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NEW YORK CBS has partnered with the NFLNetwork to produce and televise Thursday night football games this coming fall, the NFLannounced Thursday.

The games will air locally on WWL-TV.

Eight early season Thursday night games will be broadcast by CBS, with six later season games on Thursday night and two Saturday days being shown by the NFLNetwork.

The broadcast team for the Thursday night game will be CBS' lead football team of Phil Simms andJim Nantz.

'NFL Network built Thursday into a night for NFL fans,' said Commissioner Goodell. 'Our goal is to bring these games to more fans on broadcast television with unprecedented promotion and visibility for Thursday Night Football on CBS.'

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