NFC South Rivals New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons Meet on 'Thursday Night Football'

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NFC South Rivals New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons Meet on 'Thursday Night Football'

2017 Regular English

​​Saints-Falcons Thursday at 8:25 PM ET on NBC, NFL Network & Amazon Prime Video​

'TNF GameDay' Airs Live at 6:00 PM ET

'The Timeline: 91 Falcons' Premieres Thursday Following Saints-Falcons

The 2017 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light season continues Thursday, December 7 when quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons host quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in a crucial NFC South matchup with playoff implications at 8:25 PM ET on NBC, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video.

Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth, along with Heather Cox call the action from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

At 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, TNF GameDay previews the Saints-Falcons matchup from outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with host Chris Rose and analysts Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin and Steve Smith Sr.

Featured this week on TNF GameDay is former Walter Payton Man of the Year award winner Jason Taylor visiting with New Orleans Saints nominee Cameron Jordan to discuss his work in the New Orleans community stressing literacy and exercise with the city's youth.

At 7:30 PM ET on NBC, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video, Football Night in Atlanta airs from inside Mercedes-Benz with host Liam McHugh and analysts Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison providing the final say leading up to kick-off between Saints-Falcons. 

At halftime, McHugh, Dungy and Harrison break down the first half. Immediately following the game, the postgame show airs live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium on NBC, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video with Rose, Faulk, Irvin and Smith Sr. providing highlights, analysis and live interviews.

Additional postgame coverage continues at 12 Midnight ET from Los Angeles with Dan Hellie, Willie McGinest, David Carr and DeMarcus Ware on NFL Total Access: Endgame.

Following NFL Total Access: Endgame, the third season of the NFL Films-produced series The Timeline continues with '91 Falcons, telling the story of "the most fun team ever in pro football," and how a city and football team forged an identity and created a legacy felt to this day. The one-hour show includes interviews with Deion Sanders, Brett Favre, Andre Rison, Jerry Glanville, MC Hammer, Big Boi, T.I., Jermaine Dupri and more. The Timeline: '91 Falcons will also re-air Friday at 10:00 PM ET and Saturday at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network.

The entire 18-game NFL Network schedule will also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (, the NFL app on Xbox One and Windows 10, and through Watch NFL Network on tablets, PCs and various connected TV devices (, with participating television providers. Learn all of the ways to watch at An audio broadcast of the game is available on SiriusXM, TuneIn & Westwood One Radio Sports.

Thursday Night Football is available in Spanish via SAP (Secondary Audio Program) with René Giraldo and Edgar López calling the action.

Once again, the NFL and Nike have teamed to light up Thursday Night Football with the return of NFL Color Rush, featuring bold, full-color uniforms inspired by current and historic team colors and designs. All of the NFL's proceeds from the sale of Color Rush jerseys go directly to the NFL Foundation to fund youth health, safety and wellness programs around the country. To learn more go to

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