Who kicks off Week 5 of the 2021 NFL regular season in Thursday Night Football tonight? The Los Angeles Rams prepare themselves for a date with the Seattle Seahawks and the 12th man at Lumen Field. Two NFC West heavyweights (they all seem to be in 2021) go head-to-head in what should be yet another fantastic Thursday Night Football matchup. What are the live streaming options, and what channel can you watch Thursday Night Football on tonight? Check below for all the information you need.
What channel is Thursday Night Football on tonight?
- Channel: FOX, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
- Time: 8:15 PM ET
Thursday Night Football live streaming options
- NFL Mobile App
- YouTube TV
What to expect from the Rams vs. Seahawks?
After losing to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4, can the Rams get back on course in Thursday Night Football tonight?
The Rams’ hot streak cools
The new-look Rams wowed audiences to begin the season. After obtaining former Lions QB Matthew Stafford in the offseason via trade, this Rams offense has looked far more deadly than Jared Goff’s stint with Los Angeles.
However, a division foe decided to spoil the party after the Rams sprinted to a 3-0 record to begin the season. Los Angeles’ season has seen a steady upward progression in the talent of the offense they have faced. The Cardinals proved to be a bit much.
While Arizona QB Kyler Murray won’t be on the field, the Rams have to contend with Seattle QB Russell Wilson tonight on Thursday Night Football. The chemistry between Wilson and WRs Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf has been stellar so far this season. This NFC West race will be tight at the top, and showdowns like tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchups will go a long way in deciding who earns playoff berths and divisional crowns.
Can Seattle’s defense do enough to win?
Playing this game at Lumen Field gives the Seahawks their home-field advantage, and the offense is getting things in gear. However, will the defense be able to make enough plays to win this game? In their two losses this season, Seattle has surrendered at least 30 points. The Rams have scored 27 or more points in three of the four games they’ve played this season.
Los Angeles’ defense has come down a bit from their top-ranked points allowed in 2020. However, Wilson and the Seahawks have struggled against this Aaron Donald-led front over the past few seasons. The Seahawks will need to come out guns blazing if they want to earn back-to-back NFC West victories on Thursday Night Football tonight. The home-field advantage gives the Seahawks this one late in what could be a track meet between two high-powered offenses. This game has all the makings of a final-drive win for Wilson.
Prediction: Seahawks 38, Rams 35
Thursday Night Football Schedule: September
- Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – September 9
- Final: Buccaneers 31, Cowboys 29
- New York Giants at Washington Football Team – September 16
- Final: Washington 30, Giants 29
- Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans – September 23
- Final: Panthers 24, Texans 9
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals – September 30
- Final: Bengals 24, Jaguars 21
- Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks – October 7
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles – October 14
- Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns – October 21
- Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals – October 28
- New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts – November 4
- Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins – November 11
- New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons – November 18
- Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints – November 25
- Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints – December 2
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings – December 9
- Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers – December 16
- San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans – December 23