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Of the games with the most playoff implications: Washington and Philadelphia battle for first place in the NFC Least, er… East on NFL Network in a Saturday night matchup on Dec. 26; AFC East leader New England Patriots go to the Meadowlands to face playoff contender and division rival New York Jets on CBS in the early afternoon on Dec. 27; NFC North leader Green Bay Packers are “in the desert” (aka Glendale, Ariz.) to play NFC West division champion Arizona Cardinals on Fox to most of the nation on Fox in the late afternoon on Dec. 27; NFC playoff contenders New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings were flexed into NBC’s “Sunday Night Football”; and on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” two of the top three AFC teams, the Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals face each other — each with backup quarterbacks.
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The following is the complete Week 16 NFL regular season schedule, including dates, start times, TV networks and scheduled announcers.
Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 8:25 p.m.
San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders (NFL Network)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (reporter)
Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 8:25 p.m.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins (NFL Network)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Trent Green (analyst), Evan Washburn (reporter)
Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015 1:00 p.m.
New England Patriots @ New York Jets (CBS)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst)
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Announcers: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Trent Green (analyst), Jamie Erdahl (reporter)
Cleveland Browns @ Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (analyst)
Houston Texans @
Tennessee Titans (CBS)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Solomon Wilcotts (analyst)
Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons (Fox)
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), John Lynch (analyst), Pam Oliver (reporter)
Dallas Cowboys @ Buffalo Bills (Fox)
Announcers: Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (analyst), Laura Okmin (reporter)
Indianapolis Colts @ Miami Dolphins (Fox)
Announcers: Dick Stockton (play-by-play), David Diehl (analyst), Kristina Pink (reporter)
Chicago Bears @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Fox)
Announcers: Sam Rosen (play-by-play), Matt Millen (analyst)
San Francisco 49ers @ Detroit Lions (Fox)
Announcers: Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst), Tony Siragusa (reporter)
Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015 4:05 p.m.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ New Orleans Saints (CBS)
Announcers: Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), Steve Beuerlein (analyst), Steve Tasker (reporter)
Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015 4:25 p.m.
Green Bay Packers @ Arizona Cardinals (Fox)
Announcers: Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst), Erin Andrews (reporter)
St. Louis Rams @ Seattle Seahawks (Fox)
Announcers: Chris Myers (play-by-play), Ronde Barber (analyst), Jennifer Hale (reporter)
Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015 8:30 p.m.
New York Giants @ Minnesota Vikings (NBC)
NBC announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (reporter)
Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 8:30 p.m.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Denver Broncos (ESPN)
ESPN announcers: Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Jon Gruden (analyst), Lisa Salters (reporter)