AFC Championship Game

The AFC Championship Game between the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs will take place on Sunday, January 28 at 3 PM ET (12 PM PT / 8 PM GMT) at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Interested? You’re in luck, since there are plenty of ways to follow the action live. Below, we’ll show where you can watch the AFC Championship Game online.

We’ll only be recommending official NFL broadcasters. Unlicensed streams are a sad inevitability for major sporting events like these, but they come with some pretty significant downsides. First, the quality is often lacking, with stuttering, low-resolution video. Second, these streams are prone to mid-match takedowns, meaning you might not even get to see who wins. There are several ways to watch the AFC Championship Game for free anyway, so you have nothing to gain by using unlicensed streams.  

The AFC Championship is only available on geo-blocked streaming platforms. This means that if you’re traveling abroad and there’s no official broadcaster where you are, you’ll need a VPN to watch on your usual services back home.

How to watch the AFC Championship Game abroad with a VPN

New to VPNs and not sure where to start? Unblocking geo-restricted content abroad is actually fairly simple once you know how.

Here’s how to stream the AFC Championship Game from anywhere:

  1. First, choose a suitable VPN. We particularly recommend NordVPN but Surfshark and ExpressVPN are both strong alternatives.
  2. Download the VPN software, making sure to get the right version for your operating system.
  3. Connect to a server in the relevant country. For example, you’d use an American server to unblock Paramount+ or a British one to access Sky Go.
  4. Try loading a previously inaccessible geo-locked site. You should be able to browse as though you were actually in the required country.
  5. Doesn’t work? Clear your cookies and cache then reload the page. It may also be worth trying another server in case your current IP address is blacklisted.

As the AFC Championship match will be broadcast live, it’s important to test your VPN before the match actually starts. This approach ensures you’ll have enough time to get help from customer support and significantly reduces the risk of you missing part of the game if anything doesn’t work as expected.

How to watch the AFC Championship Game online

Football is becoming more popular outside of the US, and accordingly, it’s getting easier to watch the NFL abroad. Below, we’ll explain where you can watch the AFC Championship Game from a selection of different countries.


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The AFC Championship Game will broadcast live on CBS. If you have a cable TV subscription that includes CBS, you need only sign in via your TV provider to watch at no extra cost.

Don’t have cable TV? The good news is that you can live stream CBS on Paramount+. To watch live, you’ll need the Paramount+ with Showtime plan which costs $11.99/month. Better still, this comes with a 7-day free trial so you could watch the AFC Championship Game for free if you cancel before the 7 days is up.

It’s also worth knowing that Fubo ($79.99/month), Hulu ($76.99/month), and YouTube TV ($72.99/month) all include CBS. What’s more, both Fubo and YouTube TV offer free trials for new subscribers so this is another way you can watch the AFC Championship Game for free if you cancel in time.

Keep in mind that all of the above services are region-locked. This means that if you’re outside of the US, you’ll need a VPN to use them. NordVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee that allows you to watch risk-free. If you’re unsatisfied, just cancel during this time to receive a full refund.


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Sky Sports will air the AFC Championship Game live and existing subscribers can stream all of the action online via Sky Go. The problem is that to get Sky Sports, you need Sky TV, which is expensive and takes several weeks to be installed.

If you like, you can sign up for a Sky Sports pass on Now (£11.99 per day or £34.99 per month). While fans in the UK also have the option of NFL Game Pass (this costs £9.99 for the rest of the off season), games shown on Sky are blacked out on Game Pass.

Sky Go and Now TV are region-locked and only available in the UK. However, you can watch from abroad using a VPN.


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There are a few different ways to watch the AFC Championship Game in Canada. The first way is to use CTV: this service is free but you’re required to login with your cable provider details before you can start streaming. It does not allow you to login with any over-the-top services, so if you don’t have cable TV, CTV simply isn’t an option.

You could also watch this match on DAZN. This costs $24.99 a month although there’s no longer a free trial for you to take advantage of.

Additionally, the AFC Championship Final will be broadcast live on RDS and TSN. Similar to CTV, these platforms allow you to watch for free if you sign in with your cable provider details. However, they also offer a standalone subscription for $19.99 CAD a month (or $7.99 per day). There isn’t any trial period or money-back guarantee, but RDS is the only Canadian service broadcasting NFL coverage with French commentary.

All of the above services are geo-restricted, so you’ll need a VPN to use them outside of Canada.


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For Australian football fans, it’s easy to watch the AFC Championship Game. Better still, you can do so for free on 7plus. All you need to do is sign up for a free account and you’ll be able to stream the game live.

Note that Ravens vs Chiefs will also be shown on ESPN. If you’re already a Foxtel TV customer, you can sign into the Foxtel Go app and watch at no added cost. Alternatively, users can sign up for Kayo, which costs $25 AUD per month following a 7-day free trial.

The above services are geo-restricted, so you’ll need to either be in Australia or connected to an Australian VPN server.

Who is favorite to win the AFC Championship Game?

The Baltimore Ravens are favored to win the AFC Championship Game and progress to Super Bowl LVIII. There they would face the winner of the NFC Championship Game: the San Francisco 49ers or Detroit Lions.

The Ravens finished the regular season 13-4 and comfortably defeated the Houston Texans 34-10 in the NFL Divisional Round. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is playing his best football but it’s the team’s defense that has really proven to be formidable this season.

Despite this, they face a stern test in the Kansas City Chiefs, the current reigning champions. Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce, both of whom are future NFL Hall of Famers, will undoubtedly cause the Ravens defense some problems. The Chiefs saw off the Buffalo Bills 24-27 to set up this matchup.