Amazon has announced a new Prime Exclusive, The Drive, a Thursday Night Football pre-game show. Hosted by Charissa Thompson and Rachel Lindsay, The Drive will interview two opposing players on and off the field as they gear up for their Thursday Night Football game. One interview will be conducted with a player during an in-car ride-along during his daily commute, and the other player interview will take place at the team’s training facilities or the player’s home. The series will air weekly the Tuesday ahead of each week’s Thursday Night Football match-up in the U.S. You can watch the first episode here.
Charissa Thompson has spent almost a decade covering sports and currently hosts NFL GameDay Prime which airs Sunday nights at 11:30 PM ET on NFL Network and FOX. Prior to joining Fox, she co-hosted ESPN2’s SportsNation and covered the NHL, including the 2010 All-Star Game and Stanley Cup Finals. In 2010, Thompson reported on the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, the FIFA World Cup, the BCS National Championship Game, Super Bowl LI and the NBA All-Star Game for Yahoo! Sports.
Rachel Lindsay is an attorney, broadcaster, and columnist, with progressive experience in sports and entertainment. She is an American television personality who is best known for her role as a contestant on the twenty-first season of ABC’s The Bachelor, and the lead on the thirteenth season of The Bachelorette. Rachel is the first African-American lead in the franchise’s history. She works as a guest host for ESPN’s First Take.
The Drive and Thursday Night Football games will be made available on the Prime Video app for TVs, game consoles, set top boxes, and connected devices, which includes Amazon Fire TV, mobile devices and online. Thursday Night Football on Prime Video will provide members a unique viewing experience complete with interactive features that bring fans closer to the game. Full schedule and details below.
Thursday Night Football on Prime Video 2018 Schedule
Week 4: Thursday, September 27
Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams
Week 5: Thursday, October 4
Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots
Week 6: Thursday, October 11
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
Week 7: Thursday, October 18
Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals
Week 8: Thursday, October 25
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans
Week 9: Thursday, November 1
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
Week 10: Thursday, November 8
Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 11: Thursday, November 15
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks
Week 13: Thursday, November 29
New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
Week 14: Thursday, December 6
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans
Week 15: Thursday, December 13
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs