Chiefs vs Vikings live stream: How to watch NFL Week 5 Online today

Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs; Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings
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 Today's Chiefs vs Vikings live stream catches Patrick Mahomes and K.C. going for their fourth consecutive win while Kirk Cousins and Minnesota are trying to build some momentum after notching their first win of the season. With the offensive fire power both these teams have, this NFL live stream has the makings of a high scoring affair.

Chiefs vs Vikings channel, start time

The  Chiefs vs Vikings live stream airs today (Sunday), Oct 8.
Time — 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT / 9:25 p.m. BST / 6:25 a.m. AEST
• U.S. — Watch on CBS via Fubo or Paramount Plus
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free 

After dropping their first game of the season in a 21-20 nail-biter of a loss to the Lions, the Chiefs have once again jumped out to be one of the top teams in the league. They have rattled off three-straight wins including a 41-10 blowout of the Bears and last week’s little too close for comfort, 23-20 win over the Jets.

In that win at the meadowlands, Patrick Mahomes threw for a season-low 203 yards and two interceptions, marking his first multi-pick game since week 13 of last year. 

We have seen a slightly different style from Mahomes this season as he's relied more on his running ability and is on pace to shatter his personal best for rushing yards in a season. He managed to take the Jets for 51 yards on the ground including a 25-yard run on a 3rd-and-23 in the fourth quarter that helped seal the win.

Chiefs’ tight end, Travis Kelce has been grabbing headlines for his off-the-field relationship with pop icon Taylor Swift, while this year his relationship with Mahomes is off to a slow start. He missed the Chief’s opener with a hyper-extended knee and has struggled to find a rhythm with his quarterback. Kelce is on pace for career lows in receiving yards and yards-per-catch, averaging just 9.1 YPC. In each of his previous nine seasons, Kelce has never averaged less than 12.2 yards a reception.  

The Vikings may be just what Mahomes, Kelce and the rest of the Chiefs’ passing game needs. 

Minnesota’s defense is the third-worst passing defense in the league, allowing opposing quarterbacks a passer rating of 111.1 on the year and they have allowed the second-highest completion percentage (76.6%).

Offensively Kirk Cousins has the benefit of throwing to the league’s best wide receiver in Justin Jefferson who has reeled in 543 yards through the air, putting him on an incredible pace to be the NFL’s first-ever 2,000-yard receiver. 

The biggest problem for Cousins and company is the turnover battle. Minnesota has given the ball away an NFL-leading 11 times this year with Cousins throwing four interceptions and charged with a fumble lost.

Draft Kings has the Chiefs as 3.5-point road favorites against the Vikings. The over/under is 52.5 

Chiefs vs Vikings Inactives:

Chiefs: Nick Bolton (LB), BJ Thompson (DE), Mike Caliendo (OL), Matt Dickerson (DT), Keondre Coburn (DT)

Vikings: Lewis Cine (S), Nick Mullens (QB), Nick Muse (TE), Andre Carter II (LB), Hakeem Adeniji (T), Khyiris Tonga (DL)

How to watch Chiefs vs Vikings from anywhere 

If you're away from home and can't watch Chiefs vs Vikings the usual way, you can still catch the game. Using the best VPN makes it so that you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town, so you can access the same streaming services you already pay for.

Here's how easy it is to stream NFL games from anywhere in the world:

1. Get a VPN (we recommend ExpressVPN as the best out there)
2. Connect to the location you want to stream from
3. Use your usual streaming service and watch like normal

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How to watch Chiefs vs Vikings live stream in the US

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In the U.S., the Chiefs vs Vikings game is going to be broadcast on CBS, which is available free over the air with one of the best TV antennas or with most cable TV packages.

The game starts today (Sunday), Oct. 8 at 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT.

If you've already cut the cord, our recommendation to watch the game is Fubo. Built for all things sports, Fubo has all the broadcast channels, plus ESPN and NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

You can get your local CBS NFL games via Paramount Plus, which starts at $5.99 per month and offers a NFL on CBS live feed. If you want to stream your local CBS channel, you'll need to upgrade to Paramount Plus with Showtime at $11.99/month.

Another option is to sign up for NFL Sunday Ticket, which is being offered through YouTube TV. Sunday Ticket costs $399 for the season, plus the price of a YouTube TV subscription, which starts at $65 per month. This allows you to watch every single regular-season NFL game. However, you can also sign up for an NFL Sunday Ticket free trial for seven days to try out the service. 

Fubo:a 7-day free trial

Fubo: One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching 2023/24 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right networks 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 upfront.

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus has a massive library culled from the deep ViacomCBS vault. Get access to live sports, including NFL games, as well as top shows like Survivor, Ghosts and Yellowstone spinoff 1923. 

How to watch  Chiefs vs Vikings live stream for free

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live for free if — and only if — your local CBS affiliate is showing Chiefs vs Vikings. 

How to watch Chiefs vs Vikings live stream in the UK

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Fans of American football across the pond cannot watch Chiefs vs Vikings on Sky Sports, which is showing more than 100 live games this NFL season. 

Instead, the game is being live-streamed on the NFL Game Pass service, which offers the most comprehensive NFL streaming package available – it's priced at £151 for the full season, billed as four monthly installments of £37.75.

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

How to watch Chiefs vs Vikings live stream in Canada

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

DAZN is trying to get GamePass rights, but that has not been announced yet.

How to watch Chiefs vs Vikings live stream in Australia

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Aussies will find NFL live streams via Kayo Sports or Foxtel. 

Kayo starts at AU$25 per month with the Kayo One Package offering a 7-day free trial (available until September 25) to kick the tires. 

Alternatively, those living in Australia can also access DAZN's NFL Game Pass service, which offers the most comprehensive NFL streaming package available – it's priced at AU$280 for the full season, billed as four monthly installments of AU$70.

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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.