Steelers vs Bills live stream: How to watch Sunday Night Football online now

Steelers vs Bills live stream
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Steelers vs Bills live stream channel, start time

The Steelers vs Bills live stream begins tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET/ 5:20 p.m. PT, Sunday, December 13 on NBC.

It’s on. The Steelers vs Bills live stream for Sunday Night Football is shaping up to be one of the best games of the weekend, as the teams are so well matched. The Pittsburgh Steelers' undefeated season was spoiled on Monday with their defeat by the Washington Football Team. 

With their record dipping to 11-1, the visiting Steelers now take on a resurgent Buffalo Bills, who are 9-3 and fresh off a pair of wins. This NFL live stream could go either way, with the Bills currently favored by just 2.5 points. And the teams might meet again in the playoffs.

The Steelers defeat last week shouldn't be shocking. Despite it having a perfect winning record until then, a lot of Pittsburgh's wins were tight, sometimes pulled off in the second half of the game (such as recent victories over Baltimore and Dallas). This time, the Steelers sputtered out in the fourth quarter, unable to answer a steady drive by Washington.

Injuries and a Covid scare have taken a toll on the Steelers' defensive line, which had to play without two cornerbacks (Steven Nelson and Joe Haden) and starting linebacker Bud Dupree. Injuries will still play a role in Sunday's NFL live stream game. Dupree is out for the season with a torn ACL, as is linebacker Devin Bush. Nelson returned to practice, while Haden did not. 

Pittsburgh still has plenty of offensive power, though. Ben Roethlisberger is one of the top-scoring quarterbacks in the NFL, with 27 TDs to his name this season. And star running back James Conner is finally off the reserve/Covid list and ready to tear up the field on Sunday.

The Bills are coming off a big win as well, defeating the 49ers 34-24. Buffalo QB Josh Allen passed for four TDs and 375 yards. So it will be interesting to see whether the Steelers can contain the Bills in this live stream. 

How to watch Steelers vs Bills live stream with a VPN

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Steelers vs Bills live streams in the US

In the US, Steelers vs Bills is going to be broadcast on NBC, which is available on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV

Week 1 games (all times ET)

Cardinals vs Titans (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Chargers vs Washington (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Jaguars vs Texans (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Jets vs Panthers (Sun, 1 p.m.)
49ers vs Lions (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Eagles vs Falcons (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Seahawks vs Colts (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Vikings vs Bengals (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Browns vs Chiefs (Sun, 4:25 p.m.)
Dolphins vs Patriots (Sun, 4:25 p.m.)
Broncos vs Giants (Sun, 4:25 p.m.)
Packers vs Saints (Sun, 4:25 p.m.)
Bears vs Rams (Sun, 8:20 p.m.)
Ravens vs Raiders (Mon, 8:15 p.m.)

The game starts at 8:20 p.m. ET/ 5:20 p.m. PT, Sunday, December 6.

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. 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 NBC 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 NBC for this game, as well as ESPN and local Fox affiliates.

Steelers vs Bills live stream for free 

If Steelers vs Bills is airing on the NBC affiliate network in your market, you don't even need to pay. With one of the best TV antennas, you can watch live, pulling the game out of the sky.

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

Steelers vs Bills live streams in the UK 

Our friends across the pond can also watch Steelers vs Bills live, even if it is an unholy hour of 1:20 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.

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. 

Steelers vs Bills live streams in Canada 

US football fans north of the border will need DAZN to watch the Steelers vs Bills live stream in Canada.

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

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