Your week 15 NFL schedule. All times ET.
Thursday Night Football
San Francisco 49ers at San Diego Chargers, 8:20, NFL Network: The Niners could lose this game, become 5-9, and still not be eliminated from the playoff race. Meanwhile the 5-8 Redskins have already been eliminated. Defenders of college football's postseason format really should bring up things like this more often. Call next week's Niners-Rams game the Arch Bowl Classic, hand out some sunglasses, and everybody goes home happy.
New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens, 1, Fox: A little breathing room in the NFC South would be outstanding. Sure would be nice if the Ravens offense would keep it rolling this weekend. If they can outgun the Texans in Houston, they can do the same to the Saints in Baltimore -- the Texans offense has actually scored exactly as many as the Saints offense has. Same number of touchdowns, same number of field goals. Thinking positive!
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants, 1, Fox: The Falcons need one of these teams to lose in order to clinch a playoff spot this week. What good does a week-15 clinchin' do? Not much, but it's a nice milestone. The Falcons also need to beat the Seahawks, whom I, for the record, am not looking past. Back to this game, Michael Vick Michael Vick, Michael Vick? Michael Vick; Michael Vick Michael Vick.
- Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1, Fox
- Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers, 1, Fox
- Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans, 1, CBS
- Kansas City Chiefs at St. Louis Rams, 1, CBS
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts, 1, CBS
- Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals, 1, CBS
- Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys, 1, Fox
- Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins, 1, CBS
Monday Night Football
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings, 8:30, ESPN: Can they repair the Metrodome in time? Will they play at the University of Minnesota? Have we seen the last of the Gunslinger? Damn this Vikings team; swear they'd take up just as much of the sports fan's day even if they never played football.