The NFL announced they will be teaming up with CBS this upcoming season on a package that will have the first eight Thursday Night Football games of the 2014 season simulcasted on both CBS and NFL Network. TNF only airs on NFL Newtork, which isn't as available to viewers as CBS is.
From the official release:
CBS will air eight early season games that also will be simulcast on NFL Network. NFL Network will also televise eight late-season games in the run-up to the playoffs. The mix of games will include 14 on Thursday nights and two late-season games on Saturday.
The full slate of 16 regular-season games will be produced by CBS with its lead broadcasters and production team, including JIM NANTZ and PHIL SIMMS, on all Thursday night games. In a new twist, NFL Network hosts and analysts will be featured in the pregame, halftime and postgame shows along with CBS Sports announcers.
Hey, Phil Simms! Maybe he'll give some educated opinions on the Eagles offense.
My thoughts on Thursday Night Football are that it's generally not a very good product. NFL players have shared the same sentiment, including Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin. But now at least you can watch half a season's worth of that not-so-good product if you don't have NFL Network. Yay?