As is typically the case, there will be virtually no coverage nationwide of next Sunday’s game against Buffalo. Since the Bills do not have much drawing power the only local stations that will air the games are the eight in New England that comprise the Patriots Television Network, and the seven stations in the western New York region that carry all the Bills games. CBS has not used their top broadcast team on a Pats-Bills game in even years, and that trend is unlikely to end soon. There will be plenty of variety in broadcast announcers to start the 2013 season: the Patriots will not be on CBS again until October.

Here is a list of the stations that will broadcast this week’s game:

WFSB —- Hartford CT
WBZ —– Boston MA
WSHM — Springfield MA
WABI —- Bangor ME
WGME — Portland ME
WAGM — Presque Isle ME
WPRI —- Providence RI
WCAX —-Burlington VT

WRGB — Albany NY
WBNG — Binghamton NY
WIVB —- Buffalo NY
WENY — Elmira NY
WCBS — New York NY
WROC — Rochester NY
WTVH — Syracuse NY
WWNY — Watertown NY
WSEE —- Erie PA

KEYE — Austin TX

– edit: Thanks much to Chris Earnshaw for pointing out that the game will also be televised in Albany
– edit#2: In a seemingly random programming decision, the game will also be available in Austin
– edit#3: The game will also be available in New York City. Normally this would not happen since the Jets are playing at home at the same time. However, CBS has no late games and both networks have to have at least one game available in every market every Sunday; therefore, that ‘other’ blackout rule is waived for this one day.


What: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills

When: 1:00 pm ET on Sunday, September 8, 2013

Where: The Ralph, Buffalo NY

Television: 13 CBS channels listed above; DirecTV channel 704
Announcers: Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf

Radio: 98.5 in Boston, and the 37 stations that make up the Patriots Radio Network
Announcers: Bob Socci and Scott Zolak
Also available on Sirius channels 91 and XM 818


Other NFL Week One Games (all times ET)

Thursday, 8:30 on NBC
Ravens at Broncos

Sunday, 1:00 on CBS
Bengals at Bears (available everywhere except as noted below)
Dolphins at Browns (most of FL and OH)
Titans at Steelers (most of PA, DE, DC, MD, VA, WV, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS)
Raiders at Colts (most of CA and IN)
Chiefs at Jaguars (most of MO, KS, NE, plus Jacksonville area)

Sunday, 1:00 on FOX
Falcons at Saints (available everywhere except as noted below, i.e. most of the southeast and southwest)
Bucs at Jets (most of New England, New York, and Florida)
Vikings at Lions (most of the midwest)
Seahawks at Panthers (OR, WA, NC, SC, AZ)

Sunday, 4:25 on FOX
Cardinals at Rams (AZ, most of KS and southern IL)
Packers at 49ers (just about everywhere else)

Sunday, 8:30 on NBC
Giants at Cowboys

Monday night on ESPN
Eagles at Redskins, 7:00
Texans at Chargers, 10:15



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