KANSAS CITY, Sporting Alert – After the busy midweek fixtures on Thanksgiving Day, the NFL Week 12 schedule continues on Sunday, Nov. 29.
Stepping into the highlights this week is the matchup between defending champions New England Patriots against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Sunday Night Football.
The Patriots (10-0) are looking to join the Carolina Panthers on 11-0 to start the season, but will face a very determined Broncos side that is hoping to build on last week’s narrow win over the Chicago Bears.
However, the scheduled matchup between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will not happen as the latter has been ruled out of this game, and another two weeks with a foot injury, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
This means that Brock Osweiler, who started for Manning in the victory over the Bears and threw two touchdowns passes, will get his second start for Denver.
Sunday night’s game will also see the league’s top two teams defensively coming together, with the Patriots, who are allowing 18.2 points per game topping that category.
Brady and the defending Super Bowl champs are also ranked second in points for per contest, at 32.1 and passing yards per outing, with 320.4.
The Broncos, in the meantime, are sitting second in points allowed per battle, at 18.3, while scoring 22.2 at the other end.
At 8-2, Denver still controls the AFC West, but Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs have caught form recently and if they keep winning and the Broncos continue to have bumps, things could quickly change in the race for the division.
And speaking of the Chiefs (5-5), they will take a four-game winning streaking into Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kansas City has rebounded nicely since snapping a five-game skid and losing star running back Jamaal Charles early in the season because of an injury, and Reid will be hoping his club can extend its good form in what is expected to be challenging weather, with a combination of steady rain and sleet in low temperature on the forecast.
NFL Week 12 TV Channels and Fixtures
Sunday, November 29
Oakland at Tennessee 1:00 PM CBS Online Stream Game Pass Nissan Stadium
Buffalo at Kansas City 1:00 PM CBS Online Stream Game Pass Arrowhead Stadium
Tampa Bay at Indianapolis 1:00 PM FOX Online Stream Game Pass Lucas Oil Stadium
New York at Washington 1:00 PM FOX, Online Stream Game Pass FedEx Field
New Orleans at Houston 1:00 PM FOX, Online Stream Game Pass Stadium
Minnesota at Atlanta 1:00 PM FOX, Online Stream Game Pass Georgia Dome
St. Louis at Cincinnati 1:00 PM FOX, Online Stream Game Pass Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
San Diego at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS, Online Stream Game Pass EverBank Field, Jacksonville
Miami at New York Jets 1:00 PM CBS, Online Stream Game Pass MetLife Stadium
Arizona at San Francisco 4:05 PM FOX, Online Stream Game Pass Levi’s Stadium
Pittsburgh at Seattle 4:25 PM CBS, Online Stream Game Pass CenturyLink Field
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
New England at Denver 8:30 PM NBC Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver