I was not able to do this yesterday, so I apologize for the delay. We now arrive at Week Four of the NFL regular season. I think it’s also the start of the Color Pink Awareness Month. Here are the broadcast maps for the 1 & 4 PM games on Sunday.
Primetime Games are as follows:
TNF: Ravens @ Steelers
SNF: Cowboys @ Saints
MNF: Lions @ Seahawks.
Each of which features a winless team desperate for a win. Looks as though the schedulers made a bad assumption that the Lions would be good this year.
Bonus national game is Jets-Dolphins Sunday morning at 9:30 in London. So if West Coasters want to watch as the players on the Jets defense grow irate with the players on the Jets offense (as has been the case since 2009), you’ll have to rise and shine early.
This week also features byes for the Titans and Patriots.
We are a bit more balanced for early and late afternoon games this week. There are 7 1PM games to 4 4PM games. Also, there seems to be a less wacky and random distribution of broadcasts.
CBS early features Raiders and Bears in most of the Central Pacific Coast and Upper Midwest. Raiders have a good chance of starting the season 3-1. Chiefs-Bengals is the most widely broadcast game. Texans-Falcons features heavily in the non-Jewish retiree South. Jags-Colts in their native markets, but notice there is an “L” shape. That is the height of vanity Mr. Luck, did you really need to spend your money to get the your game broadcast in Tennessee? Browns-Chargers is this weeks FEMA quarantine map game having the most random allocation of broadcasts, though it is the only 4PM CBS game.
Fox Early features Eagles-Redskins in their native markets. Giants-Bills in the bulk of the country. Carolina-Bucs in most of the South-East. Can anyone explain why that slither of NE Arkansas goes for Panthers games? That is the 2nd week in a row.
Fox Late has three games. Packers-49ers on the Pacific Coast, Parts of the Midwest and most of the South. Rams-Cards just in their native markets. With Vikings-Broncos everywhere else.
Vikings-Broncos might be the best matchup on paper this week. Primetime slate is unfortunately poor again.