Sunday Night Football Schedule, Announcers, Fun Facts

Whatever genius came up with the Sunday Night Football Schedule should get promoted and a raise. After a difficult day of cheering on your home team play, followed by the second afternoon game, who isn’t ready for a third game? More football on the weekend? Yes, count me in.

The 2019 slate of games kicks off with a September 8, 2019 matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots in Foxboro. There will be 16 Sunday Night games in all with appearances from 17 different NFL teams. There are lots of non-divisional games which could add some fireworks to the games.

All of the games will be broadcast by NBC Sports and kick-off is at 8:20 ET. The Pre-game Show begins at 7 p.m. ET.

Sunday Night Football Schedule 2019

Week 1

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Sept. 8, Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots.

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(All Sunday Night Games are on NBC.)

Week 2

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Sept. 15, Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons.

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Week 3

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Sept. 22, Los Angeles Rams at Cleveland Browns.

Week 4

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Sept. 29, Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints.

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Week 5

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Oct. 6, Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs.

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Week 6

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Oct. 13, Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers.

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Week 7

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Oct. 20, Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys.

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Week 8

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Oct. 27, Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs.

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Week 9

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Nov. 3, New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens.

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Week 10

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Nov. 10, Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys.

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Week 11

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Nov. 17, Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams.

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Week 12

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Nov. 24, Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles.

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Week 13

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Dec. 1, New England Patriots at Houston Texans.

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Week 14

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Dec. 8, Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams.

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Week 15

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Dec. 15, Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers.

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Week 16

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Dec. 22, Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears.

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What Time Do Sunday Night Football Games Start?

All games begin at 8:20 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). Please note that flex scheduling goes into effect beginning Week 5, which could impact some matchups.

The NFL has some flexibility as to which games to schedule looking for tilts that have more marquee value because of match-ups or playoff implications. But, only two games can be flexed between weeks 5 and 10.

Three Must-See Sunday Night Football Games 

1.) Week 8, October 27: Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs.

First of all, tailgating with KC BBQ is as good as it gets. There’s a little history here with the two teams playing in Super Bowl I. And, oh yeah, it features the two most exciting quarterbacks in the league with Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. Buckle up…this good be one to remember.

2.) Week 1, Sept. 8: Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots.

Well, this should be a good one, and it’s the first Sunday night game of the season. Big Ben vs. Touchdown Tommy Brady. What’s not to like?

3.) Week 3, Sept. 22: Los Angeles Rams at Cleveland Browns.

Many folks are picking the Browns to do some big things this year. This will be a good test. How does Baker Mayfield stack up to Jared Goff. You’ll have to watch and see.

Announcers For Sunday Night Football

A familiar announcing team is scheduled to return with Al Michaels of “Do you believe in miracles?” fame at play-by-play. Chris Collinsworth, the former Bengals receiver, will do color commentating. And, at sideline reporter, the always-professional Michele Tafoya returns.

Steady, reliable and professional – you can count on this team to deliver week after week.

The SNF Pre-game show features Mike Tirico as host, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison provide analyst work, while Peter King and Mike Florio cover a variety of news-oriented topics.

Fun Facts About Sunday Night Football

1.) Sunday Night Football holds the distinction of being the first, live sports competition to be Nielsen’s most-watched program on U.S. network TV during the year in the 2011-12 season. It beat out American Idol for the honor.

2.) The National Football League considers the Sunday Night Football game to be its featured game of the week. It looks to flexible scheduling to make the games competitive and noteworthy.

3.) Week 8’s game featuring the Packers and the Chiefs will go up against a World Series baseball game.

4.) Which Country singer opens the SNF broadcasts singing? Carrie Underwood has since the 2013 season. The 2019 season will be her 7th season.

5.) When the Washington Redskins played the Dallas Cowboys on December 30, 2012, it was the best rated game in SNF history with over 30.4 million viewers.

6.) Think Sundays, Mondays and Thursday were the only days for NFL action ever? Think again. Games have been played on every day of the week – Sunday through Saturday – over the history of the NFL. Sometimes odd scheduling happens due to weather or other national events. A Wednesday game was played between the Redskins and the Giants because John McCain’s speech at the Republican convention was scheduled for the Thursday night.

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