Week 3 offers 13 games on Sunday
The first month of the 2019 NFL season ushers in the start of the bye weeks but still plenty of action to take in on Sunday, Sept. 29. So while the San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets won't be in action there are still several games worth your attention.
There are five divisional matchups on tap including the undefeated Buffalo Bills getting an opportunity to see how they stack up against the steamroller known as the New England Patriots. There's also Vikings vs. Bears, Redskins vs. Giants, and Baker Mayfield vs. Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson vs. Kyler Murray, otherwise known as Browns vs. Ravens and Seahawks vs. Cardinals.
Those aren't the other quarterbacks to keep an eye on either, as Daniel Jones makes his first home start, Kyle Allen looks to go 2-0 when Carolina takes on Houston, and Patrick Mahomes takes his fireworks show indoors for the first time in his NFL career as Kansas City goes up against Detroit in another matchup of undefeated teams.
So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 13 scheduled for today, Sunday, Sept. 29.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Games on TV Today
Tennessee at Atlanta, 1 p.m. on CBS
Two teams looking to get back to .500 face off in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Falcons always play better at home while the Titans need to find a way to protect Marcus Mariota.
New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
Bills get their chance to show they are for real, and they don't even have to beat the Patriots. They just have to keep it close considering New England has won its first three games by an average margin of nearly 30 points.
Kansas City at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Lions are undefeated but don't seem to be getting a lot of credit. That could change if they are able to defeat Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. This will be the reigning MVP's first NFL game played indoors.
Oakland at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
This is a matchup of a pair of teams looking for more consistency. Keep an eye on the head-to-head RB battle between the Raiders' Josh Jacobs and Colts' Marlon Mack.
Los Angeles Chargers at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
West Coast teams typically struggle when coming east to play… but the Dolphins have been outscored by 117 points in their first three games. Don't mess this up Chargers.
Washington at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on FOX
What does Daniel Jones have in mind for an encore after a sensational debut? As in rough a shape as the Redskins are, this is a game the Giants really can't afford to lose.
Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on CBS
Everyone's tired of hearing about the Browns, right Earl Thomas? But this is Cleveland's chance to show there may still be something to the preseason hype. Don’t' forget about Baker Mayfield vs. Lamar Jackson either (or Nick Chubb vs. Mark Ingram).
Carolina at Houston, 1 p.m. on FOX
Kyle Allen was spectacular in his first start filling in for an injured Cam Newton. But carving up Arizona's defense and facing J.J. Watt and the Texans are two entirely different challenges.
Tampa Bay at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
The Buccaneers blew one at home by letting a rookie QB beat them with his arm and legs. Now they are out on the West Coast to face a team that has the arm (Jared Goff), legs (Todd Gurley), and defense capable of beating pretty much any team.
Seattle at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
It's Russell Wilson vs. Kyler Murray. What's not to like? This game could come down to which team's offensive line plays better.
Minnesota at Chicago, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Green Bay's loss to Philadelphia on Thursday night has already tightened up things in the NFC North. These two teams have similar approaches – like to run the ball, get after it on defense – and both feature quarterbacks that opponents like to try and make beat them.
Jacksonville at Denver, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Points could be at a premium in this game considering the defenses involved and the offensive struggles for both teams.
Dallas at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. on NBC
The Saints' complete team effort in last week's win in Seattle showed they can succeed without Drew Brees. The Cowboys have been humming along but playing in the Superdome is no easy task.