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Steelers vs Chiefs live stream: How to watch NFL Playoffs Wild Card game online

Ben Roethlisberger and Patrick Mahomes will face off in the Steelers vs Chiefs live stream
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The Steelers vs Chiefs live stream is coming up tonight, and it has has Ben Roethlisberger and company in Kansas City after some crazy end-of-season heroics put them in the playoffs. 

Meanwhile Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will try to do what it takes to make sure this NFL live stream is actually Roethlisberger's last NFL game. 

Steelers vs Chiefs channel, start time

The Steelers vs Chiefs live stream is tonight Sunday (Jan. 16).
Time — 8.15 p.m. ET / 5.15 p.m. PT / 1.15 a.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on NBC via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

The Steelers (9-7-1) are by some miracle are a playoff team. A field goal by the Raiders’ Daniel Carlson in the final seconds of the 2021 regular season propelled Pittsburgh into the postseason.

Going into week 18 the Steelers needed to beat the Ravens and then have the Chargers and Raiders’ Sunday night game end in anything other than a tie. Whoever won or lost that game didn’t impact Pittsburgh’s playoff chances. The Steelers would handle their business and beat the Ravens 16-13, in overtime. Then as fate would have it, the Chargers and Raiders went into overtime. A tie was actually looming making Ben Roethlisberger and all of the Steele City sweat until Carlson’s 47-yard field went through the uprights in Vegas for the final play of the regular season.

Steelers' rookie running back Najee Harris will try and help Roethlisberger extend his career by at least one more game as the 39-year-old veteran quarterback is expected to retire at the end of the season. Harris has been Big Ben's best weapon as the rookie led the NFL with 381 total touches. He scored 10 touchdowns in all and racked up a total of 1,667 yards. He did all that, without fumbling the football, ever!

The Chiefs (12-5) are back in the playoffs for the seventh straight season and eighth time in nine years under head coach Andy Reid. Their slow start was well documented as piping hot takes flooded the airwaves throughout sports media. Kansas City quickly quieted those critics as they went 9-1 in their final 10 games of the season.

Patrick Mahomes went into week 14 already matching his career high with 12 interceptions,  but threw just one in his final five games with 12 touchdowns. In what has been a  “down year,” Mahomes still posted a 98.5 passer rating.

The Chiefs are  heavy 12.5-point favorites against the Steelers. The over/under is 46. These teams faced each other on December 26th. The Chiefs won that game 36-10 in Pittsburgh.

So, who wins this leg of the race to Super Bowl 2022?

Steelers vs Chiefs Inactives:

Steelers: Dwayne Haskins (3), Cody White (15), Anthony McFarland (26), Tegray Scales (30), Carlos Davis (73)

Chiefs: Shane Buechele (QB), Josh Gordon (WR), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB), Rashad Fenton (CB), Joshua Kaindoh (DE), Prince Tega Wanogho (OT), Darwin Thompson (RB)


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Steelers vs Chiefs live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Steelers vs Chiefs 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 8.15 p.m. ET / 5.15 p.m. PT Sunday (Jan. 16). 

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 $65 per month.

Fubo.TV

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.

Sling TV

If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV 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.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is not included in NFL Sunday Ticket, as no night-time games are included this week. Check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide for more details.

Steelers 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 NBC affiliate is showing the Steelers vs Chiefs live stream.

Steelers vs Chiefs live streams in the UK

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

The Steelers vs Chiefs live stream starts at 1.15 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.

Steelers 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 Steelers vs Chiefs live streams in Canada. 

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

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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.