Who is Playing Thursday Night Football Tonight? Start Time, Location, TV Schedule for Bills vs Rams Week 1

Adam Taylor McKillop
Thursday Night Football Bills vs Rams Week 1 start time, location, stream, TV channel and more.
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At long last, some 207 days following a thrilling Super Bowl 56 title for the Los Angeles Rams, the return of NFL football is officially here. Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season kicks off with a Thursday Night Football showdown featuring the defending champion Rams and one of the favorites to stop LA from making it two straight, the Buffalo Bills.

The league isn't making fans wait long for one of the premier matchups on the entire league calendar. Josh Allen and his Bills are considered the preseason favorites (+600) to take home the Lombardi Trophy in February, while the Rams rank fourth with +1100 odds.

This shapes up to be a high-flying affair, features some of the best offensive weapons on the planet with the likes of Allen, Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp and Stefon Diggs. Not to mention the defensive talents of Jalen Ramsey, Aaron Donald and Von Miller, who swapped his Rams jersey for a trip to Buffalo in the offseason.

Here's all the info you need to know for Thursday Night Football this week.

Thursday Night Football Tonight

Tonight's Thursday Night football matchup will be played between the Buffalo Bills (0-0) and Los Angeles Rams (0-0).

Where is Thursday Night Football?

Week 1's Bills vs Rams Thursday Night Football matchup will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. SoFi Stadium is located approximately nine miles southwest of Crypto.com Arena, home of the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Sparks.

SoFi Stadium holds a capacity of 70,000 seats. The state-of-the-art complex broke ground in November of 2016 before the official opening on September 8, 2020, a ribbon cutting ceremony prior to a Sept. 13 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Rams.

When is Thursday Night Football Kickoff?

The Bills vs Rams Thursday Night Football Week 1 matchup is set to kick off at 8:20 p.m. EST on Thursday, September 8.

Thursday Night Football TV Channel and Stream

Thursday Night Football will air on NBC at 8:20 p.m. EST on Thursday, September 8. This is one of the only Thursday Night Football games that won't be aired live on Amazon Prime, the official home of TNF for the 2022 NFL season.

Is Thursday Night Football Only on Amazon Prime?

Throughout most of the season, Thursday Night Football will only be available on Amazon Prime. Although, NBC secured broadcast rights for the opening night of the 2022 NFL season. In total, Amazon Prime will air 15 Thursday Night Football, beginning in Week 2. The schedule resumes as normal until Week 12, when three games will be broadcast nationally on Thanksgiving (CBS, Fox, NBC).

Thursday Night Football Week 2

Following this highly-anticipated season opener, Thursday Night Football action will move onto another AFC favorite in the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City will play host to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Sept. 15. This will be the first Thursday Night Football contest aired live on Amazon Prime.

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