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Jordan Love #10 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass as we look at the Thursday Night Football odds
Jordan Love #10 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass while being defended by Arnold Ebiketie #17 of the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 17, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images via AFP.

The NFL's Week 4 will start with the Green Bay Packers and QB Jordan Love hosting the NFC North rival Detroit Lions on Thursday Night Football. We break down the 2023 Thursday Night Football schedule, share NFL odds for each week's matchup, and offer betting tips to help you dominate your TNF wagers and NFL picks this year.

Thursday Night Football has its share of critics, but it's hard to argue with the popularity of the one showdown each week that shortens the time between games by a full three days.

TNF betting continues to grow in popularity – and whether you're looking for quick access to the 2023 Thursday Night Football schedule, trends from previous seasons or general tips on how to become a stronger TNF bettor, we have everything you need right here, along with the NFL Week 4 odds from our best NFL betting sites!

Thursday Night Football odds

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Thursday Night Football 2023 schedule & how to watch

WeekDate MatchupTime (ET)TV
Week 3Sept. 21, 2023Giants at 49ers8:15 p.m.PRIME
Week 4Sept. 28, 2023Lions at Packers8:15 p.m.PRIME
Week 5Oct. 5, 2023Bears at Commanders8:15 p.m.PRIME
Week 6Oct. 12, 2023Broncos at Chiefs8:15 p.m.PRIME
Week 7Oct. 19, 2023Jaguars at Saints8:15 p.m.PRIME
Week 8Oct. 26, 2023Buccaneers at Bills8:15 p.m.PRIME
Week 9Nov. 2, 2023Titans at Steelers8:15 p.m.PRIME
Week 10Nov. 9, 2023Panthers at Bears8:15 p.m.PRIME
Week 11Nov. 16, 2023Bengals at Ravens8:15 p.m.PRIME
Week 12*Nov. 24, 2023Dolphins at Jets3 p.m.PRIME
Week 13Nov. 30, 2023Seahawks at Cowboys8:15 p.m.PRIME
Week 14Dec. 7, 2023Patriots at Steelers8:15 p.m.PRIME
Week 15Dec. 14, 2023Chargers at Raiders8:15 p.m.PRIME
Week 16Dec. 21, 2023Saints at Rams8:15 p.m.PRIME
Week 17Dec. 28, 2023Jets at Browns8:15 p.m.PRIME

*TNF game is being played Friday, Nov. 24 due to Thursday's Thanksgiving Day tripleheader.

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Thursday Night Football betting tips

Mind the shorter week

The majority of teams participating in Thursday Night football will have had just four days between games – and that isn't much time at all to prepare. Teams dealing with personnel or coaching changes or key injuries could be at a major disadvantage – and while those factors are baked into the game odds, they're still well worth your research time.

Expect a slow start

If it felt like Thursday Night Football games were snoozers in the early going last season, it's because they largely were. Teams averaged just over 19 first-half points in 15 TNF contests last season – and if you remove that crazy Week 8 game between New Orleans and Arizona when the Cardinals scored 22 points in the final 2:28 of the half, that average falls to 17.4.

Home-field advantage? Not ATS

There are trends that make sense – and then there's the NFL's Thursday Night Football point spread trend, which most certainly does not. Road teams have been surprisingly potent in recent years despite playing in hostile territory on a short week, going 30-31 SU and 38-22-1 ATS in TNF contests since the start of the 2019 regular season.

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Thursday Night Football 2023 results

Week 1Sept. 7, 2023Lions 21, Chiefs 20Lions +4U53
Week 2Sept. 14, 2023Eagles 34, Vikings 28Vikings +6.5O48.5

Thursday Night Football FAQs

Which team has the most Thursday Night Football appearances in 2023?

No team has more than two appearances on Thursday Night Football this coming season, with a handful of teams playing in multiple TNF games (including the Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs).

Which team has won the most TNF games?

The Indianapolis Colts are the most prolific team in Thursday Night Football history, having gone an impressive 12-4 since making their first TNF appearance in 2007. The Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens are next with 11 Thursday Night football wins.

Which teams have the most and fewest Thursday Night Football appearances all-time?

Entering the 2023 NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers lead the way with 18 Thursday Night Football games played; the New York Jets and Denver Broncos are right behind with 17, while the Detroit Lions have appeared in only three TNF contests entering this season.

How do I watch Thursday Night Football?

With the exception of the NFL 2023 regular-season opener Sept. 7 between the Lions and host Chiefs (which will be aired on NBC), all Thursday Night Football games can be found exclusively on Amazon Prime.

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