The Titans (9-5) welcome the 49ers (8-6) to the Music City (NFL Network, Dec. 23 @ 8:20 p.m. ET). San Francisco is in playoff position after winning five of its last six. Tennessee’s lead over Indianapolis in the AFC South has shrunk to one game after dropping three of its past four.
The Packers host the Browns (Fox/NFL Network/Amazon, Dec. 25 @ 4:30 p.m. ET). Green Bay owns the best record in the NFL at 11-3 and has won three straight after escaping Baltimore with a 31-30 triumph in Week 15. Cleveland fell to Las Vegas 16-14 in a game that was postponed to Dec. 20.
The surging Colts (8-6) visit the Cardinals (10-4) (NFL Network, Dec. 25 @ 8:15 p.m. ET). Indianapolis has won five of its last six games following a 27-17 triumph over New England in Week 15. Arizona has lost two straight for the first time in 2021 after a 30-12 upset loss at Detroit.
AFC East supremacy is at stake as the Patriots (9-5) host the Bills (8-6) (CBS, Dec. 26 @ 1:00 p.m. ET). New England beat Buffalo 14-10 in Week 13 despite attempting only three passes. The Bills are back in the division title conversation after beating the Panthers 31-14.
The Bengals (8-6) and Ravens (8-6) play for first place in the AFC North (CBS, Dec. 26 @ 1:00 p.m. ET). Cincinnati won at Baltimore 41-17 in Week 7. The Ravens have lost three straight by a combined four points. The Bengals snapped a two-game slide by beating the Broncos.
The Vikings (7-7) host a daunting foe in their quest for the playoffs as the Rams (10-4) pay a visit (Fox, Dec. 26 @ 1:00 p.m. ET). The NFL’s top two receivers in terms of yardage square off as Los Angeles’ Cooper Kupp (1,625) faces Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson (1,335).
The red-hot Chiefs (10-4) host the desperate Steelers (7-6-1) (CBS, Dec. 26 @ 4:25 p.m. ET). First-place Kansas City has won seven straight after a 34-28 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. Pittsburgh kept its playoff hopes alive with a 19-13 triumph over Tennessee.
The Cowboys (10-4) aim to clinch the NFC East title with a victory over the Football Team (6-8) (NBC/Peacock/Universo, Dec. 26 @ 8:15 p.m. ET). Dallas hung on for a 27-20 win at Washington in Week 14. The Cowboys are riding a three-game win streak after a 21-6 triumph at the Giants in Week 15.
The Saints (7-7) welcome the Dolphins (7-7) to the Big Easy (ESPN, Dec. 27 @ 7:00 p.m. ET). New Orleans continued its regular-season mastery of Tampa Bay with a 9-0 victory in Week 15. Miami enters this match as the hottest team in the NFL after winning its sixth straight game.
The following is the complete Week 16 NFL regular season schedule, including dates, start times, TV networks and scheduled announcers.
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021 @ 8:20 p.m.
San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans (NFL Network)
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), Greg Olsen (analyst), Pam Oliver (reporter), Kristina Pink (reporter)
Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021 @ 4:30 p.m.
Cleveland Browns at Green Bay Packers (Fox/NFL Network/Amazon)
Fox/NFL Network: Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst), Erin Andrews (reporter), Kristina Pink (reporter)
Amazon: Hannah Storm (play-by-play), Andrea Kremer (analyst)
Amazon Scouts: Joy Taylor, Bucky Brooks, Daniel Jeremiah
NFL Next Live on Twitch: Andrew Hawkins, Kimmi Chex
Fox Deportes: Jorge Perez Navarroh, Rolando Cantú
Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021 @ 8:15 p.m.
Indianapolis Colts at Arizona Cardinals (NFL Network)
Announcers: Joe Davis (play-by-play), Kurt Warner (analyst), Melissa Stark (reporter), Peter Schrager (reporter)
Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.
Detroit Lions at Atlanta Falcons (Fox)
Announcers: Chris Myers (play-by-play), Robert Smith (analyst), Jennifer Hale (reporter)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers (Fox)
Announcers: Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Mark Sanchez (analyst), Laura Okmin (reporter)
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Trent Green (analyst), Melanie Collins (reporter)
Los Angeles Chargers at Houston Texans (CBS)
Announcers: Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), James Lofton (analyst), Sherree Burruss (reporter)
Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings (Fox)
Announcers: Adam Amin (play-by-play), Mark Schlereth (analyst), Shannon Spake (reporter)
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (CBS)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst), Evan Washburn (reporter)
Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets (Fox)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Jay Feely (analyst)
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (Fox)
Announcers: Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Jonathan Vilma (analyst), Lindsay Czarniak (reporter)
Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021 @ 4:05 p.m.
Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks (Fox)
Announcers: Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Aqib Talib (analyst), Megan Olivi (reporter)
Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021 @ 4:25 p.m.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (reporter)
Denver Broncos at Las Vegas Raiders (CBS)
Announcers: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Adam Archuleta (analyst), AJ Ross (reporter)
Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021 @ 8:20 p.m.
Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys (NBC/Peacock/Universo)
NBC/Peacock: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (reporter)
Universo: Carlos Mauricio Ramirez (play-by-play), Jorge Andres (analyst)
Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.
Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints (ESPN/ESPN Deportes)
ESPN: Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst), Lisa Salters (reporter)
ESPN Deportes: Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega