Why college football has Sunday and Monday games in Week 1 for two nights that traditionally belong to the NFL: Sunday and Monday. Spreading out the slate from Thursday to Monday is just an extension of that point. Another wild year of " Thursday Night Football " is upon us. Network will also exclusively televise a six- game schedule of Thursday showdowns and three late- season games on Saturday. . College Football 24/7 Hot Topics. A quick and easy schedule for every TNF game in Thursday Night Football Tonight The NFL has a full slate of Thursday Night Football.