NFL season kicks off this Monday on Seven


Two games every week, all 12 playoff matches, Super Bowl LVI and the #1 fantasy competition

The NFL roars back into action on the Seven Network this Monday, when a blockbuster double-header kick-starts the 2021-22 season, while fans of America’s biggest sport can sign up now for the official fantasy competition, NFL Challenge.

The live and free action starts at 3.00am AEST Monday on 7mate and 7plus, with the New York Jets squaring off against the Carolina Panthers, followed at 6.25am AEST by a must-see showdown between the Cleveland Browns and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Together with season broadcast partner Macca’s, Seven will bring fans two games live and free every week during the regular NFL season and all 12 playoff matches, before covering all the action, excitement and glamour of American football’s grandest occasion, the Super Bowl.

Every game will also be live-streamed on 7plus, while people can catch up on the highlights and enjoy unmissable VOD content on 7plus, and @7Sport on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Seven’s live, replay and ancillary NFL broadcasts reach more than four million Australians each year, while 7plus streams more than 17.5 million minutes.

Fans can again put their NFL smarts to the test this season by entering a team in NFL Challenge at Those who deliver on America’s biggest stage will win big, with the overall regular season winner receiving a $4,000 Harvey Norman gift voucher and the weekly winners $500.

Also returning in 2021-22 is NFL Armchair Experts with Australian NFL trailblazer Ben Graham, who became the first Aussie to play in a Super Bowl in 2009, and super fan Cam Luke.

Join Ben and Cam every Monday at 9.30am AEST straight after the live on-field action as they review the week that’s been, preview upcoming matches and break down the NFL’s burning issues on 7mate, 7plus and @7Sport social channels.

Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said:

“The NFL is America’s biggest sporting stage and we can’t wait to again bring fans all the hard-hitting action of the new season, along with American football’s #1 fantasy competition, NFL Challenge. It promises to be another epic season on Seven, which will culminate with one of the world’s greatest events, the Super Bowl.”

Aussies to keep an eye on this season include Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco 49ers), former St Kilda forward Arryn Siposs and Jordan Mailata (Philadelphia Eagles), Michael Dickson (Seattle Seahawks), Cameron Johnston (Houston Texans), Jordan Berry (Minnesota Vikings) and Adam Gotsis (Jacksonville Jaguars).

NFL returns Monday on 7mate and 7plus

New York Jets @ Carolina Panthers, 3.00am AEST

Cleveland Browns @ Kansas City Chiefs, 6.25am AEST

TV broadcast times on Seven: NFL 2020-21 season Week 1

Monday 13 September

New York Jets @ Carolina Panthers

Sydney 3.00am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Melbourne 3.00am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Brisbane 3.00am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Adelaide 2.30am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Perth 1.00am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Encore – Friday 17 September: 3.00am – all capitals

Cleveland Browns @ Kansas City Chiefs

Sydney 6.25am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Melbourne 6.25am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Brisbane 6.25am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Adelaide 5.55am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Perth 4.25am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Encore – Saturday 18 September: 3.00am – all capitals

NFL Armchair Experts

Sydney 9.30am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Melbourne 9.30am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Brisbane 9.30am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Adelaide 9.00am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus

Perth 7.30am LIVE on 7mate and 7plus




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