Fans looking to watch more football this year will be able to thanks to a partnership with the National Football League and CBS. This season will feature 14 Thursday Night Football games and two Saturday games, with CBS airing eight of them in the early portion of the season. Those games will be simulcast on NFL Network, who will also televise eight late season games.
CBS’ lead broadcast team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call all of the Thursday Night games, with NFL Network hosts and analysts featured in pregame, halftime and postgame shows
“NFL Network built Thursday into a night for NFL fans,” said Commissioner Roger Goodell. “Our goal is to bring these games to more fans on broadcast television with unprecedented promotion and visibility for Thursday Night Football on CBS.”