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Yes, we have Saturday games now, too

Cleveland Browns v Houston Texans Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

We’ve reached the time of the year when the National Football League starts playing games on Saturdays, too, and today brings us an AFC doubleheader.

The first game, which will kick off at around 3:30 PM Central time, features the Houston Texans traveling to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets. The Texans are fairly close to locking up the AFC South, and saw their nine-game winning streak snapped last week. The J-E-T-S are. . .well, they’re not very good, and have just placed their leading running back on injured reserve.

The second game of the doubleheader will kick off at around 7:20 PM Central time, and it should be an interesting one as the Cleveland Browns travel to Mile High Stadium to do battle with the Denver Broncos. Both of these teams are still mathematically alive in the AFC playoff chase, but they’re both on the fringes of it as things stand right now. The Browns are showing some life behind rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, while old friend Case Keenum is trying to help the Broncos recover from a disastrous loss to the San Francisco 49ers this past week.

Both of these games are scheduled to air on the NFL Network. I think that means you can see them on NFL.com (though don’t quote me on that). If you’re in the local area for one of the four teams involved, check your local listings to see which channel in your area the game(s) will be on.

Whether you’re watching for fantasy football purposes. . .it’s playoff time, you know. . .or just because you love you some football, feel free to hang out here with your fellow Minnesota Vikings fans and talk about what’s happening in both games. Enjoy the action, everyone!