Whether you’re rooting for Tyreek Hill or hoping to catch a Taylor Swift sighting, there’s plenty to enjoy about Saturday night’s Chiefs-Dolphins game. However, it’s a little different this year because the AFC Wild Card playoff game is only available on Peacock nationwide.
NBC did a version of a dry run by broadcasting the Bills-Los Angeles Chargers game on Peacock this week and it pulled in over 20 million viewers. The expectation is that the Chiefs-Dolphins game will pull in even more.
For the first time ever, an NFL playoff game will only be streamed on Peacock nationwide. Exceptions are made for local viewers in the Kansas City and Miami markets who can watch on their local NBC affiliates or on live TV streaming services that carry NBC, including DirecTV Stream, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV and Sling’s Blue tier. Locals can also find a local business that will be showing the game at no cost to watch it from home or on the go.
The game will be hosted by NBC’s Tom Tirico with Matt Latreille providing color commentary and Jason Garrett on analysis. Kaylee Hartung will be the sideline reporter.
The game will be televised at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The winner will advance to the AFC Divisional round against the Buffalo Bills, who beat the Miami Dolphins this season. The Chiefs and Bills played each other earlier this season in a Week 9 matchup that was held in Frankfurt, Germany.