Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season brings us our fourth installment of Thursday Night Football. Up this week are the Indianapolis Colts on the Denver Broncos, at 8:15 p.m. Eastern time. (That’s 5:15 p.m. on the West Coast.)
And like all Thursday evening video games this season, you’ll need to go the streaming route to observe, since all video games are solely (principally) on Amazon Prime Video. That’s not fairly solely true, although, as a result of you can also watch on NFL+, the league’s personal premium service, or on the gamer streaming service Twitch, which Amazon owns.
Regardless, Thursday Night Football is an Amazon manufacturing by and thru, from begin to end. And that’s been of explicit curiosity this season provided that we’ve but to see a Thursday evening recreation that hasn’t seen points with the delivered stream. While there’s been little to criticize when it comes to the sport itself — the on-screen graphics and expertise have been wonderful — there have been repeated (if intermittent) issues with the ultimate decision of the stream. The visuals could drop right down to a a lot decrease decision for a couple of minutes earlier than returning to what they’re presupposed to be. Or the body charge could fall beneath the 60 frames per second that you just anticipate (nay, demand) from stay sports activities.
Amazon, for its half, rapidly acknowledged the problems after the primary Thursday evening recreation on September 15, which was between the Chargers and the Chiefs. Execs mentioned they anticipated it to be “less of a thing” going ahead. Unfortunately for everybody concerned, that merely hasn’t been the case. The Steelers-Browns recreation on September 22 additionally had points, as did the Week 4 recreation between Miami and Cincinnati.
There’s not a complete lot that end-users can do, which solely provides to the frustration. It all begins with the supply feed itself. If the issues are upstream, as they’ve been, it trickles down from there. Then there are the content material distribution networks, your personal web service supplier, your personal residence community, and eventually the gadgets and apps you’re utilizing to observe the Thursday Night Football stream. And you’ve bought a ton of decisions right here because the Prime Video app (and Twitch, and NFL+) is on the market on just about any fashionable machine that connects to the web.
Maybe this would be the week the whole lot goes completely, and perhaps it gained’t. We’ll simply need to see. The identical, too, goes for the viewing numbers. The first installment of Thursday Night Football garnered some 15.3 million viewers throughout all gadgets, by no means thoughts the streaming points.
Here’s the total Thursday Night Football schedule. All video games are scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.
- Sept. 15: Kansas City Chiefs 27, L.A. Chargers 24
- Sept. 22: Cleveland 29, Pittsburgh 17
- Sept. 29: Cincinnati 27, Miami 15
- Oct. 6: Indianapolis at Denver
- Oct. 13: Washington at Chicago
- Oct. 20: New Orleans at St. Louis
- Oct. 27: Baltimore at Tampa Bay
- Nov. 3: Philadelphia at Houston
- Nov. 10: Atlanta at Carolina
- Nov. 17: Tennessee at Green Bay
- Dec. 1: Buffalo at New England
- Dec. 8: Oakland at L.A. Rams
- Dec. 15: San Francisco at Seattle
- Dec. 22: Jacksonville at N.Y. Jets
- Dec. 29: Dallas at Tennessee