The NFL schedule release is always a highly anticipated event for fans and teams alike, and this year's release is set for Thursday. However, not all teams are guaranteed a prime-time game anymore.
In the past, every team was guaranteed at least one prime-time game, whether it was on Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, or one of the international games. However, this year, that is no longer the case.
The league has decided to make prime-time games more competitive and give them to teams that are expected to perform well, rather than just giving every team one out of obligation. This means that some teams may not get a prime-time game at all, while others may get multiple.
This new approach is a departure from the NFL's previous philosophy of making sure every team gets some national exposure. It also puts more pressure on teams to perform well, as they will have to earn their way into prime-time matchups.
The NFL's decision to change the way prime-time games are allocated is likely to be met with mixed reactions. Some fans may be disappointed that their team won't get as much national exposure, while others may welcome the change as a way to make prime-time games more exciting and meaningful.
Regardless of how fans feel about the change, one thing is for sure: the NFL schedule release is always an exciting time, and Thursday's release is sure to generate plenty of buzz and speculation about the upcoming season.