The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers are currently playing Thursday Night Football in Charlotte, and the game is televised on NFL Network.

However, many Spectrum subscribers are tweeting that they’re getting alternate programming on NFL Network instead of the game. Rather than Bucs-Panthers, (at least some) Spectrum users are getting an NFL Network “Top 10 Hail Marys” list/show.

There’s also a subscriber reporting that it even varies on televisions within their own home, and another says they get the game through their cable box, but not the streaming app:

The Spectrum support Twitter account tweeted that they’re “currently investigating reports of the NFL Network showing alternate broadcasting.”

That same account told one annoyed subscriber that Spectrum “does not have any control over the content that a broadcaster shows,” and “if they changed the programming it would be up to the NFL Network.”

So, unless this is just a massive blunder with the NFL Network programming specific to Spectrum, it would seem this is the NFL putting pressure on Spectrum over a contract dispute. Refusing to show the second Thursday Night Football game of the year (and the first one specifically on NFL Network; Week 1 was on NBC) is certainly a way to get the point across.

This comes after ESPN blitzed AT&T viewers with ads, Bottom Line ticker updates, and streaming blackouts for Monday night’s Broncos-Raiders game.

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