The Week 2 schedule kicked off on Thursday night when the New York Jets defeated the Buffalo Bills in a pivotal AFC East matchup. The rest of the slate includes a few important divisional games that could go a long way in determining who makes the playoffs.
Sunday’s early afternoon games feature three divisional matchups, all of which include first-place teams from last year. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals are expected to battle atop the AFC North all season long, and they’ll face off for the first time since meeting in the postseason. The New England Patriots host the Miami Dolphins, who beat the defending AFC East champs in Week 17 of last year. The defending NFC East champion Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys as both teams look for their first win.
Of the four late afternoon games, the contest between the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos will be seen by most of the country. It’s the first time since 1993 that the teams will meet and Peyton Manning won’t be on either sideline.
On Sunday night, the favorites in the NFC North will face off on national television. The Green Bay Packers visit the Minnesota Vikings in a rematch of last season’s Week 17 game that determined the division winner.
Week 2 concludes with what might be the worst “Monday Night Football” game remaining on the 2016 NFL schedule. The Chicago Bears host the Philadelphia Eagles for the first time in six years.
Every Sunday afternoon game can be streamed online with a subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket.TV. NBC Sports Live Extra will stream "Sunday Night Football," and Monday night's game can be seen online with WatchESPN.
Sunday, Sept. 18
Tennessee Titans at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. EDT, FOX
New Orleans Saints at New York Giants, 1 p.m. EDT, FOX
San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. EDT, FOX
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m. EDT, FOX
Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. EDT, FOX
Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS
Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Raiders, 4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS
Jacksonville Jaguars at San Diego Chargers, 4:25 p.m. EDT CBS
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings, 8:30 p.m. EDT, NBC
Monday, Sept. 19
Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears, 8:30 p.m. EDT, ESPN