Night Football on Amazon

Amazon Prime members will have free access to 10 Thursday Night Football games this year, as Amazon replaces Twitter as the NFL’s online live streaming partner.

Check here for more info.

Watch the NFL online with Sling TV

Sling TV is a streaming service that lets you watch live TV over the Internet. It also delivers popular content such as the NFL Network and NFL RedZone.

Sling TV offers a variety of different pricing options. Keep in mind Sling is currently only available in the U.S.

Top 10 NFL games of the 2017-18 season

Outside of Browns vs. Jets, every NFL game this year promises to deliver non-stop action and thrills. Here are the 10 most important games of the NFL season:

Sep 17th: Buffalo Bills at Carolina Panthers

Sep 24th: Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers

Oct 15th: San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins

Oct 22nd: New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers

Oct 29th: Houston Texans at Seattle Seahawks

Nov 12th: Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons

Nov 19th: New England Patriots at Oakland Raiders

Dec 3rd: Denver Broncos at Miami Dolphins

Dec 10th: Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams

Dec 17th: New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers

Who’s going to the Super Bowl?

Another season, another dominant performance from Tom Brady. The Patriots are formidable as usual, but defending league MVP Matt Ryan leads an explosive offense that retains key players in every position. Elsewhere, future hall-of-famers Aaron RodgersDrew Brees, and Andrew Luck will hope to return their teams to championship glory.

What do you think? Leave your predictions in the comments, and don’t forget to sign up for your VPN!

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2 thoughts on “NFL

    1. Hi there,

      ExpressVPN helps you access the various networks used to watch the NFL. However, you will need a cable subscription in order to watch the actual games. If you need guidance with which ExpressVPN servers to use, please get in touch with the support team at 🙂

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