As the NFL prepares to kick off another season Thursday night, NBC will again be there for all the action and the best games each week – now with even more games televised by the network.
In addition to the package of Sunday Night games – still the top rated primetime show on television – NBC has joined with the NFL Network to televise five Thursday Night games over the course of the season.
The new partnership means the games will be simulcast on both networks starting in November. The deal is in addition to NBC’s coverage of the league’s opening game this Thursday – a Super Bowl rematch between the champion Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers - and the Thanksgiving night showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts.
It will be the fifth straight year NBC will broadcast a game on Thanksgiving – but that won’t be the only holiday you can catch the NFL on NBC this year, as the network will show games on both Christmas and New Year’s Day with both being on a Sunday this season.
As in years past, NBC will be able to “flex schedule” games that may be better than the one originally picked starting with Week Five of the regular season. The network will announce their game for Week 17 later in the season.
The complete schedule of games on NBC this season is listed below:
Thursday, September 8th at 8:30 PM – Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos
Sunday, September 11th at 8:30 PM – New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, September 18th at 8:30 PM – Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, September 25th at 8:30 PM – Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, October 2nd at 8:30 PM – Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sunday, October 9th at 8:30 PM – New York Giants at Green Bay Packers
*Sunday, October 16th at 8:30 PM – Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
*Sunday, October 23rd at 8:30 PM – Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
*Sunday, October 30th at 8:30 PM – Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
*Sunday, November 6th at 8:30 PM – Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders
*Sunday, November 13th at 8:30 PM – Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots
Thursday, November 17th at 8:25 PM – New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
*Sunday, November 20th at 8:30 PM – Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins
Thursday, November 24th at 8:30 PM – Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts
*Sunday, November 27th at 8:30 PM – New England Patriots at New York Jets
Thursday, December 1st at 8:25 PM – Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
*Sunday, December 4th at 8:30 PM – Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks
Thursday, December 8th at 8:25 PM – Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
*Sunday, December 11th at 8:30 PM – Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
Thursday, December 15th at 8:25 PM – Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
*Sunday, December 18th at 8:30 PM – Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
Thursday, December 22nd at 8:25 PM – New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
*Sunday, December 25th at 8:30 PM – Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
*Sunday, January 1st at 8:30 PM – TBD
* - denotes game that could be changed due to flex scheduling rules