The 2020 NFL season is off and running. One of Sunday’s best games? Defending Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs head to the Los Angeles Chargers for their first ever clash at the new SoFi Stadium. Can Patrick Mahomes help make it 11 consecutive victories in a row for Kansas? Here’s how to live stream Chiefs vs Chargers online, on TV and on your mobile – from anywhere in the world.
Want to watch live NFL for free? US viewers can sign up to a 7-day free trial of FuboTV, which provides live NFL games without the need for cable. Canadian viewers can do the same by signing up to a 7-day free trial of DAZN sports. For more consistent viewing, an NFL Game Pass ($99/£143.99) makes excellent value. It’s cheaper in some countries than others. Make sure to use a VPN when trying to watch with your Game Pass while abroad.
The way the Kansas City Chiefs shut down Deshaun Watson and the Houston offense in Week 1 was nothing less than masterful. Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire made a stunning debut, helping Kansas beat Houston with a touchdown and 138 yards in the season opener. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has a few injuries to contend with but his team are already looking like a good bet for the playoffs.
Last week, the Chargers beats the Bengals 16-13 but it was a far-from-convincing victory against a team that should have been a pushover. The Chiefs will be a stiffer test. The Chargers won’t want to open their account at the brand new SoFi Stadium with a loss, but they’ll need to put serious pressure on Patrick Mahomes and hope that quarterback Tyrod Taylor keeps the Chiefs in check.
Kansas City are huge favourites but that won’t stop most of the NFL fans west of Nashville to be cheering them on to victory. Here’s how to watch the Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Chargers live stream on your TV or mobile device, wherever you are…
Watch Chiefs vs Chargers anywhere in the world using a VPN
We’ll look at the best ways to live stream the Kansas City Chiefs vs LA Chargers for UK and USA-based NFL fans below, but even if you have subscribed to the relevant services, you won’t be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
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Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the match. When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one that is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.
You can find a full list of national and international broadcasters with rights to show the live NFL here.
Watch Chiefs vs Chargers live in the UK
Sky is a great place for UK fans to watch the Chiefs vs Chargers at the SoFi Stadium. The broadcaster will screen the NFL clash on new Sky Sports NFL channel in HD, as well as through the Sky Go app.
Sky Sports NFL will feature 100+ live games this season, plus NFL RedZone and regular contributions from the likes of Jeff Reinebold, Cliff Avril and former Bengals draft pick, Takeo Spikes.
If you’re an existing Sky customer, you can add all the sports channels to your package for £39 per month (Sky Sports Complete Pack). If you’re a casual NFL fan, or don’t want access to all the Sky Sports channels under the sun, purchase a Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes cost from £9.99 to £33.99.
Now TV Sports day passes from £9.99
Want quick access to Sky Sports NFL? A day pass for Sky Sports on Now TV costs £9.99, with a weekly pass at £14.99. A monthly pass typically costs £33.99 but, occasionally, Sky offers good discounts.View Deal
Sky Sports NFL and Sky Sports Main Event channels are also available on Virgin Media as part of the Bigger + Sport TV bundle. It’s £65 per month but it comes with all the other Sky Sports channels and all the BT Sports ones too, including BT Sports Ultra HD. All of that brings access to just about all the televised sports action you can imagine, including Premier League, Champions League and Europa League football.
If you’re already a Virgin Media TV subscriber, then it may be a case of upping your package by just a few pounds per month.
If you prefer to stream games online and want comprehensive coverage, NFL offers the brilliant International NFL Game Pass. Access to the Pro version costs £143.99 a year or £36 per quarter, but that covers all 250+ games live and in HD, including the Super Bowl on 7th February 2021.
As ever, a handful of ‘blackout’ games are not streamed live in the UK and Ireland. Instead, they become available 24 hours after completion. You can find details of these ‘blackout’ games here.
The Game Pass app is easy to use and available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as Google Chromecast, Apple TV, PS4 and Xbox One.
Watch Super Bowl LV in 2021 live on the BBC
The BBC’s NFL Show will return on Saturday nights and feature live coverage of the 55th Super Bowl in Florida on 7th February 2021. In the meantime, the show will screen NFL highlights and pick over the big stories in the company of charismatic Super Bowl winner Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell.
Catch the NFL Show live on Saturday at 9pm on BBC Red Button One and BBC iPlayer.
If you’re outside the UK, you can still catch the BBC’s popular NFL Show. Just get yourself a VPN. We’ve listed all the best VPN options above.
Watch Chiefs vs Chargers live in the USA
NFL fans in the United States are spoilt for choice when it comes to live, over-the-air football games. Problem is, NFL has spread the rights across a number of channels including NBC, Fox, CBS, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Redzone. The NFL will also broadcast 11 games on Amazon Prime Video and Twitch, starting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Chicago Bears on 8th October 2020.
The Chiefs vs Chargers is on CBS at 4.25pm ET, but those wanting to see the 2020 NFL season in its entirety will need to buy into all of these networks and streaming platforms.
A better option would be to cut the cord and go for an NFL Game Pass. At just $99 for a season, it’s a bargain. But there’s a catch: the Stateside version of the NFL Game Pass only allows you to watch replays of games. To watch the games live, you would need a VPN and the Pro version of the International NFL Game Pass (£143.99/ $180 per season).
The third option for US fans is to opt for a live TV streaming service. But which one is best?
FuboTV offers all available NFL channels, so it’s the best option for US NFL fans. It costs $60 per month for its Family plan and includes CBS – broadcasting Chiefs vs Chargers – plus Fox, CBS, ESPN and the NFL Network. For an extra $11 per month, the Sports Plus add-on gets you NFL RedZone too. What’s more, you can try it free for 7 days if you’ve not previously subscribed.
Sling TV’s combined Orange and Blue package ($45 per month) provides access to NBC, Fox, ESPN and NFL Network. You don’t get CBS or RedZone or NFL Network though. On the upside, SlingTV packages are discounted for the first month.
YouTubeTV ($65 per month) carries NBC, CBS, Fox and ESPN – nearly all of the networks showing NFL games live. It’s only available in selected US cities, though. Punch in your zip code to see if its available to you.
Hulu with Live TV ($55 per month) grants access to NBC, Fox, CBS and ESPN. Just like YouTubeTV, the NFL Network and RedZone are not available.
Need to know when your local NFL team is playing, and on what channel? Click here for the complete schedule.
Watch Chiefs vs Chargers live in Canada
DAZN is the new home of football in Canada. It has the rights to broadcast live NFL games and live Champions league soccer games. Even better, you can grab a free 7-day trial of DAZN here.
Watch Chiefs vs Chargers live in Australia
New streaming platform Kayo Sports is a great place to catch live NFL games in Australia. It carries ESPN, too. The premium package costs AU$35 per month – you can grab a free 14-day trial here and enjoy Week 1 of the NFL season for free!
How to watch Hard Knocks: Los Angeles for free
HBO’s awesome NFL docu-series Hard Knocks: Los Angeles is a must-see for any NFL fan. It charts the highs and lows inside an NFL training camp and is best described as the craziest sports soap opera you’ve seen.
US fans can stream the 15th series of Hard Knocks via the HBO Max streaming service, which is just $14.99 a month. However, you can grab a free 7-day trial here. Amazon Prime subscribers can also use the free 7-day trial of HBO Max here, and watch Hard Knocks without paying a penny.
UK viewer? Hard Knocks: LA recently debuted on the Sky Sports NFL channel.
NFL Week 2 schedule 2020
Kickoff times in BST (British Summer Time)
Friday 18th Sept
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns, 1.20am on Sky Sports NFL
Sunday 20th Sept
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans, 6pm
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 6pm
Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers, 6pm
Los Angeles Rams at Philadelphia Eagles, 6pm
San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets, 6pm
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins, 6pm
Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts, 6pm
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers, 6pm
Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys, 6pm
New York Giants at Chicago Bears, 6pm
The Washington Football Team at Arizona Cardinals, 9.05pm
Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers, 9.25pm
Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans, 9.25pm
Monday 21st Sept
New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks, 1.20am on Sky Sports NFL
Tuesday 22nd Sept
New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders, 1.15am on Sky Sports NFL
Click here for a full list of 2020-2021 NFL games.