What Days Of The Week Are Nfl Games?

Wondering what days of the week NFL games are played? Check out our blog post to find out!


The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world.

What days are NFL games played?

The NFL season is divided into two parts: the preseason and the regular season. The preseason is used to determine the final roster for each team, while the regular season is when the games actually count. NFL games are usually played on Sundays, but there are also a few games played on Monday and Thursday nights.


Monday Night Football is a live television broadcast of a weekly National Football League game. The game is shown on ESPN in the United States and TSN in Canada.


Thursday Night Football is the branding used for broadcasts of National Football League (NFL) games that are produced by CBS Sports, the sports division of the CBS television network in the United States.


The NFL typically plays games on Sunday afternoons, with a Monday night game occasionally and Thursday night games occurring later in the season.

Why are NFL games played on these days?

The main reason that NFL games are played on Sundays is because that is when most people have off from work and can watch the games. Saturday is also a day when many people have off from work, but there are college football games on Saturdays, so the NFL does not want to compete with them. Monday Night Football started in 1970 as a way to bring in more viewers and generate more revenue.

The NFL also plays some games on Thursday night, which is typically reserved for college football. The NFL added a Thursday night game in 2006 in order to generate more revenue, but it also wanted to show that it could compete with the popular college football games that were already being played on Thursdays.

The NFL has also experimented with playing games on Friday nights and Saturday nights, but these experiments have not been very successful.


While most NFL games are played on Sundays, there are also games on Mondays and Thursdays.

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