NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the NFL Network will air 13 games as part of an expanded "Thursday Night Football" package.
"We think thats great for the fans...and that's great for the network," Goodell said at Friday's State of the NFL press conference in Indianapolis.
The NFL Network currently airs eight prime time games from Week 10-16, with one of those games occurring on Saturday night. The new package will have the NFL Network broadcasting 13 games from Week 2 through Week 15.
When announcing extensions of broadcasting agreements in December, it was announced that NBC would replace the NFL Network on the Thanksgiving Night game beginning in 2012.
Commissioner Goodell also announced that every team will get a prime time game in 2012, which each team playing one Thursday game following a Sunday game.