Hey there, you football fanatic. It’s Sunday again, which means it’s time for some NFL football action. You’ve been waiting all week to see your favorite team take the field and now the day is finally here. The question is, which teams are actually playing today and how can you catch all the action? We’ve got you covered. In this handy guide, we’ll give you a quick rundown of all the matchups on tap for today, the start times, and how you can watch each game, whether on TV, streaming online, or through the trusty RedZone channel. So sit back, grab your snacks, don that jersey, and get ready to spend your Sunday watching some hard-hitting football. The NFL schedule waits for no one, so let’s dive right in and see which teams are ready to do battle today!
Week 15 NFL Schedule: Who Plays Football Today
Football fans, rejoice—it’s Week 15 of the NFL season and there are some great matchups on the schedule today.
- The biggest game is probably the Chiefs vs. Chargers. This AFC West showdown will likely determine who wins the division. The Chiefs need a win to clinch their 6th straight AFC West title. Will Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense outduel Justin Herbert and the Chargers? Tune in to find out.
- Tom Brady and the Buccaneers head to New Orleans to take on the Saints. These NFC South rivals always play close games, and a win today would give the Bucs the division crown. But the Saints won’t go down without a fight in the Superdome. Expect a hard-hitting defensive battle in this one.
- The Cowboys visit the Giants in an NFC East matchup. The Cowboys can clinch the division with a win, while the Giants are just trying to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. It should be an exciting game, with Dak Prescott and the Cowboys high-powered offense facing a tough Giants defense.
- Other notable games include the Steelers at Titans, Raiders at Browns, and Seahawks at Rams. With only a few weeks left in the regular season, every game matters as teams battle for playoff spots and positioning.
There are some huge divisional matchups and playoff implications on the line today. Grab some snacks, get cozy on the couch, and enjoy a full Sunday of hard-hitting NFL action. Football season only comes around once a year, so savor each moment!
Top Matchups to Watch Today
If you’re in the mood for some football today, there are a couple of great matchups you won’t want to miss.
The Green Bay Packers take on the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship game. This rivalry has really heated up over the past few years and is turning into must-see TV. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense should have a big day against a 49ers defense missing several key players. This one could be a high-scoring shootout.
In the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs host the Las Vegas Raiders in an old-school AFL rivalry. Patrick Mahomes vs. Derek Carr is always entertaining, with lots of big plays and points on the board. The Chiefs have dominated this matchup recently, but the Raiders came close to pulling off an upset last season. If the Raiders defense shows up, this game could come down to the final possession.
Other notable games include the New Orleans Saints vs. the Chicago Bears, with the Saints trying to keep their playoff hopes alive, and the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the Buffalo Bills, where the Steelers will try to slow down Josh Allen and the high-powered Bills offense.
There are lots of great storylines and pivotal games that will shape the NFL playoff picture today. Grab your snacks, pick a spot on the couch, and enjoy a full Sunday of hard-hitting football action. What more could you ask for?
Fantasy Football Implications of Today’s Games
If any of your normal starters are playing in today’s games, make sure you have them in your lineup. Players going up against weak defenses or second-string players filling in for injured starters could be primed for big games. Check projections and rankings to see which of your players have the chance to rack up major points this week.
Some less proven players may be poised to have career days or breakout performances if given the opportunity. Look for backups who may get extra playing time against a favorable matchup. Rookies and young players can also surprise when least expected. See if any are available on your waiver wire or free agent list. If you have a roster spot, grab one or two and take a chance they’ll shine today.
As much as you want your players to dominate, some may end up total duds this week. Injuries, tough defenses, and simple off days can lead to mediocre stats or worse. Try to have solid alternatives on hand in case one of your usual starters ends up mostly a nonfactor. The more you know about matchups and player trends, the better you can predict who might be off their game in any given week.
Don’t forget that every week of the NFL season is different. What happened last Sunday won’t necessarily repeat itself today. The teams and players that struggled previously could rebound, while former fantasy darlings may come back down to earth. The key is analyzing all the details for each game to make the most informed choices with your lineup. With some luck and educated gambles, you’ll come out the winner when today’s final whistles blow.
Players to Watch in Today’s Games
Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
The star quarterback is looking to lead his team to another victory today against the Chargers. Mahomes is considered by many to be the most exciting player in the NFL right now, with his amazing arm strength, accuracy, and ability to improvise and make big plays. He’s a threat with both his arm and his legs, so look for some highlight-reel worthy scrambles and sidearm throws down the field. The Chargers defense will have their hands full trying to contain him.
Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans
Henry is a beast of a running back at 6’3” and 247 pounds, and almost impossible to tackle once he gets going. He led the league in rushing yards last season and is poised to do so again this year. The Titans are facing the Colts today, so expect Henry to get a lot of carries as they try to control the clock and wear down Indianapolis’ defense. Henry is also deceptively fast for his size, so he’s always a threat to break away for a big run.
Aaron Donald, DT, Los Angeles Rams
Donald is arguably the best defensive player in the NFL, and a nightmare for opposing offenses. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year excels at collapsing the pocket and wreaking havoc in the backfield. He leads the league in QB pressures and hits, and is second in sacks since entering the league. The Rams take on the Seahawks today, and Russell Wilson will need to account for where Donald is on every snap. Even when he’s double-teamed, Donald finds a way to make an impact. He’s a once-in-a-generation talent and worth tuning in to watch.
Those are three of the top players taking the field today in the NFL that you’ll want to keep an eye on. Let the games begin!
How to Watch the NFL Games Today
If you want to catch all the NFL action today, here are a few ways to tune in:
Stream the games on NFL mobile and NFL.com
The NFL mobile app and NFL.com website stream live local and primetime NFL games on your phone, tablet, laptop or connected TV device. Just sign in with your TV provider credentials to access live streams of the games in your local market as well as national matchups on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights.
Check out NFL RedZone
NFL RedZone is the perfect channel for any football fan. It shows you every touchdown from every game, every Sunday afternoon during the regular season. Host Scott Hanson bounces around from game to game, showing you the most exciting parts in real time so you don’t miss any of the action. You can find RedZone on many cable providers as well as streaming services like Sling TV, YouTube TV and FuboTV.
Subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket
If you want access to every NFL game on Sunday afternoons, NFL Sunday Ticket is your ticket. It allows you to stream live out-of-market preseason and regular season Sunday afternoon games on your phone, tablet, laptop or TV. Sunday Ticket is available as a standalone streaming service or as an add-on to AT&T TV Now, DIRECTV, and U-verse TV. Pricing starts at around $50-70/month for the streaming-only package.
Hit up your favorite sports bar
When all else fails, head to your local sports bar. Most bars, especially dedicated sports bars, show all the NFL games every Sunday with huge banks of big-screen TVs, drinks, bar food and an atmosphere perfect for catching the games. Some places even have specials for football Sundays like pitcher beer specials, wing deals and giveaways. Just get there early to snag a good seat—and be prepared for a bit of a crowd!
The NFL season only lasts a few months, so take advantage of all the ways to enjoy the games each and every Sunday. And remember, whether your team wins or loses, there’s always next week—so sit back, eat some wings and enjoy the action!
So there you have it, a full Sunday slate of NFL action to keep you entertained. Grab your favorite snacks, get comfy on the couch, and enjoy watching some football. Whether your team is playing today or you just want to see some competitive matchups, you’ve got options. And if your team doesn’t pull out the win, don’t sweat it—there’s always next week. The great thing about the NFL is that each week brings new storylines, new drama, and new moments that make this sport so fun to follow.