NFL Sunday Night Football schedule 2013 on NBC: Season kicks off Thursday, Sept. 5, with Baltimore at Denver on NBC. The first Sunday Night game on NBC is Sept. 8 with the N.Y. Giants at Dallas. Full NBC Sunday Night Football schedule below.
It’s opening night of the 2013 season on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 8:30pm ET, on NBC as the Super Bowl XLVII champion Baltimore Ravens open on the road (thanks to the Baltimore Orioles) against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Ravens beat the Broncos in a thrilling double-overtime Divisional Playoff game 38-35 back in January.
Sunday Night Football makes its regular season debut Sept. 8 at the newly renamed AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as the New York Giants visit the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC East rivalry game. Neither the Giants (9-7) nor the Cowboys (8-8) reached the playoffs last season, but both teams figure to at least be in the playoff hunt in the hotly contested division.
Two teams who will likely be frontrunners to win the NFC West meet on Week 3’s Sunday Night Football Sept. 15 as the San Francisco 49ers visit the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Two dynamic young quarterbacks — the 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick and the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson — should make for an exciting offensive duel.
On Sept. 22, Sunday Night Football comes to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh as the Chicago Bears visit the Steelers in Week 4. Both teams faded late last season and missed the playoffs. The Steelers were 6-3 through Week 10 but finished 8-8. The Bears started the season 7-1 before taking a nosedive and losing a wild-card tiebreaker to the Minnesota Vikings. They hired offensive-minded head coach Marc Trestman from the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes in the offseason.
Sunday Night Football comes to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sept. 29 as the New England Patriots visit the Falcons in a Week 5 matchup of likely playoff contenders. Despite some offseason turbulence, the Patriots should cruise to an AFC East title behind quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick. Head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan helped the Falcons get to the playoffs in four of the last five seasons, but haven’t reached the Super Bowl.
NFL Sunday Night Football Schedule 2013
All times Eastern.
*Flex Schedule Week. Sunday night games in Weeks 11-17 are subject to change.
Thursday, Sept. 5
Baltimore at Denver, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Sept. 8
N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Sept. 15
San Francisco at Seattle, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Sept. 22
Chicago at Pittsburgh, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Sept. 29
New England at Atlanta, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Oct. 6
Houston at San Francisco, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Oct. 13
Washington at Dallas, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Oct. 20
Denver at Indianapolis, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Oct. 27
Green Bay at Minnesota, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Nov. 3
Indianapolis at Houston, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Nov. 10
Dallas at New Orleans, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Nov. 17
Kansas City at Denver, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Nov. 24
Denver at New England, 8:30pm (NBC)*
Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving)
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Dec. 1
N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8:30pm (NBC)*
Sunday, Dec. 8
Atlanta at Green Bay, 8:30pm (NBC)*
Sunday, Dec. 15
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 8:30pm (NBC)*
Sunday, Dec. 22
New England at Baltimore, 8:30pm (NBC)*
Sunday, Dec. 29
To Be Announced, 8:30pm (NBC)*