How to watch today’s Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills game: Livestream options, kickoff time


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Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs warms up prior to an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Miami Dolphins at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 13, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri. 

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Patrick Mahomes will play his first-ever road NFL playoff game today as the Kansas City Chiefs play the Buffalo Bills. The forecast calls for impproved conditions, especially compared to last week’s snowy Wild Card Weekend showdown in Buffalo. Expect a terrific matchup between two top-tier AFC teams and yes, a Taylor Swift sighting.

Kepe reading for all the ways you can watch the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills NFL division playoff game today.

Note: CBS Essentials and Paramount+ are both subsidiaries of Paramount.


How to watch the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills game

The Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills game will be played Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT). The game will air on CBS and stream live on Paramount+.


How to watch the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills game without cable

While most cable packages include CBS, it’s easy to watch the game if CBS isn’t included in your cable subscription, or if you don’t have cable at all. Your best options for watching are below.

Stream the game on Paramount + 

If you don’t have a cable TV package that includes CBS, one of the easiest ways to catch all live NFL games broadcast on CBS is through a subscription to Paramount+. The streamer offers access to all NFL games locally and nationally televised on CBS on all its subscription tiers. In addition, you can watch top-tier soccer like the Champions League live and SEC college football games as well, plus popular shows such as “Survivor” and “NCIS.” Paramount+ is also the exclusive streaming home to Super Bowl LVIII in 2024.

A subscription to Paramount + is $5.99 per month. Bundle Paramount+ and Showtime for just $11.99 per month.


Get Paramount+ as part of Walmart+ and watch the NFL playoffs

The Walmart+ shopping subscription service includes access to the Paramount+ Essentials tier (with live NFL games such as this one), a $60 per year value. Walmart+ subscribers also get discounts on gasoline at Mobil and Exxon stations, access to special members-only deals (including Walmart’s holiday deals), same-day home delivery from your local store and more. 

Walmart+ costs $98 per year. Tap the button below to learn all the benefits of Walmart+, and to start your 30-day free trial.

Why we like Walmart+:

  • Walmart+ members get access to this game through the Paramount+ streaming service.
  • You can get groceries delivered to your home quickly — sometimes same day —  without paying Instacart-like markups.
  • Walmart+ members get early access to Walmart’s Black Friday deals.
  • You can make returns from home — Walmart will pick them up for you. (Restrictions apply; must be present for pickup.)

Watch the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills game free with FuboTV

You can also catch the game on FuboTV. FuboTV is a sports-centric streaming service that offers access to almost every NFL game of the season. Packages include CBS, Fox Sunday NFC games via “NFL on Fox”, NBC (Sunday Night Football), ESPN (Monday Night Football), NFL Network and more, so you’ll be able to watch more than just today’s games, all without a cable subscription.

To watch the NFL without cable, start a seven-day free trial of Fubo. You can begin watching immediately on your TV, phone, tablet or computer. In addition to NFL football, FuboTV offers MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer games. 

Top features of FuboTV Pro Tier:

  • There are no contracts with FuboTV — you can cancel at any time.
  • The Pro tier includes 169 channels, including NFL Network. (You’ll need to upgrade to Ultimate for NFL RedZone.)
  • FuboTV includes all the channels you’ll need to watch college and pro football, including CBS (not available through Sling TV).
  • All tiers come with 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR recording.
  • Stream on your TV, phone, and other devices.

Watch the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills game on Hulu + Live TV

You can watch the NFL, including the NFL Network, with Hulu + Live TV. The bundle features access to 90 channels, including both Fox and FS1. Unlimited DVR storage is also included. Watch every game on every network with Hulu + Live TV, plus catch live NFL preseason games, exclusive live regular season games, popular studio shows (including NFL Total Access and the Emmy-nominated show Good Morning Football) and lots more.

Hulu + Live TV comes bundled with ESPN+ and Disney+ for $77 per month.


Watch NFL football live with a digital HDTV antenna

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If you’re cutting the cord to your cable company, you’re not alone; in fact, you are in luck. You can still watch the NFL on TV with an affordable indoor antenna, which pulls in local over-the-air HDYC channels such as CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS, Univision and more. Here’s the kicker: There’s no monthly charge.

Anyone living in partially blocked-off area (those near mountains or first-floor apartments), a digital TV antenna may not pick up a good signal — or any signal at all. But for many homes, a digital TV antenna provides a seriously inexpensive way to watch college football without paying a cable company. Indoor TV antennas can also provide some much-needed TV backup if a storm knocks out your cable (or your cable company gets in a squabble with a network).

This amplified digital antenna can receive hundreds of HD TV channels, including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, FOX, Univision and can filter out cellular and FM signals. It received signals 360 degrees and delivers a high-quality picture in 4K, UHD and 1080 HDTV, top-tier sound and features a 16-foot digital coax cable. This Amazon best selling antenna is usually sells for about $23, though we’ve seen it priced as low as $15.


Watch the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills game on your phone with NFL+

If you want to catch this game on your phone — and all the amazing football ahead this season — check out NFL+. The premium streaming service, starting at $40 per year (or $7 per month), offers access to NFL Network. And yes, that includes games being broadcast out-of-market. To boost your NFL experience even further, you can upgrade to NFL+ Premium with NFL RedZone and watch up to eight NFL games simultaneously. A seven-day, free trial is available.

Top features of NFL+:

  • You get access to all NFL preseason games, including those that are out of market.
  • NFL+ lets you watch stream local and primetime regular season games on your phone or tablet, but not your TV.
  • Includes the NFL Network (and NFL RedZone with NFL+ Premium), so it’s a good option for those who are looking to stream football on the go.

If you’re waiting for today’s game to begin, now is a great time to check out Amazon’s new NFL Fan Shop. The Amazon NFL Fan Shop is filled to the brim with officially licensed fan gear: You’ll find jerseys, team flags, T-shirts, hoodies and more, including tons of great gear for the NFL fan in your life. There are plenty of great deals awaiting you at Amazon, too, including some must-see deals on TVs for watching sports.

Tap the button below to head directly to the NFL Fan Shop page on Amazon and select your favorite team.


2024 NFL playoff Divisional Round schedule

The 2024 NFL playoff Divisional Round playoff schedule is below. All times Eastern.

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024

  • Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens, 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT), ABC, ESPN, ESPN+
  • Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT), Fox

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions, 3:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. PT), NBC
  • Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills, 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT), CBS

Storylines we’re following this season

Important dates to remember: 

  • Playoff games are scheduled through Jan. 28, 2004.
  • Super Bowl LVIII is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2024 in Las Vegas.
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No. 16 Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff.

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Taylor Swift’s NFL era:  Any question the NFL would return to life “PT” (that’s pre-Taylor) now that Taylor Swift has established herself as a legitimate Kansas City Chiefs fan have been answered. Ever since Swift stepped foot into Arrowhead Stadium to watch boyfriend Travis Kelce and the Chiefs play, fans haven’t been able to get enough seeing Swift in the stands. Despite the league’s attempt to tone down the Swift coverage, giving plenty of material to award show and late night talk show hosts, Taylor Swift mania has officially hit the NFL with no signs of slowing down during the playoffs. Swift heads back out on tour on Feb. 7, 2024 in Tokyo, Japan, which means she’ll miss Super Bowl LVIII if Kelce’s Chiefs go all the way. Until then, expect a lot of game day cutaways to Taylor Swift in the stands, even if the NFL swears off it.

Is this the Lions year?  The Cinderella story of the 2023-2024 NFL season, the Detroit Lions, are two games away from the franchise’s first-ever Super Bowl appearance. The Lions showed what they’re made of in their 23-24 Wild Card victory over the Los Angeles Rams. The two teams made headlines in 2021 when they swapped quarterbacks, sending Matthew Stafford to the Rams in exchange for former Rams quarterback Jared Goff. Goff finally got his vengeance with Sunday’s victory, earning the respect of fans and Lions head coach Dan Campbell along the way.

Is there an MVP in the house?  Endless hours of NFL sports broadcasts over recent years have been dedicated to arguing the talents (or lack thereof) of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. Lamar has always been a dynamic scrambler out of the pocket and this season is no different. Poised to have the best season of his career with MVP chants following him (again) at every turn, Jackson has quickly silenced any remaining naysayers this season. The Ravens might not get the hype of the Chiefs or the Dallas Cowboys, but they’re a serious Super Bowl contender and Lamar is already making a case to turn those MVP chants into reality. If you don’t mind being called a “bandwagon” by the teenager in your life, there’s never been a better time to jump on the Ravens bandwagon. No one will know you just get here, and we certainly won’t tell.



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