Is there Thursday Night Football tonight? NFL opening night one week away

    Does the 2021 regular season kickoff tonight with Thursday Night Football? Or do we need to wait another week for a TNF game?

    Last week, we saw the final slate of 2021 NFL preseason games. Now, regular-season action is right around the corner. However, is there Thursday Night Football tonight? Or do we need to wait even longer for meaningful football to grace our television sets?

    Is there Thursday Night Football tonight?

    No, there is no Thursday Night Football tonight [September 2]. The 2021 NFL regular season actually kicks off a week from today [September 9] when the Dallas Cowboys travel to Tampa Bay to take on the defending Super Bowl Champion Buccaneers.

    Yet, if you really need to get your football fix, this Thursday night does have some college football action taking place. With over 15 games being played in college, here is how you can watch college football’s Week 1 slate of games.

    Full list of Thursday Night Football games

    Thursday Night Football this year showcases some intriguing matchups besides just the Cowboys and Buccaneers. In two weeks, we get to see an intriguing NFC East showdown between the New York Giants and Washington Football Team. In a division where all four teams seem to have a chance this year, this matchup could prove to be crucial.

    Near the end of the season, we also get an AFC West showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. With a potential playoff spot on the line and two explosive offenses going head to head, this game promises to have some fireworks.

    All times Eastern

    Cowboys @ Buccaneers | Sep. 9, 8:20 PM | NBC
    Giants @ Washington | Sep. 16, 8:20 PM | NFLN
    Panthers @ Texans | Sep. 23, 8:20 PM | NFLN
    Jaguars @ Bengals | Sep. 30, 8:20 PM | NFLN
    Rams @ Seahawks | Oct. 7, 8:20 PM | FOX/NFLN/Prime Video
    Buccaneers @ Eagles | Oct. 14, 8:20 PM | FOX/NFLN/Prime Video

    Broncos @ Browns | Oct. 21, 8:20 PM | FOX/NFLN/Prime Video
    Packers @ Cardinals | Oct. 28, 8:20 PM | FOX/NFLN/Prime Video
    Jets @ Colts | Nov. 4, 8:20 PM | FOX/NFLN/Prime Video
    Ravens @ Dolphins | Nov. 11, 8:20 PM | FOX/NFLN/Prime Video
    Patriots @ Falcons | Nov. 18, 8:20 PM | FOX/NFLN/Prime Video
    Bears @ Lions | Nov. 25, 12:30 PM | FOX

    Raiders @ Cowboys | Nov. 25, 4:30 PM | CBS
    Bills @ Saints | Nov. 25, 8:20 PM | NBC
    Cowboys @ Saints | Dec. 2, 8:20 PM | FOX/NFLN/Prime Video
    Steelers @ Vikings | Dec. 9, 8:20 PM | FOX/NFLN/Prime Video
    Chiefs @ Chargers | Dec. 16, 8:20 PM | FOX/NFLN/Prime Video
    49ers @ Titans | Dec. 23, 8:20 PM | NFLN

    Week 1 NFL schedule

    The Cowboys vs. Buccaneers Thursday Night Football game is actually the first of many Week 1 contests where all 32 teams will be in action. Here is the complete schedule for Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.

    All times are Eastern

    Thursday, September 9

    Cowboys @ Buccaneers | 8:20 PM

    Sunday, September 12

    Eagles @ Falcons | 1 PM
    Steelers @ Bills | 1 PM
    Vikings @ Bengals | 1 PM
    49ers @ Lions | 1 PM
    Cardinals @ Titans | 1 PM
    Seahawks @ Colts | 1 PM
    Chargers @ Washington | 1 PM

    Jets @ Panthers | 1 PM
    Jaguars @ Texans | 1 PM
    Browns @ Chiefs | 4:25 PM
    Dolphins @ Patriots | 4:25 PM
    Packers @ Saints | 4:25 PM
    Broncos @ Giants | 4:25 PM
    Bears @ Rams | 8:20 PM

    Monday, September 13

    Ravens @ Raiders | 8:20 PM

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