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NFL Playoffs on Peacock: How and Where to Watch the Dolphins vs. Chiefs Exclusive Wild Card Game

Tua Tagovailoa and Patrick Mahomes get set for a playoff rematch of their close Week 9 finish in Frankfurt.

By Benjamin Bullard

With the NFL’s 18th and final regular-season week officially in the books, the league’s full football playoff slate is at last set in stone, as fans lock in their favorite teams to make the daunting run toward Super Bowl LVIII. And if you want to see a QB contest pitting Patrick Mahomes against Tua Tagovailoa in what’s shaping up to be one of the most intriguing Wild Card matchups ever, look no further than the Peacock streaming platform.

Peacock’s Saturday, January 13 AFC Wild Card game between Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs and Tagovailoa’s visiting Miami Dolphins actually marks a pretty historic television milestone: It’s the first time ever that viewers around the world will be able to catch an NFL playoff game exclusively on a streaming service.

How to Watch the Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs NFL Wild Card Game

The game’s Peacock-exclusive Saturday live stream is set to kick off on Peacock at 8 p.m. ET on January 13. You’ll definitely want to leave a little kickoff wiggle room, though, since that precise start time is pegged to the conclusion of the day’s other big Wild Card matchup — a 4:30 p.m. ET contest between AFC divisional rivals the Cleveland Browns and the Houston Texans (which will be broadcast simultaneously on both NBC and on Peacock).

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Kansas City will host the Dolphins at home at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, marking their second stint against Miami this season as the official “home” team (though their previous Week 9 matchup, which Kansas City won 21-14, was played in Frankfurt, Germany). But as the Wild Card round approaches, the Chiefs and the Dolphins each look like very different teams at season’s end than the ones that took the field in Europe in early November.

Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins looks before throwing the ball

As the 2023 season rounded the home stretch, both Mahomes and Tagovailoa seesawed between flashes of their typical QB brilliance, interspersed with spates of sputtering inconsistency that saw both teams miss out on laying outright claim to their respective divisional titles. Mahomes, in fact, sat out the Chiefs’ final regular-season game as his locked-in playoff team edged out the Los Angeles Chargers. Miami, meanwhile, narrowly missed out on its big chance at winning its division, falling late to AFC East champs the Buffalo Bills in a sensational back-and-forth January 7 struggle on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. The upcoming game also features two of the best offensive threats in the game, with KC's Travis Kelce as well as former Chief, and current Dolphin speedster, Tyreek Hill.

How to subscribe to Peacock for the NFL Playoffs

If you’re new to Peacock, subscribing in time to catch all the January 13 NFL action couldn’t be simpler: Just head over to the Peacock sign-up page here, and then follow the quick and easy steps to select either the platform’s $5.99 per-month Premium plan or the upgraded, ad-free Premium Plus plan for $11.99 per month.

Peacock’s streaming-exclusive broadcast of the Chiefs-Dolphins game is shaping up as the focal high point amid a stacked NFL Super Wild Card Weekend that’s jam-packed with wall-to-wall early playoff contests. It all begins on Saturday, January 13 as the Houston Texans host the Cleveland Browns (the game will be available on both NBC and Peacock at 4:30 p.m. ET), while the big Chiefs-Dolphins rematch is set to kick off later that same evening only on Peacock around 8 p.m. ET.

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The $5.99 Premium plan gets you in on all of Peacock’s live NFL action (including simulcasting of NBC games), plus an absolute trove of Peacock originals and constantly-updated new and classic movie titles — not to mention full access to a complete library of NBC television favorites like Saturday Night Live and The Office, as well as up-to-date streaming for current TV shows from NBC, Bravo, and more. The $11.99 Premium Plus plan includes all of the above-mentioned good stuff, plus ad-free viewing for most streaming content, while adding in the ability to download and watch selected titles while offline — plus full, 24/7 live access to your familiar local NBC television channel.

Patrick Mahomes playing football.

Peacock’s Saturday start to the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend is just around the corner, kicking off a three-day, six-game football slate that also features Sunday playoff matchups between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills, the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, and the Los Angeles Rams visiting the Detroit Lions (an 8 p.m. ET face-off that’ll be broadcast on both NBC and Peacock). The weekend’s final Wild Card contest will be decided on Monday, January 15, when the the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to complete the 2023-2024 NFL playoff picture.

What Will the Weather Be in Kansas City For the Dolphins vs. Chiefs Game?

It's expected to be an incredibly cold night in Kansas City, Missouri, with the National Weather Service projecting temperatures around 5 degrees, with a wind chill factor as cold as -30 degrees. If the forecast holds, it could be among the coldest environments in history for the Dolphins, who play their home games in the much warmer climate of Miami, Florida.

Will Taylor Swift be at the Dolphins vs. Chiefs Wild Card Playoff Game?

Yes! The acclaimed singer could be seen walking into the stadium before the game. Swift is there to support her boyfriend, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. She's made it to several of the Chiefs home games this year, and her tour schedule is open this weekend, so it's no surprise she'd be in attendance for what will be Kelce's biggest game (up to this point) of the season.

Don’t miss out on a minute of this season’s NFL playoff action — Click here to lock in your Peacock subscription now!

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