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:
- The season begins with NFL Kickoff 2021 on Thursday, Sept. 9 from Raymond James Stadium, as Tom Brady and the Super Bowl-champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott, who returns from an Oct. 2020 injury.
- In the season opener of Sunday Night Football on Sunday, Sept. 12, Rams fans will get their first in-person look at the new and spectacular SoFi Stadium, as well as their new quarterback Matthew Stafford, who joined in an offseason trade. The Rams host Khalil Mack and Chicago Bears, who welcome two new quarterbacks in Andy Dalton and first-round draft pick Justin Fields.
- Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs visit Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens in a matchup of electric quarterback stars on Sept. 19. Mahomes won the 2018 NFL MVP and followed a season later with Super Bowl LIV MVP honors, while Jackson was named 2019 NFL MVP.
- 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.
|2021-22 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Thurs. Sept. 9th||NFL Kickoff||Dallas Cowboys  at Tampa Bay Buccaneers |
|Sun. Sept. 12th||Week 1||Chicago Bears  at LA Rams |
|Sun. Sept. 19th||Week 2||Kansas City Chiefs  at Baltimore Ravens |
|Sun. Sept. 26th||Week 3||Green Bay Packers  at San Francisco 49er’s |
|Sun. Oct. 3rd||Week 4||Tampa Bay Buccaneers  at New England Patriots |
|Sun. Oct. 10th||Week 5||Buffalo Bills  at Kansas City Chiefs |
|Sun. Oct. 17th||Week 6||Seattle Seahawks  at Pittsburgh Steelers |
|Sun. Oct. 24th||Week 7||Indianapolis Colts  at San Francisco 49er’s |
|Sun. Oct. 31st||Week 8||Dallas Cowboys  at Minnesota Vikings |
|Sun. Nov. 7th||Week 9||Tennessee Titans  at LA Rams |
|Sun. Nov. 14th||Week 10||Kansas City Chiefs  at Las Vegas Raiders |
|Sun. Nov. 21st||Week 11||Pittsburgh Steelers  at LA Chargers |
|Thur. Nov. 25th||Week 12||Buffalo Bills  at New Orleans Saints |
|Sun. Nov. 28th||Week 12||Cleveland Browns  at Baltimore Ravens |
|Sun. Dec. 5th||Week 13||San Francisco 49er’s  at Seattle Seahawks |
|Sun. Dec. 12th||Week 14||Chicago Bears  at Green Bay Packers |
|Sun. Dec. 19th||Week 15||New Orleans Saints  at Tampa Bay Buccaneers |
|Sun. Dec. 26th||Week 16||Washington  at Dallas Cowboys |
|Sun. Jan. 2nd||Week 17||TBD|