Who plays on ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for NFL Week 17 game – Sporting News

The Washington Football Team will be playing for its playoff life in Week 17 on “Sunday Night Football” against the Eagles.

If Washington (6-9) wins on Sunday night, it’ll win the NFC East division title and be the No. 4 seed in the NFC’s postseason field. If the Eagles (4-10-1) win, it means the winner of Sunday’s earlier game between the Cowboys and Giants will claim the NFC East crown and with it a playoff berth.

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Washington released Dwayne Haskins on Monday and is hopeful Alex Smith (calf) can suit up. If he can’t, it’ll be Taylor Heinicke at quarterback to determine the WFT’s season. Opposing Washington will be Jalen Hurts trying to make one last strong impression before his rookie season ends.

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: Washington Football Team at Philadelphia Eagles
  • Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This game could’ve felt even bigger if the Eagles had pulled off a Week 16 win, but instead they lost to the Cowboys and will have nothing to play for. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing on the line, though, as Hurts may be playing for the starting QB job in 2021.

Washington is in the playoffs with a win and out with a loss. Expect any iffy WFT players to suit up if they can play at all. In recent weeks, Washington has relied on tight end Logan Thomas in a big way and that could be the case once more in Week 17.

What time is the NFL game tonight?

  • Date: Sunday, Nov. 29
  • 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 and that now includes Week 17 after this game was flexed into the SNF slot.

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 Eagles vs. Washington 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)
Chicago 5 (29)
Philadelphia 10 (34)
Dallas-Fort Worth 5 (24)
San Francisco/Bay Area 11 (12)
Washington, D.C. 4 (48)
Houston 2 (35)
Boston 15 (43)
Atlanta 11 (10)
Phoenix 12 (12)
Tampa/St. Petersburg 8 (7)
Seattle 5 (48)
Detroit 4 (45)
Minneapolis-St. Paul 11 (11)
Miami 6 (31)
Denver 9 (9)
Orlando 2 (11)
Cleveland 3 (17)
Sacramento 3 (35)
Charlotte 36 (22)
Portland 8 (8)
St. Louis 5 (35)
Pittsburgh 11 (23)
Baltimore 11 (11)
Raleigh-Durham 5 (48)
Nashville 4 (10)
San Diego 39 (40)
Salt Lake City 5 (38)
San Antonio 3 (16)
Kansas City 41 (36)
Columbus 4 (14)
Milwaukee 4 (28)
Cincinnati 5 (35)
Las Vegas 3 (22)
Jacksonville 12 (13)
Oklahoma City 4 (27)
New Orleans 6 (43)
Memphis 5 (5)
Buffalo 2 (33)

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 were 17 SNF games on the 2020 schedule, and now Eagles-Washington was added in Week 17.

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 Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers
Week 16 Dec. 27 Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans
Week 17 Jan. 3 Washington Football Team at Philadelphia Eagles

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