Who is playing Thursday Night Football tonight? (October 5, 2023)

It's the start of Week 5, which means some Thursday Night Football action.
Miami Dolphins v Cincinnati Bengals
Miami Dolphins v Cincinnati Bengals / Dylan Buell/GettyImages

We're over a quarter of the way through the NFL season, which means routines have been firmly established both on and off the field.

Fans at home are in the groove of knowing the week officially starts on Thursday night, with Amazon Prime Video's TNF broadcast. Football on Thursday has long been part of our seasonal routine, but thankfully the product has started to improve over the years from what we saw in the early days of the experiment.

Not all games are created equal, though, and nights tonight are throwbacks in the worst possible way.

Thursday Night Football Week 5: Bears vs. Commanders

Buckle up for a bumpy ride, Week 5 is going to get off to a rough start. The Chicago Bears are going to make an attempt at playing football, which so far hasn't gone so well. Tampa Bay roasted Chicago pretty good in Week 2, despite a slow start.

Chicago scored a touchdown and then blocked a field goal in the first quarter, but the Bucs found a rytyhm and took care of business. The game ended on back-to-back interceptions by Justin Fields, one of which was returned for a touchdown by Shaq Barrett.

It's not the prettiest looking win on the Bucs schedule, but beating the Bears is partially why the team is off to a 3-1 start and own first place in the NFC South. Washington is looking to have that sort of game against the Bears and use it as a get-back after losing a heartbreaker last week against Philly.

Washington dragged Philly into overtime, scoring in the final seconds of regulation, only to lose on a field goal. That game alone should have Bears fans dreading what will happen tonight, as it seems Chicago is outclassed and outmatched.

58. 8:15pm ET. Amazon Prime Video. Bears-Commanders. 2-2. Oct. 5th, 2023. . 0-4. 57

Thursday Night Football schedule 2023

While they don't play tonight -- or at all this week, for that matter -- the Buccaneers do have a Thursday Night Football game scheduled this season. Tampa Bay will head up to Buffalo in Week 9 for what is suddenly shaping up to be a fantastic matchup.

Here's a look at the remaining Thursday Night football schedule, as well as the results from games that have already happened:



Week 2

Eagles 34, Vikings 28

Week 3

49ers 30, Giants 12

Week 4

Lions 34, Packers 20

Week 5 (Oct. 5th)

Commanders vs. Bears

Week 6 (Oct. 12th)

Chiefs vs. Broncos

Week 7 (Oct. 19th)

Saints vs. Jaguars

Week 8 (Oct. 26th)

Bills vs. Buccaneers

Week 9 (Nov. 2nd)

Steelers vs. Titans

Week 10 (Nov. 9th)

Bears vs. Panthers

Week 11 (Nov. 16th)

Ravens vs. Bengals

Week 12 (Black Friday)

Jets vs. Dolphins

Week 13 (Nov. 30th)

Cowboys vs. Seahawks

Week 14 (Dec. 7th)

Steelers vs. Patriots

Week 15 (Dec. 14th)

Raiders vs. Chargers

Week 16 (Dec. 21st)

Rams vs. Saints

Week 17 (Dec. 28th)

Browns vs. Jets

More Tampa Bay Buccaneers news and analysis