The Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) will host the New England Patriots (11-5) at Arrowhead Stadium for the AFC championship game on Sunday.
The game is scheduled to start at 6:40 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on CBS. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
If you have Amazon Prime or start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all CBS content (both live and on-demand) via the CBS Amazon Channel, which also comes with a seven-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet, or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
CBS (live in most markets) is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 75-plus channels and is largely tailored towards sports. You can sign up for a free seven-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 phone, 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 CBS (live in most 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 phone, 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).
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on phones via the NFL Mobile app.
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.
Patriots vs Chiefs Preview
If Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick are to advance to their ninth Super Bowl together, and third in as many years, they’ll have to get past one of the best offenses the league has seen in a while.
The Chiefs led the NFL in points, yards, passing touchdowns, net yards per passing attempt, and scoring percentage in the regular season.
“[P]retty much everything the Chiefs do is tough,” Belichick told reporters on Friday, according to the team’s official website. “Andy [Reid] does a really good job of attacking weaknesses in every defense, creating matchups. He has a lot of good skill players. He moves them into a lot of different positions. They’re very well-coached. They can execute multiple things at a high level on a very consistent basis. I mean, that’s why they’re the top-scoring team in the league, that’s why they move the ball and score more points than anybody else, because they do it well a lot.”
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, in his first year as a starter, connected on 66 percent of his throws for 5,097 yards and a league-leading 50 touchdown passes.
“He’s had really a spectacular season,” Brady said, per his team’s website. “I remember seeing the [Los Angeles Chargers] game earlier in the year — I think that was their opener — and they played so well. And then they went to the Steelers and everyone thought, ‘Man, the Steelers are going to have this great season,’ and it was 28-whatever right out of the box in Pittsburgh and started watching, like, ‘Holy cow, how are they doing these things?’ And then you watch some of the plays that they were making and just explosive play after explosive play, and Patrick, obviously, making these great throws to Tyreek [Hill] and Sammy [Watkins] and [Travis] Kelce.”
On Sunday, Mahomes will go up against a Patriots defense that made 18 interceptions in the regular season, the third-most in the NFL. They picked the young quarterback off twice in New England’s 43-40 home victory over the Chiefs in Week 6.
Mahomes told reporters on Thursday that he expects Belichick to try to take his top offensive weapons away from him.
“You always have to prepare for each and every scenario, but I feel like with this offense — and you’ve seen it all year — somebody new can step up every single week,” Mahomes said, according to Chiefs.com. “We have a lot of options and we have a lot of guys who can go out there and make plays. Whoever is open, I’ll throw the ball to them no matter who it is and, hopefully, that’s the formula to have success and to get a win.”