Thursday Night Football History & 2023 Schedule Information

Thursday Night Football (TNF) has had countless highlights and unforgettable moments since it began airing in 2006. It has also had several homes over the years, being broadcast on CBS, NBC, the NFL Network, and exclusively on Amazon Prime starting as of 2022. But one thing has remained constant — it’s a terrific way to get your midweek football fix, watch the best players in the world go toe-to-toe, and it has become an important staple of NFL seasons.

How to Watch Thursday Night Football

Sure, there’s plenty to like about enjoying games on a big-screen TV in the comfort of your own home, but there’s nothing quite like grabbing tickets to Thursday Night Football and attending a game live in the flesh. It’s hard to think of anything that makes you feel more alive than the electric energy of a packed stadium, having a relaxing beer with your family and friends and being in the thick of the action while rooting for your favorite team.

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Thursday Night Football on TV

Amazon Prime earned exclusive broadcast and streaming rights to Thursday Night Football in 2022, so a Prime subscription is necessary to watch the games on your smart TV and to stream them live on your mobile devices.

The games kick off at 8:20 p.m. EST/ 5:20 p.m. PST.

History of Thursday Night Football

There have been countless memorable moments since the inception of Thursday Night Football back in 2006. Among them was the highest-scoring game in TNF history, when the Los Angeles Rams went head-to-head against the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. Both teams scored a minimum of six points during each quarter. Two touchdowns in the final quarter by 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer had the crowd on its feet, but it wasn’t enough to bring it home. The Rams ended up beating San Fran by just two points.

Meanwhile, the 2015 game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions made history with the longest game-ending touchdown in NFL history at the time. Aaron Rodgers threw a 61-yard Hail Mary pass as the buzzer sounded to win the game with a dramatic finish. Dubbed the “Miracle in Motown,” the play resulted in a dramatic 27–23 come-from-behind victory for the Packers, who had trailed 20–0 in the second half. The victory was also the Packers’ fourth-largest comeback in franchise history.

2023 Thursday Night Football Schedule

You won’t want to miss a moment of the action in the TNF 2023 season. Check out the listings below.

WeekDateVisiting TeamHome TeamStadiumTickets
209/14/2023Minnesota VikingsPhiladelphia EaglesLincoln Financial FieldTickets
309/21/2023New York GiantsSan Francisco 49ersLevi's StadiumTickets
409/28/2023Detroit LionsGreen Bay PackersLambeau FieldTickets
510/05/2023Chicago BearsWashington CommandersFedExFieldTickets
610/12/2023Denver BroncosKansas City ChiefsGEHA Field at Arrowhead StadiumTickets
710/19/2023Jacksonville JaguarsNew Orleans SaintsCaesars SuperdomeTickets
810/26/2023Tampa Bay BuccaneersBuffalo BillsHighmark StadiumTickets
911/02/2023Tennessee TitansPittsburgh SteelersAcrisure StadiumTickets
1011/09/2023Carolina PanthersChicago BearsSoldier FieldTickets
1111/16/2023Cincinnati BengalsBaltimore RavensM&T Bank StadiumTickets
1311/30/2023Seattle SeahawksDallas CowboysAT&T StadiumTickets
1412/07/2023New England PatriotsPittsburgh SteelersAcrisure StadiumTickets
1512/14/2023Los Angeles ChargersLas Vegas RaidersAllegiant StadiumTickets
1612/21/2023New Orleans SaintsLos Angeles RamsSoFi StadiumTickets
1712/28/2023New York JetsCleveland BrownsCleveland Browns StadiumTickets

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