The NFL season is back in full force on as Week 1 continues on Sunday, Sept. 11, with an exciting slate of 14 games. Schedule-makers planned some especially exciting games for the late slate and set up some explosive quarterback matchups.
The late afternoon slate, in particular, is exciting with a pair of games between playoff contenders out west. Patrick Mahomes and Kyler Murray will face off in the desert, while Derek Carr and Justin Herbert will fight for AFC West supremacy.
Don't sleep on the early slate, though. With four divisional rivalries and a handful of revenge games, there's intrigue up and down the schedule no matter which local games FOX and CBS give you. Plus, "Sunday Night Football" brings a potential playoff preview in front of a new broadcast booth.
So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 14 scheduled for today, Sunday, Sept. 11.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Games on TV Today
New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m. on FOX
The NFC South's best rivalry has all new faces with Sean Payton and Matt Ryan gone. In their stead are Dennis Allen, who is in his second NFL head-coaching job, and Marcus Mariota, who may not have long to fend off Desmond Ridder for the starting QB job.
Cleveland at Carolina, 1 p.m. on CBS
This game couldn't have timed up better, as Baker Mayfield must be fired up to show his former team what they are missing. Yes, he wasn't great last year, but he's a massive upgrade at quarterback for this dark-horse Panthers team.
San Francisco at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX
The 49ers are heavy favorites, but this game should draw plenty of eyeballs because of who is under center. Trey Lance and Justin Fields were selected eight picks apart in the 2021 NFL Draft, and they each can make a case to be the best signal-caller from their class.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
A new chapter begins in this AFC North rivalry as the Steelers embark without Ben Roethlisberger. But even with an upgrade to Mitchell Trubisky (for now), the Steelers are still near-touchdown underdogs to the reigning AFC champions.
Philadelphia at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Lions are a trendy sleeper pick this year after being featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" while the Eagles have quickly become NFC East favorites. Who will get their season off on the right foot?
Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS
Matt Ryan makes his Indy debut, while Lovie Smith returns to the sidelines as an NFL head coach for the first time since 2015. Don't expect this to be too close, though, since the Colts are tied for the biggest favorites (7 points) among Sunday games.
New England at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
Once the kings of the AFC East, the Patriots have lost three straight to the Dolphins. They haven't been on a skid this long against Miami since 2001. The battle for second place in the East and a potential wild-card spot will be fierce, meaning there are big playoff implications right off the bat.
Baltimore at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
Zach Wilson's knee injury makes the Ravens major favorites, even as the road team, but the silver lining is that it means Joe Flacco gets to face his former team for the first time ever. Expect a motivated Lamar Jackson after he and the Ravens failed to come to an agreement on an extension.
Jacksonville at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
Both moribund franchises are getting new starts, one with a head coach and one with a quarterback. The Jaguars moved on quickly from Urban Meyer and landed an established NFL head coach in Doug Pederson. Perhaps he can unlock Trevor Lawrence's potential. And after starting 10 QBs over the last four seasons, Washington is hoping Carson Wentz is the answer. We'll see about that.
Kansas City at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
It doesn't get much better than Mahomes and Murray for a quarterback battle. Their pocketbooks say as much, as they signed contracts worth more than a combined $680 million. This should be a high-scoring affair.
Las Vegas at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
The last time these teams faced off, they both could have made the playoffs if they ended in a tie. In fact, they were tied heading into the last few minutes of overtime, but the Raiders ruined the Chargers' season with a late field goal. Consider this a revenge game.
Green Bay at Minnesota, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
The two NFC North favorites are set to meet early this year, unlike in 2021 when they met twice in the second half. Both home teams won last year's matchups, so can the Vikings get off to a good start in 2022 under first-time head coach Kevin O'Connell?
New York Giants at Tennessee, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Daniel Jones and Ryan Tannehill will be fighting for their starting jobs this season. Only Tannehill has to look over his shoulder — third-rounder Malik Willis could come in at any moment — but there’s more intrigue to this matchup than just Derrick Henry and Saquon Barkley.
These teams opened the 2021 season in prime time (Thursday night) and it ended up being a thrilling game, and we could get the same this time. We'll see how up to speed Tom Brady is after missing 11 days of the preseason for personal reasons, but this game should be a great nightcap either way.