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NFL Games on TV Today (Sunday, Oct. 17)

NFL on TV Today

There are 12 games for NFL fans to choose from this Sunday

Week 6 of the NFL season continues on Sunday, Oct. 17, with the first week of byes and an exciting 12-game slate.

Related: Expert Picks for Every Week 6 NFL Game

The NFL International Series returns with another matchup that makes you wonder how much the league wants American football to grow in London. Fortunately, things will get better in the day after Dolphins-Jaguars.

The best game in the early slot pits a pair of 4-1 AFC heavyweights when the Chargers come to Baltimore. And the last undefeated team will be playing in the late afternoon when the Chargers visit the Browns. Finally, "Sunday Night Football" will feature a rematch of Super Bowl XL.

So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 12 scheduled for today, Sunday, Oct. 17.

Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.

NFL Games on TV Today

Miami vs. Jacksonville (London), 9:30 a.m. on NFL Network

The NFL continues to send mediocre teams abroad, and that may be generous with these teams. Here's the silver lining: We'll get a matchup of two of the best college quarterbacks of recent memory in Trevor Lawrence and a now-healthy Tua Tagovailoa.

Minnesota at Carolina, 1 p.m. on FOX

After an easy schedule to start the season, the Panthers have been exposed. They'll be underdogs at home against another wild-card contender and will fall to .500 with a third straight loss.

Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on FOX

There may not be many healthy skill position players left on the Giants after a bevy of injuries last week, but the good news is West Coast teams tend to struggle when they play at 1 p.m. body time. 

Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX

The Packers and Bears will meet for the 203rd time, and stakes will be high with first place in the NFC North on the line. Both teams are riding winning streaks, so this will be the biggest game of Justin Fields' young career to date.

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Cincinnati at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX

The Bengals may be off to a 3-2 start, but they need to do a better job of protecting Joe Burrow ASAP. The throat contusion that left him on voice rest this week sounds painful. The Lions could be sneaky trouble this week, as they rank fifth in the NFL with an 8.3 percent adjusted sack rate.

Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS

The Colts must be reeling after Monday's heartbreaking overtime loss to the Ravens, but the Texans should be a fairly easy team to bounce back against.

Kansas City at Washington, 1 p.m. on CBS

The last time these teams met, Kirk Cousins and Alex Smith were the starting quarterbacks. Let that sink in. The Chiefs can get back to .500 (boy, does that feel weird to write) by taking care of business on the road.

Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on CBS

These two teams are atop the AFC with 4-1 records, and it's hard to argue with how dynamic their offenses are. This is a potential playoff preview with home-field advantage and a bye potentially on the line.

Arizona at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m. on FOX

The last undefeated team in the league is going on the road to face one of the top up-and-coming teams. One of the sub-plots: former college teammates and Heisman Trophy winners Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield will be going mano a mano again. Murray won Round 1 back in the 2019 season.

Dallas at New England, 4:25 p.m. on FOX

With a healthy Dak Prescott, the Cowboys look like Super Bowl contenders once again. The Patriots? Not so much. Mac Jones may be having the best season of any rookie quarterback, but that's a low bar to clear.

Las Vegas at Denver, 4:25 p.m. on CBS

This is the Raiders' first game after Jon Gruden's exit amid revelations of his repeated and casual use of hateful language. Will the team rally together under interim head coach Rich Bisaccia or fall on the road to one of their division rivals?

Seattle at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. on NBC (SNF)

For the first time in 149 games, Russell Wilson will not start for the Seahawks. Seattle also will be without lead back Chris Carson as Geno Smith makes his first start since 2017.