The game for the opening of the “Sunday Night Football” season is good, as usual. The NFL will have two 2020 playoff teams that face off at the home of Super Bowl 2022 in one of the biggest demonstration games of the week.
The Rams host the Bears on “Sunday Night Football,” marking the second consecutive year that the Rams have been the SNF opener. They have the honor of once again showing off their new stadium. The Rams played to clear the crowds at Inglewood Stadium last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NBC is hoping its second prime-time game of the season will be as good as its first. The network aired the season opener between the Buccaneers and Cowboys on Thursday night. The Buccaneers won 31-29 on a field goal from Ryan Succop at the last second.
The Rams have a passing game that should thrive, as do the Buccaneers and Cowboys. The bigger question is whether the Bears can do enough offense to keep pace with the Rams.
More information about the game can be found below, as well as everything you need to know about how to watch “Sunday Night Football”.
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Who is playing ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight?
- Match: Bear to Rams
- Site: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
The Rams will host the Sunday Night Football game for the second consecutive season. Viewers will be able to take a peek at SoFi Stadium with fans filling the 70,000 seats after the arena was left empty during the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Rams will face the Bears to kick off the season. Both teams made the playoffs in 2020 and both roll with new veterans as quarterbacks. The Rams start Matthew Stafford, who they acquired via trade in the offseason, while the Bears start Andy Dalton, who they signed in free agency.
Chicago also has rookie quarterback Justin Fields waiting backstage. He won’t start for the Bears yet, but he’s had a solid preseason.
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What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Dated: Sunday September 12
- To start up: 8:20 p.m. ET
The Sunday Night Football game between the Bears and the Rams will be played concurrently with all Sunday Night Football games throughout the 2021 NFL season. Kick-off is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET.
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Which channel is showing ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight?
It will be the first Sunday Night Football game of the season. The game will air on NBC with Al Michaels calling play-by-play and Cris Collinsworth providing analysis. Michele Tafoya will report on the sidelines.
There will be additional intrigue on NBC’s “Night of Football in America” leading up to coverage of the game as NBC debuts both Drew Brees and Maria Taylor in their new roles with the network.
In Canada, viewers can watch Bears vs. Rams on DAZN, which owns the rights to every NFL game.
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NFL Live Stream for “Sunday Night Football”
Since NBC broadcasts all “Sunday Night Football” games, they are available to stream on all online platforms in the network. This includes Peacock, the network’s relatively new streaming service. This should be the preferred method for those who have a cable / satellite subscription but cannot stand in front of a TV.
For cord cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options for “Sunday Night Football”. Below are all.
Sunday evening football program
NBC will air one of the most anticipated games of the week every Sunday night. As usual, Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will serve as commentators. SNF games can be streamed on NBCSports.com or through fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
|Week 1||Sep 10 (Thu)||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans|
|September 13||Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Week 2||September 20||Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 3||September 27||New Orleans Saints vs Green Bay Packers|
|Week 4||October 4||San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 5||October 11||Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 6||October 18||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 7||25 october||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 8||November, 1st||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Week 9||November 8||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 10||November 15||New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 11||22 november||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|Week 12||29 november||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 13||December 6||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos|
|Week 14||December 13||Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 15||December 20||Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers|
|Week 16||December 27||Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans|
|Week 17||January 3||To be determined|