It might only be Week 5 of the NFL season, but “Sunday Night Football” could have far reaching implications for the rest of the season.
The Bills have been about as dominant a team as anyone could have expected. They’ve scored the second-most points in the league at 134 and have allowed the fewest at just 44. And at 3-1, they’re tied for the best record in the AFC. The Chiefs, on the other hand, have struggled — by their lofty standards — in the early going of the 2021 season. They currently sit at 2-2 after dropping matchups to the Ravens and Chargers.
These two teams are AFC Division powerhouses and fully expect to be in the playoffs. But if the Bills win at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday to move to 4-1 and push the Chiefs down to 2-3, it could go a long way toward locking up homefield advantage in the postseason.
The Chiefs’ talented passing attack, led by Patrick Mahomes, will certainly be tested on Sunday, as the Bills have allowed only 595 passing yards this season, the fewest in the league. Buffalo has allowed just three passing touchdowns and intercepted seven passes.
Josh Allen and the Bills’ offense certainly can expect to put up some points on Sunday. Kansas City’s defense was picked apart by Justin Herbert, and at 1,167 passing yards allowed, it has already surrendered the seventh-most passing yards this season. Its rushing defense hasn’t been any better as it has allowed 584 yards on the ground, the fourth-most of any team this season.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Bills vs. Chiefs game on Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels and a full “Sunday Night Football” schedule.
What channel is Bills vs. Chiefs on today?
The “Sunday Night Football” matchup will feature the usual broadcast team of Al Michaels on play-by-play, Cris Collinsworth providing analysis and Michele Tafoya reporting from the sideline. Terry McAulay will be the rules analyst for the game.
Those tuning in to NBC earlier will catch “Football Night in America,” hosted by Mike Tirico and Maria Taylor, with Tony Dungy, Drew Brees, Chris Simms and Mike Florio in studio to provide analysis with Jac Collinsworth and Rodney Harrison reporting from the field at Arrowhead Stadium.
Bills vs. Chiefs start time
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 10
- Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. ET
Bills vs. Chiefs is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET.
NFL live stream for ‘Sunday Night Football’
NBC broadcasts all “Sunday Night Football” games, so they are available to stream on all of the network’s online platforms. This includes Peacock, the network’s streaming service which launched ahead of the 2021 Summer Olympics. This should be the preferred method for those who have a cable/satellite subscription but can’t get in front of a TV.
For cord-cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options for “Sunday Night Football.” Below are all of them.
Bills schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Steelers||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|2||Sept. 19||at Dolphins||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Washington Football Team||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Texans||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10 (SNF)||at Chiefs||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|6||Oct. 18 (MNF)||at Titans||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|7||Oct. 24||Bye week||—||—|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Dolphins||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|9||Nov. 7||at Jaguars||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|10||Nov. 14||at Jets||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||vs. Colts||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|12||Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving)||at Saints||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|13||Dec. 6||vs. Patriots||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|14||Dec. 12||at Buccaneers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 18 or 19 (TBD)||vs. Panthers||TBD||TBD|
|16||Dec. 26||at Patriots||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Falcons||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Jets||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
Chiefs schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Browns||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|2||Sept. 19||at Ravens||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Chargers||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||at Eagles||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||vs. Bills||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|6||Oct. 17||at Washington||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|7||Oct. 24||at Titans||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|8||Nov. 1||vs. Giants||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||at Raiders||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|11||Nov. 21||vs. Cowboys||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. Broncos||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Raiders||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 16||at Chargers||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. Steelers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|17||Jan. 2||at Bengals||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||at Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 9 (Thur.)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Sept. 12||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|2||Sept. 19||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||Sept. 26||San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers|
|4||Oct. 3||New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|5||Oct. 10||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills|
|6||Oct. 17||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|7||Oct. 24||San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|8||Oct. 31||Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|9||Nov. 7||Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans|
|10||Nov. 14||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||Nov. 21||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12||Nov. 28||Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns|
|13||Dec. 5||Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers|
|14||Dec. 12||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|15||Dec. 19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|16||Dec. 26||Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|17||Jan. 2||Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings|