NFL Prime-Time Games 2024: Sunday, Monday, and Thursday Night Football Schedules

Here's a complete schedule for 2024 NFL prime-time games: Thursday Night, Sunday Night, and Monday Night Football.

With the 2024 NFL schedule officially out, fans can now start making plans to attend and watch games this upcoming season.

Here’s a full list of the NFL‘s 2024 prime-time games, with schedules for Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football.

NFL Prime-Time Games: Thursday Night Football Schedule 2024

  • Start Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
  • Live Stream: Amazon Prime

The NFL first introduced the modern Thursday Night Football on Nov. 23, 2006. Before then, the only Thursday matchups were the two games hosted by the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions every Thanksgiving.

That lasted six years until the NFL expanded TNF to encompass the entire season. Since 2012, Thursday Night Football has technically run from Week 2 until the second-to-last week of the season. That was Week 16 until the league expanded to 17 games in 2021. In 2023, we had TNF games from Weeks 2 through 17.

The “technically” part of the explanation is because the first game of the season, which is usually hosted by the defending Super Bowl champion, is not considered an official Thursday Night Football game, despite taking place on Thursday night.

Here’s the full list of 2024 Thursday Night Football regular-season games.

  • Week 1: Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs
    Sept. 5 | NBC*

The Kansas City Chiefs have become quite familiar with opening the NFL season. With their second consecutive Super Bowl title secured, they’ll be doing so once again in 2024. An AFC Championship Game rematch is on the docket against 2023 MVP QB Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.

Two AFC heavyweights will look to get off on the right foot in Week 1 and officially kick off the start of the 2024 season with a matchup that is sure to be good.

  • Week 2: Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins
    Sept. 12 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 3: New England Patriots vs. New York Jets
    Sept. 19 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 4: Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants
    Sept. 26 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 5: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons
    Oct. 3 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 6: San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks
    Oct. 10 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 7: Denver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints
    Oct. 17 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 8: Minnesota Vikings vs. Los Angeles Rams
    Oct. 24 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 9: Houston Texans vs. New York Jets
    Oct. 31 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 10: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens
    Nov. 7 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 11: Washington Commanders vs. Philadelphia Eagles
    Nov. 14 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 12: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns
    Nov. 21 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 13: Miami Dolphins vs. Green Bay Packers**
    Nov. 28 | NBC
  • Week 14: Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
    Dec. 5 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 15: Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers
    Dec. 12 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 16: Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals
    Dec. 19 | Amazon Prime
  • Week 17: Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears
    Dec. 26 | Amazon Prime

*Broadcast on NBC as Sunday Night Football
**Thanksgiving Day game on NBC

Sunday Night Football Schedule 2024

  • Start time: 8:20 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: NBC
  • Live stream: Peacock

Back in 1990, the NFL used to broadcast Sunday Night Football on TNT. That lasted until 1997 when ESPN took over, and they held the rights for eight years. However, since 2006, NBC has hosted Sunday Night Football.

Interestingly (and perhaps confusingly), the program Sunday Night Football airs more than 18 games. While the NFL has done away with calling its non-Sunday games “Sunday Night Football,” technically, the TV show is Sunday Night Football, and the day on which the games air doesn’t actually matter.

Here’s the full list of 2024 Sunday Night Football regular-season games.

  • Week 1: Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions
    Sept. 8

Matthew Stafford will once again lead his Los Angeles Rams into Motor City to take on his former team, the Detroit Lions. However, this is much more than another homecoming matchup. It pits two NFC contenders against one another with a chance to get an early leg up on a conference foe.

The Lions look poised to be at the top of the NFC once again, while the Rams look to return to contention after last year’s 10-win season.

  • Week 2: Chicago Bears vs. Houston Texans
    Sep. 8
  • Week 3: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Atlanta Falcons
    Sep. 15
  • Week 4: Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens
    Sep. 22
  • Week 5: Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
    Sep. 29
  • Week 6: Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Giants
    Oct. 6
  • Week 7: New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
    Oct. 13
  • Week 8: Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers
    Oct. 20
  • Week 9: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles
    Oct. 27
  • Week 10: Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans
    Nov. 3
  • Week 11: Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets
    Nov. 10
  • Week 12: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams
    Nov. 17
  • Week 13: San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills
    Nov. 24
  • Week 14: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
    Dec. 1
  • Week 15: Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks
    Dec. 8
  • Week 16: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys
    Dec. 15
  • Week 17: Cleveland Browns vs. Miami Dolphins
    Dec. 22

*NBC’s Sunday Night Football game is being broadcast on Saturday in Week 16.

Monday Night Football Schedule 2024

  • Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: ESPN+

Monday Night Football resided with ABC from 1970 until 2005. Surprisingly, broadcasting NFL games cost ABC millions of dollars. So, in 2006, the rights shifted over to ESPN, where it has remained ever since.

Beginning in 2021, ESPN began simulcasting a select number of Monday night games on ESPN2. The “ManningCast” features Peyton Manning and Eli Manning talking candidly about the game and interviewing three to four guests as an alternate way of watching.

Here’s the full list of 2024 Monday Night Football regular-season games.

  • Week 1: New York Jets vs. San Francisco 49ers
    Sep. 9

Week 1 did not go as planned for Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets in 2023. With the injury and the trainwreck of a season behind them, the Jets turn the page in hopes of getting off on the right foot in prime time this go around, this time against the defending NFC champions.

The first Monday Night Football matchup sets up two teams that look to be in the mix for title contention in 2024 and will get to test their legitimacy against one another right out of the gate.

  • Week 2: Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles
    Sep. 16 | ESPN
  • Week 3: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills
    Sep. 23 | ESPN
  • Week 3: Washington Commanders vs. Cincinnati Bengals
    Sep. 23 | ABC
  • Week 4: Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins
    Sep. 30 | ESPN
  • Week 4: Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions
    Sep. 30 | ABC
  • Week 5: New Orleans Saints vs. Kansas City Chiefs
    Oct. 7 | ESPN
  • Week 6: New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills
    Oct. 14 | ESPN
  • Week 7: Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Oct. 21 | ESPN
  • Week 7: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals
    Oct. 21 | ESPN+
  • Week 8: New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
    Oct. 28 | ESPN
  • Week 9: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
    Nov. 4 | ESPN
  • Week 10: Miami Dolphins vs. Los Angeles Rams
    Nov. 11 | ESPN
  • Week 11: Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys
    Nov. 18 | ESPN
  • Week 12: Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Chargers
    Nov. 25 | ESPN
  • Week 13: Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos
    Dec. 2 | ESPN
  • Week 14: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Dallas Cowboys
    Dec. 9 | ESPN
  • Week 15: Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings
    Dec. 16 | ABC
  • Week 15: Atlanta Falcons vs. Las Vegas Raiders
    Dec. 16 | ESPN
  • Week 16: New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers
    Dec. 23 | ESPN
  • Week 17: Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers
    Dec. 30 | ESPN

*Saturday Night Football broadcast by the MNF team.

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