The Packers have a Herculean task when they face off against the Titans on “Sunday Night Football” — stop Derrick Henry.
The Titans (10-4) are another quest for a playoff berth, and Henry has, of course, been a massive part of their success. Henry enters Sunday’s matchup well on pace to win his second rushing title, with 1,679 yards on the ground and 15 touchdowns with two games left to play. For comparison, Henry finished the 2019 season with 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Henry’s production is a bad omen for the Pack, who have had some trouble with the run this season. At 4.5 yards per attempt allowed, the Packers’ D ranks 21st in the league, but, as usual, it’s the man under center who could be the difference maker. Aaron Rodgers is putting together another MVP-caliber season, tossing 40 touchdowns to just four interceptions in an 11-3 campaign.
The Packers have a chance to make a statement and dethrone “King Henry” and the Titans this Sunday night.
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: Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers
- Location: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.
The Titans make a leap to Lambeau to take on the Packers on Sunday night, the first of two road games to finish out the 2020 regular season. Tennessee has been no slouch away from home this season, going 5-1 on the road.
The Packers are 6-1 at home in 2020, proving a challenge for both teams.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Date: Sunday, Dec. 27
- Kickoff 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 Giants vs. Browns 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)|
|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 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.
“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||New York Giants vs. Cleveland Browns|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||TBD|
SN’s Billy Heyen contributed to this piece.