Best NFL apps for iPhone: Play by play coverage of your favorite teams!

If you're searching for the best iPhone apps to help you keep up with your favorite football teams in the NFL, the App Store has a lot of them to choose from. Whether you want to receive up to date push notifications for every play or just want final scores, they're something for everyone. Some NFL apps can even provide live streams of games and player interviews that can use your existing cable subscription. Regardless what kind of coverage you want, these are the absolute best NFL apps to choose from for the 2014 football season.


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Best NFL apps for iPhone: theScore

theScore is one of the most comprehensive and customizable sports apps you're going to find, not only for football, but for any sport. Follow your favorite teams, create your own custom timeline, get push notifications not only of breaking news on your favorite teams, but on your favorite players as well. The main feed is a steady stream that tracks all your team activities, making it useful for fantasy league information as well. You can also customize game alerts just the way you like them.

For a comprehensive NFL app that provides custom notifications and a personalized feed, look no further than theScore.

ESPN SportsCenter

Best NFL apps for iPhone: ESPN SportsCenter

ESPN SportsCenter lets you follow your favorite NFL teams, receive push notifications for things such as plays, scores, and breaking news. You can view all standings for the NFL league at a glance as well as see what games are coming up. The Now section of SportsCenter lets you check out all the latest tweets from not only ESPN, but players and teams as well. Then Inbox section is a customized feed that only filters in information about the teams and players you care about most. SportsCenter also features many replay videos and interviews throughout the app.

If you aren't after a ton of video streaming and just want to check NFL scores and news, ESPN SportsCenter gets the job done.

NFL Mobile

Best NFL apps for iPhone: NFL Mobile

NFL Mobile is the official app for the NFL league. You can follow your favorite teams, receive notifications and game alerts, check out tons of video highlights, and more. While NFL Mobile offers a lot of features for free, Verizon customers can also subscribe through an in-app purchase of $4.99 a month to access live streams of NFL RedZone, live local games on Sundays, as well as access to Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night football.

If you're a Verizon wireless customer and don't mind paying $5 per month for live streaming coverage, NFL Mobile is what you want.


Best NFL apps for iPhone: 365Scores

365Scores features lightning fast push notifications for all of your favorite sports teams. I really like the layout of 365Scores because it's easy to navigate so you can find what you're looking for faster. Other unique features that make 365Scores worth checking out are virtual stadiums and chats so you can interact with other fans, lots of historical video footage you can browse, and much more. Better yet, 365Scores is completely free.

If you want an NFL app that centers around other fans and up to the minute notifications for your favorite teams, 365Scores is a must-have.

NFL Sunday Ticket

Best NFL apps for iPhone: NFL Sunday Ticket

If you're a DirecTV subscriber with access to NFL Sunday Ticket, downloading the Sunday Ticket app to your iPhone is a no brainer. Not only can you receive push notifications for game changing events, you can stream all Sunday Ticket games and the Red Zone channel live. If you're into fantasy football, you can also track your favorite players as the season progresses.

If you own an iPhone or iPad and subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket, stop what you're doing and download the Sunday Ticket app right now.

See also:

  • NFL Sunday Ticket for iPad - Free with subscription - Download Now

Your vote for best NFL apps for iPhone?

If you're a die hard football fan, what apps do you use to keep up with your favorite teams and players throughout the season? Let me know in the comments!

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.