Tonight (Thursday), we were supposed to get one of the best Thursday Night Football matchups of the year, with the high-octane Kansas City Chiefs traveling up north to face the recently-humbled Buffalo Bills. Unfortunately, due to the current global situation’s effect on the league, the game has been postponed to Monday night.
Here’s a preview of where you can watch the game and what you can expect once these two teams finally clash.
Week 6 NFL Power Rankings and NFL Week 5 Recap
PFN’s Senior NFL Analyst Matt Williamson (Former NFL Scout and ESPN Analyst) released his Week 6 Power Rankings following the games on Monday Night Football in Week 5. This week, Williamson has the Bears climbing after their Thursday Night Football victory against the Bucs and the 49ers sliding after a surprising loss to the Dolphins.
Be sure to also check out Mike Tanier’s NFL Week 5 Recap. This week, Mike talks about the Dak Prescott injury and where the Cowboys should go from here, before naming his studs and duds and handing out his awards for the week.
Who was supposed to play tonight (Thursday) in the NFL?
Game: Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills
Location: Orchard Park, New York at Bills Stadium
How to watch Chiefs at Bills in Week 6: Start Time, TV Channel, and Live Stream
Date: Monday, October 19th
Chiefs at Bills Start Time, Week 6: 5:00 PM ET
Channel: NFL Network and FOX
Live Stream: NFL App and Amazon Prime
Why aren’t the Chiefs playing the Bills on Thursday Night Football?
Tonight’s Thursday Night Football game has been delayed until Monday as a result of a domino effect created by the Tennessee Titans’ outbreak. Since September 24th, the Titans have seen 24 different members of their organization test positive, which led to their Week 4 matchup with the Steelers being postponed until Week 7 and their Week 5 matchup with the Bills being postponed from Sunday to Tuesday.
With the Bills now playing on Tuesday, it became unsafe for the NFL to ask them to turn around and play the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football with just one day of rest between games. In order to avoid postponing the game several weeks or canceling it altogether, the NFL chose to move the game to Monday night.
As a result, we now have quite the appetizer to primetime Monday Night Football matchup. Both teams enter this game looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season. The Chiefs defense surrendered 40 points in their Week 5 loss to the Raiders, and will now have to face a Bills offense that has been one of the NFL’s most potent attacks so far, while the Chiefs offense attempts to discover the dominant pace they were playing at in 2019.
Bills win 35-34
Full 2020 Thursday Night Football Schedule
Here is the full Thursday Night Football schedule for the remainder of the 2020 NFL season. All Thursday Night games begin at 8:20 PM. With the exception of the season opener, which was broadcast on NBC, all games will be aired live on the NFL Network. Beginning in October and running through the remainder of the season, the Thursday Night Football games will also be simulcast on FOX and Amazon.
Thursday Night Football: September Schedule
- Thursday, September 10: Texans at Chiefs
- Thursday, September 16: Bengals at Browns
- Thursday, September 24: Dolphins at Jaguars
Thursday Night Football: October Schedule
- Thursday, October 1: Broncos at Jets
- Thursday, October 8th: Buccaneers at Bears
- Thursday, October 15: Chiefs at Bills
- Moved to Monday, October 19th
- Thursday, October 22: Giants at Eagles
- Thursday, October 29: Falcons at Panthers
Thursday Night Football: November Schedule
- Thursday, November 5: Packers at 49ers
- Thursday, November 12: Colts at Titans
- Thursday, November 19: Cardinals at Seahawks
- Thursday, November 26: Ravens at Steelers
Thursday Night Football: December Schedule
- Thursday, December 3: Cowboys at Ravens
- Thursday, December 10: Patriots at Rams
- Thursday, December 17: Chargers at Raiders