When the NFL and FOX bumped the Carolina Panthers-New Orleans Saints game from an early start to a late afternoon kickoff, I thought that would have an adverse effect on the distribution of the New England Patriots game against the Philadelphia Eagles. FOX has a history of much preferring to promote their ‘own’ teams – i.e., NFC teams, as that network owns the broadcast rights to the NFC games.
Much to the delight of most out of town Pats fans, that will not be the case next Sunday. The only areas that will not receive the New England-Philadelphia game are those in the television markets of NFC South teams. For those of you living in the southeastern United States that don’t have the Sunday Ticket, it’s another Sunday off to the local sports bar if you want to catch the Pats; for the rest of the country, you will be able to see the Patriots from the comfort of your living room couch.
And in case you missed it, the Week 14 game between the Patriots and Houston Texans has been flexed to Sunday night on NBC. The Seahawks-Ravens game gets pushed back to an early start on FOX; there are no other changes to the Week 14 schedule. That means that there will be an overload of 1:00 pm ET games (11!) and only the minimum two late afternoon games (one each on FOX and CBS); by comparison there were four 4:00 pm games in Week 13.
For Week 13 most of the country will get Seattle at Minnesota early, and Philly at New England late on FOX, who has the doubleheader. On CBS most of the eastern United States will see the Jets-Giants game early, while most of the western US will receive Denver at San Diego late. As is always the case, local affiliates may request to change to another game, but here is the preliminary broadcast schedule.
EDIT: FOX made a massive shift in broadcast plans, and now the Panthers-Saints will be their primary late afternoon game. The Patriots-Eagles will only be broadcast in about 17 states, mostly in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. For a detailed visual of the updated broadcast schedule, please visit J.P Kirby’s fine site, 506 Sports.
7-4 Green Bay Packers (-3) at 4-7 Detroit Lions (opened w/GB -5½); over/under 47
Thursday Dec 3 at 8:25 pm on CBS and NFLN; Jim Nantz, Chris Simms
Broadcast in all markets.
3-8 San Francisco 49ers at 5-6 Chicago Bears (-7) (opened w/Chi -6½); over/under 43
Sunday December 6 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX; Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston
Broadcast in northern California and Illinois.
9-2 Cincinnati Bengals (-7) at 2-9 Cleveland Browns (opened w/Cin -7½); over/under 44
Sunday December 6 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX; Justin Kutcher, Matt Millen
Broadcast in Indiana, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
4-7 Jacksonville Jaguars at 2-9 Tennessee Titans (-2½) (opened as pick’em); over/under 43
Sunday December 6 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS; Brian Anderson, Chris Simms
Broadcast in northern Florida, southern Georgia, Tennessee and Tupelo MS.
6-5 Houston Texans at 5-6 Buffalo Bills (-3) (opened w/Buf -3); over/under 41½
Sunday December 6 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS; Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
Broadcast in Indiana, western New York and Texas (except Dallas).
4-7 Baltimore Ravens at 4-7 Miami Dolphins (-5½) (opened w/Mia -4½); over/under 43
Sunday December 6 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS; Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein
Broadcast in DC, Maryland and southern Florida.
11-0 Carolina Panthers (-7) at 4-7 New Orleans Saints (opened w/Car -7); over/under 49½
Sunday December 6 at 4:25 pm ET on FOX; Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis
Broadcast in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisina, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, eastern Tennessee, Tampa FL and northern Florida (Jacksonville, Panama City, Tallahassee).
6-5 Seattle Seahawks (-1) at 8-3 Minnesota Vikings (opened as pick’em); over/under 41½
Sunday December 6 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX; Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch
Broadcast in all markets except Alabama, Arizona, northern California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, western Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia, Buffalo NY, New York City, Reno NV and Nashville TN.
9-2 Arizona Cardinals (-5½) at 4-7 St. Louis Rams (opened w/Ari -5½); over/under 43
Sunday December 6 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX; Chris Myers, Ronde Barber
Broadcast in Arizona and Missouri.
6-5 Atlanta Falcons at 5-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-2) (opened as pick’em); over/under 46
Sunday December 6 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX; Dick Stockton, David Diehl
Broadcast in Alabama, Florida (except Miami), Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina.
6-5 New York Jets (-2) at 5-6 New York Giants (opened w/NYJ -2); over/under 45
Sunday December 6 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS; Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Broadcast in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Illinois (except Chicago), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, eastern New York, North Carolina, Ohio (except Cincinnati and Cleveland), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Dallas TX.
9-2 Denver Broncos (-4½) at 3-8 San Diego Chargers (opened w/Den -3); over/under 43½
Sunday December 6 at 4:05 pm ET on CBS; Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Broadcast in Alaska, Arizona, southern California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Tampa FL, Atlanta GA, Chicago IL, Cincinnati OH and Las Vegas NV.
6-5 Kansas City Chiefs (-3) at 5-6 Oakland Raiders (opened w/Kan -3); over/under 44
Sunday December 6 at 4:05 pm ET on CBS; Greg Gumbel, Trent Green
Broadcast in northern California, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Reno NV and Cincinnati OH.
4-7 Philadelphia Eagles at 10-1 New England Patriots (-9½) (opened w/NE -13); over/under 49
Sunday December 6 at 4:25 pm ET on FOX; Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Broadcast in all markets except Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisina, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, eastern Tennessee, San Diego CA, San Francisco/Oakland CA, Tampa FL and northern Florida (Jacksonville, Panama City, Tallahassee).
6-5 Indianapolis Colts at 6-5 Pittsburgh Steelers (-7) (opened w/Pit -6); over/under n/l
Sunday December 6 at 8:30 pm ET on NBC; Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Broadcast in all markets.
3-8 Dallas Cowboys at 5-6 Washington Redskins (-4) (opened w/Was -3); over/under 42
Sunday December 7 at 8:30 pm ET on ESPN; Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Broadcast in all markets.
Note: the opening lines referenced above refer to odds listed on Sunday, November 29 after the week twelve games.
For the early advanced ‘look ahead’ lines that were published Thursday, November 26, click here.
Here are the odds that were listed as prop bets for each of the Week 13 games back in April, when the NFL released their 2015 schedule:
Packers at Lions (Pick’em)
Panthers at Saints (-2)
Falcons (-1) at Buccaneers
Cardinals at Rams (-1)
Jaguars at Titans (-3)
Chiefs (-3½) at Raiders
Broncos at Chargers (Pick’em)
Texans at Bills (-3)
Ravens at Dolphins (Pick’em)
Eagles at Patriots (-4)
Bengals (-2) at Browns
Colts at Steelers (-2½)
Jets at Giants (-5)
49ers (-1) at Bears
Seahawks (-4½) at Vikings
Cowboys (-3) at Redskins
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