The first official “Sunday Night Football” matchup of the season featured offensive fireworks from one team. The “Sunday Night Football” matchup for Week 2 should feature them on both sides of the ball.
The Ravens are hosting the Chiefs as the two teams look to bounce back from rocky starts to their seasons. The Chiefs managed to beat the Browns 33-29, but they benefitted from a botched punt and a busted coverage on Tyreek Hill that helped them push the Browns to 1-21-1 in season openers since rejoining the league in 1999.
Meanwhile, the Ravens blew a 14-point lead against the Raiders and ended up losing to them in overtime. Las Vegas was rocking in the Death Star, as the Raiders welcomed a pumped-up crowd into Allegiant Stadium that helped give them some extra juice in their wild victory.
Now, Baltimore will hope to bounce back, but it won’t be easy for them. The Chiefs have won four consecutive games against the Ravens, including three in the last three years. John Harbaugh has never beaten an Andy Reid-coached Chiefs team and has just a 1-5 record against him in six regular-season meetings.
Below is more about the matchup, plus everything to know about how to watch “.”
Who plays on “Sunday Night Football” tonight?
- Matchup: Chiefs at Ravens
- Location: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.
The Ravens and Chiefs are squaring off for the fourth consecutive meeting. They are two of the better teams in the AFC, and they have two perennial MVP candidates — Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson — manning the quarterback spots for them.
That said, Jackson has had trouble during his career against the Chiefs. He has averaged just 170.3 passing yards in three games against them, all losses. He has done better with his legs — running for 196 yards — but he has only accounted for four total TDs while committing two turnovers and being sacked nine times. Only the Browns (12) have sacked Jackson more during his career.
Jackson will need to come ready for whatever Reid and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo scheme up. Meanwhile, the Ravens defense will hope that cornerback Jimmy Smith will be healthy enough to rejoin the secondary after missing Monday’s game against the Raiders with an ankle injury. If not, it’ll be up to Marlon Humphrey and some other young Ravens to contain Patrick Mahomes.
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What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Date: Sunday, Sept. 20
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
The Chiefs at Ravens game will begin at 8:20 p.m. ET, the same time that all “Sunday Night Football” games will begin during the 2021 NFL season.
Kansas City is in the Central time zone, so the game will begin at 7:20 p.m. local time for a majority of Chiefs fans.
What channel is ‘Sunday Night Football’ on tonight?
“Sunday Night Football” will be broadcast on NBC with Al Michaels calling play-by-play and Cris Collinsworth providing analysis. Michele Tafoya will be reporting from the sidelines.
Additionally, viewers will be able to watch new members of the pregame broadcast team — Drew Brees and Maria Taylor — on “Football Night in America.” That as well as the game can be streamed on Peacock and via fuboTV,.
In Canada, viewers can watch Bears vs. Rams on DAZN,.
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 includes Peacock, the network’s relatively new streaming service. 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
NBC will air 18 “Sunday Night Football” games throughout the 2021 NFL season, and the Chiefs vs. Ravens contest is one of the best on paper. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will call the games, which can be streamed on Peacock, NBCSports.com or via fuboTV,.
|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||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|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|