Who plays on ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for NFL Week 9 game


The “Sunday Night Football” matchup in Week 9 looks like one of the best of the best of the season on paper. The two teams have a combined record of 13-3 on the season and each are in the running to be their conference’s No. 1 seed.

However, the visiting side, the No. 1 seed in the AFC, is dealing with a key injury that could limit the effectiveness of their offense. Derrick Henry suffered a potential season-ending injury last week, so the Titans will have to rework their running back rotation — and a large chunk of their offense.

It doesn’t help Tennessee’s cause that they are taking on one of the best teams in the NFC. The Rams have ridden a strong offensive start under Matthew Stafford to a 7-1 record and have one of the most balanced teams in the league.

Unlike the Titans, the Rams may actually be adding a high-end player to their team. Von Miller is a game-time decision for this one, but if he plays, the trade deadline’s biggest acquisition could be a difference-maker as a part of the Rams’ strong pass rush rotation.

Below is more about the Week 9 matchup, plus everything to know about how to watch “Sunday Night Football.”

MORE: Watch Rams vs. Titans live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Who plays on ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight?

  • Matchup: Titans at Rams
  • Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

The Titans (6-2) are traveling to Los Angeles to do battle with the Rams (7-1) in a battle between two of the best teams in each conference. The Titans are coming into this game after a 34-31 win over the Colts, but they are dealing with a critical injury.

Running back Derrick Henry suffered a broken foot in the Titans’ win. Now, the two-time reigning NFL rushing champion and leader in carries, yards and rushing TDs since 2019 will be out of action. Jeremy McNichols and Adrian Peterson will look to pick up the slack in Henry’s absence while Ryan Tannehill will have to lead the Tennessee offense against a strong Rams defense without one of his best weapons.

Meanwhile, the Rams will only get stronger. They traded for eight-time Pro Bowler Von Miller and the former Broncos star could make his Rams debut. He is dealing with an ankle injury, however, so Los Angeles may not be able to start him just yet. Still, they have Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey on defense, so they should have a good outing.

And on offense, the Rams will be able to rely on Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Darrell Henderson to move the ball easily on a Titans defense that has struggled at times this season.

This figures to be a tough game for Tennessee. They have won quite a bit this year, but will they be as good without Henry? That’s the big question they’ll have to answer on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 9.

What time is the NFL game tonight?

  • Date: Sunday, Nov. 7
  • Time: 8:20 p.m. ET 

The Rams vs. Titans game will begin at 8:20 p.m. ET. The game will be at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Local kickoff time for this game will be 5:20 p.m, so it may still be light as the game kicks off.

What channel is “Sunday Night Football” on tonight?

NBC owns the broadcast rights to “Sunday Night Football” and will air it once again in Week 9. Al Michaels will serve as the play-by-play man for the Rams vs. Titans game alongside his partner, in-game analyst Cris Collinsworth. Michele Tafoya will serve in her customary role as a sideline reporter.

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, 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 — 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.

Rams schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 12 vs. Bears 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
2 Sept. 19 at Colts 1 p.m. ET Fox
3 Sept. 26 vs. Buccaneers 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
4 Oct. 3 vs. Cardinals 4:05 p.m. ET Fox
5 Oct. 7 (Thursday) at Seahawks 8:20 p.m. ET Fox/NFLN/Amazon
6 Oct. 17 at Giants 1 p.m. ET Fox
7 Oct. 24 vs. Lions 4:05 p.m. ET Fox
8 Oct. 31 at Texans 1 p.m. ET Fox
9 Nov. 7 vs. Titans 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
10 Nov. 15 (Monday) at 49ers 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
11 BYE
12 Nov. 28 at Packers 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
13 Dec. 5 vs. Jaguars 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
14 Dec. 13 (Monday) at Cardinals 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
15 Dec. 19 vs. Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
16 Dec. 26 at Vikings 1 p.m. ET Fox
17 Jan. 2 at Ravens 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
18 Jan. 9 vs. 49ers 4:25 p.m. ET Fox

Titans schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time (ET) TV
1 Sept. 12 vs. Cardinals 1 p.m. CBS
2 Sept. 19 at Seahawks 4:25 p.m. CBS
3 Sept. 26 vs. Colts 1 p.m. CBS
4 Oct. 3 at Jets 1 p.m. CBS
5 Oct. 10 at Jaguars 1 p.m. CBS
6 Oct. 18 (Monday) vs. Bills 8:15 p.m. ESPN
7 Oct. 24 vs. Chiefs 1 p.m. CBS
8 Oct. 31 at Colts 1 p.m. CBS
9 Nov. 7 at Rams 7:20 p.m. NBC
10 Nov. 14 vs. Saints 1 p.m. CBS
11 Nov. 21 vs. Texans 1 p.m. CBS
12 Nov. 28 at Patriots 1 p.m. CBS
13 Bye      
14 Dec. 12 vs. Jaguars 1 p.m. CBS
15 Dec. 19 at Steelers 1 p.m. CBS
16 Dec. 23 (Thursday) vs. 49ers 7:20 p.m. NFLN
17 Jan. 2 vs. Dolphins 1 p.m. CBS
18 Jan. 9 at Texans 1 p.m. CBS

Sunday Night Football schedule 2021

Week Date Matchup
1 Sept. 9 (Thur.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys
  Sept. 12 Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears
2 Sept. 19 Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs
3 Sept. 26 San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers
4 Oct. 3 New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5 Oct. 10 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills
6 Oct. 17 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks
7 Oct. 24 San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts
8 Oct. 31 Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys
9 Nov. 7 Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans
10 Nov. 14 Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
11 Nov. 21 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
12 Nov. 28 Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
13 Dec. 5 Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
14 Dec. 12 Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
15 Dec. 19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
16 Dec. 26 Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys
17 Jan. 2 Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
18 Jan. 9 TBD

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