October is here and Weel 5 of the 2019 NFL season welcomes the new month with a full slate of games on Sunday, Oct. 6. No Detroit or Miami in action but still plenty of teams that are playing.
Week 5 signals the start of the NFL London Game as Chicago and Oakland will face off in a brand-new soccer stadium that was built to accommodate American football as well. Stateside, there are just three divisional games on tap for Sunday, which means somewhat unfamiliar matchups litter the slate.
Games on the docket include Buffalo vs. Tennessee, New York Jets vs. Philadelphia, Atlanta vs. Houston, Green Bay in Dallas, and Indianapolis at Kansas City to wrap up the day's action on "Sunday Night Football." Then again, there's nothing wrong with Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans, and Broncos vs. Chargers either.
So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 13 scheduled for today, Sunday, Oct. 6.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Games on TV Today
Arizona at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on FOX
Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray are still looking for their first NFL win. The Bengals are too under Zac Taylor. Which rookie HC can pick up his first win?
Buffalo at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
The Bills made too many mistakes at home against the Patriots last week and Josh Allen spent most of this week in the concussion protocol. The Titans impressed on the road against the Falcons but Buffalo's defense presents a much tougher challenge.
Chicago vs. Oakland (London), 1 p.m. on FOX
The Bears and Raiders kick off this season's NFL London Games with the first-ever game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The London crowd will get to watch Khalil Mack face his former team (and the head coach who traded him).
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Saints are 2-0 with Teddy Bridgewater filling in for Drew Brees but here comes a Buccaneers team that just hung 55 points on the Rams on the road. Can the Saints' defense cool off a red-hot Jameis Winston?
Minnesota vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Vikings are still licking their wounds from last week's loss to Chicago while the Giants' defense was dominant in their win over Washington. If Daniel Jones really wants to get the fans fired up, leading his team to a third straight W against a defense like Minnesota's would do the trick.
New York Jets vs. Philadelphia, 1 p.m. on CBS
The Jets are coming off of a bye and could get Sam Darnold back. The Eagles are coming off of their best win of the season as the running game finally gave Carson Wentz some support.
Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. on CBS
It doesn't matter if some of the principal players are different; these two teams do not like each other one bit. The Ravens are looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to the Browns while the Steelers finally got in the win column on Monday night vs. the Bengals.
New England at Washington, 1 p.m. on CBS
The Redskins may have a bit of a QB controversy on their hands. But it doesn't matter who's under center against a Patriots defense that gave up its first touchdown of the season last week against Buffalo (and scored one of its own on a blocked punt).
Jacksonville at Carolina, 1 p.m. on CBS
It's Gardner Minshew vs. Kyle Allen in a matchup no one saw coming entering this season. The Jaguars (Leonard Fournette in particular) exploded in the second half to come from behind and beat the Broncos on the road. The Panthers are 2-0 with Allen at the helm, who will make his first start at home.
Atlanta at Houston, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Falcons have lost two in a row after laying an egg at home against the Titans. The Texans managed just 10 points on their home turf in a disappointing loss to the Jaguars. It will be fun to watch Julio Jones and DeAndre Hopkins try to one up the other.
Denver at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
The Broncos blew a 17-6 halftime lead last week against the Jaguars and are 0-4 on the season. The Chargers took care of business on the road against the lowly Dolphins and are hoping to build some momentum after an uneven start. Melvin Gordon should make his delayed season debut.
Green Bay at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
The Packers are coming off of a tough loss at home to the Eagles but Aaron Rodgers has always enjoyed playing in Jerry World. The Cowboys suffered their first loss of the season against New Orleans and are hoping some home cooking can get Dak Prescott and company humming again.
Indianapolis at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m. on NBC
Patrick Mahomes is once again putting up eye-popping numbers but did you know that Jacoby Brissett is tied with the reigning MVP for the most TD passes thus far? After surviving a scare in Detroit, the Chiefs look to stay undefeated against a Colts team that has been missing some key pieces and fell at home last week to the Raiders.