NBC, the only network with two primetime NFL packages, featuring Sunday Night Football, America’s No. 1 primetime television show for five consecutive years, and for the first time Thursday Night Football, will broadcast 24 NFL games during the 2016 regular season.
The Patriots return to NBC on Sunday, Nov. 13, to host Russell Wilson and the Seahawks in a rematch of their Super Bowl XLIX thriller, which was televised by NBC and is the most-watched show in U.S. television history (114.4 million viewers).
Later that week, NBC kicks off its Thursday Night Football slate on Nov. 17 as Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints visit the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers. The Nov. 17 matchup is the start of NBC’s six consecutive Thursdays with primetime NFL games and is followed by Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts on Thanksgiving night; the Tony Romo-led Dallas Cowboys at Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings on Thurs., Dec. 1; and wraps up with Eli Manning and the New York Giants visiting Sam Bradford and the division rival Philadelphia Eagles on Thurs., Dec. 22.
In addition to kicking off the 2016 NFL season, NBC will broadcast a Divisional Playoff game on the weekend of January 14-15, and a Wild Card Playoff game on the January 7-8 weekend.
|2016 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Thurs. Sept. 8||NFL Kickoff||Carolina Panthers  at Denver Broncos |
|Sun. Sept. 11||Week 1||New England Patriots  at Arizona Cardinals |
|Sun. Sept. 18||Week 2||Green Bay Packers  at Minnesota Vikings |
|Sun. Sept. 25||Week 3||Chicago Bears  at Dallas Cowboys |
|Sun. Oct. 2||Week 4||Kansas City Chiefs  at Pittsburgh Steelers |
|Sun. Oct. 9||Week 5||New York Giants  at Green Bay Packers |
|Sun. Oct. 16||Week 6||Indianapolis Colts  at Houston Texans |
|Sun. Oct. 23||Week 7||Seattle Seahawks  at Arizona Cardinals |
|Sun. Oct. 30||Week 8||Philadelphia Eagles  at Dallas Cowboys |
|Sun. Nov. 6||Week 9||Denver Broncos  at Oakland Raiders |
|Sun. Nov. 13||Week 10||Seattle Seahawks  at New England Patriots |
|Sun. Nov. 20||Week 11||Green Bay Packers  at Washington Redskins |
|Thurs. Nov. 24||Week 12||Pittsburgh Steelers  at Indianapolis Colts |
|Sun. Nov. 27||Week 12||Kansas City Chiefs  at Denver Broncos |
|Sun. Dec. 4||Week 13||Carolina Panthers  at Seattle Seahawks |
|Sun. Dec. 11||Week 14||Dallas Cowboys  at New York Giants |
|Sun. Dec. 18||Week 15||Pittsburgh Steelers  at Cincinnati Bengals |
|Sun. Dec. 25||Week 16||Denver Broncos  at Kansas City Chiefs |
|Sun. Jan. 1||Week 17||Green Bay Packers  at Detroit Lions |
|2016 NBC THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Thurs. Nov. 17||Week 11||New Orleans Saints  at Carolina Panthers |
|Thurs. Dec. 1||Week 13||Dallas Cowboys  at Minnesota Vikings |
|Thurs. Dec. 8||Week 14||Oakland Raiders  at Kansas City Chiefs |
|Thurs. Dec. 15||Week 15||Los Angeles Rams  at Seattle Seahawks |
|Thurs. Dec. 22||Week 16||New York Giants  at Philadelphia Eagles |