Who plays on ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for NFL Week 14 game

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Who plays on ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for NFL Week 14 game

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Josh Allen and the Bills host Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers in Week 14 on “Sunday Night Football.”

Pittsburgh (11-1) travels to Buffalo (9-3) coming off its first loss of the season, while Allen and the Bills are flying high after a dominant Monday Night Football win over the 49ers in Week 13. Both teams played Monday, so they’ll each be looking at slightly shorter weeks ahead of a game that could make the case for the Chiefs’ main contender in the AFC.

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A Steelers’ win could come down to finding a running game that’s been mostly nonexistent. If James Conner can make it back from the COVID-19/reserve list, that’d be a big help toward that cause. Buffalo’s been throw-heavy of late, too, but Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley have been so good for Allen that it hasn’t been a problem.

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

Who plays on ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight?

    Matchup: Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo BillsLocation: Bills Stadium in Buffalo, New York

A second-straight national TV broadcast for Allen will allow him to keep opening the country’s eyes to his growth as a passer. In Week 13, he was 32-of-40 throwing the ball for 375 yards and four touchdowns. That tied his career-high for a single-game in TD passes and was one off his best completion total in a game.

People watched the Steelers earlier that same Monday in Week 13 and saw struggles. Running was an issue, and Roethlisberger struggled to throw down the field. They’ll certainly be up for this game, but it won’t be an easy matchup for getting back on track.

What time is the NFL game tonight?

    Date: Sunday, Nov. 29Kickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ET

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 Steelers vs. Bills 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.

Market NBC TV channel (digital) New York 4 (36) Los Angeles 4 (36) Chicago 5 (29) Philadelphia 10 (34) Dallas-Fort Worth 5 (24) San Francisco/Bay Area 11 (12) Washington, D.C. 4 (48) Houston 2 (35) Boston 15 (43) Atlanta 11 (10) Phoenix 12 (12) Tampa/St. Petersburg 8 (7) Seattle 5 (48) Detroit 4 (45) Minneapolis-St. Paul 11 (11) Miami 6 (31) Denver 9 (9) Orlando 2 (11) Cleveland 3 (17) Sacramento 3 (35) Charlotte 36 (22) Portland 8 (8) St. Louis 5 (35) Pittsburgh 11 (23) Baltimore 11 (11) Raleigh-Durham 5 (48) Nashville 4 (10) San Diego 39 (40) Salt Lake City 5 (38) San Antonio 3 (16) Kansas City 41 (36) Columbus 4 (14) Milwaukee 4 (28) Cincinnati 5 (35) Las Vegas 3 (22) Jacksonville 12 (13) Oklahoma City 4 (27) New Orleans 6 (43) Memphis 5 (5) Buffalo 2 (33)

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.

Streaming option Cable subscription needed? Free? Cost Free trial? NBC Sports Yes Yes – – NFL App Yes Yes – – Yahoo! Sports App No Yes – – fuboTV No No $60/month Yes AT&T TV Now No No $55/month Yes Hulu Plus Live TV No No $55/month Yes Sling TV No No $30/month Yes YouTube TV No No $65/month Yes

“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.

Week 1 Sept. 10 (Thur.) Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans Sept. 13 Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys Week 2 Sept. 20 Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots Week 3 Sept. 27 New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers Week 4 Oct. 4 San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Week 5 Oct. 11 Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings Week 6 Oct. 18 San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams Week 7 Oct. 25 Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals Week 8 Nov. 1 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Week 9 Nov. 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints Week 10 Nov. 15 New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens Week 11 Nov. 22 Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs Week 12 Nov. 29 Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Week 13 Dec. 6 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos Week 14 Dec. 13 Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Week 15 Dec. 20 Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers Week 16 Dec. 27 Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans Week 17 Jan. 3 TBD