The start time for “Thursday Night Football” between the New York Jets and Denver Broncos is the usual kickoff time for Thursday night games throughout the 2020 NFL season.
That means that at 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network from MetLife Stadium, you’ll be able to watch Sam Darnold take on an injury-ravaged Broncos team that’ll be relying on either Jeff Driskel or Brett Rypien at quarterback due to a Drew Lock shoulder injury. And as long as there’s not a tie – which we wouldn’t put past these teams – one of these 0-3 squads will get their first win of the season.
Darnold continues to fail in living up to his first-round QB status, and poor play in the early going has put Adam Gase on the hot seat as the Jets look better served tanking for Trevor Lawrence. It’s even rougher for New York due to a Le’Veon Bell hamstring injury which leaves 37-year old Frank Gore toting the rock. Denver’s best hope against the Jets may be a strong defensive effort led by Bradley Chubb, but even the Broncos’ defense is taking hits with tackle Jurrell Casey the latest to succumb to the injury bug.
With Lock out, Driskel started Week 3 against the Buccaneers and threw for 176 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Denver also gave action to Rypien, who went 8-for-9 on short passes, leading to 53 yards (and a completed ninth pass, just to the other team, for an interception). Thursday night’s game will not be a treat for fans of good quarterback play.
Below is everything to know about the TV schedule for Thursday night’s game at MetLife Stadium, plus a look at the rest of Week 4.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Game: Denver Broncos at New York Jets
- Date: Thursday, Oct. 1
- Kickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ET
All Thursday night games throughout the 2020 NFL season will start at 8:20 p.m. ET, though the TV viewing options (more on those below) will change beginning next week.
Denver has already lost once in prime time this season, having fell short by two points to the Tennessee Titans in their season-opening Monday Night Football game that capped off Week 1’s MNF doubleheader. The Broncos will meet Patrick Mahomes on Sunday Night Football in Week 13.
The Jets have yet to play in prime time, and will get this taste of the spotlight before a difficult Week 9 matchup with Cam Newton and the Patriots on Sunday Night Football.
What channel is Jets vs. Broncos on today?
For now, NFL Network is the exclusive TV home of “Thursday Night Football” and the only channel that will show Jets vs. Broncos. That will be the case for all Thursday night games through Week 4.
Beginning in Week 5, all “Thursday Night Football” games will broadcast live on cable network Fox in addition to NFL Network. That simulcast setup will be in place through Week 16.
NFL Network is available via most cable providers in the United States. It also is available via satellite provider DirecTV (channels 212 and 1212) and IPTV providers Verizon FiOS (channels 88 and 588) and Google Fiber (channel 2019).
NFL live stream for Jets vs. Broncos
Because Thursday night’s game in New Jersey will be shown exclusively by NFL Network, the live stream options are limited. More will become available for “Thursday Night Football” in Week 5, when the games will start being simulcast on Fox.
Below are all of the live streaming options for “Thursday Night Football” in 2020
|Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Ravens at WFT||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Steelers at Titans||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Chargers at Buccaneers||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Seahawks at Dolphins||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Vikings at Texans||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Saints at Lions||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Browns at Cowboys||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Jaguars at Bengals||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Colts at Bears||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Cardinals at Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Giants at Rams||4:05 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Bills at Raiders||4:25 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Patriots at Chiefs||4:25 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Eagles at 49ers||8:20 p.m.||NBC, fuboTV|
Monday, Oct. 5
|Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Falcons at Packers||8:15 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|