Nationally-broadcast games are great for NFL fans who are displaced from their team’s home media markets, and the middle of the Green Bay Packers’ 2018 season has a whole bunch of them. In fact, they have a span of six games that features four fully national broadcasts and two late-afternoon games that were or will be shown for huge swaths of the country.
This week, they get the second of those Prime Time games shown in every US media market as they suit up against the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football. This game comes three weeks (minus one day) after the team’s lone appearance on Monday Night Football this year and 11 days ahead of their Thursday night game in Seattle, after which they have another Sunday night game ten days later in Minnesota.
Whew. Got all that?
As for the game itself, it is just the second game ever featuring Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady active on the same field (barring anything unexpected between now and Sunday evening). Good luck hearing about anything else around the NFL this week.
Here’s your Game Primer, which provides all the critical information you’ll need to tune in for Sunday’s game.
Green Bay Packers (3-3-1) and New England Patriots (6-2)
Sunday, November 4, 2018
8:20 PM Eastern Time
Commentators: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michelle Tafoya
Patriots favored by 5.5 (as of Thursday)
Over/under total: 57
Week 13 2014: @Packers 26, Patriots 21
All-Time Series History
Regular Season: Tied 5-5-0
Playoffs: Packers lead 1-0 (Super Bowl XXXI)