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How to watch Sunday Night Football: stream NFL games online

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to advance past the Washington Football Team during the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs Saturday, Jan. 9.
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The countdown to the 2022 NFL season is on, but with the complete schedule now out we can start making plans on all the games we're going to watch, including the weekly Sunday Night Football game that caps a full day's worth of NFL action.

Sunday Night Football has a few changes this year, primarily with a new broadcast crew, but it is still going to be the place for some of the biggest games of the year in primetime.  

What to Watch has you covered with how to watch all of the primetime NFL offerings for the 2022 season, including Thursday Night Football and Monday Night Football, but read on here to get all you need to now about how to watch Sunday Night Football, including the complete schedule, the commentators and more.

2022 Sunday Night Football schedule

Here is the complete schedule for Sunday Night Football 2022. While NBC and the SNF broadcast crew is going to have additional games, most notably the season opener and a Thanksgiving Day game, this schedule covers the primary Sunday Night Football games:

  • Week 1: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys
  • Week 2: Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers 
  • Week 3: San Francisco 49ers vs Denver Broncos 
  • Week 4: Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  • Week 5: Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens 
  • Week 6: Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles 
  • Week 7: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Miami Dolphins 
  • Week 8: Green Bay Packers vs Buffalo Bills 
  • Week 9: Tennessee Titans vs Kansas City Chiefs 
  • Week 10: Los Angeles Chargers vs San Francisco 49ers
  • Week 11: Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers 
  • Week 12: Green bay Packers vs Philadelphia Eagles 
  • Week 13: Indianapolis Colts vs Dallas Cowboys 
  • Week 14: Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos 
  • Week 15: New England Patriots vs Las Vegas Raiders 
  • Week 16: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Arizona Cardinals 
  • Week 17: Los Angeles Rams vs Los Angeles Chargers
  • Week 18: TBD 

What time is Sunday Night Football?

All Sunday Night Football games kickoff at 8:20 pm ET/5:20 pm PT.

NBC's pregame coverage, Football Night in America, begins at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT.

What channel is Sunday Night Football on?

Sunday Night Football airs on NBC, while also being available to stream live on Peacock.

Sunday Night Football commentators

There is a new lead voice in the Sunday Night Football booth, as Mike Tirico is joining Cris Collinsworth on the call. Melissa Stark rounds out the crew as the sideline reporter.

Tirico and Stark are replacing long-time Sunday Night Football members Al Michaels (now calling Thursday Night Football on Prime Video) and Michele Tafoya.

How to watch Sunday Night Football in the US

With Sunday Night Football airing on NBC, it is widely available to viewers across the US via their local NBC stations. If you subscribe to traditional cable, catching the game is simple, as NBC is included on all basic cable packages. You can also watch the games on the NBC Sports app or at NBCSports.com when you provide your TV provider login.

NBC is also available on live TV streaming services like Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV. Each of these offers a mix of channel packages and services. We think Sling TV (opens in new tab) offers the best value for Sunday Night Football fans. You can watch Sunday Night Football on Sling TV Blue, which goes for $35 per month.

Streaming Sunday Night Football is available through Peacock, which live-streams the game every week. You'll need a Peacock Premium account to stream Sunday Night Football — either the $4.99 (ad-supported) plan or the $9.99 (ad-free) version.

How to watch Sunday Night Football in the UK

NFL fans in the UK have the opportunity to watch Sunday Night Football games every week via Sky Sports’ NFL Channel, which is available through a Sky TV subscription. Games air live at 1:20 am UK.

If that’s too late (or early) for you, NFL Game Pass (opens in new tab) is an option. The international version of this subscription service offers live broadcasts of games as well as the opportunity to watch the full broadcast on-demand or a condensed version of the broadcast that only features the plays. 

How to watch Sunday Night Football from anywhere

The other futbol may be the game that has a more international reputation, but if NFL fans find themselves halfway around the world but eager to tune in to Sunday Night Football on their usual service, they can consider using a VPN. 

We rate ExpressVPN as a reliable VPN service for securing your data and accessing shows and events all around the world. Even better, ExpressVPN offers a 30-day no-quibble, money-back guarantee if you're not happy with the service.  

ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is one of the easiest and affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. And it's a great way to keep up with the boxing action from anywhere in the world.

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.