The #NFL on Twitter: It happens here

Thursday, 4 September 2014

With the defending Super Bowl champion @Seahawks hosting the @Packers tonight in the 2014 NFL kickoff, we want you to have even more ways to keep up with all the #NFL action, on and off the gridiron.

Starting tonight and throughout the entire season, whether you are at the stadium, at home, a sports bar or simply in transit, Twitter will deliver football fans a national tailgate party in real time.

NFL timelines

The new NFL and game timelines make it easy to stay up to date. In the #NFL timeline, you can see NFL-related Tweets from people in your network, along with relevant Tweets from teams, players, coaches, press, fans and celebrities. To see this timeline, search for or tap on #NFL within Twitter.

To keep up with the latest action, the game timeline shows Tweets about specific games that are happening in real time, even if you’re not near a TV. To view these, search or tap on [#TeamvsTeam] (substitute the team pair names in, e.g. #SeahawksvsPackers or #SEAvsGB), or tap on “Game” from the #NFL timeline.

These timelines are available now on Twitter for iPhone and, and will be coming to Android soon. To experience these timelines, make sure you have the latest version of Twitter for iPhone (6.12) and Twitter for Android (5.25).

Twitter brings you closer to NFL teams and stars

Fans can follow the latest with the #NFL through the official league account (@NFL). Here, you will find game coverage, behind-the-scenes video and photos, and access to teams and players throughout the season.

All 32 #NFL teams are on Twitter. You can find them here.

The @Seahawks were the last ones standing after winning last year’s Super Bowl last year; today, these are the teams that have the most Twitter followers.

  1. New England Patriots (@Patriots)
  2. Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys)
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers)
  4. San Francisco 49ers (@49ers)
  5. Green Bay Packers (@packers)

Hundreds of your favorite NFL stars like @RSherman_25 and @AaronRodgers12 are on Twitter too.

Here are the most followed #NFL players:

The #NFL on Twitter: It happens here

Training camp on Twitter

#NFL training camp and the battle for jobs started in July. The most-mentioned teams on Twitter since July are:

  1. Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys)
  2. San Francisco 49ers (@49ers)
  3. Cleveland Browns (@Browns)
  4. Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks)
  5. Denver Broncos (@Broncos)

And these are the players who were discussed most on Twitter since training camps began:

The #NFL on Twitter: It happens here Broadcast partners and highlights

The U.S. #NFL broadcast partners are:

Weekly NFL on Twitter recap

Following the #NFL action on Twitter ensures you won’t miss a single moment of the season. But in case you do miss a big play or story, follow @TwitterSports and come back here on Tuesdays as we recap how the #NFL week played out on Twitter.