Watch a Rams vs Lions live stream
Looking for a free Rams vs Lions live stream? The game is free-to-air on 7Mate and 7Plus in Australia. In the US, it's being shown on NBC and Peacock (7-day free trial), in Canada it's on DAZN and TSN, and in the UK it's on NFL Game Pass and Sky Sports. Full details below.
Rams vs Lions preview
The Lions are about to host an NFL playoff game for the first time in 30 years, but in typical fashion, the return of a former flame has charged the occasion with dread. Sunday's blockbuster clash is the standout game of the Wild Card Weekend because it marks Matthew Stafford's first return to Detroit since he and Jared Goff traded places three years ago.
He may have served the Lions with distinction for 12 years, but this will be Stafford's first-ever postseason outing at Ford Field, and with the Rams riding a four-game winning streak, there's every chance that the erstwhile fan-favourite could help extend the league's longest postseason win drought to 32 years.
Spare a thought for Goff, who'll be hailed as a hero if he manages to break the curse – the Lions are the only NFL team to have never get past the Wild Card round – but will be subject to countless unfavourable comparisons with his opposite number if things don't end up going to plan.
The Lions have been superb at home this season, going 6-2 in front of their own fans, but their struggles against the pass are a major cause for concern. They're allowing an average of 247.4 passing yards per game, the sixth-worst numbers in the NFL, and Stafford will have Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua churning up the field.
The Rams, however, have gone 2-6 against fellow playoff qualifiers, while the Lions are 3-3 by the same metric. Follow our guide on how to watch Rams vs Lions wherever you are and live stream NFL games all season.
Watch Rams vs Lions for FREE in Australia
The Rams vs Lions game is available to watch for free on 7Mate, which is showing every game of the NFL playoffs live. Kick-off is set for 12.15pm AEDT on Monday afternoon.
That means viewers can also fire up a free Rams vs Lions live stream on the 7Plus streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices.
Rams vs Lions and all other playoff games will also be shown live on ESPN and Kayo Sports. While ESPN is available via a Foxtel subscription, Kayo Sports is an ideal option if you don't want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.
But why pay if you can tune in for free?
Well, Kayo Sports is really good value considering how much premium live sports action it hosts. It lets you stream on one device with its $25 per month One plan, two devices with its $30 per month Basic plan, and three devices with its $35 Premium plan.
It also gives you access to over 50 other sports including cricket, NRL, PGA Tour golf, F1... the list goes on!
NFL Game Pass is showing every remaining game live too, with a subscription available for AU$28.99 per week or AU$34.99 for the rest of the season.
Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're abroad, in order to tap into your home coverage.
How to watch Rams vs Lions from outside your country
We've set out how you can live stream Rams vs Lions in a number of countries around the world. However, if you're away travelling for pleasure or for work, you probably won't be able to tune in like you normally would at home. This is the result of geo-blocking - best understood as digital borders that restrict certain services and content to specific parts of the world.
You can get around these digital borders by using one of the best VPNs, which can also offer robust protection from cybercriminals and government snooping. They're really easy to use too.
Use a VPN to live stream Rams vs Lions from anywhere:
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Throw in its robust set of security features and ExpressVPN is the best all-around VPN for streaming - and perhaps best of all, it has a 30-day money-back guarantee plus 3 months FREE when you subscribe for a year.
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How to use a VPN to watch Rams vs Lions
Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...
1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.
2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'Australia' for 7Plus.
3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - 7Plus for Aussies abroad.
Rams vs Lions live stream: watch in the US without cable
NFL fans can watch Rams vs Lions on both NBC and Peacock TV in the US, with kick-off set for 8.15pm ET / 5.15pm PT on Sunday evening.
How to watch Rams vs Lions without cable
Peacock costs from $5.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that also offers live coverage of every big WWE event, plus EPL soccer and plenty more live sports. You also have the option of paying $12 a month for commercial-free coverage.
Sling TV is an 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 a large number of NFL games including both primetime and local broadcasts. The usual cost is $45 a month, but if you're new to the service you can get a discount on your first month.
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 a raft of other premium channels.
A costlier but even more thorough alternative is FuboTV, which includes CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC and NFL Network - all the TV channels you need to tune into the NFL this season.
Prices start at $74.99 a month but new users get a 7-day FREE trial.
If you subscribe to Peacock, Sling or Fubo and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below. Try ExpressVPN with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Rams vs Lions live stream in Canada
NFL fans in Canada can live stream Rams vs Lions, along with every other game this season, on DAZN, which costs CA$29.99 a month or $199.99 a year. Away from home? No problem.
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).
You can also watch Rams vs Lions on CTV and TSN, with live streaming available via TSN Plus for $8.99 per month plus tax.
Rams vs Lions live stream in the UK
NFL Game Pass costs £14.99 per week or just £19.99 for the rest of the season and shows every game live.
Every playoff game is also being shown live on Sky Sports. Subscribers also get to watch on the move using the Sky Go app, which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles.
If you want to sign up for Sky Sports, you can check out our guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.
Want Sky but don't fancy being locked into a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £11.98.
Away from the UK but still want to catch the action? Use a VPN to live stream Rams vs Lions on your usual services as if you were at home.
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.