How to watch the NFL on ESPN Plus

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The NFL is the king of sports in the US, so it's fitting that fans can watch the NFL on ESPN Plus, the streaming service from cable's top sports network, with more football available on the platform than ever before.

This season, NFL on ESPN Plus is going to include a number of Monday Night Football games, live studio shows, on-demand original programming and, for the first time, a live NFL game exclusive to ESPN Plus.

Here is everything that you need to know about how to watch the NFL on ESPN Plus, from what’s available to signing up for the streaming service.

NFL games on ESPN Plus

ESPN Plus has always offered live streaming of sports — from the NHL on ESPN Plus to the MLB on ESPN Plus to college football on ESPN Plus — but it has just been the last couple of seasons that they've upped their game with the NFL on ESPN Plus.

For the 2023 NFL season, here are the games that you can stream on ESPN Plus:

  • Week 1: Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets, 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT
  • Week 2: Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT
  • Week 3: Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7:15 pm ET/4:15 pm PT
  • Week 4: Atlanta Falcons vs Jacksonville Jaguars, 9:30 am ET/6:30 am PT
  • Week 11: Philadelphia Eagles vs Kansas City Chiefs, 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT
  • Week 14: Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants, 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT
  • Week 16: Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers, 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT
  • Week 17: Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys, 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT
  • Week 18: teams TBD, 4:30 pm ET/1:30 pm PT
  • Week 18: teams TBD, 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT
  • Wildcard Round: teams TBD, 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT
  • Divisional Round: teams TBD, time TBD

How to sign up for ESPN Plus

There are a handful of ways that you can sign up and start accessing ESPN Plus right away.

The most straightforward way is to simply sign up for ESPN Plus as a standalone service. There is only one subscription option ($9.99 per month/$99.99 for a full year) and the streaming service works on most devices and TVs, including Roku, Amazon Fire and more.

You can also bundle ESPN Plus with other streaming services, Disney Plus and Hulu, as part of the Disney Bundle. Also, Hulu with Live TV subscribers have access to ESPN Plus as a standard feature.

Once you are signed up, all you need to do is find the NFL game or content that you want to stream and start watching.

NFL on ESPN Plus content

In addition to live games, programs like NFL Primetime, NFL Matchup, NFL Turning Point and Peyton’s Places are available to stream on ESPN Plus. Subscribers to the streaming service can also read exclusive articles from 

ESPN Plus is only available to US consumers. 

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Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.