The AFC West is currently a logjam that features four, five-win teams jockeying for the divisional lead and potential Wild Card positioning. Two of these squads will face off on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 10 and the winner will gain an edge in what’s sure to be a closely contested divisional race.
The visiting team entered the season as the favorites to win Super Bowl 56. However, the Chiefs have struggled so far this season to play consistently. They’ve dealt with issues on both sides of the ball and lately, their offense hasn’t looked as explosive as it once did.
Meanwhile, the team on the other side of the aisle has dealt with a ton of controversy that has caused them to move on from their head coach and two first-round picks from the 2020 NFL Draft. Despite these issues, the Raiders have kept themselves in the playoff race and look poised to be a threat to any team in this division.
That’s especially true given the home-field advantage they have at The Death Star in Las Vegas. It’s not an easy place for teams to play — the Raiders have a 3-1 record at home so far this season — and they’ll try to make the Chiefs their latest victims.
Below is more about the Week 10 matchup, plus everything to know about how to watch “Sunday Night Football.”
Who plays on ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight?
The Chiefs (5-4) are traveling to Las Vegas to take on the Raiders (5-3) in a battle that will help decide which of these teams is the one to beat in the AFC West.
Kansas City has had a rockier season than anticipated. They struggled badly on defense to begin the year but have played better in recent weeks on that side of the ball, as they have allowed 16 points per game in their last four outings.
However, Patrick Mahomes and the offense have now regressed, and he has thrown 10 interceptions, good for the third-most in the NFL behind Sam Darnold and Joe Burrow. The Chiefs were only able to score 13 points last week against the Packers and will need a better offensive performance to knock off the Raiders.
Las Vegas has endured a drama-filled campaign headlined by the resignation of Jon Gruden an release of 2020 first-round draft picks Henry Ruggs III and Damon Arnette. That said, their offense is still solid and led by Derek Carr and Josh Jacobs. Their defense is better than it was in 2020 as well, so that could help them pressure the Chiefs and make Mahomes uncomfortable.
The Raiders beat the Chiefs in Kansas City last year and lost by just four points in Las Vegas later in the season. So, this figures to be a close, competitive game — unless the Chiefs can play their first complete game of the season.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
The Raiders vs. Chiefs game will begin at 8:20 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. Local kickoff time for this game will be 5:20 p.m., as Nevada operates on Pacific Standard Time.
What channel is “Sunday Night Football” on tonight?
NBC is the home of “Sunday Night Football” for yet another season, and the network will air the Week 10 game between the Raiders and Chiefs. Al Michaels will serve as the play-by-play man for the contest while Cris Collinsworth serves as the in-game analyst. Michele Tafoya will be the sideline reporter for this game.
Drew Brees, Tony Dungy, Mike Tirico, Chris Simms, Mike Florio, Jac Collinsworth and Maria Taylor will be among the personalities that host NBC’s pregame and halftime coverage of the game.
Streamers will be able to watch this contest by using NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports App, Peacock or fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN free with a 30-day trial.
NFL live stream for ‘Sunday Night Football’
All “Sunday Night Football” games are broadcast on NBC, which owns the exclusive broadcast rights for the program. As such, the network’s online platforms — including the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports.com — are the best places for cable and satellite subscribers to watch the game. The company’s relatively new streaming service, Peacock, also stream the game free.
For cord-cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options for “Sunday Night Football.” Below are all of them.
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