The 2023 National Football League season will begin on Thursday night, with the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs hosting the upstart Detroit Lions.
While Kansas City is the preseason favorite to repeat as champs, many people are picking the Lions to surprise and make the playoffs for the first time in a long time. Two high-powered offenses will be in action on Thursday night, though they may not look exactly as expected owing to factors like injury (Travis Kelce is out), suspension, or contract negotiations.
Here’s how you can catch the game before we break down the contest.
Details on Where to Watch Chiefs Lions
- Date: Thursday, Sept. 7 | Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
- Location: Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, Missouri)
- TV: NBC | Stream: FuboTV (click here)
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- Odds: Chiefs -5; O/U 53 (via SportsLine consensus odds)
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Football League game guides for Peacock
If you don’t have cable, you can still watch NBC shows thanks to Peacock, the network’s official streaming service. There are two tiers of service available (Premium and Premium Plus), with the free tier being phased out as of 2023 for new subscribers.
People with a TV login can watch the Lions-Chiefs game on the NBC Sports website, while those without a TV subscription can watch it on Peacock. Peacock will allow those impacted by the blackout to watch the game on any smart TV or mobile device, regardless of whether or not they have a cable or satellite subscription.
In the future, Peacock will join the other major networks in broadcasting live sporting events. More and more games are being moved to Peacock, and NBC has already begun streaming Big Ten football games, such as Michigan’s season opener, on the website.