The NFL’s Sunday Night football slate has officially begun on Monday, as all 30 NFL teams will begin the regular season with at least three regular-season games in the regular-game schedule.
The games start at 7 p.m.
ET and conclude at 11 p..m., but they will be televised by ESPN.
Here’s a breakdown of how the games will be played.1.
New England Patriots vs. Carolina PanthersThis is the third game of the preseason, so there will be plenty of action from the Patriots.
The Panthers have had some success against the Patriots, winning two of the last three.
They have won seven of their past eight matchups with the Patriots in the preseason.
The Patriots also beat the Panthers in Week 3.
New York is coming off its most successful season since the 1980s.2.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans SaintsThis game is expected to be a bit of a test for both teams.
Both teams are in rebuilding mode, as they have struggled to win games in recent seasons.
The Eagles have won five of their last six games, including four in the past five weeks.
The Saints have lost three of their four games in this stretch.
They’ll be without All-Pro nose tackle Cameron Jordan and running back Mark Ingram, who have both been out with injuries.
The Falcons have been struggling to score points in the NFC South, allowing an average of 18.5 points per game.3.
Chicago Bears vs. Washington RedskinsThe Bears are still looking for their first win of the season.
They beat the Cardinals on Monday night, but the Bears lost 34-28.
They’ve been struggling with injuries at the running back position, and the Redskins have been dealing with their own injuries.
Chicago is looking for a win in its first game in Washington since losing quarterback Jay Cutler to a torn ACL.4.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta FalconsThe Falcons are coming off their first losing season since 2005, when they were the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
This is a big game for Atlanta because they need to improve on their 11-6 record from the season prior.
The 49ers lost their last game against the 49ers in Week 13.
They will be without running back Joe Williams, who missed Monday’s game with a hamstring injury.
The Seahawks have had their struggles this season.5.
Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati BengalsThis game could be a big one for the Lions, who are still trying to find their footing in the AFC North.
The Lions are coming into this game with three straight losses, including losing to the Jaguars in Week 10.
The Bengals will be coming off a win over the Steelers, but they lost 35-21 at home last week.6.
New Hampshire Wildcats vs. Houston CougarsThis game will be a battle of first-year head coaches.
The Cougars have struggled on offense.
They are averaging just 27.3 points per contest.
Houston is hoping to get back on track, and it will be interesting to see if coach Josh McDaniels can do it against a Wildcats defense that has allowed more than 300 yards per game in three of its last four games.7.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Cleveland BrownsThe Vikings are still searching for their sixth win of season, and this game is looking to be their chance to finally make that happen.
The Browns have been the team to beat in the NFL this season, winning seven of its past eight games.
The Vikings will be looking to bounce back after losing quarterback Josh McCown to a season-ending shoulder injury.8.
Carolina Jaguars vs. Philadelphia 76ersThe Eagles will be trying to avoid a repeat of last year’s playoff loss to the Buccaneers, but it’s going to be an interesting matchup.
The Jaguars were supposed to be able to bounce right back with their win over Miami last week, but injuries to running back Leonard Fournette and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins have hampered the offense.9.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo BillsThis is going to come down to the wire.
The Bills are coming out of the bye week with a 3-6 mark.
The Colts have been losing games by 20 or more points in each of the past three seasons.
Buffalo has a good record, but this is going back to the beginning of the regular seasons, which are a lot more difficult for the Colts to win.10.
Washington Jets vs. Oakland RaidersThis game features a matchup of two of AFC South rivals.
The Jets will be facing off against the Raiders for the second time in their history.
The Raiders won the AFC West last year, but are now 5-6.
This game is in Oakland, which has won just two of its final six games.11.
Houston Texans vs. Dallas CowboysThis is a must-win game for the Texans, who look to improve their playoff chances.
The Texans have been winning games by double digits at home this season and have been dominating opponents by any measure.