2021 Christmas Day NFL schedule: games, time, TV, how to watch and stream
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is record hunting; Browns are fighting covid-19 for playoffs; Cardinals swapped hot for cold; and the Colts have arrived.
For the first time in four years the NFL will be putting on a Christmas Day double header
The NFL is bringing 2 games on Christmas Day
Though its normally the NBA that dominates Christmas Day proceedings when it comes to sports, NFL fans can consider their holiday wishes fulfilled as this year will see a double header played on December 25th. First up will be the Green Bay Packers who will play host to the Cleveland Browns and then to top things off, the Indianapolis Colts will pay a visit to the high flying Arizona Cardinals to round on the festivities.
Record ready Aaron Rodgers is up for it
While the Packers had to toil for their dramatic late win against the Ravens in their last game, the fact remains they won and with that victory took a significant step towards securing the NFC title and of course, a top seed spot in the playoffs. There is also the matter of QB Aaron Rodgers equaling franchise legend Brett Favre's all time record for touchdown passes completed at 442. Though football is a team sport one can rest assured that Rodgers will be gunning for the record and the win.
The Browns are on the hunt
Though they have had recent problems with covid-19 cases in their roster and even a game postponed, the reality is the Browns are still in touching distance of an AFC Wild Card spot for the playoffs. The AFC North at the moment is a veritable traffic jam, however, if they can turn the covid-19 corner, Baker Mayfield and co. could well do damage against a Packers team that definitely showed its weaknesses in their last game against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Colts are a surprise package
Having just claimed a massive victory against the New England Patriots, Indianapolis is most definitely looking to bring the heat. Indeed the Colts have won seven of their last nine games and as such won't be looking to slow down now. They are currently fighting on two fronts as they are going toe for toe with the Titans for the top spot in the AFC South as well as trying to stay ahead in the hunt for an AFC Wild Card spot as the season winds down to it's end.
The Cardinals must get back to winning ways
After starting the season red hot, Arizona finally showed themselves to be mortal after they dropped two games back to back to the Los Angles Rams and Detroit Lions respectively. The latter loss was nothing short of embarrassing given that the Lions had just one single win coming into the game. If they are to get back on track then quarterback Kyler Murray and his boys will have to bring their A-game.
How to watch the NFL games on Christmas Day?
The first game between the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns kicks will come to you live from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin at 4:30 p.m. ET. If you're interested in watching on TV then tune into Fox or the NFL Network. If you prefer to stream then you can find the game on Amazon or FuboTV. As always you can also stay with us here on AS USA as we will be bringing you live text coverage of all of the action!
The second game between finds the Indianapolis Colts facing off against the Arizona Cardinals live from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona at 8:15 p.m. ET. This game will only be broadcasted on the NFL network itself so if you don't have the channel your best bet would be to use FuboTV to stream. Once again, don't forget that you can also check in with us here on AS USA as we will be bringing you live text coverage throughout the game!