How to Watch the Bills vs Ravens (and other Week 4 NFL Games)

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Quick Guide: How to Watch the Bills vs Ravens (and other Week 4 NFL Games)

Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens (2-1) take on Josh Allen’s Buffalo Bills (2-1) in Week 4 of the 2022 NFL season. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, October 2, at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.

You can stream the Bills vs. Ravens on Paramount+. If you’re looking for a free broadcast, the streaming platform offers a seven-day free trial, or you can explore some unofficial free NFL streaming sites.

Traveling outside the United States, you’ll need a VPN to access Paramount+. A VPN is also an indispensable tool for privacy-conscious fans looking to check out those unofficial streams.

Here’s how you can set up a VPN and watch the Bills vs Ravens from anywhere:

  1. Pick a solid VPN. We recommend Surfshark for NFL games.
  2. Create an account.
  3. Download the VPN on your preferred streaming device.
  4. Log into the VPN app with the credentials you created while signing up.
  5. Connect to a server in the US.
  6. Visit Paramount+ and sign up for a free trial or log into your account and enjoy the Bills vs. Ravens!

Check out the rest of the article for some great tips on free streams, and information on the rest of NFL Week 4 action!

Week 4 of the 2022 NFL season will see a marquee match-up between two of the AFC’s most exciting teams, as Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens (2-1) welcome Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills (2-1) to the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.

The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, October 2, on CBS (or Paramount+ streaming).

The Buffalo Bills suffered their first defeat of the season in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins and will be looking to bounce back in Baltimore. However, defeating the Ravens on their home turf won’t be an easy feat. Lamar Jackson has started the season in red-hot form, with 10 passing and 2 rushing touchdowns in the first 3 games.

The clash of the two young star quarterbacks will certainly be a can’t-miss matchup. We’ve got all the information you need to watch the Bills vs Ravens, and the other NFL Week 4 games, from anywhere in the world.

How to Stream Bills vs. Ravens from Anywhere in the World

To watch the Bills vs. Ravens Sunday, the cheapest route is Paramount+, though you can always explore free NFL live streams.

However, traveling outside the U.S., you won’t be able to access Paramount+ (or most U.S.-based streaming sports websites) due to geo-blocking. In that case, you’ll need a VPN to get a U.S. IP address to bypass these geo-restrictions. Using your VPN is also a great way to maintain anonymity and keep yourself safe while navigating unofficial free live streams.

Here are two ways to watch the Bills vs Ravens online from anywhere:

1. Watch the Bills vs. Ravens free with Paramount+

Paramount+ will carry the Bills vs Ravens game and costs $4.99 per month. However, you can make use of the Paramount+ seven-day free trial to watch the Bills vs Ravens for free! Alternatively, you can sign up for an Amazon Prime membership and get access to a Paramount+ seven-day free trial.

If you give the free trials a run, just cancel your subscription before the trial period expires to keep it all at no cost.

2. Unlicensed free streaming sports websites

If you’re looking for other free streaming options, websites such as 123 TV and USTVGO host free live streams of NFL games. However, these kinds of sites often have disclaimers stating that the site doesn’t host the content. This raises the possibility of stumbling onto an unsecured stream, though that might not always be the case.

Additionally, some of these free streams may go against current local laws depending on where you’re watching from. For this reason, always check the local laws to make sure you’re allowed to watch them.

We recommend taking adequate precautions while trying out free streaming sites. A solid VPN helps you stay anonymous by changing your IP address and encrypting your network traffic. This way, suspicious parties cannot decipher your browsing activity.

You can check out our guide for the best NFL free live streams for 2022. It contains a thorough analysis of each platform to help you make an informed decision.

Step-by-Step Guide: Watch Bills vs. Ravens with a VPN

A VPN is the perfect tool for unblocking U.S. platforms and protecting your privacy online. Here’s a step-by-step guide to using a VPN to watch the Bills vs Ravens:

  1. Pick a solid VPN. Surfshark is our pick for streaming NFL action. Surfshark offers fast connection speeds, unmatched stability, and top-tier privacy and security protection, a perfect combination for watching your favorite sporting events from anywhere.
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  3. Sign up for your VPN of choice. Follow the instructions on the website for an easy signup process.
  4. Download the VPN software onto your streaming device.
  5. Log into the VPN app.
  6. Choose a server in the U.S. and connect. We recommend connecting to a city closest to your team’s location. This helps avoid market blackouts.
  7. Go to the streaming site and look for the Bills vs Ravens game! You can use Paramount+ or others we’ve compiled in the list below.
  8. Enjoy the Bills and Ravens!

Where to Watch 2022 Week 4 NFL Games Live

For fans in the United States, it is important to note that no single streaming service will give you access to all of the NFL Week 4 games. Depending on the game you’re looking for, you will need access to FOX, Paramount+, or Peacock.

Additionally, if you want to watch Thursday Night Football online or Monday Night Football, you’ll need access to Amazon Prime and ESPN, respectively.

Here’s a quick rundown of the streaming platforms with official licenses for NFL coverage during Week 4.

Official providers

ServiceCountryCost per monthGames Included
Yahoo Sports AppUSFreeBased on your local market (NBC, CBS, FOX, and ESPN). *Mobile only
Peacock TVUS$4.99 (ads)
$9.99 (no ads)
NFL Sunday Night Football
Paramount+US$4.99 (ads)
$9.99 (no ads)
All Sunday games carried on CBS
Amazon Prime VideoUS/Canada$12.99Thursday Night Football
SlingTVUS$35NFL Sunday games, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football
YouTube TVUS$64.99NFL Redzone, NFL Network live stream, Sunday games, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football
FuboTVUS$64.99Sunday games, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football
Hulu + Live TVUS$64.99Sunday games, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football

Can I Use a Free VPN to Watch NFL Week 4?

Unfortunately, free VPNs are not a good option for streaming live sports. Free VPNs do not offer the same performance, features, and security, which adds up to a subpar viewing experience. Here are some drawbacks of free VPNs:

  1. Data limits: NFL games are long. Streaming an entire NFL game consumes a tremendous amount of data. Free VPNs usually have daily/monthly data caps for users. This is usually between 500 MB to 2 GB, barely enough to get you through the first quarter. Once you’ve exceeded the limit, you’ll be prompted to pay to increase your data allowance.
  2. Poor streaming speeds and quality: Our experts have tested countless providers, and free VPNs have lower quality speeds which result in low-quality video and buffering issues. On the other hand, the best VPN providers offer speeds and connections to handle high-quality HD live feeds.
  3. Unreliable servers: To stream NFL games, you’ll need reliable U.S. servers. Furthermore, streaming sites deploy VPN blocks to prevent access from flagged IP addresses. Premium VPNs are usually on top of this problem, but free VPNs don’t always have the resources to do so.
  4. Privacy and security: Third-party domains or unsecured streaming sites pose safety and privacy concerns. Unfortunately, many free VPNs do not offer properly encrypted and secured connections. Furthermore, many free VPNs maintain logs of user activity without revealing what they do with this data.

We recommend trying out Surfshark for 30-days free and getting the experience of a premium VPN provider. If you’re still interested in some solid free VPN providers, you have a baseline to compare them.

Bills vs Ravens NFL Week 4: What to Expect

The Bills and Ravens have started the season in impressive fashion. Both teams head into Week 4 with an identical (2-1) record. Incidentally, their losses were remarkably similar, as they both fell in close-fought contests with the Miami Dolphins — both wins were widely considered solid upsets.

The Bills have an ever-growing defensive injury list that could prove disastrous against the Ravens, too. Rookie cornerback Christian Benford suffered a broken hand last time out against the Dolphins. Benford joins the Bills’ All-Pro safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer on the sidelines this week.

Bills fans will hope their offense, led by star QB Josh Allen, will power their way to a much-needed win in Baltimore, and let them stake their claim as what should be the team to beat in the NFL.

Speaking of star QBs, the 2019 unanimous MVP Lamar Jackson has started the season in blistering form. Jackson and the Ravens are yet to agree to a contract extension, with the player reportedly looking for a fully-guaranteed offer from the organization. A strong performance against a fellow top QB would be a great way to show the Ravens what he’s worth.

NFL Week 4 Schedule

Here’s the lineup for the coming week of NFL games.

NFL TeamsDayTimeLocationBroadcaster
Dolphins vs. BengalsThursday8:15 PM ESTCincinnati, OhioAmazon Prime
Vikings vs. SaintsSunday9:30 AM ESTLondon, EnglandNFL Network
Bills vs. RavensSunday1:00 PM ESTBaltimore, MarylandCBS
Browns vs. FalconsSunday1:00 PM ESTAtlanta, GeorgiaCBS
Chargers vs. TexansSunday1:00 PM ESTHouston, TexasCBS
Jaguars vs. EaglesSunday1:00 PM ESTPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaCBS
Jets vs. SteelersSunday1:00 PM ESTPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaCBS
Commanders vs. CowboysSunday1:00 PM ESTDallas, TexasFOX
Seahawks vs. LionsSunday1:00 PM ESTDetroit, MichiganFOX
Titans vs. ColtsSunday1:00 PM ESTIndianapolis, IndianaFOX
Bears vs. GiantsSunday1:00 PM ESTEast Rutherford, New JerseyFOX
Cardinals vs. PanthersSunday4:05 PM ESTCharlotte, North CarolinaFOX
Patriots vs. PackersSunday4:25 PM ESTGreen Bay, WisconsinCBS
Broncos vs. RaidersSunday4:25 PM ESTLas Vegas, NevadaCBS
Chiefs vs. BuccaneersSunday8:20 PM ESTTampa, FloridaNBC
Rams vs. 49ersMonday8:15 PM ESTSan Francisco, CaliforniaESPN
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