Thursday Night Football 2020 Schedule: Full Slate of Games, Times, TV Channel

A new NFL season means a fresh slate of Thursday night games. While it may lack the history and pizzaz of its iterations on Sunday and Monday night, Thursday Night Football has developed into a staple of football broadcasting.

The upcoming season should only strengthen that reputation, with Thursday Night Football featuring a host of Super Bowl contenders, classic divisional rivalries and the re-match of last season's NFC Championship Game.

The season opener between defending Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans is scheduled for Thursday, September 10 but, somewhat confusingly, Thursday Night Football does not begin until the following week when the Cleveland Browns host the Cincinnati Bengals in what will be a first taste of AFC North rivalry for Joe Burrow, the first overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Along with the Baltimore Ravens road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving Day, the matchup between the Chiefs and the Texans is one of only two games scheduled on a Thursday to be carried by NBC, the host of Sunday Night Football.

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As usual, every game on Thursday Night Football will be broadcast by NFL Network, FOX and Amazon Prime, with the former exclusively carrying the first three Thursday Night Football games of the season.

Amazon Prime will exclusively broadcast one of the Saturday games later in the season and a live stream for every game will be available via NFL Network online and on connected devices, Amazon Prime and via fuboTV.

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Aside from the Bengals' trip to Cleveland in Week 2, those include the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Miami Dolphins in Week 3 and the New York Jets welcoming the Denver Broncos the following week.

Tom Brady makes his first Thursday Night Football appearance as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer when the Bucs travel to Chicago to face the Bears in Week 5, while the Chiefs take on the Bills in Buffalo the following week, before the latest instalment of a classic NFC East rivalry when the Eagles host the New York Giants in Philadelphia in Week 7.

Week 9 features arguably the pick of the crop of this season's Thursday Night Football schedule, with the San Francisco 49ers hosting the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers and the Packers met twice at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, last season, with San Francisco winning 37-8 in Week 12 and 37-20 in the NFC Championship Game.

Divisional rivalries monopolise Thursday Night Football over the next two weeks, with the Tennessee Titans hosting the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10, before the Arizona Cardinals travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks the following week.

Week 13 sees the Ravens host the Dallas Cowboys, before the NFL's two new stadiums take center stage in the following two weeks as the Los Angeles Rams host the New England Patriots at SoFi Stadium in Week 14 and the Las Vegas Raiders welcome the Los Angeles Raiders at Allegiant Stadium seven days later.

The last Thursday Night Football matchup of the season is scheduled on a Friday and sees the New Orleans Saints host the Minnesota Vikings on Christmas Day.

In Week 15 and Week 16, Thursday Night Football will also carry two Saturday double-headers as part of the NFL's contingency plans to make up for the games that were originally scheduled to be held in London and Mexico City. All four games will be broadcast on NFL Network, but the teams are yet to be announced.

Here's the complete Thursday Night Football schedule for the upcoming season (all times ET).

  • Week 2—Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network
  • Week 3—Miami Dolphins @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network
  • Week 4—Denver Broncos @ New York Jets, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network
  • Week 5—Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Chicago Bears, 8:20 p.m., FOX Sports, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
  • Week 6—Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills, 8:20 p.m., FOX Sports, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
  • Week 7—New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles 8:20 p.m., FOX Sports, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
  • Week 8—Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers, 8:20 p.m., FOX Sports, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
  • Week 9—Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m., FOX Sports, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
  • Week 10—Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans, 8:20 p.m., FOX Sports, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
  • Week 11—Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m., FOX Sports, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
  • Week 13—Dallas Cowboys @ Baltimore Ravens, 8:20 p.m., FOX Sports, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
  • Week 14—New England Patriots @ Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m., FOX Sports, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
  • Week 15—Los Angeles Chargers @ Las Vegas Raiders, 8:20 p.m., FOX Sports, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
  • Week 15—Saturday double header, NFL Network
  • Week 16—Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints, 8:20 p.m., FOX Sports, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
  • Week 16—Saturday double header, NFL Network
Aaron Rodgers, Jimmy Garoppolo, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers shakes hands with Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers after their game at Levi's Stadium on November 24, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers host the Packers on Thursday Night Football in Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season. Ezra Shaw/Getty
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