NFL Week 15 Schedule: League Announces Saturday Tripleheader Featuring Bengals, Broncos, Lions, and Others

The NFL Week 15 schedule has had a shake-up. Here is who will now play in the three Saturday games, and who is flexed into Monday Night Football.

The NFL Week 15 schedule has had a huge shake-up. The NFL announced on Thursday that a triple header of games will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16, as well as the first-ever flex of Monday Night Football.

Week 15 Saturday Triple Header

The NFL has announced that we will experience a triple header of games on Saturday, Dec. 16. The games are to be broadcast on NFL Network.

Those games are:

  • Vikings at Bengals (1 p.m. ET)
  • Steelers at Colts (4:30 p.m.)
  • Broncos at Lions (8:15 p.m.)

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All three games are moving from Sunday, Dec. 17, to create a unique tripleheader. When the NFL schedule was announced, the league said that they would look to play games on the Saturday of Week 15, but this is the first glimpse of the finalized Week 15 schedule.

The three games announced should all have playoff implications as teams compete for Wild Card spots toward the end of the season.

The first game sees the Vikings take on the Bengals and will be a clash of backup quarterbacks with Kirk Cousins and Joe Burrow out with season-ending injuries.

On paper, this might not be the most exciting matchup, with Josh Dobbs and Jake Browning failing to impress in recent weeks. However, by the time we get to Week 15, it has the potential to have significance in the playoff race.

The Steelers against the Colts may not be the biggest heavyweight quarterback matchup either, but both are very much alive in the AFC postseason picture. With both competing for the same Wild Card spots, this game could be huge in deciding who makes the playoffs in the AFC.

As for the last game on the Saturday slate, the Broncos have transformed their season under Sean Payton and will take on a Lions team looking to seal the NFC North and a potential home playoff game as the end of the season draws closer.

Monday Night Football Flex

Monday Night Football is also being changed on the NFL Week 15 schedule.

The NFL is flexing in the Eagles against the Seahawks into Monday Night Football, removing the Chiefs against the Patriots. While it is a surprise to see the Chiefs be flexed out, the game is likely to be a non-contest, with the Patriots looking like one of the worst teams in football.

Instead, we will get an NFC matchup. With the Eagles flying high, facing a Seahawks team chasing a playoff wildcard position.

The move means that the Eagles will play three straight prime-time games between Week 14 and Week 16.

The Full NFL Week 15 Schedule

With the change in the original schedule, here is the full NFL Week 15 schedule

Thursday, Dec. 14

  • Chargers at Raiders (8:15 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 16

  • Vikings at Bengals (1 p.m.)
  • Steelers at Colts (4:30 p.m.)
  • Broncos at Lions (8:15 p.m.)

Sunday, Dec. 17

  • Bears at Browns (1 p.m.)
  • Buccaneers at Packers (1 p.m.)
  • Texans at Titans (1 p.m.)
  • Jets at Dolphins (1 p.m.)
  • Chiefs at Patriots (1 p.m.)
  • Giants at Saints (1 p.m.)
  • Falcons at Panthers (1 p.m.)
  • Commanders at Rams (4:05 p.m.)
  • 49ers at Cardinals (4:05 p.m.)
  • Cowboys at Bills (4:25 p.m.)
  • Ravens at Jaguars (8:20 p.m.)

Monday, Dec. 18

  • Eagles at Seahawks (8:15 ET)

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