NFL Games Today TV Schedule: How and where to watch in Week 8

The NFL Games Today TV Schedule in Week 8 features seven divisional matchups. The Steelers and Ravens have the game of the week in a matchup that will have serious playoff implications. Someone will take sole possession of the NFC East. The NFL trade deadline is approaching, and teams are making moves. So, what time are the NFL games on today? With a fresh set of 14 games primed to go, let’s jump into your TV schedule for NFL games in Week 8.

NFL Games Today TV Schedule: How and where to watch in Week 8

Below is a list of NFL games, what time the NFL games are on today, and their TV schedule in Week 8. The Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Washington Football Team are on a bye this week. You can see how and where to watch, but please remember to check your local listings for confirmation. For regional maps, you can click here. Be sure to check out our full 2020 NFL Schedule, which can be sorted by division, team, week, time, and more.

Week 8 Thursday Night Football

Atlanta Falcons (1-6) at Carolina Panthers (3-4) – 8:20 PM | FOX, NFL Network

The Atlanta Falcons head to Bank of America Stadium for a divisional matchup against the Carolina Panthers, kicking off at 8:20 PM ET, broadcasting on FOX and NFL Network. Despite a three-point loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 6, Carolina has a chance to rebound with a matchup against the Falcons. Atlanta’s defense is a mess and prone to big plays.

Panthers’ QB Teddy Bridgewater has played well and should continue his impressive year against a seemingly lost secondary. The matchup to keep an eye on will be Carolina’s secondary versus Atlanta’s talented receiving group. If WRs Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Russell Gage can win their matchups, the Panthers’ defense will be in for a long night.

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New England Patriots (2-4) at Buffalo Bills (5-2) – 1 PM ET | CBS

The Patriots take on the Buffalo Bills at 1 PM ET and are scheduled to be broadcast on CBS. My my, how the tides have turned. The Bills are currently the AFC East leaders while the Patriots sit at third behind the Miami Dolphins.

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Head coach Bill Belichick threw his support behind Cam Newton to remain the starting QB this week, but the offense is struggling. Meanwhile, the Bills returned to the win column, but the offense also struggled mightily, producing six field goals and failing to reach the end zone in their 18-10 win over the lowly New York Jets. The Bills have a great defense that should keep the Patriots offense in check, but if QB Josh Allen can’t find a way to get the offense into the end zone, Buffalo has a major problem.

Tennessee Titans (5-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-5-1) – 1 PM ET | CBS

What time is this NFL game today? The Titans vs. Bengals matchup kicks off at 1 PM ET, and the TV schedule shows that it will be broadcast on CBS. The Titans were one Stephen Gostkowski missed field goal away from tying a game where they trailed the Steeler 27-7 in the third quarter.

The Titans are a solid team, but a slow start cost them a win in Week 7 and is something they need to avoid in the future with an offense that features Derrick Henry. Cincinnati themselves were the victims of a comeback at the Cleveland Browns’ hands, losing 37-34.

The Titans are clearly the better team in this matchup and should have no problems winning this game. The Bengals traded veteran DE Carlos Dunlap to the Seattle Seahawks for center B.J. Finney and a 2021 seventh-round pick on Wednesday. The Bengals’ defense will miss him with Henry coming to town.

Las Vegas Raiders (3-3) at Cleveland Browns (5-2) – 1 PM ET | FOX

This game kicks off at 1 PM ET and will be broadcast on FOX. The blueprint for the Raiders is set in stone at this point. If Las Vegas wants to win, it seems as though they need to score 30 points or more. This is not an issue for the Browns, who have scored 32 points or more in five of their seven games. Expect a shootout in Cleveland from two offenses that can move the ball down the field in many ways.

Indianapolis Colts (4-2) at Detroit Lions (3-3) – 1 PM ET | CBS

This Week 8 NFL game today between the Colts and Lions kicks off at 1 PM ET, and the TV schedule shows that it will be broadcast on CBS. The Colts return from the bye week one game closer to first in the AFC South after the Titans’ Week 7 loss.

Detroit pulled off yet another last-second upset via Atlanta after Todd Gurley scored a touchdown instead of going down to let the Falcons run out the clock. The Lions traded a conditional 2021 sixth-round pick to the Dallas Cowboys for Everson Griffin on Tuesday in the hopes of adding some needed pass rush.

The Lions have just eight sacks so far this season. Given the defensive struggles in Detroit, expect Colts QB Philip Rivers to easily move the ball, but how well Lions QB Matthew Stafford and company play against the Colts defense will likely be key to who wins and loses.

Minnesota Vikings (1-5) at Green Bay Packers (5-1) – 1 PM ET | FOX

What time is this NFL game today? This game kicks off at 1 PM and will be broadcast on FOX. The Green Bay Packers are rolling and have one loss on their record with the flop against Tampa Bay. Aaron Rodgers returned to his normal self in Week 7, throwing four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Minnesota returns from their bye week, which included trading DE Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens for a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 conditional fifth-round pick. Minnesota’s defense is a mess, and they have given up 192 points so far this season. Heading to Lambeau field sounds like a recipe for disaster.

New York Jets (0-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (6-1) – 1 PM ET | CBS

This Week 8 NFL game today starts at 1 PM ET, and the TV schedule shows that it will be broadcast on CBS. Offensive genius versus ineptitude will be on full display Sunday in Arrowhead. Give the Jets credit for stopping the Bills from scoring touchdowns, but to lose against six field goals is embarrassing. There seem to be no answers whatsoever in New York, and they are sprinting toward the 2021 first overall pick.

Kansas City comes off a snow-covered dismantling of the Denver Broncos and is faced with an inferior opponent compared to a week ago. Nothing in my mind speaks trap game here as the Chiefs have to keep winning to keep up in the race for the first overall seed in the AFC. This game could get real ugly. Oh, and Le’Veon Bell revenge game.

Los Angeles Rams (5-2) at Miami Dolphins (3-3) – 1 PM ET | FOX

The Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins will kick off at 1 PM on FOX. Are you ready, Dolphins fans? It is officially time for Tua Tagovailoa to start his first game in a Miami uniform, also known as #TuaTime. The 2020 fifth-overall pick was named the starting QB by HC Brian Flores just before the bye week, and the Dolphins are set to give Tua his NFL starting debut versus the Rams in Week 8.

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The Rams took care of the Bears on Monday Night Football, and the passing game should prove to be a challenge for the Miami Dolphins defense. Will defensive backs Byron Jones and Xavien Howard be able to keep QB Jared Goff and the Rams at bay? How will the Dolphins offensive line hold up against its toughest test of the season yet, containing Aaron Donald?

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-0) at Baltimore Ravens (6-1) – 1 PM ET | CBS

What time is this Week 8 NFL game today between the Steelers and Ravens? It kicks off at 1 PM ET, and the TV schedule shows that it will be broadcast on CBS. It will be back to back high profile games for the Pittsburgh Steelers after taking down the Titans in a thrilling Week 7 matchup of undefeated squads. Week 8 brings on the Baltimore Ravens, who are bitting at the Steelers’ heels in the AFC North.

Both teams share one common win, a thrashing of the Cleveland Browns. Outside of that, both teams have a pretty weak strength of schedule to date outside of Pittsburgh’s clash with the Titans. This game will be a telling point of how strong the AFC North really is. A close game shows that both the Ravens and Steelers should be competitors when the postseason comes around. A dominating performance from one squad will set the landscape for the overall seeding of the AFC.

NFL Games Today: Sunday, November 1 (Week 8 Late Games)

Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) at Denver Broncos (2-4) – 4:05 PM ET | CBS

The Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos will kick off at 4:05 PM ET on CBS. Two of the young teams in the AFC West trying to break into the scene; this could foreshadow matchups of the future. Both teams feature young signal-callers, Los Angeles’ 2020 sixth-overall pick Justin Herbert and Denver’s 2019 second-round pick Drew Lock.

Herbert has shown great performances so far this season and is putting the Chargers in a position to win the game every week. Of all the rookie QBs expected to start from the 2020 class, Herbert ended up on one of the most complete surrounding offenses, so to see his success is not really that surprising. Lock is two weeks returned from his AC joint sprain, and the offense has been lackluster. These things aren’t entirely his fault, but the Broncos need to find a way to get this offense moving.

New Orleans Saints (4-2) at Chicago Bears (5-2) – 4:25 PM ET | FOX

The TV schedule has the last two NFL games today in the afternoon slot of Week 8 kicking off at 4:25 PM. This game features the Saints and Bears broadcasting on FOX. A battle of one score masters, both New Orleans and Chicago take their fans down to the wire. Four of Chicago’s wins have been decided by four or less and three of New Orleans’ by five or less. Both of these teams hang around, but talent should give way in Week 8.

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Alvin Kamara is having himself a year and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The Saints are still patiently awaiting the return of All-Pro receiver Michael Thomas, but someone seems to step up each week to fill that void. The Bears need to stop Kamara and force Drew Brees to find his receivers and push the ball down the field with his arm. That is if they receive any support from Nick Foles and Chicago’s offense.

San Francisco 49ers (4-3) at Seattle Seahawks (5-1) – 4:25 PM ET | FOX

The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks will kick off at 4:25 PM Et on FOX. After the 49ers dropped back to back losses to Philadelphia and Miami, they have bounced back well. The defense was firing on all cylinders, intercepting four passes against the Patriots in Week 7, while the offense rediscovered its identity from last season. Injuries to Deebo Samuel and Jeff Wilson are killer, but the offense has a favorable matchup against a porous Seattle defense.

Speaking of Seattle, they dropped their first game of the season in an overtime thriller against the Cardinals, and they cannot afford to lose back-to-back divisional games. Chris Carson’s availability is still up in the air, but someone needs to give Russell Wilson some help. The man can only do so much on the football field. Dunlap’s previously mentioned trade adds some help to the Seahawks defense that has surrendered the most points in the NFC West.

Week 8 Sunday Night Football

Dallas Cowboys (2-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1) – 8:20 PM ET | NBC

The last NFL game today on Sunday of Week 8 will be the Sunday Night Football game between the Cowboys and Eagles at 8:20 PM ET and will be broadcast on NBC.

Another NFC East primetime game. The Cowboys have the worst defense in football right now after giving up 25 points to the Washington Football Team. At the moment, there’s no telling if backup-turned-starting QB Andy Dalton will start as he is still in concussion protocol. Rookie Ben DiNucci is taking practice reps and would start in his place.

Someone has to win this division and host a playoff game. The winner of this game will take sole possession of the top spot in the NFC East, but there is no telling for how long.

Week 8 Monday Night Football

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) at New York Giants (1-6) – 8:15 PM ET | ESPN

What time is the NFL Monday Night Football game on today? The Buccaneers vs. Giants matchup will kick off at 8:15 PM ET, and it’ll be broadcast on ESPN. Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum in the NFC. Tampa sits a half-game out of the top overall seed while the Giants are currently in competition with seven other teams for the first overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Buccaneers’ offense is cruising. The Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski connection is growing stronger each week. Running back Leonard Fournette is finding his legs in this offense. They just signed free agent WR Antonio Brown to a one-year deal after losing Chris Godwin to a broken index finger. Tampa looks like one of the most complete teams in the NFC right now, which cannot be said for their opponent.

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