Week 12 of the 2020 NFL season has 12 games on Sunday
Week 12 of the NFL season continues on Sunday, Nov. 29, with 12 games on the schedule. Barring any more COVID-19 outbreaks, this will be the last weekend until Saturday games return in Week 16 that the league has such a thin Sunday slate.
Although there are just two games featuring a pair of teams with winning records today, only one game — "Sunday Night Football" between the Bears and Packers — has a spread bigger than a touchdown. This should be a fiercely competitive gameday as several teams try to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Titans-Colts and Chiefs-Buccaneers are the premier games of the day, but plenty of others carry intrigue. Teddy Bridgewater is making his homecoming in Minneapolis. Cam Newton and Kyler Murray are facing off in Foxborough. And the Rams and 49ers are jockeying for playoff positioning in the league's most competitive division.
So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 12 scheduled for today, Sunday, Nov. 29.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Games on TV Today
Las Vegas at Atlanta, 1 p.m. on CBS
The Raiders have won three of their last four, and the only loss was a four-point defeat against Kansas City. Jon Gruden has this team looking like a real postseason contender. Atlanta may not be in the playoff hunt, but the Falcons can put up points, so this should be a fun game.
Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
Justin Herbert and Josh Allen have sneakily been two of the most underrated quarterbacks drafted in the past three years. Don't get me wrong, I would still take Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray, but these two signal-callers have their teams relevant once again, even if the Chargers (3-7) have underachieved in relation to their point differential (-13)
New York Giants at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on FOX
Avert your eyes if you're looking for quality football; Daniel Jones vs. Ryan Finley could get ugly. The Bengals will try to pick up the remains of their season after Joe Burrow suffered a devastating knee injury, but the Giants have a lot riding on this game despite their 3-7 record. A win puts them atop the NFC East, since they own the tiebreaker over Washington.
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
Both teams enter this game at 7-3, and the Titans will be looking for revenge after falling to Indy at home two weeks ago. In an added twist, the winner of this game will likely end the season with the tiebreaker in the AFC South since the Colts have already lost to the Jaguars and Tennessee has a game in hand over them in divisional play.
Carolina at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on FOX
In two years with the Vikings before his catastrophic knee injury, Teddy Bridgewater completed 64.9 percent of his passes, threw for 28 touchdowns vs. 21 interceptions, averaged 7.2 yards per attempt, and compiled an 87.0 passer rating. Now that he's finally a full-time starter again, he's up to 72.1 percent, 13 to 7, 7.7, and 98.7. I smell a quarterback who is motivated and playing better than ever.
Arizona at New England, 1 p.m. on FOX
If the Patriots want to keep their playoff hopes alive, they'll need to take care of business as rare home underdogs. Cam Newton has looked better in recent weeks since returning from COVID-19 (one turnover over the last four weeks), but the toughest task will be slowing down a red-hot Kyler Murray.
New Orleans at Denver, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Game Two of the Taysom Hill experience moves to the Mile High City, where the Saints will be looking for their eighth straight win. That would also be big since New Orleans hasn't won in Denver since 1994. Meanwhile, Denver will be starting practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton — who was briefly a quarterback at Wake Forest — since their four quarterbacks are out because of COVID-19 protocols.
San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
The 49ers are two games out of the playoffs and will need to pick up key wins over division rivals if they want a shot at defending their NFC championship. San Francisco won the earlier matchup with the Rams back in Week 6, but the teams have been trending in opposite directions since then.
Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Here's hoping that Mahomes vs. Brady, Round 4, will be as good as the original. Now that these quarterbacks play in opposite conferences, it may be a while before they face off again. Both teams need to play catch-up in the standings since the Chiefs would like the AFC's top seed and sole bye, while the Bucs need to claw the NFC South lead back from the Saints.
The Bears and Packers are meeting for the seventh time on "Sunday Night Football" since 2006, and they could both use a win. The Bears are nursing a four-game losing streak, while the Packers fell to the Colts last week.