Sunday Night Football Predictions: 2023 is here!

Sunday Night Football normally has America sitting down to watch the game of the week in the biggest pro sports league of all, and we have predictions for every single game of the 2023 season.

It is no wonder then that NFL betting pulls in huge interest for the weekly primetime matchup. The first few weeks of the season are booked in advance, but then as we close in on playoff time the flex schedule means broadcasters can choose the game they want just a few days out.

It all makes for terrific viewing, and now we know exactly what SNF will have in store for 2023 since the NFL schedule was confirmed.

SNF on NBC gets a Week 1 game to start the season – but as usual it actually takes place on a Thursday night.

Week 1 SNF Predictions & Best Bets

Detroit Lions vs Kansas City Chiefs (Thursday September 7, 8.20pm Eastern).

Predictions will appear here…

Sunday Night Football Bet Offers

There are of course a ton of offers around on a general NFL level with sportsbooks looking to sign up new customers.

There are a couple we really like – you can get up to $2000 in risk-free bets from PointsBet, while betMGM offers your first bet risk-free up to $1000. Both are available to new customers only.

Sunday Night Football Schedule 2023

The Schedule for 2023 is confirmed and here are your SNF games:

Thursday September 7, 2023: Detroit Lions @ Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday September 10, 2023: Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants

Sunday September 17, 2023: Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots

Sunday September 24, 2023: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Las Vegas Raiders

Sunday October 1, 2023: Kansas City Chiefs @ New York Jets

Sunday October 8, 2023: Dallas Cowboys @ San Francisco 49ers

Sunday October 15, 2023: New York Giants @ Buffalo Bills

Sunday October 22, 2023: Miami Dolphins @ Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday October 29, 2023: Chicago Bears @ Los Angeles Chargers

Sunday November 5, 2023: Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday November 12, 2023: New York Jets @ Las Vegas Raiders

Sunday November 19, 2023: Minnesota Vikings @ Denver Broncos

Thursday November 23, 2023: San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks

Sunday November 26, 2023: Baltimore Ravens @ Los Angeles Chargers

Sunday December 3, 2023: Kansas City Chiefs @ Green Bay Packers

Sunday December 10, 2023: Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys

Sunday December 17, 2023: Baltimore Ravens @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Saturday December 23, 2023: Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4.30pm ET)

Saturday December 23, 2023: Buffalo Bills @ Los Angeles Chargers (8.00pm ET)

Sunday December 31, 2023: Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings

When does SNF kick off?

Normally at the same time people – 8.20pm Eastern Time (5.20pm Pacific) but the Steelers vs Chiefs game has an 8.15pm start. But not always on a Sunday – as you can see the rights package includes a Thursday night opener in Week 1 and a night game on Thanksgiving.

Also worth remembering that flex schedule situation as we get further into the season. It allows the broadcaster to flex (change) two games between Weeks 5-10, and then all of Weeks 11-18 can be flexed. So after Week 4, absolutely nothing is set in stone…

Which TV channel shows Sunday Night Football?

Sunday Night Football has been a primetime mainstay on NBC since 2006 – it’s even bigger now than Monday Night Football.

However it deployed a new broadcast team in 2022 after the departure of longtime doyen Al Michaels to Amazon Prime’s Thursday Night Football. Former MNF man Mike Tirico took his spot in the play-by-play role, with Cris Collinsworth continuing as color analyst.

NBC pays huge bucks for the privilege of airing the games – its current deal nets out at $950million, but the new pact announced in 2021 has an 80 percent increase up to $1.71billion. Nobody can make money like the NFL…

The reason NBC pays all that cash? Guaranteed audience. The average for a Sunday Night Football game is a viewership of more than 17.4million across linear and streaming channels.

As well as watching Sunday Night Football on linear NBC, you can also catch it on Peacock, the NBC Sports app and on the likes of Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV. A ton of viewing options.