A staple of the NFL season, Thursday Night Football has provided us with some excellent matchups in 2020. Last week, we saw the end of the Divisional Round, with four teams advancing to the Conference Championships. With us being in the thick of the playoffs, is there a Thursday Night Football game tonight, or do we need to wait until the weekend?
Is there a Thursday Night Football game tonight?
With Conference Championships kicking off this weekend, there is not a Thursday Night Football game tonight. Football fans will need to wait until Sunday afternoon for the first playoff game.
Results from last week
The Divisional Round was action-packed. It all started with the Green Bay Packers’ dismantling of the Los Angeles Rams. Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams continued their impressive connection this season, with Adams going for 66 yards and a touchdown. However, it was Allen Lazard who stole the show with nearly 100 yards and a touchdown.
The Saturday night game was a little less exciting, with the Buffalo Bills getting a win over the Baltimore Ravens in a low scoring 17-3 matchup. Lamar Jackson was knocked out with a concussion, and the Bills milked enough clock to come away victorious.
Sunday’s Divisional Round games
On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns battled it out in a closer than expected afternoon game. The Chiefs came away with a 22-17 win but lost star QB Patrick Mahomes in the process. He should be available to play in the Conference Championship game, but his official status is still unknown.
The final game of the weekend was between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints. In what was the battle of two Hall of Fame-worthy QBs, Tom Brady was able to get the win over Drew Brees. The Buccaneers’ defense stole the show, forcing Brees into throwing three interceptions in the game — the first time he had done so since 2017. Tampa Bay’s offense made just enough plays to sustain the victory.
Which teams are playing in the Conference Championship games?
With the Divisional Round of the 2020-2021 NFL Playoffs now complete, we know who is playing in the Conference Championship games. The storylines and subplots are tantalizing for the two contests. Let’s take a look at the matchups in the next round of the 2020-2021 NFL Playoffs and preview where and when you can catch these all-important games.
NFC Conference Championship Matchup
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5) vs. Green Bay Packers (1)
- Sunday, January 24th, 3:05 PM ET on FOX
AFC Conference Championship Matchup
- Buffalo Bills (2) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (1)
- Sunday, January 24th, 6:40 PM ET on CBS
Head Coach/General Manager & Underclassmen Tracker
The end of the regular season also means that we will likely see a plethora of coaching and general manager changes in the coming days. Make sure to keep up with all of the latest news and notes with our HC/GM tracker. With Anthony Lynn, Doug Marrone, and Adam Gase already being relieved of their duties, who else could be on the hot seat?
If you are also one of the unlucky teams that did not make the playoffs this year, you have probably started to look ahead to the 2021 NFL Draft. Make sure to bookmark our underclassmen tracker to stay up-to-date with who will be declaring and who will be returning to school.
2020 NFL Season: Thursday Night Football Schedule – Is there a Thursday Night Football game tonight?
Thursday Night Football: September Schedule
- Thursday, September 10: Texans at Chiefs
- Thursday, September 17: Bengals at Browns
- Thursday, September 24: Dolphins at Jaguars
Thursday Night Football: October Schedule
- Thursday, October 1: Broncos at Jets
- Thursday, October 8: Buccaneers at Bears
- Thursday, October 22: Giants at Eagles
- Thursday, October 29: Falcons at Panthers
Thursday Night Football: November Schedule
- Thursday, November 5: Packers at 49ers
- Thursday, November 12: Colts at Titans
- Thursday, November 19: Cardinals at Seahawks
- Wednesday, December 2: Ravens at Steelers (Rescheduled)