Bills vs Chiefs live stream is today: How to watch online, time and channel

(L to R) Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills and Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs will face off in the Bills vs Chiefs live stream
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The Bills vs Chiefs live stream is coming up today, and it doesn't get better than this. Two of the league’s biggest names in Allen and Mahomes and two of the season’s early MVP candidates are set to put their (4-1) squads to the test at Arrowhead in this NFL live stream.

Bills vs Chiefs channel, start time

Th Bills vs Chiefs live stream airs today Sunday (Oct. 16).
Time — 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT / 9.25 p.m. BST / 7:25 a.m. AEDT
• U.S. — Watch on CBS via Fubo.TV or Paramount Plus
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports Main Event
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free 

It has become a marquee matchup in the NFL. Bills vs Chiefs, Allen vs Mahomes. Everywhere you look, there’s talent and a storyline. Even the head coaches have a history as Andy Reid again takes on his former assistant and defensive coordinator in Sean McDermott.

This game marks the sixth time Reid and McDermott have coached against one another. McDermott has the regular season edge 2-1, but Reid is 2-0 against McDermott in the playoffs, having twice ended promising Bills' seasons. Last season, the Chiefs bounced the Bills out of the playoffs in the divisional round with a 42-36 win in overtime. The year before that, it was Kansas City beating Buffalo, 38-24 in the AFC Championship game.

Now Allen leads his Bills unit into Kansas City to take on Patrick Mahomes. Like their head coaches, this is their sixth meeting including the playoffs. Both quarterbacks are right where most expected them to be before the season started. They have their teams in first place in their divisions while both are in the top five in passing yards, touchdowns, and passer rating. Mahomes leads the NFL with 15 passing touchdowns, to Allen’s 14.

The Chiefs are coming off a crazy 30-29 come-from-behind win over the Raiders on Monday night. Mahomes threw four touchdown passes, all to Travis Kelce as K.C. rallied from 20-7 deficit late in the first half.  

Buffalo put a beat-down on the Steelers last week with 38-3. Just over a minute into the game the Bills were backed up on their own two-yard-line and facing a 3rd-and-10, when Josh Allen dropped back into the middle of his own endzone and hit wide receiver Gabe Davis done the middle of the field at the 40-yard-line. Davis would take it the rest of the way for a 98-yard touchdown reception, the long such catch in the NFL this season. Allen would finish with 424 passing yards and four touchdowns while Davis would caught three passes for 171 yards and two scores in the win.

The Action Network currently has the Bills as a 2.5-point favorite to beat the Chiefs.

Bills vs Chiefs Inactives:

Bills: Zack Moss (RB), Jake Kumerow (WR), Brandin Bryant (DT), Justin Murray (OL), Baylon Spector (LB)

Chiefs: Ronald Jones (RB), Bryan Cook (S), Shane Buechele (QB), Rashad Fenton (CB), Joshua Kaindoh (DE), Darian Kinnard (T), Taylor Stallworth (DT)


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Bills vs Chiefs live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Bengals vs Cowboys 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.

The game starts at 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT today (Oct. 16)

If FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network have typically been enough to get you all the football you need, you could rely on Sling (which doesn't include CBS, and RedZone is available with the Sports Extra add on). You can get your local CBS NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

The more comprehensive package comes from fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network) costs $50 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $70 per month.

Oh, and if you're OK with just watching the Bills vs Chiefs live stream on mobile devices (phones and tablets), it's also available on the $4.99 per month NFL Plus.

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Bills vs Chiefs live streams in the UK

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

The Bills vs Chiefs live stream starts at 9.25 p.m. BST today (Oct. 16).

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

Bills vs Chiefs live streams in Canada

Get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN to watch Bills vs Chiefs live streams in Canada. 

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. 

Bills vs Chiefs live streams in Australia

Aussies will find the Bills vs Chiefs live stream on ESPN or Seven, via either Kayo Sports or Foxtel

Kayo starts at $25 per month with the Kayo One Package offers a 7-day free trial to kick the tires. 

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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.