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The 2020 NFL Draft will be presented across ABC, ESPN and NFL Network, April 23 through April 25 – the second straight year that The Walt Disney Company has worked with the National Football League to offer a multi-network presentation for all seven rounds. The 2020 NFL Draft will serve as a three-day virtual fundraiser benefitting six charities that are battling the spread of COVID-19 and delivering relief to millions in need. The National Football League, ESPN and ABC hope the 2020 NFL Draft will bring fans a small but welcome diversion in the middle of a difficult and unprecedented time.

ESPN and NFL Network will combine to offer a singular presentation across both networks, while ABC will present its own distinctive, prime-time telecasts for rounds 1 through 3, in addition to simulcasting the ESPN and NFL Network telecast of rounds 4-7.

The 2020 NFL Draft telecasts – originally scheduled to be on-site in Las Vegas, Nevada – will now originate from ESPN’s Bristol, Connecticut., studios and adhere to proper social distancing guidelines and local workplace rules due to COVID-19. Draft hosts and a limited number of commentators will be in-studio while a majority of the analysts, reporters and other experts will contribute remotely from home studios. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will introduce the picks from his home.

As previously announced, the NFL Draft will also feature a “Draft-A-Thon” which will pay tribute to healthcare workers and first responders in a variety of ways – including raising funds for the work being done to combat the impact of COVID-19. Funds will help support six national nonprofits and their respective COVID-19 relief efforts.

“We recognize the challenging times we are living in but we are looking forward to presenting the 2020 NFL Draft and providing some hope for football fans everywhere,” Seth Markman, ESPN vice president, production told USA Today and the Hartford Courtant. “For the past couple of years, ESPN’s NFL and college teams have worked together on our draft coverage, and it has been a win for our viewers. This year, we are further excited to collaborate with the NFL Network creating an All Star broadcast. We are also committed to producing the ESPN/NFL Network and ABC shows in the safest possible environment for our announcers and production teams.”

“We are excited to partner with ESPN to present a unique and collaborative broadcast of the 2020 NFL Draft,” said Mark Quenzel, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production, NFL Network. “By bringing the exceptional on-air talent and production staffs of both ESPN and NFL Network together, we hope to deliver a unified presentation of the draft that not only helps raise awareness and funds for the COVID-19 relief efforts but also provides entertainment that millions of sports fans have been craving.”

NFL Draft Schedule (April 23-25, all times Eastern):

Thursday April 23 (8 – 11:30 p.m.): NFL Draft, Round 1 on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
Friday, April 24 (7 – 11:30 p.m.): NFL Draft, Rounds 2 and 3 on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
Saturday, April 25 (Noon – 7 p.m.): NFL Draft, Rounds 4 through 7 on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio

ESPN and NFL Network: Trey Wingo will host all three days of ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage for the fourth consecutive year, based in Bristol. Wingo will be joined remotely by ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr. (37th draft), Louis Riddick (sixth) and Booger McFarland (third). NFL Network host Rich Eisen (17th), Draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah (eighth) and Pro Football Hall of Famers Michael Irvin (Ninth) and Kurt Warner (10th) will also contribute remotely all three days. ESPN NFL host Suzy Kolber will conduct remote interviews with NFL draftees from an ESPN studio and ESPN Senior NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter will again be part of the three-day telecast, providing updates from their respective homes.

ABC: Hosts Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer and Maria Taylor will lead ABC’s unique prime-time presentation of the NFL Draft on April 23rd and 24th. Featuring NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay (12th draft, first commentating on all seven rounds) and college football analysts Kirk Herbstreit (third), Desmond Howard (third), David Pollack (third), and correspondent/feature reporter Tom Rinaldi, ABC will focus on storytelling and the journey draft prospects and their families have taken to get to the NFL. Davis, Palmer, Taylor and Rinaldi will be in-studio in Bristol.

McShay will join Wingo and the ESPN/NFL Network crew for Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 25.

ESPN reporters will cover the NFL Draft remotely for ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. Assignments include:

Josina Anderson (covering Minnesota, Washington, Cleveland and San Francisco)
Jeff Darlington (Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay and Kansas City)
Dan Graziano (Green Bay, Detroit, Los Angeles Chargers, Carolina and Las Vegas)
Sal Paolantonio (New York Giants, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York Jets)
Mike Reiss (New England)
Dianna Russini (ATLANTA, Tennessee, Cincinnati and New Orleans)
Ed Werder (Denver, Seattle, Dallas and Arizona)

Digital: The 2020 NFL Draft will also be streamed live via a number of NFL and ESPN digital properties across devices (Phone, PC, tablet and connected TVs). NFL Network or ESPN authentication may be required.

NFL Digital Platforms

NFL App
NFL.com
ESPN Digital Platforms

ESPN App
ESPN.com

ESPN Deportes: ESPN Deportes will also provide exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2020 NFL Draft. Commentators include Monday Night Football voices Eduardo Varela and Pablo Viruega. In addition, ESPNDeportes.com will have a team dedicated to covering the draft, providing pre-draft analysis, pieces written by Sebastian Martinez Christensen and videos of every selection.

Radio/Audio: Radio coverage of the 2020 NFL Draft will be provided by SiriusXM, Westwood One and ESPN Radio. Digital audio coverage of the 2020 NFL Draft will be available via the TuneIn app.

Following is the 2020 NFL Draft first round order.

2020 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER

# Team (W-L-T, Pct.; Opp W-L-T, Strength of Schedule)
1. Cincinnati (2-14-0, .125; 141-114-1, .553)
2. Washington (3-13-0, .188; 128-127-1, .502)
3. Detroit (3-12-1, .219; 129-126-1, .506)
4. New York Giants (4-12-0, .250; 120-134-2, .473)
5. Miami (5-11-0, .313; 124-132-0, .484)
6. Los Angeles Chargers (5-11-0, .313; 131-124-1, .514)
7. Carolina (5-11-0, .313; 140-115-1, .549)
8. Arizona (5-10-1, .344; 135-120-1, .529)
9. Jacksonville (6-10-0, .375; 124-132-0, .484)
10. Cleveland (6-10-0, .375; 136-119-1, .533)
11. New York Jets (7-9-0, .438; 121-135-0, .473)
12. Las Vegas (7-9-0, .438; 123-132-1, .482)
13. Indianapolis (7-9-0, .438; 126-130-0, .492)
14. Tampa Bay (7-9-0, .438; 127-127-2, .500)
15. Denver (7-9-0, .438; 130-125-1, .510)
16. ATLANTA (7-9-0, .438; 139-116-1, .545)
17. Dallas (8-8-0, .500; 122-133-1, .479)
18. Pittsburgh (traded to Miami)(8-8-0, .500; 128-127-1, .502)
19. Chicago (traded to Las Vegas)(8-8-0, .500; 129-125-2, .508)
20. Los Angeles Rams (traded to Jacksonville)(9-7-0, .563; 136-118-2, .535)
21. Philadelphia (9-7-0, .563; 116-139-1, .455)
22. Buffalo (10-6-0, .625; 118-138-0, .461)
23. New England (12-4-0, .750; 120-136-0, .469)
24. New Orleans (13-3-0, .813; 124-131-1, .486)
25. Minnesota (10-6-0, .625; 121-133-2, .477)
26. Houston (traded to Miami)(10-6-0, .625; 133-123-0, .520)
27. Seattle (11-5-0, .688; 135-119-2, .531)
28. Baltimore (14-2-0, .875; 126-129-1, .494)
29. Tennessee (9-7-0, .563; 125-131-0, .488)
30. Green Bay (13-3-0, .813; 115-139-2, .453)
31. San Francisco (13-3-0, .813; 128-126-2, .504)
32. Kansas City (12-4-0, .750; 130-125-1, .510)

The NFL announced scheduling changes for Week 15 on Sunday, December 15. The Buffalo/Pittsburgh contest has moved from 1 p.m. on CBS to 8:20 p.m. on NBC, while the Minnesota/Los Angeles Chargers game has moved from 8:20 p.m. on NBC to 4:05 p.m. on CBS. The league also announced start times for the three Saturday games on the schedule for week 16.

The following are the updated Week 15 and 16 schedules (all times Eastern):

Week 15

Thursday, December 12
New York Jets at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon

Sunday, December 15
ATLANTA at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Seattle at Carolina, 1 p.m. on FOX
New England at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
Chicago at Green Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBS
Miami at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on CBS
Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Minnesota at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Jacksonville Jaguars at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. on NBC

Monday, December 16
Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 16

Saturday, December 21
Houston at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on NFL Network
Buffalo at New England, 4:30 p.m. on NFL Network
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. on NFL Network

Sunday, December 22
Jacksonville at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on FOX
Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS
Carolina at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cincinnati at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
Pittsburgh at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
New Orleans at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on FOX
New York Giants at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
Detroit at Denver, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Oakland at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Dallas at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Arizona at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Kansas Cityat Chicago, 8:20 p.m. on NBC

Monday, December 23
Green Bay at Minnesota, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Dallas (6-6) at Chicago (6-6), 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime. They played last week on Thanksgiving Day. One took a win on the road, the other took a loss at home. Dallas travels to the Windy City to face off against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field to open action in week 14.

Dallas watched Buffalo erase a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter as the Bills came away with the 26-15 win last Thursday at AT&T Stadium. The Bills scored their 26 points from the second quarter to the midway point of the fourth quarter unchallenged to take the win in the Lone Star State. Although they trailed 13-7 at the intermission, Dallas could never really get themselves on track at home, as they would lose their second contest in three games.

Buffalo outrushed Dallas 124-103 with Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott leading all rushers with 71 yards, while Dak Prescott threw for 355 yards and a pair of TDs (one to TE Jason Witten) with Bills QB Josh Allen throwing for 231 yards and a TD pass to former Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (Beasley burned his former team for 110 yards on six catches). Allen, who had a rushing TD in the third quarter, did not have an interception, while Prescott threw a pick (both were sacked four times). Dallas was 7 of 13 on third down (the Cowboys were 1 for 3 on fourth down) and held on to the ball for 26:42, while the Bills ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 33:18, while going 6 of 14 on third down, 2 of 2 on fourth down.

Da Bears escaped Detroit 24-20 winners, thanks to a 3-yard TD pass from Mitchell Trubisky to RB David Montgomery, rallying in the final minutes at Ford Field to take the win. Detroit led 17-10 at the intermission in the Motor City before Chicago tied the contest up at 17-17 when Trubisky and TE Jesper Horsted connected on an 18-yard TD toss late in the third quarter. Detroit’s Matt Prater would give the Lions the lead back with 10:47 in the contest, connecting on a 24-yard field goal to lead by three. The two clubs would exchange punts and Da Bears would get the ball back with 6:40 left in regulation, using a 9-play, 90-yard drive that took 4:23 of clock to reclaim the lead in the contest.

Detroit would get the ball back with 2:12 left in the contest and got themselves from their 17-yard line to Chicago’s 26, burning a timeout and the two-minute warning, only to see their hopes dashed when back QB David Blough (who took over for Matthew Stafford) was picked off by Eddie Jackson to seal Detroit’s fate. Detroit somehow managed to outrush Da Bears 105-88, with Lions RB Bobby Scarborough leading the way with 83 yards, while Montgomery led Chicago with 75. Trubisky threw for 338 yards and three TDs (including the game-winner), while Blough led Detroit with 280 yards and a pair of TDs, including his first NFL TD pass and attempt to Kenny Golladay early in the first quarter (Trubisky was sacked twice, Blough was sacked once and both men threw an interception; Golladay led all recievers with 158 yards on four catches, while Chicago’s Anthony Miller had 140 yards on nine catches). Chicago was 5 of 10 on third down tries Thanksgiving afternoon in the Motor City and kept the ball for 30:50, while Detroit held on to the pigskin for 29:10, going 8 of 16 on third down (both clubs were 0 for 1 on fourth down).

Including games played at the Cotton Bowl, Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, Cowboys Stadium and AT&T Stadium, Dallas leads the series 13-11, the Cowboys have outscored Da Bears 507-473 and have won the last two meetings, including taking a 31-17 win in the Lone Star State in 2016, while Chicago’s last win came in the Windy City in 2013 by a final of 45-28.

Dallas is favored by 3 in the Windy City and the over/under’s 42 1/2. Both teams are looking for a spot at the playoff party and there’s a chance they could both get in. Da Bears were close winners Thanksgiving afternoon, while the Cowboys struggled. The struggle continues in the Windy city. Chicago wins at Soldier Field but expect Dallas to make things closer than the 3.

Broadcast Information – 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Kristina Pink (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli; SIRIUS: 81 (Dallas), 83 (Chicago); XM: 225 (Dallas), 226 (Chicago)

Referee: Brad Rodgers

Injury Report

Dallas
OUT: S Jeff Heath (shoulder, shoulder), LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck), DT Antwaun Woods (knee)

Chicago
OUT: TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion), T Bobby Massie (ankle), LB Danny Trevathan (elbow)
DOUBTFUL: CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring)

Weather: Mostly cloudy and 41 degrees

Broadcast information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel

Indianapolis (6-4) at Houston (6-4), 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon. A pair of AFC South rivals, tied for first in the division, open play in week 12 as Houston hosts the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium.

Indianapolis comes into the Thursday night contest with a 33-13 win at home against Jacksonville under their belts. After Jacksonville’s D.J. Chark gave them a 7-0 lead in the first, the Colts evened things up with 35 seconds left in the quarter on a 13-yard run by RB Marlon Mack. Indianapolis then broke the tie on a 34-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri to take a 10-3 lead with them to the intermission, then scored 14 third quarter points unchallenged and added a 7-yard TD run by Nyheim Hines to widen the deficit. Jacksonville would score again late in the contest when Chark scored on a 20-yard TD toss from Nick Foles but the Colts then proceeded to add insult to injury when rookie LB Bobby Okereke scored on a defensive 2-point conversion to close things out.

The Colts rushed for 264 yards in the win, with Jonathan Williams (116 yards) and Mack (109 yards) leading the way, while Indianapolis held Jacksonville to a dismal season-low 29 yards. Jacoby Brissett returned to the lineup, throwing for 148 yards with a TD toss to Marcus Johnson and had a rushing TD of his own, while Foles threw for 296 yards and the two TDs to Chark but was sacked twice and Brissett was sacked three times (both men threw an interception). The Colts went 4 of 11 on third down, 1 of 2 on fourth down and kept the ball for 33:52, while Jacksonville, keeping the ball for 26:08, went 6 of 14 on third down, 0 of 1 on fourth down.

The Texans were taken to task by Lamar Jackson and Baltimore Sunday afternoon in Charm City, as the Ravens manhandled Houston 41-7. After a scoreless first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium, the Ravens took a 14-0 lead with them to the break and scored 13 more points in the third quarter unchallenged as they would lead 27-0 after three quarters of play. Houston ended Baltimore’s bid for a shutout when RB Carlos Hyde scored from a yard away early in the fourth quarter. Baltimore outrushed the Texans 263-122 and Hyde led the Texans with 65 yards while Baltimore’s Gus Edwards led all rushers with 112 yards and a TD. Jackson burned Houston for 222 yards with four TDs and a sack and no interceptions, while DeShaun Watson threw for 169 yards with an interception and six sacks. Houston went 2 of 10 on third down tries (they were 1 of 4 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 23:41, while the Ravens ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 36:19, going 5 for 9 on thrid down, 0 of 1 on fourth down.

The Thursday contest in the Lone Star State is a rematch of their week seven meeting in the Hoosier State, where the Colts came away 30-23 winners. The Colts led 14-9 at the half at Lucas Oil Stadium, then increased that lead to 21-9 early in the third quarter before the Texans would eventually make the contest a 5-point contest before Indianapolis restored order when WR Zach Pascal got himself a sack in the end zone for a safety.

Houston outrushed the Colts 100-62 with Brissett throwing for 326 yards and four TDS without an interception (he was sacked once; Pascal had six catches for 106 and a pair of TDs), while Watson threw for 308 yards and a TD, with three sacks and a pair of interceptions. The Colts were 8 of 16 on third down (they were 0 of 1 on fourth down conversions) and were the rulers of time, keeping the ball for 32:52, while the Texans held on to the pigskin for 27:08 and went 4 of 12 on third down, 1 of 3 on fourth down.

In the week seven contest, the Colts were favored by 1 and covered the spread, winning by 7 and both teams took care of the 47 1/2 over/under with 53 total points. This time, Houston’s favored by 3 1/2 and the over/under’s 45. Houston and Indianapolis, both tied for first in the AFC South, are in survival mode with the winner having an upper hand on the divison, while the loser can look forward to at best being a Wild Card team. Houston gets their revenge Thursday night in the Lone Star State, taking the win and covering the 3 1/2.

Broadcast Information – Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Kristina Pink (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli; SIRIUS: 81 (Indianapolis), 83 (Houston); XM: 225 (Indianapolis), 226 (Houston)

Referee: Ronald Torbert

Injury Report

Indianapolis
OUT: RB Marlon Mack (Hand), CB Shakial Taylor (Ankle), S Khari Willis (Concussion), WR Parris Campbell (Hand)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Eric Ebron (Ankle), WR T.Y. Hilton (Calf) CB Abdurrahman Ya-Sin (Ankle), TE Mo Alie-Cox (Thumb)

Houston
OUT: CB Lonnie Johnson (Ankle), S Justin Reid (Concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: S Tashaun Gipson (Back), RB Bradley Roby (Hamstring)

Weather: Game indoors; if roof is open, cloudy and 72 degrees

Broadcast information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel.

Pittsburgh (5-4) at Cleveland (3-6), 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon. A pair of AFC North rivals open action in week 11 as Pittsburgh travels to Cleveland to take on the Browns at First Energy Field Thursday night. Both teams came away from Sunday’s action with close wins at home.

Pittsburgh held off a late Los Angeles Rams rally at Heinz Field last Sunday, coming away 17-12 winners. The Steelers led 14-7 at the intermission in the Steel City, then were outscored by the Rams 5-3 in the last 30 minutes of action. Los Angeles trailed by only 2 with 12:40 left in the contest when Steelers QB Mason Rudolph was sacked by Aaron Donald in the end zone for a safety before Chris Boswell connected on a 32-yard field goal with 2:46 left in regulation to give the home team a little more breathing room. After the teams exchanged the ball on punts, the Rams would get it back with 61 seconds left in an attempt to take a win on the road. Los Angeles would get as close as their 42-yard line, thanks to two penalties and their hopes of winning would come to an end when Mike Fitzpatrick intercepted Jarod Goff to seal the win.

Los Angeles did manage to outrush the Steelers 88-42 with Rams RB Todd Gurley leading the way with 73 yards, while Rudolph threw for 242 yards and a TD; Goff threw for 243 yards with a pair of interceptions (Goff was sacked four times, Rudolph was sacked three times, including the sack for the Rams’ safety). The Steelers were 5 of 13 on third down conversions (they were 1 of 1 on fourth down) and ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 31:40, while the Rams were a dismal 1 of 14 on third down, 0 of 2 on fourth down and held the ball for 28:20.

Like Pittsburgh, Cleveland held off a rally at home, coming away 19-16 winners over Buffalo last Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. Cleveland led 9-7 at the break, then trailed 16-12 with 1:44 left when WR Rashard Higgins and QB Baker Mayfield connected on a 7-yard TD toss. The Bills would get the ball back with the 1:44 left and made their way down the field to set up what they hoped would be the game-tying field goal that would send the contest into overtime. The football gods decided to shine on Cleveland at that point as Stephen Hauschka’s 53-yard field goal try sailed wide left. Cleveland then got the ball back and ran out the clock to take the win.

Cleveland outrushed Buffalo 147-84, with Browns RB Nick Chubb leading everyone with 116 yards; Mayfield threw for 238 yards and a pair of TDs (including the game winner), while Bills QB Josh Allen threw for 266 yards with a pair of rushing TDS (neither man threw an interception, Allen was sacked once, Mayfield was sacked twice). The Browns were 4 of 11 on third down (they went 1 of 2 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 31:46, while the Bills, keeping the ball for 28:14, went 5 of 13 on third down, 0 for 2 on fourth down.

Pittsburgh leads the series 73-58-1 and have outscored the Browns 2,720-2,540. They met twice last year, with the first contest a tie and Pittsburgh winning in the Steel City in the second meeting (Cleveland’s last win over the Steelers came in 2014, when they were 31-10 winners along the shores of Lake Erie).

The first meeting… Cleveland in week one in the season opener and the two clubs played to a 21-21 tie. After a scoreless first quarter, Pittsburgh took a 7-0 lead with them to the intermission at FirstEnergy Stadium on a 4-yard run by Steelers RB James Conner, only to see the Browns even things up in the third quarter when Browns QB Tyrod Taylor scored on a 20 yard run. A Ben Roethlisberger TD pass to Antonio Brown and a second rushing TD by Conner would give the Steelers a 2-TD lead before the Browns stormed back to even things up, thanks to a 1-yard run by Carlos Hyde and a 17-yard TD pass from Taylor to Josh Gordon. The two clubs would then go into the overtime and each team punted the ball to the other in the extra period. Pittsburgh could have won the contest in the extra period but Chris Boswell’s 42-yard field goal try sailed wide right.

Cleveland outrushed Pittsburgh 177-159 and Conner led all rushers with 135 yards to go with the two TDs, while Taylor (197 yards, seven sacks, interception) led Cleveland with 77 yards and the TD pass to go with his rushing TD (Roethlisberger threw for 335 yards with the Brown TD pass but was sacked four times and picked off three times). Pittsburgh went 7 of 15 on third down tries, keeping the ball for 35:12, while Cleveland clung to the pigskin for 34:48, going 5 of 18 on third down, 0 of 1 on fourth down.

The Steelers did manage to take a win out of the series in the Steel City in week eight, coming away 33-18 winners at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh erased a 6-0 deficit on a pair of Greg Joseph field goals and took a 14-6 lead with them to the intermission. The Steelers, using a pair of Conner TD runs, then proceeded to outscore Cleveland 19-12 in the final 30 minutes of action to come away with the win. Conner again led all rushers in the rematch, tallying 146 yards (Cleveland was led by Nick Chubb with 65 yards) as Pittsburgh outrushed 168-74 and Roethlisberger threw for 257 yards and a pair of TDs to Brown, while Mayfield threw for 180 yards with a pair of TDs of his own (both threw an interception, Mayfield was sacked twice, Roethlisberger was sacked once).

Third down tries in the rematch? Cleveland was 3 of 13, Pittsburgh was 6 of 13 and time was on the side of the Steelers, who kept the ball for 32:12 to Cleveland’s 27:48 (both teams were 1 of 1 on fourth down).

In the week one contest, Pittsburgh was favored by 4 1/2 and the tie meant that neither team covered the spread. As for the 41 1/2 over/under? Both teams scored 21 points, which allowed them to cover the over/under. Pittsburgh covered the 8-point spread, winning by 15 and both clubs matched the 51 over/under. For the Thursday night contest along the shores of Lake Erie, the Browns are favored by 3 and the over/under’s 40. Both numbers are reasonable and sound reasonable. Both teams are chasing Baltimore for the top spot in the AFC North. For the winner, they’re a bit closer; as for the loser? They’re not out altogether but it’ll be harder for them. It’s going to be closer than the 3 Thursday night but Pittsburgh comes out of Cleveland with the win.

Broadcast Information – 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Kristina Pink (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli; SIRIUS: 81 (Pittsburgh), 83 (Cleveland); XM: 225 (Pittsburgh), 226 (Cleveland)

Referee: Clete Blakeman

Injury Report

Pittsburgh
OUT: RB Roosevelt Nix (Knee), RB Benny Snell (Knee), WR Ryan Switzer (Back)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Anthony Chickillo (Rib)

Cleveland
OUT: S Eric Murray (Knee), DE Olivier Vernon (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: T Kendall Lamm (Knee), TE Roderick Seals-Jones (Knee)

Weather: Mostly clear and 33 degrees

Broadcast information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel

Los Angeles Chargers (4-5) at Oakland (4-4), 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon. They’ve been AFC/AFL West rivals since the 60s. They share the same state and are separated by 373 miles along I-5. Thursday night, Philip Rivers and the the Los Angeles Chargers make that trip northward to square off against Derek Carr and their AFC West foes in a key Thursday night battle to open play in week 10. Both teams were in their home facilities last Sunday and both teams defeated NFC North opponents in the process.

Los Angeles led Green Bay from start to finish last Sunday at Dignity Health Sports Park, taking down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers 26-11 in Carson. The Chargers scored the first nine points of the contest unchallenged thanks to three Michael Badgley field goals, taking a 9-0 lead with them to the intermission. Badgley would add another field goal at the halfway point of the third quarter and the Chargers would score the first TD of the game when Melvin Gordon II tallied his first of two TDs from a yard out.

Green Bay would then end any bid for a Charger shutout when K Mason Crosby connected on a 54-yard field goal with 46 seconds left in the third. Gordon would add a second TD early in the fourth quarter to all but ice the contest away from the Packers on the West Coast. Gordon led all rushers with 80 yards and the two TDs as the Chargers outrushed Green Bay 159-45 and Rivers threw for 294 yards without a sack, while Rodgers threw for 161 yards and a TD to Jamaal Williams with three sacks (neither QB threw an interception).

The Bolts were 5 of 11 on third down on the West Coast (they were 1 of 1 on fourth down) and were stingy with the football, keeping it away from the Packers for 35:51, while Green Bay went 2 of 10 on third down (0 of 1 on fourth down), holding on to the pigskin for 24:09.

Oakland held off a late Detroit rally last Sunday on the other side of San Francisco Bay, coming away 31-24 winners at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Oakland took a 17-10 lead with them to the break on the West Coast, only to see that lead get away from them as the Lions would tie things up at 17-17 on a Matt Prater field goal from 23 yards out with 4:45 left in the third. Oakland then reclaimed the lead in the fourth quarter, as Carr and rookie TE Foster Moreau connected on a 3-yard TD toss to lead by 7, then clung to that lead until the Lions and Matthew Stafford and WR Josh McKissic connected on a 26-yard TD pass to re-tie the contest. Oakland would then get the final word in the contest, first with Carr and WR Hunter Renfrow connecting on a 9-yard TD pass with 2:04 left in the contest, then held off a late Detroit rally as the Lions would get to the Raiders’ 1-yard line before Stafford’s pass attempt to TE Logan Thomas fell short.

oakland outrushed Detroit 171-90 and rookie RB Josh Jacobs led all rushers with 120 yards and a pair of TDs in the win, Carr threw for 289 yards and a pair of TDS (including the game-winner), while Stafford threw for 406 yards and three TDs (Stafford was sacked twice and threw an interception, while Carr was sacked once). Oakland was 7 of 13 on third down tries and the Raiders held the ball for 32:50, while the Lions kept the ball for 27:10, going 5 of 11 on third down (both clubs were 1 of 2 on fourth down conversions).

The Silver and Black lead the series 62-54-2 (which includes contests that were played in Los Angeles and San Diego) and have outscored the Chargers 2,563-2,555. However, the Chargers have won the last four meetings, including sweeping the last two series and taking last year’s contests (Oakland’s last win in the series came in 2016, when the Raiders left Qualcomm Stadium with a 19-16 win.)

The first meeting…. week 5 in Carson at StubHub Center. The Chargers led Oakland 17-3 at the half and came away with the 26-10 win. Rivers (339 yards, no interceptions) threw a pair of TD passes in the contest with one sack, while Carr threw for 268 yards with a TD (Carr was sacked three times and threw an interception). Neither club breached the 100-yard barrier in the contest but the Chargers, who forced a pair of Oakland turnovers, outrushed the Raiders 79-41. Los Angeles went 7 of 13 on third down tries at StubHub Center and would rule the clock, keeping the ball for 34:40, while the Silver and Black, keeping the pigskin for 25:20, went 4 of 11 on third down and 1 of 1 on fourth down.

The Chargers completed the series sweep in northern California at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, leaving that facility 20-6 winners in week 10. Los Angeles erased a 3-0 lead, took a 10-3 with them to the intermission and took control from there, holding Oakland to a Daniel Carlson field goal in the fourth quarter. Rivers in the rematch threw for 223 yards and a pair of TDs, connecting with Gordon and Keenan Allen on both tosses (Rivers was sacked once and threw an interception), while Carr threw for 243 yards with four sacks. Gordon led all rushers with 93 yards but the Silver and Black barely outrushed the Chargers 114-113 in the contest. Third down tries in the rematch? Oakland was 5 of 15 (the Silver and Black was 1 of 3 on fourth down), while the Chargers were 2 of 10 on third down (they were 1 of 1 on fourth down). As far as the clock was concerned, the Raiders ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 31:10, while the Chargers held the ball for 28:50.

In the week five contest in Carson, the Chargers were 5 1/2-point favorites and covered, winning by 16. As for the 53 1/2 over/under? It was untouched, as both team combined for 36 points. In the week 10 rematch in northern California, the Chargers covered the 9 1/2-point spread that they were favored by, winning by 13 but the 50 1/2 over/under stayed in tact as both clubs merged for only 26 points.

Vegas likes the Chargers as a 1-point favorite in Wine country Thursday night and the over/under’s 48. Both numbers are reasonable. Both teams are trying to catch Kansas City and take the top spot away from the Chiefs in the AFC West. The winner is a little closer to that goal. Chargers cover the 1 and takes the win on the road.

Broadcast Information – 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Kristina Pink (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Rod Woodson; SIRIUS: 81 (Los Angeles Chargers), 83 (Oakland); XM: 225 (Los Angeles Chargers), 226 (Oakland)

Referee: Walt Anderson

Injury Report

Los Angeles Chargers
DOUBTFUL: WR Geremy Davis (Hamstring), RB Justin Jackson (Calf), CB Roderic Teamer (Groin)
OUT: DT Cortez Broughton (Illness), DT Justin Jones (Shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Denzel Perryman (Knee), T Samiuela Tevi (Knee), DT Brandon Mebane (Knee)

Oakland
OUT: DE Arden Key (Foot), DE Josh Mauro (Groin)
QUESTIONABLE: T Trenton Brown (Knee), WR Dwayne Harris (Foot), C Rodney Hudson (Ankle)

Weather: Sunny and 61 degrees

Broadcast Information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel

Sunday and Monday Broadcast Information (All times Eastern)

Houston (5-3) at Jacksonville (4-4), 9:30 a.m. Eastern (2:30 p.m. in London) on NFL Network: Rich Eisen, Kurt Warner, Steve Mariucci, Michael Irvin, Melissa Stark (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Derek Rackley; SIRIUS: 135 (Houston), 133 (Jacksonville); XM: 383 (Houston), 229 (Jacksonville)

Washington (1-7) at Buffalo (5-2), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 708: Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (field reporter); SIRIUS: 111 (Washington), 134 (Buffalo); XM: 387 (Washington), 230 (Buffalo)

Tennessee (4-4) at Carolina (4-3), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 705: Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter); SIRIUS: 135 (Tennessee), 94 (Carolina); XM: 383 (Tennessee), 228 (Carolina)

Minnesota (6-2) at Kansas City (5-3), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 709: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver (field reporter); SIRIUS: 108 (Minnesota), 83 (Kansas City); XM: 384 (Minnesota), 226 (Kansas City)

New York Jets (1-6) at Miami (0-7), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 706: Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta, AJ Ross (field reporter); SIRIUS: 113 (New York Jets), 81 (Miami); XM: 386 (New York Jets), 225 (Miami)

Chicago (3-4) at Philadelphia (4-4) , 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 710: Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale (field reporter); SIRIUS: 105 (Chicago), 82 (Philadelphia); XM: 385 (Chicago), 227 (Philadelphia)

Indianapolis (5-2) at Pittsburgh (3-4), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 707: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter); SIRIUS: 121 (Indianapolis), 119 (Pittsburgh); XM: 388 (Indianapolis), 232 (Pittsburgh)

Detroit (3-3-1) at Oakland (3-4), 4:05 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 711: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake (field reporter); SIRIUS: 108 (Detroit), 83 (Oakland); XM: 384 (Detroit), 226 (Oakland)

Tampa Bay (2-5) at Seattle (6-3), 4:05 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 712: Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Sara Walsh (field reporter); SIRIUS: 113 (Tampa Bay), 81 (Seattle); XM: 386 (Tampa Bay), 225 (Seattle)

Cleveland (2-5) at Denver (2-6), 4:25 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 713: Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely (field reporter); SIRIUS: 135 (Cleveland), 134 (Denver); XM: 383 (Cleveland), 228 (Denver)

Green Bay at Los Angeles Chargers (3-5), 4:25 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 714: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter); SIRIUS: 105 (Green Bay), 385 (Los Angeles Chargers); XM: 225 (Green Bay), 227 (Los Angeles Chargers)

New England (8-0) at Baltimore (5-2), 8:20 p.m. on NBC: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Jason Taylor; SIRIUS: 81 (New England), 83 (Baltimore); XM: 225 (New England), 226 (Baltimore)

Dallas (4-3) at New York Giants (2-6), 8:15 p.m. Monday on ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Ross Tucker (field reporter); SIRIUS: 81 (Dallas), 83 (New York Giants); XM: 225 (Dallas), 226 (New York Giants)

Sunday and Monday Officials
Houston at Jacksonville, 9:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. in London): Clete Blakeman
Washington at Buffalo, 1 p.m.: Tony Corrente
Tennessee at Carolina, 1 p.m.: Ronald Torbert
Minnesota at Kansas City, 1 p.m.: Alex Kemp
New York Jets at Miami, 1 p.m.: Walt Anderson
Chicago at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.: Craig Wrolstad
Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.: Brad Allen
Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.: Shawn Hochuli
Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.: John Hussey
Cleveland at Denver, 4:25 p.m.: Adrian Hill
Green Bay at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m.: Adrian Hill
New England at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m.: Carl Cheffers
Dallas at New York Giants, 8:15 p.m. Monday: Clay Martin

Sunday and Monday Odds (Home Teams in CAPS; Byes: ATLANTA, Cincinnati, Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans)

Sunday’s Games

Favorite Spread Underdog O/U
Houston – 1 1/2 JACKSONVILLE 47 +
BUFFALO – 10 Washington 36 1/2
CAROLINA – 3 1/2 Tennessee 41 1/2
PHILADELPHIA – 5 Chicago 44
Minnesota – 2 KANSAS CITY 48 1/2
New York Jets – 4 1/2 MIAMI 41 1/2
Indianapolis – 1 PITTSBURGH 43
OAKLAND – 2 Detroit 51 1/2
SEATTLE – 6 1/2 Tampa Bay 53
DENVER – 1 1/2 Cleveland 43
Green Bay – 3 LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 45 1/2
New England – 4 BALTIMORE 45

Monday’s Game

Favorite Spread Underdog O/U
Dallas – 7 1/2 NEW YORK GIANTS 49

SUnday and Monday Injury Report

Houston at Jacksonville, 9:30 a.m. Eastern (2:30 p.m. in London)

Houston
OUT: WR William Fuller (Hamstring), S Tashaun Gipson (Back), CB Lonnie Johnson (Concussion), C Gregory Mancz (Concussion), CB Bradley Roby (Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: T Tytus Howard (Knee), T Laremy Tunsil (Shoulder)

Jacksonville
OUT: LB Leon Jacobs (Hamstring), LB Quincy Williams (Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Derek Hayden (Neck), WR Decrick Westbrook (Neck)

Washington at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Washington
OUT: S Deshazor Everett (Ankle), S Montae Nicholson (Ankle), RB Chrisr Thompson (Toe), TE Vernon Davis (Concussion), QB Case Keenum (Concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: DT Treyvon Hester (Elbow)

Buffalo
OUT: LB Maurice Alexander (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: S Kurtis Coleman (Hamstring), T Cody Ford (Elbow), CB Levi Wallace (Shoulder)

Tennessee at Carolina, 1 p.m. 1:00

Tennessee
OUT: DT Jurrell Casey (Shoulder), C Ben Jones (Concussion), TE Delanie Walker (Ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Christopher Milton (Ankle)

Carolina
OUT: T Greg Little (Concussion), QB Cam Newton (Foot)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Mario Addison (Not Injury Related), WR Curtis Samuel (Shoulder), LB Christian Miller (Ankle)

Minnesota at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Minnesota
QUESTIONABLE: WR Adam Thielen (Hamstring)

Kanas City
OUT: G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (Ankle), T Eric Fisher (Groin), DE Alex Okafor (Ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: DT Christopher Jones (Groin), DE Frank Clark (Neck), CB Kendall Fuller (Thumb), QB Patrick Mahomes (Knee)

New York Jets at Miami, 1 p.m.

New York Jets
DOUBTFUL: LB Neville Hewitt (Neck)
OUT: WR Josh Bellamy (Foot), CB Trumaine Johnson (Ankles), C Ryan Kalil (Knee), S Rontez Miles (Neck), LB Clinton Mosley (Groin)
QUESTIONABLE: T Kelvin Beachum (Ankle), WR Braxton Berrios (Hamstring), TE Christopher Herndon (Hamstring), DT Stephen McLendon (Hamstring), WR Demaryius Thomas (Hamstring)

Miami
DOUBTFUL: S Reshad Jones (Chest), C Daniel Kilgore (Knee)
OUT: CB Kendarius Webster (Ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Ryan Lewis (Knee), S Walter Aikens (Hip), DE Avery Moss (Ankle), T J’Marcus Webb (Quadricep)

Chicago at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Chicago
OUT: LB Isaiah Irving (Quadricep)

Philadelphia
OUT:S LB Nigel Bradham (Ankle), T Jason Peters (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: WR DeSean Jackson (Abdomen), DT Timothy Jernigan (Foot), S Andrew Sendejo (Groin)

Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis
DOUTBFUL: CB Pierre Desir (Hamstring)
OUT: WR Eugene Hilton (Calf)
QUESTIONABLE: S Malik Hooker (Knee), DE Justin Houston (Calf)

Pittsburgh
DOUBTFUL: RB James Conner (Shoulder)
OUT: G Ramon Foster (Concussion), RB Benny Snell (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Roosevelt Nix (Knee)

Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.

Detroit
DOUBTFUL: DT Michael Daniels (Foot)
OUT: S Tracy Walker (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: G Graham Glasgow (Back), CB Darius Slay (Hamstring), RB Latravion Carson (Hamstring), DT Damon Harrison (Groin), CB Amani Oruwariye (Knee), DT A’Shawn Robinson (Knee)

Oakland
QUESTIONABLE: WR Dwayne Harris (Foot), DE Josh Mauro (Groin), DT Patrick Hall (Shoulder), S Erik Harris (Illness), C Rodney Hudson (Ankle), T Andre James (Ankle)

Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay
OUT: TE O’Terrius Howard (Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Cameron Brate (Ribs)

Seattle
DOUBTFUL: S Quandre Diggs (Hamstring), DT Quinton Jefferson (Oblique), S Delano Hill (Elbow)

Cleveland at Denver, 4:25 p.m.

Cleveland
OUT: TE Pharaoh Brown (Concussion), DT Daniel Ekuale (Calf), S Eric Murray (Knee), S Damarious Randall (Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: T Kendall Lamm (Knee)

Denver
OUT: CB Bryce Callahan (Foot), TE Jeff Heuerman (Knee), T Ja’Wuan James (Knee), S William Parks (Hand)
QUESIONABLE: DE DeMarcus Walker (Shoulder)

Green Bay at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m.

Green Bay
QUESTIONABLE: WR Davante Adams (Toe), TE Robert Tonyan (Hip)

Los Angeles Chargers
DOUBTFUL: S Roderic Teamer (Groin), DT Justin Jones (Shoulder), DT Brandon Mebane (Knee)
OUT: DT Cortez Broughton (Illness)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Geremy Davis (Hamstring)

New England at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m.

New England
QUESTIONALBLE: RE Michael Burkhead (Foot), S Patrick Chung (Heel), WR Julian Edelman (Chest), TE Ryan Izzo (Concussion), TE Matthew LaCosse (Knee), G Shaquille Mason (Ankle), WR Kaleb Olszewski (Ankle), RB James White (Toe)

Baltimore
QUESTIONABLE: WR Marquise Brown (Ankle), S Bennett Jackson (Ankle), CB James Smith (Knee), CB Maurice Canady (Thigh), G Patrick Mekari (Back), LB Patrick Onwuasor (Ankle), S Earl Thomas (Knee)

Dallas at New York Giants, 8:15 p.m. Monday

Dallas
OUT: T Cameron Fleming (Calf)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Anthony Brown (Hamstring), LB Leighton Vander Esch (Neck)

New York Giants – New York Giants report no injuries

Sunday and Monday Weather
Houston at Jacksonville, 9:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. in London): Mostly cloudy and 54 degrees
Washington at Buffalo, 1 p.m.: Mostly cloudy and 40 degrees
Tennessee at Carolina, 1 p.m.: Sunny and 56 degrees
Minnesota at Kansas City, 1 p.m.: Mostly cloudy and 55 degrees
New York Jets at Miami, 1 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 84 degrees
Chicago at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.: Sunny and 51 degrees
Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 44 degrees
Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.: Sunny and 70 degrees
Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 50 degrees
Cleveland at Denver, 4:25 p.m.: Mostly sunny and 52 degrees
Green Bay at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m.: Sunny and 74 degrees
New England at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m.: Clear and 46 degrees
Dallas at New York Giants, 8:15 p.m. Monday: Mostly cloudy and 50 degrees

Broadcast Information, Officials and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel