Week 1 of the NFL season continues on Sunday, Sept. 12, with an exciting slate of 14 games. Football fans were treated to a thrilling season opener between the Cowboys and defending champion Buccaneers, and more awaits with dozens of interesting storylines this season.
There are plenty of potential playoff previews right off the bat, highlighted by Pittsburgh-Buffalo in the early slate and Cleveland-Kansas City later in the afternoon. Defending NFC division champions New Orleans and Green Bay will also meet, albeit under abnormal conditions because of Hurricane Ida.
But don't sleep on some of these quarterback matchups, especially ones involving rookies. Former Alabama teammates Mac Jones and Tua Tagovailoa will face off in New England, and the Jets' last two franchise quarterbacks, Sam Darnold and Zach Wilson, should spice up what might otherwise be a sleepy game.
So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 14 scheduled for today, Sunday, Sept. 12.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Games on TV Today
New York Jets at Carolina, 1 p.m. on CBS
The Jets have taken quarterbacks in the top three picks in two of the past four drafts, and they're facing off in Charlotte. There's plenty of time for Sam Darnold (No. 3 overall, 2018) and Zach Wilson (No. 2, 2021) to prove that they can be capable NFL starters, but one of them will take the early narrative lead today.
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 1 p.m. on FOX
Expectations are all over the place for these two teams with rookie head coaches Nick Sirianni and Arthur Smith. Keep your eyes on which first-team All-SEC pass catchers will have a more impressive debut: Kyle Pitts or DeVonta Smith.
Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
Could we have a playoff preview on our hands in Week 1? The Bills won last season's matchup 26-15, which was in the midst of the Steelers' end-of-season collapse. Ben Roethlisberger is aiming to prove that he's not done quite yet.
Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
Joe Burrow is back after suffering a torn ACL in Week 11 last season. The Bengals don't look like a playoff contender quite yet in a difficult AFC North, but the health of their franchise quarterback will be one of the most important parts of this cross-conference matchup.
San Francisco at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Lions look like one of the worst teams in the league, which means fans might see the debut of 49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance for a handful of plays, health permitting. This game has the highest spread of the week at 8.5 points.
Arizona at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
After adding Julio Jones, the Titans want to prove last year was not a fluke. They'll start off with a tough road game against an up-and-coming NFC West team. Perhaps the big question in this game is whether either defense is playoff-caliber.
Seattle at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on FOX
Both teams underwent significant changes to their passing game. The Seahawks brought in new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron and drafted D'Wayne Eskridge in the second round, while Indianapolis replaced Philip Rivers with Carson Wentz. Both teams will need to step up their passing attacks to return to the playoffs.
Los Angeles Chargers at Washington, 1 p.m. on CBS
Many see the Chargers as a breakout candidate in Justin Herbert's second season, and this game will be a key test. Washington has one of the best defenses in the league and a more dangerous offense with the addition of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who should be an upgrade over Taylor Heinicke, Dwayne Haskins Jr., and Alex Smith.
Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS
Shield your eyes, this may be one of the worst games of the year. The Jaguars were the worst team in the league last year but at least have some hope now with the arrival of Urban Meyer and Trevor Lawrence. Houston, well, if you don't have anything nice to say...
Miami at New England, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
These AFC East rivals meet for the season opener once again, and the attention will be on the quarterbacks. Mac Jones beat out Cam Newton for the Patriots' starting job, and he's facing off against his former Alabama teammate Tua Tagovailoa.
Cleveland at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
The Browns nearly ended the Chiefs' playoff run last year in the Divisional Round, and now they're out for revenge. These teams are favored to win their respective divisions, so it may not be the last time they meet this season either.
Green Bay at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
This game will be played in Jacksonville, Florida, because of Hurricane Ida, and emotions will be high for the Saints. Jameis Winston will be taking over at quarterback for the retired Drew Brees, so at the very least, New Orleans will have an entertaining passing game to try to keep up with Aaron Rodgers.
Denver at New York Giants 4:25 p.m. on FOX
This is a likely make-or-break year for Daniel Jones, and he'll have to start winning home games like this soon. Or at least stop fumbling. But Denver is a lot tougher this season now that it is in the capable hands of Teddy Bridgewater, perhaps the team's best quarterback since Peyton Manning retired.
The Rams went all-in this season by trading two first-round picks (and a third-rounder plus Jared Goff) for Matthew Stafford, and they'll try to open their season in front of a fan-filled SoFi Stadium for the first time. The Bears made the playoffs last season but are under immense pressure to improve — or find a new coach.