Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes have formed quite the pair. The duo was tested in Foxboro on Sunday Night Football last weekend, and although the Kansas City Chiefs (5-1) were handed their first loss, they held their own in a three-point (40-37) loss to the New England Patriots in a matchup of AFC powerhouses.
The Chiefs return home to Arrowhead Stadium, where they will be met by Andy Dalton and the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) in another Sunday Night Football matchup as Week 7 action continues.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on NBC. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
NBC (live in 31 NFL markets) is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 85 total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including NBC (live in 31 NFL markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
NBC (live in 12 NFL markets) is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
NBC Sports Live
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the NBC Sports Live website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the NBC Sports app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your FuboTV, Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the NBC Sports digital platforms.
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on phones via the NFL Mobile app.
Watch On-Demand: NFL Game Pass
If you’re fine watching games on-demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch them following the conclusion of games for the day.
Once signed up, you can watch games on-demand on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
If You’re Outside the United States & Mexico
If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games live via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
Mahomes’ unbeaten start came to an end last week courtesy of the resurgent Patriots. Mahomes is still playing at an All-Pro level, completing 61% of his passes for 1,865 yards, 18 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Kansas City’s defense returned to form last week, after beating the Jacksonville Jaguars the week prior. The Chiefs defense has bled points this season, but been bailed out a few times because of late-game performances by Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt and the rest of the offense.
Cincinnati is tied for first place in the AFC North at 4-2. The Bengals offense has been explosive again this season, not only because of the usual connection of Andy Dalton-to-A.J. Green, but also because secondary players like Tyler Boyd have emerged, as well as the arrival of second-year running back Joe Mixon.
Through six games, Boyd actually has four more receptions than Green — for only 39 fewer yards. Boyd also has one less (four) touchdown than Green, despite Green having a three-touchdown performance during Week 2 in a 34-23 home win against the Ravens.
The Bengals defense will have to put pressure on Mahomes, especially Geno Atkins. Cincinnati has been stingy against the run, which bodes well for stopping Kareem Hunt. If cornerbacks William Jackson and Dre Kirkpatrick can limit the Chiefs’ big play potential, they can make this a game a slow, more dogfight they can win.