Pre-season has come and gone, the fantasy drafts are wrapped up and rosters are being prepared. How to watch the NFL in Ireland has never been easier as broadcasters prep for 2018/19, which is set to be a thrilling season.
The defending champions kick things off with the visit of the Atlanta Falcons. There has not an NFC East repeat winner since 2004 when the Philadelphia Eagles last did it but after a stunning Super Bowl and return of Carson Wentz they look well placed to launch another victorious run. The challenge, from an Irish perspective, is how to watch it. To watch the NFL in Ireland means to rely on pay-per-view broadcasts.
How to watch the NFL In Ireland
Sky Sports have a jam-packed NFL programming schedule ahead. Every Sunday will include three live games while Sky Sports Mix will continue with Redzone. Sky Sports action will show the season-opening Thursday Night Football which for Irish NFL fans is actually the early hours of Friday morning.
Is there a way to watch the NFL without Sky Sports?
Thanks to Now TV, a Sky Sports Day Pass is available for just €10. You will need a Now TV account for this and can sign up online. This grants you access to all of Sky Sports channeling for the day. A week or month pass is also available.
Alternatively, a NFL Game Pass subscription can be purchased for €49.99.
Can I watch NFL for free in Ireland?
Away from Sky Sports, the BBC still has their BBC NFL highlights Show which will air throughout the season as well as broadcast the Super Bowl. Mark Champion will continue to present the show along with Super Bowl winner Osi Umenyiora and former Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans cornerback Jason Bell.
Who are the favourites for the 2019 NFL Super Bowl?
Despite last year's disappointing conclusion, Bill Belichick's New England Patriots hold enough skin in the game to maintain favourites tag. The Eagles and Steelers are also the early contenders.