FOX Sports 2021 NFL Schedule Features Television’s No. 1 Program, Storied Franchises and All Major Holiday Games
Cowboys, Buccaneers and Packers Combine for More Than 30 Appearances on FOX
AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK Opens with Packers at Saints Week 1
FOX Sports THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT Kicks off Thursday, Oct. 7 with Rams at Seahawks
NEW YORK – The nation’s home for football with more NFL games than any other network, FOX Sports presents its 28th season of NFL coverage led by AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK, the No. 1 show in all of television the last 12 years and the most-watched NFL window for the last 20 seasons. The network’s comprehensive 2021 schedule features elite Sunday afternoon matchups, games in Spanish on FOX Deportes, and THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL presented by BUD LIGHT.
FOX Sports’ recently renewed NFL rights agreement continues to make the network the exclusive home of the league’s NFC package, including the NFC Championship, and also features all special holiday games this season. Green Bay visits Kansas City at 4:25 PM ET on Veteran’s Day Weekend; Chicago faces Detroit at 12:30 PM ET on Thanksgiving Day; and Cleveland visits Green Bay at 4:30 PM ET on Christmas Day in a special Saturday edition of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.
The network’s extensive slate of games for the 2021-22 season features a minimum of 118 matchups. The Sunday schedule includes at least 106 regular-season games, highlighted by 10 editions of AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK. Some of the league’s most popular franchises, the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers combine for more than 30 appearances on the network with “America’s Team” and the defending Super Bowl champions each making 10, and the Packers, looking to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Titletown, making 11. FOX continues to reach the biggest markets from coast to coast, with the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams each playing 12 times on the network.
AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK kicks off Week 1 on Sunday, Sept. 12, with a battle between the defending NFC North Division champion Packers heading to New Orleans to take on the defending South Division champion Saints. This season’s AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK lineup also features two appearances each from the defending Super Bowl champion Bucs and defending AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs.
Top matchups featured on AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK include:
- Week 1: Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints
- Week 3: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams
- Week 9: Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs
- Week 11: Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on FOX kicks off in Week 5 as the Rams head north to Seattle to face the Seahawks in a battle of last season’s top two finishers in the NFC West. Additional highlights include multiple appearances by each the Packers and Browns, including on Christmas Day as the two squads meet on the Frozen Tundra in a special Saturday afternoon matchup.
Top THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on FOX games include:
- Week 6: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles
- Week 13: Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
- Week 16: Cleveland Browns at Green Bay Packers (Christmas Day)
FOX STUDIO COVERAGE
Coverage begins each Sunday at 11:00 AM ET with FOX NFL KICKOFF followed by FOX NFL SUNDAY, America’s most-watched NFL pregame show for 27 straight years, at 12:00 PM ET. FOX NFL SUNDAY is the only NFL pregame show comprised entirely of Pro Football Hall of Fame analysts, and the show and its full cast were inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2019.
FOX Sports offers enhanced coverage and original content across its digital and social platforms, including the new FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com as well as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. FOX’s new NFL agreement also features increased footage on digital and linear platforms, increased opportunities for interactivity and alternate feeds as well as an NFL experience on Tubi that includes a branded channel and video-on-demand assets.
Game and studio coverage can be live streamed on the new FOX Sports app, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content through iOS and Android devices.
The full FOX NFL schedule can be found here.