Since Bill Belichick has been the coach and Tom Brady as been the quarterback — a combination that came together in 2001 — the New England Patriots have played 38 NFL playoff games. But in those 38 games, according to CBS Sports, the Patriots have gone in as underdogs in the Las Vegas sports books only six times. Sunday will make it seven out of 39, as New England goes into their eighth straight AFC Championship game as three-point underdogs to the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs, in a game that could put the Pats into their third straight Super Bowl — or the Chiefs into their third Super Bowl ever, and first since 1970. The game will live stream from Arrowhead Stadium.
To find out how to watch a live stream of Sunday’s NFL AFC Conference Championship game matchup between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:40 p.m. Central Standard Time, 10 a.m. PT, at 76,416-seat Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday, January 20. That start time will be 6:40 p.m Eastern Standard Time, 3:40 p.m. Pacific. Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the game online starting at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, while NFL fans in Australia can log in to the live stream at 10:40 a.m. on Monday, January 21, Australian Eastern Daylight Time, 8:40 a.m. Western Time.
The game also pits what Slate.com called “the two most consistently successful NFL coaches of the 21st century” against each other as Belichick faces Andy Reid, who led the Philadelphia Eagles to four straight NFC title games and a Super Bowl — which he lost to Belichick and the Patriots in 2005. Despite a long run of successful teams, Reid has never won a Super Bowl, while Belichick has five Lombardi trophies in his cabinet.
The Patriots and Chiefs finished with only one game separating them, with Kansas City at 12-4 and New England at 11-5, and the Patriots prevailed in the teams’ only meeting during the season, a wild shootout in Foxborough on October 14. New England finally pulled it out, winning 43-40 on a field goal by Steven Gostkowski as time expired, after Brady led the Pats on a six-play, three-minute drive, as Pro Football Reference recorded.
The New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs AFC Championship game will be offered as a national broadcast on the CBS television network. As a result, a live stream will be available through the network’s CBS All Access subscription plan. The service features a one-week free trial, and if the trial is canceled before the expiration of the seven-day period, fans can watch the Patriots-Chiefs clash at no charge.
There is another way to live stream the New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs AFC Chanmpionship playoff game for free without a cable subscription. Fans can sign up for a free trial of one of the live internet TV streaming packages, which carry local CBS channels, including Sling TV, Fubo TV, or DirecTV Now. All three of those “over the top” internet streaming services require credit card information and subscription fees, but they all offer seven-day free trial periods. If the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that free week, fans can watch the Pats-Chiefs game streamed live at no charge.
Another way to view the playoff game live stream on mobile devices will come through the Yahoo! Sports app, which will offer all NFL postseason games for live streaming.
Fans outside of the United States can watch the New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs game live stream with NFL Game Pass, a service which requires an annual subscription fee, but also comes with a first-week free trial offer.