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Chiefs vs. Washington 2021: game time, TV schedule, odds and how to watch live online

Everything you need to know to watch the Chiefs take on the Washington Football Team in Week 6.

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The Game

In Week 6, the Kansas City Chiefs are on the road to play the Washington Football Team. Kickoff is set for Sunday at Noon Arrowhead Time. The game will be broadcast by CBS — locally on KCTV/5.

The Chiefs enter the game with losses in three of the last four games, giving them a 2-3 record that puts them at the bottom of the AFC West — an entirely unexpected result for a team that has won five consecutive AFC West championships. Last week’s game was a stinging 38-20 defeat at the hands of the Buffalo Bills — the team the Chiefs defeated to advance to Super Bowl LV last February.

Washington finds itself in a similar situation. Also champion of their division last season, their 2-3 record now ranks them second in the NFC East. They have lost games to two teams — the Bills and Los Angeles Chargers — that have also notched victories against Kansas City. And like the Chiefs, one of the biggest factors in their lack of success in 2021 has been a disappointing performance from their defensive unit. Washington has allowed 31 points per game this season. Only the Chiefs — allowing 32.6 points per game — have allowed more.

So for both teams, this game offers an opportunity to reach .500 for the season. Kansas City has had negative turnover margins in two of their three losses, so they are likely to focus on ball security and getting some takeaways of their own — while Washington head coach Ron Rivera might look at the Chiefs’ 2021 games and conclude that his team’s best chance to beat the Chiefs’ offense is to force turnovers. We could see a lot of ball-hawking in this game.

And with these two defenses on the field, we’re also likely to see a lot of passing offense; both teams will be without their starting running backs. Meanwhile, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is coming off the second-worst statistical performance of his career; he’ll be motivated to bounce back against the weakest pass defense he’s seen all season. But the Kansas City pass defense has been even worse — and two weeks ago, Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke turned in his best performance of the season against a similarly-weak Atlanta Falcons pass defense.

Nuts and bolts

  • Location: FedExField, Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • Playing surface: Natural grass
  • Game time: Noon Arrowhead Time, Sunday, October 17, 2021
  • Weather forecast: Sunny and 60, winds NW 15 mph
  • Matchup history: 9-1 Chiefs (regular season)
  • Odds: Chiefs -6.5, per DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Officials: Referee Adrian Hill (29), umpire Roy Ellison (81), down judge David Oliver (24), line judge Mark Stewart (75), field judge Mearl Robinson (31), side judge Jim Quirk (5), back judge Keith Ferguson (61), replay official Roddy Ames and replay assistant Joe Wollan.
  • Television broadcast: with Ian Eagle, Charles Davis and Evan Washburn on KCTV (CBS/5-Kansas City), Chiefs Mobile App, WUSA (CBS/9-Washington) and CBS affiliates nationwide (including KYTX/9 in Tyler, Texas) — see coverage map
  • Online Stream: Fubo.TV, Paramount+
  • Chiefs radio broadcast: with Mitch Holthus, Danan Hughes and Josh Klingler on WDAF (106.5 FM-Kansas City) and Chiefs Radio Network affiliates
  • SiriusXM broadcast: Channel 390
  • Chiefs Spanish radio broadcast: with Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and Hannah Bassham on KPRS (103.3 FM-Kansas City)
  • Washington radio broadcast: with Julie Donaldson, DeAngelo Hall and Bram Weinstein on WTEM (980 AM-Washington), WMAL (105.9 FM-Washington), WSBN (630 AM-Washington) and Washington Football Team Network affiliates
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2021 Schedule

Wk
1
Sun
Sep 12
Browns GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Won
33-29
Wk
2
Sun
Sep 19
@Ravens M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
Lost
36-35
Wk
3
Sun
Sep 26
Chargers GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Lost
30-24
Wk
4
Sun
Oct 3
@Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia
Won
42-30
Wk
5
Sun
Oct 10
Bills GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Lost
28-20
Wk
6
Sun
Oct 17
@Washington FedEx Field
Washington
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
7
Sun
Oct 24
@Titans Nissan Stadium
Nashville
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
8
Mon
Nov 1
Giants GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
ESPN
7:15 pm
Wk
9
Sun
Nov 7
Packers GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
FOX
3:25 pm
Wk
10
Sun
Nov 14
@Raiders Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas
NBC
7:20 pm
Wk
11
Sun
Nov 21
Cowboys GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
FOX
3:25 pm
Wk
12
Bye
Week
- - -
Wk
13
Sun
Dec 5
Broncos GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
14
Sun
Dec 12
Raiders GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
15
Thu
Dec 16
@Chargers SoFi Stadium
Los Angeles
FOX/NFLN
Amazon
7:20 pm
Wk
16
Sun
Dec 26
Steelers GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
17
Sun
Jan 2
@Bengals Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
18
Sun
Jan 9
@Broncos Empire Field
Denver
CBS
3:25 pm