STAMFORD, Conn. – May 11, 2023 – NBC Sunday Night Football, America’s No. 1 primetime television show for an unprecedented 12 consecutive years, is the home to the best and the brightest in 2023, headlined by: Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs raising their Super Bowl banner before hosting Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions in NFL Kickoff 2023; Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers facing off for the first time (Chiefs at Jets) in Week 4; an NFC Playoff rematch as Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys visit Christian McCaffrey and the San Francisco 49ers (Week 5); and concluding with the pressure-packed Week 18 season finale (recent thrillers: 2022 Lions win by four over Packers in Rodgers’ final game with Green Bay, unforgettable 2021 Chargers-Raiders OT). Then it’s on to the postseason, where NBC Sports will showcase games across the first two weekends of the NFL Playoffs.
For the first time, Peacock will be the exclusive home of an NFL game, Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills visit Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers in a primetime matchup of AFC playoff teams at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 23. The Peacock exclusive immediately follows a special SNF Saturday afternoon game (Joe Burrow and the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kenny Pickett and the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers) at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
Peacock will once again stream all NBC Sunday Night Football games, including the playoffs, and the Football Night in America studio show. The exclusive Peacock Sunday Night Football Final returns with expanded postgame coverage following SNF each week.
This season’s SNF schedule is jam-packed with the league’s star signal callers, 10 matchups featuring two ’22 playoff teams, and an SNF-high three appearances apiece by the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys.
The SNF announce team of Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, and Melissa Stark – all Sports Emmy nominees in their respective categories – return for their second season together.
Highlights of the 2023 NBC Sunday Night Football schedule:
- The season begins with NFL Kickoff 2023 on Thursday, Sept. 7 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., as NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, winners of two of the last four Super Bowls, host Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions, who won 8 of their final 10 games last season.
- In the season opener of Sunday Night Football on Sunday, Sept. 10, a pair of NFC East playoff teams meet as Daniel Jones and the New York Giants host Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys. The matchup marks the series-high fifth time that the Cowboys and Giants have met in the opening NBC Sunday Night Football game.
- The eagerly anticipated Mahomes-Rodgers matchup takes center stage on Oct. 1 as the Chiefs visit the Jets in the first-ever meeting of NFL and Super Bowl MVPs. In another matchup of former Super Bowl starting QBs, Rodgers and the Jets visit the Las Vegas Raiders and their new signal caller Jimmy Garoppolo on Nov. 12.
- Following Mahomes-Rodgers, the SNF slate of star-studded QB matchups continues with the first NFL meeting of teammates from the 2017 national champion Alabama Crimson Tide as Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins visit Jalen Hurts and the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 22, followed a week later by Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears at Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers. In November it’s a rematch of last season’s AFC Divisional Playoffwith Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills facing Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals (Nov. 5), and Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens visiting Herbert and the Chargers on Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 26). Key matchups in December include Hurts and the Eagles visiting Prescott and the Cowboys (Dec. 10) and Jackson and the Ravens at Trevor Lawrence and the AFC South champion Jacksonville Jaguars (Dec. 17).
- Three playoff rematches: A storied regular and postseason rivalry is renewed on Oct. 8 when the Cowboys visit the 49ers. The teams, opponents in six NFC Championship Games, have met in the last two postseasons (both 49ers’ victories). Less than a month later, on Nov. 5, the Bills and Bengals meet in Cincinnati. Three weeks later, in the first-ever Thanksgiving game in Seattle, the Seahawks host the 49ers in a rematch of last year’s NFC Wild Card game (a 49ers’ win).
- Matchup milestones: Cowboys-Eagles on Dec. 10 is the 16th meeting between the NFC East rivals on SNF – the most-played matchup in NBC SNF history (since 2006) ranking just ahead of Cowboys-Giants (Sept. 10), who meet for the 13th time.
|2023-24 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Thurs. Sept. 7th||NFL Kickoff||Detroit Lions vs Kansas City Chiefs|
|Sun. Sept. 10th||Week 1||Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants|
|Sun. Sept. 17th||Week 2||Miami Dolphins vs New England Patriots|
|Sun. Sept. 24th||Week 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders|
|Sun. Oct. 1st||Week 4||Kansas City Chiefs vs New York Jets|
|Sun. Oct. 8th||Week 5||Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers|
|Sun. Oct. 15th||Week 6||New York Giants vs Buffalo Bills|
|Sun. Oct. 22nd||Week 7||Miami Dolphins vs Philadelphia Eagles|
|Sun. Oct. 29th||Week 8||Chicago Bears vs L.A. Chargers|
|Sun. Nov. 5th||Week 9||Buffalo Bills vs|
|Sun. Nov. 12th||Week 10||New York Jets vs Las Vegas Raiders|
|Sun. Nov. 19th||Week 11||Minnesota Vikings vs Denver Broncos|
|Thur. Nov. 23rd||Week 12||San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks|
|Sun. Nov. 26th||Week 12||Baltimore Ravens vs L.A. Chargers|
|Sun. Dec. 3rd||Week 13||Kansas City Chiefs vs Green Bay Packers|
|Sun. Dec. 10th||Week 14||Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys|
|Sun. Dec. 17th||Week 15||Baltimore Ravens vs Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Sat. Dec. 23rd||Week 16||Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Sat. Dec. 23rd||Week 16||Buffalo Bills vs L.A. Chargers|
|Sun. Dec. 31st||Week 17||Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings|
|Sun. Jan. 7th||Week 18||TBD|