After what feels like the longest wait for a new season, the NFL is back for 2018. American Football is increasingly popular outside of the US, with a particular focus on Britain. There's plenty of ways to catch the game so here's how to watch the NFL in the UK including the International Series in London.
When does the NFL season start?
For 2018, the season starts on 6 September with the tradition of Super Bowl champions kicking things off.
So the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Atlanta Falcons at 8:20PT.
If you're watching in the UK, that means the game kicks off on 7 September at 1:20AM so you'll need to put the kettle on and stay awake.
NFL London games dates and start times UK
For 2018, there is a total of three games in London for the NFL International Series. This is despite the promise of four and they're all at Wembley stadium even though one was due to be played at the new Tottenham Hotspur ground.
You can see all the dates, teams and start times below. The home team is on the right.
14 October - Seattle Seahawks vs Oakland Raiders - 6pm
21 October - Tennessee Titans vs Los Angeles Chargers - 2:30pm
28 October - Philadelphia Eagles vs Jacksonville Jaguar - 1:30pm
NFL on Sky Sports, Sky Go or Now TV
NFL fans in the UK will be relying on Sky for a lot of live coverage, even more than last season. The first week will have no less than six live games.
The TV schedule is decided throughout the season so the best thing to do is check what's showing on the official NFL UK website.
If you’re a Sky customer with sports channels then you can use Sky Go to watch live coverage of games. The Sky Go app is available on various devices.
If you’re not a Sky customer then don’t worry because you can get Sky Sports coverage with Now TV which is also available on a large range of devices or simply a web browser.
You’ll need to buy a Sky Sports Day pass for £6.99 on the day of a game or you can get weekly or monthly passes for £10.99 and £33.99 respectively.
NFL on BBC
The BBC isn't showing live games, but does have a weekly highlights show called NFL This Week which you can watch on BBC Two every Tuesday at 12:15am (technically Wednesday).
It also has The NFL Show which is on Fridays or Saturdays and provides highlights of the Thursday night game. It's on BBC One.
You can watch both on BBC iPlayer.
The NFL Gamepass is the official online streaming service - a bit like Netflix just for American Football.
Gamepass allows you to watch games live or on-demand throughout the season. It's available on the web or via various devices with an app.
Just bear in mind that any Sunday games shown live on Sky will be blacked out on Gamepass. You can still watch them on-demand afterwards though.
This year there's a main Season Pro subscription for the Gamepass which covers everything for £139.99 (or £14.99 for 7 day access). You can also pay the annual in installments.
You can also opt for the Essential plan which is £39.99 but it only includes things like the NFL RedZone Live and game hightlights so is more suitable for the casual fan.
Services like Sky Go are geo-restricted outside the UK, but that doesn't mean you can't watch the NFL when you're overseas.
All you need do is download and use VPN service such as NordVPN that will mask your IP address and make it appear to the app that you are in fact in the UK. You can then browse Sky's services in your web browser and watch whatever you like.
Read our guide to what a VPN is and what the best VPNs are.