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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

Washington (1-6) at Minnesota (5-2), 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon. A struggling Washington Redskins team makes their way to the Land of 10,000 Lakes as they take on the Minnesota Vikings in the Twin Cities to open action in week eight.

After their first win in Miami two weeks ago, the Redskins reverted back to their former ways last Sunday in rainy Landover, as the San Francisco 49ers shut out Washington 9-0 at Fed Ex Field. After a scoreless first half, the 49ers kept themselves in the ranks of the unbeatens, using three Robbie Gould field goals in the second half to seal the win. San Francisco outrushed Washington 137-104, with Redskins RB Adrian Peterson leading the way with 81 yards. Case Keenum threw for 77 yards with no TDs or interceptions (he was sacked three times), while Jimmy Garoppolo (sacked twice) threw for 151 yards with an interception. The Redskins were 3 of 9 on third down conversions in Landover (0 of 1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 26:36, while the 49ers held the ball hostage for 33:24, going 7 of 16 on third down, 1 of 2 on fourth down.

Minnesota erased a 21-21 tie against NFC North rival Detroit at Ford Field and the Vikings came away 42-30 winners Sunday afternoon. Lions fans watched with horror as Minnesota outscored them 21-9 in the final 30 minutes of action. Matthew Stafford threw for 364 yards but was sacked four times with an interception for the Lions, while Kirk Cousins threw for 337 yards with no interceptions or sacks (both men threw four TDs) in the contest in the Motor City. Minnesota outrushed Detroit 166-81, with Vikings RB Dalvin Cook leading all rushers with 142 yards and a pair of TDs. Minnesota ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 32:10 and went 6 of 10 on third down tries, while the Lions were 6 of 11 on third down, 0 of 1 on fourth down and held on to the ball for 27:50.

The Vikings lead the series 11-10 (including the contests that took place at Metropolitan Stadium, RFK Stadium and the Metrodome) and have outscored the Redskins 538-481. Minnesota won the last meeting, which took place in Landover and the Vikings came away with the 38-30 win in 2017, while Washington’s last win in the series also came in Landover, as the Redskins were 26-20 winners in 2016. The Vikings are favored by 14 1/2 in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and the over/under’s 42. The 42? Makes a ton of sense. The 14 1/2? What were the odds makers thinking? Washington may make this one interesting but in the end, the Vikings prevail in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and take the win at home.

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: Mike Tirico, Tony Boselli; SIRIUS: 81 (Washington), 83 (Minnesota); XM: 225 (Washington), 226 (Minnesota)

Referee – Carl Cheffers

Injury Report

Washington
OUT: S Deshazor Everett (Ankle), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (Hamstring), G Wesley Martin (Chest), RB Chris Thompson (Toe), TE Vernon Davis (Concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: S Montae Nicholson (Ankle), CB Josh Norman (Thigh), RB Adrian Peterson (Ankle), WR Steven Sims (Toe)

Minnesota
OUT: WR Adam Thielen (Hamstring)

Weather – Game indoors

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

Kansas City (4-2) at Denver (2-4), 8:20 p.m. Thursday on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon. Week seven of the 2019 NFL season gets underway in the Mile High City as a pair of AFC West foes meet in Denver. Kansas City, coming off their second home loss in a row, takes on the Denver Broncos, who finally picked up their first home win of the 2018 campaign.

The Chiefs dropped their second contest in a row and their second at home, coming out on the short end of a 31-24 loss at Arrowhead Stadium last Sunday afternoon. Kansas City saw a 17-3 lead at the end of the first quarter get away from them as the Texans would score 20 second quarter points unchallenged to trail 23-17 at the intermission. Kansas City would reclaim the lead with 6:30 left in the third when Tyreek Hill and Patrick Mahomes connected on a 6-yard TD toss. That lead would be erased by the Texans in the final quarter of play when DeShaun Watson scored on a 1-yard run with 6:17 left in the contest. The Chiefs would get the ball back after the kick off but would get as their 22-yard line, where they punted the ball back to Houston, who ran the clock out, making sure that Kansas City would never see the football again.

Houston’s Carlos Hyde led all rushers with 116 yards on the ground, as the Texans outrushed Kansas City 192-53 and Watson threw for 280 yards with a passing TD to go with his rushing TD, while Mahomes threw for 273 yards with three TDs (two of them to Hill; Mahomes was sacked once and threw an interception, while Watson threw two interceptions). The Chiefs were 4 of 8 on third down tries at Arrowhead and kept the ball for 20:12, while the Texans ruled the clock and kept the ball for 39:48, going 5 of 12 on third down, 2 of 3 on fourth down.

Denver picked up their first home win of the season, shutting out Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans 16-0 at Empower Field at Mile High. Denver got three Brian McManus field goals in the contest, taking a 6-0 lead with them to the break, then flooring the gas in the second half, scoring the last 10 points of the game unchallenged, with Patrick Lindsey scoring the game’s only TD, scoring from 2 yards out with 4:56 left in the third quarter. Lindsay led all rushers with 70 yards as the Broncos held Tennessee to 39 yards rushing, while tallying 103 of their own yards on the ground. Joe Flacco threw for 177 yards with a pair of sacks and an interception, while Mariota threw for 63 yards with a pair of pair of interceptions and three sacks before being taken out of the contest in favor of Ryan Tannehill (144 yards, interception). Both clubs went 2 of 14 on third down (the Titans were 0 of 2 on fourth down) and the Titans actually ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 30:14 to Denver’s 29:46.

Including contests played at Swope Field and Mile High Stadium and contest when the Chiefs were known as the Dallas Texans, Kansas City leads the series 63-54, have outscored Denver 2,720-2,419 and have won the last seven meetings (including sweeping the series last year; Denver’s last win over the Chiefs came in 2015 when they left Arrowhead Stadium with a 31-24 win).

Meeting number one… week four in Denver on a Monday night. The Chiefs trailed 13-10 at the half at Broncos Stadium at Mile High, then went on to outscore Denver 17-10 in the second half to come away 27-23 winners. Kaleel Hunt gave the Chiefs the lead for good with 99 seconds left in regulation when he scored from a yard out. Kansas City then held off a late Denver rally to take the road win in the Rocky Mountains. Hunt ran for 121 yards and the game-winning TD, even though Denver outrushed Kansas City 159-122 in that first meeting. Mahomes threw for 304 yards and a TD toss to TE Travis Kelce, while Case Keenum threw for 245 yards for Denver (Keenum was sacked four times and threw an interception, while Mahomes was sacked once). The Chiefs were 7 of 15 on third down but went 2 of 2 on fourth down and ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 35:02, while Denver, who kept the pigskin for 24:58, went 2 of 11 on third down, 2 of 3 on fourth down.

The two clubs then meet in the Show-Me State in week eight at Arrowhead and once again, it was a close contest but as was the case in the first meeting, the Chiefs came out on top, taking a 30-23 win to complete the series sweep. The Chiefs led 16-14 at the break, then proceeded to floor the gas in the third quarter, scoring a pair of TDs in that period unchallenged (Mahomes connected with Hunt and Sammy Watkins for the scores). Keenum and TE Jeff Heuerman would connect on a 4-yard TD toss as the fourth quarter got underway and Brandon McManus’ 46-yard field goal with 1:48 left in the contest would pull Denver to within seven but the Broncos could get no closer. Denver again outrushed Kansas City, this time tallying 189 yards to the Chiefs’ 49 but Mahomes burned Denver for 303 yards and four TDs (two to Watkins and one to Hunt and Kelce; Mahomes was sacked twice and picked off once), while Keenum threw for 262 yards and a pair of TDs, with five sacks and two interceptions. Denver went 4 of 12 on third down (they were 1 of 1 on fourth down) and actually ruled the clock, as they kept the ball for 32:41, while the Chiefs held on to the ball for 27:19 and went 3 of 10 on third down, 1 of 1 on fourth down.

In the week four Monday night meeting in the Rocky Mountains, Kansas City was favored by 5 and won by 4. The 52 1/2 over/under was safe, as both clubs merged for 50 points. Kansas City was favored again in the week eight contest at Arrowhead, this time by 10. Kansas City took the win but it would only be by 8 and both teams tallied 53 points, a field goal short of the 56 over/under. The odds makers like the Chiefs in the Thursday night Rocky Mountain contest as 3 1/2 point road favorites and the over/under at 50. Both numbers make a ton of sense. The Chiefs are hoping to avoid losing three in a row, while the Broncos are coming off two huge wins in a row. Denver’s bubble is about to get shattered. Denver will keep it close but the Chiefs prevail in the Rocky Mountains and may cover the 3 1/2.

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 (Kansas City), 83 (Denver) XM: 225 (Kansas City), 226 (Denver)

Referee: Shawn Smith

Injury Report

Kansas City
OUT: T Eric Fisher (Groin), CB Kendall Fuller (Thumb), DT Chris Jones (Groin), G Andrew Wylie (Ankle), WR Sammy Watkins (Hamstring)

Denver
OUT: CB Bryce Callahan (Foot)
QUESTIONABLE: T Ja’Wuan James (Knee)

Weather: Partly cloudy and 74 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)

ATLANTA (1-4) at Arizona (1-3-1), 4:05 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 711: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Megan Olivi (field reporter); SIRIUS: 94 (ATLANTA), 211 (Arizona); XM: 389 (ATLANTA), 231 (Arizona)

Carolina at Tampa Bay, 9:30 a.m. (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: Tom McCarthy, Al Groh; SIRIUS: 108 (Carolina), 81 (Tampa Bay); XM: 383 (Carolina), 225 (Tampa Bay)

Cincinnati (0-5) at Baltimore (3-2), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 705: Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely (field reporter); SIRIUS: 108 (Cincinnati), 81 (Baltimore); XM: 383 (Cincinnati), 225 (Baltimore)

Seattle (4-1) at Cleveland (2-3), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirectV 708: Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (field reporter); SIRIUS: 133 (Seattle), 83 (Cleveland); XM: 384 (Seattle), 226 (Cleveland)

New Orleans (4-1) at Jacksonville (2-3), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 706: Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter); SIRIUS: 113 (New Orleans), 135 (Jacksonville); XM: 386 (New Orleans), 228 (Jacksonville)

Houston (3-2) at Kansas City (4-1), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 707: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter); SIRIUS: 146 (Houston), 108 (Kansas City); XM: 387 (Houston), 229 (Kansas City)

Washington (0-5) at Miami (0-4), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 709: Sam Rosen, Ronde Barber, Lindsay Czarniak (field reporter); SIRIUS: 121 (Washington), 111 (Miami); XM: 388 (Washington), 230 (Miami)

Philadelphia (3-2) at Minnesota (3-2), 1 p.m. and FOX and DirecTV 710: Kenny Albert, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver (field reporter); SIRIUS: 134 (Philadelphia), 82 (Minnesota); XM: 385 (Philadelphia), 227 (Minnesota)

San Francisco (4-0) at Los Angeles Rams (3-2), 4:05 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 712: Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale (field reporter); SIRIUS: 133 (San Francisco), 83 (Los Angeles Rams); XM: 384 (San Francisco), 226 (Los Angeles Rams)

Tennessee (2-3) at Denver (1-4), 4:25 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 713: Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, John Schriffen (field reporter); SIRIUS: 108 (Tennessee), 81 (Denver); XM: 383 (Tennessee), 225 (Denver)

Dallas (3-2) at New York Jets (0-5), 4:25 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 714: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter); SIRIUS: 134 (Dallas), 82 (New York Jets); XM: 385 (Dallas), 227 (New York Jets)

Pittsburgh (1-4) at Los Angeles Chargers (2-3), 8:20 p.m. on NBC: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Rod Woodson; SIRIUS: 81 (Pittsburgh), 83 (Los Angeles Chargers); XM: 225 (Pittsburgh), 226 (Los Angeles Chargers)

Detroit (2-1-1) at Green Bay (4-1), 8:15 p.m. Monday on ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (field reporter); SIRIUS: 81 (Detroit), 83 (Green Bay); XM: 225 (Detroit), 226 (Green Bay)

Sunday and Monday Officials
ATLANTA at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.: Carl Cheffers
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 9:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. in London): Walt Anderson
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m.: Clay Martin
Seattle at Cleveland, 1 p.m.: Adrian Hill
New Orleans at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.: Jerome Boger
Houston at Kansas City, 1 p.m.: Shawn Hochuli
Washington at Miami, 1 p.m.: Shawn Smith
Philadelphia at Minnesota, 1 p.m.: Scott Novak
San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m.: Bill Vinovich
Tennessee at Denver, 4:25 p.m.: Alex Kemp
Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets, 4:25 p.m.: Brad Rodgers
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m.: John Hussey
Detroit at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m. Monday: Clete Blakeman

Sunday and Monday Odds (Home teams in CAPS)(BYES: Buffalo, Chicago, Indianapolis and Oakland)

Sunday
Favorite Spread Underdog O/U
Atlanta – 2 1/2 ARIZONA 51 1/2
Carolina – 2 1/2 TAMPA BAY 47 1/2*
BALTIMORE – 11 Cincinnati 48
Seattle – 1 CLEVELAND 47
KANSAS CITY – 4 1/2 Houston 55
JACKSONVILLE – 1 1/2 New Orleans 44 1/2
MINNESOTA – 3 Philadelphia 44
Washington – 3 1/2 MIAMI 41
LOS ANGELES RAMS – 3 San Francisco 50 1/2
Dallas – 7 NEW YORK JETS 43
DENVER – 2 Tennessee 39
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS – 7 Pittsburgh 41

Monday
Favorite Spread Underdog O/U
GREEN BAY – 4 1/2 Detroit 47

* Game in London

Sunday and Monday Injury Report

ATLANTA at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.

ATLANTA
OUT: CB Desmond Trufant (toe), P Matt Wile (Quadricep), CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (groin).

Arizona
OUT: LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle), LB Ezekiel Turner (hamstring), S Charles Washington (shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Zach Allen (neck), WR Damiere Byrd (hamstring), RB David Johnson (back), WR Christian Kirk (ankle), P Andy Lee (right hip), LB Haason Reddick (shoulder), LB Terrell Suggs (back), CB Trevor Williams (hip).

Carolina at Tampa Bay, 9:30 a.m.. Eastern (2:30 p.m. in London)

Carolina
OUT: CB Natrell Jamerson (foot), T Greg Little (concussion), LB Christian Miller (ankle), QB Cam Newton (foot), G Trai Turner (ankle); QUESTIONABLE: G Dennis Daley (groin), CB Donte Jackson (groin), TE Chris Manhertz (concussion), S Eric Reid (ankle), LB Shaq Thompson (ankle).

Tampa Bay
OUT: G Zack Bailey (ankle, foot), G Alex Cappa (forearm), LB Jack Cichy (elbow), T Demar Dotson (hamstring), WR Breshad Perriman (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Shaquil Barrett (oblique), S Mike Edwards (hamstring), RB T.J. Logan (ankle).

Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

Cincinnati
OUT: DE Carlos Dunlap (knee), DT Ryan Glasgow (thigh), T Cordy Glenn (concussion), WR A.J. Green (ankle), T Andre Smith (ankle), DE Kerry Wynn (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: S Shawn Williams (thigh).

Baltimore
OUT: CB Jimmy Smith (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Mark Andrews (shoulder), WR Marquise Brown (ankle), LB Patrick Onwuasor (ankle).

Seattle at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Seattle
OUT: C Ethan Pocic (back); DOUBTFUL: T Duane Brown (biceps), G D.J. Fluker (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Rashaad Penny (hamstring).

Browns: QUESTIONABLE: T Kendall Lamm (knee), CB Denzel Ward (hamstring), CB Greedy Williams (hamstring).

New Orleans at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

New Orleans
OUT: QB Drew Brees (right thumb), DE Trey Hendrickson (neck), WR Tre’Quan Smith (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Alvin Kamara (ankle).

Jacksonville
OUT: TE Josh Oliver (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Lerentee McCray (oblique), CB Jalen Ramsey (back).

Houston at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Houston
OUT: C Greg Mancz (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Taiwan Jones (hip), CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring), WR Kenny Stills (hamstring).

Kansas City
OUT: T Eric Fisher (groin), DT Chris Jones (groin), LB Dorian O’Daniel (hamstring); DOUBTFUL: WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring), G Andrew Wylie (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Tyreek Hill (shoulder), LB Anthony Hitchens (groin).

Washington at Miami, 1 p.m.

Washington
OUT: TE Vernon Davis (concussion), S Deshazor Everett (ankle), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (hamstring), G Wes Martin (chest), TE Jordan Reed (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: T Donald Penn (hamstring)

Miami
QUESTIONABLE: CB Johnson Bademosi (ankle), RB Kalen Ballage (foot), T Jesse Davis (elbow), WR Jakeem Grant (hamstring), LB Trent Harris (foot), CB Xavien Howard (knee), S Reshad Jones (ankle), CB Chris Lammons (toe), S Bobby McCain (hamstring, shoulder), WR Albert Wilson (calf, hip), CB Jomal Wiltz (groin)

Philadelphia at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia
OUT: RB Corey Clement (shoulder), CB Ronald Darby (hamstring), WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen), DT Timmy Jernigan (foot), CB Avonte Maddox (concussion, neck), RB Darren Sproles (quadricep)

Minnesota
OUT: LB Ben Gedeon (concussion), G Josh Kline (foot)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Kentrell Brothers (hamstring, wrist)

San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m.

San Francisco
OUT: RB Kyle Juszczyk (knee), T Mike McGlinchey (knee), T Joe Staley (fibula), CB Ahkello Witherspoon (foot)
QUESTIONABLE: TE George Kittle (groin).

Los Angeles Rams
OUT: LB Clay Matthews (jaw), CB Aqib Talib (ribs)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Todd Gurley (quadricep)

Tennessee at Denver, 4:25 p.m.

Tennessee
OUT: LB Sharif Finch (shoulder), LB Cameron Wake (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Chris Milton (calf), RB Rod Smith (groin)

Denver
OUT: CB Bryce Callahan (foot);
QUESTIONABLE: CB Duke Dawson (foot), T Ja’Wuan James (knee), S Trey Marshall (lower leg)

Dallas at New York Jets, 4:25 p.m.

Dallas
QUESTIONABLE: WR Randall Cobb (hip, back), T La’el Collins (knee), T Tyron Smith (ankle)

New York Jets
DOUBTFUL: DE Henry Anderson (shoulder), RB Trenton Cannon (foot, ankle), LB C.J. Mosley (groin), G Kelechi Osemele (shoulder, knee, illness)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Josh Bellamy (shoulder), CB Nate Hairston (knee), LB Jordan Jenkins (calf), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, knee)

Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m.

Pittsburgh
OUT: LB Mark Barron (hamstring), RB Roosevelt Nix (knee), QB Mason Rudolph (concussion), RB Jaylen Samuels (knee), WR James Washington (shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Steven Nelson (groin)

Los Angeles Chargers
DOUBTFUL: S Nasir Adderley (hamstring), K Michael Badgley (right groin), RB Justin Jackson (calf)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Hunter Henry (knee), DE Melvin Ingram (hamstring)

Detroit at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m. Monday

Detroit
OUT: DT Michael Daniels (Foot), CB Amani Oruwariye (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Thomas Hockenson (Concussion), WR Danny Amendola (Chest), S Quandre Diggs (Hamstring), DE Da’Shawn Hand (Elbow), DT A’Shawn Robinson (Knee), CB Darius Slay (Hamstring)

Green Bay
DOUBTFUL: CB Tony Brown (Hamstring)
OUT: WR Davante Adams (Toe), S Darnell Savage (Ankle), TE Robert Tonyan (Hip)

Sunday and Monday Weather
ATLANTA at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.: Game indoors; if roof is open, sunny and 86 degrees
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 9:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. in London): Overcast with a 60 percent chance of rain and 61 degrees
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m.: Overcast and 64 degrees
Seattle at Cleveland, 1 p.m.: Sunny and 61 degrees
New Orleans at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 83 degrees
Houston at Kansas City, 1 p.m.: Sunny and 56 degrees
Washington at Miami, 1 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 84 degrees
Philadelphia at Minnesota, 1 p.m.; Game indoors
San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m.: Sunny and 75 degrees
Tennessee at Denver, 4:25 p.m.: Sunny and 68 degrees
Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets, 4:25 p.m.: Mostly cloudy and 67 degrees
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m.: Sunny and 72 degrees
Detroit at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m. Monday: Partly cloudy and 42 degrees

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

Tennessee (1-1) at Jacksonville (0-2), 8:20 p.m. on NFL Network. A pair of AFC South rivals meet in the Sunshine State as Tennessee and Jacksonville, both coming off losses last week, open play in week 3.

Last week, Derrick Henry had 81 rushing yards and a touchdown in Tennessee’s Week 2 loss at home against Indianapolis. He enters Thursday night with at least 80 rushing yards in six consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NFL. Quarterback Marcus Mariota has five touchdowns and no interceptions over his past three road games, including throwing for three touchdowns and no interceptions with a 133.3 rating in Tennessee’s 43-13 Week 1 win at Cleveland. Rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown leads the team with 125 receiving yards through the season’s first two weeks, second-most among AFC rookies. Cornerback Logan Ryan has an interception in each of the first two games of the season, while safety Kevin Byard’s 13 interceptions since 2017 are the most in the NFL during that span. Tennessee enters Week 3 leading the league with a +5 turnover differential.

Jacksonville rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew comes into Thursday night off his first career start, throwing for 213 yards and a touchdown and rushing for a team-high 56 yards in the Jaguars’ Week 2 loss. The sixth-round draft choice saw his first action in Week 1, when he completed 88 percent of his passes (22 of 25), the highest completion percentage by a quarterback in his NFL debut in league history (minimum 15 attempts). He also completed his first 13 pass attempts, the longest streak to begin a career over the past 40 seasons. Wide receiver D.J. Chark enters the game as Jacksonville’s leading receiver, registering 201 yards and two touchdowns over the season’s first two weeks. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey leads the Jaguars in interceptions (nine) and has the fourth-most passes defensed (45) in the NFL since entering the league in 2016.

Tennessee trailed Indianapolis 13-7 at the half, then took their only lead of the contest when Henry and K Carlos Santos helped their team put 10 third-quarter points on the board to take a 17-13 lead with 4:35 left in the period. That lead would not last long as the Colts would reclaim it for themselves and for keeps with 4:38 left in the contest when QB Jacboy Brissett and WR T.Y. Hilton connected on a 4-yard TD toss. The Titans would catch a huge break when Colts K Adam Vinatieri missed the extra point, giving them a chance to take the win at home. After the Colts punted the ball late in the fourth, Tennessee would make their way down the field and get as close as Indianapolis’ 45-yard line, where the drive stalled and the Colts would come away with the win.

The Colts outrushed Tennessee 167-123 and Mariota threw for 154 yards and a TD (he was sacked four times but did not throw an interception), while Brissett threw for 146 yards with three TDs (including the game-winner) to go with four sacks and an interception. Tennessee was a somewhat dismal 1 of 10 on third down conversions (they were 0 of 1 on fourth down) and the Titans would hold on to the ball for 28:06, while the Colts were 7 of 14 on third down, 1 of 1 on fourth down and ruled the clock as they would keep the ball for 31:54.

The Jaguars are in search of their first win of the 2019 campaign and comes back to the Sunshine State after their 13-12 AFC South loss at Houston last Sunday. Jacksonville trailed 6-3 at the intermission and made it a 1-point contest with 30 seconds left in the contest when Minshew and Chark connected on a 4-yard TD toss. Jacksonville would then miss the two-point conversion at NRG Stadium and went for the on-side kick, which Houston recovered. The Texans would then go on to run out the clock and take the win. Houston out-rushed Jacksonville 126-103 and Minshew threw for 213 yards with the late contest TD, while DeSean Watson threw for 159 yards without a TD (both men were sacked four times but neither threw an interception). While Jacksonville was 3 of 13 on third down and the Texans were 6 of 15, both teams had success on fourth down tries, with Jacksonville going 2 of 2 and Houston going 1 of 1. Jacksonville actually ruled the clock and kept the ball for 30:01 to Houston’s 29:59.

The Titans lead the series 28-20 (which includes contests that were played in Houston when they were known as the Oilers), have outscored Jacksonville 995-903 and have won the last four meetings in the series, including sweeping the series in 2018 (Jacksonville’s last win came in 2016 in the Sunshine State by a final of 38-17).

Their first meeting was week three in Jacksonville and it was the kickers on display as Josh Lambo and Ryan Succop exchanged field goals in that contest. It would be Succop that would get the last word as he broke a 6-6 tie by nailing a 28-yard try with 4:06 left in the contest to give Tennessee a 9-6 win at TIAA Bank Field. Tennessee out-rushed Jacksonville 150-87 and Mariota threw for 100 yards, while Blake Bortles threw for 155 yards (Bortles was sacked three times, Mariota was sacked once; neither threw an interception). Jacksonville was 5 of 15 on third downs, 0 of 1 on fourth down and the Jaguars would hang on to the ball for 27:13, while Tennessee ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 32:47 and the Titans went 5 of 15 on third down tries.

The Titans completed the sweep of the series in the Music City and they would take care of business in week 14 in Nashville by a final of 30-9 at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee led 16-2 at the intermission, then went on to outscore the Jaguars 14-7 in the third (the two teams played a scoreless fourth quarter). The Titans out-rushed Jacksonville 264-60 with Tennessee’s Derrick Henry leading the way with 238 yards and four TDs, while Mariota threw for 162 yards (Jacksonville’s Cody Keesler threw for 240 yards and a TD toss to Dede Westbrook but was sacked four times and threw an interception). The Titans went 7 of 11 on third down (they were 0 for 1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 29:20, while the Jaguars were rulers of the clock, holding the pigskin for 30:40 and went 2 of 12 on third down, 2 of 5 on fourth down.

Jacksonville was favored by 3 in the week three contest in the Sunshine State but the Titans’ 3-point win meant that they did not cover and the 40 over/under was safe as both teams combined for only 15 points. Tennessee easily covered the 4-point spread in the week 14 contest and the 39 points barely covered the 37 1/2 over/under. The Titans may be the road team but the boys and girls in Las Vegas have made them a 1-point with a 39 over/under. Tennessee covers the 1 and wins in the Sunshine State Thursday night.

Broadcast Information – 8:15 p.m. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Kristina Pink (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Rod Woodson; SIRIUS: 81 (Tennessee), 83 (Jacksonville); XM: 225 (Tennessee), 226 (Jacaksonville)

Referee: Shawn Hochuli

Injury Report

Tennessee
OUT: RB David Fluellen (Hamstring, CB Chris Milton (Collarbone), G Kevin Pamphile (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Wesley Woodyard (Quadricep)

Jacksonville
OUT: LB Donell Alexander (Hamstring), TE Josh Oliver (Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Joshua Robinson (Foot), CB Arlandrus Bouye (Hip)

Weather: Partly cloudy and 77 degrees

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

You knew who your team would be playing in 2019.

You knew where they would be playing.

Wednesday evening, NFL fans got to know when.

Your patience has been rewarded, Grasshopper.

The National Football League released the 2019 Regular Season schedule for the media and general public on NFL Network and ESPN2. The 256-game season gets underway the Thursday after Labor Day in Chicago when the NFC North champions host rival Green Bay on Thursday, September 5 p.m. at 8:20 p.m. at Solider Field in the Windy City and ends on December 29th.

To help celebrate the NFL’s 100th season, each week during the regular season will feature an NFL100 Game of the Week. Each game will be a nod to a momentous game played, a fierce rivalry that spans decades, a matchup of original teams and/or a game in which history was made. The games will be split across days and networks based on how they fall on the schedule.

New England begins defense of its Super Bowl LIII title on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, September 8, hosting Pittsburgh at 8:20 p.m.

The 50th season of Monday Night Football kicks off September 9 with an ESPN doubleheader, as Houston travels to New Orleans at 7:10 p.m., followed by Denver at Oakland in the nightcap at 10:20 p.m. ESPN will televise one game each Monday night in Weeks 2-16, including the two teams (Cleveland at the New York Jets, September 16 at 8:15 p.m.) that kicked off the longest running television series in American history, in 1970. There will be no Monday night game on the final regular-season weekend (Week 17) to provide more flexibility for the scheduling of the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs.

All 32 clubs are again scheduled for at least one nationally televised Thursday, Sunday or Monday game. Thursday Night Football will air exclusively on NFL Network in Weeks 2-3, while FOX kicks off its Thursday night slate in Week 4. FOX will broadcast 11 Thursday Night Football games between Weeks 4-15 (excluding Thanksgiving night). Those FOX games will be simulcast via NFL Network, distributed in Spanish on FOX Deportes and streamed on Amazon Prime Video, beginning with Philadelphia at Green Bay, September 26.

All told, NFL Network will exclusively televise seven games (two on Thursday night, two games in London and all three in Week 16 on Saturday, December 21), with FOX producing the full slate of 18 games.

A select number of games will be “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. Some of those contests were announced today and other “cross-flexed” games will be decided during the season.

The regular season will conclude with Week 17 on Sunday, December 29. For the 11th consecutive year, all 16 games scheduled for Week 17 are division contests, enhancing the potential for more games with playoff ramifications. Six 2019 games are rematches of 2018 playoff games. That group includes five matchups — Kansas City at New England (December 8, CBS), the Los Angeles Rams at Dallas (December 15, FOX), Chicago at Philadelphia (November 3, FOX) and Houston at Indianapolis (October 20, CBS) – that will be played at the home of the team that had to travel in January.

The first four contests in the NFL100 Game of the Week lineup include each of the league’s four network broadcast partners. Rivals Green Bay and Chicago open the series September 5 (NBC), followed by the Browns at Jets September 16 (ESPN) in a rematch of the original 1970 Monday Night Football game. Miami comes to Dallas September 22 (FOX), reuniting the Super Bowl VI teams, and the Chargers travel to Miami September 29 (CBS), evoking memories of their epic 1981 Divisional playoff, when Dan Fouts led his team to a 41-38 overtime triumph at Miami.

Other 2019 schedule notes:
 Five clubs will play both Super Bowl LIII teams. Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dallas have both the Patriots and Rams on their slates.

 One of those Thursday games is a Super Bowl XLII and XLVI rematch, the New York Giants at New England (Week 6). Other rematches include Seattle at Pittsburgh (Super Bowl XL, Week 2, FOX), New England at Philadelphia (Super Bowls XXXIX and LII, Week 11, CBS) and Baltimore at San Francisco (Super Bowl XLVII, Week 13, FOX).

 The overall schedule is balanced with regard to the fact that no team will play more than seven 2018 playoff teams and no team will play fewer than five 2018 playoff teams.

 The Patriots and Chiefs, featuring the teams with the NFL’s longest-tenured head coaches (Bill Belichick and Andy Reid), meet for a third consecutive year. Their last two regular-season games (2017-18) have combined for 152 points.

The NFL’s 2019 international slate features four games in London and one in Mexico City. Oakland hosts Chicago in week 5 on Sunday, October 6 at 1 p.m. on FOX, in the inaugural NFL game at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. One week later on Sunday, October 13 at 9:30 a.m. on NFL Network, also at Tottenham, it’s a battle of NFC South foes at Tampa Bay hosts Cam Newtown and the Carolina Panthers, who will be playing their first game in London. London action shifts to Wembley Stadium in Weeks 8 and 9 when the Los Angeles Rams hosts Cincinnati on October 27 at 1 p.m. on CBS, followed by Jacksonville hosting AFC South rival Houston, another first-time visitor to London, on November 3 at 9:30 a.m. on NFL Network.

Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium will host a matchup between AFC West rivals Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11 on Monday Night Football, November 18 at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN. Both teams will be playing in Mexico for the first time.

Thanksgiving will feature a trio of matchups in Week 13 on Thursday, November 28. The first game will send Chicago to Detroit to face the Lions at 12:30 p.m. on FOX. The late-afternoon game will feature Buffalo visiting Dallas at 4:30 p.m. on CBS. The contest will be the first game that the Bills have played on Thanksgiving in 25 years, their last was in Detroit in 1994. The Thanksgiving Day festivities conclude with an NFC South showdown as the Falcons host New Orleans on NBC at 8:20 p.m.

The NFL’s 32 teams will each play 16 games over 17 weeks. Byes will begin in Week 4 and end in Week 12.

“Flexible scheduling” will again be used in Weeks 11-17. In Weeks 11-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game.

In Week 16, three of five possible matchups currently listed as TBD will be scheduled for Saturday on NFL Network: Houston at Tampa Bay, Buffalo at New England, Detroit at Denver, Oakland at the Los Angeles Chargers and San Francisco at the Los Angeles Rams. Start times and Saturday games for Week 16 will be announced no later than following Week 8, with the non-Saturday games to be played on Sunday. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 29. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17 but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday or Monday nights.

The playoffs will include four division winners and two wild cards from each conference and begin with Wild Card Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, January 4-5. The two division winners with the best records in each conference will earn first-round byes.

Wild Card Weekend winners join the top two division champions in each conference in the Divisional Playoffs on Saturday and Sunday, January 11-12. The AFC and NFC Championship Games will be played on Sunday, January 19, followed by the Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 26, at a site to be determined. The NFL’s 100th season concludes on Sunday, February 2, with Super Bowl LIV at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on FOX.

The NFL is the only sports league that presents all regular-season and postseason games on free, over-the-air television in local markets. All postseason games are televised nationally.

Westwood One will broadcast on radio all NFL primetime games, the three Thanksgiving Day games and the entire NFL playoffs.

Fans can experience exciting NFL matchups in person by visiting their favorite team’s website, http://www.nfl.com/tickets or on any NFL-licensed ticketing channel. When purchasing tickets, be sure to look for the authenticated NFL ticket logo or the NFL shield.

2019 NFL SCHEDULE (All times Eastern)

WEEK 1
Thursday, September 5
Green Bay at Chicago, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Sunday, September 8
ATLANTA at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Los Angeles Rams at Carolina, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Tennessee at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Kansas City at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Baltimore at Miami, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Buffalo at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Indianapolis at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Cincinnati at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Detroit at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
New York Giants at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Pittsburgh at New England, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, September 9
Houston at New Orleans, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN)
Denver at Oakland, 10:20 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 2
Thursday, September 12
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 8:20 p.m. (NFLN)

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

Monday, September 16
Cleveland at New York Jets, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)#

WEEK 3
Thursday, September 19
Tennessee at Jacksonville, 8:20 p.m. (NFL Network)

Sunday, September 22
ATLANTA at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Cincinnati at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Miami at Dallas, 1 p.m. (FOX)#
Denver at Green Bay, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Baltimore at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Oakland at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)
New York Jets at New England, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Carolina at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
New York Giants at Tampa Bay, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Houston at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
New Orleans at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Los Angeles Rams at Cleveland, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, September 23
Chicago at Washington, 8:20 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 4 (Bye: San Francisco)
Thursday, September 26
Philadelphia at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/Amazon)*

Sunday, September 29
Tennessee at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS)
New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Kansas City at Detroit, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Carolina at Houston, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Oakland at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Los Angeles Chargers at Miami, 1 p.m. (CBS)#
Washington at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Seattle at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Tampa Bay at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Minnesota at Chicago, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Jacksonville at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Dallas at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, September 30
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 5
Thursday, October 3
Los Angeles Rams at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/Amazon)*

Sunday, October 6
ATLANTA at Houston, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Jacksonville at Carolina, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Arizona at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Minnesota at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Chicago at Oakland, 1 p.m. (6 p.m. in London)(FOX)
New York Jets at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Buffalo at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)#
New England at Washington, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Denver at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Green Bay at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Indianapolis at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, October 7
Cleveland at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 6
Thursday, October 10
New York Giants at New England, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFL Network/Amazon)#*

Sunday, October 13
ATLANTA at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 9:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. in London)(NFL Network)
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Seattle at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (FOX)
New Orleans at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Houston at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Washington at Miami, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Philadelphia at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)
San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Tennessee at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, October 14
Detroit at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 7 (Byes: Carolina,
Thursday, October 17
Kansas City at Denver, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFL Network/Amazon)*

Sunday, October 20
Los Angeles Rams at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Jacksonville at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Oakland at Green Bay, 1 p.m. (CBS)#
Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Arizona at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)
San Francisco at Washington, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Los Angeles Chargers at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
New Orleans at Chicago, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Baltimore at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, October 21, 2019
New England at New York Jets, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 8 (Byes: Dallas
Thursday, October 24
Washington at Minnesota, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/Amazon)*

Sunday, October 27
Seattle at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Philadelphia at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Los Angeles Chargers at Chicago, 1 p.m. (FOX)
New York Giants at Detroit, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Oakland at Houston, 1 p.m. (CBS)
New York Jets at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Cincinnati at Los Angeles Rams, 1 p.m. (5 p.m. in London)(CBS)
Arizona at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Carolina at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Denver at Indianapolis, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Cleveland at New England, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Green Bay at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, October 28
Miami at Pittsburgh, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 9 (Byes: Atlanta, New Orleans, Los Angeles Rams
Thursday, October 31
San Francisco at Arizona, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/Amazon)*

Sunday, November 3
Houston at Jacksonville, 9:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. in London)(NFL Network)
Washington at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Tennessee at Carolina, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Minnesota at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (FOX)#
New York Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Chicago at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Cleveland at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Green Bay at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25p (CBS)
New England at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, November 4
Dallas at New York Giants, 8:15 p,m. (ESPN)

WEEK 10
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/Amazon)*

Sunday, November 10, 2019
ATLANTA at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Buffalo at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Carolina at Green Bay, 1 p.m. (FOX)
New York Giants at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Arizona at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Kansas City at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Miami at Indianapolis, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Los Angeles Rams at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Minnesota at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, November 11, 2019
Seattle at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 11
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/Amazon)*

Sunday, November 17, 2019
ATLANTA at Carolina, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Houston at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Dallas at Detroit, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Denver at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (CBS)
New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (FOX)
New York Jets at Washington, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Cincinnati at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
New England at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)#
Chicago at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, November 18
Kansas City at Los Angeles Chargers (Mexico City), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 12
Thursday, November 21
Indianapolis at Houston, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/Amazon)*

Sunday, November 24
Tampa Bay at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Denver at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)
New York Giants at Chicago, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Miami at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Oakland at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (CBS)#
Detroit at Washington, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Jacksonville at Tennessee 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Dallas at New England, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Green Bay at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Seattle at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, November 25
Baltimore at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 13
Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving)(Byes: NONE)
New Orleans at ATLANTA, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Chicago at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. (FOX)
Buffalo at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, December 1
San Francisco at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (FOX)#
Washington at Carolina, 1 p.m. (CBS)
New York Jets at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Philadelphia at Miami, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Green Bay at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
New England at Houston, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, December 2
Minnesota at Seattle, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 14
Thursday, December 5
Dallas at Chicago, 8:20 p.m. Bears (FOX/NFLN/Amazon)*

Sunday, December 8
Carolina at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Baltimore at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (CBS)#
Washington at Green Bay, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Denver at Houston, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)
San Francisco at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Miami at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Indianapolis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Pittsburgh at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Kansas City at New England, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Tennessee at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, December 9
New York Giants at Philadelphia, 8:20 p,m. (ESPN)

WEEK 15
Thursday, December 12
New York Jets at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/Amazon)*

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

Monday, December 16
Indianapolis at New Orleans, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 16
Saturday, December 21
Detroit at Denver, Time, Day and Network TBD
Oakland at Los Angeles Chargers, Time, Day and Network TBD#
Buffalo at New England, Time, Day and Network TBD
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco, Time, Day and Network TBD
Houstonat Tampa Bay, Time, Day and Network TBD

Sunday, December 22
Jacksonville at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Carolina at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Cincinnati at Miami, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Pittsburgh at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (CBS)
New Orleans at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (FOX)
New York Giants at Washington, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Dallas at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Arizona at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Kansas City at Chicago, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

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

WEEK 17
Sunday, December 29
ATLANTA at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS)
New York Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)
New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Washington at Dallas, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Miami at New England, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Philadelphia at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Oakland at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Arizona at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
San Francisco at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

* NFL Network and Amazon simulcast subject to change

#NFL 100 Game of the Week (Week 17 game TBD)

In a little more than 24 hours, the 2019 National Football League schedule will see the light of day. Fans will have a chance to see when their teams are playing in addition to who their opponents will be and where they will be playing. The release of the schedule will be the biggest thing for football fans since Christmas Day.

Until the announcement is made on NFL Network Wednesday night at 8 p.m. Eastern, fans can only speculate what their schedule would look like. In the meanwhile, here’s a game you can play with your friends. Take your team’s opponents (both home and away) and try to figure out the schedule yourself. Keep in mind that the season starts the Thursday after Labor Day and we already know that da Bears and Packers will meet that Thursday night in the Windy City and there are 17 weeks in a season, which means you also have to input your team’s bye week.

Also take into consideration that there are 2 Monday night games in the opening weekend, three Thanksgiving games and at least two Saturday games late in the season. For each game you get correct, give yourself a point. Give yourself a point if you guess the Monday night game correctly and two points if you get your team’s bye week correct. There are going to be wrong answers but don’t beat yourself up. This is just for fun. Having said that, here’s what I think Atlanta’s schedule would look like.

What Atlanta’s 2019 NFL schedule might look like…

Week  1 at Arizona
Week  2 at San Francisco
Week  3 CAROLINA
Week  4 SEATTLE
Week  5 at Houston
Week  6 at New Orleans
Week  7 TENNESSEE (MONDAY)
Week  8 BYE
Week  9 LOS ANGELES RAMS (SUNDAY NIGHT)
Week 10 at Minnesota
Week 11 PHILADELPHIA
Week 12 at Tampa Bay
Week 13 JACKSONVILLE (THANKSGIVING NIGHT)
Week 14 at Carolina
Week 15 at Indianapolis
Week 16 NEW ORLEANS
Week 17 TAMPA BAY

Washington (7-7) at Tennessee (8-6), 4:30 p.m. on NFL Network. A pair of playoff contenders meet in the Music City to open play in week 16 as Washington travels to Nashville to face off against the Tennessee Titans. Both took close road wins last weekend to keep their playoff hopes alive.

The Redskins needed to rally against Jacksonville in the Sunshine State last Sunday afternoon and came away 16-13 last-second winners over the Jaguars to keep Washington’s playoff hopes alive. Washington trailed 10-3 at the break and 10-6 at the end of the third quarter before they stormed back in the final 15 minutes of play at TIAA Stadium. After a Kai Forbath field goal that gave Jacksonville a 13-6 lead with 7:32 left in the third, Washington would storm back in the fourth quarter, tying the contest with 5:47 left in regulation when backup QB Josh Johnson and TE Jeremy Sprinkle connected on a 6-yard TD toss. Washington would later get the ball back when CB Fabian Moreau picked off Jacksonville QB Cody Keesler, giving Washington excelent field position.

The Redskins would then proceed to use all of the 2:31 left in the contest, using an 8-play, 36-yard drive to set up Dustin Hopkins, who gave the Redskins the win with a 36-yard field goal as time expired. Jacksonville outrushed Washington 172-109 and Johnson threw for 151 yards with the lone TD toss (Johnson was sacked three times without throwing an interception), while Keesler threw for 57 yards with six sacks and an interception (Keesler led all rushers with 68 yards). Washington was 7 of 15 on third down tries and kept the ball for 33:06 (including the final 2:31 of the contest), while the Jaguars kept the ball for 26:54 and went 5 for 13 on third down conversions.

Tennessee also kept their playoff hopes alive as they took the New York Giants to task in the Meadowlands last Sunday, shutting out Eli Manning and the Giants 17-0 at Met Life Stadium. Tennessee took a 7-0 lead with them to the intermission, then scored their last 10 points of the contest unchallenged. Tennessee’ Derek Henry and Ryan Succop accounted for all of their scoring (Henry with a pair of 1-yard runs, Succop booting a 22-yard field goal in the fourth) as the Titans outrushed the Giants 215-47, Marcus Mariota threw for 88 yards in the contest, while Manning threw for 229 yards with three sacks and an interception (Mariota was sacked once but did not throw an interception). Tennessee went 5 for 14 on third down (the Titans were 1 for 1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 35:21, while the Giants, who were eliminated from the post-season with the loss, went 3 of 16 and 2 of 3 on third and fourth downs, keeping the ball for 24:39.

Including contests that took place in Houston when the Titans were known as the Oilers, there have been 12 games played and each team has six wins to their credit in the series. While Tennessee has outscored Washington 249-234, the Redskins have won the last two meetings, including a 19-17 win in Landover in 2014; Tennessee’s last win in the series came in 2006 in Landover by a final of 25-22. Tennessee’s favored by 10 and the over/under for this one’s 37. The 37 is reasonable. The 10? That’s a bit on the steep side. Tennessee’s good but they’re not that good; at the same time, both teams are fighting for their playoff lives. Washington fans will be singing “HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!” this week. Washington wins this one but expect the Titans to make things closer than 10.

Broadcast Information – 4:30 p.m. on NFL Network: Curt Menefee, Nate Burleson, Steve Mariucci, Melissa Stark (Field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Scott Graham, Jason Taylor, Hub Arkush; SIRIUS: 81 (Washington), 83 (Tennessee); XM: 226 (Washington), 225 (Tennessee)

Referee: John Hussey

Injury Report

Washington
OUT: QB Colt McCoy (Right Fibula), TE Jordan Reed (Ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Vernon Davis (Concussion), WR Joshua Doctson (Back), WR Maurice Harris (Concussion), T Attauyo Nsekhe (Knee), LB Orlando Anderson (Hamstring), G Anthony Bergstrom (Knee), T Austin Howard (Hip), DE Matthew Ioannidis (Shin), DT Timothy Settle (Pectoral)

Tennessee
OUT: LB Sharif Finch (Shoulder), RB David Fluellen (Knee), LB Brian Orakpo (Elbow), TE Cole Wick (Shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Tajae Sharpe (Ankle)

Weather: Mostly Sunny and 50 degrees

Broadcast Information and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel. (Note: Weather information is based on kickoff local time)