Despite this week’s game being on the network with the singleheader the Pats game will still air in 40% of all television markets nationwide. The Rams-Pats game will be broadcast on 83 CBS affiliates, which is more than twice the coverage of any other game that the network will be showing. The other early CBS games are Jacksonville at Green Bay (17%), Indianapolis at Tennessee (9%), Miami at the Jets (8%) and San Diego at Cleveland (8%); the only late CBS games is Oakland at Kansas City (18%).


Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will be the announcers in London; perhaps this time Nantz will be paying enough attention to the game to know which pre-scripted ending to read at the end of the game.


On FOX the New England area as well as most of the country will have Washington at Pittsburgh available; it is being broadcast by 52% of the their affiliates. The other early FOX games are Carolina at Chicago (19%), Atlanta at Philadelphia (15%) and Seattle at Detroit (12%); New York City, Cleveland, Nashville and Green Bay will have no early game on FOX due to NFL rules as those teams are playing at home at the same time.


FOX loves the NFC East and the Giants at Dallas will be their only late game. The one and only market not getting that game is Kansas City, again because they are playing at home at the same time. This is the second of three consecutive weeks that FOX will have Troy Aikman broadcasting a Giants game.


Below is a list of all the CBS stations that will be carrying the game between the St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots:


AK — KTVA, Anchorage
AL — WIAT, Birmingham
AL — WKRG, Mobile
AL — WAKA, Montgomery
AR — KFSM, Fort Smith
AR — KTHV, Little Rock
AZ — KPHO, Phoenix
AZ — KOLD, Tucson
CO — KKTV, Colorado Springs
CO — KCNC, Denver
CT — WFSB, Hartford
GA — WRDW, Augusta
GA — WRBL, Columbus
GA — WMAZ, Macon
HI — KGMB, Honolulu
ID — KBOI, Boise
ID — KIDK, Idaho Falls
ID — KLEW, Lewiston
ID — KMVT, Twin Falls
KY — WYMT, Hazard
KY — WKYT, Lexington
LA — KALB, Alexandria
LA — WAFB, Baton Rouge
LA — KLFY, Lafayette
LA — KNOE, Monroe
LA — WWL, New Orleans
LA — KSLA, Shreveport
MA — WBZ, Boston
MA — WSHM, Springfield
MD — WJZ, Baltimore
MD — WBOC, Salisbury
ME — WABI, Bangor
ME — WGME, Portland
ME — WAGM, Presque Isle
MO — KFVS, Cape Girardeau
MO — KHQA, Hannibal
MO — KMOV, St. Louis
MS — WLOX, Biloxi
MS — WCBI, Columbus
MS — WXVT, Greenville
MS — WHLT, Hattiesburg
MS — WMDN, Meridian
NC — WFMY, Greensboro
NC — WNCT, Greenville
NC — WRAL, Raleigh
NC — WILM, Wilmington
NM — KRQE, Albuquerque
NV — KLAS, Las Vegas
OK — KWTV, Oklahoma City
OK — KOTV, Tulsa
OR — KBNZ, Bend
PA — WTAJ, Altoona
RI — WPRI, Providence
SC — WCSC, Charleston
SC — WLTX, Columbia
SC — WBTW, Florence
SC — WSPA, Spartanburg
TX — KTAB, Abilene
TX — KFDA, Amarillo
TX — KEYE, Austin
TX — KFDM, Beaumont
TX — KGBT, Brownsville
TX — KBTX, Bryan
TX — KZTV, Corpus Christi
TX — KTVT, Dallas
TX — KDBC, El Paso
TX — KVTV, Laredo
TX — KLBK, Lubbock
TX — KLST, San Angelo
TX — KENS, San Antonio
TX — KXII, Sherman
TX — KYTX, Tyler
TX — KXTS, Victoria
TX — KWTX, Waco
TX — KAUZ, Wichita Falls
VA — WCAV, Charlottesville
VA — WSVF, Harrisonburg
VA — WTKR, Norfolk
VA — WTVR, Richmond
VA — WDBJ, Roanoke
VT — WCAX, Burlington
WV — WVNS, Beckley
WV — WOWK, Huntington





This Day In Patriots History

October 23, 1960:
Butch Songin threw three touchdown passes and Ron Burton became the first Patriot to run for 100+ yards, going for a career high 127 yards but the Broncos were able to come from behind and defeat the Patriots 31-24 in Denver. Abe Cohen blocked a punt, becoming the first player in Patriots franchise history to do so.

October 23, 1964:
The Patriots improved to 5-1-1 to keep close to the undefeated Buffalo Bills in the AFC East with a 24-7 victory over Kansas City at Fenway Park. The Pats defense suffocated the Chiefs in this game, limiting KC to just seven first downs while forcing seven fumbles. Babe Parilli threw two touchdown passes to Jim Colclough and Ron Burton added a touchdown run in the win.

October 23, 1966:
The Pats overcame two long touchdown passes from John Hadl to Lance Alworth, coming from behind to defeat the Chargers 35-17 at Fenway Park. Larry Garron‘s second 53-yard touchdown pass from Babe Parilli gave the Pats the lead in the third quarter, then Garron and Jim Nance both scored on 2-yard touchdown runs in the 4th quarter to put the game away. Garron finished with 142 yards from scrimmage and Nance had 108 yards rushing on the day. Parilli earned AFL Offensive Player of the Week honors from his play in this game.

October 23, 1972:
QB Doug Flutie was born

October 23, 1977:
In a game that was not indicative of how dominating it was the Patriots defeated the previously undefeated Baltimore Colts in a late afternoon game at Schaefer Stadium. The Pats defense limited the Colts to just 86 yards of total offense and 8 first downs on the day while sacking Bert Jones five times. Overall the Pats outgained the Colts 370 yards to 86 and ran 68 offensive plays compared to Baltimore’s 41; the only thing that kept the score relatively close was two red zone turnovers by the Patriots.

October 23, 1983:
The Patriots blow what was a close game wide open with 24 points in the 4th quarter, shutting out the Buffalo Bills 31-0 at Rich Stadium. Roland James had three interceptions, all in the third quarter(!), Tony Collins rushed for 147 yards (including a 50-yard TD run), and Derrick Ramsey had two touchdown catches from Steve Grogan for the Pats.

October 23, 1988:
The New England defense forces four turnovers and nearly pull off a big upset, but fall to the 7-1 Buffalo Bills 23-20 at Rich Stadium on a game-winning field goal by Scott Norwood. For the Patriots John Stephens and Bob Perryman scored on touchdown runs, Irving Fryar had a 12-yard TD pass from Doug Flutie on his 26th birthday, and Stephens had a career-best 134 yards rushing on the day.

October 23, 1995:
The Patriots upset the Buffalo Bills 27-14 on Monday Night Football at Foxboro Stadium. The Bills entered the game 5-1 while the Pats were 1-5 but the Patriots control the clock thanks to a steady diet of Curtis Martin (career-high 36 carries for 127 yards) to keep the ball out of Thurman Thomas‘ hands (just six touches). The Pats defense had four sacks (two by Willie McGinest) and forced three turnovers and the Pats offense gained a total of 423 yards on the evening.





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October 23, 1966:
The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded their first single, ‘Hey Joe’, at De Lane Lea studios in London.






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