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Steelers vs Bills live stream: How to watch NFL week 1 game online

Steelers vs Bills live stream
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It's time for the Steelers vs Bills live stream, and it could be one of the best NFL games of the weekend. It catches Pittsburgh at a time when they’re trying to inject some new life into their offense. Meanwhile, Buffalo is looking to make this NFL live stream the beginning of another playoff run in a bid to unseat Kansas City as the best in the AFC. 

Steelers vs Bills channel, start time

The Steelers vs Bills live stream takes place today (Sept. 12).
Time — 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on CBS via Fubo.TV or Paramount Plus
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is looking for more from his offense.  Last season they averaged an NFL-worst 84 rushing yards-per-game. They also threw the most passes in the league last year, but averaged the third worst yards-per-pass attempt.  

In hopes to remedy these problems they promoted their quarterbacks coach Matt Canada to be their new offensive coordinator and did not bring back Randy Fichtner.

The Steelers didn’t stop there. To further help the offense and give Ben Roethlisberger someone he could trust running the football, Pittsburgh selected Alabama running back Najee Harris with the 24th overall pick in April’s NFL draft. The rookie is expected to do more than just fill the void left behind by James Conner signing with the Cardinals.  

Bills fans are riding a high from last year where they saw their team win their first playoff game since the 1995 season when “Flutie Flakes” were flying off the shelves at their local grocer.

Inactives are as follows: 

Steelers: Dwayne Haskins (QB), Buddy Johnson (LB), Isaiahh Loudermilk (DE), Ahkello Witherspoon (CB), Rashaad Coward (OL)

Bills: Zack Moss (RB), Tommy Doyle (T), Carlos Basham (DE), Star Lotulelei (DT), Andre Smith (LB)

Now not only do they have high hopes for quarterback and MVP candidate Josh Allen, they have their hearts set on a third straight winning season, something the club hasn’t accomplished since the early 90’s with Jim Kelly as their signal caller.  

The Bills are 6.5-point favorites against the Steelers. The over/under is 48.5. The 2021 NFL season marks the league’s first 17-game regular season schedule. 


How to watch Steelers vs Bills live stream from anywhere

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Steelers vs Bills live streams in the US

In the US, Steelers vs Bills is going to be broadcast on CBS, which is available with most cable packages and on one of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV

Week 1 games (all times ET)

Cowboys vs Buccaneers (Th, 8:20 p.m.)
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 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Sunday (Sept. 12).

You can get your local CBS network's NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

The NFL game broadcast rights have stayed similar season over season. CBS gets AFC games on Sunday afternoons, FOX has the NFC games, NBC has Sunday Night Football and some Thursday night football, while ESPN has Monday Night Football. Amazon Prime Video has some Thursday Night Football games, while the NFL Network will continue to offer a bunch of games throughout the year. 

So, that makes it really easy to recommend where cord-cutters should turn to watch the NFL season: Fubo TV. Built for all things sports, Fubo has all three of those local broadcasters, plus ESPN and NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

Sling TV doesn't have CBS (not without AirTV at least), so while that's one of our favorite services, it's not ideal for football fans.

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2021 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.View Deal

Paramount Plus combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from the deep ViacomCBS vault. Get access to Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard and The Good Fight. And more great stuff is on the way, including Frasier and Criminal Minds revivals.View Deal

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is included in NFL Sunday Ticket, which is available even if you don't have DirecTV.

Steelers vs Bills live streams for free

If you just want to watch 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. This appears to include pre-season games, but we can't find specific confirmation for this game.

Yes, that 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.

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live if — and only if — your local CBS affiliate is showing Steelers vs Bills.

Steelers vs Bills live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond can watch Steelers vs Bills on Sky Sports, the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Steelers vs Bills live stream starts at 6 p.m. BST Sunday evening on Sky Sports NFL.

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

Steelers vs Bills live streams in Canada

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

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.