Everything You Need to Know About the Changes to the 2020 NFL Week 13 Schedule
After what was literally the longest week in NFL history in Week 12, a stretch of football that began with the Detroit Lions hosting the Houston Texans in the first of two Thanksgiving Day matchups and ended with the Pittsburgh Steelers remaining undefeated by knocking off the Baltimore Ravens in a rare Wednesday NFL game, Week 13 is now ready to roll and the schedule is once again a little crazy.
Week 13 was supposed to get underway this past Thursday as the Baltimore Ravens were set to host the Dallas Cowboys. But after the Ravens-Steelers matchup, which was originally scheduled for Thanksgiving night, got moved to Sunday and then to Tuesday and then to Wednesday due to a massive COVID-19 outbreak in Baltimore, the league was forced to once again readjust the schedule to accommodate both teams in Week 13, which now means fans will get an extra game on Monday as well as the second Tuesday NFL game of the season.
So here’s a quick breakdown of what to expect on the NFL schedule in Week 13, a schedule that obviously may change again (which we’ll continue to update) if another coronavirus outbreak hits.
The 2020 NFL Week 13 Sunday schedule
As of right now, 12 of the 13 games the NFL had planned for Sunday in Week 13 are still in their original time slot with only the Pittsburgh-Washington game having been moved thus far. Here’s a quick rundown of the Sunday schedule. (All times Eastern.)
- Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans – 1:00 p.m., CBS
- Las Vegas Raiders at New York Jets – 1:00 p.m., CBS
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings – 1:00 p.m., CBS
- Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins – 1:00 p.m., CBS
- Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans – 1:00 p.m., CBS
- Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears – 1:00 p.m., FOX
- New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons – 1:00 p.m., FOX
- New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks – 4:05 p.m., FOX
- LA Rams at Arizona Cardinals – 4:05 p.m., FOX
- New England Patriots at LA Chargers – 4:25 p.m., CBS
- Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers – 4:25 p.m., CBS
- Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs – 8:20 p.m., NBC
There are two games on Monday
As mentioned, the Pittsburgh Steelers were originally scheduled to host the Washington Football Team on Sunday but once the Steelers’ matchup with the Ravens was moved to Wednesday, the NFL decided to move Pittsburgh’s Week 13 battle with Washington to Monday evening (or afternoon depending on where you live).
The regularly-scheduled Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers will still take place at its normal time on ESPN.
- Washington Football Team at Pittsburgh Steelers – 5:00 p.m., FOX
- Buffalo Bills at San Francisco 49ers – 8:15 p.m., ESPN
The NFL has a Tuesday night game for the second time this season
For the second time during the 2020 season, the NFL will have a game played on a Tuesday night when the Baltimore Ravens host the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys last played on Thanksgiving Day in an embarrassing loss to the Washington Football Team. As mentioned, the Ravens’ matchup with the Steelers was supposed to take place that same night. But when it was moved the first time, the NFL pushed the Ravens-Cowboys game to the Sunday schedule for Week 13. But when Baltimore-Pittsburgh continued to move, the league first moved the game to Monday and eventually decided to stage the second Tuesday game of the year. The first came back in Week 5 when the Titans defeated the Bills, 42-16.
- Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens – 8:05 p.m., FOX, NFL Network, Amazon
Schedule courtesy of NFL.com