Cowboys vs Giants NFL live stream: how to watch American football from anywhere in the world. It’s officially Week 9 of the the NFL 2019 season and, with the final London game followed by a blockbuster Sunday Night Football, it’s going to be one of the most exciting weeks of the season.
The San Francisco 49ers kicked off Week 9 with a blowout 28-25 win over the Arizona Cardinals, meaning the 49ers and the Patriots remain the only two unbeaten teams this season. They’re certainly not the only Super Bowl contenders, though. The Vikings, Saints and Packers all fancy a shot at glory.
On Sunday, the Vikings head to the Chiefs. But with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes struggling with a knee injury, and unlikely to recover until week 10, the Vikings are hot favourites to extend their winning streak.
British NFL fans are in for a treat this week, when the Jacksonville Jaguars clash with the Houston Texans at Wembley Stadium. The Jags showed plenty of heart last week, beating the Jets convincingly but you can’t argue with history; the Texans have beaten the Jaguars in eight of their last 10 meetings.
Over on the East coast, the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles are set for a rematch of their epic 2018 playoff. The Bears are desperate to turn around what’s starting to look like a ‘lost’ season, while the Eagles are at a less-than-impressive 4-4 owing to a slew of defensive missteps.
The action continues with four games late on Sunday afternoon, including one of the fiercest rivalries in the NFL: Patriots vs Ravens. It’ll be fascinating to see how the reigning Super Bowl champs cope with their first real test of the season. With the Ravens on a three-game winning streak – thanks to an impressive backfield that includes 29-year-old hotshot Mark Ingram – Baltimore could give the Pats a fright worthy of Halloween.
As for the rest of the 100th season of NFL, it’s shaping up to be a cracker. Want to see every throw, from the first to the last? Read on to find out the best ways to live stream NFL on your TV or mobile device wherever you are…
We’ll look at the TV and live stream options for UK and USA-based NFL fans below, but even after spending all that money on a subscription package, it’s highly unlikely you’ll be able to use it when you’re outside of your home country.
So if you’re working abroad or just want to access live NFL coverage from (almost) anywhere on the planet, it’s a good idea to get yourself a VPN. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) can spoof an IP address which is local to the server you’d like to access. That way your TV service provider will think that you’re in the correct country – and allow you to watch live NFL fixtures.
VPNs are also as useful for banking as they are at trying to watch video content or access websites that people in your location are not supposed to do. They encrypt the data passing between you and the server, so that the information remains private.
So, whether you want to watch live NFL, enjoy another country’s Netflix library or just keep your browsing data private, then a VPN is well worth considering.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service and would recommend the following:
You can get three months free when you sign up to a year-long plan, bringing VPN access to smart devices including the Amazon Fire TV Stick, laptops, TVs and both Android and iOS mobiles and tablets. Express also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Which comes in at as little as $2.99 (£2.29) per month and features 24/7 assistance
Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the race. When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.
Sky is the best place for UK fans to watch NFL games. The broadcaster screens NFL fixtures across the Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event channels, as well as via the Sky Go app. The majority are shown in HD.
If you’re an existing Sky customer, you can add all the sports channels to your package for £23 per month (Sky Sports Complete Pack). If you’re casual NFL fan, or don’t want access to all the Sky Sports channels under the sun, purchase a Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes cost from £9.99 to £33.99.
Build your Sky Sports package
Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event channels are also available on Virgin Media as part of the Bigger + Sport TV bundle. It’s £72 per month but it comes with all the other Sky Sports channels and all the BT Sports ones too, including BT Sports Ultra HD. All of that brings access to just about every televised sports action you’d care to mention including Premier League, Champions League and Europa League football.
If you’re already a Virgin Media TV subscriber, then it may be a case of upping your package by just a few pounds per month.
Upgrade to Virgin Media Bigger + Sport
If you’d prefer to stream the game online, NFL offers an International NFL Game Pass. A week’s access to the Pro version costs £14.99. A full season will set you back £143.99, but that covers all 250+ games, including the Super Bowl.
However, it’s worth noting that a handful of games are not streamed live in the UK and Ireland. Instead, they become available 24 hours after completion. You can find details of these ‘blackout’ games here.
The Game Pass app is easy to use and available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as Google Chromecast, Apple TV, PS4 and Xbox One.
Watch NFL live on the BBC
If you want to soak up some NFL action for free, the BBC will be screening the remaining London International Series game.
All the action will be live on BBC Two when the Houston Texans will face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday 3rd November.
Only interested in the Super Bowl? The BBC will broadcast the 54th Super Bowl live on 20th February 2020.
If you’re outside the UK, you can still catch all of the action live. Just get yourself a VPN. We’ve listed all the best VPN options above.
NFL fans in the United States are spoilt for choice when it comes to live, over-the-air football games. Problem is, NFL has spread the rights across a number of channels including NBC, Fox, CBS, ESPN and NFL Network. Those wanting to see the season in its entirety will need to buy into all of these networks.
The second option would be to cut the cord and go for an NFL Game Pass. At just $99 for a season, it’s a bargain. But there’s a catch: the Stateside version of the NFL Game Pass only allows you to watch replays of games. To watch the games live, you would need a VPN and the Pro version of the international NFL Game Pass (£143.99/ $180 per season).
The best bet for US fans is to opt for a live TV streaming service. But which one is best? Here’s what you need to know…