Westwood One Sports is ready to once again provide exclusive play-by-play coverage of the National Football League’s entire primetime regular season package, as well as all postseason games. CLICK HERE for the complete schedule.
This season’s current primetime package consists of the following 71 nationally featured games:
- Hall of Fame Game
- Opening Night game
- 17 Monday Night Football games (including one doubleheader)
- 17 Sunday Night Football games
- 13 Thursday Night Football games
- Thanksgiving Day tripleheader
- Christmas Day Game
- 2 Saturday doubleheaders
- 14 Postseason games, including the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl LV
Westwood One Sports will begin its broadcast season with the annual preseason Hall of Fame Game, from Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. This year’s game is scheduled to be played on Thursday night, August 6th, at 7:30 PM ET. The participants are the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The 2020-2021 NFL regular season is scheduled to kick off on Thursday Night, September 10th when the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans. Airtime for the season opener will be at 7:30 PM ET.
Despite the season opening on a Thursday night, the package of “Thursday Night Football” games actually begins the following week, when the Cincinnati Bengals face the Cleveland Browns on September 17th. This date marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Football League in Canton, Ohio.
The weekly Sunday night schedule begins September 13th, when the Los Angeles Rams host the Dallas Cowboys in the first game at new SoFi Stadium. “Flexible scheduling” remains in effect for Sunday Night Football and all Sunday Night games listed on (or after) Week Five on October 11th could change accordingly.
The Monday Night Football slate is scheduled to begin with its annual doubleheader—first, the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the New York Giants, followed by the Denver Broncos hosting the Tennessee Titans.
This year’s schedule also includes two late season doubleheaders on Saturday, December 19th and Saturday, December 26th. Coverage will begin at 4:00 PM ET, but the actual game matchups will not be determined by the league until a later date.
Once again, Thanksgiving will feature a football tripleheader. The traditional home sites of Detroit and Dallas will be joined this year by Pittsburgh, as they host AFC North rival Baltimore in the nightcap. Our holiday coverage kicks off at 12:00 PM ET when the Lions take on the Houston Texans, and will be followed by the Cowboys and Washington Redskins in the second game.
The schedule of nationally broadcast games will also include a Christmas Day game this season. On Friday, December 25th, the New Orleans Saints will host the Minnesota Vikings, beginning at 4:00 PM ET. The NFL will not have any international games on the schedule this season.
The postseason schedule begins with the newly expanded Wild Card playoffs—with a tripleheader scheduled for both Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, 2021. The playoffs continue through Super Bowl LV in Tampa on Sunday, February 7, 2021. The Pro Bowl is scheduled to be played on the Sunday before the Super Bowl, January 31, 2021, in a yet-to-be-determined location.