The schedule for the 2020 season is official, which means we can set our plans for Thursday nights from September through December. The "Thursday Night Football" portion of the schedule is out with some intriguing matchups. 

The highlight of the schedule is arguably the NFC Championship game rematch in Week 9 between the Green Bay Packers at the San Francisco 49ers as Green Bay will look to seek vengeance after being blown out twice by San Francisco last season. We'll even get to see Tom Brady in Week 5 as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head north to face the Chicago Bears. If Nick Foles starts for Chicago, it will be a rematch between the starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl LII. 

A Week 6 showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills will be a fun one, especially since the strong Bills defense will get the opportunity to shut down Patrick Mahomes and the high-powered Chiefs offense in Buffalo. The Bills haven't played on "Thursday Night Football" since 2017 and haven't hosted a TNF game since 2016. 

Let's not forget the Dallas Cowboys head north to face the Baltimore Ravens the week after Thanksgiving (Week 13) and New England Patriots head west to face the Los Angeles Rams in a Super Bowl LIII rematch (Week 14). Overall, 26 teams are on the "Thursday Night Football" slate of games while the Houston Texans play in Week 1 (kickoff game) and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins play on Thanksgiving (Week 12). 

Remember this list does not include the season-opening kickoff game in Week 1 (which is played on a Thursday night) and the triple-header slate of Thanksgiving games. There is also a Friday game on Fox and NFL Network this year, as the Minnesota Vikings head south to face the New Orleans Saints in a NFC Wild-Card rematch. The Vikings and Saints don't have a TNF game as a result, which takes care of all 32 teams and their early-week schedule. 

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Here's the complete "Thursday Night Football" schedule:

  • Week 2, Sept. 17: Bengals at Browns, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network
  • Week 3, Sept. 24: Dolphins at Jaguars, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network
  • Week 4, Oct. 1: Broncos at Jets, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network
  • Week 5, Oct. 8: Buccaneers at Bears, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime Video 
  • Week 6, Oct. 15: Chiefs at Bills, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime Video 
  • Week 7, Oct. 22: Giants at Eagles, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime Video 
  • Week 8, Oct. 29: Falcons at Panthers, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime Video 
  • Week 9, Nov. 5: Packers at 49ers, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime Video 
  • Week 10, Nov. 12: Colts at Titans, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime Video 
  • Week 11, Nov. 19: Cardinals at Seahawks, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime Video 
  • Week 13, Dec. 3: Cowboys at Ravens, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime Video 
  • Week 14, Dec. 10: Patriots at Rams, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime Video 
  • Week 15, Dec. 17: Chargers at Raiders, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime Video