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NFL Week 2 TV Schedule: Harlan, Gannon to announce Patriots – Bills game

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September 16, 2015 at 1:00 am ET

NFL Week 2 TV Schedule: Harlan, Gannon to announce Patriots – Bills game(PHOTO: Greg M. Cooper - USA TODAY Sports)

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The New England Patriots travel to Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York to take on the Buffalo Bills at 1:00 pm eastern time on Sunday, September 20. This marks the 111th meeting between these two original AFL teams, with the Pats holding a decisive edge in the rivalry. The Patriots own a 67-42-1 all-time record against the Bills, and have won 26 of the last 29 contests.


The game will be broadcast on CBS, with Kevin Harlan announcing the play-by-play and Rich Gannon handling the analysis. Considering that FOX has the doubleheader this week and this is an early game, the event is receiving reasonable distribution nationwide over the CBS network. As of now the game is scheduled to be broadcast in 45 television markets, though that could of course change between now and Sunday.


Here is the current (preliminary) list of the CBS affiliates that will be airing the Pats-Bills game:

Massachusetts: Boston (WBZ); Springfield (WSHM)

Maine: Bangor (WABI); Portland (WGME); Presque Isle (WAGM)

Rhode Island: Providence (WPRI)

Connecticut: Hartford (WFSB)

Vermont: Burlington (WCAX)

New York: Albany (WRGB); Binghamton (WBNG); Buffalo (WIVB); Elmira (WENY); Rochester (WROC); Syracuse (WTVH); Watertown (WWNY)

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia (KYW); Altoona (WTAJ); Scranton (WYOU)

Virginia: Richmond (WTVF); Roanoke (WDBJ)

Michigan: Kalamazoo (WWMT); Sault Ste. Marie (WWUP)

Wisconsin: Green Bay (WFRV); La Crosse (WKBT); Madison (WISC); Milwaukee (WDJT); Wausau (WSAW)

Illinois: Peoria (WMBD); Rockford (WIFR); Springfield (WCIA); Quincy (KHQA)

Iowa: Quad Cities (WHBF); Cedar Rapids (KGAN); Des Moines (KCCI)

Minnesota: Duluth (KDLH); Rochester (KIMT)

North Dakota: Bismark (KSMB); Fargo (KVLY); Minot (KXMC)

South Dakota: Sioux Falls (KELO)

Alaska: Anchorage (KTVA); Fairbanks (K13XD); Juneau (KXLJ); Ketchikan (KUBD); Sitka (KTNL)


The NFL week kicks off on Thursday with what should be an intriguing matchup, as Denver travels to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs. The game kicks off at 8:25 ET and will be broadcast on both CBS and the NFL Network; Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call the game.


The remainder of the Sunday afternoon games will be distributed almost exclusively to the geographic regions of the two particular teams. The lone exception is Dallas at Philadelphia, which is the only late game on FOX. The only places that game will not air is in Jacksonville and Oakland, because per NFL rules there cannot be another game broadcast locally in competition with the home team playing live.


Here are the rest of the NFL week two games and their announcers:

Houston at Carolina, CBS (early); Greg Gumbel, Trent Green

North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas


Tennessee at Cleveland, CBS (early); Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta

Tennessee, Ohio, Oregon and Hawaii (two states comprising the Marcus Mariota fan club)


San Diego at Cincinnati, CBS (early); Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts

West Virginia, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Las Vegas, SoCal, Washington


Atlanta at NY Giants, FOX (early); Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch

New England, New York, eastern Pennsylvania, Miami, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico


St. Louis at Washington, FOX (early); Dick Stockton, David Diehl

DC, Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri


San Francisco at Pittsburgh, FOX (early); Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston

Ohio (except Cincinnati and Cleveland), West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Anchorage


Tampa Bay at New Orleans, FOX (early); Chris Myers, Ronde Barber

Florida (except Miami and Jacksonville), Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Houston


Arizona at Chicago, FOX (early); Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis

Arizona, Illinois, South Bend, Evansville, Terre Haute


Detroit at Minnesota, FOX (early); Sam Rosen, Kirk Morrison

Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Fairbanks


Baltimore at Oakland, CBS (late); Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots

Maryland, DC, western Pennsylvania, Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans, Minnesota, Arizona, Utah, Reno, northern California


Miami at Jacksonville, CBS (late); Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein

Florida, Atlanta, New York City


Dallas at Philadelphia, FOX (late); Joe Buck, Troy Aikman

Available everywhere except Jacksonville and Oakland/SF


The Sunday night game on NBC should be a beauty, with Seattle at Green Bay in a rematch of January’s NFC championship game. The week concludes with a rare Monday night game worth tuning in to, as the Jets travel to Indy to play the Colts.



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