Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – Thursday at 8:25 PM ET on NFL Network
Doubleheader on Saturday, December 20 –
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins at 4:30 PM ET (NFL Network)
San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers at 8:25 PM ET (CBS & NFL Network)
The 2014 season of Thursday Night Football concludes with a trio of Week 16 games on NFL Network and CBS, including a Saturday doubleheader.
On Thursday, December 18 at 8:25 PM ET, Thursday Night Football on NFL Network continues when the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Tennessee Titans in an AFC South divisional matchup. Play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and analyst Phil Simms call the game, and Tracy Wolfson provides reports from the sidelines.
Coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network with NFL Total Access Kickoff on NFL Network. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci are live outside EverBank Field in Jacksonville to provide analysis of Titans-Jaguars and highlight the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium.
At 7:30 PM ET on NFL Network, James Brown, Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher host NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from inside the stadium. Eisen, Irvin, Faulk and Mariucci will join the show.
Featured on Thursday’s pregame shows:
- What have two-game losing streaks revealed about the Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers?
- Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin give the keys to Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel improving in his second start
- NFL Total Access Kickoff give their expectations for how the AFC playoff picture will play out
- Which team in the NFL needs homefield advantage throughout the playoffs the most?
- Report from Washington, D.C. where Robert Griffin III will take the field as starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles
- Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk debate which team has the best set of “Triplets” on offense in the NFL
- Should the Tennessee Titans build around quarterback Zach Mettenberger next season?
- Will the Jacksonville Jaguars’ commitment to quarterback Blake Bortles this season pay off in 2015?
During halftime, Brown, Sanders and Cowher host the Lexus Halftime Show, providing first half highlights and analysis. Following the game, Eisen, Irvin, Faulk, Mariucci and Sanders host the Mazda Postgame Show, which features complete game highlights and analysis, as well as on-set interviews with players from the winning team. Additionally, hosts Dan Hellie and Amber Theoharis, and NFL Network analysts Willie McGinest and Heath Evans deliver a postgame edition of NFL Total Access live from NFL Network’s studios in Los Angeles, California.
Thursday Night Football continues on Saturday, December 20 with a doubleheader. At 4:30 PM ET on NFL Network, running back LeSean McCoy and the Philadelphia Eagles look to remain in the race for the NFC East division title when they travel to Washington, D.C. to take on quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Redskins. Play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan and analyst Rich Gannon call the game, and Stacey Dales provides reports from the sidelines.
At 8:25 PM ET on CBS and NFL Network, quarterback Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers look to keep their postseason hopes alive when they travel to face quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers. Play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle and analyst Dan Fouts call the game, and Jenny Dell provides reports from the sidelines.
Coverage on Saturday, December 20 begins at 2:00 PM ET on NFL Network with NFL Total Access Kickoff. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci are live from NFL Network studios in Los Angeles to provide analysis of both Eagles-Redskins and Chargers-49ers.
At 7:30 PM ET, NFL Thursday Night Kickoff airs on CBS and NFL Network leading into Chargers-49ers with host James Brown, analysts Bill Cowher, Deion Sanders and Tony Gonzalez, and rules expert Mike Carey from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.
Following the Chargers-49ers game, the Mazda Postgame Show will air on NFL Network, with host Scott Hanson and analysts Heath Evans, Willie McGinest and Nate Burleson providing complete game highlights and analysis from both contests live from NFL Network’s studios in Los Angeles.
Week 15’s Thursday Night Football game between the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams delivered a 5.15 US HH rating and 8.4 million viewers (including over-the-air stations). Through 13 games of the 2014 schedule, viewership for Thursday Night Football on CBS and NFL Network (and over-the-air stations) is up +61 percent compared to last year’s games on NFL Network and the over-the-air stations in participating markets.
NFL Media also offers fans several different ways to watch Thursday Night Football live on digital platforms:
- NFL Mobile from Verizon (smartphone* & tablet**)
- Watch NFL Network (tablet + PC)**
- NFL on Xbox (Xbox One & Windows 8 devices)**
- For a full list of access points or to start streaming now, visit NFL.com/Watch
With NFL Mobile from Verizon, stream more live games than ever before. Get Thursday, Sunday & Monday Night primetime NFL games and for the first time, local Sunday afternoon games live on your smartphone. Plus, stream NFL Network 24/7 and NFL RedZone every Sunday live, exclusively from Verizon.
*Live streaming of NFL Network, NFL RedZone and live games in NFL Mobile from Verizon on smartphones is available to Verizon Wireless customers with a premium subscription for $5/month. Verizon customers can access live games and NFL Network included with the MORE Everything Plan. NFL RedZone is not included with the More Everything Plan, but can be purchased through NFL Mobile for $1.99/mo. For more information about NFL Mobile from Verizon, visit www.verizonwireless.com/insiders-guide/inside/nfl. Data usage applies for app download use & blackout rules apply.
**Access is available only for authenticated NFL Network subscribers of certain TV providers. Visit NFL.com/Watch for the full list of provider and device availability.
TNF Storylines Presented by Mazda
For every Thursday Night Football game, NFL.com presents TNF Storylines Presented by Mazda.
NFL Media analyst Solomon Wilcots provides instant analysis moments after every key play from the game. TNF Storylines will use devoted camera angles such as the All-22 coaching tape to provide expert commentary and analysis. Additionally, TNF Storylines will show fans how the teams playing each week are implementing and executing numerous styles, formations and strategies for every critical play in the game.
Throughout the entire game, fans can interact with Wilcots as he will be answering fan questions via Twitter and providing further analysis.