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The start time for “Thursday Night Football” between the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers is the usual kickoff time for Thursday night games throughout the 2020 NFL season.

That means that 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network and Fox from Bank of America Stadium could be the last time some of these Falcons and/or Panthers play for their respective teams ahead of Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline. At 1-6, Atlanta will likely be forced to do some rebuilding that could see veterans moved at the deadline, while the 3-4 Panthers will start to see their season’s outlook take shape based upon Thursday’s result.

MORE: Watch tonight’s NFL game live with fuboTV

Atlanta isn’t likely to move Matt Ryan or Julio Jones, despite their existence in trade rumors, due to their large contracts. But other lesser-paid veterans could be sent out of town following their healthy completion of Thursday night. The Panthers’ biggest deadline acquisition won’t actually be a trade at all, as RB Christian McCaffrey is close to returning from injury.

Below is everything to know about the TV schedule for Thursday night’s game at Bank of America Stadium, plus a look at the rest of Week 8.

What time is the NFL game tonight?

  • Game: Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 29
  • Kickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ET

All Thursday night games throughout the 2020 NFL season will start at 8:20 p.m. ET, though the TV viewing options (more on those below) expanded starting in Week 5.

The Panthers haven’t played on prime time this season, while the Falcons lost to the Packers in Week 4. The Falcons are in the midst of an awful season that could see them blow things up at the trade deadline, and they already fired head coach Dan Quinn.

The Panthers have been a relative surprise in Teddy Bridgewater’s first season with the club, but at 3-4, their season could hinge on what happens in the next few weeks, starting with this matchup.

What channel is Falcons vs. Panthers on today?

After no game on Thursday in Week 6, “Thursday Night Football” is back with its simulcast on Fox and NFL Network. The two channels will show the same game feed, with Joe Buck on play-by-play duty and Troy Aikman serving as his color commentator.

The Thursday night games are also now available on Amazon Prime Video, with the stream coming at no additional cost to Prime subscribers.

NFL Network is available via most cable providers in the United States. It also is available via satellite provider DirecTV (channels 212 and 1212) and IPTV providers Verizon FiOS (channels 88 and 588) and Google Fiber (channel 2019). Fox should be available in the high majority of homes in the United States as a cable network channel

NFL live stream for Falcons vs. Panthers

Beginning in Week 5, the Thursday night games had expanded streaming options, with Fox Sports Go and Amazon Prime Video both joining the fray. If you’re able to watch your local fox channel on TV, you’ll also be able to use Fox Sports Go to stream the game. 

Below are all of the live streaming options for “Thursday Night Football” in 2020.

NFL Week 8 schedule

You’ll get the best show this week by focusing on the Sunday afternoon games. There, you’ll find Le’Veon Bell working on a revenge game against the Jets while Tua Tagovailoa tries to avoid getting crushed by Aaron Donald in his NFL debut.

The other prime-time games this week are Cowboys-Eagles on Sunday night and Giants-Buccaneers on Monday night, which if nothing else will at least swing the NFC East standings while the Washington Football Team is on a bye.

Below is the complete schedule for Week 8 of the 2020 NFL season.

Thursday, Oct. 29

GameTime (ET)TV channel
Falcons at Panthers8:20 p.m.Fox, NFL Network, fuboTV  

Sunday, Nov. 1

GameTime (ET)TV channel
Steelers at Ravens1 p.m.CBS, fuboTV
Rams at Dolphins1 p.m.Fox, fuboTV
Jets at Chiefs1 p.m.CBS, fuboTV
Vikings at Packers1 p.m.Fox, fuboTV
Colts at Lions1 p.m.CBS, fuboTV
Raiders at Browns1 p.m.Fox, fuboTV
Titans at Bengals1 p.m.CBS, fuboTV
Patriots at Bills1 p.m.CBS, fuboTV
Chargers at Broncos4:05 p.m.CBS, fuboTV
49ers at Seahawks4:25 p.m.Fox, fuboTV
Saints at Bears4:25 p.m.Fox, fuboTV
Cowboys at Eagles8:20 p.m.NBC, fuboTV

Monday, Nov. 2

GameTime (ET)TV channel
Buccaneers at Giants8:15 p.m.ESPN, fuboTV

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