The “Sunday Night Football” matchup in Week 5 will probably be a prime-time alternative for Russell Wilson to proceed making his MVP case.
Wilson and his Seattle Seahawks will welcome the Minnesota Vikings to CenturyLink Field for an 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff. Minnesota has struggled out of the gate to a 1-3 begin, though a Week 4 win over Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans has the Vikings transferring in the fitting route. They’ll have a troublesome activity in beating Russ at dwelling, although.
Entering Week 5, Wilson leads the NFL in completion proportion (75.2), landing passes (16), passing yards per try (9.4) and quarterback score (136.7). Kirk Cousins can have a troublesome activity maintaining with a Seattle offense that has Wilson cooking on all cylinders.
Below is extra in regards to the matchup, plus all the things to find out about the way to watch “Sunday Night Football.”
Who performs on “Sunday Night Football” tonight?
- Matchup: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks
- Location: CenturyLink Field
The Seahawks have already got a prime-time win in 2020, having defeated Cam Newton and the New England Patriots in Week 2. That was additionally a “Sunday Night Football” sport, so Wilson and co. will look to go two-for-two on Sunday night time up to now this season.
Seattle will not play in prime time once more this season, though the Seahawks go back-to-back with prime-time video games in Week 11 and 12. They’ll play on Thursday night time in Week 11 earlier than getting an additional lengthy relaxation and enjoying Monday night time in Week 12.
The Vikings get their first of two prime-time alternatives in 2020 Sunday night time. Minnesota will play in Chicago on Monday night time in Week 10.
What time is the NFL sport tonight?
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
- Kickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ET
All “Sunday Night Football” video games in 2020 have the identical set begin time of 8:20 p.m. ET. There are Sunday night time video games scheduled for each week of the season besides Week 17, although the NFL has the flexibility to flex a sport right into a Week 17 SNF window.
While the beginning instances for all “Sunday Night Football” video games in 2020 will go unchanged, the matchups is perhaps tweaked.
The NFL has a flex scheduling process that permits for “high quality matchups on Sunday night time in these weeks and provides shock groups an opportunity to play their means onto primetime.” Here are the important thing guidelines for flex scheduling:
— Begins Sunday of Week 5 and in impact throughout Weeks 5-17
— Up to 2 video games could also be flexed into Sunday night time between Weeks 5-10
— Only Sunday afternoon video games are topic to being moved into the Sunday night time window
— The sport that has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday night time throughout flex weeks will probably be listed at 8:15 p.m. ET
— The announcement will come no later than 12 days previous to the sport
What channel is “Sunday Night Football” on tonight?
All “Sunday Night Football” video games in 2020 will broadcast reside on NBC. The community’s TV rights cope with the NFL offers all of it “Sunday Night Football” video games in addition to the annual Thursday night time season-opener, and NBC is given a spot within the Super Bowl broadcast rotation.
NBC’s crew of announcers options play-by-play man Al Michaels, analyst Cris Collinsworth and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya. However, Michaels this season will probably be given just a few “bye weeks” as a result of his age (75) places him at a excessive threat for COVID-19. Veteran broadcaster Mike Tirico will take Michaels’ place on these weeks.
Below are the highest TV markets within the United States and the NBC affiliate/TV channel for every.
|Market||NBC TV channel (digital)|
|New York||4 (36)|
|Los Angeles||4 (36)|
|Dallas-Fort Worth||5 (24)|
|San Francisco/Bay Area||11 (12)|
|Washington, D.C.||4 (48)|
|Tampa/St. Petersburg||8 (7)|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul||11 (11)|
|St. Louis||5 (35)|
|San Diego||39 (40)|
|Salt Lake City||5 (38)|
|San Antonio||3 (16)|
|Kansas City||41 (36)|
|Las Vegas||3 (22)|
|Oklahoma City||4 (27)|
|New Orleans||6 (43)|
NFL reside stream for “Sunday Night Football”
Because NBC broadcasts all “Sunday Night Football” video games, they’re obtainable to stream on all the community’s on-line platforms. This needs to be the popular methodology for many who have a cable/satellite tv for pc subscription however cannot get in entrance of a TV.
For cord-cutters, there are many reside streaming choices for “Sunday Night Football.” Below are all of them.
“Sunday Night Football” schedule
Including the Thursday night time NFL season-opener that was introduced by NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” crew, there are 17 SNF video games on the 2020 schedule.
Before flex scheduling impacts the matchups, right here is the whole “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||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|