The NFL makes a return to December Saturdays — for this week, anyway — with a doubleheader on NFL Network and CBS featuring the Philadelphia Eagles at the Washington Redskins, followed by the San Diego Chargers at the San Francisco 49ers.
We’ve come to miss the NFL Saturday games that used to fill the void left by the end of the college football season (OK, there’s still college football … barely). Fortunately, for Week 16 only, the NFL is bringing back Saturday games with two games on the schedule Dec. 20. First up is an NFC East battle between the Philadelphia Eagles at the Washington Redskins on NFL Network beginning at 4:30pm ET. The second game has California teams in action as the Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers look to stay in the AFC playoff hunt against Colin Kaepernick and the disappointing San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. The Chargers-49ers game airs simultaneously on CBS and NFL Network beginning at 8:25pm ET.