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FOX Sports Ushers in 25th Season of NFL Coverage with Its Strongest Broadcast Schedule Ever

Apr 20, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Press release from Fox Sports, April 19, 2018:

In its 25th season of NFL coverage, FOX Sports owns the weekend with an unprecedented collection of NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL games presented by Bud Light beginning Week 4, in addition to an impressive slate of NFL games airing on Sunday afternoons this fall.

Combined with 11 weeks of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, FOX Sports’ 2018 NFL Sunday afternoon schedule includes 113 regular-season games, led by nine editions of AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK, television’s No. 1 show for nine straight years. This past January, FOX Sports was awarded a five-year deal for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL that includes games between Weeks 4-15 (excluding Thanksgiving night) to be broadcast on FOX, simulcast via NFL Network and distributed in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

FOX’s strong 2018 regular season schedule features 35 NFC divisional matchups – 10 from the NFC South, nine each from the NFC North and NFC West, and seven from the NFC East.

AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK kicks off Week 1 with the Dallas Cowboys taking on the Carolina Panthers from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Other notable AGOTW matchups for the 2018 regular season include an NFC Championship Game rematch between the Minnesota Vikings and Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles (Week 5); the NFC West winning Los Angeles Rams at the NFC South winning New Orleans Saints (Week 9); a battle of “runners-up” from last season as the Minnesota Vikings take on the New England Patriots (Week 13); and the Philadelphia Eagles face the Dallas Cowboys (Week 14).

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL premieres on FOX Thursday, Sept. 27 when the Minnesota Vikings take on the Los Angeles Rams from Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles make their 2018 debut on THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL with a Week 6 showdown against the New York Giants from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Other notable THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL contests include the Green Bay Packers heading to the Pacific Northwest for a meeting with the Seattle Seahawks (Week 11) and the New Orleans Saints battling the Dallas Cowboys (Week 13).

FOX’s NFL Thanksgiving Day coverage features the Washington Redskins battling the Dallas Cowboys at 4:30 PM ET from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Once the playoff field is determined, FOX presents live postseason coverage that includes two NFC Divisional Playoff matchups and the NFC Championship Game.

Each week during the NFL season, coverage begins with FOX NFL KICKOFF (11:00 AM ET), followed by FOX NFL SUNDAY (12:00 PM ET), America’s most-watched pregame show for 25 straight seasons. Since its inception in September of 1994, FOX NFL SUNDAY has garnered 22 Emmy Awards for its production and personalities. Every week of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, presented by Bud Light begins at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network with TNF GAMEDAY. Beginning on Thursday, Sept. 27, FOX’s THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL pregame show, simulcast on NFL Network, and live from New York City, features an all-Hall of Fame cast consisting of Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Michael Strahan. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREGAME begins at 7:30 PM ET and leads viewers to the game.

NFL preseason coverage on FOX begins Thursday, Aug. 23 as the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles visit the Cleveland Browns. Additionally, preseason NFL action on FOX includes the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Aug. 26.

2018 FOX NFL BROADCAST SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES ET)

Sunday, September 9 (FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants

San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins

4:25 PM

Dallas Cowboys at Carolina Panthers

Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos

Sunday, September 16

1:00 PM

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers

Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons

Cleveland Browns at New Orleans Saints

Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4:05 PM

Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams

Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday, September 23 (FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM

Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles

Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons

New York Giants at Houston Texans

San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs

4:25 PM

Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks

Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals

Thursday, September 27

8:20 PM

^Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams

Sunday, September 30

1:00 PM

Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears

New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars

Philadelphia Eagles at Tennessee Titans

4:05 PM

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders

Thursday, October 4

8:20 PM

^Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots

Sunday, October 7 (FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

New York Giants at Carolina Panthers

Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers

4:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles

Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers

Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks

Thursday, October 11

8:20 PM

^Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

Sunday, October 14

1:00 PM

Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins

Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

Chicago Bears at Miami Dolphins

Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders (from London)

4:05 PM

Los Angeles Rams at Denver Broncos

Thursday, October 18

8:20 PM

^Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, October 21

1:00 PM

Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles

Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Detroit Lions at Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings at New York Jets

4:05 PM

New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens

Thursday, October 25

8:20 PM

^Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans

Sunday, October 28 (FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM

Washington Redskins at New York Giants

Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals

4:25 PM

Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Rams

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

Thursday, November 1

8:20 PM

^Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday, November 4 (FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM

Atlanta Falcons at Washington Redskins

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills

4:25 PM

Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints

Thursday, November 8

8:20 PM

^Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday, November 11

1:00 PM

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears

Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati Bengals

Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland Browns

Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs

4:05 PM

Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders

Thursday, November 15

8:20 PM

^Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday, November 18 (FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM

Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons

Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions

4:25 PM

TBD

Thursday, November 22

4:30 PM

Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, November 25

1:00 PM

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers

San Francisco 49ers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4:05 PM

Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Chargers

Thursday, November 29

8:20 PM

^New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, December 2 (FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM

Chicago Bears at New York Giants

Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions

Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots

Thursday, December 6

8:20 PM

^Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

Sunday, December 9 (FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM

New York Giants at Washington Redskins

Los Angeles Rams at Chicago Bears

Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers

New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Carolina Panthers at Cleveland Browns

4:25 PM

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals

Thursday, December 13

8:20 PM

^Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday, December 16

1:00 PM

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Dallas Cowboys at Indianapolis Colts

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons

Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens

Washington Redskins at Jacksonville Jaguars

4:05 PM

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday, December 23

1:00 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

Green Bay Packers at New York Jets

4:05 PM

Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals

Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday, December 30 (FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4:25 PM

San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks

Saturday, January 5 or Sunday, January 6, 2019

NFC Wild Card Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13, 2019

NFC Divisional Playoff Games (teams, site & time to be determined)

Sunday, January 20, 2019

NFC Championship Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

* FOX NFL games scheduled in Weeks 5-10 are part of the NFL’s flexible schedule plan. During this period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into prime time and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.

** FOX NFL games scheduled in Weeks 11-17, are part of the NFL’s flexible schedule plan. After consultation with FOX Sports, the NFL will determine start times on these dates, with a game or games possibly moving from 1pm to late afternoon, or from afternoon to prime time. FOX retains the right to protect some games from being moved into prime time during these weeks.

^Denotes game is simulcast on NFL Network and distributed in Spanish on FOX Deportes

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