With the 2015 NFL regular season matchups now set, the rights-holding networks have revealed their schedules. The NFL season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 10 with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the New England Patriots on NBC.
NBC also broadcasts the first Thanksgiving Day game played in Green Bay in 92 years as the Packers take on their NFC North foes, the Chicago Bears, in prime time. ESPN reports legendary Packers quarterback Brett Favre will also have his jersey retired that night.
NBC’s Sunday Night Football was the No. 1 prime-time television show last fall. With an average of 21.3 million viewers, it is on track to be the No. 1 show for the 2014-15 prime-time television season.
CBS’ Thursday Night Football returns for its second season with eight regular-season games, simulcast on NFL Network, beginning Sept. 17 with Denver at Kansas City. NFL Network carries the eight other regular season games. CBS then closes out the 2015-16 season with the broadcast of Super Bowl L from Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco on Feb. 7, 2016. It will be CBS’s 19th Super Bowl telecast, the most by any broadcaster.
ESPN’s Monday Night Football includes rematches of two early Super Bowls. On Sept. 28, the Chiefs will play the Packers, in a rematch of Super Bowl I. A week earlier, on Sept. 21, the Jets take on the Colts in a rematch of Super Bowl III.
2015 NBC Sunday Night Football
Thurs., Sept. 10, Pittsburgh at New England
Sept. 13, New York Giants at Dallas
Sept. 20, Seattle at Green Bay
Sept. 27, Denver at Detroit
Oct. 4, Dallas at New Orleans
*Oct. 11, San Francisco at New York Giants
*Oct. 18, New England at Indianapolis
*Oct. 25, Philadelphia at Carolina
*Nov. 1, Green Bay at Denver
*Nov. 8, Philadelphia at Dallas
*Nov. 15, Arizona at Seattle
*Nov. 22, Kansas City at San Diego
Thurs., Nov. 26, Chicago at Green Bay
*Nov. 29, New England at Denver
*Dec. 6, Indianapolis at Pittsburgh
*Dec. 13, Seattle at Baltimore
*Dec. 20, Cincinnati at San Francisco
*Dec. 27, Pittsburgh at Baltimore
*Jan. 3, Week 17 TBD
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