Miami, September 17th (UPI) – Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season, the third race of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, and the first tournament of the PGA Tour season lead the weekend sports schedule. MLB, MLS and college football games are also on the program.
The football action began on Thursday with a college and an NFL game and continues Friday through Sunday with a total of 86 games. There are two NASCAR races taking place at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend.
Dozens of football matches between the MLS, the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga, the Italian Serie A, the German Bundesliga and the French Ligue 1 will also take place this weekend.
The NFL Week 2 Slate features nine matchups on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Two games will air at 4:05 pm and two games at 4:25 pm
The Baltimore Ravens receive the Kansas City Chiefs for Sunday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. on NBC.
The New York Jets host the New England Patriots in one of the 1pm games on CBS. The Miami Dolphins are also hosting the Buffalo Bills at the same time in another AFC East Division matchup on Fox.
The Philadelphia Eagles 1-0 receive the San Francisco 49ers 1-0 at 1pm on Fox. The Carolina Panthers (1-0) receive the New Orleans Saints (1-0) in an NFC South Matchup at 1 p.m. on Fox.
Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers aim to improve to 2-0 when they play the Atlanta Falcons on Fox at 4:05 p.m.
Russell Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks receive Derrick Henry’s Tennessee Titans on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. on CBS.
The second week’s schedule ends with a Monday night football battle between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions on Monday at 8:15 p.m. EDT on ESPN.
The first of three NASCAR races this week in Bristol aired on Thursday. The schedule continues with the Xfinity Series Food City 300 on Friday.
The Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race broadcast on Saturday is the main event of the weekend. The races will be broadcast on NBCSN.
Kyle Busch is the favorite for the third race in the round of 16 of the Cup Series Playoffs. Martin Truex Jr. was awarded pole position and will lead the field of 38.
Sixteen of these drivers are part of the playoff field. Seven are former champions of the Cup Series.
The playoff field will shrink to 12 drivers after the race on Saturday. The field is later reduced to eight drivers before Championship 4 competes in the Cup Series Championship on November 7th in Avondale, Arizona.
Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and the Cup Series defending champion Chase Elliott are among the other favorites on Sunday in Bristol. Busch took 10th place in the Cup series classification, but was a three-time winner of the event on the 800 m long, concreted oval track.
Kevin Harvick won the 2020 Bass Pro Shops Night Race. Truex won the second Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway last weekend.
PGA Tour season begins
The 11-day PGA Tour off-season ended with the Fortinet Championship teeing off on Thursday at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California.
Each round of the season opener will air on the NBC Golf Channel from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT through Sunday.
World number 1 Jon Rahm is a strong favorite in Napa. No. 4 Patrick Cantlay, who won the FedExCup title in Atlanta on September 5, is not in the field with 156 players.
No. 17 Hideki Matsuyama, the master of the 2021 Masters, is the second tallest player in the field. No. 22 Webb Simpson, No. 25 Kevin Na, No. 31 Will Zalatoris and No. 33 Phil Mickelson are among the other top players fighting for the title.
Premier League: Leeds in Newcastle at 3pm EDT on NBCSN
MLS: New York Red Bulls in Miami at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN +
Fortinet Championship: Round two from 6pm to 9pm EDT on Golf Channel
Dodgers at Reds at 7:10 p.m. EDT on the MLB Network (out of market only)
Athletics at Angels at 9:38 p.m. EDT on YouTube
UCF in Louisville at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN
Maryland, Illinois at 9 p.m. EDT on FS1
Xfinity Series Food City 300 at 7:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN
Bundesliga: VfL Bochum at Bayern Munich at 9:30 am EDT on ESPN +
Premier League: Crystal Palace in Liverpool at 10 a.m. EDT on Peacock Premium
Premier League: Arsenal in Burnley at 10 a.m. EDT on NBCSN
Premier League: Southampton at Manchester City at 10 a.m. EDT on USA
La Liga: Athletic Bilbao at Atletico Madrid at 10:15 a.m. EDT on ESPN +
Premier League: Everton at Aston Villa at 12:30 p.m. EDT on NBC
MLS: DC United in Atlanta at 3:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN +
MLS: Columbus in New England at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN +
MLS: NYCFC in Cincinnati at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN +
MLS: Nashville in Toronto at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN +
MLS: San Jose, Austin at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN +
MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy, Minnesota at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN +
MLS: Dallas in Houston at 9:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN +
MLS: Seattle on Salt Lake at 9:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN +
Nebraska, Oklahoma at noon EDT on Fox
New Mexico at Texas A&M at noon EDT on the SEC Network
Cincinnati, Indiana at noon EDT on ESPN
Virginia Tech in West Virginia at noon EDT on FS1
Coastal Carolina in Buffalo at noon EDT on ESPN2
Michigan State in Miami at noon EDT on ABC
Northern Illinois in Michigan at noon EDT on Big Ten Network
Purdue in Notre Dame at 2:30 p.m. EDT on NBC
Alabama, Florida at 3:30 p.m. EDT on CBS
Kent State, Iowa at 3:30 p.m. EDT on the Big Ten Network
Georgia Tech at Clemson at 3:30 p.m. EDT on ABC
Tulsa, Ohio at 3:30 p.m. EDT on FS1
Florida State in the Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN
USC in Washington State at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Fox
Georgia Southern, Arkansas at 4 p.m. EDT on the SEC network
Mississippi State, Memphis at 4 p.m. EDT on ESPN2
South Carolina, Georgia at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN
Stony Brook, Oregon at 7:30 p.m. EDT on the Pac-12 network
Auburn at Penn State at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ABC
Virginia, North Carolina at 7:30 p.m. EDT on the ACC network
Tulane at Ole Miss at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN2
Oklahoma State in Boise State at 9 p.m. EDT on FS1
Arizona State at BYU at 10:15 p.m. EDT on ESPN
Iowa State at UNLV at 10:30 p.m. EDT on CBSSN
Fresno State at UCLA at 10:45 p.m. EDT on the Pac-12 network
Indians at Yankees at 1:05 p.m. EDT on the MLB network (out of market only)
Tigers at Rays at 4:10 p.m. EDT on the MLB network (out of market only)
Phillies at Mets at 7:15 p.m. EDT on Fox
Cubs at Brewers at 7:15 p.m. EDT on Fox
Fortinet Championship: Round three from 6pm to 9pm EDT on Golf Channel
Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at 7:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN
Premier League: Manchester United at West Ham at 9 a.m. EDT on NBCSN
Premier League: Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur at 11:30 am EDT on Peacock Premium
Bundesliga: FC Union Berlin at Borussia Dortmund at 11:30 a.m. EDT on ESPN +
MLS: Chicago in Montreal at 1:00 p.m. EDT on ESPN +
Serie A: AC Milan at Juventus at 2:45 p.m. EDT on beIN Sports
Ligue 1: Lyon at PSG at 2:45 p.m. EDT on beIN Sports
La Liga: Real Madrid in Valencia at 3pm EDT on ESPN +
MLS: Orlando in Philadelphia at 4 p.m. EDT on ESPN +
MLS: LAFC in Portland at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN +
MLS: Vancouver, Colorado at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPN +
Broncos at Jaguars at 1 p.m. EDT on CBS
Bills at Dolphins at 1 p.m. EDT on Fox
49ers at Eagles at 1 p.m. EDT on Fox
Rams at Colts at 1 p.m. EDT on Fox
Raiders at Steelers at 1 p.m. EDT on CBS
Bengals at Bears at 1 p.m. EDT on Fox
Texans at Browns at 1 p.m. EDT on CBS
Saints at Panthers at 1 p.m. EDT on Fox
Vikings at Cardinals at 4:05 p.m. EDT on Fox
Falcons at Buccaneers at 4:05 p.m. EDT on Fox
Titans at Seahawks at 4:25 p.m. EDT on CBS
Cowboys at Chargers at 4:25 p.m. EDT on CBS
Chiefs at Ravens at 8:20 p.m. EDT on NBC
Dodgers at Reds at 1:10 p.m. EDT on TBS
Braves at Giants at 4:05 p.m. EDT on the MLB network (out of market only)
Phillies at Mets at 7:08 p.m. EDT on ESPN
Fortinet Championship: Finals Round from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT on Golf Channel