NFL schedule release 2018: Thursday night games

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Executive Producer, 'Sunday Night Football,' 'Thursday Night Football,'
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Executive Producer, 'Sunday Night Football,' 'Thursday Night Football,' /

The 2018 NFL schedule has been officially released. Here’s a look at the Thursday night games this season.

Out of three main primetime slots for the NFL, Thursday Night Football often been subjected to the most discussion.

Players and coaches have been regularly opposed to the games because of the short turnarounds but the league seems keen on keeping the games around. Fans have expressed their displeasure with unexciting matchups and uniform combinations that make for some interesting viewership.

However, the NFL seems keen on keeping the Thursday night games around. The league struck a five-year, $550 million deal with Fox this offseason. Fox will televise the games through the 2022 season, meaning an end to Thursday Night Football isn’t happening anytime soon.

As it stands, each team will play at least one Thursday night game throughout the season. With the latest schedule release, here’s the slate of Thursday games this year.

  • Week 2: Ravens at Bengals
  • Week 3: Jets at Browns
  • Week 4: Vikings at Rams
  • Week 5: Colts at Patriots
  • Week 6: Eagles at Giants
  • Week 7: Broncos at Cardinals
  • Week 8: Dolphins at Texans
  • Week 9: Raiders at 49ers
  • Week 10: Panthers at Steelers
  • Week 11: Packers at Seahawks
  • Week 13: Saints at Cowboys
  • Week 14: Jaguars at Titans
  • Week 15: Chargers at Chiefs

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Some of the matchups may not be the most enticing but it’s football nonetheless. Last season we saw plenty of thrilling games that came down to the wire and kept us on the edge of our seats. Throughout the entire season, we’re bound to see that happen again in 2018.

Will you be tuning in to watch your favorite team on Thursday night? After all, you can never complain about more football during the week.