NFL GAME DAY DISCUSSION 2020 Week One TV Maps

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jmt57

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Here are the initial PRELIMINARY maps for week one of the 2020 season. Please keep in mind that there will almost definitely be some changes between now and Sunday.

The Pats-Dolphins post-game show is not going to get very good ratings, given the fact that the Bucs at New Orleans will kickoff soon after the Pats game ends.

Night Games:
Thursday on NBC: Houston @ Kansas City
Sunday on NBC: Dallas @ LA Rams
Monday on ESPN: Pittsburgh @ NY Giants
Monday on ESPN: Tennessee @ Denver

CBS (Single Game):

RED = Miami @ New England (incl AK/HI)
BLUE = Cleveland @ Baltimore
YELLOW = Las Vegas @ Carolina
ORANGE = NY Jets @ Buffalo
CYAN = Indianapolis @ Jacksonville
GREEN = LA Chargers @ Cincinnati (LATE)

Fox Early Game:

RED = Philadelphia @ Washington
BLUE = Chicago @ Detroit
GREEN = Green Bay @ Minnesota
YELLOW = Seattle @ Atlanta (incl AK/HI)

Fox Late Game:

RED = Tampa Bay @ New Orleans (incl AK/HI)
BLUE = Arizona @ San Francisco
 

jmt57

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And here are the announcers for week one. No Dan Fouts!!!! Yay!


CBS SINGLE
Miami @ New England -- Jim Nantz, Tony Romo
Cleveland @ Baltimore -- Ian Eagle, Charles Davis
Las Vegas @ Carolina -- Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon
NY Jets @ Buffalo -- Andrew Catalon, James Lofton
Indianapolis @ Jacksonville -- Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta
LA Chargers @ Cincinnati -- Kevin Harlan, Trent Green


FOX EARLY
Philadelphia @ Washington -- Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston
Chicago @ Detroit -- Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma
Green Bay @ Minnesota -- Chris Myers, Greg Jennings, Brock Huard
Seattle @ Atlanta -- Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth


FOX LATE
Tampa Bay @ New Orleans -- Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Arizona @ San Francisco -- Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman


Night Games:
Thursday on NBC: Houston @ Kansas City -- Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Sunday on NBC: Dallas @ LA Rams -- Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Monday on ESPN: Pittsburgh @ NY Giants -- Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit
Monday on ESPN: Tennessee @ Denver -- Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick


This season NBC will be giving Al Michaels some 'bye weeks', replaced on those games by Mike Tirico. The first week off for Michaels comes in Week 3 of the season, with Tirico calling the Packers-Saints matchup.
 

jmt57

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Staff member
Week One Odds (as of today):

Texans at Chiefs (-9 ½), o/u 54
Dolphins at Patriots (-6 ½), o/u 43
Browns at Ravens (-8 ½), o/u 48 ½
Jets at Bills (-6 ½), o/u 39 ½
Raiders (-3) at Panthers, o/u 47
Seahawks (-1 ½) at Falcons, o/u 49
Eagles (-6) at Washington, o/u 43
Bears at Lions (-2 ½), o/u 44
Colts at Jaguars (-7 ½), o/u 45
Packers at Vikings (-2 ½), o/u 46
Chargers (-3 ½) at Bengals, o/u 44
Cardinals at Niners (-7), o/u 47
Buccaneers at Saints (-3 ½), o/u 49 ½
Cowboys (-3) at Rams, o/u 52
Steelers (-4 ½) at Giants, o/u 48
Titans at Broncos (-1 ½), o/u 41
 

Bill Lee

What, me worry?
First CBS crew...we have to play well...;)
And Tompa vs NO gets the FOX first crew, good news all around.

Man, I like getting NFL for free over the air. I pick up the Boston stations, and will have a lot of good stuff to watch in every time slot.

I might actually have been watching a few NBA contests if it was free OTA.
 

captain stone

Hall of Fame Poster
Week One Odds (as of today):

Texans at Chiefs (-9 ½), o/u 54
Dolphins at Patriots (-6 ½), o/u 43
Browns at Ravens (-8 ½), o/u 48 ½
Jets at Bills (-6 ½), o/u 39 ½
Raiders (-3) at Panthers, o/u 47
Seahawks (-1 ½) at Falcons, o/u 49
Eagles (-6) at Washington, o/u 43
Bears at Lions (-2 ½), o/u 44
Colts at Jaguars (-7 ½), o/u 45
Packers at Vikings (-2 ½), o/u 46
Chargers (-3 ½) at Bengals, o/u 44
Cardinals at Niners (-7), o/u 47
Buccaneers at Saints (-3 ½), o/u 49 ½
Cowboys (-3) at Rams, o/u 52
Steelers (-4 ½) at Giants, o/u 48
Titans at Broncos (-1 ½), o/u 41
I would take the under for Doofins - Pats...
 

XLIX

Pro Bowl Player
Tampa is obviously a national game this week, but I expect Boston will get their game quite often, even when they are just a regional telecast. I mean, is there any other NFC team that would generate more interest in this area of the country? That's gotta be Fox's top draw in the Boston market.
 

jmt57

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Tampa is obviously a national game this week, but I expect Boston will get their game quite often, even when they are just a regional telecast. I mean, is there any other NFC team that would generate more interest in this area of the country? That's gotta be Fox's top draw in the Boston market.

"Quite often" is an understatement.

They're going to be available more often than any out of town team that I can think of ever - by far.


Week 2: Pats play Sunday night; CBS has the doubleheader.
I'm guessing at 1:00 Fox will play Carolina-TB while CBS shows Bills at Dolphins
Late game is Ravens at Houston in the eastern US, KC at Chargers in western US.

Week 3: Pats have an early home game vs the Raiders; Fox has the DH.
The three late games on Fox are Detroit at Arizona, Bucs at Denver and Dallas at Seattle.
Boston area will likely get the Tampa game again.

Week 4: Pats have a late game at KC; CBS gets the DH.
Chargers at Bucs will be telecast in Boston.

Week 5: Tampa Bay plays on Thursday night.

Week 6: Fox has the DH and their only late game is Packers at Bucs.

Week 7: Tampa is at Las Vegas on Sunday night.

Week 8: Tampa plays the Giants on Monday night.

Week 9: Saints at Bucs on Sunday night.

Week 10: Pats play Baltimore on Sunday night; Fox has the DH.
Boston should get Tampa at Carolina early, though western New England will have Eagles at Giants.

Week 11: Bucs are on Monday Night Football.

Week 12: KC at Bucs is the sole game in the late afternoon slot, shown everywhere.

Week 13: The first time all year the Tampa game will not be available in Boston.
It's a bye week for the Bucs.

Week 14: The Pats play Thursday, eliminating a Sunday conflict.
Fox has the DH, so Boston should get the Vikings at Bucs early.

Week 15: Pats are at Miami early, and CBS has the DH.
Tampa plays Atlanta in the early slot, and networks typically refuse to put a single out of town game up against the local team head to head. Unless this game gets flexed, this could be the first Tampa game not available in Boston.

Week 16: Fox has the DH and will air the Bucs in the early time slot.
The Pats play Monday night.

Week 17: So many games get moved around based on playoff implications, it is of almost no use to speculate based on the current schedule. I would think that there is a good chance that Atlanta at Tampa would fall into that category, in which case it will be broadcast in Boston.


By my projections we are looking at 14 to 15 Tampa Bay games being broadcast into the Boston television market.
 
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XLIX

Pro Bowl Player
Week 3: Pats have an early home game vs the Raiders; Fox has the DH.
The three late games on Fox are Detroit at Arizona, Bucs at Denver and Dallas at Seattle.
Boston area will get the Tampa game again.
I agree, and it will speak volumes if they do indeed give TB-Den to Boston over Dallas-Seattle.
 

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