Yes, two of the 16 games this week in the NFL will be on Saturday. Here are the broadcast maps and the television schedule for the Week 15 slate in the NFL.
Now that college football is taking a few weekends off before bowl season, this will be the first week that the NFL will have some Saturday games. Yes, Week 15 will feature professional football games being played on Saturday. Overall, there are five games that will be nationally televised in Week 15 of the 2017 NFL season.
Thursday Night Football could be a tough watch, as two awful AFC teams will clash between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts. This monstrosity of a football game can be seen on NBC, the NFL Network and steamed on Amazon Prime. Kickoff from Lucas Oil Stadium will be at 8:25 p.m. on Dec. 14.
The two Saturday games will be broadcasted nationally on the NFL Network. Starting at 4:30 p.m. ET, the Detroit Lions will take on the Chicago Bears. At 8:25 p.m. ET, the Kansas City Chiefs will play host to the Los Angeles Chargers. Two division rivalries on Saturday, what could be better? Be sure to flip to the NFL Network to watch theses two games on Dec. 16.
Sunday Night Football features two massive fanbases that rarely play each other. The Oakland Raiders will host the Dallas Cowboys for an 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Dec. 17. NBC has that primetime telecast. Oakland and Dallas are on the outside looking in at wild card spots in their respective conferences.
Finally, Monday Night Football will between two NFC South rivals in the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kickoff from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa will be at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 18. ESPN has this primetime telecast. Tampa Bay is eliminated from playoff contention, but Atlanta is in a dog fight for a playoff spot in the NFC, either as a division winner or a wild card team.
As for the other 11 NFL games in Week 15, they will be airing on either CBS or FOX on Sunday afternoon. Here are the coverage maps for those games. Maps are by 506Sports.com.
CBS has six games this week on Sunday, four early and two late. The four 1:00 p.m. ET games are the Cincinnati Bengals at the Minnesota Vikings, the New York Jets at the New Orleans Saints, the Miami Dolphins at the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens at the Cleveland Browns.
Charlotte and Jacksonville will be blacked out on CBS during the 1:00 p.m. ET hour due to having a local home game airing on FOX at the same time.
CBS has two late afternoon games. Those games are the New England Patriots at the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans at the San Francisco 49ers. Seattle will be blacked out on CBS during the 4:00 p.m. ET hour due to having a local home game airing on FOX at the same time.
FOX has five games on the schedule for Sunday, four early games and one late game. The four early games are the Green Bay Packers at the Carolina Panthers, the Philadelphia Eagles at the New York Giants, the Arizona Cardinals at the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texans at the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The lone 4:00 p.m. ET game airing on FOX in Week 15 will be a huge NFC West rivalry game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks. This game’s winner will likely end up taking the NFC West crown at the end of the regular season.