NFL Games Today TV Schedule: Week 5 Sunday games

What are the NFL games today in Week 5? Here's the information you need regarding who plays and when -- don't miss any of this week's action!

It’s now Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season as the first quarter comes to an end. There are 13 NFL games today, featuring four divisional matchups. Let’s look at all the information you need for where and when you can watch all of these Week 5 NFL football games today.

NFL games today TV schedule | Week 5

Where can you watch the broadcasts for the NFL games today?

New York Jets (1-3) vs. Atlanta Falcons (1-3)

  • Channel: NFL Network
  • Start time: 9:30 AM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

This NFL game today kicks off a bit earlier than usual. The New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons traveled to England to play at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. The Jets were riding high after rookie head coach Robert Saleh and rookie quarterback Zach Wilson notched their first NFL wins. Wilson is improving every week, and the defense under Saleh has been good so far this season. New York has a chance to win two games in a row this week.

Green Bay Packers (3-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-1)

  • Channel: FOX
  • Start time: 1 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

Two 3-1 teams go head-to-head in this NFL game today. The Green Bay Packers head to Paul Brown Stadium for a 1 PM kickoff against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals’ defense has surprised many this season. Some offseason moves, notably signing free-agent DE Trey Hendrickson, have allowed Cincinnati to win games despite mistakes.

QB Joe Burrow has had highs and lows this season, but his undeterred determination has been impressive. He wants to be the leader of this team, and they’re letting him be. Green Bay poses a tough challenge, but this team will rise to it at home, winning the game in what could be one of the best games of Week 5.

Detroit Lions (0-4) at Minnesota Vikings (1-3)

  • Channel: FOX
  • Start time: 1 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

The Minnesota Vikings have stumbled a bit to a 1-3 start this season. However, looking at the talent of their opponents, things haven’t been easy. After losing a slogfest against the Cleveland Browns in Week 4, things look to be a bit brighter heading into Week 5.

Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions are one of two teams still searching for their first win. That’s great news for a team that only scored once a week prior. Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is a game-time decision. However, QB Kirk Cousins, WRs Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson, and RB Alexander Mattison will cook with or without their lead back.

Denver Broncos (3-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-3)

  • Channel: FOX
  • Start time: 1 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

The Denver Broncos are currently tied for the lead in the AFC West, and it’s been propelled by a defense that was dearly missed last season. While the offense has not been rolling like others in the league, seeing the Broncos held to just 7 points in Week 4 was a bit shocking. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense continues to struggle, and going up against this Denver defensive front will not do them any favors. With Teddy Bridgewater likely to start, Pittsburgh falls to 1-4.

Miami Dolphins (1-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1)

  • Channel: CBS
  • Start time: 1 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

The Miami Dolphins‘ offensive performance after losing QB Tua Tagovailoa in Week 2 has been horrendous. Not that the team hasn’t scored, but you can’t score all of your points in the first and fourth quarters while also finding no offensive traction whatsoever in the middle of the game.

This game will be how long it takes for Miami’s defense to break. Given who will be throwing the ball (*whispers* Tom Brady) and his supporting cast, I’ll give it until the second quarter before this one is in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ control.

New Orleans Saints (2-2) vs. Washington Football Team (2-2)

  • Channel: CBS
  • Start time: 1 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

This NFL game today between the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Football Team has boom-or-bust potential. The bust? It’s a blowout either way, with either defense dominating and giving their offenses plenty of chances to put it away. So what’s the boom? A thriller.

Both teams have shown a wide range of performances this season. But with Washington QB Taylor Heinicke seemingly doing the impossible every week and Saints QB Jameis Winston getting more comfortable in HC Sean Payton’s offense, this game could prove to be one we look back on Sunday night and say, “Wow.”

Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) at Carolina Panthers (3-1)

  • Channel: FOX
  • Start time: 1 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

Don’t look now, but Sam Darnold is in the beginnings of a career renaissance in North Carolina. After an abysmal start to his career in New York, Darnold has helped propel a young Carolina Panthers team to a 3-1 start to begin the season. He leads the league in rushing touchdowns and also has three 300-yard passing games. A fourth this season would match his career total from the previous three seasons.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ offense has struggled to stay consistent this season, and it doesn’t seem likely that changes at Bank of America Stadium.

Tennessee Titans (2-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4)

  • Channel: CBS
  • Start time: 1 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

It has been a week to forget for the Jacksonville Jaguars. HC Urban Meyer continues to mess up with a comedy of errors and does not seem to have the respect of his locker room anymore. The focus has been all over the place in Jacksonville while their divisional opponent is ready for redemption.

The Tennessee Titans found themselves at the end of a brutal loss to the then-winless Jets. Titans HC Mike Vrabel will have his team ready to go and hungry for a win after embarrassing themselves in Week 4.

New England Patriots (1-3) at Houston Texans (1-3)

  • Channel: CBS
  • Start time: 1 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

In the final game of the early slate, the New England Patriots take on the Houston Texans in this NFL game today. The Patriots are 1-3. Their one win was on the road against a rookie quarterback. In Week 5, the Patriots go on the road and take on Houston’s rookie QB Davis Mills. Mills was awful in Week 4 against Buffalo, throwing 4 interceptions and failing to eclipse 100 passing yards. New England HC Bill Belichick is infamous for handling rookie QBs, and this week should be no different.

Late-afternoon NFL TV schedule

Who plays in the second wave of NFL games in Week 5 today?

Chicago Bears (2-2) at Las Vegas Raiders (3-1)

  • Channel: CBS
  • Start time: 4:05 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

The Las Vegas Raiders hot start ended in Week 4 after losing to the Chargers by a two-score deficit. While it would be a quick hook to say this is the Raiders we’ve seen over the past few seasons, these are the games you have to win. All their wins have been decided by 9 points or less. The Chicago Bears’ offense showed some life against the winless Lions, but the Vegas pass rush provides rookie QB Justin Fields with a brand new challenge. This will be a close one in Vegas, but the Raiders pull out the win.

Cleveland Browns (3-1) at Los Angeles Chargers (3-1)

  • Channel: CBS
  • Start time: 4:05 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

Two 3-1 AFC teams who seemed primed to make a run for the top overall seed in the conference duke it out in what many believe to be the Game of the Week. The Cleveland Browns’ defense has held their opponent to 7 points or fewer in back-to-back weeks, compiling 11 sacks in the process.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Chargers’ offense has been impressive under the direction of QB Justin Herbert. Los Angeles’ defense is also making the impact plays they need to give their team a chance. This one will be a sweat, but the home team pulls through, pushing the Chargers to 4-1.

New York Giants (1-3) at Dallas Cowboys (3-1)

  • Channel: FOX
  • Start time: 4:25 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

The New York Giants got their first win of the season in Week 4, but the jubilation should die down quickly. The talent gap between these two NFC East rivals is evident, and the Dallas Cowboys look too good to lose this game today.

The offense is firing on all cylinders with QB Dak Prescott back from injury. The defense, despite being hampered by injuries, is finding ways to impact games. Oh, and by the way, cornerback Trevon Diggs has gone to the next level in his pass coverage with 5 interceptions through four weeks. These Cowboys are just too much for the 1-3 Giants to handle right now.

San Francisco 49ers (2-2) at Arizona Cardinals (4-0)

  • Channel: FOX
  • Start time: 4:25 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

In the afternoon’s final game, the San Francisco 49ers head to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals in this NFL game today. 49ers rookie QB Trey Lance gets his first start in place of Jimmy Garoppolo, who is dealing with an injured right calf. His task? Take down the undefeated Arizona Cardinals.

Arizona QB Kyler Murray is dazzling everyone with his performance so far this season. His stellar play has the Cardinals’ offense rated as the best in the league. San Francisco is not too far behind and fields a much better defense, but the win seems out of reach with Murray at this level.

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