Chargers vs Chiefs live stream: How to watch NFL week 3 game online

Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers and Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs
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Today's Chargers vs Chiefs live stream features two teams trying to bounce back from tough losses. Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert will hope this NFL live stream shows them getting their teams back on track.  

Chargers vs Chiefs channel, start time

The Chargers vs Chiefs live stream takes place today (Sunday, Sept. 26).
Time — 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on CBS via Fubo.TV or Paramount Plus
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One was a fumble, the other was a 56-yard field goal. Those were the nails in the coffin for the Chiefs and Chargers respectively as they both suffered last second heart break in week two to drop to (1-1) on the season. 

After allowing two fourth quarter touchdown drives, the Chiefs trailed the Ravens by a point. Patrick Mahomes and their offense trotted back onto the field with 3:14 left in the game. The Chiefs would move the football 41 yards in a minute and half and looked to be positioning themselves for at least the game winning field goal. That’s when it happened. Mahomes handed the ball off to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire who ran up the middle and fumbled the football and any shot of a win away to the Ravens. 

The loss spoiled another great performance by Mahomes who completed 24-of-his-31 passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns. It’s the second straight week, the Chiefs’ signal caller threw for over 300 yards with three scores. Travis Kelce was his favorite target with a team-high seven catches for 109 yards and a touchdown. 

While the Chiefs suffered heartbreak, so did the Chargers. Los Angeles fought back from a 14-3 first quarter deficit against the Cowboys to tie things up at 14 in the third quarter and again at 17 in the fourth quarter. With 3:34 left in the game, Dak Prescott would lead an 11 play, 46-yard drive that was capped off with a 56-yard field goal as time expired, handing the Chargers their first loss of the season. 

The inactives are as follows: 

Chargers: CB Chris Harris, OT Brenden Jaimes, DT Justin Jones, RB Joshua Kelley, TE Tre' McKitty, LB Amen Ogbongbemiga, QB Easton Stick

Chiefs: C Austin Blythe, DE Frank Clark, OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, WR Daurice Fountain, CB Charvarius Ward

Justin Herbert struggled in the loss, throwing two interceptions. Last year’s offensive rookie of the year enters Sunday’s game against the Chiefs with the 4th most passing yards (675) in the league while Mahomes ranks just ahead of him in the category at 3rd (680). 

The Chiefs are 6.5-point favorites against the Chargers. The over/under is 55.5.

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Chargers vs Chiefs live streams in the US

In the US, Chargers vs Chiefs is going to be broadcast on CBS, which is available with most cable packages and on one of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV.

Week 3 Sunday games (all times ET)

Colts vs Titans @ 1 p.m.
Bengals vs Steelers @ 1 p.m.
Ravens vs Lions @ 1 p.m.
Falcons vs Giants @ 1 p.m.
Bears vs Browns @ 1 p.m.
Saints vs Patriots @ 1 p.m.
Cardinals vs Jaguars @ 1 p.m.
Washington vs Bills @ 1 p.m.
Jets vs Broncos @ 4:05 p.m.
Dolphins vs Raiders @ 4:05 p.m.
Seahawks vs Vikings @ 4:25 p.m.
Buccaneers vs Rams @ 4:25 p.m.
Packers vs 49ers @ 8:20 p.m.

The game starts at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Sunday (Sept. 26th).

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 CBS, 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 has your local CBS station's live feed and the deep library includes Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard, The Good Fight and the iCarly revival. You need a Premium membership to watch the Emmys.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is included in NFL Sunday Ticket, which is available even if you don't have DirecTV.

Chargers 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. This appears to include pre-season games, but we can't find specific confirmation for this game.

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 49ers vs Eagles.

Chargers vs Chiefs live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond cannot watch Chargers vs Chiefs on  Sky Sports, the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Chargers vs Chiefs live stream starts at  6 p.m. BST Sunday evening.

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

Chargers 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.