Chiefs vs Buccaneers live stream: How to watch Sunday Night Football online tonight

(L to R) Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady will face-off in the Chiefs vs Buccaneers live stream
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The Chiefs vs Buccaneers live stream catches both teams trying to bounce back from their first losses of the season. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs came up just short as they fell to the Colts last week, 20-17 while Tom Brady and the Bucs lost to the Packers, 14-12. 

Anytime you have a QB matchup like this NFL live stream presents, offense will be a big focal point, but it will be Tampa's defensive unit that will try to steal some of the spotlight!  

Chiefs vs Buccaneers channel, start time

The Chiefs vs Buccaneers game is tonight (Sunday, Oct. 2)
Time — 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT / 1:20 a.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on NBC via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) or on NFL Plus (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports Main Event (opens in new tab)
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The Chiefs (2-1) were really let down by their special team’s unit last week. Rookie return man Skyy Moore muffed a punt inside the Kansas City 10-yard-line that resulted in the Colts regaining possession and scoring the game’s first touchdown. Then after the Chiefs responded with a Travis Kelce touchdown reception, kicker Matt Ammendola missed the point after attempt. Ammendola  would have another miscue midway through the fourth quarter when he missed a 34-yard attempt that would have given K.C. a 20-13 lead. Ammendola, who was filling in for the injured Harrison Butker, was released this week as the Chiefs signed former Jaguars’ kicker Matthew Wright.

Kelce enters week four of the season second to only the Ravens’ Mark Andrews for most receiving yards (230) and touchdowns (2) by a tight end in the NFL. One thing the Chiefs will look to carry into this matchup outside of the dynamic Mahomes-to-Kelce connection is their pass rush. Kansas City took down Matt Ryan five times last week and will hope to do the same against Tom Brady.

The Buccaneers (2-1) got some good news before the game, both Chris Godwin and Julio Jones are returning to the lineup tonight. The wide outs were out last week due to injury. Tampa will also have wide receiver Mike Evans back after the veteran served a one-game suspension last week for a week two altercation with New Orleans’ Marshon Lattimore. 

While Tampa's defense dealt with inconsistency, injury and a suspension this season, their defense has been keeping them afloat. They are ranked tops in the league for fewest points allowed (9 ppg), fourth in yards, and tied for third in sacks and turnovers. No doubt, Mahomes and company will have a tough task in trying to crack this Tampa D.

According to the Action Network (opens in new tab) the Buccaneers are 1.5-point favorite against the Chiefs.

Chiefs vs Buccaneers Inactives:

Chiefs: Ronald Jones (RB), Harrison Butker (K), Shane Buechele (QB), Mike Danna (DE), Darian Kinnard (T), Benton Whitley (DE), Joshua Kaindoh (DE)

Buccaneers: Kyle Trask (QB), Kyle Rudolph (TE), Scotty Miller (WR), Breshad Perriman (WR), Zyon McCollum (CB), Akiem Hicks (DL)


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Chiefs vs Buccaneers live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Chiefs vs Buccaneers live stream is going to be broadcast on NBC, which is available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV

The game starts at 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT tonight (Oct. 2). 

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 Chiefs vs Buccaneers live stream on mobile devices (phones and tablets), it's also available on the $4.99 per month NFL Plus.

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If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV (opens in new tab) provides a middle ground. The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has NBC affiliates for this game, as well as local FOX affiliates plus ESPN. Your first month is 50% off!

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is not included in NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab). Check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide for more details.

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Chiefs vs Buccaneers live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond can watch Chiefs vs Buccaneers on  Sky Sports (opens in new tab) Main Event. Sky is the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Chiefs vs Buccaneers live stream starts at 1:20 a.m. GMT Monday morning. 

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

Chiefs vs Buccaneers live streams in Canada

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

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

Chiefs vs Buccaneers live streams in Australia

Aussies will find the Chiefs vs Buccaneers live stream (like all Sunday Night Football games) on ESPN, via either Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) or Foxtel (opens in new tab)

Kayo starts at $25 per month (opens in new tab) with the Kayo One Package offering a 7-day free trial to kick the tires. 

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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.