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NFL Week 15 Thursday Night Football: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

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Indianapolis Colts v Las Vegas Raiders Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

With only three more weeks remaining in the 2020 regular season, the race for the NFL’s playoff spots is heating up. This week’s Thursday Night Game will already feature one team trying to make it in as a wild card candidate: the Las Vegas Raiders will take on the Los Angeles Chargers.

Here’s how you can watch the game and who New England Patriots fans should root for.

Los Angeles Chargers (4-9) at Las Vegas Raiders (7-6)

When: 8:20 p.m. ET

Where: Allegiant Stadium, Paradise NV

Television: FOX/NFL Network

Live streaming: fuboTV (Try for free here!)

SB Nation coverage: Bolts From the Blue (Chargers), Silver and Black Pride (Raiders)

Patriots rooting guide: Go Chargers! While a Los Angeles victory will not improve New England’s playoff odds of currently just 2 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight, that outcome is still better than a win by the home team: if the Raiders come away victoriously, the Patriots’ odds drop to just 1 percent.