How to watch 2020 NFL Kickoff live online

The 2020 NFL Kickoff Game is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 10, at 8:20 PM EST (5:20 PM PST). If you’re an NFL fan who’s currently in Europe, note that the game is on Friday, September 11 (2:20 AM CEST). The NFL Kickoff marks the official beginning of the 2020 NFL season, and it’s sure to start with a bang as the Kansas City Chiefs look to defend their Super Bowl title versus the Houston Texans.

Keep in mind that we’re only recommending official sources for watching the 2020 NFL Kickoff. Unlicensed streams are inevitable but their inferior video quality (low resolution and lag) means they’re best avoided. What’s more, some unofficial sources are taken offline mid-stream for copyright infringement. Besides, there are plenty of legitimate sources for streaming the Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs in the highest possible quality.

The 2020 NFL Kickoff game (Texans vs Chiefs) will only be shown on region-locked platforms. If you are traveling and want to continue watching via your usual home streaming services, you’ll need to connect to a VPN.

How to watch Texans vs Chiefs (NFL Kickoff) live online with a VPN

If you’re traveling abroad or out of state, you’ll need a VPN to watch the 2020 NFL Kickoff live online. Copyright and licensing restrictions means the Texans vs Chiefs game will be geo-blocked in many countries. A VPN lets you spoof your location by allowing you to connect to a server in another location and receive a different IP address. For example, if you connect to a server in the US, you get a US IP address, allowing you to unblock NBC from abroad.

Here’s how to live stream the Texans vs Chiefs game online from anywhere:

  1. First off, you’ll need to sign up with a VPN service. We particularly recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and Surfshark are great value alternatives.
  2. Next, download the VPN app for the device on which you want to watch the 2020 NFL Kickoff game. The above VPNs also offer browser extensions.
  3. Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the US for a US IP address (to unblock NBC) or a server in the UK for a UK IP address (to access Sky Sports).
  4. Log in to your preferred platform (you may need to sign up for an account if you don’t have one already). All content should now be unblocked.
  5. If you’re having trouble, it’s a good idea to clear your browser’s cookies. Alternatively, try connecting to another server in case the one you’re using is blacklisted.

The 2020 NFL Kickoff game (Texans vs Chiefs) will air live. You should test your VPN with NBC or Sky Sports ahead in advance. This way, you’ll still have time to contact your VPN’s customer support if you encounter any technical issues.

How to live stream the 2020 NFL Kickoff on US TV

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The 2020 NFL Kickoff game (Texans vs Chiefs) will air live on NBC. If you have a cable TV subscription, you’ll be able to watch online via the NBC website as well as the NBC Sports app. All you need to do is sign in using the same login details you use with your US cable TV provider (an email address or username and password) and you’ll be good to go!

The good news is that there’s also a way for you to live stream Texans vs Chiefs cable-free. You can do this by signing up with a streaming service that offers NBC as part of its live TV package. Your options are as follows: AT&T TV Now ($55 USD/month), FuboTV ($64.99/month), Hulu with Live TV ($54.99/month), Sling TV ($30/month), or YouTube TV ($64.99/month). Note that all of these services offer a free trial.

It’s important to know that you’ll need to connect to a server in the US via a VPN to watch NBC or one of the above streaming services abroad. The reason for this is that all of the services listed are only available in the US and content is geo-restricted as a result. ExpressVPN includes a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, it’s a great way for you to try out a quality paid VPN risk-free. If unsatisfied, you have 30 days to ask for a full refund.

Where else can I watch the 2020 NFL Kickoff live online?

One way to watch the 2020 NFL Kickoff game, as well as all other games of the upcoming 2020 NFL season, is via NFL Game Pass. Available in many countries worldwide, it costs $99 USD for the season (prices vary slightly by country) and includes a 7-day free trial.


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Following a new five-year deal between Sky and the NFL, fans in the UK now have the option of a dedicated Sky Sports NFL channel. If you already have a Sky Sports subscription, you’ll already have access to the new channel at no extra cost. Better still, users can watch the 2020 NFL Kickoff live online via the Sky Go app.

If you don’t have Sky Sports, don’t worry. There’s a way for you to watch the Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs without having to commit to a long-term contract. Now TV offers a Sky Sports pass providing access to 11 Sky Sports channels, including Sky Sports NFL. There’s the option of a Day Pass for £9.99 or a Month-long Pass which costs £33.99.

To live stream the 2020 NFL Kickoff game on Sky Go or Now TV, you’ll need a UK IP address which you can get by connecting to a VPN server in the UK.

What can we expect from the 2020 NFL Kickoff game?

The NFL Kickoff game signals the start of the new NFL regular season. Since 2004, the game has been hosted by the Super Bowl champions. The Kansas City Chiefs look to defend their title as they welcome the Houston Texans to Arrowhead Stadium. There’s one big change this year though; due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the game will be played in front of a 22% capacity crowd (approximately 16,000 fans).

Who is the favorite to win the 2020 NFL Kickoff game?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Kansas City Chiefs are the favorites to win the 2020 NFL Kickoff game. The reigning Super Bowl champions came back from a 24-0 deficit to defeat the Texans 51-31 in last season’s Divisional Round game in the NFL playoffs. Regardless, we can expect an intriguing matchup between two of the NFL’s most talented young quarterbacks in Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, both of whom are a dual threat to run or pass.