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Jones defends Thursday Night Football, says it's not too demanding on players

Jones defends Thursday Night Football, says it's not too demanding on players

"It's miserable, it's awful, they need to get rid of this game I think", Roethlisberger said.

You get to take the pads off, and practice is a little bit lighter.

Then he goes on to describe what Thursday is like when a team has just played a game on Sunday and they're scheduled on TNF. If the NFL Network is part of your cable package, you can also live stream the game through the NFL app on XBox, Apple TV, or Roku device on your TV.

After a 24-20 win against Cincinnati on Sunday, Tennessee now has its longest winning streak, five games, since 2009. You're going to go out there and compete and give everything you have, because that's what you do. It's not that he's wrong, it's that he's focused too much on the problems with the game instead of just accepting that he needs to deal with something that's really beyond his control as an individual player. Their bodies just aren't ready to play...

During the Seahawks-Cardinals game, almost a dozen players went down with some sort of injury.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger became the latest high-profile player to rip Thursday Night Football games.

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Patriots fans have to feel good (and Steelers fans, quite bad) about Roethlisberger going out of his way to rant about Thursday night games on Monday.

"They need to get rid of this game", Roethlisberger said, on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh.

Mike Tomlin alluded to this reality after Pittsburgh beat the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, 20-17, saying players who limped out of that arena likely wouldn't be able to suit up against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday at Heinz Field. It's so tough on guys.

"Both teams are going through it, so I'm not just speaking on ours", Roethlisberger continued.

The game between the Steelers and Titans will have huge implications for the Patriots, who remain deadlocked with Pittsburgh for the AFC's top seed at 7-2. Even a week you're still not full recovered Sunday to Sunday. You still are dealing with bumps and bruises and things continue to build up throughout the season. "I had two of my daughters send me the clip and say, 'Dad, why were you yelling at him?' I was like, I wasn't yelling at Ben, I was yelling at an unnamed coach that I won't talk about right now". Get $60 in FREE member football picks from Doc's Sports Service, one of the most trusted names in handicapping!