Sunday Night Football Tonight Week 5: What channel is the Bills vs. Chiefs game on?

    Who plays on Sunday Night Football tonight? Here's the channel and live stream for the Bills vs. Chiefs Sunday Night Football Week 5 matchup.

    Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills head to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday Night Football tonight to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5. Keep reading for more information, including the start time, channel, and live streams, as well as a preview for Sunday Night Football in Week 5.

    Sunday Night Football channel, live stream | Bills at Chiefs

    • Start time: 8:15 PM ET
    • TV channel: NBC
    • Live streams:
      • NBC Sports App
      • Hulu Live TV
      • FuboTV
      • YouTube TV
      • Locast (select markets)
      • AT&T TV
      • NFL Mobile App

    Sunday Night Football expectations for Bills vs. Chiefs tonight

    Can Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs string together two wins for the first time this season on Sunday Night Football tonight?

    Chiefs’ early struggles

    Things have not gone according to plan in Kansas City to start the season. After never losing in September with Mahomes under center, the Chiefs dropped two games in a row to end the month.

    The offense has had some struggles, but after bouncing back in Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles, it was clear the issues on that side of the ball are fixable. Mahomes and the offense look to be back in sync heading into Sunday Night Football tonight. Kansas City’s defense is another question, though.

    Through four weeks, the Chiefs have allowed 31.3 points per game, the second-most in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Bills’ offense comes to town scoring the second-most points per game in the league at 33.5. This is horrible news for the Chiefs heading into tonight’s Sunday Night Football matchup.

    As PFN Chief NFL Analyst Trey Wingo said in the Week 3 Recap episode of More Than Football when referencing Kansas City’s defense in the Chargers vs. Chiefs game:

    “They went for it on 4th-and-4, they went for it on 4th-and-9. The Chargers did. When you’re going for it on 4th-and-9, that tells you i have no respect for the defensive side of the ball. We can get whatever we want, whenever we want.”

    If Kansas City was playing the Buffalo offense fans saw in Week 1 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, that would be one thing. But Sunday Night Football tonight features a Bills offense playing at last season’s dominant levels.

    The Bills are back to form

    Week 1 confused some people when the Bills scored just 16 points after dominating the Steelers the entire first half. That confusion was put to rest after they scored 35 points on the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 and 40+ points in the past two weeks.

    However, it’s not just the offense impressing. In Week 4, Buffalo’s defense closed out their second shutout of the season in the 40-0 victory over Houston. Both sides of the ball in Buffalo are firing on all cylinders heading into Sunday Night Football tonight.

    The Chiefs’ offense figured some things out, surrendering just 1 turnover to the Eagles in Week 5. Yet, Buffalo has proven so far this season it can match Kansas City’s firepower with a clear advantage on defense.

    Barring a turnaround performance from the offense, the Chiefs will need to take advantage of every offensive drive provided to them. A few stops and a below-average defense could easily cost the Chiefs a victory on Sunday Night Football tonight. This should be yet another fantastic primetime game in 2021, but the Bills win this game 38-35.

    Sunday Night Football Schedule: September

    • Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams – September 12
      • Final: Rams 34, Bears 14
    • Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens – September 19
      • Final: Ravens 36, Chiefs 35
    • Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers – September 26
      • Final: Packers 30, 49ers 28


    • Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots – October 3
      • Final: Buccaneers 19, Patriots 17
    • Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs – October 10
    • Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – October 17
    • Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers – October 24
    • Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings – October 31


    • Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams – November 7
    • Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders – November 14
    • Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers – November 21
    • Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens – November 28


    • San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks – December 5
    • Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – December 12
    • New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – December 19
    • Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys – December 26


    • Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – January 2
    • Week 18 TBD – January 9

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