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How To Watch Peacock NFL Games

Want to watch Chiefs vs. Dolphins on Peacock? Here's how to watch Peacock's exclusive NFL Wild Card game.

The NFL season is officially over, which means that the NFL playoffs are finally here. We’ll see multiple clashes from the NFL’s best teams across the AFC and NFC, and one Wild Card Weekend matchup will head to a new home: For most viewers, Peacock will be the exclusive home for this weekend’s Wild Card matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins.

Here’s what you need to know about watching the NFL Playoffs and Chiefs-Dolphins on Peacock. Sports logo featuring animated athlete with raised hands.

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Peacock NFL schedule 2024

Week Game Date Time (ET) Channels
Week 18 Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins Sunday, January 7 7:00 p.m. Peacock/NBC
Wild Card Game Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans Saturday, January 13 4:30 p.m. Peacock/NBC
Wild Card Game Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, January 13 8:00 p.m. Peacock
Wild Card Game Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions Sunday, January 14 8:00 p.m. Peacock/NBC

Peacock has simulcast every NBC NFL game this season, but for Wild Card Weekend, they’ll get Chiefs-Dolphins (mostly) exclusively to themselves. The Dolphins sputtered at the end of the season with a two-game losing streak and have to navigate a spate of defensive injuries, but with playmakers like De’Von Achane and Tyreek Hill, they’re still one of the most dangerous offenses in the league. As for the Chiefs, their pass-catching struggles have been well-documented this season, but Patrick Mahomes’ playoffs record also speaks for itself.

Why the NFL Wild Card Game is exclusively on Peacock

Peacock has regularly placed football matchups and other sports behind its paywall. During the college football season, Ohio State, Iowa, and Notre Dame were among the teams that had Peacock-exclusive matchups.

Pro tip: Not pleased that NBCUniversal cornered you into another streaming subscription? Just remember that your Peacock subscription doesn’t come with a contract. Cancel before your month is up, and that’s that.

Peacock is one of our favorite mid-major streaming services—it’s home to The Office and streaming originals like Poker Face—so we recommend it if you want to add another streamer to your rotation. But if you’re only looking for NFL Wild Card access, we understand if you’re a little peeved.

How to watch NFL on Peacock for free

We’ve got some good news for Chiefs and Dolphins fans who want to watch Chiefs vs. Dolphins for free—if you’re in the Kansas City or Miami area, you won’t need Peacock to watch Chiefs-Dolphins because it’ll air for free on your local NBC station. This means that you can watch Dolphins vs. Chiefs with a normal cable TV plan, over-the-air antenna, streaming TV service, or streaming service free trial.

However, it’ll be harder to find a good Peacock deal if you’re outside of the Kansas City or Miami area. If you’re a qualifying Xfinity customer who meets the following criteria, you can get free Peacock with your internet or streaming subscription:

  • Xfinity Gigabit or Gigabit Plus internet subscriber
  • Xfinity Internet customer with Diamond or Platinum Xfinity Rewards membership
  • NOW TV customer

Even if you’re an Xfinity customer who doesn’t meet these conditions, you can still get a great rate on Peacock Premium with its current sale. Until January 15, 2024, Xfinity customers can get Peacock Premium for $2.99 a month for 12 months.

How to watch Chiefs vs. Dolphins on Peacock FAQ

What NFL Wild Card game will be on Peacock?

Chiefs vs. Dolphins will stream exclusively on Peacock for the 2024 NFL Wild Card Weekend. It’ll be on Saturday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

How can I watch or stream Chiefs vs. Dolphins on Peacock for free?

Local NBC stations in Miami and Kansas City will air Chiefs vs. Dolphins for free, so you won’t need a Peacock subscription to watch the game if you live in either area. You’ll be able to watch Chiefs vs. Dolphins with a normal TV plan, antenna, or streaming TV free trial.

Xfinity also offers free or discounted Peacock for qualifying customers.

Is the Chiefs vs. Dolphins game on Peacock?

Chiefs vs. Dolphins will be on Peacock on Saturday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Peacock regularly gets streaming sports exclusives, but the game will still be available on NBC for viewers in Miami and Kansas City.

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