Report: NFL likely to have Black Friday game starting in 2023

By , Audacy Sports

While it's not going to happen in 2022, it does appear to be a matter of when, not if, Amazon Prime Video broadcasts a Black Friday game.

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John Ourand of Sports Business Journal hears from "several sources" that concerns from some in the league about having a Black Friday game "have been addressed." While it isn't set in stone that 2023 will mark the first year that the NFL has a game the day after Thanksgiving, things appears to be trending in that direction.

Prime Video would be the home of the Black Friday game. While the streaming service will take over as the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football this season, CBS, FOX and NBC will continue to broadcast Thanksgiving games. So that sets things up for Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit to broadcast a game the next day on Prime Video.

As Ourand pointed out, Amazon is also likely salivating at the idea of being able to have a captive audience on Black Friday, some of whom they can redirect to shopping as they watch a game on the multinational corporation's streaming service. That's a two-way street, as some of those shopping on Amazon can also be redirected to watching the game.

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