There’s nothing like Sunday in football season, but if your love for the game lasts throughout the week, you may be looking for ways to enjoy the game beyond just watching it on TV. Luckily, you’re probably already carrying around a smartphone or tablet that’s powerful enough to bring all the excitement of the game right to your fingertips. There’s a slew of football game apps out there, but finding those that are worth your time isn’t always easy. Here, we’ve collected the five most fun, most polished, and most addictive football fan apps:

Big Win Football

Big Win Football puts you in the role of owner rather than player or coach, but that doesn’t take away from the fun of this game, and the game isn’t bogged down by the obtuseness of other managerial sports games. You build your team through card packs, which you can purchase with cash or with points that you earn as you play, and then you are pitted against players from around the world. You can choose to watch the game unfold play by play, or you can just skip to the end. Regular cups and tournaments keep you interested and keep the in-game currency rolling in. It’s a great way to kill some time during the week, and the games are quick enough that you can even enjoy one while you wait out halftime on game day.

NFL Pro 2014

It’s difficult to pull off full-player control on a mobile device, but no game does it better than NFL Pro. This is a full football game, so you’ll be able to manage your team effectively both on and off the field. You make the play calls, and you control the action. The graphics are top-notch, and once you get used to the onscreen joystick, the controls are a breeze to use. The game is fun, visually appealing, and competitive, the perfect mix for one of the best football game apps.

NFL Kicker 13

Kickers may not get much love on the field, but this position may be the one that translates best to a mobile app. In NFL Kicker 13, you control a kicker tasked with either putting the ball through the uprights or dropping a punt in the coffin corner, earning points as you progress to more difficult kicks. The uniforms are official, the graphics are stunning, the controls are tight, and the gameplay is surprisingly intense. This game even includes a live NFL news ticker, so you won’t miss a thing while you’re striving for kicking greatness.

iQuarterback 2 Pocket Edition

This free football game app is in the same vein as NFL Kicker, but now you’re in control of a quarterback tasked with launching the ball at specific targets downfield. There are multiple game modes, varying weather conditions, and a plethora of player and stadium customization options. The game isn’t deep or complex, but it does strike just the right balance between challenging and fun, making it seriously habit forming. The quick gameplay makes it the perfect go-to football option for a brief commercial break while watching the real thing on TV.

Football U

There’s no doubt that football is serious business these days, but that doesn’t mean that your football apps have to be. Football U combines a fun and lively mini game with a comic storyline built around one player’s journey through college football. Each week the storyline gets a little stranger as you try to keep your team together in the face of some truly hilarious events. Even if the humor isn’t for you, the game itself is fun enough to keep you interested as you complete passes to score touchdowns and win the game. Football U is a fun and funny way to kill some time and play some football.

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