Ranking the Nine Best NFL Apps to Keep up with Football

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If you’re like many football fans, you have a few apps you use for reading news, learning injury updates, and betting. But how great are these apps? In this article, we’ll highlight the top nine best NFL apps in 2020 and what they are best for.

Ranking the Best 9 NFL Apps to Keep up with Football

NFL App—Best for all Things Football

The NFL app is a one-stop-shop for everything related to Pro-football. It delivers timely, factual news daily. It has game previews, injury reports, stats, and even predictions.

If you hate installing multiple apps that serve the same purpose, get the NFL app. It’s available for both Android and iOS devices. It doesn’t take much of your space and doesn’t nag you with notifications.

The app is pretty customizable. Want to receive updates about one team alone? Choose to receive news for that team. If you want to stream games, subscribe and you’ll be able to watch some of the biggest NFL matches every season from the comfort of your iPhone.

ESPN App—Best for all Sports

Let’s face it. If you’re a sports fan, you watch more than just football. Perhaps you like a little bit of baseball, hockey, and basketball. Regardless, the ESPN app is your home to all sports, including international soccer, rugby, and cricket.

As you would expect, the ESPN app is an excellent news source. It’s also a place to find results, match previews, and post-match reviews. Better yet, you can stream sports, get score updates, or anything related to sports.

It is not a perfect app, though. Although top-rated for its authoritative sports content, the ESPN app often receives mixed reviews for user experience. That’s because it offers so much information that it can be confusing to use.

Sports Alerts—NFL Edition—Best for Stats, Alerts and Live Scores

This app doesn’t promise to deliver everything detail happening in the world of Pro-Football. But it makes a point to deliver alerts, score updates, and stats for all 32 teams quickly and without fail.

As a result, it is one of the best-rated apps on play stores. At press time, it has a 4.7/5 rating from over 13,000 reviewers on Google Play Store. The iOS version attracts equally top-ratings if not better.

The best part about the Sports Alerts app is that it provides alerts for play by play. So, not only do you get a touchdown update but you can also read a step by step analysis of what preceded the touchdown.

Madden NFL Mobile—Best for Gaming

Madden Football has been getting better since its launch in 2004. The graphics are superb, the gameplay is gripping and the technicalities are better than ever before. Despite that, most people are doubtful about playing the mobile version.

They think it’s inferior in quality. They fear an iPhone’s small screen leads to a poorer experience. But they couldn’t be farther from the truth. The app has an average rating of 4.1/5 on both Google and Apple Play Stores.

Many of the top reviews appreciate Madden Football for mobile for its realistic gameplay, top-notch graphics, and free cards. In contrast, negative reviews are mostly critics of EA for its heavy push on in-game purchases.

Best365—Best Betting App

Sports betting is now legal in over a dozen states. If you live where you can bet, you might want to download Bet365’s app. It’s fast, features competitive odds, and pays out immediately you ask for your winnings.

In other words, Bet365 is all most people need to bet on football. Of course, it also provides more betting markets. So, if you also bet on basketball, soccer, or hockey, you don’t need to find a second bookie app.

If you’re an experienced bettor, however, you probably know you can’t rely on one betting app. You need a source for stats, news, injury updates, NFL odds comparison, and predictions. These apps help you make informed betting decisions and magnify your potential profits.

The Score—Best for Customizable Updates

Lots of apps say you can configure your settings to receive personalized updates. But none of them do it better than the NFL. All you need is to choose what kinds of updates you want. Do you prefer news about players or teams?

Specify all the news and updates you want after you install the app. The Score delivers news updates almost hourly, so you might also want to configure how often you should receive football news.

Bleacher Report—Best for Entertaining News

BR is home to football Memes, hilarious videos, Photoshopped content, and everything that’s entertaining about football. It also provides professionally done football news and updates. But it is your go-to place for sports entertainment.

Admittedly, BR’s content is heavily reliant on trends and popular culture. So, if you’re a little old school, you might not always get the references in their updates. BR has over 20M app downloads, so they do seem to be popular with sports fans.

NFL Fantasy Football App—Best for Fantasy Football

If you love the NFL but don’t participate in Fantasy Football, you’re missing a lot. It is one of the best ways to engage with fellow minded people. It is also entertaining, challenging, and kind of addictive.

Beware, though, participating in Fantasy Football is like loving a team that always disappoints you. The objective is to form a weekly team whose real-life selves perform well. You also have to work within a budget, meaning your team consists of a blend of star players and underachievers.

NFL Blitz—Best for Trading Cards

So, you are an NFL card collector? You will love NFL blitz. It’s the hangout point for card collectors, except…it might not be what you think. People don’t necessarily own physical cards. Instead, they have virtual, digitally signed cards.

It’s an NFL-licensed app, meaning all cards in this app feature images of real people and their cards’ digital equivalents. Thus, it’s a fun way to grind for your favorite football players’ cards, trade, and increase their value over time.

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