NFL 2020 Sunday Night Football Schedule: Full Slate of Games, Times, TV Channel

Sunday Night Football returns to NBC for the 15th consecutive season, with the network carrying a total of 18 NFL games this year.

Somewhat confusingly, the Sunday Night Football schedule gets underway on Thursday, September 10, with NBC's broadcast of the season opener that sees defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium.

Along with the Baltimore Ravens' trip to Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving Day, the opening game of the season is one only two Thursday night matchups that will be broadcast by NBC, with all the other 16 games scheduled for the traditional 8:20 p.m. ET slot on Sunday night.

As usual, Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will be in the booth and NBC will stream every Sunday Night Football game live via and the NBC Sports App.

Following the season opener, Sunday Night Football begins in earnest in Week 1 when the Los Angeles Rams baptize SoFi Stadium by hosting the Dallas Cowboys on September 13.

In Week 2, the Seattle Seahawks host the New England Patriots in their first meeting since Super Bowl XLIX, before two of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks go head-to-head the following week as Aaron Rodgers leads the Green Bay Packers to New Orleans to take on Drew Brees' Saints.

The San Francisco 49ers feature on Sunday Night Football twice in the following three weeks, hosting the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4 and the Los Angeles Rams in Week 6, while the Seahawks make their second Sunday Night Football appearance in Week 5 when they welcome the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field.

Tom Brady makes his Sunday Night Football debut as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer when the Bucs travel to Las Vegas to face the Raiders in Week 7, which also marks the first Sunday primetime game at Allegiant Stadium.

Week 8 features an all-NFC East rivalry with the Eagles hosting the Cowboys, before Brady and the Bucs make their second Sunday Night Football's appearance in three weeks as they host the Saints in Week 9. A week later, the Ravens travel to New England to face the Patriots, followed by an AFC West rivalry in Week 11 as the Chiefs face the Raiders in Las Vegas.

Two more division rivalries follow in the next two weeks, with the Packers hosting the Chicago Bears in Week 12 and the Chiefs welcoming the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead a week later. On December 13, the NBC crew returns to Buffalo, New York, for the first time since 2007 when the Bills host the Steelers, before moving to Texas the following week for the latest installment of one of the great NFL rivalries as the Cowboys host the 49ers.

The final Sunday Night Football of the season takes place in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as the Packers host the Titans in Week 16 on December 27.

Here's the complete Sunday Night Football schedule for the upcoming season (all times ET).

  • Week 1—Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs (Thursday), 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 1—Dallas Cowboys @ Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 2—New England Patriots @ Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 3—Green Bay Packers @ New Orleans Saints, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 4—Philadelphia Eagles @ San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 5—Minnesota Vikings @ Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 6—Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 7—Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Las Vegas Raiders, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 8—Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 9—New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 10—Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 11—Kansas City Chiefs @ Las Vegas Raiders, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 12—Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers (Thanksgiving Day), 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 12—Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 13—Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 14—Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo Bills, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 15—San Francisco 49ers @ Dallas Cowboys, 8:20 p.m., NBC
  • Week 16—Tennessee Titans @ Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m., NBC
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles, Dak Prescott
Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles and Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys embrace after the game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles host the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football in Week 8 of the 2020 NFL season. Mitchell Leff/Getty