NFL Games Today TV Schedule: Times, channels, live streams for Week 3 NFL games

When are the NFL games today in Week 3? Here's the information you need regarding who plays and when in these Week 3 football games today.

Week 2 of the 2021 NFL regular season saw many teams sustain quite a few injuries. There are 14 NFL games today featuring just three divisional matchups. Let’s look at all the information you need for where and when you can watch all of these Week 3 NFL football games today.

NFL games on TV today for Week 3

What is the TV schedule for the 1 PM ET NFL games today?

Washington Football Team at Buffalo Bills

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

The Washington Football Team is coming off a dramatic 1-point win over the New York Giants. QB Taylor Heinicke showed he can move the ball, but the task becomes much tougher against a stout Bills front. Meanwhile, we are still awaiting the arrival of the 2020 Buffalo offense. Let’s see if their Week 2 trouncing of the Dolphins has this offense mimicking last season’s success.

Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns

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

Chicago QB Andy Dalton did not tear his ACL but is not fully ready to play following his knee injury in Week 2. Enter rookie QB Justin Fields, ready and primed for his first NFL start. Then again, he’d probably prefer not to have Browns defensive end Myles Garrett chasing him down to begin his career. I expect Fields to have a good game, but the Browns’ offense will be too much for the Bears. WR Odell Beckham Jr. is cleared to make his season debut for the Browns following his torn ACL last season.

Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions

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

What a victory for the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2. Despite all the adversity this team has faced from injuries just two weeks into the season, Baltimore defeated the Chiefs behind QB Lamar Jackson. The Detroit Lions do not strike the same fear, but a win of that caliber sets a fire under teams. Expect the Ravens to dominate in this football game today against the Lions, earning back-to-back wins.

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans

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

Tennessee’s Week 1 undressing at the hands of the Cardinals was shocking, and things seemed to be heading in the same direction in the first half of Week 2. However, a switch flipped in the Titans’ locker room, and they rattled off 21 second-half points to tie the game and eventually win in overtime. That’s the Titans we all remember from last season. The offense looks to have worked some kinks out, but the same can’t be said for a defense who has given up 30+ points in back-to-back games. A date with the stumbling Colts might be just what Tennessee needs to figure things out.

Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs

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

This NFL football game today features an intriguing AFC West matchup. The Chargers travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. A September loss for the Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs is unheard of (he was 11-0 in the season’s opening month). The Chargers will prove to be a formidable challenge, but jaws would drop seeing a loss in Arrowhead, let alone two in a row for Mahomes. Los Angeles QB Justin Herbert will give the Chiefs everything he’s got, but Mahomes and company will find a way to win this one.

New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots

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

A tale of two weeks for the New Orleans Saints. After an impressive Week 1 victory over the Packers, they struggled in Week 2 against the Sam Darnold-led Panthers. Signs of the Jameis Winston from Tampa Bay leaked, but the offense truly did not have much ground to stand on. Facing another strong defense in New England will not make things any easier. If the Saints stand a chance at winning this game, they will need their defense to shut down rookie QB Mac Jones. Meanwhile, RB Alvin Kamara needs to make his presence known, bad quarterback play or not.

Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants

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

The Giants should be 1-1 heading into this football game today. However, brutal mistakes at the end of their Week 2 loss to Washington saw them snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. Nevertheless, they’ve had a bit of time to identify and correct those mistakes since last Thursday. Elsewhere in Week 2, the Falcons lost a grueling slugfest against the Eagles. This will not be a pretty game, but the Giants should grab their first victory of the season.

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers

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

The offense is clearly an issue in Pittsburgh, as the team is suffering from awful stagnant stretches, affecting their ability to win the game. Pittsburgh has scored points in half of the quarters they’ve played so far this season. That type of production will not win football games come playoff time. Establishing the run will be crucial against the Bengals in this football game today. Despite T.J. Watt being banged up, the Steelers need to bring pressure against Joe Burrow, especially after he threw 3 interceptions in Week 2.

Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars

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

Through two weeks, the Arizona Cardinals look like legitimate contenders in the NFC. While the defense was tested in Week 2, the offense has played at an elite level, averaging 36 points per game. Meanwhile, Jacksonville is struggling to even find an identity. The team is 0-2, and a win does not seem likely. While this game may feature two No. 1 draft picks from the last three years, they are miles apart in talent.

Late-afternoon NFL TV schedule

Who is in the second wave of NFL games today?

New York Jets at Denver Broncos

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

Someone give Jets QB Zach Wilson a break already. So far, the 2021 second-overall pick has faced two talented defenses and gets to travel to yet another in Week 3. The Patriots intercepted and sacked Wilson 4 times each in their Week 2 pummeling. The only way the Jets stand a chance this season is a miraculous defensive performance at the hands of head coach Robert Saleh.

Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders

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

From the moment the NFL schedule was announced, the Raiders had this game and today’s date circled with a big red marker. Embarrassed on a last-second loss that knocked them out of playoff contention in 2020, Las Vegas is facing a very different Miami Dolphins team this season. Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa is out with fractured ribs, which means Jacoby Brissett will start under center.

If the Raiders have looked at anything on tape this week, it’s the lackadaisical protection offered by Miami’s offensive line and the potential feast they could have in this football game today.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams

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

Don’t look now, but the Matthew Stafford trade is paying dividends for the Rams. The offense is flowing, and Cooper Kupp is a man possessed. Sean McVay must be on top of the world, but a big test comes this week. Just three seasons ago, McVay was handcuffed offensively while Tom Brady found a way to lift another Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl LIII. Can McVay show his acquisitions and game-planning can keep up with some of the NFL’s best offenses?

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings

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

There are two teams you should never bet on: Chargers and Seahawks. Seattle has a penchant for losing games it seemingly should have no issues putting away. Case in point — going into halftime up 24-9 against Tennessee in Week 2, only to lose 33-30 in OT. The Minnesota Vikings are no slouch either. Despite an 0-2 record, they have pushed both of their opponents to the brink. If Seattle is able to get the run game established, thus facilitating the play-action, the Seahawks should have no issue outscoring the Vikings.

Sunday Night Football

After two AFC contenders graced the screen in Week 2, two NFC heavyweights go head to head in Week 3.

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers

  • Channel: NBC
  • Start time: 8:15 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Peacock
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV
    • Locast (selected markets)
    • AT&T TV

While being coached under Matt LaFleur, games against the 49ers have not fared too well for Green Bay. However, with San Francisco’s RB room on life support, the Packers defense should be able to force QB Jimmy Garoppolo into more passing situations. Asking Garoppolo to go out and win a game on his lonesome has not always proved the best, and the Packers need to take advantage. Meanwhile, Green Bay will need to lean on Aaron Jones running the ball. Aaron Rodgers is still a bad man, but the franchise currently has their Plan C protecting his blindside.

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