Baltimore Ravens At Cincinnati Bengals First 2018 Thursday Night Football Game

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(Last Updated On: December 29, 2018)

The 2018 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light season kicks off Thursday, September 13 when the Cincinnati Bengals host the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium in an AFC North divisional matchup at 8:20 PM ET EXCLUSIVELY on Network. Ravens-Bengals will also be available on local broadcast stations in Baltimore (WBAL) and Cincinnati (WKRC). Several digital streaming options are also available to fans, with full listing available at .com/watch.

Play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and analyst Troy Aikman, along with sideline reporters Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink call the action from Cincinnati. Additionally, FOX’s Rules expert Mike Pereira joins to give explanations on officiating and rules throughout the game.

At 6:00 PM ET on Network, GameDay Kickoff previews the Ravens-Bengals matchup from Cincinnati, with host Colleen Wolfe and analysts Michael Irvin, Steve Smith Sr. and Reggie Bush live from inside Paul Brown Stadium. Outside the stadium, host Dan Hellie and analyst LaDainian Tomlinson join for additional coverage leading up to kickoff.

Among the topics discussed this week on GameDay Kickoff include:

The first meeting between the two teams since the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17 to keep the Ravens out of the playoffs

Feature on Buffalo Bills fans donating money to Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s charity after Dalton’s game-winning touchdown pass against the Ravens in Week 17 allowed Buffalo to make the playoffs last season

Both the Ravens and Bengals had explosive offensive performances in Week 1 – how far can each of these teams go this season?

At halftime, Wolfe, Irvin, Smith Sr. and Bush break down the first half. Immediately following the game, the postgame show airs from Paul Brown Stadium, with Wolfe, Irvin, Smith Sr. and Bush joined by a star of the game live on-set.

Additional postgame coverage continues at 12 Midnight ET from Los Angeles with Scott Hanson, Lindsay Rhodes, Willie McGinest and David Carr on Total Access.

The entire 18-game Network schedule will also be streamed live through the app on smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TV devices. Access is available for Network subscribers of participating TV providers.

Additionally, fans can watch Thursday Night Football on their phones across all wireless carriers through the app and Yahoo Sports. Learn all of the ways to watch at .com/watch. Audio broadcasts of the game are available via Westwood One Sports, SiriusXM and the TuneIn app.

This season of Thursday Night Football marks the premiere of a new digital series TNF Presents, which highlights the thriving passion and connection between fans, teams and cities through short-form video features. The first episode of TNF Presents, “Earning His Stripes” tells the story of Bengals super fan James Brown, whose love for the Bengals, beginning from the team’s first-ever game in 1968, has solidified him as a franchise legend well known to every Bengals player, past and present.

Each episode of TNF Presents is narrated by Network’s Jeffri Chadiha and will be available for viewing Wednesday on the app and at http://www.nfl.com/tnf​.

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