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NFL Week 15 Saturday Tripleheader: Vikings and Lions are in action early this weekend

Two of the Packers’ NFC North rivals will kick off a day ahead of the normal Sunday time slots.

Minnesota Vikings v Las Vegas Raiders Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images

College football is moving ahead to bowl season today, and that means that the NFL is starting its takeover of Saturdays in the final few weeks of the regular season. Today, NFL fans will get a tripleheader, with games in three different time slots and all broadcast on NFL Network.

Unfortunately for NFL fans, the first two games will feature four backup quarterbacks, making it six-for-six in the first three games of the week (including Thursday Night Football). The Vikings are actually on their fourth starter of the season, with Nick Mullens taking over against the Cincinnati Bengals and Jake Browning. Then today’s second game in the late afternoon sees a Mitchell Trubisky vs. Gardner Minshew matchup.

Finally, the league will have a relatively intriguing prime time matchup tonight, with former NFC West rival QBs Russell Wilson and Jared Goff both leading their new teams into action. Wilson’s Broncos are fighting for a playoff spot and are suddenly just one game behind the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West race, while the Lions and Goff are losers of two straight games to NFC North opponents and will try to get back in the win column.

Join us all day today for these three games and we’ll see you back here on Sunday afternoon for the Packers’ contest against the Buccaneers!

Game 1: Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Game Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Venue: PayCor Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
TV Channel: NFL Network

Game 2: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts

Game Time: 4:30 PM Eastern Time
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
TV Channel: NFL Network

Game 3: Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions

Game Time: 8:15 PM Eastern Time
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
TV Channel: NFL Network