NEW YORK (CBS Sports PR) - CBS Sports’ 2020 NFL ON CBS schedule is highlighted by its exclusive coverage of Super Bowl LV from Tampa, Fla. on February 7, 2021, marking the 21st time the CBS Television Network has broadcast the Super Bowl – the most of any network.
The CBS schedule boasts the NFL’s brightest young star quarterbacks from the AFC including Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, Houston’s Deshaun Watson, Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield, Buffalo’s Josh Allen and the New York Jets’ Sam Darnold, as well as rookies Joe Burrow in Cincinnati, Tua Tagovailoa in Miami and the Los Angeles Chargers’ Justin Herbert who were all Top 6 draft picks. CBS’ Super Bowl campaign begins on Sunday, Sept. 13.
Highlighting the schedule in games being played in the NFL’s highest-rated and most-watched window each week, the 4:25 PM, ET national game on doubleheader weeks, is a match-up of Mahomes’ Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12 (11/29), as well as Pittsburgh vs. Dallas in Week 9 (11/8), New England vs. Kansas City in Week 4 (10/4), Kansas City vs. New Orleans in Week 15 (12/20), Kansas City vs. L.A. Chargers in the Chargers’ home opener in their new stadium in Week 2 (9/20), and Baltimore vs. Houston in Week 2 (9/20).
Marquee NFC cross-flex match-ups anchored by games in the 4:25 PM, ET national window are highlighted by New York Giants vs. Dallas in Week 5 (10/11), Philadelphia vs. Green Bay in Week 13 (12/6) and San Francisco vs. New England in Week 7 (10/25), plus the L.A. Rams vs. Seattle at 4:05 PM, ET in Week 16 (12/27).
The annual Thanksgiving Day broadcast featuring Houston vs. Detroit in Week 12 (11/26) also highlights THE NFL ON CBS schedule; as well as compelling early window 1:00 PM, ET games: New York Giants vs. Chicago in Week 2 (9/20), Baltimore vs. Philadelphia in Week 6 (10/18) and Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore in Week 7 (10/25).
In addition, the CBS schedule features nine appearances each by the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, 10 appearances each by the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens, and 11 by the Houston Texans; as well as three appearances each by the New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings, and two appearances each by the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
NFL ON CBS NATIONAL GAMES:
Kansas City vs. L.A. Chargers, Baltimore vs. Houston – Sunday, Sept. 20 – 4:25 PM, ET
New England vs. Kansas City – Sunday, Oct. 4 – 4:25 PM, ET
N.Y. Giants vs. Dallas – Sunday, Oct. 11 – 4:25 PM, ET
San Francisco vs. New England, Kansas City vs. Denver – Sunday, Oct. 25 – 4:25 PM, ET
Pittsburgh vs. Dallas – Sunday, Nov. 8 – 4:25 PM, ET
Kansas City vs. Tampa Bay – Sunday, Nov. 29 – 4:25 PM, ET
Philadelphia vs. Green Bay, New England vs. L.A. Chargers – Sunday, Dec. 6 – 4:25 PM, ET
Kansas City vs. New Orleans – Sunday, Dec. 20 – 4:25 PM, ET
ADDITIONAL NFL ON CBS SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS:
N.Y. Giants vs. Chicago – Sunday, Sept. 20 – 1:00 PM, ET
Baltimore vs. Philadelphia – Sunday, Oct. 18 – 1:00 PM, ET
Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore – Sunday, Oct. 25 – 1:00 PM, ET
N.Y. Jets vs. Kansas City – Sunday, Nov. 1 – 1:00 PM, ET
Detroit vs. Minnesota – Sunday, Nov. 8 – 1:00 PM, ET
Tennessee vs. Baltimore – Sunday, Nov. 22 – 1:00 PM, ET
Cincinnati vs. Miami – Sunday, Dec. 6 – 1:00 PM, ET
Kansas City vs. Miami – Sunday, Dec. 13 – 1:00 PM, ET
Cleveland vs. N.Y. Giants – Sunday, Dec. 20 – 1:00 PM, ET
L.A. Rams vs. Seattle – Sunday, Dec. 27 – 4:05 PM, ET
The regular-season schedule is followed by a full post-season slate including two Wild Card playoff games on January 9 and 10, 2021. With the NFL’s expansion of the playoffs, the Wild Card game played on January 10 also will be separately produced for a younger audience to air on Nickelodeon. An AFC Divisional playoff game will air on January 16 or 17, followed by the AFC Championship Game on January 24 and Super Bowl LV on February 7.
THE NFL ON CBS’ announce team of Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson lead CBS’ 61st year of coverage of the NFL as the Network is scheduled to broadcast 98 games during 17 weeks of the regular-season, as well as AFC playoffs and Super Bowl LV.
The 2020 NFL ON CBS schedule will be streamed live via the CBS All Access subscription service. CBS All Access subscribers will receive the NFL ON CBS games that are broadcast in their local market.
THE NFL ON CBS’ preseason schedule begins Saturday, Aug. 22 (8:00 PM, ET) live in primetime with the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Network’s second preseason game sees the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Atlanta Falcons live in primetime on Friday, Aug. 28 (8:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.
Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports and serves as the Executive Producer of CBS Sports’ coverage of the NFL. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.