Bills vs Patriots live stream: How to watch Thursday Night Football online on Prime Video tonight

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Tonight's Bills vs Patriots live stream has Josh Allen and the Bills looking to notch their third straight win and keep pace with the race to win the AFC East. The Patriots meanwhile are looking to this NFL live stream to help them stay in the hunt in the division and playoff picture. This matchup will also be the latest instalment of Prime Video's Thursday Night Football! 

Bills vs Patriots channel, start time

The Bills vs Patriots live stream is today (Thursday, Dec. 1).
Time — 8.15 p.m. ET / 5.15 p.m. PT / 1.15 a.m. GMT / 12:15 a.m. AEDT
• U.S. — Amazon Prime Video (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL
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The Bills (8-3) are coming off a Thanksgiving Day battle against the Lions. Buffalo was able to come out on top thanks to a 45-yard field goal by Tyler Bass that gave them the 28-25 win in Detroit. Throughout the win, the Bills did what they have done all year, convert on third down. Buffalo gained first downs on 7-of-12 attempts for a 58% success rate. This season Josh Allen and company have converted 50.8% of their third downs, second best in the NFL.

Allen has been dealing with a UCL injury in his right elbow but Monday marked the first time since suffering the injury in Week 9 that he was a “full participant” in practice. The 26-year old quarterback has helped guide the Bills to back to back wins despite the injury, but his individual stats have taken a hit. Thanksgiving Day’s game against the Lions was Allen’s first game with at least two touchdown passes since Week 8. Prior to the injury, he had thrown 19 touchdowns in the first seven games of the year.

While the Bills have got back on track with winning two-straight, the Patriots just had their three-game win streak snapped. New England (6-5) is coming off a 33-26 loss to the Vikings to close out the Thanksgiving Day festivities. The loss squandered a career day from quarterback Mac Jones who threw for a career high 382 yards on 28-of-39 passing and two touchdowns. The Pats’ defense just had no answer for Justin Jefferson who caught nine passes for 139 yards and a touchdown.  

The NFL sack leader Matt Judon was kept off the stat sheet for the most part last week and would like to add to his 13 sacks on the season. Last year, during his 12.5 sack season he was only able to get to Josh Allen once in their two meetings.  As a team, the Patriots are the second to only the Cowboys in total sacks. Dallas has 45, while the Pats have brought down the opposing quarterback 37 times this year. Edge rusher Deatrich Wise Jr. has 6.5 sacks on the season to add to the Pats’ total.

Heading into this matchup New England has been bit hard by the injury bug; Running back Damien Harris, right tackle Yodny Cajuste (calf) and cornerback Jalen Mills (groin) will all miss this game due to injury. 

The Action Network (opens in new tab) has the Bills as 3.5-point road favorites against the Patriots, slightly tightened from when they were 4-point favorites earlier this week.

Bills vs Patriots Inactives:

Bills: Quintin Morris (TE), Dion Dawkins (LT), Baylon Spector (LB), Kaiir Elam (CB), Dean Marlowe (S) 

Patriots: Jalen Mills (CB), Yodny Cajuste (OT), Damien Harris (RB), Isaiah Wynn (OT), Joshuah Bledsoe (S), Carl Davis (DT), Shaun Wade (CB)


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Bills vs Patriots live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Bills vs Patriots live stream is going to be on Prime Video exclusively. Local markets however, will still be able to watch their local channels.

The game starts at 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT Tonight (Dec. 1) 

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Yes, Prime Video (opens in new tab) is more than just the home of The Boys and Reacher. The Chargers vs Chiefs live stream (opens in new tab) will be a Prime Video exclusive, as will many TNF games this season.

If your local broadcast channel has the game, though, you may be able to watch without Prime Video. Here's what we typically say about watching NFL games online:

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 Bills vs Patriots live stream on mobile devices (phones and tablets), it's also available on the $4.99 per month NFL Plus.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is NOT included in NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab), Check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide for more details.

Bills vs Patriots live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond can watch Bills vs Patriots on  Sky Sports (opens in new tab) Main Event. Sky is the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Bills vs Patriots live stream starts at 1.15 a.m. GMT Friday morning. 

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

Bills vs Patriots live stream in Canada

Prime Video may be international, but it looks like Amazon may only have U.S. rights to Thursday Night Football.

So, get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN (opens in new tab) to watch Bills vs Patriots live streams in Canada. 

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. 

Bills vs Patriots live stream in Australia

So, it seems like Amazon Prime Video may only have U.S. rights to Thursday Night Football, as all signs suggest Aussies will find the Bills vs Patriots live stream (like all Thursday Night Football games) on ESPN, 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 Farzetta

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.