Who performs on Thursday evening soccer tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for NFL Week 1

The Thursday evening NFL season-opener usually offers the nationwide TV stage to the defending Tremendous Bowl champions. However there was no assure the Chiefs could be the featured dwelling group to start the 2020 season given the league’s latest deviation from that custom.

Final yr, for instance, the NFL kicked off its 100th season with the Packers internet hosting the Bears despite the fact that the Patriots had been the defending Tremendous Bowl champions. The league’s reasoning was its want to open its centennial season with a basic matchup at a famed stadium like Lambeau Discipline. No offense to New England and Gillette Stadium.

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For the NFL’s 101st season, although, the custom of honoring the defending champs with the primary sport is again. Kansas Metropolis will host the 2020 season-opener despite the fact that Arrowhead Stadium might be stuffed to roughly 22 % of its seating capability.

The checklist of the Chiefs’ 2020 opponents gave the NFL schedule-makers a number of good choices for Kansas Metropolis’s Week 1 opponent. Their alternative offers followers a spicy rematch from final season’s AFC playoffs.

Under is every part to learn about that matchup, plus every part you might want to know to observe the NFL season-opener Thursday evening.

Who performs on Thursday evening soccer tonight?

Matchup: Chiefs vs. TexansLocation: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas Metropolis, Mo.

When the Chiefs beat the 49ers in Tremendous Bowl 54 to shut final season, they grew to become the primary group in NFL historical past to win three playoff video games after trailing by 10 factors or extra in a single postseason. And their comeback in opposition to the Texans within the divisional spherical was essentially the most spectacular.

Houston began that January playoff sport by leaping out to a 24-Zero lead, however that cushion was not almost sufficient in opposition to such an explosive group. From that time on, the Chiefs outscored the Texans 51-10 and cruised into the AFC championship sport.

The 2020 NFL season-opener is an intriguing rematch of that playoff sport, and it options two of one of the best quarterbacks within the league. Patrick Mahomes plus Deshaun Watson equals a really perfect showcase for the league to start the yr.

What time is the NFL sport tonight?

Date: Thursday, Sept. 10Kickoff time: eight:20 p.m. ET

Kickoff for Chiefs vs. Texans will not arrive till eight:20 p.m. ET, however that is the NFL season-opener, so a prolonged pregame present is deliberate and scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.

Kansas Metropolis is within the Central time zone, which makes for a 7:20 native kickoff time and a sport that can start in daylight however rapidly transition right into a contest below the Arrowhead Stadium lights.

All Thursday evening video games all through the 2020 NFL season will begin at eight:20 p.m. ET.

What channel is Thursday evening soccer on tonight?

The TV channel for the NFL’s annual season-opener is at all times a bit complicated for viewers because it’s performed on a Thursday evening however technically just isn’t a “Thursday Night time Soccer” broadcast.

As a result of NBC broadcasts the season-opener as a part of its rights bundle with the NFL, Chiefs vs. Texans will function “Sunday Night time Soccer” broadcast parts. Meaning NBC’s announcer duo of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will name the sport, and Michele Tafoya will report from the sidelines.

Under are the highest TV markets in the USA and the NBC affiliate/TV channel for every.

Market
NBC TV channel (digital)
New York
four (36)
Los Angeles
four (36)
Chicago
5 (29)
Philadelphia
10 (34)
Dallas-Fort Value
5 (24)
San Francisco/Bay Space
11 (12)
Washington, D.C.
four (48)
Houston
2 (35)
Boston
15 (43)
Atlanta
11 (10)
Phoenix
12 (12)
Tampa/St. Petersburg
eight (7)
Seattle
5 (48)
Detroit
four (45)
Minneapolis-St. Paul
11 (11)
Miami
6 (31)
Denver
9 (9)
Orlando
2 (11)
Cleveland
three (17)
Sacramento
three (35)
Charlotte
36 (22)
Portland
eight (eight)
St. Louis
5 (35)
Pittsburgh
11 (23)
Baltimore
11 (11)
Raleigh-Durham
5 (48)
Nashville
four (10)
San Diego
39 (40)
Salt Lake Metropolis
5 (38)
San Antonio
three (16)
Kansas Metropolis
41 (36)
Columbus
four (14)
Milwaukee
four (28)
Cincinnati
5 (35)
Las Vegas
three (22)
Jacksonville
12 (13)
Oklahoma Metropolis
four (27)
New Orleans
6 (43)
Memphis
5 (5)
Buffalo
2 (33)

That is the one Thursday evening NFL sport that can broadcast on NBC in 2020. Beginning subsequent week, all Thursday evening video games might be proven on NFL Community and, starting in Week 5, simulcast on Fox.

NFL dwell stream for Thursday evening sport

The 2020 NFL season-opener is being broadcast on NBC, so the sport might be out there to stream dwell on NBCSports.com. This must be the popular streaming methodology for anyone who has a cable/satellite tv for pc subscription however just isn’t in a position to get in entrance of a TV.

For cord-cutters, there are many dwell streaming choices for Chiefs vs. Texans. Under are all of them.

NFL Week 1 schedule

Per custom, Week 1 of the NFL season will start with a Thursday evening opener that includes the defending Tremendous Bowl champs and can finish with a “Monday Night time Soccer” doubleheader. 

Nestled between these prime-time video games and serving because the nightcap of the primary full Sunday of NFL soccer in 2020 could be essentially the most intriguing sport of the weekend. Cowboys at Rams on “Sunday Night time Soccer” is juicy sufficient by itself, however it doubles because the nationwide TV debut of LA’s SoFi Stadium. (The entire no-fans factor is a little bit of a bummer.)

Under is the whole Week 1 schedule for the beginning of the 2020 NFL season.

Thursday, Sept. 10

Time
Recreation
TV channel
eight:20 p.m. ET
Texans at Chiefs
NBC

Sunday, Sept. 13

Time
Recreation
TV channel
1 p.m. ET
Eagles at Washington
Fox
1 p.m. ET
Dolphins at Patriots
CBS
1 p.m. ET
Packers at Vikings
Fox
1 p.m. ET
Colts at Jaguars
CBS
1 p.m. ET
Bears at Lions
Fox
1 p.m. ET
Raiders at Panthers
CBS
1 p.m. ET
Jets at Payments
CBS
1 p.m. ET
Browns at Ravens
CBS
1 p.m. ET
Seahawks at Falcons
Fox
four:05 p.m. ET
Chargers at Bengals
CBS
four:25 p.m. ET
Cardinals at 49ers
Fox
four:25 p.m. ET
Buccaneers at Saints
Fox
eight:20 p.m. ET
Cowboys at Rams
NBC

Monday, Sept. 14

Time
Recreation
TV channel
7:15 p.m. ET
Steelers at Giants
ESPN
10:10 p.m. ET
Titans at Broncos
ESPN

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