Who plays on ‘Thursday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for NFL Week 15

To start a week of less-than-thrilling prime-time matchups, the Raiders take on the Chargers to start Week 15 on “Thursday Night Football.”

Las Vegas (7-6) and Derek Carr welcome Justin Herbert and Los Angeles (4-9) to Allegiant Stadium on Fox, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video at 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday night. The Raiders have a chance to make the playoffs but are currently on the outside looking in, making it a must-win game for Jon Gruden’s crew. 

While Carr has played at an improved level in 2020, it’s still a Raiders offense that goes through running back Josh Jacobs. That’ll work in contrast with the Chargers, who depend on Rookie of the Year favorite Herbert to sling the ball all over the field. It’ll be a great stage for Herbert to show off just how strong his arm is and cement his ROY case. 

Below is more about the Week 15 “Thursday Night Football” matchup and how to watch it.

Who plays on Thursday Night Football tonight?

Thursday Night Football continues to be simulcast on Fox and the NFL Network after NFL Network had exclusive TV rights to the games prior to Week 5. No matter which channel you choose, you’ll be listening to Joe Buck (play-by-play) and Troy Aikman (color).

When these teams met earlier in the season, Carr and the Raiders pulled out a 31-26 win as part of the Chargers’ string of close losses and unprotected leads. The Raiders relied on a two-pronged rushing attack in that one, with both Jacobs and Devontae Booker rushing for scores.

Herbert threw for 326 yards and two touchdowns in that first meeting, suggesting more aerial success to come Thursday night. 

What time is the NFL game tonight?

All Thursday night games throughout the 2020 NFL season will start at 8:20 p.m. ET, though the TV viewing options (more on those below) have expanded beginning with Week 5.

This game will be a 5:20 p.m. local time kickoff in Las Vegas, with Chargers fans in California also seeing the game at 5:20 p.m. local time. It might be one of the least interesting prime-time games to east coast fans all season. 

What channel is “Thursday Night Football on tonight?

Beginning in Week 5, all “Thursday Night Football” games will broadcast live on cable network Fox in addition to NFL Network. That simulcast setup will be in place through Week 16.

Week 5 is also the beginning of Thursday night broadcasts on Amazon Prime Video. Amazon will likely use this platform as a runway to setup a big bid in the next set of TV rights negotiations.

NFL Network is available via most cable providers in the United States. It also is available via satellite provider DirecTV (channels 212 and 1212) and IPTV providers Verizon FiOS (channels 88 and 588) and Google Fiber (channel 2019).

NFL live streams for Thursday night game

With the addition of Fox and Amazon Prime to this week’s broadcast, the streaming options have expanded. Fox Sports Go is now a possibility for cable subscribers, in addition to Amazon Prime and the rest of your possible streaming services outlined here.

Below are all of the live streaming options for “Thursday Night Football” in 2020.

NFL Week 15 schedule

There’s football all weekend long, and that’s before you even consider college football’s conference championship games. Following the Thursday night game, there are two games on Saturday, one featuring Josh Allen and the nightcap having Aaron Rodgers. Saturday afternoon, you can watch a potential Super Bowl preview with Chiefs-Saints, too.

Sunday night and Monday night again feature AFC North teams, with the Browns being flexed to Sunday night to face the Giants while the Steelers face the Joe Burrow-less Bengals on Monday night.

Below is the complete schedule for Week 15 of the 2020 NFL season.

Thursday, Dec. 17

Saturday, Dec. 19

Sunday, Dec. 20

Monday, Dec. 21

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