The NFL released its 2016 schedule on Thursday, and the prime-time portion of it is below.

NBC, CBS, ESPN and the NFL Network will air xx prime-time games during the season, with the largest number of those on NBC. The network added a portion of the Thursday package to its “Sunday Night Football” slate, giving it 24 telecasts this season.

CBS will take the first several weeks of the Thursday schedule (with one exception in late September), simulcasting with the NFL Network. NFLN will have the middle portion of the Thursday slate and three late-season weekend games, with NBC picking up the last of the Thursday games.

Here’s the full prime-time schedule. All Sunday and Monday games are at 8:30 p.m. ET unless noted; Thursday games are at 8:25 p.m. ET. A * indicates potential flex games that could be subject to change.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Carolina at Denver, NBC

Sunday, Sept. 11

New England at Arizona, NBC

Monday, Sept. 12

6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington, ESPN
9:20 p.m. Los Angeles at San Francisco, ESPN

Thursday, Sept. 15

New York Jets at Buffalo, CBS

Sun, Sept. 18

Green Bay at Minnesota, NBC

Monday, Sept. 19

Philadelphia at Chicago, ESPN

Thursday, Sept. 22

Houston at New England, CBS

Sunday, Sept. 25

Chicago at Dallas, NBC

Monday, Sept. 26

Atlanta at New Orleans, ESPN

Thursday, Sept. 29

Miami at Cincinnati, NFLN

Sunday, Oct. 2

Kansas City at Pittsburgh, NBC

Monday, Oct. 3

New York Giants at Minnesota, ESPN

Thursday, Oct. 6

Arizona at San Francisco, CBS

Sunday, Oct. 9

*New York Giants at Green Bay, NBC

Monday, Oct. 10

Tampa Bay at Carolina, ESPN

Thursday, Oct. 13

Denver at San Diego, CBS

Sunday, Oct. 16

*Indianapolis at Houston, NBC

Monday, Oct. 17

New York Jets at Arizona, ESPN

Thursday, Oct. 20

Chicago at Green Bay, CBS

Sunday, Oct. 23

9:30 a.m. New York Giants vs. Los Angeles (in London), NFLN
8:30 p.m. *Seattle at Arizona, NBC

Monday, Oct. 24

Houston at Denver, ESPN

Thursday, Oct. 27

Jacksonville at Tennessee, NFLN

Sunday, Oct. 30

*Philadelphia at Dallas, NBC

Monday, Oct. 31

Minnesota at Chicago, ESPN

Thursday, Nov. 3

Atlanta at Tampa Bay, NFLN

Sunday, Nov. 6

*Denver at Oakland, NBC

Monday, Nov. 7

Buffalo at Seattle, ESPN

Thursday, Nov. 10

Cleveland at Baltimore, NFLN

Sunday, Nov. 13

*Seattle at New England, NBC

Monday, Nov. 14

Cincinnati at New York Giants, ESPN

Thursday, Nov. 17

New Orleans at Carolina, NBC

Sunday, Nov. 20

*Green Bay at Washington, NBC

Monday, Nov. 21

Houston vs. Oakland (in Mexico City), ESPN

Thursday, Nov. 24

Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, NBC

Sunday, Nov. 27

*New England at New York Jets, NBC

Monday, Nov. 28

Green Bay at Philadelphia. ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 1

Dallas at Minnesota, NBC

Sunday, Dec. 4

*Carolina at Seattle, NBC

Monday, Dec. 5

Indianapolis at New York Jets, ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 8

Oakland at Kansas City, NBC

Sunday, Dec. 11

*Dallas at New York Giants, NBC

Monday, Dec. 12

Baltimore at New England, ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 15

Los Angeles at Seattle, NBC

Saturday, Dec. 17

8:25 p.m. Miami at New York Jets, NFLN

Sunday, Dec. 18

*Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, NBC

Monday, Dec. 19

Carolina at Washington, ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 22

New York Giants at Philadelphia, NBC

Saturday, Dec. 24

8:25 p.m. Cincinnati at Houston, NFLN

Sunday, Dec. 25

4:30 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, NFLN
8:30 p.m. Denver at Kansas City, NBC

Monday, Dec. 26

Detroit at Dallas, ESPN

Sunday, Jan. 1


Note: An earlier version of this post inadvertently omitted the Dec. 17 NFL Network prime-time game.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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