The NFL heads into an all-day Sunday even with four teams on bye. The slate opens with a 9:30 a.m. ET contest in Munich between the Seahawks and Bucs, and wraps with the Chargers and 49ers facing off on Sunday Night Football.
The Seahawks-Bucs game is the first time the NFL will play a regular season game in Germany. NFL Network gets the exclusive airing and will be rolling out all their big names. They’ve got a four-man booth planned with Rich Eisen, Kurt Warner, Michael, Irvin, and Steve Mariucci calling the game. This goes along with Jamie Erdahl and Sara Walsh both serving as field reporters. Two field reporters makes sense, but a four-person booth could be a disaster in the making.
The rest of Sunday follows a slightly lighter pattern thanks to the byes. We get seven games in the 1 p.m. window and then three in the 4:05/4:25 p.m. window. The most high profile game in the 1 p.m. slot is the 6-2 Bills hosting the 7-1 Vikings but the most important for the playoff picture would probably be Broncos-Titans or Browns-Dolphins. Those are intra-conference matchups of playoff contenders, with one team struggling to stay alive and the other looking to firm up a strong position.
Here’s a look at the full Sunday schedule with announcers and other TV info.