The NFL season is underway and while it's always great to watch the game, sometimes it's just not possible. So, if you want to tune in via radio—either satellite, over-the-air, or by streaming—here are your best options to listen. It's also a great option if you simply want to hit mute on your TV and listen in to your local broadcast or a preferred broadcast with voices you know and enjoy.
This service makes it easy to listen online. Just visit their NFL page, find the listing for the NFL game you want to hear and you're set. They offer free or paid ($9.99 per month) and you'll get to hear the local call for every NFL game during the season. You can either go directly to TuneIn.com or download their TuneIn app from Apple's App Store or from Google Play. If you're looking for your local station to hear your hometown team, they also have a link to local radio affiliates. If you're not sure you want to do the paid version, they do offer a free 30-day trail to see if you like it.
It's satellite radio, which means it always comes in clear as a bell (unless you're in a tunnel). Each week, listeners can choose from three options to listen to any particular NFL game. SiriusXM offers broadcasts for Home, Away and a non-specific National. You can find the complete NFL Game broadcast schedule here.
They offer up "primetime" games for listeners. Meaning, they broadcast Thursday Night, Sunday Night and Monday Football games. Westwood One will also broadcast every postseason NFL game, including the Super Bowl. If you need help finding a local station, you can visit the Westwood One Station Finder to hear the over the air version.
OK, this is an expensive option, and geared more for those who want to watch games than listen. However, NFL Game Pass does allow you to get your live hometown audio. You can listen to the localized radio feed of your favorite team when you're on the go. Prices run $100 for a full year, but a free trail is available.