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Would you rather watch Johnny Football or this guy right here?

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We have reached week 15 of the NFL season.  The playoff picture is still a bit of a muddle with at least 20 teams still alive for the postseason.  The Arizona Cardinals solidified their position on Thursday, winning 12-6 at St. Louis to go to 11-3 and keep their hold on the NFC's top seed.

Here is the rest of the Week 15 schedule (all times Eastern):

WEEK 15
THURSDAY, DEC. 11
GAME TIME/SCORE TV LOCATION/TICKETS
Arizona at St. Louis Arizona 12-6 NFLN Edward Jones Dome
SUNDAY, DEC. 14
GAME TIME/SCORE TV LOCATION/TICKETS
Houston at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS Lucas Oil Stadium
Green Bay at Buffalo 1:00 pm FOX Ralph Wilson Stadium
Tampa Bay at Carolina 1:00 pm FOX Bank of America Stadium
Cincinnati at Cleveland 1:00 pm FOX FirstEnergy Stadium
Pittsburgh at Atlanta 1:00 pm CBS Georgia Dome
Jacksonville at Baltimore 1:00 pm CBS M&T Bank Stadium
Washington at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium
Miami at New England 1:00 pm CBS Gillette Stadium
Oakland at Kansas City 1:00 pm CBS Arrowhead Stadium
Denver at San Diego 4:05 pm CBS Qualcomm Stadium
N.Y. Jets at Tennessee 4:05 pm CBS LP Field
San Francisco at Seattle 4:25 pm FOX CenturyLink Field
Minnesota at Detroit 4:25 pm FOX Ford Field
Dallas at Philadelphia 8:30 pm NBC Lincoln Financial Field
MONDAY, DEC. 15
GAME TIME/SCORE TV LOCATION/TICKETS
New Orleans at Chicago 8:30 pm ESPN Soldier Field

If you follow the NFL at all, you may have heard that Johnny Manziel (aka "Johnny Football") is making his first career start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns today against the Cincinnati Bengals. Under this year's new "cross-flexing" policy, FOX has the broadcast rights to this bad boy. And with Johnny Football making the start, FOX thought most of the country would prefer to see him than one Aaron Rodgers.

FOX coverage map before Johnny Manziel was named the starter:

Compared with the FOX coverage map has it stands today:

Congratulations, California -- you get Johnny Football today!

Enjoy the games.  Talk about them here, especially the exploits of our numerous Cal alumni in the NFL.

Here is the full list of Cal alumni in the NFL:

Lorenzo Alexander (LB), Arizona Cardinals
Keenan Allen (WR), San Diego Chargers
Tyson Alualu (DE), Jacksonville Jaguars
C.J. Anderson (RB), Denver Broncos
Bryan Anger (P), Jacksonville Jaguars
Desmond Bishop (LB), Arizona Cardinals
Chris Conte (FS), Chicago Bears
Brian De La Puente (C), Chicago Bears
Thomas DeCoud (FS), Carolina Panthers
Justin Forsett (RB), Baltimore Ravens

DeSean Jackson (WR), Washington Redskins

Marvin Jones (WR), Cincinnati Bengals (INJURED RESERVE)
Cameron Jordan (DE), New Orleans Saints
Mychal Kendricks (OLB), Philadelphia Eagles
L.P. LaDouceur (LS), Dallas Cowboys
Marshawn Lynch (RB), Seattle Seahawks
Alex Mack (C), Cleveland Browns (INJURED RESERVE)
Chris McCain (LB), Miami Dolphins
Brandon Mebane (DT), Seattle Seahawks
Mike Mohamed (LB), Houston Texans
Aaron Rodgers (QB), Green Bay Packers
Richard Rodgers (TE), Green Bay Packers
Jeremy Ross (WR), Detroit Lions
Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Cleveland Browns
Brian Schwenke (C), Tennessee Titans
Craig Stevens (TE), Tennessee Titans
Nick Sundberg (LS), Washington Redskins
Will Ta’ufo’ou (FB), Jacksonville Jaguars
Shane Vereen (RB), New England Patriots
Steve Williams (CB), San Diego Chargers