NFL on Prime Video
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GenreNFL football telecasts
Presented byAl Michaels
Kirk Herbstreit
Kaylee Hartung
Charissa Thompson
Tony Gonzalez
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Richard Sherman
Aqib Talib
Andrew Whitworth
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes16 per season (plus 1 preseason game)
Production
Production locationsVarious NFL stadiums
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time180 minutes or until game ends (inc. adverts)
Production companiesNational Football League
Prime Video Originals
Release
Original networkAmazon Prime Video
Original release2017 (2017) –
present

NFL on Prime Video is the branding used for broadcasts of National Football League (NFL) games on the subscription video on-demand over-the-top streaming and rental service Amazon Prime Video. Amazon currently holds exclusive streaming rights for Thursday Night Football.

Overview

Thursday Night Football

See also: NFL Network Thursday Night Football results (2006–present) and Twitch_(service) § Professional_sports

On April 4, 2017, it was announced that Amazon had acquired non-exclusive streaming rights to the 10 broadcast television games for the 2017 season over their Amazon Prime Video service, under a deal valued at $50 million, a five-fold increase over the $10 million paid by Twitter. The streams were exclusive to paid Prime subscribers.[1][2][3] Amazon planned several special features for its inaugural game, including broadcasting alternate feeds with Spanish, Portuguese, and a secondary English broadcast featuring soccer commentators Ross Dyer and Tommy Smyth (intended for international viewers unfamiliar with the rules and terminology of American football), and a pre-show hosted by Tiki Barber and Curtis Stone.[4][5][6][7]

Amazon renewed its digital rights for the 2018 and 2019 seasons; in contrast to 2017 in which the games required a Prime subscription, for 2018 and 2019, Amazon also carried game coverage for free on its live streaming platform Twitch.[8] Alongside the main Fox feed, British English, and Spanish options, the Amazon Prime streams offered an alternate commentary feed featuring ESPN anchor Hannah Storm and NFL Network chief correspondent Andrea Kremer — the first all-female commentary team in NFL history.[9] The Twitch streams offer access to the service's standard chat room (along with special football-themed emotes), an interactive extension, and co-streams featuring prominent personalities, while streams on Amazon Fire devices offer integration with the X-Ray feature to access statistics and other content.[10]

On April 29, 2020, Amazon renewed its digital rights through the 2022 season, maintaining the 11 TNF simulcasts and digital content.[11] For its simulcasts, Amazon replaced the British feed with a new "Scout's Feed" with extended analysis by Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah, and NFL Next Live on Twitch (with viewer interactivity).[12] For the 2020 season, Prime Video offered multiple announcer options; NFL Next on Prime Video, live and on-demand on Tuesday nights, hosted by Chris Long, Kay Adams, Andrew Hawkins, and James Koh; X-Ray, offering real-time access to live statistics and insights; and new shows on Twitch, including The NFL Comments Box and The NFL Machine.[13]

In March 2021, Amazon acquired rights to become the exclusive broadcaster of Thursday Night Football initially starting with the 2023 season and running through 2033, paying approximately $1 billion per year to become the first streaming service to exclusively carry a package of NFL games.[14] Regular season games on Thursday nights will increase from 12 to 15 per year, and the package will also include one preseason game per year.[15] Amazon will now be producing its own football game broadcasts, after previously picking up feeds from other networks.[16] The deal also includes pre-game, halftime, and post-game shows, plus in-game highlights and original NFL programming.[17] Because Prime Video is a subscription streaming service, the NFL will require Amazon to have its games syndicated on over-the-air television stations in the local markets of the competing teams.[18] A couple months later, it was announced that Prime Video would take over TNF a year earlier than originally announced in 2022, making the deal 11 years.

Playoff programming

In October 2020, Amazon acquired rights to simulcast one of CBS's NFC Wild Card games on Prime Video, as part of its digital rights to the league.[19]

On January 10, 2021, Amazon streamed its first NFL playoff game between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints. The game was also available on CBS and Nickelodeon.[20]

On January 16, 2022, Amazon streamed its second NFL playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. The game was also available on CBS and Nickelodeon.[21]

Exclusive Saturday game (2020)

On April 29, 2020, as part of Amazon's renewal of its digital rights through the 2022 season, Amazon acquired the exclusive international rights to one late-season game (which would be produced by CBS).[11]

On December 26, 2020, the Amazon Prime broadcast its first game to be only nationally available on a streaming platform, between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals, which aired on Prime Video, Twitch, Verizon, the NFL, and the two teams' local stations. It averaged 4.8 million viewers and drawing an estimated 11.2 million total viewers.[22]

The Amazon exclusive game did not return for the 2021 season.

Other programming

The 2020 NFL Holiday Blitz on Prime Video featured a week-long slate of original content with celebrities and athletes including Action Bronson, Quavo, Cari Champion, Victor Cruz and Chad Johnson.[23]

Results

2010s

2017 season

All games simulcast on NFL Network. Weeks 4 through 8 also simulcast on CBS. Weeks 10 through 16 simulcast on NBC.

Week Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Game Notes
4 Thursday September 28 Chicago Bears 14–35 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field There was a 45-minute weather delay in between the first and second quarters. Bears-Packers rivalry
5 October 5 New England Patriots 19–14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium
6 October 12 Philadelphia Eagles 28–23 Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium
7 October 19 Kansas City Chiefs 30–31 Oakland Raiders Oakland Coliseum Michael Crabtree scored the game winning touchdown on an untimed down. Chiefs-Raiders rivalry
8 October 26 Miami Dolphins 0–40 Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium Largest margin of victory on Thursday Night Football since September 18, 2014. Last Thursday night game with CBS Sports production
10 November 9 Seattle Seahawks 22–16 Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium Russell Wilson completed a spectacular circus play to Doug Baldwin, who took it down to the Cardinals 2 yard line, which led to a Jimmy Graham touchdown, one of two touchdowns he had in this game. Cardinals-Seahawks rivalry
11 November 16 Tennessee Titans 17–40 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Antonio Brown caught 3 touchdowns in the game, including a one-handed helmet catch.
13 November 30 Washington Redskins 14–38 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Cowboys-Redskins rivalry
14 December 7 New Orleans Saints 17–20 Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium Deion Jones picked off Drew Brees to seal an upset of the division leading Saints. Falcons-Saints rivalry
15 December 14 Denver Broncos 25–13 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium Brock Osweiler came in for an injured Trevor Siemian, and threw for 194 yards and 2 touchdowns, leading the Broncos to the victory.
16 Monday December 25 Pittsburgh Steelers 34–6 Houston Texans NRG Stadium Kickoff at 4:30 ET; Tirico and Warner on the call. Last game simulcast on NBC, and last game with NBC Sports production. DeAndre Hopkins made an incredible circus catch for a touchdown, which was the Texans’ only offensive spark of the game.

2018 season

All games played on Thursday. Games simulcast on NFL Network and Fox unless otherwise noted.

Week Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Game Notes
4 September 27 Minnesota Vikings 31–38 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum First game simulcast on Fox and NFL Network. Jared Goff finished with his first career perfect passer rating game.
5 October 4 Indianapolis Colts 24–38 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Tom Brady threw 500th career touchdown pass to Josh Gordon. Colts-Patriots rivalry
6 October 11 Philadelphia Eagles 34–13 New York Giants MetLife Stadium Saquon Barkley finished with 229 all-purpose yards (130 rushing, 99 receiving), along with a rushing touchdown. Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz combined for 101 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. Giants-Eagles rivalry
7 October 18 Denver Broncos 45–10 Arizona Cardinals State Farm Stadium
8 October 25 Miami Dolphins 23–42 Houston Texans NRG Stadium
9 November 1 Oakland Raiders 3–34 San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium Battle of the Bay. Nick Mullens made first career start.
10 November 8 Carolina Panthers 21–52 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Ben Roethlisberger finished with a perfect passer rating, the fourth in his career.
11 November 15 Green Bay Packers 24–27 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field Packers-Seahawks rivalry
13 November 29 New Orleans Saints 10–13 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Became the most watched Thursday Night Football game in program history.
14 December 6 Jacksonville Jaguars 9–30 Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium Derrick Henry tied all-time NFL record with a 99-yard touchdown run, to go along with a 238-yard, 4 touchdown night. Jaguars-Titans rivalry
15 December 13 Los Angeles Chargers 29–28 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium Mike Williams caught go-ahead two point conversion to win the game, with 4 seconds left in regulation, to go along with 2 touchdowns, as the Chargers clinched a playoff berth with the win. Chargers-Chiefs rivalry

2019 season

Games simulcast on NFL Network and Fox unless otherwise noted. All games played on Thursday.

Week Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Rivalry Game Notes
4 September 26 Philadelphia Eagles 34–27 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field None Aaron Rodgers threw goal line interception, giving the Eagles the win.
5 October 3 Los Angeles Rams 29–30 Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field Rams-Seahawks rivalry In order to implement an effective blackout of the game for Dish Network subscribers due to a carriage dispute with Fox, this game was not simulcast by NFL Network.[24][25]
6 October 10 New York Giants 14–35 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Commemoration of the Super Bowls XLII (David Tyree helmet catch spoiled the Patriots' perfect run) and XLVI (NFL 100)
7 October 17 Kansas City Chiefs 30–6 Denver Broncos Empower Field at Mile High Broncos-Chiefs rivalry
8 October 24 Washington Redskins 9–19 Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium None
9 October 31 San Francisco 49ers 28–25 Arizona Cardinals State Farm Stadium 49ers-Cardinals rivalry
10 November 7 Los Angeles Chargers 24–26 Oakland Raiders RingCentral Coliseum Chargers-Raiders rivalry Final primetime football game at the Oakland Alameda-County Coliseum.
11 November 14 Pittsburgh Steelers 7–21 Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium Browns-Steelers rivalry Browns defeat Steelers for the first time in 5 years.
12 November 21 Indianapolis Colts 17–20 Houston Texans NRG Stadium Colts-Texans rivalry
14 December 5 Dallas Cowboys 24–31 Chicago Bears Soldier Field None
15 December 12 New York Jets 21–42 Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium None Ravens clinch second straight AFC North title as quarterback Lamar Jackson breaks Michael Vick's record, set in 2006, for quarterback rushing yards in a season.

2020s

2020 season

Games simulcast on NFL Network and Fox unless otherwise noted.

Week Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Game Notes
5 Thursday October 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19–20 Chicago Bears Soldier Field First Tom Brady-Nick Foles matchup since Super Bowl LII
6 Monday October 19 Kansas City Chiefs 26–17 Buffalo Bills New Era Field Game was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 15 at 8:20 PM, but was delayed to Monday, October 19, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time, due to the Bills-Titans game, originally scheduled for Sunday, October 11, being postponed to Tuesday, October 13, as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Titans organization. The game remained on Fox, NFL Network, and Prime Video.
7 Thursday October 22 New York Giants 21–22 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Eagles-Giants rivalry
8 October 29 Atlanta Falcons 25–17 Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium Falcons-Panthers rivalry
9 November 5 Green Bay Packers 34–17 San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium NFC Championship game rematch
10 November 12 Indianapolis Colts 34–17 Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium Colts-Titans rivalry
11 November 19 Arizona Cardinals 21–28 Seattle Seahawks Lumen Field Cardinals-Seahawks rivalry
13 Tuesday December 8 Dallas Cowboys 17–34 Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium Game was originally scheduled for Thursday, December 3 at 8:20 PM, but was delayed to Monday, December 7, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time, and later Tuesday, December 8, at 8:15 PM Eastern Time due to the Ravens-Steelers game, originally scheduled for Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving), being postponed three times, a first for an NFL game this season, as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Ravens organization. The game remained on Fox, NFL Network, and Prime Video.
14 Thursday December 10 New England Patriots 3–24 Los Angeles Rams SoFi Stadium Super Bowl XXXVI and Super Bowl LIII rematch
15 December 17 Los Angeles Chargers 30–27 (OT) Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium Chargers-Raiders rivalry
16 Friday December 25 Minnesota Vikings 33–52 New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome Christmas game. First Friday NFL game since 2009. 4:30 PM kickoff.
Saturday December 26 San Francisco 49ers 20–12 Arizona Cardinals State Farm Stadium 4:30 PM ET kickoff, game broadcast on the digital platforms Prime Video and Twitch. First exclusive game on Prime Video. Game also simulcast on KNTV-TV in San Francisco and KSAZ-TV in Arizona.
Wild Card playoffs Sunday January 10, 2021 Chicago Bears 9–21 New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome 4:40 PM ET kickoff, game also broadcast on CBS and Nickelodeon.

2021 season

Games simulcast on NFL Network and Fox unless otherwise noted.

Week Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Game Notes
5 Thursday October 7 Los Angeles Rams 26–17 Seattle Seahawks Lumen Field Rams-Seahawks rivalry, 2020 NFC Super Wild Card rematch
6 October 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28–22 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Eagles QB Jalen Hurts’ TNF debut
7 October 21 Denver Broncos 14–17 Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium
8 October 28 Green Bay Packers 24–21 Arizona Cardinals State Farm Stadium
9 November 4 New York Jets 30–45 Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium 2020 Week 3 Rematch
10 November 11 Baltimore Ravens 10–22 Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa’s first Thursday Night start
11 November 18 New England Patriots 25–0 Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium Super Bowl LI rematch (28-3)
13 December 2 Dallas Cowboys 27–17 New Orleans Saints Caesars Superdome First TNF game at the Superdome since name change
14 December 9 Pittsburgh Steelers 28–36 Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Super Bowl IX rematch
15 December 16 Kansas City Chiefs 34–28 (OT) Los Angeles Chargers SoFi Stadium Chargers-Chiefs rivalry
16 Saturday December 25 Cleveland Browns 22–24 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Part of an NFL Christmas Day doubleheader; kickoff at 4:30 PM ET. Last game simulcast on Fox and NFL Network.
Wild Card playoffs Sunday January 16, 2022 San Francisco 49ers 23–17 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium 4:40 PM ET kickoff, game also broadcast on CBS and Nickelodeon.

2022 season

Thursday Night Football will start streaming on Prime Video in 2022. While the entire schedule released on May 12th, the first Amazon-exclusive Thursday Night game, Chargers-Chiefs, was unveiled during the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 28th. All games are simulcast on designated local TV stations as part of an NFL rule requiring cable channels and streaming services to provide home market viewers with their games for free.

Week Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Game Notes[26]
Preseason 3 Thursday August 27 San Francisco 49ers 0–0 Houston Texans NRG Stadium
2 September 15 Los Angeles Chargers 0–0 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium Chargers-Chiefs rivalry
First ever exclusive Prime Video Thursday Night Football game
3 September 22 Pittsburgh Steelers 0–0 Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium
4 September 29 Miami Dolphins 0–0 Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium
5 October 6 Indianapolis Colts 0–0 Denver Broncos Empower Field at Mile High
6 October 13 Washington Commanders 0–0 Chicago Bears Soldier Field
7 October 20 New Orleans Saints 0–0 Arizona Cardinals State Farm Stadium
8 October 27 Baltimore Ravens 0–0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium
9 November 3 Philadelphia Eagles 0–0 Houston Texans NRG Stadium
10 November 10 Atlanta Falcons 0–0 Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium
11 November 17 Tennessee Titans 0–0 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
13 December 1 Buffalo Bills 0–0 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium
14 December 8 Las Vegas Raiders 0–0 Los Angeles Rams SoFi Stadium
15 December 15 San Francisco 49ers 0–0 Seattle Seahawks Lumen Field
16 December 22 Jacksonville Jaguars 0–0 New York Jets MetLife Stadium
17 December 29 Dallas Cowboys 0–0 Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium

Game announcers

See also: List of current National Football League broadcasters

Current announcers

Former announcers

See also

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