Sunday Night Football has become the marquee NFL game of each week. The 2019 Sunday Night Football schedule did not disappoint with many intriguing matchups as the NFL celebrates its 100th anniversary. Here are a few facts about the SNF schedule via Sports Media News.
All 18 scheduled NBC SNF games feature at least one 2018 playoff team (Week 17 game TBD) – up from 14 such matchups last year. In addition, nine contests feature both clubs from the 2018 postseason, highlighted by a rematch of last year’s AFC Divisional Playoff, as Andrew Luck and the Colts again visit Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs (Oct. 6).
All 2018 NFL playoff teams are on the NBC SNF schedule, including three games each for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, NFC champion Los Angeles Rams, AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs, NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys, NFC North champion Chicago Bears, and NFC Wild Card Philadelphia Eagles.
Sunday Night Football technically kicks off the season with the Bears and Packers on September 5th. It is one of two Sunday Night Football games that happen to be on a Thursday. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will be featured on Sunday Night Football three times this season. Mahomes spoke with USA Today about his goal heading into the 2019 season.
“Yeah, I was itching the day after the AFC Championship Game to get back to football,” Mahomes explained to USA Today. “Watching the Super Bowl, I kind of watched it but at the same time I couldn’t watch it because I was so disappointed that we weren’t there. This whole offseason has been training and trying to restrain myself from throwing too much or restrain myself from doing too much because it’s a steady process and you don’t want to peak too soon. You want to make sure that you’re building and building. That’s the thing, when you’re that close, you want to get back in the building and get right back after it.”
Here is a look at the 2019 SNF schedule.
Sunday Night Football Schedule 2019
|Sept. 5||Packers at Bears (Thursday)||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Sept. 8||Steelers at Patriots||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Sept. 15||Eagles at Falcons||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Sept. 22||Rams at Browns||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Sept. 29||Cowboys at Saints||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Oct. 6||Colts at Chiefs||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Oct. 13||Steelers at Chargers||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Oct. 20||Eagles at Cowboys||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Oct. 27||Packers at Chiefs||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Nov. 3||Patriots at Ravens||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Nov. 10||Vikings at Cowboys||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Nov. 17||Bears at Rams||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Nov. 24||Seahawks at Eagles||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Nov. 28||Saints at Falcons (Thanksgiving)||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Dec. 1||Patriots at Texans||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Dec. 8||Seahawks at Rams||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Dec. 15||Vikings at Chargers||8:20 p.m. NBC|
|Dec. 22||Chiefs at Bears||8:20 p.m. NBC|