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NFL live stream 2021/22 and how to watch all the games on the NFL Playoffs online and on TV

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The 2021/22 NFL season is heating up as gridiron fans prepare for this weekend's all-important Playoff games. The action starts with Las Vegas Raiders vs Cincinnati Bengals, but all eyes will be on the huge AFC clash between New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills. We've found multiple ways to watch 2021/22 NFL games for free below. So make sure you know how to watch an Thanksgiving NFL live stream 2021/22 from anywhere. Hut, hut, hut!

NFL live stream 2021/22

NFL Playoffs: 15th – 17th Jan 2022

Free trial streams: Kayo Sports (Aus) | Sling / Fubo (US) 

Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN

UK streams: Now | NFL Game Pass

Canada stream: DAZN

US streams: Sling | Fubo

Aus stream: Kayo Sports | NFL Game Pass

So far, the 2021/22 NFL season has been a cracker. Superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes is back with a beefed-up Kansas City side that features new signings Joe Thuney, Kyle Long and Austin Blythe. The Chiefs are one of the favourites to make it all the way to Super Bowl LVI on 13th February.

Over in AFC South, Trevor Lawrence has been on a mission to help the Jacksonville Jaguars bounce back from last year's disastrous 1-15 season. The most hyped QB since Peyton Manning made his mark, but the rookie needs to throw more picks if he's to win over the fans.

Predicting the Vince Lombardi Trophy winner is a tricky business, but the Green Bay Packers remain hot favourites. Early favourites the Kansas City Chiefs are second pick, followed by Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buffalo Bills are looking pretty good, too. 

Elsewhere, Scotland's David Ojabo is set to become an NFL star after declaring for the 2022 draft. The 21-year-old from Aberdeenshire has become the Michigan Wolverines' star linebacker this season.

The NFL playoffs are scheduled to start this weekend, 15th January. The it's the divisionals and the Pro Bowl, before Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on 13th February 2022.

Want to see every touchdown and tackle of the 102nd NFL season? Make sure you know how to watch an NFL live stream 2021/22 from anywhere. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the full 2021/22 NFL schedule. 

Watch a free NFL live stream 2021/22

Thursday Night Football on Amazon: Watch a free NFL live stream 2021/22

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Aussie viewers can watch Wild Card Weekend games on ESPN via the Kayo Sports streaming service. Here's a 14-day free trial of Kayo.

US viewers can get a 3-day free trial of Sling and a 7-day free trial of Fubo TV, which provide live NFL games without the need for cable. 

UK viewers can get a 7-day free trial of NFL Game Pass, which includes live coverage of 270+ games in HD.

US/UK viewers can get a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime Video of Amazon Prime Video, which has the rights the 49ers vs Cowboys playoff game on Sunday 16th January. 

Travelling away from your home country? You'll need to use a VPN to access the above services from abroad, without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Using a VPN is easy – follow the simple steps below!

Watch an NFL live stream from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant NFL 2021/22 rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

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 such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30 days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up.

How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the NFL, you may wish to choose 'Australia' to access Kayo Sports.

3. Then head over to Kayo Sports on your browser or device and enjoy an NFL live stream.

Watch an NFL live stream 2021/22 in the UK

Sky has the rights to show six NFL games a week in the UK. Subscribers can watch the action live on Sky Sports NFL and Sky Sports Main Event.

Don't have Sky? Now, the company's streaming platform, is a good option. It lets you live stream every Sky Sports channel for £9.99 a day or £33.99 a month.

Watch NFL 2021/22 with a Now Sports pass from £9.99

Watch NFL 2021/22 with a Now Sports pass from £9.99
Want quick access to Sky Sports NFL? A day pass for Sky Sports on Now costs £9.99, with a a monthly pass £33.99. Sky sometimes offers discounts, so keep an eye out.

NFL Game Pass is another option. Access to the Pro version costs £147.99 a year and includes all 270+ games live and in HD (save for the odd 'blackout' game, which is not streamed in the UK or Ireland). New users get a free 7-day trial.

The 2022 Super Bowl will air free on BBC iPlayer at 11.30pm GMT on Sunday 13th February. Don't forget to use a VPN to watch BBC iPlayer when travelling away from the UK.

Watch an NFL live stream 2021/22 in Australia

NFL live stream 2021/22: how to watch the regular season online and on TV

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Cable giant Foxtel has the rights to most NFL games, which will stream on Kayo Sports. Kayo is a great place to catch live NFL games in Australia as it carries ESPN. Subscription costs from AU$35 per month and new users get a 14-day free trial.

Watch NFL with Kayo 14-day FREE trial

Watch NFL with Kayo 14-day FREE trial
Kayo Sports lets you live stream and catch up on over 50 sports including the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl. Choose a free 14-day trial of Basic ($25 a month) or Premium ($35 a month) and cancel any time – there's no lock-in contract.

Watch an NFL live stream 2021/22 in the USA

NFL live stream 2021/22: how to watch the regular season online and on TV

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NFL fans in the United States are spoilt for choice when it comes to live games. Problem is, NFL has spread the rights across NBC, Fox, CBS, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Redzone and Amazon Prime Video.

One option is to use a cable replacement service such as Sling TV. Sling's Blue package gets you NBC, Fox and NFL Network, while Orange covers ESPN. Subscription costs from $35 a month but new users get a 3-day free trial.  

Watch NFL with Sling 3-day FREE trial

Watch NFL with Sling 3-day FREE trial
Catch the 2022 NFL Playoffs and much more besides with this sporting offer. Hurry, and you can get your first three days of Sling TV free! It's $35 a month after but there's no contract so you can cancel anytime.

Better still, splash out $50 a month on the combined Blue + Orange package which covers nearly all 270+ games (just not the CBS ones). For what you get, it's an absolute bargain.

FuboTV is another good option. It offers all available NFL channels at $65 a month. New users get to try it free for 7 days

CBS games can be streamed live on Paramount Plus. Subscription costs $5 a month and new users get a 7-day free trial. This weekend's CBS games include Patriots vs Bills at 1.15am GMT on Sunday 15th January.

NBC games are streamed live on Peacock. Subscription to Peacock Premium costs $5 a month. Raiders vs Bengal and Chiefs vs Steelers are both on NBC this weekend. 

Lastly, Amazon Prime (US) has the rights to this weekend's 49ers vs Cowboys game. New members can get a 30-day free Prime trial.

NFL Wild Card Weekend schedule 2022

Saturday 15th January 2022

Raiders vs Bengals: 4.30pm ET / 1.30pm PT / 9.30pm GMT / 8.30am AEDT (NBC/Peacock)

Patriots vs Bills: 8.15pm ET / 5.15pm PT / 1.15am GMT / 12.15pm AEDT (CBS / Paramount Plus)

Sunday 16th January 2022

Eagles vs Buccaneers: 1pm ET / 10am PT / 6pm GMT / 5am AEDT (FOX)

49ers vs Cowboys: 4.30pm ET / 1.30pm PT / 9.30pm GMT / 8.30am AEDT (CBS / Paramount Plus / Amazon Prime Video)

Steelers vs Chiefs: 8.15pm ET / 5.15pm PT / 1.15am GMT / 12.15pm AEDT (NBC / Peacock)

Monday 17th January 2022

Cardinals vs Rams: 8.15pm ET / 5.15pm PT / 1.15pm GMT / 12.15pm AEDT (ABC / ESPN)

When is Super Bowl 2022?

Super Bowl 56 – or Super Bowl LVI, as it's officially known – will be played on Sunday 13th February 2022 and televised on NBC in the US, and on BBC One in the UK. UK-based fans can watch the game free on BBC iPlayer.

The 56th Super Bowl will will be hosted by the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, home to the LA Rams. The 100,240-seater sports and entertainment complex opened last September after a $6billion build.

Inglewood is famously home to West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg's recording studio. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will perform at Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show.

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