Patriots vs. Chiefs: Time, TV channel, how to watch AFC championship game
Ever since their thrilling Week 6 duel, the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs have been on a collision course for an AFC championship game rematch. On Sunday night, the teams finally get the chance to battle for a trip to Super Bowl 53.
The Patriots crushed the Chargers in the divisional round, while the Chiefs blew out the Colts to advance to the conference title game.
While New England and Kansas City combined for 83 points when the Patriots won the regular-season meeting, 43-40, snowy conditions in Missouri could force each team to reassess their game plans Sunday.
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But because perhaps the greatest quarterback in the history of the sport in Tom Brady is facing the signal-caller who could become the next face of the NFL in Patrick Mahomes, there’s a chance coaches Bill Belichick and Andy Reid will still stick with an aerial attack regardless of the weather.
Here’s everything to know ahead of the AFC championship game, including kickoff time, how to watch live on TV and stream online, plus betting odds and predictions from Sporting News’ experts.
What time does the Patriots vs Chiefs game start?
Kickoff is for the AFC championship game is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 20, following the NFC championship game.
What TV channel is the Patriots vs Chiefs game on?
The game between New England and Kansas City will be broadcast nationally on CBS. Broadcasters Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will call the action. You can read more about the risk (and subsequent reward) behind CBS hiring Romo as a lead analyst here.
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How to live stream Patriots vs Chiefs
You can stream Patriots vs. Chiefs using the CBS All-Access app or fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Where is the Patriots vs Chiefs game being played?
The game will be played at Arrowhead Stadium, a factor that could play a significant role in the outcome of the game. The Chiefs are 8-1 at home this season, including their divisional-round playoff win over the Colts, while the Patriots are just 3-5 away from Gillette Stadium (compared to a perfect 9-0 at home).
Patriots vs. Chiefs picks, betting odds
The Chiefs opened as -3.5 favorites to advance to Super Bowl 53, meaning the AFC championship is essentially a pick’em game. The point total is set at 57.5.
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