New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown by New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount during the first half of an AFC divisional NFL playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

CBS to air 8 NFL Thursday night games

The NFL has decided to shift eight of its Thursday night games to a broadcast network this fall, and announced Wednesday that CBS had won the bid to showcase more of television’s hottest property.