Texans-Bengals kicks off Thursday Night Football schedule

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There have been plenty of criticisms about Thursday night games over the years, but they aren’t going anywhere and this year’s schedule of games under the Thursday Night Football banner includes a few late-season Saturday and Monday games as well.

The package will also be featured on a variety of broadcasters this year. NFL Network will show all of the games, either exclusively or as a simulcast with NBC or CBS. Ten games that are part of the package will also be streamed on Amazon after they won the bidding for the rights for the first time.

The Texans will visit Cincinnati on September 14 in Week Two to kick off the package of games. That game will be shown only on NFL Network. The rest of the schedule is below.

Week Three: Rams at 49ers – NFLN

Week Four: Bears at Packers – CBS, NFLN, Amazon

Week Five: Patriots at Buccaneers – CBS, NFLN, Amazon

Week Six: Eagles at Panthers – CBS, NFLN, Amazon

Week Seven: Chiefs at Raiders – CBS, NFLN, Amazon

Week Eight: Dolphins at Ravens – CBS, NFLN, Amazon

Week Nine: Bills at Jets – NFLN

Week 10: Seahawks at Cardinals – NBC, NFLN, Amazon

Week 11: Titans at Steelers – NBC, NFLN, Amazon

Week 13: Redskins at Cowboys – NBC, NFLN, Amazon

Week 14: Saints at Falcons – NBC, NFLN, Amazon

Week 15: Broncos at Colts – NBC, NFLN, Amazon

NFL Network will also air the Vikings-Browns game from London in Week Eight with a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff time. In Week 15, they will air a pair of Saturday games with the Bears and Lions kicking off at 4:30 p.m. ET and the Chargers visiting the Chiefs at 8:25 p.m. ET. The Colts and Ravens will play on the network the next Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET and NFL Network closes out its season by joining up with NBC and Amazon to show the Steelers at the Texans on Christmas Day.

9 responses to “Texans-Bengals kicks off Thursday Night Football schedule

  1. So many people bad mouth TNF. I can’t get enough football — it’s the one thing that makes me look forward to fall & winter. So, hey, y’all just keep not watchingif you feel that way. I just hope there will always be enough fans like me, who see TNF as the beginning of the football weekend every week, so that it keeps going.

  2. Don’t have NFL network, so I guess I’ll have to miss my Bengals getting owned by the Texans yet again.

  3. deweygroup says:
    Apr 20, 2017 9:56 PM
    Actually, the Patriots-Chiefs kick off Thursday Night Football. It is just on a different network.

    Yeah, I was wondering why they didnt mention that detail.

  4. I see that NFL has at least figured out that showing only division games doesn’t work. Nothing cures insomnia like matchups like Jags-Titans and Rams-49ers every Thursday.

    Of course, I’m most interested in my team’s game, hosting the Eagles in week 6. Can’t wait to see if our promising corners can cover Philly’s new speedsters at WR, and if our O-line can keep Cam clean to throw for a zillion yards.

    Overall, it looks like a much better Thursday lineup.

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