The Green Bay Packers will hit the road once and play host once as they appear twice for the first time on Thursday night during the 2014 NFL regular season.
Though the season opener is on a Thursday night, it’s technically a Sunday night game on Thursday night. Never been able to figure out that one.
Anyway, the Packers-Seahawks opener will be broadcast on NBC, while their second appearance Oct. 2 at home against NFC North Division rival Minnesota Vikings will be called by CBS.
The good thing about the Packers-Seahawks game is that they will have a full 10 days to recover for week 2. However, when the Packers take on the Vikings Oct. 2, they will be coming off a short week, having to play at Chicago Sept. 28. Minnesota plays at home against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 28.
In addition to the Packers games, there are some other gems set for 2014 on Thursday nights … a few are Steelers vs. Ravens Sept. 11; Jets at Patriots Oct. 16; Saints at Panthers Oct. 30; and the Eagles at the Redskins Dec. 20.
The full schedule below is divided between CBS and NFL Network broadcasts.
The Thursday Night Football schedule on CBS, also simulcast on NFL Network includes:
Sept. 11 (Week 2): Steelers at Ravens Oct. 9 (Week 6): Colts at Texans
Sept. 18 (Week 3): Buccaneers at Falcons Oct. 16 (Week 7): Jets at Patriots
Sept. 25 (Week 4): Giants at Redskins Oct. 23 (Week 8): Chargers at Broncos
Oct. 2 (Week 5): Vikings at Packers Dec. 20 (Week 16): Chargers at 49ers/Eagles at Redskins*
The Thursday Night Football schedule on NFL Network includes:
Oct. 30 (Week 9): Saints at Panthers Dec. 4 (Week 14): Cowboys at Bears
Nov. 6 (Week 10): Browns at Bengals Dec. 11 (Week 15): Cardinals at Rams
Nov. 13 (Week 11): Bills at Dolphins Dec. 18 (Week 16): Titans at Jaguars
Nov. 20 (Week 12): Chiefs at Raiders Dec. 20 (Week 16): Chargers at 49ers/Eagles at Redskins*