The Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans will play the NFL’s first Tuesday night game in a decade when they face off in Nissan Stadium.
Positive COVID-19 tests have hampered the Titans’ early-season schedule significantly. Tennessee already had its Week 4 game against the Steelers postponed until later in the season. This Week 5 game was scheduled to take place Sunday afternoon, but the league needed to give Tennessee an additional two days in order to assure a safely played game.
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There’s no telling how prepared the Titans will be for this game with very limited practice time over the last couple weeks. Their roster will likely remain depleted with a host of players still on the COVID-19/reserve list. That sets up to allow Josh Allen and the Bills to remain undefeated ahead of a Week 6 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, which was initially scheduled for this Thursday before being moved back to Monday to accommodate this game.
Tennessee’s best chance will likely lie in riding Derrick Henry into the ground. The star running back could help the Titans control the possession game, and running plays are likely more easily put into rhythm than passing plays after a lengthy time off.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Bills vs. Titans game on Tuesday night, including kickoff time, TV channels and a look back at the NFL’s other Tuesday games.
What channel is Bills vs. Titans on today?
- TV channel (national): CBS
- Live stream: CBS All Access, fuboTV
The Bills and Titans were originally scheduled to play Sunday in an early afternoon time slot on CBS, and the network maintains the rights for the game even though it’s been shifted to Tuesday night. Tom McCarthy (play-by-play) and former NFL kicker Jay Feely (color) will be on the call for CBS.
In Canada, viewers can watch Bills vs. Titans on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game .
Bills vs. Titans start time
- Date: Tuesday, Oct. 13
- Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. ET
Bills vs. Titans will conclude a Week 5 that saw the Patriots-Broncos game postponed altogether into Week 6 due to positive COVID-19 tests on New England. It’ll kick off more than an hour earlier than usual NFL primetime starts, which come in at either 8:15 or 8:20 p.m. ET.
History of NFL games on Tuesdays
The Bills and Titans will play the ninth Tuesday game in NFL history. The most recent came in 2010, when the Vikings and Eagles were forced to play on a Tuesday after a blizzard’s snow caused the Metrodome roof to collapse.
Apparently Tuesday games were a natural occurrence during the 1940s, when the rest of the NFL’s Tuesday games have occurred (according to Football Reference’s database stretching back to 1940). The 1946 season included Tuesday games in back-to-back weeks and three overall.
The winningest team in NFL history on Tuesdays is the Cleveland Browns, who won both in 1946 and 1948 on a Tuesday. Neither the Buffalo nor Tennessee franchises, which both initially became professional in the AFL, have played a recorded game on a Tuesday.