Who plays in & # 39; Sunday Night Football & # 39; tonight? Time, television channel, schedule for week 13


Tonight's "Sunday Night Football,quot; game is very important when it comes to the image of the NFL playoffs. The Patriots have the opportunity to get a postseason spot with a Sunday night victory over the Texans and some help elsewhere. Houston simply seeks to stay on top of the ultra competitive AFC South.

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In other words, this Week 13 showdown could become a rematch of playoffs in January. Historically speaking, that would be bad news for Houston, which has defeated New England only once since it became an expansion franchise in 2002.

A lot of that has to do with Tom Brady's dominance, and although the QB Patriots have not been as good on paper this season as usual, he usually handles the Texans with ease. In his last five games against Houston, Brady has 1,548 yards, 16 touchdowns and 2 INTs for a 119.9 rating.

Below is all the information you need to see Patriots vs. Texans on Sunday night, including television channels and start time.

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Who plays Sunday Night Football tonight?

  • Match: New England Patriots in Houston Texans
  • Start time: 8:20 p.m. ET

In our two NFL Week 13 selections against propagation and direct predictions, Sporting News is projecting a Patriots victory over the Texans. Below are the explanations.

Choose against the spread: the Patriots are 10-1 against Texans since the last team entered the league in 2002. In four meetings since 2015, Bill Belichick's team has defeated the team of former New England offensive coordinator Bill O & # 39; Brien five consecutive times with an average victory margin of more than 15 points. Although the last two games have been closer due to Deshaun Watson, he has had problems with tougher defenses. Tom Brady has a much easier confrontation against a wobbly secondary, and with more confidence in his remixed receivers, he will have a classic game. Pick: Patriots win 31-20 and cover the spread.

Direct prediction: in some seasons, a game like this could be an annoying alert, since the Patriots generally suffer some losses that make observers doubt if they are true Super Bowl contenders. However, New England has a 10-1 record thanks to its best scoring defense in the league, a unit that is capable of containing MVP quarterbacks not called Lamar Jackson. Deshaun Watson will play his part as usual; Just not enough of them. Pick: Patriots 23, Texans 20.

MORE: NFL TV coverage map for week 13

What channel is Sunday Night Football on?

  • TV channel (national): NBC
  • TV Channel (Boston): WYCN
  • TV Channel (Houston): KPRC
  • Live broadcast: fuboTV

As is the case with all "Sunday Night Football,quot; games on NBC this season, Al Michaels will call the Patriots vs. Texans action by play, and Cris Collinsworth will provide analysis. Michele Tafoya will report from the barrier, and NFL rules analyst Terry McAulay will explain the sanctions and other arbitration decisions throughout the game.

For those who can't see Patriots vs. Texans on television and want to find the game on the radio, the New England call can be heard on Sirius channel 81 and XM channel 225, and the Houston call can be heard on Sirius channel 83 and channel XM 226.

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Sunday Night Football 2019 TV schedule

All "Sunday Night Football,quot; games begin at 8:20 p.m. ET.

Week 1September 5 (Thursday)Packers in Bears
September 8thSteelers in Patriots
Week 2September 15Eagles in hawks
Week 3September 22Rams at Browns
Week 4September 29thCowboys in saints
Week 5October 6Colts in Chiefs
Week 6October 13Steelers in Chargers
Week 7October 20Eagles in jeans
Week 8October 27thPackers in Chiefs
Week 9November 3Patriots in the crows
Week 10November 10Vikings in jeans
Week 11November 17Bears at Rams
Week 12November 24Packers to 49ers
Week 13December 1stPatriots in Texans
Week 14December 8Seahawks at Rams
Week 15December 15Vikings in the chargers
Week 16December 22thBear heads
Week 17December 29TBD