AFC Championship Game: How to watch Patriots vs. Chiefs online
A Super Bowl berth is at stake.
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The New England Patriots are playing in their eighth straight AFC Championship game. The Kansas Chiefs haven't reached the conference championship in 25 years. If Tom Brady and the Patriots want to return to the Super Bowl for the third straight year, they'll need to win on the road at Arrowhead Stadium, one of the most difficult places in the NFL to play. And they'll need to find a way to slow down the high-flying Chiefs offense led by second-year QB Patrick Mahomes. Here's how you can watch the game if you don't have cable.
What: AFC Championship game
When: Sunday, Jan. 20 at 6:40 p.m. ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
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To watch the NFC Championship game, you'll need to to find a streaming service that not only offers CBS but a live feed of CBS and not just on-demand content. In many markets, you can watch on-demand but not live content from CBS and the other local networks.
The above streaming services offer a free, seven-day trial.
You can use the CBS Sports app to stream the game, but you will need to log in with your pay TV credentials. If you are willing to watch on a phone or tablet and not screencast to your TV, then you can livestream all NFL playoff games including Super Bowl LIII with the NFL Mobile app or the Yahoo Sports app for free.
Free over-the-air TV
If you live in an area with good reception, you can watch for free on over-the-air broadcast channels just by attaching an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to nearly any TV to watch games on the major networks.