Bills vs 49ers live stream: How to watch Monday Night Football online

Bills vs 49ers live stream
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Bills vs 49ers live stream channel, start time

The Bills vs 49ers live stream begins tonight at 8:15 p.m. ET/ 5:15 p.m. PT on ESPN.

Technically, San Francisco is the host team in this Bills vs 49ers live stream. But with Levi's stadium closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, both teams will be playing on the road at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona in this NFL live stream

Losing home-field advantage is just the latest adjustment for a San Francisco team that has faced a tumultuous season full of devastating injuries. Some of those hurt San Francisco players are starting to come back, though, and the team broke a three-game losing streak with a 23-20 win over the tough LA Rams.

That win keeps the 5-6 San Francisco in the running for a shot at an NFC West wild card slot. And the 49ers are currently favored by 2 points.  

Sporting an 8-3 record and a fresh victory over the LA Chargers (27-17), the Bills look like the stronger team going into this NFL live stream. Leading the AFC East, the Bills are anchored by quarterback Josh Allen, who has 22 touchdown passes and just over 3000 yards to his name this season. 

Allen went down hard with a sack in the first half of the Chargers' game but returned after sitting out just one play. It was a brief reminder of how critical Allen's continued good health is to the Bills, especially since they have a fairly limited rushing game without him. (Allen has actually run in six touchdowns of his own this season.)

Despite yet more turmoil with the loss of their home field, the 49ers are still in better shape than they have been for much of this trying season. This matchup with the Bills could be a close one.

How to watch Bills vs 49ers live streams with a VPN

NFL streaming tip:

If you're away from home and so can't watch the NFL live streams you want, you can still get a live stream. Using the best VPN makes it so that you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town, so you can access the same streming services you already pay for.

Here's how easy it is to stream NFL from anywhere in the world:

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2. Connect to the location you want to stream from
3. Use your usual streaming service and watch like normal

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Bills vs 49ers live streams in the US

In the US, Bills vs 49ers is going to be carried on ESPN, which is available on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV. The game starts at 8:15 p.m. ET/ 5:15 p.m. PT December 7.

Of the two, football fans will probably want fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

Sling may get you this game, but it doesn't include CBS (nor NFL RedZone). It's a case of "you get what you pay for" since Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX and NBC and the NFL Network) costs $45 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $59.99 per month.

Fubo.TVa 7-day free trial

Fubo.TV is one of the best streaming services that offers ESPN and it's our top pick for watching all of the 2020 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right broadcast networks and the two cable channels you'll need to get your football fix. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

Sling TV

Sling TV is an affordable live TV service with some of the channels that football fans want, providing a middle ground. The $45 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has ESPN for this game, as well as local Fox and NBC affiliates.

Bills vs 49ers live streams for free

If you just want to watch Bills vs 49ers on your phone, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android gives away every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market to your smartphone or tablet for free. Yes, that also includes Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app. 

Bills vs 49ers live streams in the UK

You can watch Bills vs 49ers live across the pond, even if it is an an ungodly hour of 1:15 a.m. local BST. Yes, those in the U.K. will want Sky Sports for watching NFL games in the U.K. It will also feature more than 100 live games this season. It's on the Sky Sports NFL channel. 

If you're an existing Sky customer, you can get all of that with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month

If you're not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99.

Bills vs 49ers live streams in Canada

Get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN to watch Bills vs 49ers live streams in Canada. 

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. Plus, Canadians get a 30-day free trial of DAZN here.

Sean Captain is a freelance technology and science writer, editor and photographer. At Tom's Guide, he has reviewed cameras, including most of Sony's Alpha A6000-series mirrorless cameras, as well as other photography-related content. He has also written for Fast Company, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired.