How to watch NFL Hall of Fame Game online for free

The 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game between the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos will take place on Thursday, August 1 at 8PM EST (7PM CT). The meeting at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio marks the beginning of the 2019/20 pre-season schedule and the NFL’s 100th anniversary season. We’ll show you how to watch the NFL Hall of Fame Game for free, online, without cable.

We’ll only be recommending official sources for live streaming the NFL Hall of Fame Game online. While there’ll likely be plenty of unofficial streams, these are likely to be taken down by the NFL as the game progresses. Aside from making you potentially miss out on the action, unauthorized streams tend to be poor quality with regular interruptions from buffering and lag. Besides, you can watch the NFL Hall of Fame Game for free anyway so there’s no need to waste time looking for an unofficial stream.

The NFL Hall of Fame Game will be available on NBC Sports Live. Unless you’re in the US, you’ll need a VPN to watch it for free.

How to watch NFL Hall of Fame Game (Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos) free online

You don’t need to be tech-savvy in order to unblock geo-restricted content from abroad. In fact, using a VPN is very quick and easy. Just follow these simple steps:

Using a VPN to watch the NFL Hall of Fame Game

  1. Go to NBC Sports Live and sign in with your cable TV provider (you’ll have to provide the email address or username and secure password you use for your cable TV).
  2. The next step is to sign up with a suitable VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost are excellent alternatives.
  3. Next, you’ll want to download and install the appropriate VPN app for your device. Alternatively, you may prefer to use a browser extension.
  4. Open the VPN app (or browser extension) and connect to a server in the US in order to unblock NBC Sports Live.
  5. Go to NBC Sports Live and select a video (ideally a live event). This is a good opportunity to make sure the VPN works before the NFL Hall of Fame Game so you don’t miss any of the action. The content should now be unblocked!
  6. Still having problems? We recommend you clear your cookies. You may also want to try connecting to another server. Last but not least, it’s a good idea to contact your VPN’s customer support for further assistance.

How to watch the NFL Hall of Fame Game for free on US TV

The 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game will be televised nationally on NBC and broadcast by the Sunday Night Football crew. If you’re in the US, you’ll, therefore, be able to watch it live online for free via NBC Sports Live.

All you need to do is sign in with your cable TV provider and you’ll be able to watch the event live with no additional charge. If you’re outside the US but have a US cable TV subscription, you can watch the NFL Hall of Fame Game on NBC Sports Live with the help of one of the best VPNs for NBC Sports. We particularly recommend ExpressVPN.

A number of streaming services allow you to watch NBC Sports live without cable. This includes FuboTVHulu (+ Live TV), and DirecTV Now. While these are paid options, all of them offer a one-week free trial which means you could theoretically watch the 2019 Hall of Fame Game online for free without cable, using these services. However, you’ll still need a VPN in order to watch the NFL Hall of Fame Game outside the US.

Where else can I watch the NFL Hall of Fame Game live online?

The NFL Hall of Fame Game will also be available on NFL Game Pass. Unlike NBC, this is available in many countries worldwide, including the UK, Germany, and Australia. As such, this method will allow you to watch the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game live online outside the US and without cable. Unfortunately, it’s a paid service and costs €163.99 (£143.99) annually. Furthermore, there’s no option of a monthly subscription and no free trial.

Can I use a free VPN to watch the NFL Hall of Fame Game?

The NFL Hall of Fame Game is only available on a select few region-locked platforms and unfortunately, free VPNs are not very good at unblocking geo-restricted websites and services such as NBC Sports Live. Furthermore, such services tend to throttle your bandwidth. The slow speeds mean streaming sports events is very difficult, leading you to miss out on the action. For these reasons, we don’t recommend you use a free VPN.

When you use a free VPN, your data isn’t secure. Many free VPNs don’t use encryption or use a kill switch to prevent your data from being leaked. Worse still, some free VPNs have been known to log your personal information (including your browsing history) and sell it to third parties. In contrast, the best VPNs are fast, allowing you to stream without interruption. They also protect your online privacy with encryption and a strict no-logs policy.

Who is being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

The NFL Hall of Fame Game is held on the same weekend as the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s induction ceremonies. This year sees Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, former Denver cornerback Champ Bailey, and former Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

What’s the head-to-head record between Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos?

The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos have played each other a total of 15 times. While the last meeting between the two teams was a 23-16 victory for the Falcons in 2016, the Broncos lead the overall series 9-6. The most notable game between the two teams for Super Bowl XXXIII when the Broncos won 34-19.

The 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game will be the fourth appearance for both teams. The Falcons were involved in 1969, 1981, and 1994 while the Broncos took part in 1976, 1991, and 2004. Both the Falcons and the Broncos have a 1-2 record in the annual preseason contest.