Bears vs Saints live stream: how to watch the 2021 NFL Playoffs for free

Our complete guide to NFL live streams and how to live stream Bears vs Saints online and for free.

It’s NFL Playoffs time! This Sunday the Chicago Bears face the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome today. Read on as we preview the action, start time, TV schedule and how to get a Bears vs Saints live stream…

Watch the NFL Playoffs 2021

US viewers can sign up to a 7-day free trial of FuboTV, which provides live NFL games without the need for cable.  Canadian viewers can do the same by signing up to a 7-day free trial of DAZN sports. For more consistent viewing, an NFL Game Pass ($99/£143.99) makes excellent value. It’s cheaper in some countries than others. Make sure to use a use a VPN when trying to watch with your Game Pass while abroad.

Having (somehow) played all 256 games of the regular season, the NFL is finally on the road to the Super Bowl! We’ll get into the Bears vs Chicago streaming options in a minute but here’s a quick preview of what could be one of the most thrilling games of Super Wild Card weekend…

The New Orleans Saints hosts the Chicago Bears on Sunday 10th January, with kickoff set for 4.40pm ET (9.40pm UK time). If the Saints win the game, they will host the Seahawks, Washington or the Bucs in the Divisional round. If the Bears win, they’ll face the Packers.

Chicago finished the regular season on 8-8, so they’re playoff outlook isn’t great but their defense played out of their skins to clinch second place in the NFC North – and secure an unlikely Wild Card spot. 

As for New Orleans, coach Sean Payton’s last-minute assault on the NFC North title paid off in style. The Saints now have home advantage and enter this Wild Card game as favourites. In what could Dree Brees last season, the Saints will be hoping to go all the way to the Super Bowl.

Want to watch every Playoff touchdown live? Make sure you know how to get a Bears vs Saints live stream…

How to watch Beats vs Saints for free 

Bears vs Saints live stream: how to watch the 2021 NFL Playoffs for free

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The rights to broadcast Bears vs Saints belong to CBS and Amazon. That’s good news for NFL fans – and here’s why.  

New subscribers to Amazon Prime Video can watch for free using this 30-day free trial. The trial can be cancelled at any time – there’s no lock-in contract.

Going to be outside the US this weekend? Simply use a use a VPN to access your preferred streaming service as if you were back home in the States!

Another option is to sign up to a 7-day free trial of FuboTV, which provides access to NFL on CBS (as well as Fox, ESPN and NBC)  without the need for cable. Canadian viewers can do the same by signing up to a 7-day free trial of DAZN sports. 

Watch Bears vs Saints from anywhere using a VPN

We’ll look at the TV and live stream options for UK and USA-based NFL fans below, but even if you have subscribed to the relevant services, you won’t be able to use them to watch Bears vs Saints outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) solves this problem. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as NordVPN.

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Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch Bears vs Saints. When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.

You can find a full list of national and international broadcasters with rights to show the live NFL playoffs here.

Watch Bears vs Saints in the UK

Bears vs Saints live stream: how to watch the 2021 NFL Playoffs for free

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Sky TV has the rights to broadcast every NFL Playoff game live in the UK – including Bears vs Saints. If you’re watching on TV, the broadcaster screens NFL fixtures across its Sky Sports NFL and Sky Sports Main Event channels. 

If you want to watch Bears vs Saints online on your laptop, tablet or phone, you can use the Sky Go app. The majority of NFL matches will be shown in HD.  

If you’re an existing Sky customer, you can add all the sports channels to your package for £39 per month (Sky Sports Complete Pack). If you’re casual NFL fan, or don’t want access to all the Sky Sports channels under the sun, purchase a Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes cost from £9.99 to £33.99.

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Build your Sky Sports package

Sky Sports NFL and Sky Sports Main Event channels are also available on Virgin Media as part of the Bigger + Sport TV bundle. It’s £65 per month but it comes with all the other Sky Sports channels and all the BT Sports ones too, including BT Sports Ultra HD. All of that brings access to just about every televised sports action you’d care to mention including Premier League, Champions League and Europa League football.

If you’re already a Virgin Media TV subscriber, then it may be a case of upping your package by just a few pounds per month.

Upgrade to Virgin Media Bigger + Sport

If you prefer to stream NFL games online and want comprehensive coverage, NFL offers the brilliant International NFL Game Pass. Access to the Pro version costs £143.99 a year or £36 per quarter, but that covers all 250+ games including Bears vs Saints live and in HD, plus the Super Bowl on 7th February 2021.

The Game Pass app is easy to use and available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as Google Chromecast, Apple TV, PS4 and Xbox One.

Watch Bears vs Saints in the USA

Bears vs Saints live stream: how to watch the 2021 NFL Playoffs for free

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NFL fans in the United States are spoilt for choice when it comes to live, over-the-air coverage. Problem is, NFL has spread the Playoffs across a number of channels including NBC, Fox, CBS, ESPN, Amazon, NFL Network and NFL Redzone

Bears vs Saints will be show on CBS and Amazon, but those wanting to see the Playoffs, Divisionals and Super Bowl in their entirety will need to buy into all of these networks and streaming platforms. 

A better option would be to cut the cord and go for an NFL Game Pass. At just $99 for a season, it’s a bargain. But there’s a catch: the Stateside version of the NFL Game Pass only allows you to watch replays of games. 

To watch the games live, you would need a VPN and the Pro version of the International NFL Game Pass (£143.99/ $180 per season).

Another great option is to opt for a live TV streaming service. But which one is best?

FuboTV

FuboTV offers all available NFL channels, so it’s the best option for US NFL fans who want to watch Bears vs Saints. It costs $60 per month for its Family plan and includes CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN and the NFL Network. For an extra $11 per month, the Sports Plus add-on gets you NFL RedZone too. What’s more, you can try it free for 7 days if you’ve not previously subscribed.  

Sling TV

Sling TV’s combined Orange and Blue package ($45 per month) provides access to NBC, Fox, ESPN and NFL Network. You don’t get CBS or RedZone or NFL Network though. On the upside, SlingTV packages are discounted for the first month.

YouTubeTV

YouTubeTV ($65 per month) carries CBS, Fox, NBS and ESPN – nearly all of the networks showing NFL games live. It’s only available in selected US cities, though. Punch in your zip code to see if its available to you.

Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV ($55 per month) grants access to NBC, Fox, CBS and ESPN. Just like YouTubeTV, the NFL Network and RedZone are not available.

Need to know when your local NFL team is playing, and on what channel? Click here for the complete schedule.   

Watch Bears vs Saints in Canada

DAZN is the new home of football in Canada. It has the rights to broadcast live NFL games – including Bears vs Saints – and live Champions league soccer games. Even better, you can grab a free 7-day trial of DAZN here.

Watch Bears vs Saints in Australia

New streaming platform Kayo Sports is a great place to catch live NFL games – including Bears vs Saints – in Australia. It carries ESPN, too. The premium package costs AU$35 per month – you can grab a free 14-day trial here and enjoy the 2021 Playoffs for free!

Watch Super Bowl 55 for free in the UK

Bears vs Saints live stream: how to watch the 2021 NFL Playoffs for free

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The BBC’s NFL Show airs on Saturday nights and will feature live coverage of the 55th Super Bowl on 7th February 2021.

In other words, TV license payers in the UK will be able to watch this year’s Super Bowl for free! 

Remember, if you’re outside the UK on the big day, simply use a reliable VPN to access your BBC iPlayer account. That way, you can watch from anywhere!

NFL Playoffs 2021 schedule

Your guide to Wild Card weekend and beyond…

WILD-CARD ROUNDS: 

Indianapolis Colts vs Buffalo Bills, 1:05 p.m. ET (6.05pm GMT)

Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks, 4:40 p.m. ET (9.40pm GMT)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington, 8:15 p.m. ET (1.20am GMT)

Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans, 1:05 p.m. ET (6.05pm GMT)

Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints, 4:40 p.m. ET (9.40pm GMT)

Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. ET (1.20am GMT)

AFC Divisional Round, TBD

NFC Divisional Round, TBD

AFC Divisional Round, TBD

NFC Divisional Round, TBD

NFC vs. NFC, 3:05 p.m. ET (8.05pm GMT)

AFC vs. AFC, 6:40 p.m. ET (11.40pm GMT)

AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion, 6:30 p.m. ET (11.30pm GMT)

Click here for a full list of 2020-2021 NFL games.