Bengals vs Chiefs live stream: How to watch AFC Championship game online

Joe Burrow (L) and Patrick Mahomes (R) will face off in the Bengals vs Chiefs live stream
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Update: We are going to overtime!

The Bengals vs Chiefs live stream is here, and it puts these clubs on the field for the AFC Championship game in Kansas City. Joe Burrow and the Bengals will now try to out-duel Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in this NFL live stream

The Bengals vs Chiefs channel, start time

The Bengals vs Chiefs live stream airs today Sunday (Jan. 30).
Time — 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on CBS via Fubo.TV or Paramount Plus • U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL
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The Bengals (10-7) are in the midst of a historical franchise run. They earned their first playoff win in 31 years when they beat the Raiders 26-19 in the Wild Card round and then went on to beat the top-seeded Titans last week 19-16. One of the best feelings among Bengal fans is that this should only be the beginning of what this young core can accomplish. Quarterback Joe Burrow and his key weapons are all 25-years-old or younger. 

The Chiefs (12-5) are back where many doubted they would be after their rough start to the season. Patrick Mahomes and company shook off a 3-4 start and are now hosting their fourth-straight AFC Championship game at Arrowhead. The streak breaks head coach Andy Reids’ own record of coaching in three-straight conference championships at home, which he originally set when as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles to in the early 2000’s.   

Cincinnati won the regular season match-up against the Chiefs with a 34-31 win in week 17.  Chase was the star of that show, catching 11 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns, helping Burrow rack up 446 yards in the win.

So, who makes it to Super Bowl 2022? Right now the Chiefs are favored by 7 points and the over-under is 54.5. 

Bengals vs Chiefs Inactives:

Bengals: Cam Sample (DE), Josh Tupou (DT), Vernon Hargreaves (CB), Stanley Morgan (WR), Trenton Irwin (WR), Trayveon Williams (HB), Fred Johnson (OL)

Chiefs: Derrick Gore (RB), Deandre Baker (CB), Prince Tega Wanogho (T), Khalen Saunders (DT), Joshua Kaindoh (DE), Shane Buechele (QB)

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Bengals vs Chiefs live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Bengals vs Chiefs live stream is going to be broadcast on CBS, which is available with most cable packages and on one of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV. It's one of the top options for cord-cutters for Super Bowl 2022.

Big Football Games this week

The game starts at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT today Sunday (Jan. 30)

You can get your local CBS network's NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

The NFL game broadcast rights have stayed similar season over season. CBS gets AFC games on Sunday afternoons, FOX has the NFC games, NBC has Sunday Night Football and some Thursday night football, while ESPN has Monday Night Football. Amazon Prime Video has some Thursday Night Football games, while the NFL Network will continue to offer a bunch of games throughout the year. 

So, that makes it really easy to recommend where cord-cutters should turn to watch the NFL season: Fubo TV. Built for all things sports, Fubo has all three of those local broadcasters, plus ESPN and NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

Sling TV doesn't have CBS (not without AirTV at least), so while that's one of our favorite services, it's not ideal for football fans.

Fubo.TV:a 7-day free trial

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2021 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from the deep ViacomCBS vault. Get access to Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard and The Good Fight. And more great stuff is on the way, including Frasier and Criminal Minds revivals.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is not included in NFL Sunday Ticket, which is available even if you don't have DirecTV. For more details check out our guide on How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV.

Bengals vs Chiefs live streams for free

If you just want to watch on your phone, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android gives away every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market to your smartphone or tablet for free

Yes, that includes Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app.

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live for free if — and only if — your local CBS affiliate is showing Bengals vs Chiefs.

Bengals vs Chiefs live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond can watch Bengals vs Chiefs on Sky Sports, the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Bengals vs Chiefs live stream starts at 8 p.m. GMT Sunday night.

Americans abroad could just use the service of their choice, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Bengals vs Chiefs live streams in Canada

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Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.