The NFL has had Thursday night games for several years and, barring a major change to the collective bargaining agreement, will continue to have them for the foreseeable future.
This week, the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks will meet on Thursday night. As far as the Thursday night matchups go, this is a really good one.
Rams running back Todd Gurley is not a fan, though.
The star tailback did not hold back when commenting on the NFL having games on Thursday nights.
“You know how I feel about Thursday night games,” Gurley said. “I feel like they are the dumbest thing ever.”
Gurley had a fairly light workload in Sunday's surprising loss to Tampa Bay, at least.
The running back rushed for 16 yards and two touchdowns on five carries. He caught seven passes for 54 yards.
Los Angeles reportedly began preparing for the short week immediately following Sunday's loss, per ESPN:
Following an approach similar to the one they've used the past two seasons, the Rams brought exercise bikes and massage tables into their postgame locker room Sunday to get a jump-start on the recovery process.
Los Angeles and Seattle are set to play at 8:20 p.m. E.T. on Thursday.
The game will be on FOX and NFL Network.