It’s the day after Christmas in the NFL. While a couple of games may have been unwrapped, NFL RedZone still has plenty of presents under the tree in the form of a terrific Week 16 schedule for commercial-free viewing. Things kickoff in the early afternoon with some big games. We’ve got the Buffalo Bills vs. the New England Patriots up in the AFC East. Down in the NFC South, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Carolina Panthers, led by quarterback Cam Newton. Later on, we have a big AFC North matchup between the Ravens and Bengals while the Steelers take on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. As always, trying to track down NFL RedZone can be a little bit tricky, as it’s not included with many basic cable packages and is usually an add-on for streaming services. However, some services, like fuboTV, do offer NFL RedZone as part of its free trial, giving viewers plenty of ways to watch for the 2021 season. NFL RedZone 2021, Week 16: Live stream, TV, free trial, how to watch

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How to watch NFL RedZone (Week 16 | Sunday, Dec. 26)

What time does NFL RedZone start? What channel is the broadcast on?: As always, Sunday’s broadcast will be available via the NFL RedZone channel (More info). The broadcast will start at 1 p.m. EST when the early afternoon games kickoff and end after the last 4 p.m. slot game finishes.

Live stream options: FuboTV – FuboTV is a solid all-around option for those looking to get rid of cable, offering a wide range of channels. It’s also one of the best options for any and all sporting events. The base fuboTV plan costs $59.99 per month, with the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone package running for an extra $10.99 per month.

How to watch for free: FuboTV does offer a free seven-day trial, which includes NFL RedZone.

Sling – Sling is another cable-cutter option and is cheaper at $30 a month for their “Sling Blue” package, which includes NFL Network. However, fans also need to sign up for the “Sports Extra” package to get access to NFL RedZone. However, that package will be available for free for the first month for new customers.

What is NFL RedZone? – RedZone is a special gameday broadcast from NFL Network that is commercial-free and carries viewers through all the games on Sundays. Hosted by either Andrew Siciliano or Scott Hanson (depending on which version of the channel you get), RedZone runs from 1 p.m. EST on Sundays through the final afternoon game, constantly switching between broadcasts to show the most exciting parts of each game — especially when a team has entered the titular red zone.

With three games to go in the regular season, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are on quite a roll.

— NFC North champs.

— Top record overall in the NFL at 11-3.

— And maintaining their top spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll.

The Packers earned all 12 of the first-place votes for 384 points in balloting Wednesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL.

The Packers clinched their division on Sunday after holding off the Baltimore Ravens. And the Packers will stay at home on Christmas as they host the Cleveland Browns.

“Aaron Rodgers is starting to put some separation between himself and the rest of the field in the MVP race, and a Packers team that had a tougher time than expected in Baltimore is still in the driver’s seat for the No. 1 seed in the NFC,” Newsday’s Bob Glauber said.

The surging Kansas City Chiefs, who have won seven in a row, moved up two spots to No. 2 after topping the Los Angeles Chargers in OT last week. The defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers slipped a spot to No. 3 after getting blanked at home by New Orleans on Sunday night.

The LA Rams gained two spots to No. 4 after getting past the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday night in a game delayed two days because of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Another NFC team moving up two places is Dallas, now at No. 5 in the poll. The Cowboys will face Washington on Sunday night in a key NFC East matchup.

The New England Patriots fell three places to No. 6 after losing to the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night. The Colts’ 27-17 win lifted them four spots to No. 8.

“(Running back Jonathan) Taylor and a dynamite, turnover-feasting defense make them a scary playoff team,” Fox Sports’ John Czarnecki said of Indianapolis.

The Patriots host the Bills on Sunday in a game that could go a long way toward deciding the AFC East. The Bills inched up a spot to round out the top 10 after handling the Carolina Panthers.

The Colts head to Arizona to take on the Cardinals on Christmas night. The Cardinals, who were No. 1 in the poll as recently as two weeks ago, dropped another two spots to No. 7 after their stunning blowout loss at Detroit.

And the Tennessee Titans, trying to fight off the Colts in the AFC South, open Week 16 as they host the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. The Titans are ranked ninth, the Niners are 12th.

The NFL season continues to wind down, with the start of the 16th week of the campaign. With the extended regular season, teams have an extra week to keep their playoff hopes alive, and for some, it could be needed.

The day after Christmas will feature several teams hoping to give their fans one last gift. The Ravens face the Bengals as they hope to snap a three-game skid and regain their footing in the pursuit of the AFC North crown. In another key divisional showdown in the 1 p.m. ET slate, the Bills will travel to New England hoping to avenge their narrow loss earlier in the season and pull back into a tie for the division lead.

Pittsburgh will also hope to keep its playoff hopes alive when it faces the redhot Chiefs, who are looking to win their eighth straight game and further cement themselves ahead in the AFC West. Kansas City can clinch the division with a win and Chargers’ loss, though that could be asking for a lot with Los Angeles facing the Texans earlier in the afternoon.

Two primetime matchups remain in the week. First, on Sunday, there’s a rivalry matchup between Washington and the Cowboys. The Saints will then look to keep their late playoff push alive when they play the Dolphins on Monday.

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