How to watch NFL Week 1 in Canada: broadcast schedule, TV channels, live stream

Written By Micah Adams

The NFL season officially kicks off on Thursday as the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys. The Buccaneers are a serious threat to repeat as they return all 22 starters from the Super Bowl. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Tampa Bay is the first Super Bowl champion in the salary cap era (since 1994) to return every starter.

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How Tom Brady and the Bucs look on opening night is one of many compelling storylines to watch in Week 1.

  • How will Dak Prescott look in his return from injury?
  • Will Patrick Mahomes stay undefeated in the month of September?
  • Does Aaron Rodgers get off to a hot start following a drama-filled offseason?
  • Can Matthew Stafford elevate the Rams back to certified NFC heavyweight status?
  • What will the rookie QBs look like in their NFL debuts?

If you're wondering where to follow all of the action in Canada, we've got you covered. Check out below for full details on broadcast schedules, live streaming and RedZone availability for Week 1.

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Which Week 1 NFL games are on TV in Canada?

TSN, CTV and CTV2 are Canada's home for football on television, and the exclusive TV broadcast partner of the NFL in Canada. Five games will be broadcast nationally on TV in Week 1, starting with the Thursday opener between the Bucs and Cowboys. All three primetime games will be broadcast along with two afternoon games on Sunday.

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Here is a look at the Week 1 TV broadcast schedule.

National Week 1 Coverage
Date Matchup Time (ET) Network
Thursday Cowboys at Buccaneers 8:20 p.m. TSN 1/3; CTV2
Sunday Vikings at Bengals 1:00 p.m. TSN 3/5
Sunday Packers at Saints (in Jacksonville, FL) 4:25 p.m. TSN 3/5
Sunday Bears at Rams 8:15 p.m. TSN; CTV2
Monday Ravens at Raiders 8:15 p.m. TSN; CTV2

In addition to national games, select regional games will be shown on Sunday in certain markets on CTV. Here is a regional breakdown of the Sunday afternoon games available on regional CTV stations.

Seahawks at Colts (1:00 p.m. ET)

  • BC, Alberta

Steelers at Bills (1:00 p.m. ET)

  • Toronto, Montreal, Kitchener, Ottawa, Northern Ontario, Saskatchewan, Atlantic, BC, Alberta

Vikings at Bengals (1:00 p.m. ET)

  • Winnipeg

Eagles at Falcons (1:00 p.m. ET)

  • Toronto, Ottawa, London/Windsor, Atlantic

Dolphins at Patriots (4:25 p.m. ET)

  • Montreal, Atlantic

Browns at Chiefs (4:25 p.m. ET)

  • Toronto, BC, Alberta, Kitchener, Ottawa, Northern Ontario, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg

How to stream Week 1 NFL games in Canada

Every NFL game during the 2021 season is streamed on DAZN.

DAZN Canada is the only place to watch NFL Game Pass, with access to every regular-season NFL game (including Monday, Thursday, Sunday afternoon via NFL Sunday Ticket, and Sunday night games) and every playoff matchup. Each game is available both live and on demand with replays.

You can sign up for a free trial of DAZN and subscribe for $20 CAD per month or $150 CAD per year by clicking here

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How to watch RedZone in Canada

There are two ways to watch NFL RedZone in Canada. DAZN Canada offers RedZone every Sunday, offering seven hours of live coverage following all of the action from around the NFL. It is also available to all TSN subscribers through the network's digital platforms, including and the TSN app.

RedZone keeps you informed with every touchdown, every game, every Sunday.

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