According to preliminary listings the border war between fans of the Patriots and Giants in Connecticut continues, with Big Blue winning another battle. WTIC in Hartford is opting to air the 0-2 Giants at Carolina rather than the 2-0 Patriots versus Tampa Bay.
Here is an initial look at the stations that will be broadcasting the Pats game. Local stations do have the option of requesting a different game, so some of these local listings may change between now and Sunday. Kevin Burkhardt will call the play by play, John Lynch is the analyst, and Erin Andrews has the sideline duties. This marks the third straight week that the Patriots will be televised on a different network.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots
1:00 pm ET on FOX
Boston, MA — WFXT, ch 25
Springfield, MA — WGGB, ch 6
Bangor, ME — WFVX, ch 22
Portland, ME — WPFO, ch 23
Presque Isle, ME — WAGM, ch 8
Providence, RI — WNAC, ch 12
Burlington, VT — WFFF, ch 44
Gainesville, FL — WOGX, ch 51
Jacksonville, FL — WAWS, ch 30
Orlando, FL — WOFL, ch 35
Panama City, FL — WPGX, ch 28
Tampa, FL — WTVT, ch 13
Buffalo, NY — WUTV, ch 29
Cincinnati, OH — WXIX, ch 19
Dayton, OH — WRGT, ch 45
Other games on Fox are as follows; all are early kickoffs with the exception of Atlanta at Miami:
Falcons at Dolphins (Chris Myers, Tim Ryan) – most of New England and Florida
Giants at Panthers (Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick) – most of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, North Carolina and South Carolina
Lions at Redskins (Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber) – Michigan, DC, Maryland
Rams at Cowboys (Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston) – Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, most of Arkansas, Missouri and southern IL
Cardinals at Saints (Sam Rosen, Heath Evans) – Arizona, most of Louisiana and Mississippi
Packers at Bengals (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman) – most everywhere not listed above: western PA, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and most everything further west except for the areas getting the Cowboys or Saints games.
CBS has the doubleheader this week. Most of the nation will get the Texans at Ravens (Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf) early. California and Tennessee have the Chargers at Titans (Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts), while the upper midwest will get the Browns at Vikings (Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots).
The primary late game on CBS will be the Colts at 49ers (Jim Nantz, Phil Simms). The only areas of the United States not getting that broadcast are the pacific northwest and northern Florida (Jaguars at Seahawks, with Bill McAtee and Steve Tasker) and New York, New Jersey, western CT, western MA and VT (Bills at Jets with Marv Albert and Rich Gannon).
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