Since high school and college teams typically play games on Friday and Saturday, respectively, the NFL cannot hold games on those days until those seasons generally end in mid-December.
Does NFL move games to Saturday?
NFL moves two Week 15 games from Sunday to Saturday. NFL players aren’t accustomed to playing football on Saturdays in the regular season, but four teams will have to do so once Week 15 rolls around.
Why is NFL not on Saturday?
It’s because of the Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961, which exempts the NFL from antitrust laws for its broadcasting rights. The act prohibits NFL broadcasts on Friday nights and on Saturdays “beginning on the second Friday in September and ending on the second Saturday in December.”
Are there any Saturday NFL games in 2019?
Instead of getting two Saturdays of football in December like we did over each of the past two seasons, the NFL decided to condense things down and only have one Saturday of football in 2019, which will come in Week 16 (Dec. 21) on a jam-packed day that will see a total of three games get played.
Why are there Saturday NFL games Week 15?
Week 15 coincides with the college football regular season’s end, so fans are treated to NFL football scheduled four days a week in Weeks 15 and 16. The Buffalo Bills head to Denver to take on the Broncos at 4:30 PM ET.
Is there a Week 17 Sunday night game?
No Sunday Night Football in Week 17. … The NFL announced late Sunday that no game will be flexed to Sunday Night Football in Week 17, a sharp departure from previous years, when NBC would always get a game with playoff implications to close out the season.
Has there ever been a Friday NFL game?
Friday games are a little less rare – there have been 10 since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger alone, the last in 2009 – but never before had even five days been utilized on the weekly calendar during an NFL season, let alone all seven.
What network is Saturday NFL game on?
The early and late games on Saturday will be broadcast exclusively on NFL Network. Unlike the Thursday Night Football games which get simulcast on Fox and Amazon Prime Video, it’s only NFLN for these two contests.
Why does the NFL play on Sunday?
As others have said, the NFL plays on Sunday because other sports were played on Friday and Saturday. Saturday is the traditional day for college football. Friday night, after school, is when high school football games are played. (Thus the term “Friday Night Lights”).
Why are the Bills playing on Saturday?
The NFL announced that the Bills will play on NBC at 8:15 p.m. next Saturday night as they continue their quest in the playoffs one week after defeating the Indianapolis Colts, 27-24. … The Ravens had work to do to earn their playoff berth after getting out to a 9-5 start to the season with a few teams in front of them.
Who was the 1st NFL player?
What is the first game of the NFL season?
|2018||September 6||Philadelphia Eagles|
|2019*||September 5||Chicago Bears|
|2020||September 10||Kansas City Chiefs|
|2021||September 9||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
How many games are in the NFL season 2020?
For now, the 2020 NFL schedule features a complete slate of 17 weeks and 256 games.
How can I watch NFL today?
You can watch NFL games on your laptop or tablet and some streaming devices—including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku. And you get access only to the channels in your TV lineup. NBC Sports: NBC will stream every 2020 Sunday Night Football game live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App.
What is the NFL schedule for Week 15?
The New York Jets at the Los Angeles Rams has been scheduled for 4:05 PM ET on FOX.
NFL announces Week 15 schedule changes.
|Thursday, December 17|
|Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders||8:20 PM||FOX/NFLN/Amazon|
|New York Jets at Los Angeles Rams||4:05 PM||FOX|
|Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints||4:25 PM||CBS|
|Cleveland Browns at New York Giants||8:20 PM||NBC|
What NFL football teams are playing on Sunday?
2020 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE ON NBC
- WEEK. MATCHUP | SCORES. …
- Kickoff. Houston Texans (20)vsKansas City Chiefs (34) …
- Dallas Cowboys (17) vs Los Angeles Rams (20) …
- New England Patriots (30) vs Seattle Seahawks (35) …
- Green Bay Packers (37) vs New Orleans Saints (30) …
- Philadelphia Eagles (25)vs San Francisco 49ers (20) …
- 5* …