In the past you had to have the NFL Network to watch Thursday night football. That meant a trip to the sports bar for me when the Saints played on Thursday nights. Next year the games will be on broadcast TV on CBS. I will watch them in my recliner.  My guess would be that the advertisers did not like the size of the NFL Network audience and started pulling advertising schedules. CBS also probably put up a lot of cash.

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According to a neworleanssaints.com article the announcement was made today by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell said  “Our goal is to bring these games to more fans on broadcast television with unprecedented promotion and visibility for Thursday Night Football on CBS.” This means we won't have to miss the Thursday night games. The games will also still be available on the NFL Network. CBS also has an option to carry the Thursday night games in 2015.