NFL Games Today TV Schedule: TV channel, schedule for Week 16

What are the NFL games today in Week 16? Here's the information you need regarding who plays and when -- don't miss any of the week's action!

Only three weeks of the NFL season remain as Week 16 is upon us. Parity has taken over the league as there is still plenty to sort out in the 2021 NFL standings. Continue reading below for more information about when and where to watch these Week 16 NFL games today.

NFL Games Today TV Schedule | Week 16

The slate of NFL games today for Week 16 has 11 games featuring five divisional matchups. The Green Bay Packers won the early Christmas game holding off the Cleveland Browns 24-22. Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts staved off the Arizona Cardinals in the Christmas night game.

Detroit Lions (2-11-1) at Atlanta Falcons (6-8)

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

Just like that, the Detroit Lions own the second overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. A dominating win over Arizona in Week 15 reshuffled the draft order. Atlanta has lost five of its last eight games as QB Matt Ryan has struggled heavily, crossing the 200-passing-yard plateau just three times in that span.

While only having two wins, the Lions have brought plenty of games down to the wire, especially against other bad teams. Detroit head coach Dan Campbell has claimed three pairs of knee caps this season, and he’s looking for another.

Baltimore Ravens (8-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (8-6)

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

In the battle for first place in the AFC North, both of these squads are 8-6. Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is out for Sunday’s game, but backup Tyler Huntley showed us that might not be the death sentence some thought it would be. Huntley gave Green Bay all it could handle as Baltimore lost after a failed two-point conversion.

Unfortunately for Baltimore, they will be without Jackson and Huntley after the backup tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

The matchup between the Ravens’ secondary and Cincinnati’s passing game is a nightmare for Baltimore. Cincinnati takes over the AFC North lead as Burrow has a day against a depleted Baltimore secondary.

Los Angeles Rams (10-4) at Minnesota Vikings (7-7)

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

Are the Rams back? After a blazing hot 7-1 start, Los Angeles lost three straight between Weeks 9-12. But the Rams have responded with three straight wins. QB Matthew Stafford has fixed some of his inconsistencies and has the offense rolling.

Outside of Week 15, Rams HC Sean McVay had done a great job of getting WR Odell Beckham Jr. involved in the offense as of late. The Vikings have an uncanny knack of making just about every game go down to the wire. The Rams grab a win, but it won’t be easy in the slightest.

Buffalo Bills (8-6) at New England Patriots (9-5)

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

Outside of season-ending collapses, this is Buffalo’s last chance of snatching the AFC East title from the Patriots. After dominating the early-season conversation, a midseason collapse from the Bills and a surge from the Patriots flipped the script. Week 15’s win against the Panthers was a return to form for Buffalo, but the offense struggled the two games prior.

Week 15’s loss to the Colts was surprising for New England, but back-to-back losses like that would be jaw-dropping. From all the forecasts, NFL fans should be spared the 2021 Wind Bowl 2.0. While this means the Bills might get things going, Belichick won’t be as hesitant to throw the football.

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12) at New York Jets (3-11)

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

The football gods did not grace NFL fans’ TVs today with a scintillating matchup after the Jaguars vs. Houston game in Week 15. It’s back-to-back bleh games for Jacksonville. Despite firing Urban Meyer and feeling relief around the facility, Jacksonville came out flat against the Texans.

The Jets played a great first half against the Dolphins in Week 15 but quickly fell apart as Miami got things together. New York has more help for rookie QB Zach Wilson than Jacksonville does for Trevor Lawrence. The Jets grab a win and strengthen the Jaguars’ 2022 first overall pick bid.

New York Giants (4-10) at Philadelphia Eagles (7-7)

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

This game is all about staying alive for the Philadelphia Eagles. Currently sitting as the eighth seed in the NFC, the Eagles still have a shot at clinching the NFC East. That involves Dallas losing out and Philly winning out, but there’s still a chance.

What’s more likely is that the Eagles earn a Wild Card spot. Arizona, San Francisco, and Minnesota still sit in front of them. Philly would need a collapse from the Cardinals to overtake them. The Eagles and 49ers have just one game left against a team with a winning record, while Minnesota has two.

Philly’s road starts with a win against the Giants. If they can’t beat this New York team, they don’t deserve a playoff berth.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-4) at Carolina Panthers (5-9)

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

Tampa Bay was utterly embarrassed in Week 15. Attempting to keep up with the NFC’s leaders, the Buccaneers continued their regular-season struggles against the New Orleans Saints, losing 9-0. Today’s game against the Panthers will be the first meeting between the two clubs this NFL season.

Carolina has struggled as of late on both sides of the ball. There is no firm decision on who is starting under center for Matt Rhule’s squad. While the Bucs are missing several players due to injury, the Panthers don’t have enough to overcome Tampa’s stifling defense.

Los Angeles Chargers (8-6) at Houston Texans (3-11)

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

RB Austin Ekeler is officially out for Sunday’s game against the Texans. However, Chargers QB Justin Herbert should be enough against a sorry Houston roster. The Texans have allowed just two teams to score less than 20 points this season.

Los Angeles currently scores the seventh-most points per game (27.1). Meanwhile, Houston scores the league’s second-lowest points per game at 14.8. Herbert is playing out of his mind right now, leading a surging Chargers squad to the postseason. They get one step closer to that goal with a win over Houston.

Late Afternoon Week 16 NFL games today TV schedule

Who battles in the 4 PM ET window in Week 16? No COVID postponements as of yet for Week 16, but the afternoon slate still features just three games. Can Kansas City extend its win streak to eight games over the Steelers today? Meanwhile, one AFC West team most likely sees the end of its postseason hopes.

Chicago Bears (4-10) at Seattle Seahawks (5-9)

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

Chicago turns to its third-string QB as Nick Foles gets the nod to start for the Bears in Week 16. Seattle has struggled mightily since Russell Wilson’s finger injury, but it seems a corner has been turned over the last three weeks.

Seattle’s defense is playing much better, and Wilson is getting his groove back. Against a Bears team turning to its last options, a Seattle loss sends alarms blaring through Seattle this offseason. Things between Wilson and the franchise are already going to be questionable as talks kick up in the offseason.

Still, if this collapse continues, more critical questions will rear their head. Seattle has a realistic chance to end the season 2-1. Anything less is a problem.

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6-1) at Kansas City Chiefs (10-4)

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

The Chiefs’ winning streak rolls on. This season’s longest winning streak has a chance to extend to eight games. Surprisingly, the defense has been the driving force behind this streak. Before the Chiefs’ 34-28 overtime win over the Chargers in Week 15, Kansas City had held their opponents to 10.8 points per game throughout their streak.

Pittsburgh’s offense continues to struggle mightily after the Titans gifted them a win in Week 15 due to Tennessee’s barrel of mistakes. If the Kansas City defense we’ve seen in the second half of this season shows up, Pittsburgh stands little chance of keeping up with Patrick Mahomes and Co.

Denver Broncos (7-7) at Las Vegas Raiders (7-7)

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

In the final Week 16 NFL game of the Sunday slate, the Denver Broncos head to Allegiant Stadium to take on the Las Vegas Raiders today. With both teams tied for third in the AFC West, this game will most likely destroy any playoff aspirations for the loser. Both the Chargers and Chiefs sit ahead of these two squads in the division. Furthermore, with the AFC Wild Card room’s crowdedness, neither of these franchises can afford a loss.

Seven different teams sit between 8-6 and 7-7. Cleveland’s Saturday loss to the Packers cleared up a little space, but there is still much left to figure out in the season’s final three weeks. A 16-14 Week 15 victory helped the Raiders, but the team has been trending downward lately. The Raiders do catch a break, though, as QB Drew Lock will start for the Broncos after Bridgewater is out after last week’s injury. This game won’t be pretty, but the Raiders keep their distant playoff dreams alive.