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Thursday night schedule starts with Week 2 Ravens-Bengals

Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins (34) is stopped by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Jordan Willis (75) and free safety George Iloka (43) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Dec 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


FOX has the Thursday Night Football package this year, and for the next five years, and the package starts with Ravens at Bengals in Week Two in a game that FOX will produce but which will air only on NFL Network. FOX will air its first Thursday night game in Week Four with Vikings at Rams.

The NFL schedule is now out, and as usual the season starts on a Thursday night, with the Falcons visiting the Eagles. But that game is part of NBC’s Sunday Night Football Schedule.

The Thursday night package officially begins the second week of the season, with a rematch of the last game of the 2017 regular season, when the Bengals upset the Ravens, knocking them out of the playoffs and putting the Bills in. Thursday Night Football games run through Week 15, with the exception of Week 12, when the Thanksgiving night game is on NBC. (Saturday games are also part of the FOX/NFL Network package.) Here’s the full list of Thursday Night Football games:

Week 2: Ravens at Bengals (NFL Network only)

Week 3: Jets at Browns (NFL Network only)

Week 4: Vikings at Rams (FOX and NFL Network)

Week 5: Colts at Patriots (FOX and NFL Network)

Week 6: Eagles at Giants (FOX and NFL Network)

Week 7: Broncos at Cardinals (FOX and NFL Network)

Week 8: Dolphins at Texans (FOX and NFL Network)

Week 9: Raiders at 49ers (FOX and NFL Network)

Week 10: Panthers at Steelers (FOX and NFL Network)

Week 11: Packers at Seahawks (FOX and NFL Network)

Week 13: Saints at Cowboys (FOX and NFL Network)

Week 14: Jaguars at Titans (FOX and NFL Network)

Week 15: Chargers at Chiefs (FOX and NFL Network)