49ers vs Rams live stream: How to watch NFL week 8 online today

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Today's 49ers vs Rams live stream finds both teams in search of momentum. San Francisco needs to bounce back from a tough blowout loss, while L.A. is trying to find the rhythm that they had a season ago. Jimmy Garoppolo and Christian McCaffery take on Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp in this NFL live stream

49ers vs Rams channel, start time

The 49ers vs Rams live stream airs today (Sunday, Oct. 30).
Time — 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT / 9.25 p.m. BST / 7:25 a.m. AEDT
• U.S. — Watch on FOX via Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) or Sling TV (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab) 

“Oh, s---! They're getting another great player?” That was the reaction of Rams’ head coach Sean McVay when he learned the news that their NFC West division rival 49ers acquired the services of All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey. Now, McVay and his defensive coordinator Raheem Morris will have to come up with a way to slow down a very complex offense.

The addition of McCaffrey on an offense that already has Deebo Samuel means two of the league’s most versatile players are now on the same unit. Samuel is a wide receiver first and a running back second, while McCaffrey is the inverse of that. Today, however, the Rams will just has to deal with one of these weapons as Samuel is missing the game thanks to a hamstring injury suffered in last week’s 44-23 loss to the Chiefs. 

The Rams' defense will feel like they're experiencing déjà vu as this will be their second-straight game trying to stop Christian McCaffrey. They faced the McCaffrey-Panthers two weeks ago, then took their bye week and are now back to face the McCaffrey-Niners.  The Rams did keep him out of the end zone in week six, but did allow him to pile up 148-yards of total offense.

Sean McVay’s Rams are trying to get back to where they were a year ago. Last season, they didn’t see their third loss until the middle of November and now they sit at (3-3). Last season, their offense ranked ninth in points. This year they are ranked 29th averaging 17.3 point- per-game, down nearly 10 points from a year ago.

The Action Network (opens in new tab) has the 49ers as 1-point road favorites against the Rams. 

49ers vs Rams Inactives:

49ers: Kyle Juszczyk (FB), Arik Armstead (DL), Deebo Samuel (WR), Dre Greenlaw (LB), Jauan Jennings  WR), Jason Verrett (CB), Kemoko Turay (DL)

Rams: Cam Akers (RB), Bryce Perkins (QB), Lance McCutcheon (WR), Shaun Jolly (CB), Kendall Blanton (TE), Bobby Brown (DL)  


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49ers vs Rams live streams in the US

In the U.S., the 49ers vs Rams live stream is going to be broadcast on FOX, which is available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV and Sling TV.

The game starts at 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT today (Oct. 30)

If FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network have typically been enough to get you all the football you need, you could rely on Sling (which doesn't include CBS, and RedZone is available with the Sports Extra add on). You can get your local CBS NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

The more comprehensive package comes from fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network) costs $50 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $70 per month.

Oh, and if you're OK with just watching the 49ers vs Rams live stream on mobile devices (phones and tablets), it's also available on the $4.99 per month NFL Plus.

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If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV (opens in new tab) provides a middle ground. The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has ESPN for this game, as well as local FOX and NBC affiliates. Your first month is 50% off!

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49ers vs Rams live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond cannot watch 49ers vs Rams on Sky Sports (opens in new tab), the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The 49ers vs Rams live stream starts at 9.25 p.m. GMT Sunday.

Americans abroad could just use the service of their choice, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

49ers vs Rams live streams in Canada

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49ers vs Rams live streams in Australia

Aussies will find the 49ers vs Rams live stream on ESPN or Seven, via either Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) or Foxtel (opens in new tab)

Kayo starts at $25 per month (opens in new tab) with the Kayo One Package offers a 7-day free trial to kick the tires. 

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Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.