Week 7 of the NFL season continues on Sunday, Oct. 25, with 12 games on the schedule. The Ravens, Colts, Dolphins, and Vikings are on bye, and there’s been a slight change of schedule that impacts “Sunday Night Football.” Due to concerns that the Raiders may not be able to play because of a COVID-19 outbreak, their matchup against the Buccaneers was flexed to the afternoon and swapped with an intriguing Seahawks-Cardinals game.
Elsewhere on the schedule, there’s plenty to be excited about. Two of the last three undefeated teams will meet up in the early slate when the Steelers meet the Titans. There’s also a pair of intriguing divisional games when Teddy Bridgewater and the Panthers visit his former team in New Orleans and two Heisman Trophy winners face off in Ohio. Even the late-afternoon slate is busier than normal with a trio of games with playoff implications: Chiefs-Broncos, 49ers-Patriots, and the aforementioned Bucs-Raiders.
So if you’re wondering “What NFL games are on today?” know this: There are 12 scheduled for today, Sunday, Oct. 25
NFL Games on TV Today
Detroit at Atlanta, 1 p.m. on FOX
Hey, maybe Dan Quinn really was the problem all along. After firing their head coach, the Falcons ripped off a 40-23 road win at Minnesota last week. If they win a second straight game, maybe the Lions will make a note regarding Matt Patricia.
Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
The Bengals and Browns are meeting up for the second time this season after an entertaining shootout in Week 2. In the last matchup of former Heisman Trophy winners, Joe Burrow threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns (83.2 QBR), while Baker Mayfield put up 219 yards and two scores (98.4 QBR).
Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
All the Titans have done since turning to Ryan Tannehill is win. And all the Steelers have done since Ben Roethlisberger’s return this season is win. Something has to change, and we should be in for a fun, smash-mouth game.
Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. on FOX
Teddy Bridgewater and Joe Brady have a chance to face off against their former team, and they’ll only have to deal with a handful of fans at the Superdome. Both teams are within a game of the Buccaneers in the NFC South standings, so there are plenty of playoff implications on the line.
Buffalo at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
Jets fans have to be thinking about how their team traded up for Sam Darnold when the Bills took Josh Allen just a few picks later. There’s not a lot to be excited about in East Rutherford, but at least they have a chance to knock their division rival down a peg. Or hasten Adam Gase’s exit.
Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
The NFC East standings are looking rough, as are each of these team’s quarterback situations. With Dak Prescott out, the Cowboys are down to Andy Dalton. He may be one of the more qualified backups in the league, but that’s not saying a lot. Washington, meanwhile, is down to Kyle Allen, who at least isn’t throwing interceptions.
Green Bay at Houston, 1 p.m. on FOX
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers looked human last week in a drubbing against the Buccaneers, and few things in the NFL are scarier than a motivated Rodgers. The last two times he faced the Texans, he’s thrown for a combined 547 yards with eight touchdowns and no interceptions too.
Tampa Bay at Las Vegas, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
We’ve got a good ol’ fashion pirate showdown in Sin City, and this should be an offensive slugfest if teams avoid further positive COVID-19 tests. Derek Carr is playing extremely well in a contract year with a 115.9 passer rating that ranks second in the NFL. Tom Brady may no longer be in his prime, but as we saw last week, he’s still extremely dangerous with his new array of weapons.
Kansas City at Denver, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
The Chiefs responded well last week after losing their first game of the season last week, and now they’ll get the upset-minded Broncos that are riding a two-game winning streak. After getting Drew Lock and Phillip Lindsay back last week, Melvin Gordon III and Noah Fant should return today. However, Kansas City’s offense should be even more dangerous with the addition of Le’Veon Bell.
San Francisco at New England, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
The last time the Patriots lost three straight games? You’ll have to go back to 2002. Cam Newton’s shoulder didn’t look totally healthy in his return from COVID-19, but he’ll need to jump-start the New England offense against San Francisco’s tough defense. Could there be some revenge factor too with Jimmy Garoppolo’s return to Foxborough?
Jacksonville at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
With a combined 2-9 record, this game may have some draft-pick implications in the race to catch up to the 0-6 Jets. The good news for the Chargers is that it appears as though they’ve found their franchise quarterback in Justin Herbert. It should be fun to watch him against the Jags’ secondary, which ranks 26th against the pass this year.
Seattle at Arizona, 8:20 p.m. on NBC
Russell Wilson vs. Kyler Murray could be a fun NFC West rivalry for the next few years, but the 2019 No. 1 pick will need a much better performance than he had last Monday against the Cowboys. Murray was just 9-for-24 passing but did pick up 74 yards and a score on the ground.