The reigning Super Bowl champions face the Super Bowl favorites tonight in a fantasy opening game of the 2022/23 NFL season. Josh Allen was sacked twice by Aaron Donald the last time they shared a field, in 2020, but the Bills QB got the last laugh. And after a summer in which Von Miller switched LA for Buffalo and Andrew Whitworth hung up his shoulder pads for good, the Rams aren't the team they were in February. Read on as we explain how to get a 2022 NFL Kickoff Game live stream and watch the Bills vs Rams online from anywhere.
Date: Thursday, September 8
Time: 8.20pm ET / 5.20pm PT / 1.20am BST / 10.20am AEST
Venue: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
Cable channel: NBC
Live stream: Peacock TV / NBC via Sling TV discount or FREE fuboTV trial (US) | DAZN (CA) | Sky Sports (UK) | Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU)
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We're not saying they're weaker than they were last season, but Sean McVay has sure lost a lot of talent and experience. On the plus side though, Matthew Stafford's elbow seems to be on the mend, as does Jalen Ramsey's shoulder. The real intrigue, however, surrounds Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp, who could spring out of the traps against a Bills team whose problem position is cornerback.
Allen had quite a day when the Bills beat the Rams 35-32 in 2020, throwing four touchdowns and an interception, and nearly costing his team the game. He's come a long way since then, and if he manages to evade those monstrous arms of the Rams' No.99, he could rack up serious scores both on his feet or by linking up with Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis.
The Bills had one of the meanest defenses in the NFL last season, and the addition of Miller makes them a frighting proposition. Nobody could have hoped for a better opening day matchup than this, so follow our guide on how to watch the 2022 NFL Kickoff Game online and get a Bills vs Rams live stream wherever you are today.
NFL Kickoff Game live stream: how to watch Bills vs Rams in the US without cable
Fans can watch the Bills vs Rams on NBC and Peacock TV in the US, with kick-off set for 8.20pm ET / 5.20pm PT on Thursday.
How to watch Bills vs Rams without cable
Peacock costs $4.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that also offers live coverage of every big WWE event, EPL soccer, plus plenty more live sports. You also have the option of paying $10 a month for commercial-free coverage.
Alternatively, Sling TV is a fuller OTT service that's especially good for NFL fans.
The Sling Blue package offers local NBC and Fox channels in most major markets, as well as NFL Network, thereby covering off a large number of NFL games including both primetime and local broadcasts. The usual cost is $35 a month, but if you're new to the service you can get your first month for half-price.
An extra $15 a month for the combined Sling Blue + Orange bundle adds access to ESPN 1, 2 and 3 to your NFL viewing arsenal - as well as getting you a raft of other premium channels.
A costlier but even more thorough alternative is FuboTV, which includes Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC and the NFL Network - all the TV channels you need to tune into the NFL this season.
Prices start at $69.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.
If you subscribe to Peacock, Sling or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below -we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
How to watch Bills vs Rams from outside your country
If you've mismatched a holiday or you're away on business and you want to watch your country's coverage from abroad, then you'll need to use a VPN. This will help you dial in to a location back in your home country to avoid geo-blocks and regain access to the content and services you already pay for back home.
A VPN is generally perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location when the big game is on.
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Once you've chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service's corresponding app, hit 'choose location', select the appropriate country, and you'll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home.
How to watch Bills vs Rams: live stream NFL Kickoff Game in Canada
The Bills vs Rams game kicks off at 8.20pm ET / 5.20pm PT on Thursday, and is being shown on DAZN, which is live streaming every single NFL game this season.
And it's a real bargain too - DAZN costs just CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year.
Not only do you get every single NFL game, but DAZN is also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Champions League, Europa League and EFL Championship soccer!
It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices).
The Bills vs Rams game is also being televised by TSN. If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.
Bills vs Rams live stream: how to watch NFL online in the UK
The Bills vs Rams game is being aired in the UK on Sky Sports, but be warned that kick-off is set for 1.20am BST on Thursday night/Friday morning.
The network shows up to six NFL games live each week on its dedicated Sky Sports NFL channel, as well as the live RedZone highlights show each Sunday.
If you want to sign up to Sky Sports, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.
Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £11.99.
Hardcore NFL fans may instead want to look at the NFL Game Pass, which costs £150.99 for the full season and shows every single game live.
Not in the UK but still want to catch the action? Use a VPN to live stream the NFL as if you were at home.
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How to watch Rams vs Bills FREE: live stream NFL in Australia
The Rams vs Bills game kicks off at 10.20am AEST on Friday morning, and is being televised by ESPN, which is available through Foxtel. You can also stream the action on your laptop or mobile using the Foxtel Go app.
That means streaming service Kayo Sports is showing the Rams vs Bills too, and is the ideal option for those who don't want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.
Kayo lets you stream on two devices with its $27.50 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan, and both come with a FREE 7-day trial.
Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including the cricket, NRL, F1... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.
If you're only interested in watching the NFL, the NFL Game Pass is showing every game of the season live, with a subscription priced at $280.99.
Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order to tap into your domestic coverage.