Who plays on ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for NFL Week 5 game



There was a lot of anticipation surrounding “Sunday Night Football” in Week 4, when Tom Brady and the Buccaneers returned to Gillette Stadium to face Bill Belichick the Patriots.

That said, Week 5’s “Sunday Night Football” matchup may be even better. Fans and viewers are being treated to a rematch of the 2021 AFC Championship Game.

Two of the best young quarterbacks in football, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen, will look to lead their respective teams to victory. The Chiefs are sitting only at .500, but they snapped a two-game losting stream with a win over the Eagles last week. They won 42-30, but their defense continued to inspire little confidence.

The Bills and Sean McDermott will be motivated to earn Buffalo a key win over Kansas City. They spent their offseason looking for players that could help stymie the Chiefs, so this is a big chance for them as they look to contend.

Below is more about the Week 5 matchup, plus everything to know about how to watch “Sunday Night Football.”

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Who plays on ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight?

  • Matchup: Bills at Chiefs
  • Location: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

The Bills and the Chiefs are squaring off in a rematch of the 2021 AFC Championship Game in Week 5. The Chiefs have won their last two meetings agianst the Bills, including a 14-point victory to advance to the Super Bowl last January.

Kansas City has posted a 2-2 record to begin the season. Their defense is struggling immensely, so they will need to be ready to contain a Buffalo offense that possesses a plethora of pass-catching weapons. However, the Bills may not be built to take advantage of the Chiefs’ weakness against the run.

Meanwhile, Buffalo is 3-1 on the season and has won their last three games by a combined score of 118-21. That includes two shutouts against the Dolphins (35-0) and Texans (40-0).

Of course, the Bills have played a weak quartet of quarterbacks so far this year. They have faced the likes of Ben Roethlisberger, Taylor Heinicke, Davis Mills and the tag team of Tua Tagovailoa and Jacoby Brissett. Patrick Mahomes will provide them their first real test of the season as Buffalo looks to earn revenge and take another step forward.

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What time is the NFL game tonight?

  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 10
  • Time: 8:20 p.m. ET 

The Bills-Chiefs game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET. The game will be at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. As such, the local kickoff time will be 7:20 p.m. ET.

What channel is “Sunday Night Football” on tonight?

The Chiefs vs. Bills game will be broadcast on NBC. The normal “Sunday Night Football” booth of play-by-play man Al Michaels and analyst Cris Collinsworth. Michele Tafoya will serve as the sideline reporter for the contest.

Drew Brees, Tony Dungy, Mike Tirico, Chris Simms, Mike Florio, Jac Collinsworth and Maria Taylor will be among the personalities that host NBC’s pregame and halftime coverage of the game.

Streamers will be able to watch this contest by using NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports App, Peacock or fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.

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NFL live stream for ‘Sunday Night Football’

NBC owns the exclusive broadcast rights to all “Sunday Night Football” games, so the network’s online platforms are the best way for cable and satellite subscribers to stream the game. This includes NBC’s new streaming service Peacock, which launched ahead of the 2021 Summer Olympics.

For cord-cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options for “Sunday Night Football.” Below are all of them.

Buffalo Bills schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time  TV
1 Sept. 12 vs. Steelers 1 p.m. ET CBS
2 Sept. 19 at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Fox
3 Sept. 26 vs. Washington Football Team 1 p.m. ET Fox
4 Oct. 3 vs. Texans 1 p.m. ET CBS
5 Oct. 10 (SNF) at Chiefs 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
6 Oct. 18 (MNF) at Titans 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
7 Oct. 24 Bye week
8 Oct. 31 vs. Dolphins 1 p.m. ET CBS
9 Nov. 7 at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET CBS
10 Nov. 14 at Jets 1 p.m. ET CBS
11 Nov. 21 vs. Colts 1 p.m. ET CBS
12 Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving) at Saints 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
13 Dec. 6 vs. Patriots 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
14 Dec. 12 at Buccaneers 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
15 Dec. 18 or 19 (TBD) vs. Panthers TBD TBD
16 Dec. 26 at Patriots 1 p.m. ET CBS
17 Jan. 2 vs. Falcons 1 p.m. ET Fox
18 Jan. 9 vs. Jets 1 p.m. ET CBS

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Kansas City Chiefs schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time  TV
1 Sept. 12 vs. Browns 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
2 Sept. 19 at Ravens 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
3 Sept. 26 vs. Chargers 1 p.m. ET CBS
4 Oct. 3 at Eagles 1 p.m. ET CBS
5 Oct. 10 vs. Bills 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
6 Oct. 17 at Washington 1 p.m. ET CBS
7 Oct. 24 at Titans 1 p.m. ET CBS
8 Nov. 1 vs. Giants 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
9 Nov. 7 vs. Packers 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
10 Nov. 14 at Raiders 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
11 Nov. 21 vs. Cowboys 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
12 BYE
13 Dec. 5 vs. Broncos 1 p.m. ET CBS
14 Dec. 12 vs. Raiders 1 p.m. ET CBS
15 Dec. 16 at Chargers 8:20 p.m. ET Fox/NFLN/Amazon
16 Dec. 26 vs. Steelers 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
17 Jan. 2 at Bengals 1 p.m. ET CBS
18 Jan. 9 at Broncos 4:25 p.m. ET CBS

Sunday Night Football schedule 2021

Week Date Matchup
1 Sept. 9 (Thur.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys
  Sept. 12 Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears
2 Sept. 19 Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs
3 Sept. 26 San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers
4 Oct. 3 New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5 Oct. 10 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills
6 Oct. 17 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks
7 Oct. 24 San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts
8 Oct. 31 Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys
9 Nov. 7 Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans
10 Nov. 14 Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
11 Nov. 21 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
12 Nov. 28 Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
13 Dec. 5 Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
14 Dec. 12 Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
15 Dec. 19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
16 Dec. 26 Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys
17 Jan. 2 Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
18 Jan. 9 TBD


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