It’s a matchup of two of the NFL’s best rushing quarterbacks on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 10 when Lamar Jackson takes on Cam Newton.
Of course, Baltimore’s Jackson is in his prime while New England’s Newton is well past his. That won’t stop the intrigue each time one of those QBs takes a snap in the shotgun or pistol formation during the Ravens’ Week 10 matchup in Foxborough against the Patriots, as you never quite know what’ll happen on any given play with Jackson or Newton.
The Patriots’ beat-up offense will really be depending on their defense to slow Jackson enough to let Newton and New England’s running game stay in the contest. But against a strong Baltimore defense, it might need to be kept very low-scoring for the Pats to have a chance, and Jackson likely won’t be slowed down that much.
Below is more about the matchup, plus everything to know about how to watch “Sunday Night Football.”
Who plays on ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight?
Somehow, this is only the second prime-time game of the season for Jackson and co. after losing to Kansas City on a Monday night earlier in the season. The Ravens will make up for that lack of night games from Weeks 12-14, when they’re on prime time three weeks in a row.
The Patriots and Newton, on the other hand, have seen a number of prime-time opportunities already, including just last week when they beat the Jets in an oddly entertaining Monday Night Football game. That was the first night-game win for New England this season.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
All “Sunday Night Football” games in 2020 have the same set start time of 8:20 p.m. ET. There are Sunday night games scheduled for every week of the season except Week 17, though the NFL has the ability to flex a game into a Week 17 SNF window.
While the start times for all “Sunday Night Football” games in 2020 will go unchanged, the matchups might be tweaked.
The NFL has a flex scheduling procedure that allows for “quality matchups on Sunday night in those weeks and give surprise teams a chance to play their way onto primetime.” Here are the key rules for flex scheduling:
— Begins Sunday of Week 5 and in effect during Weeks 5-17
— Up to two games may be flexed into Sunday night between Weeks 5-10
— Only Sunday afternoon games are subject to being moved into the Sunday night window
— The game that has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday night during flex weeks will be listed at 8:15 p.m. ET
— The announcement will come no later than 12 days prior to the game
What channel is Patriots vs. Ravens on tonight?
All “Sunday Night Football” games in 2020 will broadcast live on NBC. The network’s TV rights deal with the NFL gives it all “Sunday Night Football” games as well as the annual Thursday night season-opener, and NBC is given a spot in the Super Bowl broadcast rotation.
NBC’s team of announcers features play-by-play man Al Michaels, analyst Cris Collinsworth and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya. However, Michaels this season will be given a few “bye weeks” because his age (75) puts him at a high risk for COVID-19. Veteran broadcaster Mike Tirico will take Michaels’ place on those weeks.
Below are the top TV markets in the United States and the NBC affiliate/TV channel for each.
NFL live stream for ‘Sunday Night Football’
Because NBC broadcasts all “Sunday Night Football” games, they are available to stream on all of the network’s online platforms. This should be the preferred method for those who have a cable/satellite subscription but can’t get in front of a TV.
For cord-cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options for “Sunday Night Football.” Below are all of them.
“Sunday Night Football” schedule
Including the Thursday night NFL season-opener that was presented by NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” crew, there are 17 SNF games on the 2020 schedule.
Before flex scheduling impacts the matchups, here is the complete “Sunday Night Football” schedule for 2020.
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