Who plays on 'Thursday Night Football' tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for NFL Week 14

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When the “Thursday Night Football” schedule for 2022 dropped, the Week 14 Raiders vs. Rams game is one that some initially would have circled as a good matchup.

After all, both teams had made the playoffs the previous season, with the Rams winning the Super Bowl. The Raiders had just sneaked in, but after adding Davante Adams and coach Josh McDaniels, they would surely be better, right?

That hasn’t panned out so far. The Raiders are just 5-7 after 13 weeks while the Rams have completely fallen apart. Los Angeles has gone 3-9 in a lost season and has lost eight of its last nine games.

Still, this contest could provide fans with some excitement. The Raiders have a good offense but their weakness is on defense. As such, this could end up being a back-and-forth battle that features lots of scoring.

The Rams and Raiders haven’t played one another since 2018, a game that Los Angeles won 33-13. The Raiders haven’t beaten the Rams since 2010, when the then-Oakland Raiders beat the then-St. Louis Rams 16-14 in a battle between Sam Bradford and Bruce Gradkowski.

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Here’s everything to know about the Raiders vs. Rams matchup ahead of Amazon’s Thursday night NFL broadcast.

Who plays on ‘Thursday Night Football’ tonight?

  • Matchup: Raiders vs. Rams
  • Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

The Raiders (5-7) are making the short trip from Las Vegas to Los Angeles to take on the Rams (3-9) on “Thursday Night Football” in Week 14. Both teams made the playoffs last season but have endured their share of struggles in 2022.

That said, the Raiders have bounced back in recent weeks after a slow start to the season. They have won three consecutive games over the Seahawks, Broncos and Chargers and are now just two games back in the race for the No. 7 seed in the AFC.

Las Vegas has relied on Josh Jacobs, as he has generated 613 scrimmage yards and three touchdowns in those three wins. He now leads the NFL with 1,308 rushing yards and will be asked to shoulder the load again in Week 14 while Derek Carr and Davante Adams look to attack the Raiders vertically.

As for the Rams, the reigning Super Bowl champions are in the midst of a lost season. They will be without Matthew Stafford (concussion) and Cooper Kupp (ankle) on offense while a myriad of their other top players deal with injuries.

Los Angeles lost to Seattle just 27-23 in Week 13, but they will need John Wolford and Bryce Perkins to keep pace with Las Vegas’ high-flying offensive attack. That could prove difficult with Kupp and Allen Robinson out of the lineup.

What time is the NFL game tonight?

  • Date: Thursday, Dec. 8
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT)

Raiders vs. Rams will kick off at 8:15 p.m. Thursday. That’s the same time that every Amazon’s “Thursday Night Football” games begin in 2022.

Both the Raiders and Rams are located in the Pacific time zone, so the game will begin much earlier for those fan bases. It will begin at 5:15 p.m. local time.

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What channel is Thursday Night Football on tonight?

  • TV channel (Las Vegas): KTNV (Channel 13)
  • TV channel (Los Angeles): KTTV (Channel 11)
  • Live stream: Amazon Prime Video | DAZN (in Canada)

Amazon Prime Video is, once again, the home of “Thursday Night Football.” The streaming platform will continue to serve in that role for 11 years, as part of a massive contract it signed with the NFL ahead of the season. As such, Amazon is now the exclusive broadcast partner of “Thursday Night Football” and fans will need a subscription to watch the game.

Still, the NFL has made sure that fans without subscriptions that live in the local broadcast areas of each team will be able to watch it. Las Vegas will be able to catch the contest on KTNV, an ABC affiliate, while teams in Los Angeles will be able to catch the contest on KTTV, an affiliate of Fox.

Amazon has put a lot of resources into its weekly broadcast. Legendary play-by-play man Al Michaels will be on the call for the game with Kirk Herbstreit, who is in his first season as an NFL color commentator. Kaylee Hartung is the sideline reporter. A studio crew of host Charissa Thompson and former players Tony Gonzalez, Richard Sherman, Andrew Whitworth and Ryan Fitzpatrick handles pregame, halftime and postgame coverage. Marshawn Lynch has a segment on the pregame show.

Viewers in Canada will be able to watch the game on DAZN.

NFL live stream for ‘Thursday Night Football’ game

  • Live stream: Amazon Prime Video

If you want to watch “Thursday Night Football” in 2022, you will need a subscription to Amazon Prime. It will be the exclusive streaming home for “TNF” for the next 11 years, and the games will only be broadcast on over-the-air TV in the local markets of the participating teams.

NFL schedule Week 14

The Raiders vs. Rams matchup will be an intriguing one to begin Week 14 of the 2022 NFL season. The Raiders have looked good in recent weeks and with a win, they could put themselves in the playoff picture with four weeks remaining in the season.

The “Sunday Night Football” game could end up being the best of the week. The Dolphins and the Chargers are playing in a contest that will showcase the Nos. 5 and 6 picks from the 2020 NFL Draft — Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert.

The Dolphins selected Tagovailoa, and he will be invested in proving himself against another talented passer from that draft class. Both teams are in the thick of the playoff race, with the Dolphins challenging for the AFC East title and the Chargers fighting for a wild-card spot.

“Monday Night Football” will be a battle between the Patriots and the Cardinals. Neither team has lived up to the expectations set for them on offense, but their defenses have, at times, been solid. The Patriots entered Week 14 a game back of a playoff spot in the AFC, too, so they will be motivated to snap a two-game losing streak.

Below is the full schedule for Week 14 of the 2022 NFL season.

Week 14

  • Thursday, Dec. 8
Game Kickoff time TV channel
Raiders vs. Rams 8:15 p.m. ET Amazon
  • Sunday, Dec. 11
Game Kickoff time TV channel
Jets vs. Bills 1 p.m. ET CBS
Browns vs. Bengals 1 p.m. ET CBS
Texans vs. Cowboys 1 p.m. ET Fox
Vikings vs. Lions 1 p.m. ET Fox
Eagles vs. Giants 1 p.m. ET Fox
Ravens vs. Steelers 1 p.m. ET CBS
Jaguars vs. Titans 1 p.m. ET CBS
Chiefs vs. Broncos 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
Buccaneers vs. 49ers 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
Panthers vs. Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
Dolphins vs. Chargers 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
  • Monday, Dec. 12
Game Kickoff time TV channel
Patriots vs. Cardinals 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN

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