Browns vs Chiefs live stream: How to watch NFL playoffs game online now

Browns vs Chiefs live stream
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Browns vs Chiefs channel, start time

The Browns vs Chiefs live stream is scheduled to start at 3:05 p.m. ET / 12:05 p.m. PT, today (Sunday, January 17).
It’s going to be broadcast on CBS.

The Browns vs Chiefs live stream today finds Cleveland looking to see if lightning can strike twice and keep the momentum of last week's history-making game. While the Chiefs were taking their first-round bye last week as the AFC’s #1 seed, the Browns were making history. 

Fourteen seconds into their first playoff game in 18 years, the Browns lead the Steelers, 7-0. By the end of the first quarter, they led 28-0 and were on their way to their first playoff win in 26 years. The Browns converted five turnovers last week into 24 points. It is highly unlikely this NFL live stream will feature giveaways like that again. 

The Chiefs have the fourth fewest turnovers in the NFL and their quarterback Patrick Mahomes, for all his dazzling abilities, rarely receives praise for his ability to protect the football. Mahomes is the only QB this season with at least 550 pass attempts and less than 10 interceptions. He threw six picks to his 38 touchdowns.

Kansas City is expected by many to get back to the Super Bowl if not repeat as champs. Seven Chiefs were selected to this year’s Pro Bowl, four of them on offense including Mahomes, tight end Travis Kelce, wide-receiver Tyreek Hill and left tackle Eric Fisher. Kelce is coming off his best season. His 1,416 receiving yards led all tight ends and was second amongst all receivers. He also caught a career high 11 touchdowns.    

The Browns offense has a familiar face to Kansas City fans. Kareem Hunt spent his first two seasons in K.C. He’s now a member of the Brown’s dynamic backfield. Hunt and fellow running back, Nick Chubb, combined for 23 total touchdowns this season.

The (11-5) Browns are currently 10-point road underdogs to the NFL’s best (14-2) Chiefs. The Over/Under is 57.

How to watch Browns vs Chiefs live stream with a VPN

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Browns vs Chiefs live streams in the US

In America, Browns vs Chiefs is going to be broadcast on local CBS affiliates, which are included on most cable TV packages and available on one of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV. The game starts at 3:05 p.m. ET/ 12:05 p.m. PT Sunday January 17.

Sling TV, our other favorite live TV service, won't be enough to help, as its array of NFL game-hosting networks — FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network — doesn't include CBS (RedZone is available with the Sports Extra add on).

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 $45 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $59.99 per month.

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Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2020 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.

Browns vs Chiefs live streams for free

If you just want to watch on your phone (and CBS in your area has this game), the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android will let you watch Browns vs Chiefs live streams for free, as they've got 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 if — and only if — your local CBS affiliate is showing Browns vs Chiefs.

Browns vs Chiefs live streams in the UK

Fans of American football across the pond can watch Browns vs Chiefs on Sky Sports NFL, the standard method for watching NFL games in the U.K.  Sky Sports features more than 100 live games this season. The game begins at 8:05 p.m. local BST.

If you're an existing Sky customer, you can get all of that with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month

If you're not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99.

Browns 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 Browns vs Chiefs live streams in Canada. 

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. Plus, Canadians get a 30-day free trial of DAZN here.

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.