NFL 2021 Games Schedule Week 17- Arena of action

Football is a game that brings out the real action on its playground. As you must be well known that the 2021 NFL season (NFL 2021 games schedule) is programmed to be the 102nd season of the National Football League-NFL. The excitement of the fans has been elevating now. The beginning of the most awaited football league for the fans will be from September 9, 2021. It will be starting off with defending Super Bowl LV champion Tampa Bay hosting Dallas in the NFL kickoff Game and will be concluded on January 9, 2022. If we address the playoffs then they are scheduled to begin from January 15, 2022. These playoffs will set their ending with Super Bowl LVI, the league’s championship game on February 1 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. 

That’s totally enough about the basic information regarding the starting and end of games. I’m sure if you are a true fan of Football then you must have known this already but let’s take it as general. The preseason of the NFL is swinging flourishingly as every team has at least played one game as the League dropped the schedule of the preseason from four games to three with the expanded regular season to 17 games. All the teams having 9 home games in the year 2021 will be having only one preseason game whereas the teams having eight home games will have two home dates. This case will be reversed in the year 2022. 

Were you aware of the fact that only five games will be played during the prime-time slots (NFL 2021 games schedule)? Well yeah, this is gonna happen this time. Among the five games, CBS will be persuaded that it is the week 3rd contest between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals on August 29, Sunday at 4:00 P.M. ET. For the week 2nd, Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars acquired the prime-time spot and the rival team for this is New Orleans Saints on August 23, Monday. There is another interesting fact that interests the audience is that there’s an engaging battle going on between Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill.   

Now it’s time for week 17. Let’s jump right onto the schedule as it’s the action time. In this NFL 2021 games schedule week 17, you will get to know about the location, time, and coverage of the NFL 2021 season.

NFL 2021 Games SCHEDULE WEEK 17

NFL 2021 Games SCHEDULE WEEK 17

SUNDAY, JANUARY 2ND

Philadelphia Eagles@Washington Football Team

LocationFedExField
Watch onFOX
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Schedule time11:30 PM GMT + 5:30

Carolina Panthers@New Orleans Saints

LocationCaesars Superdome
Watch on FOX
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Schedule time11:30 PM GMT + 5:30

Tampa Bay Baccaneers@New York Jets

Location MetLife Stadium
Watch onFOX
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Schedule time11:30 PM GMT + 5:30

Miami Dolphins@Tennessee Titans

Location Nissan Stadium
Watch on CBS
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Schedule time11:30 PM GMT + 5:30

Jacksonville Jaguars@New England Patriots

Location Gillette Stadium
Watch on CBS
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Schedule time11:30 PM GMT + 5:30

Las Vegas Raiders@Indianapolis Colts

Location Lucas Oil Stadium
Watch on CBS
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Schedule time11:30 PM GMT + 5:30

Kansas City Chiefs@Cincinnati Bengals

Location Paul Brown Stadium
Watch on CBS
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Schedule time11:30 PM GMT + 5:30

New York Giants@Chicago Bears

Location Soldier Field
Watch on CBS
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Schedule time11:30 PM GMT + 5:30

Atlanta Falcons@Buffalo Bills

Location Highmark Stadium
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Schedule time11:30 PM GMT + 5:30

Arizona Cardinals@Dallas Cowboys 

Location AT&T Stadium
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Schedule time 11:30 PM GMT + 5:30

Houston Texans@San Francisco 49ers

Location Levi’s Stadium
Watch on CBS
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Schedule time2:35 AM GMT + 5:30

Denver Broncos@Los Angeles Chargers

Location SoFi Stadium
Watch on CBS
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Schedule time2:35 AM GMT + 5:30

Los Angeles Rams@Baltimore Ravens

Location M&T Bank Stadium
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Schedule time 2:55 AM GMT + 5:30

Detroit Lions@Seattle Seahawks

Location Lumen Field
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Schedule time 2:55 AM GMT + 5:30

Minnesota Vikings@Green Bay Packers

Location Lambeau Field
Watch on NBC
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Schedule time 6:50  AM GMT + 5:30

MONDA, JANUARY 3rd

Cleveland Browns@Pittsburgh Steelers

Location Heinz Field
Watch on ESPN
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Schedule time 6:45 AM GMT + 5:30

Top 5 NFL 2021 Defenses

In order to strengthen the strategies changes must take place. ‘’Offence wins the game; defense wins championships’’, you must have heard this phrase somewhere, however, this is not applicable everywhere but in the case of the NFL, it fits perfectly, especially since 2015. In simple words, since 2915, teams preferring defense have won the Super Bowl. Let’s get back a little earlier in time, the #1 defense in the NFL that went to the Super Bowl was of New England Patriots in 2016. New York Giants won the Super Bowl as a 25th rank in NFL defense in 2011. 

However, having the foremost defense brings out the best in teams. It helps maintain their position in the playoffs run and the competition goes stays in place. Regarding this, here are the top 5 NFL defenses arriving in the NFL season 2021. 

#5 San Franciso 49ers  (#17- 2020)

#5 San Franciso 49ers  (#17- 2020)

Injuries were prominently happening in this unit of the recent year. Even after that San Francisco 49ers ranked the highest due to the playmakers, they remained healthy apart from everything that impacted the game on the greatest level. The players have a lot of talent in them such as Nick Bosa, Javon Kinlaw, Dee Ford, and Arik Armstead. They certainly played their best. 

Depth pieces could also be added with the help of them along with the CB Ambry Thomas starter. 

#4 New Orleans Saints (#5- 2020)

#4  New Orleans Saints (#5- 2020)

In connection with defense and roster as a whole, the New Orleans Saints have occupied masterstrokes. David Onyemata has been recognized to be their best defender however served a suspension to open the season. There are other players that can take hold of the game such as Cameron Jordan, Malcolm Jenkins, Kwon Alexander, and Marshon Lattimore. 

The subsidiary weak areas are Depth at DT. the consideration of the real playmaker can only be held by Lattimore, as there are chances to lean on the third-round rookie Paulson Adebo to set up earlier.

#3  Indianapolis Colts  (#10- 2020)

#3  Indianapolis Colts  (#10- 2020)

The zone-heavy scheme worked preeminently for the Indianapolis Colts along with CB Xavier Rhodes receiving a breakout year. Despite that Rhodes has double-digit passes avoided for the first time ever in the five seasons.

#2 New England Patriots (#7- 2020)

#2 New England Patriots (#7- 2020)

There are many recent additions to the team however LB Dont’s Hightower comes back from the results of 2020. The significant addition is of Matt Judon that highly impacts the game in a positive manner. Alongside, DT Christian Barmore and EDGE Ronnie Perkins are too comes under the list of best picks. 

In terms of CB Stephon Gilmore then if the player enhances his performance with a boost then New England could have top 6 NFL defense at the season end.

#1   Baltimore Ravens (#2- 2020)

#1   Baltimore Ravens (#2- 2020)

The best CB duo in the league is Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey. That stands out among everyone else. Other than this, Odafe Oweh and Patrick Queen also held strong positions the entire time. Assuming until young players progress and the safeties stand in power everything is great with Baltimore.

Now that you are aware of the NFL 2021 games schedule week 17, don’t miss out on your favorite team’s match on their scheduled day. If you were not aware of the defenses for this season then here you go. We have given the top 5 defenses for the 2021 season that will affect the game somehow. Let’s see what impact will that be. 

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