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Browns vs Chiefs live stream: How to watch NFL week 1 game online

Browns vs Chiefs live stream
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The Browns vs Chiefs live stream is here and it's the first step Kansas City has to take to get last year’s Super Bowl loss out of their mouth, while the Browns hope to use this NFL live stream as their first brick in building off of last year's success. 

Browns vs Chiefs channel, start time

The Browns vs Chiefs live stream takes place today (Sept. 12).
Time — 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT / 9:25 p.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on CBS via Fubo.TV or Paramount Plus
U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

The Browns snapped an awful trend last season for themselves and their fans. Their playoff win over their AFC North rival Steelers marked their first playoffs win since the 1994 season. Now they will try to end another ugly streak; winning their first game. Cleveland is 0-15-1 in their last  16 season openers. 

Their last week one win came when Jeff Garcia beat Kyle Boller’s Ravens in a 20-3 victory. Although Baker Mayfield and the Browns are coming off their most successful season in over 25 years the outlook is bleak when trying to get off their opening week schneid this season.

The Browns are facing the reigning AFC Champions for the last two years in the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes happens to be the biggest reason for K.C. 's success. He represents the next perennial MVP candidate like Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady or the now retired Drew Brees. Mahomes already has an MVP award in his back pocket and a Super Bowl ring. Now he only wants more.  

The inactives are as follows:

Browns: Odell Beckham Jr. (WR), Grant Delpit (S), Michael Dunn (G), Tony Fields ll (LB), Tommy Togiai (DT), James Hudson lll (OT), Chris Naggar (K)

Chiefs: Tyrann Mathieu (S), Frank Clark (DE), DeAndre Baker (CB), Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (G), Maurice Fountain (WR), Austin Blythe (C)

Andy Reid said this week Mahomes would have a full backfield to help the offense as running backs Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrell Williams are expected to play week one. Edwards-Helaire had been hampered by an ankle injury, while Williams was recovering from a concussion.  

The Chiefs are 6-point favorites against the Browns. The over/under is 54.5. The 2021 NFL season marks the league’s first 17-game regular season schedule. 


How to watch Browns vs Chiefs live stream from anywhere

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Browns vs Chiefs live streams in the US

In the US, Browns 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 1 games (all times ET)

Cowboys vs Buccaneers (Th, 8:20 p.m.)
Cardinals vs Titans (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Chargers vs Washington (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Jaguars vs Texans (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Jets vs Panthers (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Steelers vs Bills (Sun, 1 p.m.)
49ers vs Lions (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Eagles vs Falcons (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Seahawks vs Colts (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Vikings vs Bengals (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Dolphins vs Patriots (Sun, 4:25 p.m.)
Broncos vs Giants (Sun, 4:25 p.m.)
Packers vs Saints (Sun, 4:25 p.m.)
Bears vs Rams (Sun, 8:20 p.m.)
Ravens vs Raiders (Mon, 8:15 p.m.)

The game starts at 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT on Sunday (Sept. 12).

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: One of the best streaming services with FOX, 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.View Deal

Paramount Plus combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from the deep ViacomCBS vault. Get access to Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard and The Good Fight. And more great stuff is on the way, including Frasier and Criminal Minds revivals.View Deal

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

Browns 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 Browns vs Chiefs.

Browns vs Chiefs live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond can watch Browns vs Chiefs on Sky Sports, the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Browns vs Chiefs live stream starts at 9:25 p.m. BST Sunday evening on Sky Sports NFL.

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

Browns 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 Browns 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.

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.