NFL Thursday night season kickoff is on Sept. 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET, the Super Bowl XL champion Pittsburgh Steelers will oppose the Miami Dolphins as NBC rejoins the NFL's TV family for the first time since 1997. What a game for fantasy value. This is a real good game to start off the NFL Season and Fantasy Football.
This season the NFL will kick off 3 games for Thanksgiving Day. However the last game of the day at 8pm will only be aired on the NFL Network. Which you can only see on channel 212 from Satellite TV. Which I do have. I am already giving thanks, because my beloved Bucs are playing in the second game against Dallas. Wooooooooooo.
The early game that day (CBS, 12:30 p.m. ET) will feature the Dolphins at the Detroit Lions, under new head coach Rod Marinelli. Does anybody read between the writing? (Apparently the NFL thinks the Dolphins are going to be great this year, which I do agree. They have the opening game and a Thanksgiving game.
The second game (FOX, 4:15 p.m. ET) will send my Bucs, the NFC South champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Dallas to face the Cowboys.
The Thanksgiving package concludes at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network when the top two teams in the AFC West last year meet. The Denver Broncos (13-3) will visit the Kansas City Chiefs (10-6).
Finally my Bucs get a Thanksgiving Day Game. What could be better then eating turkey sitting around with family and watching the Buccaneers beat Dallas as you drink a cold one.