Are there NFL games for Christmas this year? how to see

Christmas Day holds something special for NFL fans with the first celebratory triple-header in league history.

After the Christmas turkey is served, there will be plenty for football fans to munch on as the three games feature four playoff teams from the 2021 season — as well as the last two Super Bowl champions.

If all you wanted for Christmas was Tom Brady, then you’re in luck because the day ends with him hoping to lead his Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

The Green Bay Packers leave the cold to play in the warmer climes of Florida, with a trip to see the Miami Dolphins opening the day’s schedule.

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Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers has won both times he played on Christmas Day. The Packers meet the Miami Dolphins on Christmas Day 2022.
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In the middle, the Denver Broncos are out with the Los Angeles Rams, hoping for some Christmas cheer after a difficult few months.

How many NFL games are on Christmas Day this year?

  • Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins.
  • Denver Broncos at the Los Angeles Rams.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Arizona Cardinals.

When are the NFL games at Christmas?

Sunday 25 December – this is week 16 of the 2022 season.

What channel will NFL games be broadcast on Christmas Day?

  • Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins on FOX (1 p.m. ET)
  • Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Rams on CBS/Nickelodeon (4:30 p.m. ET)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals on NBC (8:20 p.m. ET)

When are the NFL games during the rest of the week of Christmas?

  • Thursday 22 December: one game.
  • Saturday 24 December: eleven games.
  • Monday 26 December: one game.

What NFL games are played at Christmas?

Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins

  • Where: Hard Rock Stadium | Miami Gardens, Fla
  • When: 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 25.
  • How to see: FOX

The Miami Dolphins could be up against the Christmas spirit of the past in quarterback Aaron Rodgers as the Packers star has never lost on Dec. 25.

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Frank Gore of the Miami Dolphins during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 11, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin – the teams will meet on Christmas Day 2022
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Rodgers went 2-0 on the big day and had eight touchdowns in those two games, including a record five against the Chicago Bears in 2011.

The Dolphins have their own quarterback in Tua Tagovailoa who has impressive numbers and an offense that could put some points on the board.

This could be a celebratory shootout, with the victor taking the spoils of a playoff spot.

Denver Broncos at the Los Angeles Rams

  • Where: SoFi Stadium | Inglewood, California
  • When: 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 25
  • How to see: CBS, Nickelodeon

The Broncos didn’t have the best season despite putting their all on quarterback Russell Wilson after his trade from Seattle Seahawks.

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Denver Broncos’ Russell Wilson will lead his team against the Los Angeles Rams on Christmas Day
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Wilson faces a former teammate of 10 years, linebacker Bobby Wagner, who will lead the Rams defense to spoil the celebrations for the Broncos.

The Super Bowl champions, the Rams, will be hoping to put on a show that will delight their fans and won’t leave them choking on their turkey and trimmings.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Arizona Cardinals

  • Where: State Farm Stadium | Glendale, Arizona
  • When: 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 25
  • How to see: ABC

Most men the age of 45-year-old Tom Brady would be hoping to put their feet up on Christmas Eve and enjoy the trappings of the season.

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Tom Brady will play his first Christmas game of his illustrious career when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to the Arizona Cardinals
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Unfortunately for Brady, it will be his first day of work on Christmas Day and he could put a miserable end to the big ho, ho, ho for the Cardinals.

Expect fireworks from the team’s wide receivers — the Buccaneers’ Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and the Cardinals’ Marquise Brown and DeAndre Hopkins.

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Rick Schindler

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