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2021 Thursday Night Football schedule

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A year after winning the NFC East and taking it to the eventual champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the playoffs before a heartbreaking loss, Washington got the honor of hosting the first Thursday Night Football game in Week 2 of the NFL season. 

With an added week to the schedule, Thursday Night Football didn't mark the start of the 2021 festivities like it did last season. Instead, it began with Washington's Week 2 marquee matchup against the New York Giants. That divisional bout, which Washington won in dramatic fashion, kicked off the loaded 15-game Thursday night schedule this season. There have been other thrilling Thursday night games, including a thriller where the Green Bay Packers handed the Arizona Cardinals their first loss of the season.

There are more fascinating Thursday tilts to come. A potential thriller between the Chiefs and Chargers in Week 15 is another one that stands out as one of the most exciting games not only of the Thursday night slate, but the entire year.

Thursday Night Football games, long the least interesting of the NFL's primetime games year after year, have more juice this season with a schedule loaded with can't-miss matchups.

Here's the full TNF schedule:

2021 Thursday Night Football Schedule

Week 2

September 16: Washington Football Team 30, New York Giants 29

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: NFL Network

 

Week 3

September 23: Carolina Panthers 24, Houston Texans 9

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: NFL Network

Week 4

September 30: Cincinnati Bengals 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 21

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: NFL Network

Week 5

October 7: Los Angeles Rams 26, Seattle Seahawks 17

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX, NFL Network

Week 6

October 14: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28, Philadelphia Eagles 22

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX, NFL Network

Week 7

October 21: Cleveland Browns 17, Denver Broncos 14

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX, NFL Network

Week 8

October 28: Green Bay Packers 24, Arizona Cardinals 21

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX, NFL Network

Week 9

November 4: Indianapolis Colts 45, New York Jets 30

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX, NFL Network

Week 10

November 11: Miami Dolphins 22, Baltimore Ravens 10

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX, NFL Network

Week 11

November 18: New England Patriots 25, Atlanta Falcons 0

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX, NFL Network

Week 12 -- Thanksgiving

Here is the full, three-game Thanksgiving day slate on Thursday, November 25:

12:30 p.m.: Chicago Bears 16, Detroit Lions 14 -- FOX

4:30 p.m.: Las Vegas Raiders 36, Dallas Cowboys 33, OT -- CBS

8:20 p.m.: Buffalo Bills 31, New Orleans Saints 6 -- NBC 

Week 13

December 2: Dallas Cowboys 27, New Orleans Saints 17

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX, NFL Network

Week 14

December 9: Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX, NFL Network

Week 15

December 16: Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX, NFL Network

Week 16 

December 23: San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans 

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: NFL Network