In Week 18, two games will be played on Saturday (4:30 PM ET and 8:15 PM ET) with the remainder to be played on Sunday afternoon (1:00 PM ET and 4:25 PM ET) and one matchup to be played on Sunday night (8:20 PM ET). Specific dates, start times, and networks for Week 18 matchups will be determined and announced following the conclusion of Week 17.
ABC is the place to be for NFL football. The rich tradition of athletic competition established by ABC Sports continues with the best games around as the Dallas Cowboys take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2023 Super Wild Card Monday Night Football game LIVE January 16, 2023 on ABC, ESPN and ESPN+. Monday Night Football, with its primary home on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, simulcasted on both ABC and ESPN+ in Weeks 1, 3, 15, 17, and will do the same for the Super Wild Card Monday night game. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, the NFL's longest current booth pairing and Pro Football Hall of Fame members, are the new voices of Monday Night Football. Lisa Salters returned for her 11th season on the series, the most in MNF's history. John Parry was welcomed back as the franchise's officiating analyst. Catch football at its best on the ABC app from your smartphone and tablet (iOS and Android), computer on ABC.com and connected devices (Roku, AppleTV and Amazon Fire TV). Check out the game time below!
ESPN provides fans complete NFL coverage throughout the season, highlighted by more than eight hours of NFL dedicated-programming every Monday and a marquee showdown on Monday Night Football (8 p.m. ET). After ESPN's morning and mid-day programming sets the table, NFL Rewind (3 p.m.), NFL Live (4 p.m.), and Monday Night Countdown (6 p.m.) provides fans analysis and recaps of Sundays games and previews Monday Night Football. Following the game, SportsCenter with SVP (approx. 11:30 p.m.) provides fans the complete recap of the action.
In Weeks 2, 8, and 18, ESPN will produce two NFL games. In those weeks, Steve Levy, Dan Orlovsky, Louis Riddick and Laura Rutledge will also call a game, beginning with Tennessee at Buffalo (Sept. 19). The group will be in London for the first ESPN+ exclusive NFL game between Denver and Jacksonville (October 30).
In addition to the Thanksgiving game at Minnesota, the Patriots will host Chicago on Monday Night Football on Oct. 24. Beginning with the Thanksgiving game, the Patriots will play four straight prime-time games for the first time in team history. A week after Thanksgiving, the Patriots will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, Dec. 1. It will be the first time in team history with back-to-back Thursday games and the third time in team history playing in two Thursday games in the same season. The Patriots played twice on Thursday during the 2015 and 2017 seasons. The Patriots will then travel for their next two prime-time games with Monday Night Football at Arizona on Dec. 12, followed by a late Sunday afternoon game at Las Vegas on Dec. 18. In 2007, the Patriots had a stretch of three-straight prime-time games.
The Patriots will start the 2022 campaign with two straight road games for the first time since 2014 when the Patriots follow the season-opener with a game at Pittsburgh on Sunday, Sept. 18. It will be the third time since 2000 that the Patriots will open with two consecutive road games. The Patriots also opened with two road games in 2003.
Some other highlights to the 2022 schedule include a trip to Green Bay on Sunday, Oct. 2, a Saturday game on Christmas Eve at home against the defending AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals and a New Year's Day game at home against Miami.
The Patriots will close the regular season at Buffalo. The Week 18 game against the Bills will be either on Saturday, Jan. 7 or Sunday, Jan. 8. The date and time of the game will be determined later in the season.
During the 2022 season, the AFC will play nine games on the road for the first time after hosting nine games last season with the addition of a 17th game that began in 2021. New England will square off against six playoff teams from 2021, with games against Arizona, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Las Vegas and Pittsburgh.
In addition to playing each AFC East opponent twice, the Patriots will play one game against each AFC North and NFC North clubs. As the second-place team in the AFC East in 2021, the Patriots will also play the second-place team of the AFC South (Indianapolis), AFC West (Las Vegas) and NFC West (Arizona).
The Patriots will play their first regular season games in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium and at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota. The Patriots played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Super Bowl LII. Head coach Bill Belichick has coached teams that have won in 50 different stadiums, the only coach to reach that mark. The only two stadiums where he hasn't recorded a win are Allegiant Stadium and U.S. Bank Stadium.
In a break from the last 16 years, the Patriots will open the preseason with the New York Giants rather than square off in the preseason finale. After hosting Carolina in Week 2 of the preseason, the Patriots will close the preseason with their first ever trip to Las Vegas to face the Raiders. The Patriots last faced the Raiders in the preseason in 1995 with a game at Oakland.
The National Football League (NFL) today announced there will be two 2023 International Games in Germany next season. The Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots will make their debuts in Germany as designated teams, following the inaugural international game in Munich in 2022.
On the Bills' side, expect quarterback Josh Allen to keep being the offensive powerhouse he is, averaging 28 points per game, completing 63.4 percent of his passes, and rushing 746 yards total for the season. For Cincinnati, quarterback Joe Burrow averages 26.1 points per game, completes 69 percent of his passes, and has snagged 27 first downs for the Bengals. We're in store for some top-quality football this week! 1e1e36bf2d