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Thursday Night Football to feature every team

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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INDIANAPOLIS - The NFL will play Thursday Night Football games starting in Week 2, commissioner Roger Goodell announced Friday. Every team will be featured once, giving each team a chance to be highlighted in primetime. "We have eight games currently on the NFL Network schedule," Goodell said. "Were going to expand that to 13 games starting in the 2012 season. Were going to be playing Thursday night games from Week 2 to Week 15. This will result in every team appearing in a Thursday football game and every team having a primetime appearance throughout the season." "We think thats great for the fans, we think its great for the teams, because everyone will get that primetime exposure, and we think its great for the network. The network continues to do an incredible job of promoting our sport. Its giving fans an opportunity, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to get NFL football. Theyve shown their demand for that, and theyve shown how much they want to see football." "Every cable operator other than the two, have seen that its good for their customers. Well continue to work with them, well continue to try and get an agreement, but the market has spoken. The NFL Network is here, and its going to continue to grow.

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