Thursday Night Football schedule 2017: Kickoff, TV times, streaming, Color Rush

Football returns on Thursday when the Chiefs and Patriots kick off the 2017 season in the season debut of "Sunday Night Football."

Yes, you read that right.

While the Chiefs and Patriots are playing the first Thursday game of the season, it technically doesn't fall under the guise of "Thursday Night Football," which kicks off on NFL Network in Week 2 and includes every game below aside from the Week 1 matchup and Week 12's Thanksgiving matchup.

We have the scheduling details of Chiefs-Patriots for you below, as well as every other game scheduled to be played on a Thursday night, plus info about how you can stream certain games and the league's return to Color Rush for the 2017 season.

How to watch Chiefs vs. Patriots

Thursday night TV schedule

  • Week 1: Chiefs at Patriots, Sept. 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC (Our preview)
  • Week 2: Texans at Bengals, Sept. 14 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NFL Network
  • Week 3: Rams at 49ers, Sept. 21 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NFL Network
  • Week 4: Bears at Packers, Sept. 28 at 8:25 p.m. ET on CBS and NFLN
  • Week 5: Patriots at Buccaneers, Oct. 5 at 8:25 p.m. ET on CBS and NFLN
  • Week 6: Eagles at Panthers, Oct. 12 at 8:25 p.m. ET on CBS and NFLN
  • Week 7: Chiefs at Raiders, Oct. 19 at 8:25 p.m. ET on CBS and NFLN
  • Week 8: Dolphins at Ravens, Oct. 26 at 8:25 p.m. ET on CBS and NFLN
  • Week 9: Bills at Jets, Nov. 2 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NFL Network
  • Week 10: Seahawks at Cardinals, Nov. 9 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NBC and NFLN
  • Week 11: Titans at Steelers, Nov. 16 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NBC and NFLN
  • Week 12: Giants at Redskins, Nov. 23 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC
  • Week 13: Redskins at Cowboys, Nov. 30 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NBC and NFLN
  • Week 14: Saints at Falcons, Dec. 7 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NBC and NFLN
  • Week 15: Broncos at Colts, Dec. 14 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NBC and NFLN

'TNF' comes to Amazon

After Twitter hosted several "Thursday Night Football" games during the 2016 for live streaming, it lost a bid for the NFL's 2017 streaming package to Amazon, which will stream 10 Thursday night games during the season as well as a Christmas Day game in Week 16 for Amazon Prime members. You can read more about Amazon's deal here.

Here are the games available for streaming from Amazon:

  • Week 4: Bears at Packers, Sept. 28 at 8:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 5: Patriots at Buccaneers, Oct. 5 at 8:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 6: Eagles at Panthers, Oct. 12 at 8:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 7: Chiefs at Raiders, Oct. 19 at 8:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 8: Dolphins at Ravens, Oct. 26 at 8:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 10: Seahawks at Cardinals, Nov. 9 at 8:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 11: Titans at Steelers, Nov. 16 at 8:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 13: Redskins at Cowboys, Nov. 30 at 8:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 14: Saints at Falcons, Dec. 7 at 8:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 15: Broncos at Colts, Dec. 14 at 8:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 16: Steelers at Texans, Dec. 25 at 4:30 p.m. ET

Color Rush

"Thursday Night Football" in Week 2 is also scheduled to bring the return of Color Rush uniforms. On Tuesday, those uniforms emerged. 

Take a look at the Texans and Bengals' Color Rush uniforms:

We'll have more Color Rush info for you here as it develops. Click here to check out every team's Color Rush uniform from 2016.

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