Amazon Prime’s first NFL broadcast featured an exciting, close matchup between two AFC contenders: The Chargers and The Chiefs. The streaming service is hoping for a repeat as it prepares for another AFC divisional bout in Week 3.
Once again, the two teams that play Thursday Night Football go into the competition with the same record. Everyone is 1-1, and everyone will be trying to get a win to avoid falling below .500 for the first time this season.
Both the Steelers and Browns have solid rosters but are concerned with questions at quarterback position. Pittsburgh starts with Mitch Trubisky, and while he hasn’t made too many critical errors, he hasn’t made many big games either.
Meanwhile, Cleveland is rolling with Jacoby Brissett until Deshaun Watson’s suspension ends. Brissett was solid in two games, but like Trubisky, he had few dynamic plays as a quarterback.
The Brissett vs. Trubisky fight may not excite many NFL fans, but it could actually be an entertaining game. Here’s everything you need to know about the Steelers-Browns contest ahead of Amazon’s Thursday night NFL broadcast.
Who’s playing Thursday Night Football tonight?
- Match: Steelers at Browns
- location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio
Amazon’s second Thursday Night Football game will be another divisional match between AFC opponents. The Browns host the Steelers as each team looks to move over .500 in Week 3.
The Steelers (1-1) just came off a loss to the Patriots that saw their offense falter. Their defense was good considering TJ Watt was not in the lineup and held the Patriots to just 17 points. However, Mitch Trubisky and co. only scored 14 points and were sluggish in all aspects of the game.
If Pittsburgh’s offense falters again, the team may start chattering about Kenny Pickett’s start. Mike Tomlin has said he would like Pickett to sit out his entire rookie season, but unless Trubisky can step up and be a more dynamic playmaker, the team may have to consider a quarterback swap sooner than desired.
Meanwhile, the Browns (1-1) suffered a crushing loss to the Jets. Cleveland held a 13-point lead with less than two minutes in the game, but Joe Flacco and the Jets made an unlikely comeback thanks to a 66-yard jab at Corey Davis and a hit for Garrett Wilson from a recovered onside kick.
Cleveland’s defense needs to be better late on than it was against the Jets. As far as offense goes, they’ve leaned heavily on Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and the game in progress and plan to do so again in Week 3. Jacoby Brissett has made quite a few games as a starter so he’s able to go toe-to-toe with Trubisky in this one.
Mike Tomlin’s Steelers have faced the Browns five times since Kevin Stefanski became head coach in 2020. Pittsburgh has a record of 3-2 in those competitions but lost 48-37 when the two teams met in the 2021 NFL playoffs.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- date: Thursday 22 September
- time: 8:15 p.m. ET
The Browns vs. Steelers game kicks off Thursday night at 8:15 p.m. ET. That’s when all Thursday Night Football games are set to begin streaming in the streaming giant’s first year with exclusive rights to the bundle on Amazon.
Both Cleveland and Pittsburgh are in the Eastern time zone, so the local kick-off time in those cities is at 8:15 p.m. ET.
What channel is Thursday Night Football on tonight?
- TV Station (Pittsburgh): WPXI (Channel 13)
- TV Station (Cleveland): WEWS (channel 5)
- Live broadcast: Amazon Prime Video | DAZN (in Canada)
Amazon Prime Video will broadcast all official NFL Thursday Night Football games in 2022. Viewers in the Pittsburgh and Cleveland markets can watch the competition on local television channels, but viewers outside of those markets will require an Amazon Prime subscription to access the game.
Amazon’s first NFL broadcast went smoothly. Al Michaels was typically smooth in the play-by-play role, while Kirk Herbstreit proved a capable color commentator. Kaylee Hartung did well on her return to the sidelines, while the studio group of Charissa Thompson, Tony Gonzalez, Richard Sherman and Ryan Fitzpatrick was solid.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN.
NFL live stream for Thursday night’s game
- Live broadcast: Amazon Prime
If you want to watch Thursday Night Football in 2022, you’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription. The streaming service will be the exclusive streaming home of programming for the next 11 years and games will only be broadcast on over-the-air TV in participating teams’ local markets.
NFL schedule week 3
The Steelers vs. Browns contest will be the first action of NFL Week 3 of the 2022 season. It’s expected to be an uphill battle between two division rivals with strong defense and questions at quarterback position.
After Thursday night, there will be two more prime-time games in Week 3. The Sunday Night Football matchup between the 49ers and the Broncos has the potential to be an interesting game. San Francisco lost Trey Lance to a broken ankle, so Jimmy Garoppolo will rejoin the starting lineup and hope to steady the ship.
As for Denver, they’ve made an uninspired 1-1 start. First-time head coach Nathaniel Hackett has come under fire for his in-game management skills and he needs to put in a solid performance in Week 3 to assuage concerns.
The Week 3 Monday Night Football game is another competition where one team starts their backup quarterback. Cooper Rush and the Cowboys are freshly won, playing against the surprising 2-0 Giants, who looked good in Brian Daboll’s first season as head coach.
There will be plenty of other solid games to watch in Week 3, but the best of the bunch is the Packers vs. Buccaneers contest taking place at the 4:25pm ET window on Fox. It will be a match between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, but Brady will likely be without his two best weapons – Mike Evans (suspension) and Chris Godwin (hamstring).
Below is the full schedule for Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season.
|Game||kick off time||TV channel|
|Steelers versus Browns||8:15 p.m. ET||Amazon|
|Game||kick off time||TV channel|
|Saints vs Panthers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Texans vs Bears||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Chiefs vs Colts||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Bills against dolphins||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Lions vs Vikings||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Ravens vs Patriots||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Bengal vs Jets||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Hunters vs Titans||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Eagle vs Commander||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Jaguars vs Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Aries vs Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Hawks vs Seahawks||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Packers vs Buccaneers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|49ers versus Broncos||8:20 p.m. ET||ABC|
|Game||kick off time||TV channel|
|Cowboys vs Giants||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN/ABC|