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Full list of TNF games in the 2021 NFL season

We take a look at the full list of primetime Thursday Night Football games on the 2021 NFL schedule following its release on Wednesday, May 12th.

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The Thursday Night Football slate is out, and the package features plenty of compelling matchups. Every one of these games can be seen on NFL Network, but some will also be broadcast on FOX and Amazon as well.

The first game of the season between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys is on a Thursday night, but it’s technically not part of the Thursday Night Football package. This also goes for the Thanksgiving matchups.

Below is a look at the best and worst games on Thursday Night Football this season.

Best Games

I’m not sure how to say this, but I’m excited to watch the Jacksonville Jaguars play the Cincinnati Bengals. This Week 4 matchup will likely feature the last two No. 1 overall picks Trevor Lawrence and Joe Burrow. Not to mention, Tim Tebow might take over the entire NFL discussion by this point.

This is completely Aaron Rodgers dependent, but if he is still a member of the Green Bay Packers at this point, their game against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8 would be fun to see. Rodgers vs. Kyler Murray? Yes please.

Worst Game

The slate as a whole doesn’t feature too many duds, but the Week 3 contest between the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans isn’t likely to have significant buzz. People will watched in this football-addicted country, but the casual fans might not be to interested in the Sam Darnold vs. a quarterback who probably isn’t named Deshaun Watson.

Here’s a full look at the full list of Thursday Night Football matchups on the 2021 NFL schedule.

TNF matchups for the 2021 NFL season

Week 2: New York Giants at Washington Football Team, 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Week 3: Carolina Panthers vs. Houston Texans, 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Week 4: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Week 5: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
Week 6: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
Week 7: Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns, 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
Week 8: Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals, 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
Week 9: New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts, 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
Week 10: Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins, 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
Week 11: New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons, 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
Week 12: Thanksgiving slate
Week 13: Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints, 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
Week 14: Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings, 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
Week 15: Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
Week 16: San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans, 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Week 17/18: None