13 teams have maximum of five primetime games

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One of the most popular aspects of the NFL’s schedule to examine is its primetime games — and not just when they are.

Who is featured in the key time slots is just as important, as well as how many times they’re set to play in that window.

This season, 12 teams have a maximum of five primetime games: the Bills, Bengals, Broncos, Buccaneers, Chargers, Chiefs, Cowboys, Eagles, Packers, Patriots, Steelers, Rams, and 49ers.

The Super Bowl LVI champion Rams and Bills will begin the season’s slate on Thursday, Sept. 8 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

The Rams will also play the 49ers on Monday Night Football in Week Four, host the Raiders for Thursday Night Football in Week 14, play the Packers on Monday Night Football in Week 15, and are “away” for Sunday Night Football against the Chargers in Week 17.

As the defending AFC Champions, the Bengals will host the Dolphins for Thursday Night Football in Week Four, play the Ravens on Sunday Night Football in Week Five, play the Browns on Monday Night Football in Week Eight, play the Steelers on Sunday Night Football in Week 11, and host the Bills for Monday Night Football in Week 17.

12 responses to “13 teams have maximum of five primetime games

  1. Once upon a time the Jets vs. Browns was the very first Monday Night Football game. Neither of those teams get a sniff of prime time games now.
    This shows that the networks don’t trust that those teams will be good enough to draw ratings from all around the country.
    The Giants too.

  2. Marvin Lewis isn’t with the Bengals anymore. He kept them from winning in Prime Time and playoffs.

  3. Is there a law that sez we have to watch the Cowboys play the Eagles and Giants every year in prime time.

  4. Patriots got 5 prime games because they are both loved by their fans & the team opposing fans love to hate…..& EVERYONE is curious about their shiny new QB & want to see if they need to witness yet ANOTHER 20 years of beat downs here in the near future!!!

  5. dartmouthstevens says:
    May 12, 2022 at 9:45 pm
    Not sure why the Pats have 5, and I am a Pats fan.
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    Same reason the Cowboys and 49ers get a lot of primetime games

  6. Bills, Bengals, Broncos, Buccaneers, Chargers, Chiefs, Cowboys, Eagles, Packers, Patriots, Steelers, Rams, and 49ers. Most of those teams have played in a Superbowl in the past decade. Only ONE of those teams has not even played in a conference championship since the mid 1990s: DALLAS. And Dallas has received the max Prime Time games every season this century. But yeah, go ahead and tell me the NFL isn’t fixed to help the glory teams…

  7. The Cowboys have literally had like 15 good seasons in their whole 50+ year old history. Lol.

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