Unfortunately, it seems like we will have to get used to the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases in the NFL. The league rescheduled eight games last week because more teams have reported cases. The first games affected are in Week 6. The first game change happened with the Broncos and Patriots who were supposed to play last Sunday, then Monday, will now play Sunday, October 18. The second game change is between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills.
They were originally scheduled to play this Thursday but the game was pushed back because of positives cases amongst the Chiefs. The two will now play Monday, October 19. This is after The Bills played the first Tuesday NFL game since 2010. It's time to get used to these game changes whether it's fair to the teams that report zero cases of the virus. This seems like the new normal in the NFL. Could get used to going back to the old normal though. Barring any more schedule changes, these are the games we are looking forward to most in Week 6.
How to Watch NFL Games
NFL Live Streams: fuboTV (watch the NFL for free with a one-week trial)
fuboTV will live stream NFL Week 6 matchups, beginning on Sunday morning. There is no Thursday Night Football this week. The FOX/NFL Network matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills has been moved to Monday night.
What TV Channel is the NFL on?
You can tune into NFL matchups this season via the following channels:
- NFL Network
- RedZone from NFL Network
First up we have a surprisingly competitive match-up out of the AFC North, which may just be the best conference in football. Sans the Cincinnati Bengals of course. But hey, even they're looking like they're improving. The Steelers sit undefeated at the top of the division but they have played one less game because their matchup with Tennessee was postponed until next week. The Ravens and Browns are both at 4-1.
The later finally seems to be clicking on offense like we've been anticipating since they brought in Odell Beckham Jr. They face the Steelers who dominated their in-state rival last week with a well balanced offensive attack. While both the Browns and especially the Steelers have great defenses, the offenses will be on display in what should be a high-scoring shootout.
Another game that should be lighting up your TV screens on Sunday is the battle of the Bays. In particular the Green and Tampa variety. The Packers will visit the Buccaneers in what has become a rare meeting between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. The last time they met wasn't all that long ago (2018 in a blowout win for New England) but before that they hadn't met in the regular season since 2014. Now that these two hall-of-famers are in the same conference, we're expecting a budding rivalry.
Rodgers is rejuvenated under head coach Matt LeFleur and the only one out ahead of Rodgers for MVP is Russell Wilson. Brady showed an uncharacteristic brain lapse last week against the Bears where he didn't realize it was fourth down on the last drive and the Bucs lost. Don't expect the greatest to dwell on that mistake for too long. This season has been uneven so far in Brady's first season in Tampa, but he responded with three straight wins after their opening week loss. You can never count out Brady and we expect another high scoring matchup.
Finally, the game we are looking forward to arguably most is Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills. The Bills got soundly beat by an undefeated Titans team that just played their fourth game in Week 5. But they are still looking like the favorites in the AFC East. We can't remember the last time we could say that. The Patriots have won it 11 years in a row and 17 of the last 19. The Bills last won the division in 1995.
They face a Chiefs team who is facing the most adversity they've had all season losing their first game, to the Las Vegas Raiders. It's their first loss since November 10, 2019. The Chiefs defense looked like the 2018 version of themselves where they would give up more points than Patrick Mahomes could score. Which seems impossible because Mahomes is capable of scoring all of the points. How will the the Chiefs respond against one of the best teams in football?
NFL Week 6 Schedule
Sunday, October 18
- Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS, live stream on fuboTV
- Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX, live stream on fuboTV
- Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX, live stream on fuboTV
- Denver Broncos at New England Patriots, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS, live stream on fuboTV
- Washington Football Team at New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX, live stream on fuboTV
- Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS, live stream on fuboTV
- Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS, live stream on fuboTV
- Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX, live stream on fuboTV
- Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX, live stream on fuboTV
- New York Jets at Miami Dolphins, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS, live stream on fuboTV
- Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX, live stream on fuboTV
- Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC, live stream on fuboTV
Monday, October 19
- Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills, 8:15 p.m. ET, FOX/NFL Network, live stream on fuboTV
- Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys, 8:15 p.m. ESPN, live stream on fuboTV
*Game availability may be subject to your area