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Chiefs at 49ers 2021: game time, TV schedule and how to watch live online

Everything you need to know to watch the Chiefs take on the 49ers in preseason Week 1.

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The Game

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers open their preseason schedules at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (Arrowhead Time). The game will be carried locally on KSHB/41.

The Chiefs enter 2021 after posting a franchise-best regular-season record of 14-2 and advancing to their second straight Super Bowl appearance, in which they were defeated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-9.

In the offseason, they sought to rebuild their aging offensive line, which had been ravaged by injuries in 2020 — and had been an obvious weakness in the championship loss. The team is expected to start five new offensive linemen on Saturday — including three rookies.

They will be protecting quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who remains one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks. In 2020, he led the league with 316 passing yards per game — and ranked third in passer rating behind the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers and the Houston Texans’ Deshaun Watson.

After facing the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV after the 2019 season, the 49ers posted a 6-10 record to finish last in the NFC West. Fourth-year starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo fought an ankle injury throughout the season, starting only six games. Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard filled in, combining for a 3-7 record.

So the 49ers traded into the third overall pick of the 2021 NFL draft, selecting North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance, who will be making his first appearance in a 49ers uniform on Saturday night. Garoppolo, however, is expected to start the game — and will likely be the starter when the regular season begins in September.

Nuts and bolts

Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Playing surface: Natural grass

Game time: 7:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time, Saturday, August 14, 2021

Weather forecast: Sunny and 81, winds NW 12 mph

Matchup history: 7-6 49ers (regular season)

Odds: 49ers -2.5

Officials: Referee Carl Cheffers (51), umpire Tra Blake (33), down judge Jerry Bergman (91), line judge Jeff Seeman (45), field judge Nate Jones (42), side judge Eugene Hall (103), back judge Matt Edwards (96), replay official Andrew Lambert and replay assistant Kirt Shay.

Chiefs television broadcast: with Ari Wolfe, Trent Green, Kay Adams and Matt McMullen on KSHB (NBC/41-Kansas City), Chiefs Mobile App, KQTV (ABC/2-St. Joseph), KMOV (CBS/4-St. Louis), KTUL (ABC/8-Tulsa), WIBW (CBS/13-Topeka), KWCH (CBS/12-Wichita), KSNF (NBC/16-Joplin), KODE (ABC/12-Joplin), KOLR (CBS/10-Springfield, MO), KMIZ (ABC/17-Columbia), KQFX (Fox/22-Columbia), KPTM (Fox/42-Omaha), KDSM (FOX/17-Des Moines), KNWA (NBC/51-Fayetteville, AR), KFTA (Fox/24-Fort Smith, AR) and KFVE (Telemundo/6-Honolulu)

49ers television broadcast: with Greg Papa, Tim Ryan and Dennis O’Donnell on KPIX (CBS/5-San Francisco) and 49ers.com (mobile devices everywhere, desktop in-market only).

NFL Network Replay: 12:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Sunday (Arrowhead Time)

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 KPRS (103.3 FM-Kansas City)

49ers radio broadcast: with Bob Fitzgerald, Keena Turner and Donte Whitner on KGO (810 AM-San Francisco) and KSAN (107.7 FM-San Francisco) and 49ers Radio Network

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2021 Preseason Schedule

Wk
1
Sat
Aug 14
@49ers Levi's Stadium
Santa Clara, California
KSHB/41
7:30 pm
Wk
2
Fri
Aug 20
@Cardinals State Farm Stadium
Glendale, Arizona
ESPN
KSHB/41
7:00 pm
Wk
3
Fri
Aug 27
Vikings GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
NFL Network
KSHB/41
7:00 pm

2021 Schedule

Wk
1
Sun
Sep 12
Browns GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
2
Sun
Sep 19
@Ravens M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
NBC
7:20 pm
Wk
3
Sun
Sep 26
Chargers GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
4
Sun
Oct 3
@Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
5
Sun
Oct 10
Bills GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
NBC
7:20 pm
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