NFL Sunday Night Football
The most popular television show in the United States in recent years has been Sunday Night Football on NBC. The NFL always gives NBC the best games on the schedule and the Sunday Night Football game is usually the most popular game of the week for bettors. It used to be that Monday Night Football was the biggest game of the week, but that has not been the case for more than a decade. Sunday Night Football on NBC gets the marquee games, while Monday Night Football gets the third or fourth choice before the season begins. The first game of the season for the Sunday Night Football team of Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth and Michelle Tafoya takes place on Thursday night and it usually features the defending Super Bowl champs in action. The Sunday Night Football schedule then begins a few days later. The Sunday Night Week 1 opener in 2020 was the Los Angeles Rams taking on the Dallas Cowboys and it was Los Angeles winning 20-17.
Sunday Night Football Betting Schedule
The Sunday Night Football crew opened the season with their annual Thursday night game and it was the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs defeating the Houston Texans by a score of 34-20.
The NFL and NBC wasted no time with a phenomenal week one Sunday Night opener between the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams. LA debuted the state of the art SoFi Stadium while the Cowboys played their first game for new head coach Mike McCarthy. The Rams pulled out a 20-17 win.
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton got a true baptism under fire at the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 and Newton failed to score from the one-yard line late in the game and Seattle pulled out a 35-30 win.
Week 3 was one of the best matchups of the 2020 season on Sunday Night Football, as the Packers defeated the Saints 37-30 in what could be a preview of the NFC Championship Game.
Week 4 had the Philadelphia Eagles getting a 25-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers, while Week 5 had the Seattle Seahawks pulling out a 27-26 win over Minnesota.
The LA Rams and San Francisco 49ers met in Santa Clara on October 18 in a rivalry showdown of the last two NFC champions. It was the 49ers winning 24-16.
The NFL had to move the Bucs and Raiders game from Week 7 because of COVID so they replaced it was the Seahawks and Cardinals. The Arizona Cardinals outscored the Seattle Seahawks, winning 37-34 in overtime. Week 8 was one of the worst games, as Philadelphia defeated Dallas 23-9. It got no better in Week 9 in what was expected to be a great matchup between the Bucs and Saints that the Saints won 38-3.
The Patriots upset the Ravens 23-17 in Week 10 and in Week 11 it was the Chiefs outscoring the Raiders 35-31. Week 12 had the Packers outscoring the Bears by a score of 41-25, while the Chiefs struggled to get past the Broncos 22-16 in Week 13. In a potential playoff preview in Week 14 it was the Buffalo Bills defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-15, while the Cleveland Browns routed the New York Giants 20-6 in a Week 15 game that NBC flexed. The Week 16 game was supposed to be competitive, but the Packers routed the Titans 40-14. The NBC Sunday Night flex game for Week 17 had the Washington Football team clinching a playoff spot as they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 20-14.
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