5 Best Apps for Live NFL Scores

American Football is BIG. And it’s big in literally every way – big players, big moments, big audiences. NFL scores are hard to follow at times, because American football can be so big that sometimes that it’s hard to work out what’s going on.

With 32 across 8 divisions, it gets pretty hectic. On Sundays, there are normally at least 5 or 6 games on at once, sometimes more, and there are extra games on a Monday (Monday Night Football) and Thursday (Thursday Night Football). 


So, you need some great apps to let you track all those games, follow your favorite teams, and find out the big NFL scores and stories of the day or week. Luckily, we’ve done the searching for you. 

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You can get live NFL scores from these apps! Image: espn.com.

Best Apps for Live NFL Scores

NFL Mobile – The league’s official app is a one-stop-shop for all your gridiron needs. It provides in-game tracking, live score updates, highlight clips during the game (called ‘Cant-Miss Play’s’), as well as analysis and stories from around the league. Better still, you can set your favorite team so that it prioritizes news and scores for them. As well as scores, you can also listen or watch live with extensions to the app.

ESPN – If you want to get your scores with a side of high-level analysis, then ESPN is the place for you. Their powerful app gives you access not just to scores and results, but also to all of their football-based coverage, with podcasts and snippets of shows to go alongside the game recaps.

BBC News – This is a surprising inclusion but a good one. The BBC (starting this year) does a live feed for every major NFL game window (Sundays, and every game during the postseason, as well as updates on Monday and Thursday night games). The app is free and easy to use, and there are analysis and commentary on there too.

Instagram – This is another one that might sound strange but makes total sense. You go to Insta for everything else, so why not for scores? Between accounts like @nfl and @thecheckdown, as well as all the individual teams’ stories and posts, you can easily keep up with everything going on.

Feedly – This is a really clever little app; Feedly uses an RSS feed to aggregate live score feeds and updates from across a variety of different platforms, websites, and news outlets, meaning you only need to download one app to get all the news. It doesn’t have all the functionality of NFL Mobile or ESPN, but if you want one app to cover lots of NFL news, this might be it.

We’re well into the NFL season now, and everyone is already turning their eyes to who might be hoisting the Lombardi trophy at the end of the Superbowl early next year. Stay tuned in to everything that’s happening, right on your smartphone. Click here for more information on online resources for sports.


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