Commanders-Bears among 2022 Thursday Night Football games originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
It’s time for a new era of Thursday Night Football.
After years of jumping around different networks, TNF has found a new permanent home in 2022: Amazon Prime Video. For the first time, a streaming service has a season-long exclusive broadcasting deal with the NFL.
Fifteen TNF games throughout the 2022 season will be streamed on Amazon, with the only exceptions being Week 1’s kickoff game and Week 12’s Thanksgiving games. Legendary announcer Al Michaels (play-by-play) and Kirk Herbstreit (analysis) will call the games all season long.
Here’s the full schedule for Amazon’s debut season of TNF, with all games beginning at 8:15 pm ET:
Week 2: Chargers and Chiefs
Week 3: Steelers and Browns
Amazon’s slate begins with a pair of division rivalry matchups. First up, young stars Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert will battle at Arrowhead Stadium. Then, the Steelers – led by either Mitchell Trubisky or rookie Kenny Pickett – will visit the Browns – led by either Deshaun Watson or Jacoby Brissett.
Week 4: Dolphins and Bengals
Week 5: Colts and Broncos
These next two matchups feature AFC teams aiming for the postseason. The Bengals got to the Super Bowl last year, while the Dolphins have high hopes after hiring head coach Mike McDaniel and trading for Tyreek Hill. In Week 5, two veteran quarterbacks (Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan) will make their TNF debuts for their new teams.
Week 6: Commanders and Bears
Week 7: Saints and Cardinals
We finally get some NFC matchups in Week 6 and 7. The Commanders and Bears aren’t on many radars entering the season, but the teams are relatively even on paper so this could be a sneaky good game. The Saints and Cardinals, meanwhile, figure to be in the wild card mix this season.
Week 8: Ravens and Buccaneers
Week 9: Eagles and Texans
Week 10: Falcons and Panthers
Week 11: Titans and Packers
Could Week 8 be Tom Brady’s final TNF appearance? Can the Texans pick up a huge home win? Who will be playing quarterback for the Falcons and Panthers by Week 10? Can the Packers survive without Davante Adams? All these questions will be asked over this stretch of TNF games.
Week 13: Bills and Patriots
Week 14: Raiders and Rams
These two games should have massive postseason implications. The Bills expect to win the AFC East, but the Patriots were in the mix last year with a rookie quarterback. In Week 14, the new-look Raiders will challenge the Super Bowl champs in Los Angeles, where the crowd could be largely silver and black.
Week 15: 49ers and Seahawks
Week 16: Jaguars and Jets
An NFC West battle and a clash of two young quarterbacks – the 49ers are likely to be fighting for seeding, while the Seahawks will try to play spoiler. Then, 2021 No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence will face 2021 No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson as they near the end of their sophomore campaigns.
Week 17: Cowboys and Titans
Amazon’s TNF slate wraps up with a fun out-of-conference contest between two 2021 playoff teams. Dallas and Tennessee haven’t played since 2018, when Marcus Mariota was under center for the Titans. So, there’s not much familiarity between these teams in what should be a solid game.