NFL Sunday Ticket: Should You Get It?

It's not for your average fan—it’s for football addicts who want access to 200+ regular-season NFL games during the most wonderful time of the year

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4 out of 5 stars
  • pro
    $349–$389 per season to access all out-of-market games
  • pro
    You can order NFL Sunday Ticket without subscribing to YouTube TV
  • con
    You won't be able to watch all 17 of your team's games with the Ticket
Chantel Buchi
Oct 04, 2023
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Starting the 2023 season, you will find NFL Sunday Ticket only on YouTube TV, one of the best live TV streaming services

The Ticket gets you access to all out-of-market games. And that equals up to over 200 games!

NFL Sunday Ticket seems like the shiny new sports thing, but I'm going to get into the details of who this service would truly benefit and who would benefit from cheaper alternatives. next zip logo
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How much is NFL Sunday Ticket?

The NFL Sunday Ticket add-on is $349 for the season, and NFL Sunday Ticket + NFL RedZone Channel is $389. 

And these prices include your YouTube TV subscription ($73/month) for your first month of service. Afterward, you'll only see a $73 monthly charge to have access to its live TV channels. 

If you want to keep your cable or satellite TV provider and order the Ticket without YouTube TV, that's possible too! You'll just have to pay $100 extra for the season.

Remember, once you order NFL Sunday Ticket, you won't be able to cancel and get a refund. 

How much does NFL Sunday Ticket cost?
NFL Sunday Ticket + YouTube TV$349.00/ season
NFL Sunday Ticket + NFL RedZone Channel + YouTube TV$389.00/ season
NFL Sunday Ticket$449.00/ season
NFL Sunday Ticket + NFL RedZone Channel$489.00/ season
NFL Sunday Ticket w/ Student Discount$109.00–$119.00/ season

The plan is a pretty hefty price upfront, but if you break it down by the 18 weeks of the regular football season, that’s about $20–$22 per week. 

But trust us when we say NFL Sunday Ticket is the best way to access all out-of-market games.

Can I get NFL Sunday Ticket for free?

NFL Sunday Ticket isn't available anywhere or anyhow for free, but check back in 2024 for offers and deals from internet providers. 

How many games are included in an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription?

NFL Sunday Ticket delivers over 200 games to your TV during the regular season.

Should I get NFL Sunday Ticket?

If you're a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan who lives in Seattle and want to watch all 17 games, NFL Sunday Ticket is for you. (But you'll also need your local channels for the primetime games.)

If you're a players fan or a Fantasy Football diehard, and want to catch the occasional Steelers game, you'll benefit from a TV service with the local channels, ESPN, and NFL Network.

You'll also want the NFL RedZone Channel. What's the NFL RedZone Channel, you ask?

Well, the best channel ever made.

This channel will show you the best moments of the Sunday morning and afternoon games in real-time. This channel jumps to whichever team is inside the 20-yard line with a chance to score and show replays of outstanding pick-6s, tackles, one-handed grabs, and Hail Marys.

We have a list of live TV streaming services and traditional TV providers with these NFL-game channels.

But for either fan, you'll have to order Amazon Prime Video for Thursday Night Football games.

If you want more details, check out our comparison of NFL Sunday Ticket vs. NFL RedZone Channel.

NFL Sunday Ticket blackouts

There is only one case in which your NFL Sunday Ticket subscription won't give you access to a specific game—and that's when the game is on your local CBS, FOX, or NBC channel. 

So don't worry. Just switch over to your channel guide to find your local CBS or FOX channel for the Sunday afternoon games, or the NBC channel for Sunday Night Football. 

Where is NFL Sunday Ticket available?

NFL Sunday Ticket is available everywhere in the US, as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection. 

If you need a more stable and steady Wi-Fi, we have a list of the best internet service providers so you don't have to worry about your game freezing during the last two minutes.

For those who reside in Canada (or anywhere outside of the US), you likely could watch NFL Sunday Ticket games with a VPN.

A VPN helps keep your location and your personal information private, making it possible for you to stream NFL games from your country. 

How many Mbps do I need to stream NFL Sunday Ticket?

NFL Sunday Ticket requires a minimum of 3 Mbps to stream, but 7 Mbps is recommended for higher picture quality. And we'd recommend 7+ Mbps for a smoother stream with no buffering. 

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Does NFL Sunday Ticket cover the playoffs and Super Bowl?

NFL Sunday Ticket doesn't air NFL playoff games or the Super Bowl. But, with YouTube TV's channel lineup, you’ll have access to most playoff games and the Super Bowl.


If watching every out-of-market football game with the push of a button is a must, then yes.

If watching your team play all 17 games of the regular season is a must, then yes.

But if you'd rather watch the exciting moments of Sunday's games, watch TNF, SNF, and MNF broadcasted games, we recommend the following:

If you're unsure about spending a few Benjamins on this service, take a look at our comparison between NFL RedZone Channel ($11 per month) and NFL Sunday Ticket

Chantel Buchi
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Chantel Buchi
Chantel is all about finding the best tv or streaming service to watch as many football games as possible to keep her Fantasy Football team in check. Prior to being a TV and Streaming Tech Reporter for, she worked for NFL Network and The Alliance of American Football. Before that, she received a B.A. of Communication at the University of Utah and an M.S. in Sports Journalism at USC. Go Utes and Fight On. Contact her at

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