Who plays on ‘Thursday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for NFL Week 17

By | December 28, 2022

The last “Thursday Night Football” matchup means a lot to one squad, and maybe not so much to another.

The Cowboys are still angling for an outside chance at the NFC East, and a win on “TNF” could get them that much closer. While an Eagles win on Sunday will clinch the division for Philadelphia, the ‘Boys just have to continue to take care of business to lock themselves into a playoff seed.

The Thursday night matchup doesn’t quite have the ramifications for the Titans. Tennessee is facing a winner-takes-all Week 18 matchup vs. the Jaguars, with the winner taking the AFC South and the loser taking a flight home for the winter.

Here’s how to catch the final “Thursday Night Football” matchup of the 2022 season.

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Who plays on ‘Thursday Night Football’ tonight?

  • Matchup: Titans vs. Cowboys
  • Location: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

The Titans and Cowboys is the final “Thursday Night Football” matchup of the 2022 season, and it has some playoff implications.

The Cowboys still have an outside chance at the NFC East, and they need to put together a win on Thursday night to keep pace with the Eagles. They’ll also need some help to get into that top spot, and they’ll need the Eagles to lose both of their remaining games.

The Titans, too, have an opportunity to clinch their division, but that’ll come in Week 18. The winner of the Titans-Jaguars matchup in the final weekend of the season will determine who wins the AFC South.

What time is the NFL game tonight?

  • Date: Thursday, Dec. 29
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET 

The Cowboys-Titans matchup kicks off at 8:15 p.m. ET on Thursday night, the customary start time for “TNF” kickoff. 

The Cowboys travel to Nashville, Tenn., to take on the Titans.

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What channel is Thursday Night Football on tonight?

  • TV channel (Dallas):  KDFW 4, Fox 4
  • TV channel (Tennessee):  WTVF 5, NewsChannel 5
  • Live stream: Amazon Prime Video | DAZN (in Canada)

Amazon Prime Video continues to be the home of “Thursday Night Football” and will be long-term as part of the streaming platform’s 11-year deal with the NFL. The massive contract makes Amazon the NFL’s exclusive broadcast partner for the event, so fans will need an Amazon Prime subscription to watch the game.

That said, the NFL took steps to ensure that those without subscriptions will still be able to watch each contest if they are in the local markets of the teams playing. Fans in the Dallas market can catch the game on Fox 4, while those in the Titans’ bandwidth can watch the game on NewsChannel 5.

Amazon has put a lot of resources into its weekly broadcast. Legendary play-by-play man Al Michaels will be on the call for the game with Kirk Herbstreit, who is in his first season as an NFL color commentator. Kaylee Hartung is the sideline reporter. A studio crew of host Charissa Thompson and former players Tony Gonzalez, Richard Sherman, Andrew Whitworth and Ryan Fitzpatrick handles pregame, halftime and postgame coverage. Marshawn Lynch has a segment on the pregame show.

Viewers in Canada will be able to watch the game on DAZN.

NFL live stream for ‘Thursday Night Football’ game

  • Live stream: Amazon Prime Video

If you want to watch “Thursday Night Football” in 2022, you will need a subscription to Amazon Prime. It will be the exclusive streaming home for “TNF” for the next 11 years, and the games will only be broadcast on over-the-air TV in the local markets of the participating teams.

NFL Week 17 schedule

  • Thursday, Dec. 29
Game Kickoff time (ET) TV
Titans vs. Cowboys 8:15 p.m. Prime Video
  • Sunday, Jan. 1
Game Kickoff time (ET) TV
Falcons vs. Cardinals 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Lions vs. Beaars 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Texans vs. Jaguars 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Chiefs vs. Broncos 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Patriots vs. Dolphins 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Giants vs. Colts 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Eagles vs. Saints 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Buccaneers vs. Panthers 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Commanders vs. Browns 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Raiders vs. 49ers 4:05 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Seahawks vs. Jets 4:05 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Packers vs. Vikings 4:25 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Chargers vs. Rams 4:25 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Ravens vs. Steelers 8:20 p.m. NBC, fuboTV
  • Monday, Jan. 2
Game Kickoff time (ET) TV
Bengals vs. Bills 8:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2/ABC, fuboTV