2013 NFL Thursday Night Football Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2013 NFL season begins this week, and Thursday Night Football kicks off in Week 2 (Sept. 12) when the New York Jets travel to face the New England Patriots. The game will be televised by the NFL Network at 8:25 p.m. ET.

The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens will not be featured in a Thursday night NFL Network game, but the runner-up 49ers will be. San Francisco travels to St. Louis on Sept. 26.

Overall, Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network will include 13 regular-season NFL games.

Note: Baltimore opens the 2013 NFL season at Denver on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Although the game is on Thursday, it is branded as part of the Sunday Night Football package.

A second game, Pittsburgh at Baltimore on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28, is also branded as Sunday Night Football.

2013 NFL Thursday Night Football Schedule

All games below at 8:25 p.m. ET on NFL Network unless specified.

  • Sept. 5 – Baltimore at Denver (8:30 p.m. ET, NBC)
  • Sept. 12 – N.Y. Jets at New England
  • Sept. 19 – Kansas City at Philadelphia
  • Sept. 26 – San Francisco at St. Louis
  • Oct. 3 – Buffalo at Cleveland
  • Oct. 10 – N.Y. Giants at Chicago
  • Oct. 17 – Seattle at Arizona
  • Oct. 24 – Carolina at Tampa Bay
  • Oct. 31 – Cincinnati at Miami
  • Nov. 7 – Washington at Minnesota
  • Nov. 14 – Indianapolis at Tennessee
  • Nov. 21 – New Orleans at Atlanta
  • Nov. 28 – Pittsburgh at Baltimore (8:30 p.m. ET, NBC)
  • Dec. 5 – Houston at Jacksonville
  • Dec. 12 – San Diego at Denver
  1. Ryan Bray
    September 3, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Wtf, there is a game on Thursday Sept 5 at 5:30. Broncos vs Ravens and it will be on ESPN. Stop confusing people.

  2. Andrew Max
    September 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    The game on September 5 is on NBC. Stop confusing people…

    • Kevin Kelley
      September 3, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Andrew, it’s actually the NFL that is confusing people. The Thursday, Sept. 5 game featuring Baltimore at Denver is actually part of the Sunday Night Football package. It’s also listed on the Sunday Night Football list on the NFL’s official website.

      Although that game wasn’t included on the list, we added a note above. Thanks for visiting the site and bringing this to our attention.

  3. skip
    September 4, 2013 at 9:43 am

    If a game is on NFL network is it on any other channel?

  4. Evan
    September 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Sometimes any of your local tv stations might have a simulcast of the Thursday night game

  5. judy
    September 5, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    so the brono’s play tonight at 8:30pm on NBC that is what is is showing on my tv…..is that correct?

  6. judy
    September 5, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    it better be on tonight or i waisted alot of money at the grocery store lol

  7. Phil
    September 12, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    It’s Sept 12th. Delete those Sept 5th games.

  8. Goodie
    September 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm