NFL 2020 Schedule: Week 8 Games, Where to Watch, Live Stream, TV Channel

There could be treats and threats in equal measure in the NFL this week, as the 101st season reaches its halfway mark over Halloween.

Week 8 begins on Thursday night when the Carolina Panthers host the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football in an NFC South rivalry, with the Panthers looking to snap a two-game losing streak and move to 3-4, while the Falcons seek to avoid further embarrassment following their calamitous defeat against the Detroit Lions, which marked Atlanta's sixth loss in seven games this season.

Somewhat inexplicably, the other two primetime games of the week see three NFC East teams in action, despite the fact the division's combined record currently stands at a dismal 7-20-1. The Philadelphia Eagles host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football looking for their third win of the season and to extend their lead at the top of the division, while the Cowboys cannot afford another loss if a season that's already drifting dangerously is to be prevented from sinking without trace.

On Monday Night Football, meanwhile, the 1-6 New York Giants get their second consecutive primetime game as they host Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who arrive in New Jersey top of the NFC South after two consecutive wins.

In a slate packed with divisional rivalries, it is somewhat surprising to see that the biggest game of the week, which sees the Baltimore Ravens host the Pittsburgh Steelers, is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET as opposed to one of the three primetime slots. The matchup between the two AFC North rivals seldom requires an introduction, even less so when the Ravens are returning from a bye with a 5-1 record and the Steelers remain the only undefeated team in the NFL at 6-0.

The early afternoon slot on Sunday features two other divisional rivalries, with the Buffalo Bills looking to improve to 6-2 and strengthen their stranglehold on the AFC East when they host the New England Patriots, who travel to Orchard Park, New York, on the back of a three-game losing streak and looking in serious danger to relinquish their grasp on the division after 11 consecutive titles.

Elsewhere, the Green Bay Packers will be looking to improve to 6-1 when they host the Minnesota Vikings, who re-emerge from their bye week rock bottom of the NFC North and on the back of two consecutive losses. Divisional bragging rights are also at stake in the late afternoon slate, when the Denver Broncos host the Los Angeles Chargers in a game that was originally scheduled for Week 11 but that was moved to Week 8 following a host of schedule changes in the wake of the postponement between the Broncos and the New England Patriots in Week 5.

Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks face their second divisional opponent in a row as they host the San Francisco 49ers a week on after suffering their first loss of the season on the road to Arizona.

The Cardinals, along with the Houston Texans, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Washington Football Team are all on a bye this week.

Week 8 TV Schedule (All times ET)

Thursday, October 29

  • Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers—8:20 p.m., FOX, NFL Network, Amazon Prime

Sunday, November 1

  • Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens—1 p.m., CBS
  • New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills—1 p.m., CBS
  • Tennessee Titans @ Cincinnati Bengals—1 p.m., CBS
  • Las Vegas Raiders @ Cleveland Browns—1 p.m., FOX
  • Indianapolis Colts @ Detroit Lions—1 p.m., CBS
  • Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers—1 p.m., FOX
  • New York Jets @ Kansas City Chiefs—1 p.m., CBS
  • Los Angeles Rams @ Miami Dolphins—1 p.m., FOX
  • Los Angeles Chargers @ Denver Broncos—4:05 p.m., CBS
  • New Orleans Saints @ Chicago Bears—4:25 p.m., FOX
  • San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks—4:25 p.m., FOX
  • Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles—8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, November 2

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants—8:15 p.m., ESPN

TV coverage

FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime carry Thursday Night Football, with NBC and ESPN broadcasting Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football respectively. The Sunday afternoon games are split across CBS and FOX Sports.

Live stream

Live stream is available through the four broadcasters' digital platforms, which include apps on Apple and Android devices as well as via connected TVs. Similarly, NFL Network's game pass will be available via connected TVs and on mobile devices.

A live stream will also be available via fuboTV and DirecTV, with Amazon Prime carrying a live stream of each Thursday Night Football game.

Fans can also live stream via NFL Game Pass, which is currently offering annual subscription for free, with no credit card details required for sign up.

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B.J. Finney #67 of the Pittsburgh Steelers prepares to snap the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 29, 2019. The two AFC North rivals meet in Baltimore in Week 8 on Sunday. Scott Taetsch/Getty