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The NFL might pull the plug on Thursday Night Football

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Thursday Night Football may soon be a thing of the past. 

The NFL is looking into either eliminating it altogether or limiting it, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio

The current Thursday Night Football contracts with CBS and NBC run until the end of 2017, so that means changes could be made by 2018. 

This comes amid mounting criticism of the quality of Thursday football games. 

"The league realizes that, with every team playing once on a short week each season, many of the Thursday games necessarily will have reduced appeal," Florio wrote. "Adding extra prime-time games to the Sunday/Monday inventory also has created a sense that the league has saturated the marketplace with stand-alone evening games."

Now the NFL may be considering whether the marketplace is too saturated considering the fact that ratings have declined for the NFL's primetime games this season, according to Sports Illustrated.

Plenty of people on Twitter weighed in on the possibility of Thursday Night Football ending.

CNBC reported that the NFL issued a statement saying it is "fully committed" to Thursday Night Football and that any reports otherwise are "unfounded." 

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