2016 NFL Thursday Night Football Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2016 NFL Thursday Night Football Schedule kicks off in Week 2 (Sept. 15) when the New York Jets travel to face the Buffalo Bills. The game will be televised by CBS and the NFL Network at 8:25pm ET.

The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos will be featured on Thursday, Oct. 13 when they play at the San Diego Chargers.

Overall, Thursday Night Football in 2016 will feature 18 regular-season NFL games, with two of those games played on a Saturday and two played on a Sunday.

Note: Denver opens the 2016 NFL season at home vs. Carolina on Thursday, Sept. 8 (8:30pm ET, NBC). Although the game is on Thursday, it is branded as part of the “Sunday Night Football” package.

A second game, Pittsburgh at Indianapolis on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24, is also branded as “Sunday Night Football.”

2016 NFL Thursday Night Football Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 8 (Week 1)
Denver at Carolina – 8:30pm ET, NBC

Thursday, Sept. 15 (Week 2)
NY Jets at Buffalo – 8:25pm ET, CBS/NFLN

Thursday, Sept. 22 (Week 3)
Houston at New England – 8:25pm ET, CBS/NFLN

Thursday, Sept. 29 (Week 4)
Miami at Cincinnati – 8:25pm ET, NFLN

Thursday, Oct. 6 (Week 5)
Arizona at San Francisco – 8:25pm ET, CBS/NFLN

Thursday, Oct. 13 (Week 6)
Denver at San Diego – 8:25pm ET, CBS/NFLN

Thursday, Oct. 20 (Week 7)
Chicago at Green Bay – 8:25pm ET, CBS/NFLN

Sunday, Oct. 23 (Week 7)
NY Giants at Los Angeles (at London) – 9:30am ET, NFLN

Thursday, Oct. 27 (Week 8)
Jacksonville at Tennessee – 8:25pm ET, NFLN

Thursday, Nov. 3 (Week 9)
Atlanta at Tampa Bay – 8:25pm ET, NFLN

Thursday, Nov. 10 (Week 10)
Cleveland at Baltimore – 8:25pm ET, NFLN

Thursday, Nov. 17 (Week 11)
New Orleans at Carolina – 8:25pm ET, NBC/NFLN

Thursday, Nov. 24 (Week 12)
Pittsburgh at Indianapolis – 8:30pm ET, NBC

Thursday, Dec. 1 (Week 13)
Dallas at Minnesota – 8:25pm ET, NBC/NFLN

Thursday, Dec. 8 (Week 14)
Oakland at Kansas City – 8:25pm ET, NBC/NFLN

Thursday, Dec. 15 (Week 15)
Los Angeles at Seattle – 8:25pm ET, NBC/NFLN

Saturday, Dec. 17 (Week 15)
Miami at NY Jets – 8:25pm ET, NFLN

Thursday, Dec. 22 (Week 15)
NY Giants at Philadelphia – 8:25pm ET, NBC/NFLN

Saturday, Dec. 24 (Week 16)
Cincinnati at Houston – 8:25pm ET, NFLN

Sunday, Dec. 25 (Week 16)
Baltimore at Pittsburgh – 4:30pm ET, NFLN

  1. Robert Calcagno (@rcalcagno3)
    May 20, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Another important reminder is that these will all be a part of the Color Rush series, meaning we’re due to see some rather unusual monochromatic matchups. I have no idea how some of these are going to go.

  2. Matt
    May 21, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Does anyone on here think the NFL should drop Thursday games with the exceptions of the Season Opener & Thanksgiving Night?

    As for the color rush games, I don’t mind them. Last year when the Bills wore red and the Jets brought out their kelly green, that was pretty cool. Speaking of kelly green, it would be awesome if the Philadelphia Eagles brought them back on a permanent basis.

  3. Jeremy Woodard
    May 25, 2016 at 12:33 am

    yes the Thursday games should be only for week 1 Thanksgiving in its place would’ve be Sunday 9 30 AM Est every week and Sat Night 8 30 est starting in 2030 to give schools time to adjust and give ABC/ESPN that package and move Monday night to NFL Network

  4. Paul D McKee
    September 21, 2016 at 8:27 am

    The More Football On The Telly The Better

  5. Brad
    September 28, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I agree with Paul. Football every day

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