Falcons vs Seahawks Livestream: how to watch week 3 of the NFL from anywhere in the United States

The Atlanta Falcons lost two close games to start the season and will look to earn their first road win on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, who enter the game with a 1-1 record. Marcus Mariota leads the Falcons offensive with the double threat Cordarrelle Patterson and the recipient recruited Drake London. For Seahawks, Geno Smith has a pair of dynamic receptors in Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.

The game will be broadcast on Fox nationally and in the Atlanta and Seattle regions live tv streaming services, but there may be times when you’re blocked due to an internet location issue or just want an extra layer of privacy for streaming. There’s an option that doesn’t require subscribing to something like NFL Sunday Ticket or NFL Plus, or searching the internet for a sketchy website: a virtual private network, or vpn.

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Geno Smith and Seattle Seahawks welcome Atlanta Falcons this Sunday.

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Here’s how you can watch the match from anywhere in the United States with a VPN.

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Falcons vs. Seahawks: When and where?

For Week 3 of the NFL season, the Falcons fly west to face the Seattle Seahawks at 4:25 p.m. ET (1:25 p.m. PT) on Sunday. The game will take place at Lumen Field in Seattle.

How to watch the Falcons vs Seahawks game online from anywhere using a VPN

If you are unable to view the game locally due to incorrectly enforced blackout restrictions, you may need another way to watch the game; this is where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it’s also a great idea when you’re traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and connections.

With a VPN, you can virtually change your location on your phone, tablet, or laptop to access the game. So if your ISP or mobile carrier has blocked you with an IP address that says incorrectly your location in a blackout zone, a VPN can fix this problem by giving you an IP address in your correct, unobstructed zone. Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPNmake it really easy to do.

Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in all countries where VPNs are legal, including the United States and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you’re streaming. You should, however, ensure that your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: even when VPNs are legal, the streaming service can terminate the account of anyone it believes is circumventing properly enforced blackout restrictions.

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ExpressVPN is our current best VPN for people who want a reliable and secure VPN, and it works on a variety of devices. It’s normally $13 per month, and you can sign up for ExpressVPN and save 49% and get three months free — the equivalent of $6.67 per month — if you get an annual subscription.

Note that ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Stream the Falcons vs. Seahawks game live in the US

This week’s Falcons vs. Seahawks game is on Fox, so in addition to a VPN, you’ll need a live tv streaming service which carries a local Fox affiliate that airs the game. The cheapest service is Sling TV Blue. You’ll need to be a Sling Blue subscriber to watch the game, and you’ll need to switch your VPN to the Atlanta or Seattle areas.


Of the live TV streaming services that carry local Fox stations, the cheapest is Sling TV Blue at $35 per month. Note that Sling is currently running a promotion where the first month of service is half price ($17.50) for new subscribers.

An important caveat: In our experience, local Fox affiliates will only be available if your billing address is within one of the 18 metropolitan areas covered by the Sling Agreement. If you’re outside of one of these areas, you’re probably better off opting for one of the alternative services listed below.

Many others live tv streaming services also broadcast local Fox stations, namely YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, DirecTV Stream and FuboTV. They all cost more than Sling TV, but they also offer more channels, including football-specific channels like Fox, ESPN, NFL Network, and/or RedZone. Discover our guide to live tv streaming channels for more details.

Quick tips

A listing on local Seattle Fox for the Falcons vs Seahawks game.

Seattle users can watch the Falcons vs. Seahawks play on their local Fox channel.

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  • As stated above, Sling Blue is only an option if and when the ability to get local Fox affiliates is active on your account. You may want to verify that your billing address is eligible for this option before committing your credit card.
  • With three variables in play – your ISP, video streaming provider, and VPN – experience and success can vary.
  • Sling Blue has agreements with local Fox channels in Atlanta and Seattle, so Express VPN users can choose between locations.

Margie D. Carlisle