NFL Opening Weekend 2021: How to Watch Football and Ed Sheeran’s Performance Online

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Ed Sheeran is helping to kick off the 2021-22 football season this week with a special performance at the NFL’s 2021 Kickoff Experience, ahead of the season-opening game between the Dallas Cowboys and defending Super Bowl champs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The party will begin at noon ET tomorrow, September 9, at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa, and will be open to in-person attendance from fans. Portions of Sheeran’s performance will air on NBC during the NFL Network’s pregame coverage starting at 7pm EST which you can stream with a free trial to Hulu + Live TV here.

Other big opening weekend performers include One Republic, who will help welcome fans to LA’s brand new SoFi Stadium, when they perform at halftime of the Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears game on Sunday, September 12. You can watch the Rams vs. Bears online with a free trial to Peacock here. Grab the trial to the NBC Universal streaming service to stream Sunday Night Football online for free.

Here’s how to watch the rest of the 2021-22 NFL season on TV and how to stream NFL games online this year.

How to Watch the NFL on TV

The opening game of the 2021-22 NFL season will air on NBC. Subsequent games will be spread out across NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX, with select games airing on NFL Network and ESPN.

If you have a cable package (like this one from Verizon), you’ll be able to watch all the NFL games on TV from home. You can also pick up a digital antenna (we like this one from Amazon), which will pick up NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and all your local channels within a 250-mile range. Similar to those bulky external antennas our parents grew up with, these indoor antennas tuck easily behind your TV unit and can get all the main channels in up to 4K quality. Purchase it once and then watch the NFL on TV for free after that.

This Gesobyte digital TV antenna is a #1 best-seller on Amazon, with a 4.3-star (out of five) review from more than 37,000 reviewers online. Get it now on Amazon and have it in time for the weekend to watch the NFL on TV.

How to Stream the NFL Online Free

If you want to stream all the NFL games online you’ll need a live TV streaming service that gets you CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC, as well as the NFL Network and ESPN.

1. Watch Football on Hulu + Live TV

The best live streaming service for football is Hulu + Live TV, which lets you stream NFL games on NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NFL Network. With a subscription to Hulu + Live TV, you can watch NFL football games live, or use the DVR function to record the games to watch later.

Hulu is currently offering a 7-day free trial that you can use to stream football online free. Your subscription renews at $54.99/month after that. That’s a $10 discount from the regular Hulu + Live TV price of $64.99, and this is a limited-time offer that expires at the end of October. See more at

2. Watch Football on fuboTV

Another great way to watch the NFL online is through fuboTV. Fubo gets you all the major cable networks, plus the NFL Network and ESPN. Your fuboTV deal also includes NBCSN and FOX Sports for post-game analysis.

A subscription to fuboTV also gets you 500+ hours of Cloud DVR Plus, to record any games or shows you want to re-watch. Fubo currently has a 7-day free trial offer that you can use to stream the NFL online for free. Plans start at $64.99/month after that, and includes more than 100 other channels for sports, news and entertainment. See more at

How to Watch the 2022 Super Bowl: Date, Performers

The 2022 Super Bowl is set to take place on February 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California (the home of the Los Angeles Rams). Super Bowl LVI (or Super Bowl 56) marks the first time SoFi Stadium is hosting the big event and the eighth time the NFL championship game will be held in Los Angeles.

While The Weeknd headlined last year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, performers for this year’s Halftime Show have yet to be announced. However, many artists have been rumored to be in contention for the Halftime Show performance slot, including Megan Thee Stallion, BTS and Drake. Vote for who you think should perform at Super Bowl LVI here.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the defending Super Bowl Champions and will be looking to repeat as NFL champs this year, though oddsmakers have the Kansas City Chiefs as favorites.

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