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NFL Network Thursday Night Football results (2006–present)

Updated: 2017-02-13T23:00Z

The following is a detailed list of results and scores from National Football League games aired on NFL Network's Thursday Night Football. Starting with the 2006 NFL season, NFL Network was awarded the rights to air Thursday night games (with some extra broadcasts on Saturday nights). Previously, games played on Thursdays were broadcast on TNT and ESPN.

Results by season

Listed below are games and their respective results played from 2006 to the present.


2006 season

DayDateVisiting teamFinal scoreHost teamStadiumGame notes
ThursdayNovember 23Denver Broncos10–19Kansas City ChiefsArrowhead StadiumFirst prime-time Thanksgiving game in NFL history held in the request of Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, who had asked the NFL to schedule a third game for years. At the time of the game, Hunt was hospitalized in Dallas, Texas, and died weeks later at the age of 74.
ThursdayNovember 30Baltimore Ravens7–13Cincinnati BengalsPaul Brown Stadium
ThursdayDecember 7Cleveland Browns7–27Pittsburgh SteelersHeinz Field
ThursdayDecember 14San Francisco 49ers24–14Seattle SeahawksQwest FieldUnsafe weather conditions and rain storm delay game by twenty minutes.
SaturdayDecember 16Dallas Cowboys38–28Atlanta FalconsGeorgia DomeAfter the Cowboys-Falcons game, Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens came to the NFL Total Access set and acknowledged spitting in the face of Falcons' cornerback DeAngelo Hall early in the contest. There is no video, from that night's telecast or any other source, that is known to have captured the incident, but Owens was fined $30,000 by the NFL.
ThursdayDecember 21Minnesota Vikings7–9Green Bay PackersLambeau Field
SaturdayDecember 23Kansas City Chiefs20–9Oakland RaidersMcAfee ColiseumSideline reporter Adam Schefter reported that the Oakland Raiders had begun the process to fire head coach Art Shell, which was immediately refuted by Al Davis. Weeks later, the report was true and the Raiders indeed relieved Shell of his duties.
SaturdayDecember 30New York Giants34–28Washington RedskinsFedExField
Additional notes

According to Nielsen Media Research, the Broncos-Chiefs game that opened this package was the highest-rated program on cable/satellite TV in the United States on November 23, 2006, with a 6.8 rating (among available households) and an average of 4.2 million households. These numbers are especially remarkable, considering that millions of potential fans were unable to see the game due to their cable systems not making it available to them.

2007 season

DayDateVisiting teamFinal scoreHost teamStadiumGame notes
ThursdayNovember 22Indianapolis Colts31–13Atlanta FalconsGeorgia DomeFifth straight Thanksgiving Day start for QB Joey Harrington, who was on his third different team in as many years.
ThursdayNovember 29Green Bay Packers27–37Dallas CowboysTexas StadiumFirst game since 1990 season featuring two 10-1 teams. Eventual tie-breaker for home-field advantage in the playoffs. Following the game, Bryant Gumbel refers to Dallas quarterback Tony Romo as Rick Romo.
ThursdayDecember 6Chicago Bears16–24Washington RedskinsFedExFieldRedskins play game just two days after the burial of Sean Taylor. Taylor was fatally wounded in his Miami, Florida home the week before.
ThursdayDecember 13Denver Broncos13–31Houston TexansReliant StadiumFormer Broncos offensive coordinator and current Texans head coach Gary Kubiak defeats his former employer in first meeting.
SaturdayDecember 15Cincinnati Bengals13–20San Francisco 49ersMonster Park
ThursdayDecember 20Pittsburgh Steelers41–24St. Louis RamsEdward Jones DomeFormer Rams running back and current NFL Network analyst Marshall Faulk's jersey #28 is retired in St. Louis.
SaturdayDecember 22Dallas Cowboys20–13Carolina PanthersBank of America Stadium
SaturdayDecember 29New England Patriots38–35 (details)New York GiantsGiants StadiumPatriots complete a 16-0 regular season finish, the first undefeated NFL regular season in 35 years. The game was simulcast on NFL Network, NBC, and CBS. The game was also available to watch online at The game was the first three-network simulcast in NFL history and the first simulcast of any kind of an NFL game since the first Super Bowl in 1967, when CBS and NBC both televised the first meeting of the champions of the newly merged National Football League and American Football League.[1]

Patriots QB Tom Brady surpasses Peyton Manning (49 TD; 2004) with his 50th touchdown of the season, a pass to WR Randy Moss, which coincidentally was Moss' 23rd receiving touchdown of the year surpassing Jerry Rice (22 TD; 1987). The Patriots became the highest scoring team in a single season (594 points) surpassing the 1998 Vikings' 556 points.

The Patriots and Giants would meet again in Super Bowl XLII over a month later. The Patriots were still on their undefeated streak (18-0) while the Giants were winners of an NFL-record 10-straight road games. The Giants defeated the Patriots in the rematch by a score of 17-14 to claim their third Super Bowl championship.

2008 season

DayDateVisiting teamFinal scoreHost teamStadiumGame notes
ThursdayNovember 6Denver Broncos34–30Cleveland BrownsCleveland Browns Stadium
ThursdayNovember 13New York Jets34–31 (OT)New England PatriotsGillette StadiumFirst overtime game on Thursday Night Football.
ThursdayNovember 20Cincinnati Bengals10–27Pittsburgh SteelersHeinz Field
ThursdayNovember 27Arizona Cardinals20–48Philadelphia EaglesLincoln Financial FieldAfter being benched following a poor performance the week before, Donovan McNabb led the Eagles to a victory over the Cardinals on Thanksgiving Day. The two teams would later meet months later in the NFC Championship with the Cardinals winning the second matchup.
ThursdayDecember 4Oakland Raiders7–34San Diego ChargersQualcomm StadiumThe game was broadcast in 3D in select movie theaters across the nation.
ThursdayDecember 11New Orleans Saints24–27 (OT)Chicago BearsSoldier Field
ThursdayDecember 18Indianapolis Colts31–24Jacksonville JaguarsJacksonville Municipal Stadium
SaturdayDecember 20Baltimore Ravens33–24Dallas CowboysTexas StadiumThe final game at Texas Stadium.

2009 season

The 2009 season featured a Friday night game on December 25, as the Thursday that week is Christmas Eve, and the NFL tries not to schedule games that night in deference to the holiday (a lone exception being a Monday Night Football game in 2007 due to scheduling conflicts caused by ESPN's broadcast contracts). Also, the start times were pushed back by five minutes, to 8:20 p.m. Eastern time (except for the December 25 game, starting at 7:30 PM EST/6:30 CST).

WeekDayDateVisiting teamFinal scoreHost teamStadiumGame notes
10ThursdayNovember 12Chicago Bears6–10San Francisco 49ersCandlestick Park
11ThursdayNovember 19Miami Dolphins24–17Carolina PanthersBank of America Stadium
12ThursdayNovember 26New York Giants6–26Denver BroncosInvesco Field at Mile HighThanksgiving Day game
13ThursdayDecember 3New York Jets19–13Buffalo BillsRogers CentreBills Toronto Series
14ThursdayDecember 10Pittsburgh Steelers6–13Cleveland BrownsCleveland Browns Stadium
15ThursdayDecember 17Indianapolis Colts35–31Jacksonville JaguarsJacksonville Municipal Stadium
15SaturdayDecember 19Dallas Cowboys24–17New Orleans SaintsLouisiana Superdome
16FridayDecember 25San Diego Chargers42–17Tennessee TitansLP FieldChristmas game


2010 season

WeekDayDateVisiting TeamFinal ScoreHost TeamStadiumGame Notes
10ThursdayNovember 11Baltimore Ravens 21–26Atlanta FalconsGeorgia Dome
11ThursdayNovember 18Chicago Bears16–0Miami DolphinsSun Life Stadium
12ThursdayNovember 25Cincinnati Bengals10–26New York JetsNew Meadowlands StadiumThanksgiving Day game
13ThursdayDecember 2Houston Texans24–34Philadelphia EaglesLincoln Financial Field
14ThursdayDecember 9Indianapolis Colts30–28Tennessee TitansLP Field
15ThursdayDecember 16San Francisco 49ers7–34San Diego ChargersQualcomm Stadium
16ThursdayDecember 23Carolina Panthers3–27Pittsburgh SteelersHeinz Field
16SaturdayDecember 25Dallas Cowboys26–27Arizona CardinalsUniversity of Phoenix StadiumChristmas game

2011 season

WeekDayDateVisiting TeamFinal ScoreHost TeamStadiumGame Notes
10ThursdayNovember 10Oakland Raiders24–17San Diego ChargersQualcomm Stadium
11ThursdayNovember 17New York Jets13–17Denver BroncosSports Authority Field at Mile High
12ThursdayNovember 24San Francisco 49ers6–16Baltimore RavensM&T Bank StadiumThanksgiving Day game
13ThursdayDecember 1Philadelphia Eagles14–31Seattle SeahawksCenturyLink Field
14ThursdayDecember 8Cleveland Browns3–14Pittsburgh SteelersHeinz Field
15ThursdayDecember 15Jacksonville Jaguars14–41Atlanta FalconsGeorgia Dome
15SaturdayDecember 17Dallas Cowboys31–15Tampa Bay BuccaneersRaymond James Stadium
16ThursdayDecember 22Houston Texans16-19Indianapolis ColtsLucas Oil Stadium

2012 season

Starting with this season, the NFL expanded to a full season Thursday Night Football schedule. But there were some changes with the biggest being that every team was guaranteed a primetime appearance. In addition to the Season opener, the primetime Thanksgiving game also aired on NBC.

WeekDayDateVisiting TeamFinal ScoreHost TeamStadiumGame Notes
2ThursdaySeptember 13Chicago Bears10–23Green Bay PackersLambeau Field
3ThursdaySeptember 20New York Giants36–7Carolina PanthersBank of America Stadium
4ThursdaySeptember 27Cleveland Browns16–23Baltimore RavensM&T Bank Stadium
5ThursdayOctober 4Arizona Cardinals3–17St. Louis RamsEdward Jones Dome
6ThursdayOctober 11Pittsburgh Steelers23–26Tennessee TitansLP Field
7ThursdayOctober 18Seattle Seahawks6–13San Francisco 49ersCandlestick Park
8ThursdayOctober 25Tampa Bay Buccaneers36–17Minnesota VikingsMall of America Field at the
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
9ThursdayNovember 1Kansas City Chiefs13–31San Diego ChargersQualcomm Stadium
10ThursdayNovember 8Indianapolis Colts27–10Jacksonville JaguarsEverBank Field
11ThursdayNovember 15Miami Dolphins14–19Buffalo BillsRalph Wilson Stadium
13ThursdayNovember 29New Orleans Saints13–23Atlanta FalconsGeorgia Dome
14ThursdayDecember 6Denver Broncos26–13Oakland Coliseum
15ThursdayDecember 13Cincinnati Bengals34–13Philadelphia EaglesLincoln Financial Field

2013 season

WeekDayDateVisiting TeamFinal ScoreHost TeamStadiumGame Notes
2ThursdaySeptember 12New York Jets10–13New England PatriotsGillette Stadium
3ThursdaySeptember 19Kansas City Chiefs26–16Philadelphia EaglesLincoln Financial Field
4ThursdaySeptember 26San Francisco 49ers35–11St. Louis RamsEdward Jones Dome
5ThursdayOctober 3Buffalo Bills24–37Cleveland BrownsCleveland Browns Stadium
5SundayOctober 6San Diego Chargers17–27Oakland ColiseumOriginally planned to be broadcast by CBS for a 1:25 p.m. PT (4:25 p.m. ET) start, the game was pushed back to an 8:35 p.m. PT (11:35 p.m. ET) start because the stadium needed to be changed back to its football configuration following an Oakland Athletics playoff game the night before. The game was moved to NFL Network as a "special edition" of Thursday Night Football, but retained CBS production staff and commentators Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts. In San Diego, CBS affiliate KFMB-TV (who would have broadcast the game had it been played at its normal time) picked up rights to simulcast the game over-the-air.[2]
6ThursdayOctober 10New York Giants21–27Chicago BearsSoldier Field
7ThursdayOctober 17Seattle Seahawks34–22Arizona CardinalsUniversity of Phoenix Stadium
8ThursdayOctober 24Carolina Panthers31–13Tampa Bay BuccaneersRaymond James Stadium
9ThursdayOctober 31Cincinnati Bengals20–22 (OT)Miami DolphinsSun Life Stadium
10ThursdayNovember 7Washington Redskins27–34Minnesota VikingsMall of America Field
11ThursdayNovember 14Indianapolis Colts30–27Tennessee TitansLP Field
12ThursdayNovember 21New Orleans Saints17–13Atlanta FalconsGeorgia Dome
14ThursdayDecember 5Houston Texans20–27Jacksonville JaguarsEverBank Field
15ThursdayDecember 12San Diego Chargers27–20Denver BroncosSports Authority Field at Mile High

2014 season

Starting with the 2014 season, the NFL and CBS signed a deal that would put part of the Thursday Night Football package on national primetime. CBS, with an NFL Network simulcast, would air eight games (mostly the first half), while the NFL Network would air the other eight games (mostly the second half) exclusively. The deal was for one year with the option of a second year in 2015, which the NFL chose to exercise.

WeekDayDateVisiting TeamFinal ScoreHost TeamStadiumNetworkGame Notes
2ThursdaySeptember 11Pittsburgh Steelers6–26Baltimore RavensM&T Bank StadiumCBS/NFLN
3ThursdaySeptember 18Tampa Bay Buccaneers14–56Atlanta FalconsGeorgia DoneCBS/NFLN
4ThursdaySeptember 25New York Giants45–14Washington RedskinsFedExFieldCBS/NFLN
5ThursdayOctober 2Minnesota Vikings10–42Green Bay PackersLambeau FieldCBS/NFLN
6ThursdayOctober 9Indianapolis Colts33–28Houston TexansNRG StadiumCBS/NFLN
7ThursdayOctober 16New York Jets25–27New England PatriotsGillette StadiumCBS/NFLN
8ThursdayOctober 23San Diego Chargers21–35Denver BroncosSports Authority Field at Mile HighCBS/NFLN
9ThursdayOctober 30New Orleans Saints28–10Carolina PanthersBank of America StadiumNFLN
10ThursdayNovember 6Cleveland Browns24–3Cincinnati BengalsPaul Brown StadiumNFLN
11ThursdayNovember 13Buffalo Bills9–22Miami DolphinsSun Life StadiumNFLN
12ThursdayNovember 20Kansas City Chiefs20–24Oakland ColiseumNFLN
14ThursdayDecember 4Dallas Cowboys41–28Chicago BearsSoldier FieldNFLN
15ThursdayDecember 11Arizona Cardinals12–6St. Louis RamsEdward Jones DomeNFLN
16ThursdayDecember 18Tennessee Titans13–21Jacksonville JaguarsEverBank FieldNFLN
SaturdayDecember 20Philadelphia Eagles24–27Washington RedskinsFedExFieldNFLN
SaturdayDecember 20San Diego Chargers38–35San Francisco 49ersLevi's StadiumCBS/NFLN

2015 season

Week Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Network Game Notes
2 Thursday September 17 Denver Broncos31–24 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium CBS/NFLN
3 Thursday September 24 Washington Redskins21–32 New York Giants MetLife Stadium CBS/NFLN
4 Thursday October 1 Baltimore Ravens23–20 (OT) Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field CBS/NFLN
5 Thursday October 8 Indianapolis Colts27–20 Houston Texans NRG Stadium CBS/NFLN
6 Thursday October 15 Atlanta Falcons21–31 New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome CBS/NFLN
7 Thursday October 22 Seattle Seahawks20–3 San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium CBS/NFLN
8 Thursday October 29 Miami Dolphins7–36 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium CBS/NFLN
9 Thursday November 5 Cleveland Browns10–31 Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium NFLN
10 Thursday November 12 Buffalo Bills22–17 New York Jets MetLife Stadium NFLN
11 Thursday November 19 Tennessee Titans13–19 Jacksonville Jaguars EverBank Field NFLN
13 Thursday December 3 Green Bay Packers27–23 Detroit Lions Ford Field CBS/NFLN
14 Thursday December 10 Minnesota Vikings20–23 Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium NFLN
15 Thursday December 17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23–31 St. Louis Rams Edward Jones Dome NFLN
Saturday December 19 New York Jets 19–16 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium NFLN
16 Thursday December 24 San Diego Chargers20–23 (OT) Oakland Raiders Coliseum NFLN
Saturday December 26 Washington Redskins38–24 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field NFLN

2016 season

For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, a new Thursday Night Football deal takes effect. Thursday Night Football is now an 18-game schedule with CBS broadcasting 5 games, NBC broadcasting 5 games, and the NFL Network simulcasting the whole season with 8 games exclusively. CBS Sports and NBC Sports will each produce 4 NFL Network-only games.[3] The NFL also sold the digital rights to the package separately to Twitter.[4] Due to scheduling conflicts, NBC Sports had Mike Tirico team up with Cris Collinsworth for the Giants-Eagles game. Tirico, Doug Flutie, and Tony Dungy also called Dolphins-Jets and Ravens-Steelers.

Week Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Network Game Notes
2Thursday September 15New York Jets37–31 Buffalo Bills New Era FieldCBS/NFLN/Twitter
3 Thursday September 22Houston Texans0–27 New England PatriotsGillette Stadium CBS/NFLN/Twitter
4 Thursday September 29Miami Dolphins7–22Cincinnati BengalsPaul Brown Stadium NFLN
5 Thursday October 6Arizona Cardinals33-21 San Francisco 49ersLevi's Stadium CBS/NFLN/Twitter
6 Thursday October 13Denver Broncos13–21San Diego ChargersQualcomm Stadium CBS/NFLN/Twitter
7 Thursday October 20Chicago Bears10–26Green Bay PackersLambeau Field CBS/NFLN/Twitter
Sunday October 23 New York Giants17–10 Los Angeles Rams Twickenham Stadium NFLN Game played in London as part of the NFL International Series. Per NFL rules, the game was also simulcast on KCBS-TV in Los Angeles and WCBS-TV in New York.
8Thursday October 27Jacksonville Jaguars22–36Tennessee TitansNissan Stadium NFLN
9 Thursday November 3Atlanta Falcons43–28Tampa Bay BuccaneersRaymond James Stadium NFLNNBC Sports began producing this week.
The game was also simulcast on WFLA-TV in Tampa Bay and WXIA in Atlanta
10 Thursday November 10Cleveland Browns7–28Baltimore RavensM&T Bank Stadium NFLN The game was also simulcast on WKYC-TV in Cleveland and WBAL-TV in Baltimore.
11 Thursday November 17New Orleans Saints20–23Carolina PanthersBank of America Stadium NBC/NFLN/Twitter
13 ThursdayDecember 1Dallas Cowboys17–15Minnesota VikingsU.S. Bank Stadium NBC/NFLN/Twitter
14 ThursdayDecember 8Oakland Raiders13–21Kansas City ChiefsArrowhead Stadium NBC/NFLN/Twitter
15 Thursday December 15Los Angeles Rams3–24Seattle SeahawksCenturyLink Field NBC/NFLN/Twitter
Saturday December 17Miami Dolphins34–13New York JetsMetlife Stadium NFLN The game is also simulcast on WFOR-TV in Miami and WNBC-TV in East Rutherford. Tony Dungy after doing Football Night in New York, called the game with Mike Tirico and Doug Flutie.
16 Thursday December 22New York Giants19–24Philadelphia EaglesLincoln Financial Field NBC/NFLN/Twitter
Saturday December 24Cincinnati Bengals10–12Houston TexansNRG Stadium NFLN Game is also simulcast on KHOU-TV and WKRC-TV
Sunday December 25Baltimore Ravens27–31Pittsburgh SteelersHeinz Field NFLN Christmas game

2017 season

2017 marked the second and final year of the NFL's Thursday Night Football contract with CBS and NBC, with Amazon replacing Twitter as the digital rights holder. Also, along with the change in digital viewing, it was announced that there will be 11 games simulcast between CBS, NBC, and NFL Network. While CBS will keep the original 5 Games, NBC will simulcast 6 games with the NFL Network. Also, the change means that CBS will produce 4 NFL Network-only games, while NBC will produce 3 NFL Network-only games, including a Week 15 Saturday Doubleheader. [5] In addition, after being banned from TNF for a year, and as back up play-by-play for NBC, Mike Tirico will replace Al Michaels full time on Thursday Night games. Tirico was slated to be the new studio host, replacing Bob Costas, who would retire from many major jobs with the network, like the Olympics. He was also slated to be back up play-by-play announcer, replacing Michaels on various occasions. Michaels will now focus on Sunday Night games, while Tirico will handle Thursday Nights with Cris Collinsworth.

Week Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Network Game Notes
2ThursdaySeptember 14Houston Texans0–0Cincinnati BengalsPaul Brown StadiumNFLN
3ThursdaySeptember 21Los Angeles Rams0–0San Francisco 49ersLevi's StadiumNFLN
4ThursdaySeptember 28Chicago Bears0–0Green Bay PackersLambeau FieldCBS/NFLN/Amazon Video
5ThursdayOctober 5New England Patriots0–0Tampa Bay BuccaneersRaymond James StadiumCBS/NFLN/Amazon Video
6ThursdayOctober 12Philadelphia Eagles0–0Carolina PanthersBank of America StadiumCBS/NFLN/Amazon Video
7ThursdayOctober 19Kansas City Chiefs0–0Oakland RaidersOakland ColiseumCBS/NFLN/Amazon Video
8ThursdayOctober 26Miami Dolphins0–0Baltimore RavensM&T Bank StadiumCBS/NFLN/Amazon Video
SundayOctober 29Minnesota Vikings0–0Cleveland BrownsTwickenham StadiumNFLNGame played in London as part of the NFL International Series; Kickoff at 9:30 ET
9ThursdayNovember 2Buffalo Bills0–0New York JetsMetLife StadiumNFLN
10ThursdayNovember 9Seattle Seahawks0–0Arizona CardinalsUniversity of Phoenix StadiumNBC/NFLN/Amazon Video
11ThursdayNovember 16Tennessee Titans0–0Pittsburgh SteelersHeinz FieldNBC/NFLN/Amazon Video
13ThursdayNovember 30Washington Redskins0–0Dallas CowboysAT&T StadiumNBC/NFLN/Amazon Video
14ThursdayDecember 7New Orleans Saints0–0Atlanta FalconsMercedes-Benz StadiumNBC/NFLN/Amazon Video
15ThursdayDecember 14Denver Broncos0–0Indianapolis ColtsLucas Oil StadiumNBC/NFLN/Amazon Video
SaturdayDecember 16Chicago Bears0–0Detroit LionsFord FieldNFLNKickoff at 4:30 ET; TNF Doubleheader
SaturdayDecember 16Los Angeles Chargers0–0Kansas City ChiefsArrowhead StadiumNFLNTNF Doubleheader
16SaturdayDecember 23Indianapolis Colts0–0Baltimore RavensM&T Bank StadiumNFL NetworkKickoff at 4:30 ET
MondayDecember 25Pittsburgh Steelers0–0Houston TexansNRG StadiumNBC/NFLN/Amazon VideoKickoff at 4:30 ET

See also


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  1. ^ Associated Press. Pats-Giants to be first three-network simulcast in NFL history, 26 December 2007.
  2. ^ "Late-night TV looming for Chargers fans". U-T San Diego. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "CBS, NBC will share Thursday Night Football". Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Amazon, Facebook and Verizon interested in streaming NFL games". Awful Announcing. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  5. ^ Wingfield, Nick (2017-04-04). "Amazon Will Stream N.F.L.’s Thursday Night Games". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-21. 
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