The Chiefs and Texans got an early start on Thursday night, but the first Sunday of the 2020 NFL season is packed with 13 games on Sept. 13. The Week 1 Sunday slate features nine divisional games, including Tom Brady making his Tampa Bay debut on the road against New Orleans. And the day wraps up with the Los Angeles Rams christening brand-new SoFi Stadium against Dallas on “Sunday Night Football.”
So if you’re wondering “What NFL games are on today?” know this: There are 13 scheduled for today, Sunday, Sept. 13.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Games on TV Today
The first game of the post-Tom Brady era for the Patriots is at home. First up for new quarterback Cam Newton is a date with an AFC East rival led by a head coach (Brian Flores) who is very familiar with how things are run in New England.
New York Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
The Bills are a popular choice to dethrone the Patriots in the AFC East. A first step towards that goal is to handle business at home against a Jets team that is hoping for more consistency and more wins in Adam Gase’s second year as head coach.
The Ravens are eager to put last season’s playoff flameout in the rear-view mirror. The Browns are eager to show Baltimore that things will be different in the AFC North this season.
Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
It’s a fresh start — new name, new front office, new coaching staff, several new players — for Washington after being under the microscope for much of the offseason. The Eagles have reshuffled both their coaching staff and their roster in hopes of recapturing their championship form.
Las Vegas at Carolina, 1 p.m. on CBS
The first game for the Las Vegas Raiders comes on the road against a very young Panthers team with a rookie NFL head coach in Matt Rhule. Barring a tie, one of these teams will make a little history on Sunday.
The Seahawks make the cross-country trek to face the Falcons in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. How much of an impact will new safety Jamal Adams have against Atlanta’s high-flying passing attack? And is this the year Russell Wilson stakes his claim to the MVP award?
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on CBS
The Jaguars are in the midst of a rebuild while the Colts are looking to contend and not just for an AFC South title. After 16 years and 235 starts with the Chargers, Philip Rivers assumes the reins for Indianapolis.
NFC North rivals open against one another in the Motor City. Mitchell Tribusky gets a chance to show head coach Matt Nagy made the right choice in naming him the starter while Matthew Stafford gets to show he’s completely recovered from the back injury that caused him to miss half of the 2019 season.
The defending NFC North champs take on the team many are expecting to win it this year. This is still Aaron Rodgers’ team and he catches an early break by not having to worry about injured Vikings Pro Bowl defensive end Danielle Hunter, although recently acquired Yannick Ngakoue will try and make a strong first impression for his new team.
The Joe Burrow era for the Bengals gets underway at home against a Chargers defense that could be one of the best in the NFL. On the other side, Tyrod Taylor takes over for Philip Rivers but will he be looking over his shoulder at first-round pick Justin Herbert?
Tom Brady makes his Buccaneers debut in the Superdome against Drew Brees in a divisional matchup of teams with Super Bowl aspirations. What more needs to be said?
The 49ers are out to prove there’s no such thing as a Super Bowl hangover while the Cardinals want to show everyone they are ready to take that next step now that Kyler Murray has been paired with DeAndre Hopkins.
The “Sunday Night Football” spotlight shines on brand-new SoFi Stadium, which should be quite the sight to behold even if there won’t be any fans in the seats. On the field, the Rams would like to hand Mike McCarthy an L in his first game leading the Cowboys.