In weeks 15 and 16, there was NFL football once on eight of the 10 days. Now fans have the chance to recharge as there is no ‘Thursday Night Football’ in Week 17.
The NFL typically stops hosting Thursday night games late in the season to avoid putting teams on very short rest during the final weeks of the playoff push. As a result, there will be no Thursday game in Week 17 or Week 18. There will also be no Thursday game in the playoffs, which means “Thursday Night Football” is over. for the 2021 NFL season.
Almost all NFL football will take place on Sunday for the remainder of the regular season. Post-season matches will take place on Saturdays, Sundays, and even Mondays, but for now, there are no more Thursday matches in the cards.
Here’s everything you need to know about “TNF” in Week 17 and what you can watch with the finished schedule for 2021.
Is there a Thursday night football game?
No, there is no “Thursday Night Football” game on Thursday, December 30. In fact, there will be no more “Thursday Night Football” for the rest of the season, like the 49ers-Titans game on Dec. 21. 23 was the last Thursday game of the year.
The NFL has Thursday night games in weeks 1-16, but it doesn’t have daytime games the last two weeks of the year to prevent playoff contenders from playing a short week at an off-duty disadvantage. . Games are played primarily on Sundays for the final two weeks of the season, with a single “Monday Night Football” game providing respite for NFL fans looking for more prime-time games during the season. week 17.
“Thursday Night Football” will return to action in Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season as usual. There will be a Thursday night game, the NFL season opener, in Week 1, but it has been a “Sunday Night Football” contest in the past. So technically the program won’t return until week 2 of the 2022 season, but there will be football on Thursday starting in week 1.
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NFL Week 17 Schedule
|Game||Kick off time||TV channel|
|Eagles at Washington Football Team||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Panthers to Saints||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Buccaneers at the Jets||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Dolphins at Titans||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|Jaguars at Patriots||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|Raiders at Colts||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|Chefs at Bengals||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|bear giants||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|Hawks at Bills||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Cardinals at the Cowboys||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Texans at 49ers||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|Broncos at Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|Rams to crows||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Lions at Seahawks||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Vikings at Packers||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|Game||Kick off time||TV channel|
|Browns at Steelers||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
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There may not be pro football on Thursday night, but there is a great college football game. Pitt and Michigan State face off in a battle of the top 12 teams in the Peach Bowl. Neither Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett nor Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker plays in the game, but it should still be a good battle between a few well-drilled pro-style teams.
Here’s a look at what you can watch during the timeslot normally occupied by ‘Thursday Night Football’.
- NCAAF: Pitt vs. Michigan State (7 p.m., ESPN)
- NCAAM: UCF vs. Michigan (7 p.m., ESPN2)
- There is also four NBA games Thursday night and two will air on NBA TV. They are the Nets vs. 76ers (7 p.m. ET) and Nuggets vs. Warriors (9:30 p.m. ET) Games.