Stream NFL Game Pass from anywhere with a VPN

Published: Nov 20, 2017

The 98th NFL season is now underway! For fans around the world, that means asking:

How to avoid blackouts and watch the NFL online?

How to stream NFL games live for free?

Whether you prefer watching via NFL Game Pass or NFL Mobile, you can use a VPN to stream every game, including NFL RedZone, LIVE from the comfort of your own home.

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How to watch NFL Game Pass with a VPN

A VPN, or virtual private network, is your best bet for watching NFL Game Pass. It routes your web traffic through a private tunnel, allowing you to watch your favorite football games in HD, with added security, and no blackouts or throttling.

Simply connect your VPN, fire up NFL Game Pass, and you’ll be able to enjoy the same high-speed football streams whether you’re at home or on-the-go.

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See all NFL streaming options below!

Avoid blackouts and stream every game live with NFL Game Pass ($185/year)

This year, all 256 NFL games will air on Thursdays, Sundays, and Mondays in the U.S. If you don’t have a U.S. cable subscription, you can stream all 256 games with NFL Game Pass. There’s a 7-day free trial available too!

There are different pricing options based on your location, but you can watch every game live by connecting your VPN to a non-U.S. location and signing up for an international NFL Game Pass subscription. This lets you skirt around those pesky blackouts and catch every game.

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. Connect to a server location near the game you want to watch.
  4. Sit back and enjoy!

How to watch NFL games for free

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.
  3. Go to
  4. Sit back and enjoy the games!

Stream Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime (free)

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. To watch:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN and install the app on your favorite devices.
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server in the USA.
  3. Head to Amazon and start with a 30-day free trial.
  4. Tune into the games!

Watch the NFL online with Sling TV ($20/month)

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. There’s also a free trial available. The best part? You can use ExpressVPN to watch Sling TV anywhere!

  1. Get ExpressVPN on your favorite devices.
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server in the USA.
  3. Head to Sling TV and sign up
  4. Cheer your team on!

How to watch NFL Game Pass with NFL Sports TV ($29.40/year)

NFL Sports TV is another value option for football fans. They offer a 1-month package, 4-month package, and a 1-year package. All plans have a 7-day free trial.

The 1-year package is the best deal, priced at $49.00. But for a limited time, you can get the package for $29.40/year. Here’s how to watch:

  1. Download ExpressVPN onto your devices.
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Visit
  4. Select your plan and enjoy!

Stream NFL games on PlayStation Vue ($45/month)

PlayStation Vue offers a variety of streaming bundles, with the core $45 plan offering all of the networks that show NFL games. For completists, an extra $10 a month nets you NFL RedZone as well.

Wondering how to get pristine, HD streams? Learn how to watch PlayStation Vue with ExpressVPN.

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN and download the app on your devices.
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server in the USA.
  3. See all PlayStation Vue NFL bundles and select your plan.
  4. Enjoy the games.

Watch on the go with NFL Mobile (free)

Football fans can also watch on the go with the NFL Mobile app. Enjoy highlights, replays, and the latest news no matter where you are!

  1. Get ExpressVPN on your favorite devices.
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server in the USA.
  3. Head to your app store and download the official NFL apps.
  4. Enjoy!

Issues with NFL Game Pass international streaming?

Don’t let a troublesome connection knock you out of bounds. If you encounter any issues while streaming the NFL, contact ExpressVPN Support and get sorted right away!

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

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

2017-2018 NFL awards predictions

Now you know which teams are playing when and how to tune into the games, who’s going to have a season to remember? The ExpressVPN team decided to peer into the crystal ball:

Most Valuable Player: Aaron Rodgers (QB, Green Bay Packers)

Offensive Player of the Year: David Johnson (RB, Arizona Cardinals)

Defensive Player of the Year: Joey Bosa (DE, Los Angeles Chargers)

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Dalvin Cook (RB, Minnesota Vikings)

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Myles Garrett (DE, Cleveland Browns)

Comeback Player of the Year: J.J. Watt (DE, Houston Texans)

Coach of the Year: Mike Mularkey (Tennessee Titans)

Did ExpressVPN make a mess of the predictions? Share yours below!

Who’s going to the Super Bowl?

So the 49ers beat the New York Giants, who defeated the Chiefs, who bested the Pats. We’re sure in for a topsy-turvy season!

With no undefeated teams left, who’s the best bet to make the Super BowlTom Brady’s Pats need to be more consistent. Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons couldn’t handle Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins. Will terrible defenses waste another golden year of the careers of Aaron RodgersDrew Brees, and Andrew Luck?

Leave your predictions in the comments, and don’t forget to sign up for your VPN!

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    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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