Thursday Night Football Schedule 2017: List of Games, Dates

Thursday Night Football is the branding used for broadcasts of National Football League (NFL) games that broadcast primarily on Thursday nights, and occasionally on Saturdays in the later portion of the season. Most of the games kick off at 8:25 p.m. Eastern Time.

Debuting on November 23, 2006, the telecasts were originally part of NFL Network’s Run to the Playoffs package, which consisted of eight total games broadcast on Thursday and Saturday nights (five on Thursdays, and three on Saturdays, originally branded as Saturday Night Football during the latter portion of the season. Since 2012, the TNF package has begun during the second week of the NFL season; the NFL Kickoff Game and the Thanksgiving primetime game are both broadcast as part of NBC Sports’ Sunday Night Football contract and are not included in Thursday Night Football, although the Thanksgiving primetime game was previously part of the package from 2006 until 2011.

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The NFL is upon us once again, which means that we’re due for a fresh slate of Thursday Night Football games. Feel the excitement.

The season kicked off with a Thursday night game between the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots and Chiefs. Kansas City upset New England in Foxborough, 42-27.

Here’s a look at this season’s complete Thursday Night Football schedule.

Week 1 (Sept. 7): Chiefs 42, Patriots 27

Week 2 (Sept. 14): Texas at Bengals

Week 3 (Sept. 21): Rams at 49ers

Week 4 (Sept. 28): Bears at Packers

Week 5 (Oct. 5): Patriots at Buccaneers

Week 6 (Oct. 12): Eagles at Panthers

Week 7 (Oct. 19): Chiefs at Raiders

Week 8 (Oct. 26): Dolphins at Ravens

Week 9 (Nov. 2): Bills at Jets

Week 10 (Nov. 9): Seahawks at Cardinals

Week 11 (Nov. 16): Titans at Steelers

Week 12 (Nov. 23, Thanksgiving): Giants at Redskins

Week 13 (Nov. 30): Redskins at Cowboys

Week 14 (Dec. 7): Saints at Falcons

Week 15 (Dec. 14): Broncos at Colts

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