What time is the NFL game tonight? TV schedule, channel for Giants vs. Washington in Week 2

By | September 15, 2021

The start time for the “Thursday Night Football” game featuring the Giants and Washington Football Team is the same as it will be throughout the entire 2021 NFL season.

The first game of Week 2 will begin at 8:20 p.m. ET. It will be preceded by a pregame show that will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network. The game itself will take place at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., home of the Washington Football Team.

Both New York and Washington will have quite a bit at stake on Thursday night. The loser of the game will find themselves in the NFC East’s cellar at the end of Week 2. The loser would then wait to see if the Cowboys lose to the Chargers to join them at 0-2.

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Unless there’s a tie, this contest will decide which of the top two teams in the division from last year will start in an 0-2 hole. Historically, teams that start the season 0-2 have not fared well in their efforts to make the postseason, though it shouldn’t be as big of a problem now given that the NFL has expanded its schedule and playoffs.

Below is everything to know about the TV schedule for the Week 2 opener between the Giants and Washington, plus a look at the rest of the NFL schedule for the week.

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What time is the NFL game tonight?

  • Game: Giants vs. Washington
    Date: Thursday, Sept. 16
  • Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Kickoff for the Giants vs. Washington game will come at 8:20 p.m. Pregame coverage of the contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network, and the channel is also a two-hour preview show — TNF First Look — airing from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Both New York and Washington are in the Eastern time zone, so both fan bases will see kickoff come at 8:20 p.m. local time.

All Thursday night games throughout the 2021 NFL season will start at 8:20 p.m. ET.

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What channel is Giants vs. Washington on today?

NFL Network will be the exclusive home of “Thursday Night Football” for Weeks 2 through 4 of the 2021 NFL season. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” team broadcasted the first Thursday night game, and starting in Week 5, there will be multiple ways to view the Thursday night game.

Fox and NFL Network will simulcast the game starting in Week 5, giving those with basic cable packages a chance to watch the action on Fox. Additionally, Amazon Prime will begin streaming the game in Week 5. These three services will carry the games for the rest of the “Thursday Night Football season”, which runs through Week 17.

NFL Network is available via most cable providers in the United States. It also is available via satellite provider DirecTV (channels 212 and 1212) and IPTV providers Verizon FiOS (channels 88 and 588) and Google Fiber (channel 2019).

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NFL live stream for Giants vs. Washington

The first game of Week 2 is being broadcast on NFL Network, so the game will be available to stream live on the NFL App and Yahoo! Sports App. This should be the preferred streaming method for cable/satellite subscribers that can’t get in front of a TV.

Cord-cutters will have plenty of options to watch the Giants vs. Washington game. They are as follows.

NFL Week 2 schedule

The Giants and Washington Football Team will kick off Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season with a divisional clash, one of six on the 16-game slate. The biggest game of the week will be a matchup between the Ravens and Chiefs on “Sunday Night Football.” John Harbaugh’s Ravens haven’t beaten the Chiefs while Andy Reid has been head coach.

The Packers vs. Lions “Monday Night Football” game will carry some additional interest as well after Green Bay’s awful showing in Week 1. Aaron Rodgers and Co. will look to bounce back against a Lions defense that just allowed 41 points to the 49ers.

Below is the complete Week 2 schedule for Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Game Kickoff time TV channel
Giants at Washington Football Team 8:20 p.m. ET NFLN

Sunday, Sept. 19

Game Kickoff time TV channel
Patriots at Jets 1 p.m. ET CBS
Broncos at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET CBS
Bills at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Fox
49ers at Eagles 1 p.m. ET Fox
Rams at Colts 1 p.m. ET Fox
Raiders at Steelers 1 p.m. ET CBS
Bengals at Bears 1 p.m. ET Fox
Texans at Browns 1 p.m. ET CBS
Saints at Panthers 1 p.m. ET Fox
Vikings at Cardinals 4:05 p.m. ET Fox
Falcons at Buccaneers 4:05 p.m. ET Fox
Titans at Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
Cowboys at Chargers 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
Chiefs at Ravens 8:20 p.m. ET NBC

Monday, Sept. 20

Game Kickoff time TV channel
Lions at Packers 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN