The NFL starts Thursday night games in Week 10 when the Oakland Raiders travel to San Diego to play the Chargers. The games couldn't come soon enough for fans, but Roger Goodell rightly wants to maximize ratings by waiting until the college football season comes to a close.
Oddly enough, the only Saturday night game this season takes place in Week 15 involving Dallas and Tampa Bay. Week 16 has every game but the matchup on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas, expecting fans only to be able to focus in on one game on the religious holiday.
The rankings are predicated on storylines as much as how close the games are expected to be. Expectations for games can be thrown out once opening kickoff takes place.
It's going to be a tough next four weeks as football fans await entertainment to take up our Thursday nights.
Here are all 10 Thursday night games ranked, including the only Saturday night game not in Week 16.