Sunday night continues to be football night

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In 2006, when Monday Night Football moved from ABC to ESPN and Sunday Night Football moved from ESPN to NBC, the top prime-time game of the year became the Sunday night game. This year will be no different.

Here’s the full slate of NBC’s Sunday night games: Week One, Steelers at Patriots; Week Two, Eagles at Falcons; Week Three, Rams at Browns; Week Four, Cowboys at Saints; Week Five, Colts at Chiefs; Week Six, Steelers at Chargers; Week Seven, Eagles at Cowboys; Week Eight, Packers at Chiefs; Week Nine, Patriots at Ravens; Week 10, Vikings at Cowboys; Week 11, Bears at Rams; Week 12, Seahawks at Eagles; Week 13, Patriots at Texans; Week 14, Seahawks at Rams; Week 15, Vikings at Chargers; and Week 16, Chiefs at Bears.

As always, the Week 17 game will be determined after Week 16.

Subject to the flex option, the schedule features three appearances by the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes, three from the Cowboys, three from the Rams, and three from the Patriots. The Sunday night schedule also has four games in L.A., which means that NBC’s Al Michaels will be able to stay home for nearly 25 percent of the season.

Sunday Night Football
has achieved the top spot in primetime for eight straight years, a TV record.

25 responses to “Sunday night continues to be football night

  1. The Steelers have went from being one of the most watchable teams to being sub .500 team. I have no idea why they got so many primetime games this year.

  2. The ESPN production is terrible, especially their announcers.
    And they don’t care.
    They are gonna pursue their agenda at all costs.

  3. Lol have fun watching the rams and the super bowl hangover not the mention the 7 starters they lost lose a bunch,good call SNF!! I watch the first quarter,to just watch them get blown out. All the lost starters gurley will be 70% gurley and bill showed the world how to stop Goff. Just funny when they think oh that team was good last year so let’s put them on 10 times this year. Mahomes is exciting,but hunt is gone they truly have no defense left. Cowboys I get that (even though I hate them) they do bring in the numbers. But I’m at a loss for the rams,but whatever I would rather not stay up late watching my team on SNF anyway.

  4. I miss the old Monday Night Football when the best games were slated for Monday night. Football on Monday nights were special because it was the only game and it was something special to look forward to after being at work for the first day of the week. Usually for Sunday Football, usually I’m either tired of watching football all day by the time Sunday Night Football starts or tired and/or busy from doing something else that day.

  5. Rabbi- while I agree, a) they have huge national following and b) as a non steelers fan, they’re one of the more interesting teams, they have enough talent to be a good team, plus-you never know, that’s the beauty of all this, everyone starts 0-0

  6. MNF was the #1 watched television show for many years until ESPN got its hands on it and ruined the broadcast. Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford and Dandy Don Meredith would be turning in their graves if they could see what ESPN has done with the brand that they built!!

  7. PhD says:
    April 17, 2019 at 11:55 pm
    No Broncos or 49ers? Seems like every team should get at least one shot on Sunday night
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    Niners had 5 primetime games last year and stunk up the joint. Probably why no Sunday nighters this season.

  8. rabbi187 says:
    April 17, 2019 at 9:19 pm
    The Steelers have went from being one of the most watchable teams to being sub .500 team. I have no idea why they got so many primetime games this year.
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    Hmm last time i checked they haven’t been under .500 in like 16 years.

  9. Rdog says:
    April 18, 2019 at 10:01 am
    Sunday Night continues to be Steelers/Cowboys/Patriots/Packers night
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    They have been the 4 most popular teams for decades, regardless of how well they are or aren’t doing. ratings equal $. Its a business.

  10. allforfunnplay:
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    I agree with you. Plus, even if the Monday night match-up wasn’t great, at least they had good announcers back then and something to look forward to after a long Monday at work. Howard Cosell’s halftime highlights, nothing better.

  11. rabbi187 says:
    April 17, 2019 at 9:19 pm
    The Steelers have went from being one of the most watchable teams to being sub .500 team. I have no idea why they got so many primetime games this year.

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    It’s called ratings. The Steelers have one of the largest fan bases in the country.

  12. Not all teams should get a Sunday night or Monday night game, and I say that as a Bills fan. However, all teams should play a Thursday game not for the prime time spot, but for the logistics and game planning.

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