NFL 2020: Week 15 picks, TV listings (updates with change in FOX’s Sunday game broadcast)

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones in action against the Arizona Cardinals during an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Brad Penner/The Associated Press Images for Panini)
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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones in action against the Arizona Cardinals during an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Brad Penner/The Associated Press Images for Panini)

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I thought about congratulating the New York Giants for taking control of the NFC East after they stunned the Seattle Seahawks on Dec. 6. Even though they had the same record as the Washington Football Team, the Giants have the tiebreaker over Washington by winning both games against the Football Team, giving them the division lead.

But, then, the Giants made the mistake of starting Daniel Jones at quarterback against the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday. Jones suffered a hamstring injury Nov. 29 against the Cincinnati Bengals and missed the team’s win against the Seahawks. Jones looked like he was being overly cautious with his hamstring against the Cardinals, and it affected his play. He wasn’t mobile, and he fumbled three times. The result was a 26-7 loss. Coupled with Washington’s win over San Francisco, the Giants dropped into second place, a game behind the Football Team.

And my Philadelphia Eagles still kept their faint hopes alive by upsetting the New Orleans Saints. Jalen Hurts looked good in his debut as the Eagles’ starting QB. He’ll start Sunday against the Cardinals, too.

Even better news: Thanks to my 10-6 record in Week 14, I have tied Gazette news columnist Sara Foss.

Sara was 9-7, so we are both 136-71-1 as we head into Week 15.

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Here are my Week 15 picks.

THURSDAY

Las Vegas 31, L.A. Chargers 21

SATURDAY

Buffalo 34, Denver 20

Green Bay 37, Carolina 17

SUNDAY

Tennessee 30, Detroit 14

Indianapolis 35, Houston 10

Tampa Bay 27, Atlanta 24

Minnesota 20, Chicago 17

Seattle 28, Washington 24

Miami 24, New England 21

Baltimore 40, Jacksonville 7

Arizona 30, Philadelphia 20

L.A. Rams 40, N.Y. Jets 3

Kansas City 31, New Orleans 21

Cleveland 24, N.Y. Giants 14

Dallas 27, San Francisco 17

MONDAY

Pittsburgh 20, Cincinnati 10

WEEK 15 TV SCHEDULE

(Announcers, games subject to change)

THURSDAY

FOX23 (WXXA), NFL Network and Amazon Prime — L.A. Chargers at Las Vegas, 8:20 p.m. (FOX and NFL Network: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink; Amazon: Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer).

SATURDAY

NFL Network — Buffalo at Denver, 4:30 p.m. (Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Lindsay Czarniak); Carolina at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m. (Mike Tirico, Kurt Warner, Melissa Stark).

SUNDAY

CBS6 (WRGB) — New England at Miami, 1 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn); Kansas City at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson).

FOX23 (WXXA) — Seattle at Washington, 1 p.m. (Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake).

NBC13 (WNYT) — Cleveland at N.Y. Giants, 8:20 p.m. (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya).

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket — San Francisco at Dallas, 1 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins); Jacksonville at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Sherree Burruss); Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely); Detroit at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (Spero Dedes, Adam Archuletta); Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver); Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (Chris Myers, Greg Jennings, Jennifer Hale); Philadelphia at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (Brandon Gaubin, Aqib Talib); N.Y. Jets at L.A. Rams, 4:05 p.m. (Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin)

Monday

ESPN — Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 8:15 p.m. (Steve Levy, Brain Griese and Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters).

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