The Best NFL iPad Apps for 2011
You can never have enough NFL content. Whether you are lounging on the couch in front of that big screen TV or constantly on the go, get the most out of this NFL season with these NFL iPad apps.
NFL ‘11 (Free)
A basic app that delivers top news stories from NFL.com, season schedule, and standings. You can set your favorite team and get all the top team stories. We still wait for an NFL Mobile app for the iPad like they have for Verizon customers on Android and iPhone, but for now this one will have to suffice.
UPDATE: NFL ’11 has added Audio Pass integration.
NBC Sports Talk (Free)
ProFootballTalk.com has become the premiere online destination for all the latest NFL news and rumors. While PFT doesn’t have it’s own app, it’s included as part of the NBC SportsTalk app. It’s very nicely designed and very easy to navigate. Stories are displayed left to right and can be filtered by “All Posts” or “Top Posts.” The farther you scroll, the farther back you can go to read articles.
Unfortunately, you don’t have access to some of the features of the website, like the infamous “Turd Watch,” PFT Live, and team pages, but you still get all the latest NFL news and rumors reports from Mike Florio and the PFT staff.
Download NBC Sports Talk for iPad from iTunes
CBS Sports Pro Football (Free)
CBS Sports has much improved the app for this year’s season. You’ll get live Game Center stats and information, news, videos, previews and more. Are you in a CBS Sports Fantays Football League? Log in and you can track your team directly from the app.
NFL Sunday Ticket (Subscribers Only)
UPDATE (9/12/2011): Early reviews of these DirecTV services have been mostly negative. Keep this in mind if you are thinking about making a purchase.
Before you get too excited, this app is only for those who have subscribed to NFL Sunday Ticket To Go. Which means you have to be a DirecTV subscriber who shells out an extra $50 for mobile access, or a subscriber to their NFL Sunday Ticket To Go service for non-DirecTV subscribers ($350 / year). The reviews have been mixed in past years, but as long as the bugs are worked out, how can you not love having live NFL football on your mobile device?
Download Sunday Ticket – DIRECTV, Inc. from the App Store.
Madden 12 ($9.99)
Up for a little gaming instead of just NFL news and highlights? Try Madden 12 for the iPad. The controls can be a little testy and It won’t make you forget the console version, but it’s still a decent game, albeit a little on the pricey side at $9.99. If you are looking for more football games, check out our list of football games on the iPad.
Download MADDEN NFL 12 by EA SPORTS™ For iPad – Electronic Artsfor iPad