A quick bit of research on the net provides an insight into most sport fans’ biggest wish for the Apple TV – and there are no prizes for guessing what it is… NFL. The most popular sports league in America is notoriously hard to play ball with (pun intended) when it comes to television and viewing rights. Not surprisingly it guards its interests with an eagle eye to an extent that even other major codes can’t match.
On the back of Superbowl success in 2011, the Green Bay Packers have opened the 2011/12 season with a perfect 8-0 record and remain the only undefeated team in the NFL.
Following their weekend triumph over the San Diego Chargers, 45-38, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy noted, “We are very pleased at where we are,” and how could he not be.
The Packers have slugged their way to an 8-zip start with victories over the New Orleans Saints (42-34), Carolina Panthers (30-23), Chicago Bears (27-17), Denver Broncos (49-23), Atlanta Falcons (25-14), St. Louis Rams (24-3), Minnesota Vikings (33-27) and the Chargers.
Experts will of course speculate on deficiencies, what may be the Packers undoing, but at the end of the day the Packers are just the third reigning Superbowl champions to crank out eight straight wins to open their title defence.
Surprisingly the Packers are giving up a staggering 288.9 passing yards (31st in the NFL) per contest on defence, but with their offence just so potent and the right-arm of Aaron Rogers already unloading 20 touchdown passes, their apparent weakness is nullified by the high octane ability they showcase on the offensive end.
With a winning streak that has now hit 14 consecutive games, Rodgers, Green Bay’s ever reliable quarterback, added, “I don’t think we’re ever satisfied,” and with still such a huge portion of the season to be played, plus the inevitable playoff appearances, the Packers are in no position to take a day off before they accomplish their mission of back-to-back success.
But while the Packers prepare themselves for their next game, they are the envy of the NFL and are primed to continue to get better and better as the season goes deeper.
NFL on Apple TV
Although the NBA, MLB & NHL are already built in applications, we’ve put together a few handy links to help you get your NFL fix on Apple TV.
NFL Sunday Ticket
CBS Sports Mobile
Fox Sports News
*These options are only available in the US.
Outside of the US you need to subscribe to Gamepass or Sky TV in the UK. Gamepass has an excellent iPad and iPhone app and Sky TV also has an app that allows you to watch NFL on iPad/iPhone.
You will also find a range of worthy Podcasts including: “Inside the NFL”. On your Apple TV, go to:
Internet > Podcasts > Search > Type ‘NFL’
Image Credits: nfl.com
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