Over the past several years, Sunday Night Football has not only become the premier sports package in all of television, it’s become the top rated primetime series in America.  As the schedule is released in April though, it’s always a bit of a guessing game beyond the first few weeks.  To ensure the best matchups even earlier in the season, the NFL mandated flexing can begin as early as Week 5, which is good news for fans and for NBC.  It also will flex the best Week 17 game after the Week 16 games have been completed.

The SNF package does contain two Thursday Night games as well – the season opener and a Thanksgiving night game.  This year those contests are a Super Bowl rematch with Panthers-Broncos to kick things off and Steelers-Colts on Thanksgiving night.  Here’s the full schedule…

Week 1

Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos (Thursday)
New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals (Sunday)

Week 2

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

Week 3

Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys

Week 4

Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 5 (begin flex scheduling)

New York Giants at Green Bay Packers

Week 6

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans

Week 7 

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

Week 8 

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

Week 9

Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders

Week 10

Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots

Week 11

Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins

Week 12

Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts (Thanksgiving night)
New England Patriots at New York Jets (Sunday)

Week 13

Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks

Week 14

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants

Week 15

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 16

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 17

TBD

 

About Matt Yoder

Award winning sportswriter at The Comeback and Awful Announcing. The biggest cat in the whole wide world.

Comments are closed.