Presumably in an effort to pump some life into the NFL Network, the league has decided to run Thursday Night games from the second week of the year all the way up until the 14th week. And while traditionally the NFL hasn’t given its own channel much to work with in terms of quality outings, this year’s lineup is pretty impressive.
A few games that immediately jump off the page: Chicago Bears versus Green Bay Packers in Week 2, New Orleans Saints versus Atlanta Falcons in Week 12, Denver Broncos versus Oakland Raiders in Week 13 and Cincinnati Bengals versus Philadelphia Eagles in Week 14.
There are obviously a lot of ho-hum games sprinkled in for flavor as well, but this is a noticeable step up from years past.
The full Thursday night schedule.
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Week 2: Bears vs. Packers
Week 3: Giants vs. Panthers
Week 4: Browns vs. Ravens
Week 5: Cardinals vs. Rams
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Week 6: Steelers vs. Titans
Week 7: Seahawks vs. 49ers
Week 8: Buccaneers vs. Vikings
Week 9: Chiefs vs. Chargers
Week 10: Colts vs. Jaguars
Week 11: Dolphins vs. Bills
Week 12: Texans vs. Lions and Redskins vs. Cowboys and Patriots vs. Jets (Thursday games, but not on NFL Network)
Week 13: Saints vs. Falcons
Week 14: Broncos vs. Raiders
Week 15: Bengals vs. Eagles
(Thank you, Joel Thorman)