When is Chiefs vs. Ravens AFC Championship game? Updated TV channel, time, injury report, weather forecast and more

The AFC championship game is here and, surprise, surprise – the Chiefs made it again. This is the sixth consecutive conference title appearance for quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid, and this time they’ll take on the top-seeded Ravens.

Kansas City’s path was perhaps its toughest in the Reid era. The Chiefs finished with their worst conference seed since 2017 and their worst offensive output since 2016. They also had to go on the road in the AFC playoffs for the first time in Mahomes’ career. And yet, they survived in a tight 27-24 win over the Bills at Highmark Stadium and will play for a fourth Super Bowl appearance this weekend.

Baltimore will be the fifth different team to take on Kansas City in the AFC title game since 2018, but they might be the toughest. The Ravens trounced the Houston Texans this weekend, 34-10, behind another MVP-worthy performance by quarterback Lamar Jackson and a suffocating defense. 

Mahomes and Chiefs are 3-1 against Jackson and the Ravens since 2018, but lost the most recent matchup in 2021. Jackson scored two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter of a Week 2 game to erase Kansas City’s 11-point lead as Baltimore took the one-point win. The Chiefs went on to lose in the AFC title game that year to the Bengals, while the Ravens didn’t make the playoffs.

Both squads are very different from teams now, though, for better and for worse. Jackson ascended higher than his 2019 MVP campaign and finished the 2023 regular season with career-bests in completion percentage and passing yards. He also led the NFL in rushing yards per carry with 5.5. 

Baltimore’s defense is more impressive, though, after it allowed just 16.5 points per game (fewest in the NFL) and the fewest yards per played allowed (4.6, tied with two other teams). The Ravens also rank first in sacks (60) and takeaways (31).

The Chiefs’ defense has been its strong point – a first for Reid in Kansas City. They’re not nearly as daunting as Baltimore but have nevertheless been huge in Kansas City’s Super Bowl hunt after finishing just behind the Ravens in points allowed and yards per play allowed with 17.3 and 4.7, respectively. Mahomes is still Mahomes, too: He finished sixth in passing yards, seventh in completion percentage and eighth in passing touchdowns this year despite no clear No. 2 pass-catcher sides tight end Travis Kelce.

Here is everything you need to know about Chiefs vs. Ravens, including TV and streaming options for the game.

When is Chiefs vs. Ravens playoff game?

  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 28
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET | 2 p.m. CT

Chiefs vs. Ravens will kick off at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 28. The game will be played at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

What channel is Chiefs vs. Ravens on?

  • TV channel (national): CBS
  • TV channel (Kansas City): KCTV (channel 5)
  • TV channel (Baltimore): WJZ-TV (channel 13)
  • Live stream: Fubo (United States) | DAZN (Canada) | Paramount+

Chiefs vs. Ravens will air on CBS. Those in the Kansas City area can watch locally on KCTV (channel 5) while those in Baltimore can watch on WJZ-TV (channel 13)

Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Tony Romo (color analyst) will be on the call for CBS.

Viewers can also stream the game on Fubo. Start your free trial today.

Fans in Canada can watch Chiefs vs. Ravens on DAZN, which carries NFL Game Pass.

Chiefs vs. Ravens injury report

This section will be updated when injury reports are released.

DNP — Did not participate in practice
LP — Limited participation in practice
FP — Full participation

Chiefs injury report

Player Position Injury Wed.
Derrick Nnadi DT Tricep DNP
Trey Smith G Illness DNP
Mike Edwards S Concussion DNP
Isiah Pacheco RB Ankle/toe DNP
Joe Thuney G Pectoral DNP
Willie Gay LB Neck LP
Blaine Gabbert QB Oblique LP
L’Jarius Sneed CB Calf LP
Trent McDuffie CB Ankle FP
Wanya Morris T Concussion FP
Charles Omenihu DE Wrist FP
Rashee Rice WR Hamstring FP
Kadarius Toney WR Hip FP
Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR Oblique FP
Joshua Williams CB Knee FP

Ravens injury report

Player Position Injury Wed.
Kevin Zeitler G Rest DNP
Tylan Wallace WR Knee DNP
Marlon Humphrey CB Calf LP
Del’Shawn Phillips LB Shoulder LP
Rock Ya-Sin CB Knee LP
Mark Andrews TE Ankle FP

Chiefs vs. Ravens weather forecast

According to The Weather Channel forecast, the high in Baltimore on Jan. 28 will be 45 degrees, while the low will be 32 degrees. 

While temperatures will be slightly above or at freezing, there is also a 50% chance of rain with 5-10 mph winds.

Chiefs vs. Ravens playoff history

This will be just the second playoff game between the Chiefs and Ravens.

Joe Flacco and Baltimore beat a Matt Cassel-led Kansas City squad in a 30-7 drubbing in the 2010 wild-card round. Flacco threw two touchdowns – one to Ray Rice and one to Anquan Boldin, while Jamaal Charles scored once for the Chiefs. The Ravens lost to the Steelers in the divisional round the following week.

Season Round Location Result
2023 Conference Championship  M&T Bank Stadium TBD
2010 Wild Card Arrowhead Stadium Ravens 30, Chiefs 7

NFL playoff schedule 2024

Conference championship games

Sunday, Jan. 28

Game Kickoff time (ET) TV channel
Chiefs at Ravens 3 p.m. CBS, Fubo
Lions at 49ers 6:30 p.m. Fox, Fubo

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