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Panthers vs. Chiefs 2020: game time, TV schedule and how to watch live online

Everything you need to know to watch the Chiefs take on the Panthers in Week 9.

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The Game

For the NFL’s Week 9, the Kansas City Chiefs face the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium. Kickoff is set for Noon (Arrowhead Time) on Sunday. The game will be broadcast on FOX — locally on WDAF/4.

The Chiefs come into the game atop the AFC West with a record of 7-1 after a 35-9 victory over the New York Jets at Arrowhead last Sunday. The Panthers arrive in Kansas City hoping to break a three-game skid — most recently a 25-17 home loss to the Atlanta Falcons — that now has them third in the NFC South with a 3-5 record.

The Chiefs offense is led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was named the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week after his 416 yard, five-touchdown performance against the Jets. It was the fifth time he had received the award — during only his third season as the team’s starter.

After nine seasons with Cam Newton as their starting quarterback, the Panthers have acquired sixth-year NFL veteran Teddy Bridgewater to run their offense. Despite being without his primary weapon over the last six weeks — versatile All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey — Bridgewater is having one of his best seasons, notching a passer rating of 97.8. McCaffrey is expected to be back in the lineup on Sunday.

In this game, a very experienced NFL coach is facing a relative newbie. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is in his first season as an NFL head coach — although he has seven years as a college head coach (at Temple and Baylor) among his 22 years of coaching experience. In contrast, the Chiefs’ Andy Reid is in his 22nd season as an NFL head coach — his eighth with the Chiefs.

Although Reid often has previous experience working with the head coaches he faces, that’s not the case with Rhule. But the two men know each other from Rhule’s time as a head coach at Temple while Reid was coaching the Philadelphia Eagles; Reid’s son Britt (now a Chiefs assistant coach) worked with Rhule at Temple, while Reid’s youngest son played for Rhule.

Nuts and bolts

Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Playing surface: Natural grass

Game time: Noon Arrowhead Time, Sunday, November 8, 2020

Weather forecast: Partly cloudy and 71 at kickoff. Winds S 18 mph.

Parking lots open: 8 a.m. Arrowhead Time

Stadium gates open: 10 a.m. Arrowhead Time

Pageantry: Colors: Wichita Navy Color Guard. National Anthem: Airman First Class Julian Awari. Drum Deck Honoree: Juston “Wade” Abel, Season Ticket Member and 25-year Army veteran. Spirit Leader: Thomas Snell, 2020 Fort Leavenworth Soldier of the Year.

COVID-19 personal items policy: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, please note that no bags — including previously-approved clear bags, small clutch bags and wallets that can’t fit in pockets — will be permitted inside the stadium. Guests should only bring items that can fit into their pockets. For guests with medical- or childcare-related items such as diapers, wipes, formula, bottles or breast pumps, those items must be brought in a clear plastic bag and guests should present their bag to staff during the screening process. Fans can visit chiefs.com/stadium/prohibitedpermitteditems for a complete list of permitted and prohibited items.

COVID-19 Tailgating: All parking must be purchased in advance; payments will not be accepted at the parking tollgates. All fans will have a designated parking entrance based on their seat location that will put them in close proximity to their designated entry zone. All parking for the 2020 season will be general (red) parking and is only open to ticket holders. Tailgating is permitted, but vehicles will be parked in an every-other-spot pattern to accommodate social distancing. Tailgating is limited to the individuals who have tickets in the same pod.

Other COVID-19 notes: Know your zone — which is found on your ticket — and have a plan to enter through the assigned parking and stadium gates. Circumnavigation of the stadium is not permitted in order to minimize contact with other guests. Wear your masks at all times — even when seated. Fans must wear masks into the stadium, but each fan will receive a mask supplied by the team in their cupholder. Maintain social distancing along your entire journey and wait for aisles to clear before exiting your seats. Please have patience — and know that everyone is in this together. Be a good teammate and help the Chiefs protect all of their fans.

Matchup history: 4-2 Chiefs (regular season)

Odds: Chiefs -10.5

Officials: Referee Clay Martin (19), umpire Tony Michalek (115), down judge Derick Bowers (74), line judge Frank LeBlanc (44), field judge Jeff Lamberth (21), side judge Mike Weatherford (116) and back judge Steve Patrick (17).

Television broadcast: with Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston and Pam Oliver on WDAF (FOX/4-Kansas City), Chiefs Mobile App, WJZY (Fox/46-Charlotte) and FOX affiliates nationwidesee coverage map

Online Stream: Fubo.TV

Chiefs radio broadcast: with Mitch Holthus, Danan Hughes and Josh Klingler on WDAF (106.5 FM-Kansas City) and Chiefs Radio Network affiliates

Chiefs Spanish radio broadcast: with Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and Hannah Bassham on KCWJ (1030 AM-Kansas City)

Panthers radio broadcast: with Mick Mixon and Jim Szoke on WBT (1110 AM-Charlotte) and Panthers Radio Network affiliates

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2020 Schedule

Wk
1
Thu
Sep 10
Texans Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
Won
34-20
Wk
2
Sun
Sep 20
@Chargers SoFi Stadium
Los Angeles
Won
23-20
Wk
3
Mon
Sep 28
@Ravens M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
Won
34-20
Wk
4
Mon
Oct 5
Patriots Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
Won
26-10
Wk
5
Sun
Oct 11
Raiders Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
Lost
40-32
Wk
6
Mon
Oct 19
@Bills Bills Stadium
Buffalo
Won
26-17
Wk
7
Sun
Oct 25
@Broncos Broncos Stadium
Denver
Won
43-16
Wk
8
Sun
Nov 1
Jets Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
Won
35-9
Wk
9
Sun
Nov 8
Panthers Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
FOX
12:00 pm
Wk
10
Bye
Week
- - - - - -
Wk
11
Sun
Nov 22
@Raiders Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas
NBC
7:20 pm
Wk
12
Sun
Nov 29
@Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium
Tampa
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
13
Sun
Dec 6
Broncos Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
NBC
7:20 pm
Wk
14
Sun
Dec 13
@Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium
Miami
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
15
Sun
Dec 20
@Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
16
Sun
Dec 27
Falcons Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
FOX
12:00 pm
Wk
17
Sun
Jan 3
Chargers Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 pm