Is there a Thursday night football game? NFL schedule, TV channels for the 2022 playoffs

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There are just 13 games left in the longest season in NFL history. Will any of these be played on Thursday nights in the future?

“Thursday Night Football” is something football fans have grown accustomed to over the years. It’s taken a while and the matchups aren’t always pretty, but rest assured that on Thursday, football fans are ready to watch two NFL teams battle it out to win.

Unfortunately, they won’t have that opportunity this week. The 2022 NFL Playoffs have begun and that means there will be no more Thursday Night games for the rest of the season.

Here’s everything you need to know about “TNF” for the 2022 playoffs and what you can watch with the finished schedule for the season.

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Is there a Thursday night football game?

No, there is no “Thursday Night Football” match on Thursday January 13th. “Thursday Night Football” has ended for this season and will not return until the start of the 2022 NFL regular season.

The official “Thursday Night Football” program will return in Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season as usual. There will be a Thursday night game, the NFL season opener, in Week 1 that will likely feature the Super Bowl winner against a slated title contender. That said, this game is technically a “Sunday Night Football” broadcast, so “TNF won’t officially return until week 2 of the 2022 season. But there will be football on Thursday starting in week 1.

The final “TNF” game of the season aired Dec. 23, when the Titans beat the 49ers 20-17 in a back-and-forth. The NFL does not schedule Thursday games during the playoffs so teams can have enough time to rest, recover and prepare for their next opponent.

That said, the NFL will host a “Monday Night Football” game for the first time during the 2022 NFL Playoffs, so fans will have three days of NFL broadcasts this week with games Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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Sports on TV today

With more “Thursday Night Football” and the college football season over, football fans will be out of luck if they are looking for a live football game to watch tonight. That said, there are other sports that could potentially fill the void, with the NBA and NHL making up most of the best deals available.

Here’s a look at what you can watch during the timeslot normally occupied by ‘Thursday Night Football’.

  • NBA: Bucks vs. Warriors (7:30 p.m. ET, TNT) and Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET, TNT)
  • NHL: Bruins vs. Flyers (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  • NCAAM: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State (7 p.m., ESPN2), UCLA vs. Oregon (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) and Gonzaga vs. BYU (11 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

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2022 NFL playoff schedule

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Saturday January 15

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Raiders vs. Bengals 4:35 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV
Patriots vs. Bills 8:15 p.m. ET SCS Paramount+, fuboTV

Sunday January 16

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Eagles versus Buccaneers 1:05 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV
49ers vs. Cowboys 4:40 p.m. ET CBS, Nickelodeon Paramount+, Amazon Prime, fubo TV
Steelers vs. Chiefs 8:15 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV

Monday January 17

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Cardinals vs. Rams 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN ESPN app, fuboTV

Divisional Tower

Saturday January 22

Match Start time TV channel Direct
AFC Divisional Tower To be determined To be determined fuboTV
NFC divisional round To be determined To be determined fuboTV

Sunday January 23

Match Start time TV channel Direct
AFC Divisional Tower To be determined To be determined fuboTV
NFC divisional round To be determined To be determined fuboTV

Conference Championships

Sunday January 30

Match Start time TV channel Direct
AFC Championship game 3:05 p.m. ET SCS Paramount+, fuboTV
NFC Championship Game 6:40 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports app, fuboTV

Super Bowl 56

Sunday February 13

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Super Bowl 56 6:30 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports app, fuboTV
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