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NFL Games on TV Today (Sunday, Oct. 31)

NFL on TV Today

Week 8 of the NFL season continues on Sunday, Oct. 31, with a packed slate of 13 games. After a season-high six teams were on bye last week, only the Ravens and Raiders are sitting out this week.

Related: Expert Picks for Every Week 8 NFL Game

Halloween brings several exciting divisional matchups, including the top two teams in the AFC South (Titans-Colts) and NFC South (Buccaneers-Saints). The Steelers and Browns could make for the best divisional game, although the loser will fall to last place in the AFC North.

Sunday's slate also includes a matchup of first-round quarterbacks (assuming one comes off the bench), the Chargers and Patriots wrestling for playoff positioning, and more.

So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 13 scheduled for today, Sunday, Oct. 31.

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

NFL Games on TV Today

Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. on FOX

Both of these teams were popular breakout picks before the season, but they each only have three wins entering Week 8. It's early yet in the 17-game season, but this may serve as an elimination game of sorts.

Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS

The Bills have won six straight against the Dolphins, and the last two have been embarrassing. Buffalo knocked Miami out of the playoff hunt with a 56-26 win in Week 17 last year and blanked the Dolphins 35-0 in Week 2.

San Francisco at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX

Both teams traded up to draft a quarterback in April, but we may not see much of Trey Lance in this game. He doesn't have an injury designation after missing action with a calf injury, however, Jimmy Garoppolo remains the starter. Justin Fields, meanwhile, is looking for a bounce-back performance after throwing three picks in a 38-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS

The Steelers lost their last two games of the 2020 season, including a playoff game, to the Browns. They've had nine long months to think about that, including their bye last week. The good news for the Browns is that Baker Mayfield is back after missing a game with his non-throwing shoulder injury.

Philadelphia at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX

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Can the Lions finally pick up their first win of the Dan Campbell era? They recovered an onside kick and converted two fake punts but still lost to the Rams by two scores last week. The Eagles, at 2-5, should at least be an easier opponent.

Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS

When these teams met in Week 3, Derrick Henry ran for 113 yards — actually his third-lowest total of the year — and the Titans pulled away in the fourth quarter at home for a 25-16 win. Can the Colts get revenge at Lucas Oil Stadium?

Cincinnati at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS

With Zach Wilson out with a sprained PCL, the Jets are turning to Mike White. No, not the director of the acclaimed HBO series "White Lotus" — the former USF and WKU signal-caller who appeared in his first pro game last week. That's led to the Bengals being double-digit favorites for the first time since Week 17 of the 2017 season.

Los Angeles Rams at Houston, 1 p.m. on FOX

Even at home, the Texans are more than two-touchdown underdogs. Makes sense since they have lost their last four games by a combined 80 points. Naturally, their minus-106 point differential is the worst in the league.

New England at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on CBS

Could Mac Jones be following in Justin Herbert's footsteps of becoming the best rookie QB in his class despite being the last one taken in the first round? It's too early to tell, but this should be an offensive game, in a good way.

Jacksonville at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. on CBS

The Jaguars finally won their first game of the season two weeks ago and have had a bye to prepare for the Geno Smith-led Seahawks. They might just make this a real winning streak.

Washington at Denver, 4:25 p.m. on FOX

The Broncos are getting healthier as Jerry Jeudy returns from the ankle injury he suffered in Week 1. Seeing him and Courtland Sutton in action together will be fascinating, as injuries have only allowed them to play in the same game once over the last two seasons.

Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. on FOX

Tom Brady was winless in two regular-season games against the Saints with the Bucs last year, but he got the last laugh in the playoffs. Can former Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston help his new team narrow the gap in the NFC South by beating Brady and the defending Super Bowl champs?

Dallas at Minnesota, 8:20 p.m. on NBC (SNF)

Dak Prescott's slow recovery from the calf injury he suffered in the final play of their overtime win two weeks ago adds plenty of intrigue to this prime-time affair. Either way, it should be a battle of powerful running games.