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NBC Sunday Night Football results

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The following is a detailed list of results and scores from National Football League games aired on NBC under the game package NBC Sunday Night Football. The list includes both regular season and post-season game results, both produced by NBC Sports, from the 2006 NFL season to the present.

The NFL instated a new "flex-scheduling" policy in which the NFL could choose a game to be aired in primetime on NBC based on the team's current performance and record. Previously, Sunday night NFL games were televised by ESPN, from 19872005, and TNT, from 19901997.

Starting with the 2006 NFL season, NBC was awarded the rights to air Sunday night primetime American football games, as well as the rights to air two games of the NFL playoffs. In February 2009, NBC concluded their third season of the game package by broadcasting Super Bowl XLIII and the 2009 Pro Bowl from Honolulu, Hawai'i. The game package also includes broadcast rights to the NFL Kickoff Game, the late-night Thanksgiving game, and Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.

Results by season

Listed below are games and their respective results played from 2006—present.

"Flex-scheduling" game Playoff game broadcast on NBC Super Bowl Game on NBC



In 2006, NBC Sunday Night Football wrapped up its inaugural season averaging 17.5 million viewers, 1.2 million viewers better than Monday Night Football in 2005 on ABC and the best viewership number for the network primetime NFL package in six years (18.5 million on ABC in 2000).[1] The season featured pop singer Pink singing the anthem for SNF called "I've Been Waiting All Day For Sunday Night." This would be the only season the tentatively scheduled games during the flex period were not publicly announced.

The September 10 game marked the first time two brothers started against each other as quarterbacks: Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts, and Eli Manning of the New York Giants.

There was no game played on October 22 because it overlapped with Game 1 of the 2006 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers, along with Christmas Eve night; NBC broadcast the latter week's game (Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys) on Christmas afternoon instead. However, the broadcast of Football Night in America continued at its regular time on both occasions each Sunday, with a half-hour version of the program airing before the Christmas game and the two "Wild Card Saturday" games.

Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
Debut KOF Thursday September 7 Miami Dolphins 1728 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field
Sunday September 10 Indianapolis Colts 2621 New York Giants Giants Stadium Eli Manning vs. Peyton Manning
Sunday September 17 Washington Redskins 1027 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium Cowboys–Redskins rivalry
Sunday September 24 Denver Broncos 177 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Broncos–Patriots rivalry
2005 AFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday October 1 Seattle Seahawks 637 Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Sunday October 8 Pittsburgh Steelers 1323 San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium
Sunday October 15 Oakland Raiders 313 Denver Broncos Invesco Field at Mile High Broncos–Raiders rivalry
Sunday October 29 Dallas Cowboys 3514 Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium
Sunday November 5 Indianapolis Colts 2720 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Colts–Patriots rivalry
Tom Brady–Peyton Manning rivalry
Sunday November 12 Chicago Bears 3820 New York Giants Giants Stadium
Sunday November 19 San Diego Chargers 3527 Denver Broncos Invesco Field at Mile High Broncos–Chargers rivalry
Sunday November 26 Philadelphia Eagles 2145 Indianapolis Colts RCA Dome
Sunday December 3 Seattle Seahawks 2320 Denver Broncos Invesco Field at Mile High
Sunday December 10 New Orleans Saints 4217 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
Sunday December 17 Kansas City Chiefs 920 San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium Chargers–Chiefs rivalry
Monday December 25 Philadelphia Eagles 237 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
DAL win: NFC East Champions
PHI win: Clinch playoff berth
Sunday December 31 Green Bay Packers 267 Chicago Bears Soldier Field Bears–Packers rivalry
Wild Card Saturday January 6 Kansas City Chiefs 8–23 Indianapolis Colts RCA Dome AFC No. 6 vs AFC No. 3 matchup
Dallas Cowboys 20–21 Seattle Seahawks Qwest Field NFC No. 5 vs NFC No. 4 matchup


In 2007, there was no game broadcast on October 28 due to Game 4 of the 2007 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies, although Football Night in America aired at its usual time that week. Also, a tentative full-season schedule was unveiled, including games in the last seven weeks of the season. Those games could be replaced under flexible scheduling if the need arose. Three of the games in the last seven weeks were eventually replaced with more compelling matches. This resulted in the situation—twice—of having a team playing consecutive Sunday nights. The New England Patriots played consecutive Sunday nights: their November 18 game at the Buffalo Bills was moved to prime time, replacing the Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks game, and was subsequently followed on November 25 by their already scheduled home game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Likewise, the Washington Redskins played a scheduled game at the New York Giants on December 16, and their December 23 game at the Minnesota Vikings was moved to prime time, replacing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers game. Also, due to playoff implications, the December 30 Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts game was flexed to prime time, replacing the Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets game. Thus, the Colts played in the Kickoff game against the New Orleans Saints (due to winning Super Bowl XLI) and the regular season finale. The same rules under which CBS and Fox protected games for their own packages still applied.

Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 6 New Orleans Saints 1041 Indianapolis Colts RCA Dome
Sunday September 9 New York Giants 3545 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium Cowboys–Giants rivalry
Sunday September 16 San Diego Chargers 1438 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium 2006 AFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday September 23 Dallas Cowboys 3410 Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Sunday September 30 Philadelphia Eagles 316 New York Giants Giants Stadium Eagles–Giants rivalry
2006 NFC Wild Card playoff rematch
Sunday October 7 Chicago Bears 2720 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Bears–Packers rivalry
Sunday October 14 New Orleans Saints 2817 Seattle Seahawks Qwest Field
Sunday October 21 Pittsburgh Steelers 2831 Denver Broncos Invesco Field at Mile High
Sunday November 4 Dallas Cowboys 3817 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
Sunday November 11 Indianapolis Colts 2123 San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium
Sunday November 18* New England Patriots 5610 Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium Bills–Patriots rivalry
Sunday November 25 Philadelphia Eagles 2831 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Super Bowl XXXIX rematch
Sunday December 2 Cincinnati Bengals 1024 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Bengals–Steelers rivalry
Sunday December 9 Indianapolis Colts 4420 Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium 2006 AFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday December 16 Washington Redskins 2210 New York Giants Giants Stadium Giants–Redskins rivalry
Sunday December 23** Washington Redskins 3221 Minnesota Vikings Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Sunday December 30*** Tennessee Titans 1610 Indianapolis Colts RCA Dome Colts–Titans rivalry
Wild Card Saturday January 5 Washington Redskins 14–35 Seattle Seahawks Qwest Field NFC No. 6 vs NFC No. 3 matchup
Jacksonville Jaguars 31–29 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field AFC No. 5 vs AFC No. 4 matchup

*Bears-Seahawks game was flexed out for the Patriots-Bills game.
**Buccaneers-49ers game was flexed out for the Redskins-Vikings game.
***Chiefs-Jets game was flexed out for the Titans-Colts game.


NBC Sunday Night Football's 2008 schedule began on September 4 with the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants defeating the Washington Redskins in the NFL Kickoff game. On September 7, the Indianapolis Colts hosted the Chicago Bears in the first game at Lucas Oil Stadium. 2008 marked the third consecutive year that both the Colts and Giants would be featured in the NBC Sunday Night Football opening week games. As a result, the Manning brothers were used in commercial advertisements.

The 2008 schedule, released April 15, continued the current practice of a scheduled game possibly being moved in favor of a more compelling one during Weeks 11 through 16 (November 16 through December 21), but left the slot open on the final Sunday, December 28. The NFL Kickoff Game between the Redskins and Giants that was played on September 4 started at 7:00 p.m. instead of the normal 8:30 p.m. time in order to avoid conflict with the nomination speech that John McCain gave at the 2008 Republican National Convention that night; the game ended at 10:01pm EDT, averting any conflict. As in previous years, one Sunday night (October 26) featured no game broadcast due to Game 4 of the 2008 World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies, although Football Night in America aired as usual that week.

The October 19 Seattle Seahawks-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game featured Cris Collinsworth substituting for John Madden as the color commentator, the first time Madden had missed calling a game in 28 years. He had taken the week off because he would have had to make three straight cross country trips after calling games in Jacksonville and San Diego. (He travels by bus because of a fear of flying.)[2] The New England Patriots-Seattle Seahawks game on December 7 was dropped in favor of a Washington Redskins-Baltimore Ravens flex schedule game. The San Diego Chargers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on December 21 was dropped in favor of a Carolina Panthers-New York Giants game to determine home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. The Week 17 game was purposely not chosen when the schedule was initially released, and the Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game was picked up for it to determine the winner of the AFC West division.

On Wild Card weekend, the Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals both made their debuts on SNF in the 4:30 EDT game on January 3. The San Diego Chargers hosted the Indianapolis Colts in the primetime game later that evening.

Super Bowl XLIII, the first aired as part of this package took place on February 1 in Raymond James Stadium, with the Pittsburgh Steelers defeating the Arizona Cardinals 27–23.

Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 4 Washington Redskins 716 New York Giants Giants Stadium Giants–Redskins rivalry
Sunday September 7 Chicago Bears 2913 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium Super Bowl XLI rematch
Sunday September 14 Pittsburgh Steelers 106 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Stadium Browns–Steelers rivalry
Sunday September 21 Dallas Cowboys 2716 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Cowboys–Packers rivalry
Sunday September 28 Philadelphia Eagles 2024 Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Sunday October 5 Pittsburgh Steelers 2621 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 2007 AFC Wild Card playoff rematch
Sunday October 12 New England Patriots 1030 San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium 2007 AFC Championship Game rematch
Sunday October 19 Seattle Seahawks 1020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium
Sunday November 2 New England Patriots 1518 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium Colts–Patriots rivalry
Battle of the last two AFC Champions
Sunday November 9 New York Giants 3631 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Eagles–Giants rivalry
Sunday November 16 Dallas Cowboys 1410 Washington Redskins FedExField Cowboys–Redskins rivalry
Sunday November 23 Indianapolis Colts 2320 San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium 2007 AFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday November 30 Chicago Bears 1434 Minnesota Vikings Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Bears–Vikings rivalry
Sunday December 7* Washington Redskins 1024 Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium
Sunday December 14 New York Giants 820 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium Cowboys–Giants rivalry
2007 NFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday December 21** Carolina Panthers 2834 (OT) New York Giants Giants Stadium Winner: Clinch NFC No. 1 seed
Sunday December 28 Denver Broncos 2152 San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium Broncos–Chargers rivalry
Winner: AFC West Champions
Loser: Eliminated
Wild Card Saturday January 3 Atlanta Falcons 24–30 Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium NFC No. 5 vs NFC No. 4 matchup
Indianapolis Colts 17–23 (OT) San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium 2007 AFC Divisional playoff rematch
AFC No. 5 vs AFC No. 4 matchup
Super Bowl XLIII February 1 Pittsburgh Steelers 27–23 Arizona Cardinals Raymond James Stadium AFC No. 2 vs NFC No. 4 matchup
2009 Pro Bowl February 8 NFC 30–21 AFC Aloha Stadium

*Patriots-Seahawks game was flexed out for the Redskins-Ravens game.
**Chargers-Buccaneers game was flexed out for the Panthers-Giants game.


Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 10 Tennessee Titans 1013 (OT) Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field
Sunday September 13 Chicago Bears 1521 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Bears–Packers rivalry
Sunday September 20 New York Giants 3331 Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Stadium Cowboys–Giants rivalry
Sunday September 27 Indianapolis Colts 3110 Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium
Sunday October 4 San Diego Chargers 2838 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field 2008 AFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday October 11 Indianapolis Colts 319 Tennessee Titans LP Field Colts–Titans rivalry
Sunday October 18 Chicago Bears 1421 Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome
Sunday October 25 Arizona Cardinals 2417 New York Giants Giants Stadium Battle of the last two NFC Champions
Sunday November 8 Dallas Cowboys 2016 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
Sunday November 15 New England Patriots 3435 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium Colts–Patriots rivalry
Tom Brady–Peyton Manning rivalry
Sunday November 22 Philadelphia Eagles 2420 Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Sunday November 29 Pittsburgh Steelers 1720 (OT) Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium Ravens–Steelers rivalry
2008 AFC Championship Game rematch
Sunday December 6* Minnesota Vikings 1730 Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium
Sunday December 13 Philadelphia Eagles 4538 New York Giants Giants Stadium Eagles–Giants rivalry
2008 NFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday December 20 Minnesota Vikings 726 Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium
Sunday December 27 Dallas Cowboys 170 Washington Redskins FedExField Cowboys–Redskins rivalry
Sunday January 3 Cincinnati Bengals 037 New York Jets Giants Stadium Win-and-in scenario for the Jets
Wild Card Saturday January 9 New York Jets 24–14 Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium AFC No. 5 vs AFC No. 4 matchup
Philadelphia Eagles 14–34 Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Stadium Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
NFC No. 6 vs NFC No. 3 matchup

*Patriots-Dolphins game was flexed out for the Vikings-Cardinals game.



Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 9 Minnesota Vikings 914 New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome 2009 NFC Championship Game rematch
Sunday September 12 Dallas Cowboys 713 Washington Redskins FedExField Cowboys–Redskins rivalry
Sunday September 19 New York Giants 1438 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium Eli Manning vs. Peyton Manning
Sunday September 26 New York Jets 3123 Miami Dolphins Sun Life Stadium Dolphins–Jets rivalry
Sunday October 3 Chicago Bears 3-17 New York Giants New Meadowlands Stadium
Sunday October 10 Philadelphia Eagles 2724 San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park
Sunday October 17 Indianapolis Colts 2724 Washington Redskins FedExField
Sunday October 24 Minnesota Vikings 2428 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Packers–Vikings rivalry
Sunday October 31 Pittsburgh Steelers 1020 New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome
Sunday November 7 Dallas Cowboys 745 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Cowboys–Packers rivalry
Sunday November 14 New England Patriots 3926 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field
Sunday November 21 New York Giants 1727 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Eagles–Giants rivalry
Sunday November 28 San Diego Chargers 3614 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium
Sunday December 5 Pittsburgh Steelers 1310 Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium Ravens–Steelers rivalry
Sunday December 12 Philadelphia Eagles 3027 Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Stadium Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
2009 NFC Wild Card playoff rematch
Sunday December 19 Green Bay Packers 2731 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium
Tuesday December 28* Minnesota Vikings 2414 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
Sunday January 2 St. Louis Rams 616 Seattle Seahawks Qwest Field[3] Winner: NFC West Champions
Loser: Eliminated
Wild Card Saturday January 8 New Orleans Saints 36–41 Seattle Seahawks Qwest Field "Beast Quake"
NFC No. 5 vs NFC No. 4 matchup
New York Jets 17–16 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium 2009 AFC Championship Game rematch
AFC No. 6 vs AFC No. 3 matchup

*Chargers-Bengals game was flexed out for the Vikings-Eagles game. The game was played on Tuesday night due to the December 2010 North American blizzard.


Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 8 New Orleans Saints 3442 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Battle of the last two Super Bowl Champions
Sunday September 11 Dallas Cowboys 2427 New York Jets MetLife Stadium
Sunday September 18 Philadelphia Eagles 3135 Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome
Sunday September 25 Pittsburgh Steelers 2320 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium
Sunday October 2 New York Jets 1734 Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium
Sunday October 9 Green Bay Packers 2514 Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome 2010 NFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday October 16 Minnesota Vikings 10–39 Chicago Bears Soldier Field Bears–Vikings rivalry
Sunday October 23 Indianapolis Colts 7–62 New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome Super Bowl XLIV rematch
Sunday October 30 Dallas Cowboys 7–34 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
Sunday November 6 Baltimore Ravens 23–20 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Ravens–Steelers rivalry
2010 AFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday November 13 New England Patriots 37–16 New York Jets MetLife Stadium Jets–Patriots rivalry
2010 AFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday November 20 Philadelphia Eagles 17–10 New York Giants MetLife Stadium Eagles–Giants rivalry
Sunday November 27 Pittsburgh Steelers 13–9 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium
Sunday December 4* Detroit Lions 17–31 New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sunday December 11 New York Giants 37–34 Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Stadium Cowboys–Giants rivalry
Sunday December 18 Baltimore Ravens 14–34 San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium
Sunday December 25 Chicago Bears 21–35 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Bears–Packers rivalry
2010 NFC Championship Game rematch
Sunday January 1 Dallas Cowboys 14–31 New York Giants MetLife Stadium Cowboys–Giants rivalry
Winner: NFC East Champions
Loser: Eliminated
Wild Card Saturday January 7 Cincinnati Bengals 10–31 Houston Texans Reliant Stadium AFC No. 6 vs AFC No. 3 matchup
Detroit Lions 28–45 New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome NFC No. 6 vs NFC No. 3 matchup
Week 13 Rematch
2012 Pro Bowl January 29 NFC 41–59 AFC Aloha Stadium
Super Bowl XLVI February 5 New York Giants 21–17 New England Patriots Lucas Oil Stadium Super Bowl XLII and Week 9 rematch
NFC No. 4 vs AFC No. 1 matchup

*Colts–Patriots game was flexed out for the Lions-Saints game.


The December 16 game between the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots was interrupted for 25 minutes for NBC to cover President Barack Obama's speech in reaction to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting the previous Friday. Coverage aired on NBC Sports Network and CNBC until the speech ended, after which NBC resumed airing the game.

Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Wednesday September 5 Dallas Cowboys 24–17 New York Giants MetLife Stadium Cowboys–Giants rivalry
Sunday September 9 Pittsburgh Steelers 19–31 Denver Broncos Sports Authority Field at Mile High 2011 AFC Wild Card playoff rematch
Peyton Manning’s Broncos debut
Sunday September 16 Detroit Lions 19–27 San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park
Sunday September 23 New England Patriots 30–31 Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium Patriots–Ravens rivalry
2011 AFC Championship Game rematch
Sunday September 30 New York Giants 17–19 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Eagles–Giants rivalry
Sunday October 7 San Diego Chargers 24–31 New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome Drew Brees against his former team
Sunday October 14 Green Bay Packers 42–24 Houston Texans Reliant Stadium
Sunday October 21 Pittsburgh Steelers 24–17 Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium Bengals–Steelers rivalry
Sunday October 28 New Orleans Saints 14–34 Denver Broncos Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Sunday November 4 Dallas Cowboys 13–19 Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome
Sunday November 11 Houston Texans 13–6 Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Sunday November 18 Baltimore Ravens 13–10 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Ravens–Steelers rivalry
Thanksgiving November 22 New England Patriots 49–19 New York Jets MetLife Stadium "Butt Fumble"
Jets–Patriots rivalry
Sunday November 25 Green Bay Packers 10–38 New York Giants MetLife Stadium 2011 NFC Divisional playoff rematch
Battle of the last two NFC Champions
Sunday December 2 Philadelphia Eagles 33–38 Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Stadium Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
Sunday December 9 Detroit Lions 20–27 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Lions–Packers rivalry
Sunday December 16 San Francisco 49ers 41–34 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Game briefly moved to NBCSN and CNBC, due to President Barack Obama giving a speech about the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Randy Moss's return to New England
Sunday December 23* San Francisco 49ers 13–42 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field 49ers–Seahawks rivalry
Sunday December 30 Dallas Cowboys 18–28 Washington Redskins FedExField Cowboys–Redskins rivalry
Winner: NFC East Champions
Loser: Eliminated
Wild Card Saturday January 5 Cincinnati Bengals 13–19 Houston Texans Reliant Stadium 2011 AFC Wild Card playoff rematch
AFC No. 6 vs AFC No. 3 matchup
Minnesota Vikings 10–24 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Packers–Vikings rivalry
NFC No. 6 vs NFC No. 3 matchup
2013 Pro Bowl January 27 AFC 35–62 NFC Aloha Stadium

*Chargers-Jets game was flexed out for the 49ers-Seahawks game.


Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 5 Baltimore Ravens 27–49 Denver Broncos Sports Authority Field at Mile High 2012 AFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday September 8 New York Giants 31–36 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Cowboys–Giants rivalry
Sunday September 15 San Francisco 49ers 3–29 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field 49ers–Seahawks rivalry
Sunday September 22 Chicago Bears 40–23 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field
Sunday September 29 New England Patriots 30–23 Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome
Sunday October 6 Houston Texans 3–34 San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park Final SNF game at Candlestick Park
Sunday October 13 Washington Redskins 16–31 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Cowboys–Redskins rivalry
Sunday October 20 Denver Broncos 33–39 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium Peyton Manning against his former team
Sunday October 27 Green Bay Packers 44–31 Minnesota Vikings Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Packers–Vikings rivalry
Sunday November 3 Indianapolis Colts 27–24 Houston Texans Reliant Stadium Colts–Texans rivalry
Sunday November 10 Dallas Cowboys 17–49 New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sunday November 17* Kansas City Chiefs 17–27 Denver Broncos Sports Authority Field at Mile High Broncos–Chiefs rivalry
Sunday November 24 Denver Broncos 31–34 (OT) New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Broncos–Patriots rivalry
Tom Brady–Peyton Manning rivalry
Thanksgiving November 28 Pittsburgh Steelers 20–22 Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium Ravens–Steelers rivalry
Sunday December 1 New York Giants 24–17 Washington Redskins FedExField Giants–Redskins rivalry
Sunday December 8** Carolina Panthers 13–31 New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome Lead in NFC South
Sunday December 15 Cincinnati Bengals 20–30 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Bengals–Steelers rivalry
Sunday December 22*** Chicago Bears 11–54 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field CHI win: Clinch NFC North
PHI win: Alive for #3 seed
Sunday December 29 Philadelphia Eagles 24–22 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
Winner: NFC East Champions
Loser: Eliminated
Wild Card Saturday January 4 Kansas City Chiefs 44–45 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium AFC No. 5 vs AFC No. 4 matchup
New Orleans Saints 26–24 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field NFC No. 6 vs NFC No. 3 matchup
2014 Pro Bowl January 26 Team Rice 22–21 Team Sanders Aloha Stadium

*Packers-Giants game was flexed out for the Chiefs-Broncos game.
**Falcons-Packers game was flexed out for the Panthers-Saints game.
***Patriots-Ravens game was flexed out for the Bears-Eagles game.


Starting in the 2014 season, NBC was allowed to flex games beginning in week 5. All the previous flexible scheduling rules applied, but on a limited basis. Only two games between weeks 5-10 could be flexed per season; weeks 11-17 (excluding Thanksgiving Night) flex rules were still the same as in previous years. However, despite these changes, NBC did not flex a single one of their originally scheduled games, which marked the first season that none of the originally scheduled Sunday night games for the entire season (other than week 17) were flexed out.

Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 4 Green Bay Packers 16–36 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field Packers–Seahawks rivalry
Sunday September 7 Indianapolis Colts 24–31 Denver Broncos Sports Authority Field at Mile High Peyton Manning against his former team
Sunday September 14 Chicago Bears 28–20 San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium First regular-season game at Levi's Stadium
Sunday September 21 Pittsburgh Steelers 37–19 Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium
Sunday September 28 New Orleans Saints 17–38 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium
Sunday October 5 Cincinnati Bengals 17–43 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium
Sunday October 12 New York Giants 0–27 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Eagles–Giants rivalry
Sunday October 19 San Francisco 49ers 17–42 Denver Broncos Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Sunday October 26 Green Bay Packers 23–44 New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sunday November 2 Baltimore Ravens 23–43 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Ravens–Steelers rivalry
Sunday November 9 Chicago Bears 14–55 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Bears–Packers rivalry
Sunday November 16 New England Patriots 42–20 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium Colts–Patriots rivalry
2013 AFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday November 23 Dallas Cowboys 31–28 New York Giants MetLife Stadium Cowboys–Giants rivalry
Thanksgiving November 27 Seattle Seahawks 19–3 San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium 49ers–Seahawks rivalry
2013 NFC Championship Game rematch
Battle of the last two NFC Champions
Sunday November 30 Denver Broncos 29–16 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium Broncos–Chiefs rivalry
Sunday December 7 New England Patriots 23–14 San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium
Sunday December 14 Dallas Cowboys 38–27 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
NFC East lead
Sunday December 21 Seattle Seahawks 35–6 Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium Cardinals–Seahawks rivalry
SEA win: NFC West lead
AZ win: NFC West Champions
Sunday December 28 Cincinnati Bengals 17–27 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Bengals–Steelers rivalry
Winner: AFC North Champions
Loser: Wild Card
Wild Card Saturday January 3 Baltimore Ravens 30–17 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Ravens–Steelers rivalry
AFC No. 6 vs AFC No. 3 matchup
Divisional Saturday January 10 Baltimore Ravens 31–35 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Patriots–Ravens rivalry
AFC No. 6 vs AFC No. 1 matchup
Super Bowl XLIX February 1 New England Patriots 28–24 Seattle Seahawks University of Phoenix Stadium AFC No. 1 vs NFC No. 1 matchup


2015 marked the 10th season of SNF on NBC.

Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 10 Pittsburgh Steelers 21–28 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium
Sunday September 13 New York Giants 26–27 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Cowboys–Giants rivalry
Sunday September 20 Seattle Seahawks 17–27 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Packers–Seahawks rivalry
2014 NFC Championship Game rematch
Sunday September 27 Denver Broncos 24–12 Detroit Lions Ford Field
Sunday October 4 Dallas Cowboys 20–26 (OT) New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sunday October 11 San Francisco 49ers 27–30 New York Giants MetLife Stadium 49ers–Giants rivalry
Sunday October 18 New England Patriots 34–27 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium Colts–Patriots rivalry
2014 AFC Championship Game rematch
Sunday October 25 Philadelphia Eagles 16–27 Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium
Sunday November 1 Green Bay Packers 10–29 Denver Broncos Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Sunday November 8 Philadelphia Eagles 33–27 (OT) Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
Sunday November 15 Arizona Cardinals 39–32 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field Cardinals–Seahawks rivalry
Sunday November 22* Cincinnati Bengals 31–34 Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium
Thanksgiving November 26 Chicago Bears 17–13 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Bears–Packers rivalry
Sunday November 29 New England Patriots 24–30 (OT) Denver Broncos Sports Authority Field at Mile High Broncos–Patriots rivalry
Battle of the last two AFC Champions
Sunday December 6 Indianapolis Colts 10–45 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field
Sunday December 13** New England Patriots 27–6 Houston Texans NRG Stadium
Sunday December 20*** Arizona Cardinals 40–17 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Cardinals clinch NFC West
Sunday December 27**** New York Giants 17–49 Minnesota Vikings TCF Bank Stadium Vikings clinch playoff berth
Sunday January 3 Minnesota Vikings 20–13 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Packers–Vikings rivalry
Winner: NFC North Champions
Loser: Wild Card
Wild Card Sunday January 10 Seattle Seahawks 10–9 Minnesota Vikings TCF Bank Stadium NFC No. 6 vs NFC No. 3 matchup
Divisional Saturday January 16 Green Bay Packers 20–26 (OT) Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium NFC No. 5 vs NFC No. 2 matchup

*Chiefs-Chargers game was flexed out for the Bengals-Cardinals game.
**Seahawks-Ravens game was flexed out for the Patriots-Texans game.
***Bengals-49ers game was flexed out for the Cardinals-Eagles game.
****Steelers-Ravens game was flexed out for the Giants-Vikings game.


2016 marked the first ever tie on NBC Sunday Night Football, which occurred in week 7, when the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals tied at 6–6. That game became the lowest scoring SNF on NBC game (12 points) and the first tie in any primetime NFL game since November 23, 1997, when the New York Giants and Washington Redskins tied at 7–7 on ESPN Sunday Night Football. Due to NBC having the rights to the second half of the Thursday Night Football package, NBC Sports gave Al Michaels a "Bye week", giving him 3 games off: Green Bay PackersWashington Redskins, Pittsburgh SteelersIndianapolis Colts (Thanksgiving), and Kansas City Chiefs-Denver Broncos. Mike Tirico replaced him for three games, with Cris Collinsworth still doing the color commentary.[4]

The AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs was originally scheduled to kickoff at 1:05 ET, but due to stormy weather in the Kansas City area, the NFL moved the kickoff time to 8:20 ET.[1]

Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 8 Carolina Panthers 20–21 Denver Broncos Sports Authority Field At Mile High Super Bowl 50 rematch
Sunday September 11 New England Patriots 23–21 Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium
Sunday September 18 Green Bay Packers 14–17 Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Packers–Vikings rivalry
Sunday September 25 Chicago Bears 17–31 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Cowboys QB Dak Prescott's SNF debut
Sunday October 2 Kansas City Chiefs 14–43 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field
Sunday October 9 New York Giants 16–23 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
Sunday October 16 Indianapolis Colts 23–26 (OT) Houston Texans NRG Stadium Colts–Texans rivalry
Sunday October 23 Seattle Seahawks 6–6 (OT) Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium Cardinals–Seahawks rivalry
Sunday October 30 Philadelphia Eagles 23–29 (OT) Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
Sunday November 6 Denver Broncos 20–30 Oakland Raiders Oakland Coliseum Broncos–Raiders rivalry
Sunday November 13 Seattle Seahawks 31–24 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Super Bowl XLIX rematch
Sunday November 20 Green Bay Packers 24–42 Washington Redskins FedExField 2015 NFC Wild Card playoff rematch
Thanksgiving November 24 Pittsburgh Steelers 28–7 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium
Sunday November 27* Kansas City Chiefs 30–27 (OT) Denver Broncos Sports Authority Field at Mile High Broncos–Chiefs rivalry
Sunday December 4 Carolina Panthers 7–40 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field 2015 NFC Divisional playoff rematch
Battle of the last two NFC Champions
Sunday December 11 Dallas Cowboys 7–10 New York Giants MetLife Stadium Cowboys–Giants rivalry
Sunday December 18** Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20–26 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium
Sunday December 25 Denver Broncos 10–33 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium Broncos–Chiefs rivalry
Sunday January 1 Green Bay Packers 31–24 Detroit Lions Ford Field Lions–Packers rivalry
Winner: NFC North Champions
Loser: Wild Card
Wild Card Saturday January 7 Detroit Lions 6–26 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field NFC No. 6 vs NFC No. 3 matchup
Divisional Sunday January 15 Pittsburgh Steelers 18–16 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium AFC No. 3 vs AFC No. 2 matchup
Week 4 rematch

*Patriots–Jets game was flexed out for the Chiefs–Broncos game.
**Steelers–Bengals game was flexed out for the Buccaneers–Cowboys game.


2017 marked the 12th season of NBC Sunday Night Football. Due to Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday in 2017, the Week 16 Sunday night telecast was instead scheduled for Saturday, December 23, with the Minnesota Vikings visiting the Green Bay Packers. NBC also broadcast Super Bowl LII, played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, making it the fourth time NBC had broadcast a Super Bowl since taking over the Sunday night package in 2006. NBC did not flex a single one of their originally scheduled games, which marked the second time since 2014 that none of the originally scheduled Sunday night games for the entire season were flexed out. For the first time since acquiring the Sunday night package, NBC aired no game in Week 17 to ensure that teams whose games would affect each other's playoff standings would be played at the same time.[5] The Atlanta Falcons-Los Angeles Rams NFC Wild Card game kicked off at 8:15 pm ET, while the NFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles kicked off at 4:35 pm ET.

Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 7 Kansas City Chiefs 42–27 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium
Sunday September 10 New York Giants 3–19 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Cowboys–Giants rivalry
Sunday September 17 Green Bay Packers 23–34 Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium 2016 NFC Championship Game rematch
Sunday September 24 Oakland Raiders 10–27 Washington Redskins FedExField
Sunday October 1 Indianapolis Colts 18–46 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field
Sunday October 8 Kansas City Chiefs 42–34 Houston Texans NRG Stadium Texans QB Deshaun Watson's SNF debut
Sunday October 15 New York Giants 23–10 Denver Broncos Empower Field at Mile High
Sunday October 22 Atlanta Falcons 7–23 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Super Bowl LI rematch
Sunday October 29 Pittsburgh Steelers 20–15 Detroit Lions Ford Field
Sunday November 5 Oakland Raiders 27–24 Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium
Sunday November 12 New England Patriots 41–16 Denver Broncos Empower Field at Mile High Broncos–Patriots rivalry
Battle of the last two AFC Champions
Sunday November 19 Philadelphia Eagles 37–9 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
Thanksgiving November 23 New York Giants 10–20 Washington Redskins FedExField Giants–Redskins rivalry
Sunday November 26 Green Bay Packers 28–31 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Super Bowl XLV rematch
Sunday December 3 Philadelphia Eagles 10–24 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field
Sunday December 10 Baltimore Ravens 38–39 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Ravens–Steelers rivalry
Sunday December 17 Dallas Cowboys 20–17 Oakland Raiders Oakland Coliseum
Saturday December 23 Minnesota Vikings 16–0 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Packers–Vikings rivalry
Wild Card Saturday January 6 Atlanta Falcons 26–13 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum NFC No. 6 vs NFC No. 3 matchup
Divisional Saturday January 13 Atlanta Falcons 10–15 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field NFC No. 6 vs NFC No. 1 matchup
Super Bowl LII February 4 Philadelphia Eagles 41–33 New England Patriots U.S. Bank Stadium Super Bowl XXXIX rematch
NFC No. 1 vs AFC No. 1 matchup


Starting in 2018, the NFL moved the start time of Sunday Night Football back, from 8:30 p.m. ET to 8:20 p.m. ET. The Cincinnati BengalsKansas City Chiefs game flexed into Sunday Night on October 21 became the earliest the NFL has ever flexed a Sunday Night Football contest. The Atlanta FalconsNew Orleans Saints game on Thanksgiving night was called by the Football Night in America studio crew, with Mike Tirico doing the play-by-play, and Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison as color analysts.[6] The Philadelphia EaglesChicago Bears Wild Card game kicked off at 4:35 p.m. ET, as did the Indianapolis Colts–Kansas City Chiefs Divisional game.

Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 6 Atlanta Falcons 12–18 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field 2017 NFC Divisional playoff rematch
Battle of the last two NFC Champions
Sunday September 9 Chicago Bears 23–24 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Bears–Packers rivalry
Packers's 100th overall season
Sunday September 16 New York Giants 13–20 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Cowboys–Giants rivalry
Sunday September 23 New England Patriots 10–26 Detroit Lions Ford Field Matt Patricia against his former team.
Sunday September 30 Baltimore Ravens 26–14 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Ravens–Steelers rivalry
Sunday October 7 Dallas Cowboys 16–19 (OT) Houston Texans NRG Stadium Governor's Cup (Texas)
Sunday October 14 Kansas City Chiefs 40–43 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes's SNF debut
Sunday October 21* Cincinnati Bengals 10–45 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium
Sunday October 28 New Orleans Saints 30–20 Minnesota Vikings US Bank Stadium 2017 NFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday November 4 Green Bay Packers 17–31 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady
Sunday November 11 Dallas Cowboys 27–20 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
Sunday November 18** Minnesota Vikings 20–25 Chicago Bears Soldier Field Bears–Vikings rivalry
Thanksgiving November 22 Atlanta Falcons 17–31 New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome Falcons–Saints rivalry
Sunday November 25 Green Bay Packers 17–24 Minnesota Vikings US Bank Stadium Packers–Vikings rivalry
Sunday December 2*** Los Angeles Chargers 33–30 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field
Sunday December 9**** Los Angeles Rams 6–15 Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Sunday December 16 Philadelphia Eagles 30–23 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum First regular season SNF game in LA.
Sunday December 23 Kansas City Chiefs 31–38 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field Patrick Mahomes vs. Russell Wilson
KC win: Clinch AFC's #1 seed
SEA win: Clinch NFC Wild Card
Sunday December 30 Indianapolis Colts 33–17 Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium Colts–Titans rivalry
Winner: AFC No. 6 seeded Wild Card
Loser: Eliminated
Wild Card Sunday January 6 Philadelphia Eagles 16–15 Chicago Bears Soldier Field "Double Doink"
NFC No. 6 vs NFC No. 3 matchup
Divisional Saturday January 12 Indianapolis Colts 13–31 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium AFC No. 6 vs AFC No. 1 matchup

*Rams–49ers game was flexed out for the Bengals–Chiefs game.
**Steelers–Jaguars game was flexed out for the Vikings–Bears game.
***49ers–Seahawks game was flexed out for the Chargers–Steelers game.
****Steelers–Raiders game was flexed out for the Rams–Bears game.


For the 2019 season, the NFL decided to break with a long-standing tradition of the reigning Super Bowl champion hosting the Kickoff game (occurring every year since 2004, except 2013). The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears was the Kickoff game instead, to celebrate the 100th season of the NFL, the 100th season of the Chicago Bears, and the NFL's oldest rivalry. Also, despite not hosting the kickoff game, the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots still hosted the first Sunday Night game of the season, with the opponent being the Pittsburgh Steelers. The schedule also included a rematch of the Thanksgiving game between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons, and the Cleveland Browns made their first SNF appearance since 2008. In Week 15, the Buffalo Bills were flexed to SNF in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers; this was just their second appearance on the package, the first being in 2007. The Seattle SeahawksPhiladelphia Eagles Wild Card Playoff game kicked off at 4:40 pm ET, while the Divisional game between the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers kicked off at 4:35 pm ET.

Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 5 Green Bay Packers 10–3 Chicago Bears Soldier Field Commemoration of the NFL's oldest rivalry (NFL 100)
Sunday September 8 Pittsburgh Steelers 3–33 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium 2018 Week 15 rematch
Sunday September 15 Philadelphia Eagles 20–24 Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium 2018 Week 1 rematch
Sunday September 22 Los Angeles Rams 20–13 Cleveland Browns First Energy Stadium Browns’ first SNF game since 2008
Sunday September 29 Dallas Cowboys 10–12 New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sean Payton against his former team
Sunday October 6 Indianapolis Colts 19–13 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 2018 AFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday October 13 Pittsburgh Steelers 24–17 Los Angeles Chargers Dignity Health Sports Park 2018 Week 13 rematch
Sunday October 20 Philadelphia Eagles 10–37 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
Sunday October 27 Green Bay Packers 31–24 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium Commemoration of the first Super Bowl game (NFL 100)
Sunday November 3 New England Patriots 20–37 Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium Patriots–Ravens rivalry
Sunday November 10 Minnesota Vikings 28–24 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Dalvin Cook vs. Ezekiel Elliott
Sunday November 17 Chicago Bears 7–17 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Khalil Mack vs. Aaron Donald
Sunday November 24* Green Bay Packers 8–37 San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium Packers-49ers rivalry
Thanksgiving November 28 New Orleans Saints 26–18 Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium Falcons–Saints rivalry
Sunday December 1 New England Patriots 22–28 Houston Texans NRG Stadium Bill O'Brien against his former team
Sunday December 8 Seattle Seahawks 12–28 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Seahawks–Rams rivalry
Sunday December 15** Buffalo Bills 17–10 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Buffalo QB Josh Allen's SNF debut
Bills clinch playoff berth
Sunday December 22 Kansas City Chiefs 26–3 Chicago Bears Soldier Field Matt Nagy against his former team
Sunday December 29 San Francisco 49ers 26–21 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field 49ers–Seahawks rivalry
Commemoration of the 2013 NFC Championship Game (NFL 100)
Winner: NFC West Champions
SF win: Clinch NFC No. 1 seed
Loser: Wild Card
Wild Card Sunday January 5 Seattle Seahawks 17–9 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field NFC No. 5 vs NFC No. 4 matchup
Divisional Saturday January 11 Minnesota Vikings 10–27 San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium NFC No. 6 vs NFC No. 1 matchup

*Seahawks–Eagles game was flexed out for the Packers–49ers game.
**Vikings–Chargers game was flexed out for the Bills–Steelers game.



2020 marked the 15th season of SNF on NBC. Super Bowl LV was originally supposed to air on NBC. However, in an effort to pair NBC’s next Super Bowl with their upcoming Olympics broadcast, it was traded to CBS, in exchange for Super Bowl LVI. NBC did however gain rights to air an extra Super Wild Card game, as the NFL expanded their postseason from 12 teams to 14 teams (7 in each conference). This meant that NBC aired two Super Wild Card games, with the second game being aired on NBC’s Spanish sister network Telemundo, and was streamed on NBCUniversal’s new streaming service Peacock, and one Divisional game for the 2020-2021 postseason.

The SNF game scheduled for October 25 was originally Buccaneers-Raiders, but due to some Raiders players testing positive for COVID-19, the NFL moved that game back to 4:05 ET on Fox, and moved the Seahawks-Cardinals game to fill the SNF slot, to ensure that NBC would have a game. NBC's Thanksgiving night game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers had to be postponed twice due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the Ravens; The game was first rescheduled to the following Sunday at 1:15 PM ET, then later rescheduled to the following Tuesday at 8:00 PM ET; the rescheduled game is planned to air on NBC.[7]

In Week 15, the 49ers–Cowboys game was flexed out for Browns–Giants, marking the first time that the Dallas Cowboys have been flexed out of an SNF slot and the first time Sunday Night Football will not be in Dallas at least once in a season (they have had the most appearances with 49).

Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 10 Houston Texans 20–34 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 2019 AFC Divisional playoff rematch
Sunday September 13 Dallas Cowboys 17–20 Los Angeles Rams SoFi Stadium First game ever played in SoFi Stadium
Sunday September 20 New England Patriots 30–35 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field Super Bowl XLIX rematch
Sunday September 27 Green Bay Packers 37–30 New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome Aaron Rodgers vs. Drew Brees
Sunday October 4 Philadelphia Eagles 25–20 San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium
Sunday October 11 Minnesota Vikings 26–27 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field 2019 Week 13 rematch
Sunday October 18 Los Angeles Rams 16–24 San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium 49ers–Rams rivalry
Sunday October 25* Seattle Seahawks 34–37 (OT) Arizona Cardinals State Farm Stadium Cardinals-Seahawks rivalry
Arizona QB Kyler Murray's SNF debut
Sunday November 1 Dallas Cowboys 9–23 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
Sunday November 8 New Orleans Saints 38–3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium Buccaneers–Saints rivalry
First SNF game in Tampa since 2008
Tom Brady's Buccaneers SNF debut
Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees
Sunday November 15 Baltimore Ravens 17–23 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Patriots–Ravens rivalry
2019 Week 9 rematch
Sunday November 22 Kansas City Chiefs 35–31 Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium Chiefs–Raiders rivalry
First ever SNF game in Las Vegas
Sunday November 29 Chicago Bears 25–41 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Bears–Packers rivalry
Wednesday December 2** Baltimore Ravens 14–19 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Ravens–Steelers rivalry
Sunday December 6 Denver Broncos 16–22 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium Broncos–Chiefs rivalry
Denver QB Drew Lock’s SNF debut
Sunday December 13 Pittsburgh Steelers 15–26 Buffalo Bills Bills Stadium First SNF game in Buffalo since 2007
2019 Week 15 rematch
Sunday December 20*** Cleveland Browns 20–6 New York Giants MetLife Stadium Assistant coach Freddie Kitchens against his former team
Sunday December 27 Tennessee Titans 14–40 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Matt LaFleur against his former team
Sunday January 3 Washington Football Team 20–14 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Eagles–Washington rivalry
Washington's debut of its new name on SNF
WAS win: NFC East Champions
WAS loss: Eliminated, NYG NFC East Champions
Philadelphia QB Jalen Hurts's SNF debut
Super Wild Card Saturday January 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31–23 Washington Football Team FedEx Field Tom Brady's first playoff game as a Buccaneer
NFC No. 5 vs NFC No. 4 matchup
Super Wild Card Sunday January 10 Cleveland Browns 48–37 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Browns–Steelers rivalry
AFC No. 6 vs AFC No. 3 matchup
Game also aired on Telemundo and streamed on Peacock
Divisional Saturday January 16 Baltimore Ravens 3–17 Buffalo Bills Bills Stadium AFC No. 5 vs. AFC No. 2 matchup

*Buccaneers-Raiders game was flexed out for the Seahawks-Cardinals game.
**Ravens-Steelers game was postponed from Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving).
***49ers-Cowboys game was flexed out for the Browns-Giants game.


The NFL expanded the season to 17 games in 18 weeks beginning with the 2021 season. 2021 also marks the 16th season of Sunday Night Football on NBC. Super Bowl LVI will air on February 13. After streaming NBC’s Sunday Night Wild Card Game last season, and as part of their new television deal with the NFL, NBC will stream the entire season on Peacock for the first time. Along with Peacock’s expanded involvement in the new television deal, NBC retained the rights to air SNF, while gaining an additional game for Peacock, and picking up 3 additional Super Bowls in 2026, 2030, and 2034.

Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Significance
KOF Thursday September 9 Dallas Cowboys 0–0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium Dak Prescott's first game back after injury
Tampa Bay raising their second championship banner
Sunday September 12 Chicago Bears 0–0 Los Angeles Rams SoFi Stadium Matthew Stafford's first game as a Ram
2020 Week 7 rematch
First game at SoFi Stadium with fans in attendance
Sunday September 19 Kansas City Chiefs 0–0 Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium 2020 Week 3 rematch
Mahomes vs. Jackson
Sunday September 26 Green Bay Packers 0–0 San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium 2019 NFC Championship Game rematch
2020 Week 9 rematch
Sunday October 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0–0 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski's return to New England against their longtime former team and coach
Sunday October 10 Buffalo Bills 0–0 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 2020 Week 6 rematch
2020 AFC Championship Game rematch
Sunday October 17 Seattle Seahawks 0–0 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Super Bowl XL rematch
Sunday October 24 Indianapolis Colts 0–0 San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium QB Carson Wentz's Colts SNF debut
Sunday October 31 Dallas Cowboys 0–0 Minnesota Vikings US Bank Stadium 2020 Week 11 rematch
Sunday November 7 Tennessee Titans 0–0 Los Angeles Rams SoFi Stadium Super Bowl XXXIV rematch
Sunday November 14 Kansas City Chiefs 0–0 Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium Chiefs–Raiders rivalry
Sunday November 21 Pittsburgh Steelers 0–0 Los Angeles Chargers SoFi Stadium Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert's SNF debut
Chargers' first SNF game in SoFi Stadium
Thanksgiving November 25 Buffalo Bills 0–0 New Orleans Saints Caesars Superdome Josh Allen vs. Alvin Kamara
Sunday November 28 Cleveland Browns 0–0 Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium Browns–Ravens rivalry
Sunday December 5 San Francisco 49ers 0–0 Seattle Seahawks Lumen Field 49ers–Seahawks rivalry
Sunday December 12 Chicago Bears 0–0 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Bears–Packers rivalry
Sunday December 19 New Orleans Saints 0–0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium Buccaneers–Saints rivalry
2020 NFC Divisional rematch
Sunday December 26 Washington Football Team 0–0 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Cowboys–Washington rivalry
Sunday January 2 Minnesota Vikings 0–0 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Packers–Vikings rivalry
Sunday January 9 TBA 0–0 TBA TBD Game 272
Super Wild Card Saturday January 15 TBA 0–0 TBA TBD TBD
Super Wild Card Sunday January 16 TBA 0–0 TBA TBD Game also aired on Telemundo
Divisional Sat/Sun Jan 22/23 TBA 0–0 TBA TBD TBD
Super Bowl LVI February 13 TBA 0–0 TBA SoFi Stadium Game also aired on Telemundo

SNF statistics

  • Most points scored on SNF by a single team: 62 (New Orleans Saints 62 vs Indianapolis Colts 7 [10/23/2011])
  • Highest combined score on SNF: 83 points (Philadelphia Eagles 45 @ New York Giants 38 [12/13/2009] & Kansas City Chiefs 40 @ New England Patriots 43 [10/14/2018])
  • Lowest combined score on SNF: 12 points (Seattle Seahawks 6 @ Arizona Cardinals 6 [10/23/2016])
  • Most appearances on SNF (counting postseason): 49 (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Fewest appearances on SNF (counting postseason): 2 (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Most wins on SNF (counting postseason): 24 (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Most losses on SNF (counting postseason): 25 (Dallas Cowboys)

Most frequent matchups

Postseason matchups in italics. Meetings across a number of years represents one regular season meeting per season.

Count Matchup Record Years Played Significance
15 Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Cowboys, 8–7 2006–2007, 2009(1), 2009(2), 2010–2020 Cowboys–Eagles rivalry
12 Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Cowboys, 8–4 2007–2009, 2011(1), 2011(2), 2012–2018 Cowboys–Giants rivalry
10 Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Ravens, 6–4 2009–2013, 2014(1), 2014(2), 2017–2018, 2020 Ravens–Steelers rivalry
9 Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers Packers, 7–2 2006–2007, 2009, 2011, 2014–2015, 2018–2020 Bears–Packers rivalry
7 Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings Vikings, 4–3 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015–2018 Packers–Vikings rivalry
7 New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Eagles, 5–2 2007–2012, 2014 Eagles–Giants rivalry
6 Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Football Team Cowboys, 4–2 2006, 2008–2010, 2012–2013 Cowboys–Washington rivalry
5 Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints Saints, 4–1 2006, 2013–2015, 2019 Sean Payton vs. his former team
5 Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots Colts, 3–2 2006, 2008–2009, 2014–2015 Colts–Patriots rivalry
5 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos Chiefs, 3–2 2013–2014, 2016(1), 2016(2), 2020 Broncos–Chiefs rivalry

See also


  1. ^ NBC Announces Fall 2007 Sunday Night Football Schedule Archived 2007-04-29 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Homepage". NBC Sports. August 23, 2015. Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Rams-Seahawks Week 17 matchup to air in primetime". December 26, 2010. Retrieved December 26, 2010.
  4. ^ "Cris Collinsworth says Mike Tirico will broadcast some Sunday Night Football games this year". Awful Announcing. 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  5. ^ "NFL FINALIZES WEEK 17 SCHEDULE". Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  6. ^ "NBC to use studio personnel to announce Thanksgiving game". AP NEWS. 2018-11-15. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  7. ^ "Ravens-Steelers game moved from Thanksgiving to Sunday at 1:15 p.m. ET on NBC". Retrieved 2020-11-26.
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