NFL Network to air eight regular-season games
NEW YORK -- The NFL Network will broadcast eight prime-time games on Thursdays and Saturdays beginning next season.
The eight-game package, announced by commissioner Paul Tagliabue on Saturday, will begin with a game on Thanksgiving night. All of the games also will be shown on local stations in the teams' home markets. The package was created by taking Saturday and Sunday games that originally would have been shown by the league's broadcast partners or on their regional telecasts.