Week 8 of the NFL season continues on Sunday, Nov. 1, with 12 games on the schedule. Arizona, Houston, Jacksonville, and Washington are on bye, and for the first time in weeks, the schedule appears to be set with no COVID-related postponements (fingers crossed).
Sunday's slate is filled with key divisional matchups, starting with Pats-Bills in the early slot, which could be a proverbial passing of the torch to a new AFC East favorite. We've also got Steelers-Ravens, 49ers-Seahawks, Chargers-Broncos, and a disappointing Vikings-Packers game on the slate.
Elsewhere around the league, Tua Tagovailoa will be making his much-anticipated first NFL start, while No. 1 pick Joe Burrow will have a chance to take down the Titans, who just lost their first game of the season. And, of course, the week wraps up with "Sunday Night Football" where the Eagles and Cowboys will battle for first place in the NFC East despite their combined four wins.
So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 12 scheduled for today, Sunday, Nov. 1.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Games on TV Today
New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
For the Bills to truly be considered AFC East favorites, they'll need to knock off their longtime nemesis. They've lost seven straight and 30 of their last 33 to the Patriots, although this team obviously looks different in 2020. Cam Newton looked like his old MVP form to start the year but has been a shell of himself since returning from COVID-19. Which QB will we see?
Tennessee at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
Joe Burrow is off to a record-setting start with 2,023 passing yards through seven games, but he's still searching for a signature win. He'll get a chance this week against Tennessee, which just lost a heartbreaker at home to the Steelers.
Las Vegas at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on FOX
Can Baker Mayfield turn around his season without Odell Beckham Jr., Nick Chubb, and Austin Hooper? The Raiders have one of the worst pass defenses in the league, so there will be ample opportunity. This should be a high-scoring game with plenty of playoff implications.
Indianapolis at Detroit, 1 p.m. on CBS
Don't look now, but the Lions are on a two-game winning streak! It's been over a year since they've had one of those and nearly three years since they've won three in a row. The Colts have feasted on poor competition lately (Bengals, Bears, Jets, Vikings) but are squarely in the hunt thanks to their tough defense.
Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Fans were expecting this game to factor into the NFC North title race, but the Vikings have fallen flat on their face this season. Their pass defense is especially reeling with the departures of Xavier Rhodes, Mackenzie Alexander, and Trae Waynes, plus injuries to Mike Hughes as Holton Davis. Look out for a big day for Aaron Rodgers.
New York Jets at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBS
When perhaps the best team in the league plays the worst team in the league, you get a 20.5-point spread. That's going to be perhaps the most interesting thing to watch in this matchup. Along with how long before Chad Henne enters the game.
Los Angeles Rams at Miami, 1 p.m. on FOX
Talk about a tough assignment to start your career. Tua Tagovailoa will have to deal with Aaron Donald breathing down his neck in his first career NFL start. The former Alabama signal-caller was 2-for-2 for nine yards in relief of Ryan Fitzpatrick two weeks ago and had a bye week to prepare for this game against the Rams.
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on CBS
In a throwback to the peak of the rivalry a decade ago, the Steelers and Ravens are neck-and-neck in the race for the AFC North. These teams have strong defenses once again, but they're also both fielding offenses averaging around 30 points per game. Neither team has lost in over a month, and this is clearly the best game of the week.
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
The AFC West has always been a race for second place, and these two teams are each a game behind the Raiders at 2-4. They may not have strong playoff hopes, but bragging rights (and draft pick positioning) are on the line. Plus, they'd like to see their young quarterbacks prove who is next-best in the division after Patrick Mahomes.
New Orleans at Chicago, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
The NFC Wild Card picture is absolutely crowded with three teams tied at 5-2 and the Saints right behind at 4-2. Both teams are a little short-handed with top receivers Michael Thomas and Allen Robinson II banged up, though, so there may be less firepower than normal.
San Francisco at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Are the 49ers back after demolishing the Patriots last weekend? They're looking to keep their strong play going against a Seahawks team that lost a heartbreaker last Sunday night to the rival Cardinals. This has the makings of another classic rivalry game.
Forget the teams' records. The No. 4 seed in the NFC playoffs is on the line! Sure, this may seem more like an FCS game — what with North Dakota State and James Madison quarterbacks under center — but weak defenses and some key returns from injury could make this an intriguing matchup.