NBC Sunday Night Football, America’s No. 1 primetime television show for an unprecedented 10 consecutive years, will bookend the NFL’s “Biggest Season Ever” from NFL Kickoff 2021 in Tampa to the final whistle of its biggest game – Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles – on Feb. 13, 2022.

The 2021 Sunday Night Football schedule on NBC and Peacock will feature 20 NFL games during the 2021 regular season, as well as four postseason games and one preseason contest. It’s the most NFL games for NBCUniversal in one season since NBC began broadcasting Sunday Night Football in 2006.

In its first season with rights to stream the NFL, Peacock will stream all NBC Sunday Night Football games, including the playoffs and Super Bowl LVI, and the Football Night in America studio show. Peacock will also produce a new exclusive, expanded postgame show following SNF each week.

On this season’s SNF schedule are many of the league’s most eagerly anticipated matchups, with nine games featuring two 2020 playoff teams, including the AFC Championship rematch between Buffalo and Kansas City on Oct. 10. 

All 2020 NFL playoff teams are on the NBC SNF schedule, including three games each for the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs, and NFC North champion Green Bay Packers.

Highlights of the 2021 NBC Sunday Night Football schedule:

  • In what will be one of the most anticipated regular-season games in recent NFL history, Tom Brady returns to Foxboro, where he won six Super Bowls with New England and became the winningest quarterback in NFL history, as the Bucs visit the Patriots on Oct. 3.
  • One week later, on Oct. 10, it’s an AFC Championship Game rematch on SNF as Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills visit Mahomes and the Chiefs. 
  • Super Bowl champion quarterbacks meet on Oct. 17 as Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks visit Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The SNF October slate concludes with a Halloween night matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings.
  • November is headlined by a Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders matchup on Nov. 14, one year after last season’s SNF thriller between these teams featured four fourth-quarter lead changes, and a Mahomes game-winning TD pass with 28 seconds remaining. This will be the first SNF game with fans at the Raiders’ new Allegiant Stadium.
  • The special Thanksgiving night matchup features the AFC East champion Buffalo Bills visiting the NFC South champion New Orleans Saints, who will play in their third Thanksgiving primetime game in four years. The holiday weekend concludes with a clash of AFC North playoff teams as Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns visit Lamar Jackson and the Ravens on Sunday, Nov. 28.
  • “Divisional Rivalry December” on Sunday Night Football features many of the sport’s top rivalries: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (combined to win 8 of last 11 NFC West titles) on Dec. 5; Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers on Dec. 12 in the most-played matchup in NFL history; New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Dec. 19; and a classic Washington-Dallas NFC East battle on Dec. 26.
  • January features another great rivalry as the Green Bay Packers host the Minnesota Vikings on January 2, followed by #Game272 in Week 18 – the NFL’s final regular-season game, which will have an impact on the playoffs.
Thurs. Sept. 9th NFL Kickoff Dallas Cowboys [29] at Tampa Bay Buccaneers [31]
Sun. Sept. 12th Week 1 Chicago Bears [14] at LA Rams [34]
Sun. Sept. 19th Week 2 Kansas City Chiefs [35] at Baltimore Ravens [36]
Sun. Sept. 26th Week 3 Green Bay Packers [0] at San Francisco 49er’s [0]
Sun. Oct. 3rd Week 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers [0] at New England Patriots [0]
Sun. Oct. 10th Week 5 Buffalo Bills [0] at Kansas City Chiefs [0]
Sun. Oct. 17th Week 6 Seattle Seahawks [0] at Pittsburgh Steelers [0]
Sun. Oct. 24th Week 7 Indianapolis Colts [0] at San Francisco 49er’s [0]
Sun. Oct. 31st Week 8 Dallas Cowboys [0] at Minnesota Vikings [0]
Sun. Nov. 7th Week 9 Tennessee Titans [0] at LA Rams [0]
Sun. Nov. 14th Week 10 Kansas City Chiefs [0] at Las Vegas Raiders [0]
Sun. Nov. 21st Week 11   Pittsburgh Steelers [0] at LA Chargers [0]
Thur. Nov. 25th Week 12 Buffalo Bills [0] at New Orleans Saints [0]
Sun. Nov. 28th Week 12 Cleveland Browns [0] at Baltimore Ravens [0]
Sun. Dec. 5th Week 13 San Francisco 49er’s [0] at Seattle Seahawks [0]
Sun. Dec. 12th Week 14 Chicago Bears [0] at Green Bay Packers [0]
Sun. Dec. 19th Week 15 New Orleans Saints [0] at Tampa Bay Buccaneers [0]
Sun. Dec. 26th Week 16 Washington [0] at Dallas Cowboys [0]
Sun. Jan. 2nd Week 17 TBD

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