Chiefs vs 49ers − How to tune in on Sky Sports, BBC and online
It’s Superbowl 2020 game night with the Chiefs vs 49ers in a match that will see one team pick up the Vince Lombardi trophy, while the other team goes home wondering what could have been. Both teams dominated their respective championships and come into this match in superb form in what’s shaping up to be one of the best Superbowls in recent years . Find out how to tune into the Superbowl LIV at the bright and sunny Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sky, BBC and online.
Chiefs vs 49ers kick-off time
Kick-off is 11:30pm GMT Sunday night
Chiefs vs 49ers TV channel
This match will be available on both subscription and free TV. For Sky viewers, the Chiefs vs 49ers will be on Sky Sports Action while everyone else can tune in to BBC One. Build up on Sky starts at 10pm, while coverage on the Beeb begins on BBC Two at 11pm before moving to BBC one at 11.25pm.
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How to watch Chiefs vs 49ers on TV and online
Sky subscribers can tune in on any supported device for no additional cost – be it a smartphone, tablet, PC, or laptop – through the Sky Go app.
Non-Sky customers can watch it by buying a Now TV pass from £9.99. If you haven’t yet signed up for Sky Sports or Now TV, note that it can take a little while for channels and streaming access to activate after signing up, so act fast to avoid disappointment.
You are required to pay the licence fee to watch programmes on the BBC. If you’re catching the game on iPlayer you are required to sign up and create a BBC account to do so. It’s free to create an account, but iPlayer will ask if you pay the license fee before watching any content.
Here are some handy links to get you started:
- Download Sky Go
- Sign up for Sky Sports Mobile TV from £5.99/month
- Buy a NOW TV pass
- Create a BBC Account
There’s another way of viewing the action if you’re an NFL fan. Simply subscribe to the NFL Game Pass, and you can stream the action on Android or iOS devices, as well as on Apple TV, Xbox One, PS4, Amazon Fire TV, LG and Samsung smart TVs.
- Sign up to NFL Game Pass
Chiefs vs 49ers − Match preview
The Chiefs just about go into this match as favourites, but it could be a close run thing.
The last time the Chiefs were in the Superbowl was fifty years ago against the Minnesota Vikings. There, in Superbowl IV, they won they’re one and only championship. They’ve been close to reaching the final in recent years, but haven’t quite had what’s needed to cross the finish line.
But under coach Andy Reid, the Chiefs have been slowly building up their team and in Patrick Mahomes they have an outstanding young quarterback. His athleticism and unique throwing technique, has made him one of the MVPs of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs have other dangerman to consider too. wide receiver Tyreek Hill is incredibly fast (he even wants to run in the Tokyo Olympics after the season ends) and expect tight end Travis Kelce to take to the pitch despite being on the injury list coming into the match.
San Francisco 49ers are five time Superbowl champions, the third most decorated team behind the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots. They had a 13-3 record, a flip-reversal of the disappointing 4-12 record of last season.
Part of their rejuvenated outlook has been the form of quarterback Jimmy Garropolo, but the the true stars are 49ers’ defense. As the saying goes, it’s defense that wins championships.
This is likely to be a tight game between the Chief’s offense and the 49ers defense. Whichever of these two units comes out on top is likely to be crowned the 2020 Superbowl champions.