Amazon Prime’s first NFL broadcast featured an exciting and close matchup between two AFC contenders: the Chargers and the Chiefs. The streaming service is hoping for a repeat as it prepares for another AFC divisional battle in Week 3.
Once again, both teams playing on “Thursday Night Football” enter the contest with the same record. Each is 1-1, and each will be looking to pick up a win to avoid falling below .500 for the first time this season.
The Steelers and Browns have solid rosters, but face questions at quarterback. Pittsburgh is starting Mitch Trubisky, and while he hasn’t made too many critical errors, he hasn’t made many big plays either.
Meanwhile, Cleveland rides with Jacoby Brissett until Deshaun Watson’s suspension ends. Brissett was solid through two games, but like Trubisky, dynamic plays were rare with him at quarterback.
The Brissett vs. Trubisky’s battle may not excite many NFL fans, but it could actually turn into an entertaining game. Here’s everything you need to know about the Steelers-Browns contest ahead of Amazon’s Thursday night NFL broadcast.
Who’s playing Thursday Night Football tonight?
- Match: Steelers at Browns
- Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio
Amazon’s second “Thursday Night Football” game is expected to be another divisional battle between the AFC foes. The Browns host the Steelers as each team looks to go above .500 in Week 3.
The Steelers (1-1) are coming off a loss to the Patriots in which their offense crumbled. Their defense worked well considering TJ Watt was out of the lineup and held the Patriots to just 17 points. However, Mitch Trubisky and Co. scored just 14 points and was slow in all aspects of the game.
If Pittsburgh’s offense falters again, the team could start to hear more talk about Kenny Pickett leaving. Mike Tomlin said he wants Pickett out of his entire rookie season, but if Trubisky can’t step in and be a more dynamic point guard, the team may be forced to consider a quarterback change sooner than she would like.
Meanwhile, the Browns (1-1) are coming off a crushing loss at the hands of the Jets. Cleveland held a 13-point lead with less than two minutes left in the game, but Joe Flacco and the Jets pulled off an unlikely comeback with a 66-yard strike to Corey Davis and a score for Garrett Wilson after a kick. recovered. .
Cleveland’s defense will have to be better late than it was against the Jets. As for their offense, they’ve leaned heavily on Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and running play and are thinking of doing that again in Week 3. Jacoby Brissett has made a few plays as a starter so he’s good placed to go together. with Trubisky in this one.
Mike Tomlin’s Steelers have faced the Browns five times since Kevin Stefanski became head coach in 2020. Pittsburgh is 3-2 in those contests but lost 48-37 when the two teams met in the 2021 NFL playoffs.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Appointment: Thursday Sep 22
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
The Browns vs. The Steelers game kicks off at 8:15 p.m. ET Thursday night. This is when all “Thursday Night Football” games are supposed to debut on Amazon in the streaming giant’s first year with exclusive rights to the package.
Cleveland and Pittsburgh are in the Eastern Time Zone, so local kickoff time in those cities will be 8:15 p.m. ET.
What channel is Thursday Night Football on tonight?
- Television Channel (Pittsburgh): WPXI (Channel 13)
- TV Channel (Cleveland): WEWS (Channel 5)
- Live broadcast: Amazon Prime Video | DAZN (in Canada)
Amazon Prime Video will broadcast all official “Thursday Night Football” games for the NFL in 2022. Viewers in the Pittsburgh and Cleveland markets will be able to watch the contest on local TV channels, but viewers outside of those markets will need from an Amazon. Prime subscription to access the game.
Amazon’s first NFL show went off without a hitch. Al Michaels was as smooth as usual in the play-by-play role while Kirk Herbstreit proved a capable color commentator. Kaylee Hartung did well on her return to the sidelines while the studio lineup of Charissa Thompson, Tony Gonzalez, Richard Sherman and Ryan Fitzpatrick was solid.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada will be able to watch the match on DAZN.
NFL Live Stream for Thursday Night’s Game
- Live broadcast: Amazon Prime
If you want to watch “Thursday Night Football” in 2022, you’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription. The streaming service will be the program’s exclusive streaming home for the next 11 years, and matches will only be shown on live television in participating teams’ local markets.
NFL Schedule Week 3
The Steelers vs. Browns contest will be the first action of the NFL’s Week 3 of the 2022 season. It’s expected to be a fierce battle between two division rivals with strong defenses and questions at the position of quarterback.
There will be two more primetime games in Week 3 after Thursday night. The “Sunday Night Football” game between the 49ers and the Broncos has the potential to be an interesting game. San Francisco lost Trey Lance to a broken ankle, so Jimmy Garoppolo will return to the starting lineup and hope to stabilize the ship.
As for Denver, they went for an uninspired 1-1 start. First-time head coach Nathaniel Hackett has been criticized for his in-game management ability, and he will need to deliver a solid performance to allay concerns in Week 3.
The Week 3 “Monday Night Football” game is another contest that features a team starting their reserve quarterback. Cooper Rush and the Cowboys are coming off a win and will face the surprising 2-0 Giants who looked good in Brian Daboll’s first season as head coach.
There will be plenty of other solid games to watch in Week 3, but the best of the bunch is the Packers vs. Buccaneers contest in the 4:25 p.m. ET window on Fox. It will be a battle between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, but Brady will likely be without his two best receiving weapons – Mike Evans (suspension) and Chris Godwin (hamstring).
Below is the full schedule for Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season.
|Game||Kick off time||TV channel|
|Steelers vs. Browns||8:15 p.m. ET||Amazon|
|Game||Kick off time||TV channel|
|Saints versus Panthers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Texans vs. Bears||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|Chiefs vs. Foals||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|Invoices vs. dolphins||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|Lions versus Vikings||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Ravens vs. Patriots||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Bengals vs. Jets||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|Raiders vs. Titans||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Eagles vs. Commanders||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Jaguar vs. Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|Rams vs. Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Falcons vs. sea hawks||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Packers vs. Buccaneers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|49ers vs. Broncos||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|Game||Kick off time||TV channel|
|Cowboys vs. Giants||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN/ABC|