NFL adds Saturday games in Weeks 15-16 to Thursday slate


For the second straight year, two late-season Saturday games will be part of the CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football schedule. But this year, those games are spread across two Saturdays.

Last year both of the NFL’s Saturday games were in Week 16, but this year the league has scheduled the Jets at Dallas for Week 15, then Washington at Philadelphia for Week 16. Both Saturday night games will kick off at 8:25 p.m. Eastern, and both will air only on NFL Network, as well as on local affiliates.

After NBC kicks off the season with Steelers-Patriots on Thursday, September 10, CBS and NFL Network take over the Thursday night schedule. Here’s what it looks like:

September 17: Broncos at Chiefs (CBS and NFL Network)

September 24: Washington at Giants (CBS and NFL Network)

October 1: Ravens at Steelers (CBS and NFL Network)

October 8: Colts at Texans (CBS and NFL Network)

October 15: Falcons at Saints (CBS and NFL Network)

October 22: Seahawks at 49ers (CBS and NFL Network)

October 29: Dolphins at Patriots (CBS and NFL Network)

November 5: Browns at Bengals (NFL Network only)

November 12: Bills at Jets (NFL Network only)

November 19: Titans at Jaguars (NFL Network only)

December 3: Packers at Lions (CBS and NFL Network)

December 10: Vikings at Cardinals (NFL Network only)

December 17: Buccaneers at Rams (NFL Network only)

December 24: Chargers at Raiders (NFL Network only)