Falcons vs Chiefs live stream: How to watch NFL week 16 game online

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

The Falcons vs Chiefs live stream begins today at 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10:00 a.m. PT on Sunday, December 27 on FOX.

The Falcons vs Chiefs live stream is starting soon, and it should make things official for Kansas City. At 13-1, if the Chiefs win this game, they clinch the number one seed for the playoffs and earn a bye for some much-needed rest. 

At 4-10, the Falcons have nothing to lose, as they are already well out of playoff contention. But they would win considerable bragging rights if they somehow upset the defending Super Bowl champs. That's a very long shot, though. Oddsmakers expect the Chiefs to prevail by a hefty 10.5 points in this NFL live stream.

It's been a tough season for Atlanta, with just four wins, and none in the past three games. And this NFL live stream is looking like another shot at disappointment, as the Falcons go against the top team in the NFL and defending Super Bowl champions.

But it may not be the blowout that some pundits expect. Atlanta has shown that it can rise to the challenge, as it did in its narrow 31-27 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. In fact, Atlanta was up for most of that game, holding a 24-7 lead until the final minutes of the third quarter. Quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Calvin Ridley were uncannily in sync for much of the game.

But Atlanta collapsed under a Buccaneers drive that scored 24 points in the remainder of the game. In fact it's surprising that their defense held up as well and as long as it did. Atlanta ranks 31st in passing defense (allowing 287.7 yards per game) and 28th in total yards allowed (392.4 YPG). The Falcons defense will be especially challenged by the Chiefs, who average 31 points per game (the second highest in the NFL this season).

How to watch Falcons vs Chiefs live stream with a VPN

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Falcons vs Chiefs live streams in the US

In the US, Falcons vs Chiefs is going to be broadcast on FOX, which is available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV. The game starts at 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10:00 a.m. PT Sunday December 27.

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). 

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.

Fubo.TV:a 7-day free trial

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.

Sling TV

If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV provides a middle ground. The $45 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has FOX affiliates for this game, as well as local NBC affiliates and ESPN.

NFL Sunday Ticket: Falcons vs Chiefs is one of the games that DirecTV subscribers can watch via NFL Sunday Ticket (provided that you're not living in the market of either team). Sunday Ticket streams live games in their entirety to televisions, computers, Android and iOS devices, and game consoles.

You can also get NFL Sunday Ticket as a stand-alone service — but only if you live in an area that doesn't get DirecTV service.

Falcons 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

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 FOX affiliate is showing Falcons vs Chiefs.

Falcons vs Chiefs live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond cannot watch Falcons vs Chiefs. Sky Sports NFL and Sky Sports Main Event are the standard channels for watching NFL games in the U.K.  Sky Sports features more than 100 live games this season. 

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.

Falcons 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 Falcons 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.

Sean Captain is a freelance technology and science writer, editor and photographer. At Tom's Guide, he has reviewed cameras, including most of Sony's Alpha A6000-series mirrorless cameras, as well as other photography-related content. He has also written for Fast Company, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired.