Dolphins vs Bills live stream: game preview
The Dolphins are back in the playoffs for the first time in six years, but even before kick-off it's all going wrong, with several key players, most notably starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, picking up injuries. However, Mike McDaniel's men can take heart from being one of just three teams to have got the better of Buffalo this season. The temperature is well below freezing in Buffalo but the snow is holding off for now. Read on as we explain how to watch a Dolphins vs Bills live stream online from anywhere – including FREE options in some places.
The Fins came within minutes of doing the double over their AFC East rivals, but Josh Allen did what Josh Allen does to ensure the series was split. But that doesn't tell half the story. The Dolphins defense earned an unwanted piece of history by becoming the first team to surrender 700 passing yards and 100 rushing yards to one player in a single season, and it's unlikely that they'll ever risk blitzing him again.
However, before McDaniel sets about tackling the sizeable problem of Allen, there are serious personnel issues to iron out. With Tua out with a concussion and backup Teddy Bridgewater dealing with a dislocated finger Skylar Thompson is expected to start. Not only is he a rookie, he also has the lowest passer rating in the NFL this season.
Thought the Dolphins' odds couldn't get longer? You'd be wrong – Raheem Mostert, who racked up 136 yards in the second game against the Bills, broke his thumb last week. Of course, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are amongst the league's elite receivers, but they'll only be able to produce the goods if they actually get the ball.
It's the preseason favorites against the biggest outsiders in the playoffs, and you can follow our guide on how to watch a Dolphins vs Bills live stream wherever you are.
How to watch Bills vs Dolphins FREE: live stream NFL in Australia
The Bills vs Dolphins game kicks off at 5.05am AEDT on Monday morning, and NFL fans in Australia who don't mind the early start can tune in for FREE via Channel 7, which is showing every single game of the playoffs live.
That means viewers can also fire up a free Bills vs Dolphins live stream on the 7Plus streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices.
Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order to tap into your domestic coverage.
How to watch Dolphins vs Bills from outside your country
If you've mismatched a holiday or you're away on business and you want to watch your country's coverage from abroad, then you'll need to use a VPN. This will help you dial in to a location back in your home country to avoid geo-blocks and regain access to the content and services you already pay for back home.
A VPN is generally perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location when the big game is on.
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Once you've chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service's corresponding app, hit 'choose location', select the appropriate country, and you'll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home.
Dolphins vs Bills live stream: how to watch NFL in the US without cable
Fans can watch the Dolphins vs Bills game on CBS in the US, with kick-off set for 1.05pm ET / 10.05am PT on Sunday.
How to watch Dolphins vs Bills without cable
If you haven't got CBS as part of a cable package, you should know that it's also available on a streaming-only basis via Paramount Plus.
A subscription to Paramount Plus is available from $4.99 a month for its ad-supported "essential" plan, or $9.99 per month for its ad-free tier.
The service also offers a FREE 7-day trial, meaning new customers can live stream Dolphins vs Bills and possibly another game or two for nothing.
Alternatively, FuboTV is one of the best ways to watch NFL games without cable this season, as it includes CBS, NFL Network, Fox, NBC, ESPN, ESPN 2, and ABC - all the TV channels you need to tune into the NFL this season.
Prices start at $69.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.
If you subscribe to Paramount Plus, FuboTV or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
How to watch Dolphins vs Bills: live stream NFL in Canada
The Dolphins vs Bills kicks off at 1.05pm ET / 10.05am PT on Sunday, and is being shown on DAZN, which is live streaming every single NFL game this season.
And it's a real bargain too - DAZN costs just CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year.
Not only do you get every single NFL game, but DAZN is also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Champions League, Europa League and EFL Championship soccer!
It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices).
The Dolphins vs Bills is also being televised by both TSN and CTV. If you don't have cable, you can live stream Patriots vs Bills on TSN Direct, with a subscription costing CA$19.99 a month or CA$199.90 per year. CTV doesn't offer a streaming-only sub.
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Dolphins vs Bills live stream: how to watch NFL online in the UK
The Dolphins vs Bills game is being aired in the UK on Sky Sports, with kick-off set for 6.05pm GMT on Sunday evening.
The network is showing each and every game of the NFL playoffs, including the Super Bowl. If you want to sign up to Sky Sports, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.
Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £11.99.
Alternatively, you may instead want to look at the NFL Game Pass, which costs £38.99 for the rest of the season and shows every remaining game live.
Not in the UK, but still want to catch the action? Use a VPN to live stream the NFL as if you were at home.
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.