2021 NFL Sunday Night Football Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2021 NFL Sunday Night Football Schedule kicks off with a special season-opening game on Thursday, Sept. 9. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys at 8:20pm ET on NBC.

Games on Sunday begin on Sept. 12 with the Los Angeles Rams hosting the Chicago Bears. That game, as well as all remaining Sunday Night Football branded games, will be televised at 8:20pm ET on NBC.

A Sunday Night Football branded game will also be played on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 25. That match-up features the Buffalo Bills visiting the New Orleans Saints.

Sunday Night Football games in Weeks 5-17 are subject to change based on the NFL’s flexible scheduling:

“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 11-18. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-17, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time.

Overall, the 2021 NFL Sunday Night Football Schedule on NBC will include 20 regular-season games, with two of those contests on a Thursday.

2021 NFL Sunday Night Football Schedule

*All games at 8:20pm ET on NBC.

Thursday, Sept. 9 (Week 1)
Cowboys at Buccaneers | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Sept. 12 (Week 1)
Bears at Rams | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Sept. 19 (Week 2)
Chiefs at Ravens | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Sept. 26 (Week 3)
Packers at 49ers | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Oct. 3 (Week 4)
Buccaneers at Patriots | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Oct. 10 (Week 5)
Bills at Chiefs | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Oct. 17 (Week 6)
Seahawks at Steelers | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Oct. 24 (Week 7)
Colts at 49ers | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Oct. 31 (Week 8)
Cowboys at Vikings | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Nov. 7 (Week 9)
Titans at Rams | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Nov. 14 (Week 10)
Chiefs at Raiders | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Nov. 21 (Week 11)
Steelers at Chargers | Buy Tickets

Thursday, Nov. 25 (Week 12)
Bills at Saints | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Nov. 28 (Week 12)
Browns at Ravens | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Dec. 5 (Week 13)
49ers at Seahawks | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Dec. 12 (Week 14)
Bears at Packers | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Dec. 19 (Week 15)
Saints at Buccaneers | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Dec. 26 (Week 16)
Washington FT at Cowboys | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Jan. 2 (Week 17)
Vikings at Packers | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Jan. 9 (Week 18)
Matchup TBD

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