2016 NFL Sunday Night Football Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2016 NFL Sunday Night Football Schedule kicks off with a special season-opening game on Thursday, Sept. 8. The Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos host the Carolina Panthers at 8:30pm ET on NBC.

Games on Sunday begin on Sept. 11 with the Arizona Cardinals hosting the New England Patriots. That game, as well as all remaining Sunday Night Football branded games, will be televised at 8:30pm ET on NBC.

A Sunday Night Football game will be played on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 24. That match-up features the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting the Indianapolis Colts.

Overall, the 2016 NFL Sunday Night Football Schedule on NBC will include 18 regular-season games.

2016 NFL Sunday Night Football Schedule

*All games at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC
*Schedule subject to change beginning with Week 9.

Thursday, Sept. 8 (Week 1)
Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos

Sunday, Sept. 11 (Week 1)
New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, Sept. 18 (Week 2)
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

Sunday, Sept. 25 (Week 3)
Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, Oct. 2 (Week 4)
Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday, Oct. 9 (Week 5)
New York Giants at Green Bay Packers

Sunday, Oct. 16 (Week 6)
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans

Sunday, Oct. 23 (Week 7)
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, Oct. 30 (Week 8)
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, Nov. 6 (Week 9)
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders

Sunday, Nov. 13 (Week 10)
Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots

Sunday, Nov. 20 (Week 11)
Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins

Thursday, Nov. 24 (Week 12)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos

Sunday, Nov. 27 (Week 12)
New England Patriots at New York Jets

Sunday, Dec. 4 (Week 13)
Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday, Dec. 11 (Week 14)
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants

Sunday, Dec. 18 (Week 15)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, Dec. 25 (Week 16)
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs