Week 5 of the NFL continues on Sunday, Oct. 11, with 11 games on the schedule. The Lions and Packers are on bye, while Buffalo-Tennessee is scheduled to be played on Tuesday. Denver-New England was moved from Sunday to Monday but was postponed again by the NFL early Sunday morning because of ongoing COVID-19 concerns.
Still, there's plenty to be excited about on the schedule. Intra-divisional games return, with the Giants and Cowboys facing off in Big D and the Jaguars and Texans battling in the proverbial Toilet Bowl. More exciting is the Keystone State showdown between the Steelers and Eagles or even a battle of surprising 3-1 teams in the Colts and Browns.
So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 11 scheduled for today, Sunday, Oct. 11.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Games on TV Today
Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. on FOX
If you had been told at the start of the season that one of these teams would be 2-2 and the other was 0-4, you probably wouldn't have guessed that the Falcons would be the winless team. Even without Christian McCaffrey, Matt Rhule has the Panthers off to a strong start, and they'll have a tough test in their I-85 rivals who are desperate for a win.
Las Vegas at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBS
The Chiefs are an impressive 12-2 against the Raiders since Andy Reid came to town — a better mark than they have against any other team. Could Las Vegas pull off another upset three weeks after downing the Saints? Expect a lot of scoring in this game.
Arizona at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Cardinals have cooled off after a red-hot 2-0 start but have a great opportunity to get back on track at MetLife Stadium. Bill O'Brien became the first head coach to get the axe on Monday, and Adam Gase may not take too much longer to follow him if he can't get this Jets ship turned around.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. on FOX
Bragging rights in the Keystone State are on the line when the Eagles and Steelers meet up for their traditional presidential election-year game. Both teams are in first place in their respective divisions, although that may say more about the NFC East than it does the 1-2-1 Eagles.
Los Angeles Rams at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
Head coach Ron Rivera is making a quarterback change four weeks into his tenure with Washington, as Kyle Allen, whom he coached for two years at Carolina, is taking over for Dwayne Haskins Jr. Will that be enough to propel Washington to its second win of the season? That may be tough, as the Rams are back to looking like Super Bowl contenders with a dominant (albeit anonymous) running game.
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on CBS
Reigning MVP Lamar Jackson appears ready to go after missing practice this week with a knee injury. Fortunately, they've already played two of their toughest games this season against the Chiefs and Patriots, although you can't sleep on the Bengals. Joe Burrow led Cincinnati to a tie and win in the last two weeks and became the first rookie to throw for at least 300 yards in three straight weeks.
Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS
The Jaguars were expected to be AFC South bottom-feeders, but the Texans' slow start (even against the Chiefs, Ravens, Steelers, and Vikings) was a disappointment. Romeo Crennel is taking over as Houston's interim head coach and instantly becomes the oldest head coach in NFL history. At least we can enjoy the fun young quarterback matchup between Gardner Minshew II and Deshaun Watson.
Miami at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Jimmy Garoppolo is set to make his return after missing the last two-plus weeks with a high ankle sprain. Considering how competitive the NFC West is, it's not a moment too soon. The 49ers have dropped their two previous home games to the Eagles and Cardinals by a combined nine points, and the Dolphins have been sneaky competitive this season with the league's 12th-best scoring defense.
Indianapolis at Cleveland, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Both the Colts and Browns are riding three-game winning streaks as they enter this contest, and the rest of the league would love to know if they are both serious contenders. Baker Mayfield still needs to prove his consistency, while Philip Rivers is hoping to show that his arm isn't shot just quite yet.
New York Giants at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Jason Garrett will get to face off against his former team, although neither the Giants nor Cowboys are in great shape. Dak Prescott is putting up record-setting numbers because the defense is giving up a league-high 36.5 points per game. Something might have to give this week, though, since the Giants are scoring a league-low 11.8 points per game.
The Vikings and Seahawks close out the Sunday slate with what appears headed towards a high-scoring affair. Seattle has dominated this series lately with six straight wins — they haven't lost to Minnesota since 2009 — and has a chance to head into a bye with a 5-0 record.