Chiefs vs 49ers live stream: How to watch 2021 NFL preseason game online

Chiefs vs 49ers live stream: Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo
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The Chiefs vs 49ers live stream is starting soon, and it’s set to be the latest informal preseason quarterback competition. The question in San Francisco right now is Jimmy Garoppolo or Trey Lance, who is in the lead to run the Niners offense this season? The answer to that question starts to form in this NFL live stream

Chiefs vs 49ers channel, start time

The Chiefs vs 49ers live stream is scheduled to air tonight (Saturday August 14) at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT.
It will be broadcast to the San Francisco market on CBS 5 and to the Kansas City Market on NBC 41. 

When the 49ers selected Trey Lance with the third overall pick in April’s draft they hoped for two things; that they have found their franchise guy and that he will be the perfect fit for the way the quarterback position is trending in the NFL. Young athletic QBs have taken the league by storm. 

It’s not just running QBs and pocket passers anymore. It’s guys who can do it all. Like Trey Lance at North Dakota or the guy that’s changing the game more and more each season in the NFL. 

Patrick Mahomes is the standard now in the NFL. All teams in the NFL are looking for the “next Mahomes.” A guy who can throw in the pocket, buy time with his legs, run for the first down and more then also have the presence of mind to throw it away when the play’s not there. Good luck, GMs around the league.  

Kansas City’s Andy Reid, now entering his 23 season as a head coach historically has played his starters a series or two in the first preseason game. Coming off back-to-back Super Bowl appearances and having a 25-year-old quarterback who many consider the best in the game today, may be enough for Reid to give Mahomes more time off and see other players play in what is now just three preseason games.

The 49ers host the Chiefs as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is 39. 

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Chiefs vs 49ers live streams in the US

In the US, Chiefs vs 49ers is going to be broadcast today (Saturday August 14) at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT. But it's only going to be available in local markets: CBS 5 in San Francisco and on NBC 41 in Kansas City. 

Depending on if you're in those markets, those games will be available with most cable packages and on at least one of two of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV and Sling TV.

Other pre-season NFL games this week (all times ET)

Browns vs Jaguars (Sat. @ 7 p.m.)
Jets vs Giants (Sat. @ 7:30 p.m.)
Texans vs Packers (Sat. @ 8 p.m.)

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 or NFL RedZone). You can get 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 $65 per month.

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Fubo.TV: Those in San Francisco and Kansas City can get this game with their local CBS (in SF) and NBC (in KC) affiliates. 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.

Sling TV

Folks in Kansas City can see this game on NBC 41 on Sling Blue or Sling Blue + Orange. Ideal for those who don't need CBS games, Sling TV provides a middle ground. The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has FOX affiliates for this game, as well as local NBC affiliates plus ESPN.

NFL Sunday Ticket: No pre-season games are included, so the Chiefs vs 49ers game won't be on NFL Sunday Ticket.

Chiefs vs 49ers live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond cannot watch Chiefs vs 49ers on  Sky Sports, the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

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

Also, the NFL Game Pass can be purchased for $99 and will allow you to live stream 28 preseason football games. This is ONLY for NFL Preseason games. You cannot live stream NFL regular season games using NFL Game Pass.

The Chiefs vs 49ers live stream starts at 1:30 a.m. BST Sunday morning.

Chiefs vs 49ers 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.