NBC will broadcast 19 NFL games during the regular 2015 season.
In addition to kicking off the 2015 NFL season, NBC will also broadcast a Divisional Playoff game on the weekend of January 16-17 and a Wild Card Playoff game on the January 9-10 weekend. NBC will also broadcast an annual Thanksgiving night game.
Every 2014 playoff team makes an appearance on Sunday Night Football; 16 of NBC's 18 scheduled games (Week 17 game TBD) involve at least one playoff team from last season; 11 of 18 include two playoff teams – including rematches of both conference championship games (Seahawks-Packers on Sept. 20 and Patriots-Colts on Oct. 18)
2015 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Thurs. Sept. 10 — NFL Kickoff — Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots
Sun. Sept. 13 — Week 1 — New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Sun. Sept. 20 — Week 2 — Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers
Sun. Sept. 27 — Week 3 — Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions
Sun. Oct. 4 — Week 4 — Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
*Sun. Oct. 11 — Week 5 — San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants
*Sun. Oct. 18 — Week 6 — New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
*Sun. Oct. 25 — Week 7 — Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers
*Sun. Nov. 1 — Week 8 — Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos
*Sun. Nov. 8 — Week 9 — Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
*Sun. Nov. 15 — Week 10 — Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
*Sun. Nov. 22 — Week 11 — Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers
**Thurs. Nov. 26 — Week 12 — Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Nov. 29 — Week 12 — New England Patriots at Denver Broncos
*Sun. Dec. 6 — Week 13 — Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sun. Dec. 13 — Week 14 — Seattle Seahawks at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Dec. 20 — Week 15 — Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers
*Sun. Dec. 27 — Week 16 — Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Jan. 3 — Week 17 — TBD
** Thanksgiving Night Game
A note on "Flex week" games: Flexible scheduling will be used in Weeks 11-17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights.
A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 3. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into prime time.