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Full list of primetime games in the 2021 NFL season

We take a look at the full list of primetime games on the 2021 NFL schedule following its release on Wednesday, May 12th.

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The 2021 NFL schedule was officially released Wednesday, and now we know exactly what we have to look forward to on the prime time schedule. Our first primetime matchup is the first game of the 2021 NFL season, a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Outside of the league’s 2021 season opener, which will air on NBC, most Thursday Night Football games will air across NFL Network with a simulcast across FOX and Amazon platforms. NBC will broadcast Sunday Night Football matchups, and ESPN will host Monday Night Football games.

Here’s a full look at the full list of primetime games on the 2021 NFL schedule.

Week 1 prime time games

Season Kickoff, Sep 9: Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Sep. 12: Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Sep. 13: Baltimore Ravens vs. Las Vegas Raiders, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 2 prime time games

TNF, Sep 16: New York Giants vs. Washington Football Team, 8:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Sep 19: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Sep 20: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 3 prime time games

TNF, Sep 23: Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans, 8:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Sep 26: Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Sep 27: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 4 prime time games

TNF, Sep 30: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 8:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Oct 3: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Oct 4: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 5 prime time games

TNF, Oct 7: Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Oct 10: Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Oct 11: Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 6 prime time games

Teams on bye: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets

TNF, Oct 14: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Oct 17: Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Oct 18: Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 7 prime time games

Teams on bye: Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers

TNF, Oct 21: Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns, 8:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Oct 24: Indianapolis Colts vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Oct 25: New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 8 prime time games

Teams on bye: Baltimore Ravens, Las Vegas Raiders

TNF, Oct 28: Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals, 8:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Oct 31: Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Nov 1: New York Giants vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 9 prime time games

Teams on bye: Washington Football Team, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks

TNF, Nov 4: New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts, 8:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Nov 7: Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Nov 8: Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 10 prime time games

Teams on bye: New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans

TNF, Nov 11: Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins, 8:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Nov 14: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Las Vegas Raiders, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Nov 15: Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 11 prime time games

Teams on bye: Los Angeles Rams, Denver Broncos

TNF, Nov 18: New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons, 8:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Nov 21: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Nov 22: New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 12 prime time games

Teams on bye: Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs

TNF, Thanksgiving: Buffalo Bills vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Nov 28: Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Nov 29: Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Football Team, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 13 prime time games

Teams on bye: Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans

TNF, Dec 2: Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Dec 5: San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Dec 6: New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 14 prime time games

Teams on bye: Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts

TNF, Dec 9: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 8:20 p.m. ET
SNF, Dec 12: Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Dec 13: Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 15 prime time games

TNF, Dec 16: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m. ET
Sat, Dec 17: TBD, 8:15 p.m. ET
SNF, Dec 19: New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Dec 20: Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 16 prime time games

TNF, Dec 23: San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans, 8:20 p.m. ET
Sat, Dec 25: Indianapolis Colts vs. Arizona Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. ET
SNF, Dec 26: Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Dec 27: Miami Dolphins vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 17 prime time games

SNF, Jan 2: Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. ET
MNF, Jan 3: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 18 prime time games

Sat, Jan 8: TBD, 8:15 p.m.
SNF, Jan 9: TBD