When the NFL first announced their schedule (with much fanfare, it’s an event!), I figured this game would be broadcast in New England, the Bay Area, and nowhere else. Surprisingly it is getting a decent amount of distribution, despite the lack of drawing power that the Raiders provide thanks to having done nothing since 2002. It may also have something to do with CBS having no compelling games this week, with the best games either being on FOX or kicking off later.


Oakland Raiders at New England Patriots
Early game on CBS; Greg Gumbel, Trent Green
Broadcast in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia (except Savannah), southern Florida (Miami, West Palm, Fort Myers, Tampa and the Panhandle – but not Orlando to Jacksonville), Alabama, Missouri (except St. Louis), Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado, Reno, northern California, Alaska, Hawaii
Patriots favored by 14½ with a point total of 46½


Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
Thursday Night Football on CBS and NFLN; Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Falcons favored by 6½ with a point total of 44½


San Diego Chargers at Buffalo Bills
Early game on CBS; Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker
Broadcast in southern California and western New York
Bills favored by 2½ with a point total of 44½


Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Rams
Early game on FOX; Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston
Broadcast in Texas (except Houston), New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, southern Illinois
Cowboys favored by 1½ with a point total of 45


Washington at Philadelphia Eagles
Early game on FOX; Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Broadcast in New England (except Boston and Providence), New York (except NYC and Buffalo), Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, western Tennessee, southern California, Hawaii
Eagles favored by 6½ with a point total of 50½


Houston Texans at New York Giants
Early game on CBS; Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Broadcast in New York (except Bills Nation), northern New Jersey, northeastern Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Las Vegas, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan
Texans favored by 2½ with a point total of 42½


Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
Early game on FOX; Chris Myers, Ronde Barber
Broadcast in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Georgia, Florida panhandle, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
Saints favored by 9½ with a point total of 51


Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals
Early game on CBS; Brad Johansen (who?), Chris Simms (huh?)
Broadcast in Cincinnati, western West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky
Bengals favored by 6½ with a point total of 43½


Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
Early game on CBS; Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
Broadcast in Maryland, DC, Delaware, Virginia, western Pennsylvania, Ohio (except Cincinnati)
Ravens favored by 1½ with a point total of 41½


Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Early game on FOX; Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch
Broadcast in Florida (except Jacksonville and Tallahassee), Ohio (except Cincinnati), Ohio, Michigan, Chicago, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska
Lions favored by 1½ with a point total of 52½


Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars
Early game on CBS; Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta
Broadcast in Orlando, Jacksonville, Savannah, Indiana, Illinois (except St. Louis)
Colts favored by 6½ with a point total of 45½


San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
Late game on FOX; Thom Brennaman, David Diehl
Broadcast in Boston, Providence, New York City, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Nashville, Houston, Reno, Arizona, California (except San Diego)
Niners favored by 2½ with a point total of 44½


Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks
Late game on CBS; Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Broadcast everywhere except Florida, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Arizona
Seahawks favored by 4½ with a point total of 48½


Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins
Late game on CBS; Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Broadcast in Florida, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska
Dolphins favored by 4½ with a point total of 41½


Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
Sunday night game on NBC; Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Panthers favored by 3½ with a point total of 41½


Chicago Bears at New York Jets
Monday night game on ESPN; Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Jets favored by 2½ with a point total of 45½



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