How to Watch NFL Football Games Online For Free

How to Watch NFL Football Games Online For Free
How to Watch NFL Football Games Online For Free

Forget about expensive NFL cable TV subscription packages, this guide will show you how to watch NFL football games online for FREE!

With 2015 NFL regular season underway it’s important that NFL football fans know how to tune into their favorite games, especially you fantasy football fanatics.

By following the easy steps below you can watch out of market NFL games online that may not be popular enough for broadcast TV, or NFL games that aren’t televised in local markets due to football blackout restrictions.

On a mobile device? We have separate guides on how to watch NFL games on your iPhone/iPad or your Android phone.

There are several options on how to watch NFL games online for free. I will start with the easiest method.

Before we get started, I would like point out that the NFL does NOT offer live streaming of NFL games, but they do offer on demand streaming of games via Game Pass. This option while not live has many features including; all devices including desktop, smartphones, tablets, and select connected TV devices, Condensed Game replays and Coaches Film camera angles (including All-22 and Endzone views). Students can get live online streaming for $100 a season via this link.

If you’re streaming files using BitTorrent, we recommend using a VPN.

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This method is the most popular way to watch NFL games online and does not require special software, but does come with risks when visiting websites that offer streaming services for free.

Before visiting any of these sites, we recommend you have a popup blocker. If you have Google Chrome installed, I recommend using Popup Blocker Pro.


The quality of streams will vary so you may want to test out a few before you kick up your feet and grab a cold beer. Each stream has a different bitrate quality and rating as voted on by active viewers to help you decide.

Stream NFL Games in HD

CBS will be streaming multiple regular-season NFL games, four playoff games, and the Super Bowl, for free, without requiring a subscription to cable TV. Only games that are aired by CBS will be available online.

FOX will stream 104 games online this season, including three NFC playoff matchups, through its Fox Sports Go app, but a cable/satellite subscription is required. This service is only available to customers of Comcast, Cox, Charter, AT&T U-Verse, Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, Verizon FiOS

NBC will be streaming all Sunday night NFL games and can be streamed on NBC Sports livestream.

NFL Mobile from Verizon

If you have Verizon, you can watch live NFL games through the NFL Mobile app included with the More Everything Plan (otherwise $5/month).

Yahoo will provide the first-ever free, global stream of a regular-season NFL game between Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills on Oct. 25 which will be played in London, England.

Over The Air TV

You can still watch many NFL games via OTA (over the air) programming, if you need a digital antenna go here. Use to stream all NFL games that are available via OTA.

506 Sports offers a channel guide so you know which games will be available OTA.