The 2013 NFL season and schedule are here, and that means that there are going to be some big time games over the course of the whole campaign. Join us for the 2013 Thursday Night Football schedule and check out all of the NFL games on the NFL Network this year!
Note: All Thursday Night Football games can be seen on the NFL Network except where noted, and all kickoffs are slated for 8:20 p.m. (ET).
Week 1: Baltimore Ravens 27 @ Denver Broncos 49
Week 2: New York Jets 10 @ New England Patriots 13
Week 3: Kansas City Chiefs 26 @ Philadelphia Eagles 16
Week 4: San Francisco 49ers 35 @ St. Louis Rams 11
Week 5: Buffalo Bills 24 @ Cleveland Browns 37
Week 6: New York Giants 21 @ Chicago Bears 27
Week 7: Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals
Week 8: Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 9: Cincinnati Bengals @ Miami Dolphins
Week 10: Washington Redskins @ Minnesota Vikings
Week 11: Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans
Week 12: New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons
Week 13: Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers (NBC)
Week 14: Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 15: San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos
This Week’s Thursday Night Football Game Preview
Seattle Seahawks -6
Arizona Cardinals +6
The Seattle Seahawks are starting to pull away from the rest of the pack in the NFC West, and there is no reason not to think that they won’t win the division title from here. They have the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football this week, and this battle is going to be stingier than you are probably thinking.
Head Coach Bruce Arians has the Cardinals really believing that they belong to be playing in games like these. They really had a chance against the San Francisco 49ers last week, and if not for four turnovers, they probably would have won the game. Instead, they are just 3-3, and though they are on the outside of the playoffs looking in, there is a real chance to make some noise over the course of these next three games. The team doesn’t leave home now for a month, and it has to capitalize even though it might be an underdog in all three of these clashes ahead with Seattle, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Houston Texans. QB Carson Palmer has turned the ball over a ton this year, as he is responsible for 11 picks and a good chunk of the team’s 15 turnovers.
That has to really have this Seattle defense smiling. The Seahawks have forced nine interceptions this year, many of which have come in the fourth quarter of games. DB Richard Sherman has a knack for the big play at the big moment, and you can bet that Palmer is going to want to stay away from him. Seattle hasn’t played nearly as well on the road as it has at home, but the truth of the matter is that the team really has only played one tremendously impressive game this season, that being the 29-3 win over the 49ers in Week 2. A win over the Jacksonville Jaguars was no great shakes, and a victory over the Carolina Panthers in Week 1 wasn’t phenomenal either. Since then, there are three games against AFC South teams, and all three of those games could have been lost, yet all three really should have been won.
The Seahawks have had no luck whatsoever going on the road to the desert. The Cardinals have won and covered six of the last seven meetings between these two. Most remember the fact that Seattle won 58-0 when these two teams met last December, but they don’t remember the fact that a significantly worse Arizona team than this one came away with a win when these two hooked up here at University of Phoenix Stadium in September.
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