By Tylor Walden on July 18, 2014
Sunday Night Football is one of the most well known primetime events for the NFL. After a full slate of games during the afternoon, one can end their day by watching two teams go at it under the lights. Games played on Sunday night also provide some intrigue because there is an option after Week 4 that a game can be flexed into primetime if there is a better matchup.
Here are five Sunday Night games that fans should be watching in 2014.
A late season matchup featuring a battle between Tom Brady and Philip Rivers takes the stage under the lights. This could be of intrigue for some fans because both teams figure to be in the thick of the playoff race when they meet. We'll also get to see if the Chargers are legit after a comeback 2013 season and how they matchup against a strong Patriots team with Tom Brady at the helm.
The first Sunday Night game features the student vs. the master. Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning duel for the second straight season, this time in the Mile High City. The Broncos will be looking to get their season off on the right foot and try to beat the team that handed them their first loss last year while the Colts will look to build off their 2013 campaign as AFC South Champs.
What kind of NFL season would it be without a Steelers and Ravens game featured in primetime? The two teams play on Thursday Night early in the season, but the rematch is probably going to be the more intriguing of the two because it is the week that the playoff picture begins for most fans. Plus, who doesn't want to see two rival teams go at it for 60 minutes under the lights?
The Super Bowl champions of 2009 and 2010 face off in a midseason showdown. Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees are among the top quarterbacks in the league. Both teams figure to be in the discussion for their divisions, and this game could also determine later on in the season who gets one of the two byes in the NFC playoffs. Prepare for these two teams to have a shootout in the Superdome.
Nothing is more exciting than an interconference matchup. Two Super Bowl favorites going into the 2014 season headline this list. The high-powered offense of the Broncos face a challenging 49ers defense in what could be a preview of the big game. It will be fun to see the veteran Peyton Manning go up against the up-and-coming star that is Colin Kaepernick. It is a true battle between offense and defense, and fans will not be disappointed.
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