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2020 NFL Thursday Night Football Betting
For the past several years Thursday Night Football has taken its justifiable share of criticism from fans, gamblers and even the media itself. In fact, Thursday Night Football has been the prime example of the NFL becoming over-exposed with too many prime-time dates and too little in the way of actual marquee games to spread around. But money talks and at the end of the day FOX and the NFL Network think that keeping the series alive is worth more than cancelation or surrendering it to someone else. Most important of all is the fact that the Thursday Night Football schedule is vastly improved with a much higher quality of games for 2020.
It is important to note that the week one Thursday night game between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs is not part of the actual series FOX and NFL Network Series but will be produced by NBC and its Sunday Night Football crew. Additionally, the FOX and NFL Network Thursday Night Football series will not broadcast a game for Thanksgiving evening, November 26.
Thursday Night Football Schedule
At first glance the week three game between the Dolphins and Jaguars doesn’t look like much but that impression could drastically change on game day because of the probability that Tua Tagovailoa could be under center by the time this matchup kicks off.
The week five matchup between the Buccaneers and Bears will be highly anticipated. Tom Brady taking over as Bucs quarterback and his strong supporting cast makes Tampa Bay a compelling story. Meanwhile the Bears are looking to bounce back to their 2018 NFC North Division title form.
The very next week features the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs at the Bills, who are an emerging contender coming off a 2019 playoff campaign. The atmosphere in Buffalo should be electric in this showdown of historic old American Football League rivals.
Week nine is a marquee rematch of the 2019 NFC championship game between the Packers and 49ers. San Francisco emasculated Green Bay to earn a Super Bowl berth last January. It figures that the Pack should roar back with a strong revenge effort.
And that is followed up by Philip Rivers and the Colts taking on Ryan Tannehill and the Titans in what could be an AFC South first-place showdown. Rivers has given Colts fans rejuvenated hope while the Titans are trying to prove last year’s playoff run was no fluke.
Week 13 features a potential Super Bowl preview with the Cowboys at the Ravens. Dallas had a great 2020 NFL Draft and now has a credible coach in Mike McCarthy. Baltimore was top seed in the AFC last year and had a draft that was even better than the Cowboys.
Following that is a Super Bowl rematch of the Brady-less Patriots and the Rams. Playoff spots could well be at stake in this one.
Sin City marks its inaugural season with its first-ever Thursday Night Football matchup of the AFC West rival Chargers and Raiders. These two have been going at it since 1960 as charter members of the AFL.
And the week 16 series finale of the Vikings and Saints is a rematch of last year’s divisional playoffs in which Minnesota scored a stunning overtime upset win in the Crescent City.
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