The NFL has remained the world’s premiere gridiron competition for the past 50 years. It has produced teams and players that have become household names and continues to swell in popularity well outside of its North American roots.
As we head into the 101st NFL season this spring/summer, all the biggest franchises are set to go head-to-head and stake their claim for a place at Super Bowl 55. Aussie NFL fans will be wondering how to watch all the action unfold on Australian TV, and how they can stream games live online? Using this viewing guide, you can stay up to date with all these details and more.
NFL TV Preview
The 101st NFL regular season begins in September, when 32 teams from across the USA battle it out for a place at Super Bowl 55. The NFL is split into two conferences, the AFC and NFC. Each conference incorporates 16 teams split into four divisions – North, South, East and West. Each division contains four sides who play each other twice during the regular season. They then play a further 10 games against rivals within their conference, meaning a total of 16 regular season games for every NFL franchise.
Once the regular season is complete, the NFL moves into the Playoffs. The winners of all eight divisions across AFC and NFC qualify automatically and are then seeded according to their records. A further four wildcard places go to the top runners-up, for a total of ten teams making the post-season. The lowest seeded Division winners firstly go head-to-head with the Wild Card teams for a place in the Divisional Round (quarter final). Thereafter, there is the Conference Championship (semi-final), where the winners earn a spot in one of the biggest games in the world of sport, the Super Bowl (final). Thankfully, with the newest broadcast deals fans will have access to more of the NFL on Australian TV than at any previous time.
Kayo Sports vs NFL on Free to Air
Fortunately for fans down under, channel Seven and Kayo Sports both offer live NFL games, making Gridiron more accessible to Australian’s than ever before. Channel Seven will broadcast two Sunday (US) games live each week, while Kayo Sports, courtesy of ESPN, will televise five marquee match-ups live each week. Use this Kayo Sports and NFL free to air TV guide to compare their programming.
|NFL Programming||Kayo Sports||Channel 7 (free to air)|
|NFL Thursday Night Live||Yes||No|
|NFL Sunday 2 Games Live||Yes||Yes|
|NFL Sunday Night Live||Yes||No|
|Monday Night NFL Live||Yes||No|
|Every NFL Playoff Game||Yes||No|
|Super Bowl 54||Yes||Yes|
Which NFL games will be available in Australia this week?
Every week this guide will list the up-to-date TV times for all upcoming weekend games, so you don’t need to worry about missing the available NFL fixtures. Discover which matches will be available to stream and watch Live in Australia, from now right up until the Super Bowl in February. All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences
NFL 2020/21 Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Tue, Sep 15th||LIVE: Giants v Steelers||LIVE: 9.10am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Tue, Sep 15th||LIVE: Broncos Titans||LIVE: 12.15pm||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Fri, Sep 18th||LIVE: Brown v Bengal||LIVE: 10.15am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Mon, Sep 21st||LIVE: Texans v Ravens||LIVE: 6.25am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Mon, Sep 21st||LIVE: Sunday Night Football||LIVE: 10.15am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Tue, Sep 22nd||LIVE: Raiders v Saints||LIVE: 10.15pm||Kayo / Foxtel|
How to Stream the NFL Live and Free
ESPN (Foxtel/Kayo), the original home of the NFL in Australia, will broadcast every Thursday Night, Sunday Night, Monday Night and two Sunday afternoon games each week Live and in HD, along with all marquee Thanksgiving Day matches. You’ll also get every playoff game and one of the world’s biggest sporting events, Super Bowl 55, giving you a total of 110 live games.
So, if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial which has a no lock-in contract and will televise this very same Gridiron action LIVE via ESPN. Kayo offers live NFL Playoffs streaming with eligible mobile devices and browsers, including select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge – with new apps and platforms arriving soon. Kayo will also provide on demand replays of the games they televise, should you need to catch-up on that week’s action.
Sign up to Kayo’s FREE 14 day trial offer
Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every round from the NRL and AFL, action from the Super Rugby, UFC and V8 Supercars – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
What unique on-screen features does Kayo offer?
Kayo is continually adding new technology and currently offers several unique on screen features that will enhance your sport viewing experience, a list that includes: