Netflix may become home to two major 2024 NFL games this Christmas

Karma could soon be the guy on Netflix, too.
AFC Divisional Playoffs - Kansas City Chiefs v Buffalo Bills
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More football on Netflix! According to a report from Puck News, the streaming service looks to further extend its foray into sports content and live events by hosting the NFL's Christmas Day games in 2024. Puck notes that Netflix is "in the middle of a high-stakes negotiation" for the rights to stream the Dec. 25 games, though (as of May 10) no one's signed on the dotted line.

If you're a football fan, then you know the NFL will announce its 2024 schedule on May 15, and its likely that negotiations with Netflix were part of the hold up on the announcement. Obviously, because nothing is set in stone, we don't know which teams will play in the games until the schedule officially drops. There's still a lot of questions about the financials and other production logistics the two sides must iron out as well.

Puck also notes that Netflix nabbing the streaming rights to the NFL's pair of high-profile Christmas games isn't an indication that the streamer will be looking to a conscious push into becoming a steady destination for live sports, but it's another drop in the bucket of its "dabbling strategy." Surely, if all goes according to plan, Netflix could continue to be the home of major sports games, from football and beyond.

Lately, Netflix truly has dabbled in the world of live sports, branching out from hit docuseries like Quarterback, Formula 1: Drive to Survive, and Full Swing. Netflix has streamed The Netflix Cup and The Netflix Slam, as well as the upcoming Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson and Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano fights. Netflix also inked a multi-billion-dollar deal with WWE to stream RAW for upwards of 10 years.

The Christmas 2023 games were played by the Raiders vs. the Chiefs, the Giants vs. the Eagles, and the Ravens vs. the 49ers. As the reigning two-time Super Bowl champs, it's totally likely that the Kansas City Chiefs could play one of Netflix's Christmas games. Since the 49ers played against the Chiefs in the Super Bowl and two of their players will be featured in Netflix's upcoming docuseries Receiver, the San Francisco team could be in the running for one of the games, too. (It's worth noting that Patrick Mahomes was one of the subjects of Netflix's Quarterback.)

Like Nikki Glaser joked during the Tom Brady roast, I also didn't start watching football until Taylor Swift said it was okay, but I'm admittedly and unexpectedly interested in the potential of Netflix hosting Christmas Day football games — especially if my team will play in either game. Either way, no matter which teams play in the games hosted by Netflix, the streaming service will certainly score a viewership touchdown with the streams. But Swiftie-proof your servers because we will break them.

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