Is there a 'Thursday Night Football' game tonight? NFL schedule, TV channels for 2022 playoffs

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There are just 13 games remaining in the longest season in NFL history. Will any of them be played on Thursday night moving forward?

"Thursday Night Football" is something that football fans have gotten used to over the years. It has take some time, and the matchups aren't always pretty, but rest assured that when it's Thursday, football fans are ready to watch two NFL teams fight hard to win.

Unfortunately, they won't get that opportunity this week. The 2022 NFL playoffs have begun and that means there will be no more Thursday night games for the rest of the season.

Here's everything you need to know about "TNF" for the 2022 playoffs and what you can watch with the program finished for the season.

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Is there a 'Thursday Night Football' game tonight?

No, there is not a "Thursday Night Football" game on Thursday, Jan. 13. "Thursday Night Football" is over for this season and won't be back until the 2022 NFL regular season begins.

The official "Thursday Night Football" program will return to action in Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season, per usual. There will be a Thursday night game, the NFL's season opener, in Week 1, that will likely feature the Super Bowl winner against a projected top title contender. That said, that game is technically a "Sunday Night Football" broadcast, so "TNF won't officially return until Week 2 of the 2022 season. But there will be Thursday football starting in Week 1.

The last "TNF" game of the season aired on Dec. 23, when the Titans beat the 49ers 20-17 in a back-and-forth battle. The NFL doesn't schedule Thursday games during the playoffs so that teams can have adequate time to rest, recover and prepare for their next opponent.

That said, the NFL will host a "Monday Night Football" game for the first time during the 2022 NFL postseason, so fan will get three days of NFL broadcasts this week with games on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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Sports on TV today

With no more "Thursday Night Football" and the college football season over, football fans are going to be out of luck if they are looking for a live football game to watch tonight. That said, there are some other sports that could potentially fill the void, with the NBA and NHL making up most of the best offerings available.

Here's a look at what you can watch during the time slot normally occupied by "Thursday Night Football."

  • NBA: Bucks vs. Warriors (7:30 p.m. ET, TNT) and Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET, TNT)
  • NHL: Bruins vs. Flyers (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  • NCAAM: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State (7 p.m., ESPN2), UCLA vs. Oregon (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) and Gonzaga vs. BYU (11 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

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NFL playoff schedule 2022

Wild-card round

Saturday, Jan. 15

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Raiders vs. Bengals 4:35 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV
Patriots vs. Bills 8:15 p.m. ET CBS Paramount+, fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 16

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Eagles vs. Buccaneers 1:05 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV
49ers vs. Cowboys 4:40 p.m. ET CBS, Nickelodeon Paramount+, Amazon Prime, fuboTV
Steelers vs. Chiefs 8:15 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV

Monday, Jan. 17

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Cardinals vs. Rams 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN ESPN App, fuboTV

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 22

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV
NFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 23

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV
NFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 30

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC Championship Game 3:05 p.m. ET CBS Paramount+, fuboTV
NFC Championship Game 6:40 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports app, fuboTV

Super Bowl 56

Sunday, Feb. 13

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Super Bowl 56 6:30 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports app, fuboTV

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