NBC announces 2020 Sunday Night Football schedule

Sunday Night Football

NBC, in conjunction with the NFL, has announced the 2020 Sunday Night Football schedule. The schedule begins on Thursday, September 10 with the NFL Kickoff featuring the Houston Texans taking on the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. WNKY NBC 40 is proud to be South Central Kentucky’s local home for Sunday Night Football.

Schedule Highlights:

• The Tennessee Titans, coming off a trip to the AFC Championship game, will take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 27 (subject to change/flex schedule).

• All 2019 NFL playoff teams are on the NBC SNF schedule, including three games each for the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, NFC North champion Green Bay Packers, and the Dallas Cowboys, who have won three of the past six NFC East titles.

• Matchup milestones: The Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears renew the NFL’s most-played rivalry on SNF, with the 201st meeting in the series on Nov. 29. In addition, Cowboys-Eagles on Nov. 1 is the 14th meeting between the clubs on SNF – ranking as the most-played matchup in NBC SNF history (since 2006). Cowboys-Eagles also marks the 12th consecutive season for the matchup on SNF – the longest streak for any matchup on the broadcast primetime package in NFL history (ABC 1970-2005; NBC 2006-present).

• The NFL’s greatest rivalry of the 1990s – San Francisco vs. Dallas – is rekindled on SNF as Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers visit Prescott and the Cowboys on Dec. 20. In total, the two franchises have met in six NFC Championship Games – including “The Catch” game in January 1982. The rivalry reached its height in the 1990s when the teams played nine times overall, and met in three consecutive NFC Championship Games, following the 1992-94 seasons. The winner of each of those three matchups won the Super Bowl.

• On Thanksgiving night, 2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens visit Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first-ever Thanksgiving game in Pittsburgh. Ravens-Steelers also marks the ninth meeting between the clubs in the NBC SNF package – tops among any AFC matchup.

• SNF will also twice visit Allegiant Stadium, the new home of Jon Gruden and the Las Vegas Raiders, as the last two Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks come to town. First, Brady and the Bucs visit on Oct. 25, followed by Mahomes and the Chiefs on Nov. 22.

• Other notable SNF games: In Week 2, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks host the New England Patriots for the first time since the teams met in the thrilling Super Bowl XLIX; and Garoppolo and the 49ers host two October games in three weeks against fellow young quarterback stars Carson Wentz and the Eagles (Oct. 4) and Goff and the Rams (Oct. 18).

• First SNF Game in Buffalo in 13 Years: On Dec. 13, NBC will broadcast its first Bills game in Buffalo since 2007, as Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs and Tre’Davious White host the Pittsburgh Steelers.

9/10/20 NFL Kickoff Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs
9/13/20 Week 1 Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams
9/20/20 Week 2 New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks
9/27/20 Week 3 Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints
10/4/20 Week 4 Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
*10/11/20 Week 5 Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks
*10/18/20 Week 6 Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
*10/25/20 Week 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Las Vegas Raiders
*11/1/20 Week 8 Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
*11/8/20 Week 9 New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
*11/22/20 Week 10 Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots
*11/26/20 Week 11 Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders
*11/29/20 Thanksgiving (Week 12) Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
**11/29/20 Week 12 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
*12/6/20 Week 13 Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
*12/13/20 Week 14 Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills
*12/20/20 Week 15 San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys
*12/27/20 Week 16 Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers
*1/3/21 Week 17 TBD

*Flex Week
** Thanksgiving Night Game