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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)

The NFL announced the following schedule change for Week 15 (December 16):

The Washington Redskins at Jacksonville Jaguars game originally scheduled for 1 p.m. on FOX will move to 1 p.m. on CBS.

The following is the final Week 15 NFL schedule (all times Eastern):

Thursday, December 13
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon

Saturday, December 15
Houston at New York Jets, 4:30 p.m. on NFL Network
Cleveland at Denver, 8:20 p.m. on NFL Network

Sunday, December 16
Arizona at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on FOX
Detroit at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on FOX
Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX
Oakland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
Dallas at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on FOX
Washington at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on CBS
Miami at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on CBS
Tennessee at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on CBS
Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
New England at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Philadelphia at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. on NBC

Monday, December 17
New Orleans at Carolina, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

The NFL also announced the following schedule change for Week 16 (December 23):

The New York Giants at Indianapolis Colts game originally scheduled for 1 p.m. on on FOX will move to 1 p.m. on CBS.

The following is the final Week 16 NFL schedule (all times Eastern):

Saturday, December 22
Washington at Tennessee, 4:30 p.m. on NFL Network
Baltimore at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m. on NFL Network

Sunday, December 23
ATLANTA at Carolina, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS

Tampa Bay at Dallas, 1 p.m. on FOX
Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
New York Giants at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
Jacksonville at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. on CBS
Green Bay at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on FOX
Houston at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Chicago at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Pittsburgh at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Kansas City at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. on NBC

Monday, December 24
Denver at Oakland, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN