Out of town New England Patriots fans hoping to see Tom Brady’s 2016 debut in Week 5 will have to head out to a local tavern that has the Sunday Ticket. Although TB12’s return will be a big story line for sports media this week, the game will be televised locally in just one market outside of the stations in New England that always broadcast the Pats and the Ohio stations that typically air the Browns.
CBS owns the doubleheader this week, and the Steelers-Jets game will be distributed to nearly all neutral markets in the early time slot. While the Pittsburgh-New York tilt is very compelling and will surely be more competitive, I am somewhat surprised the New England game is being virtually ignored. Considering how much press the deflategate saga generated for eighteen months, one would think that Brady’s return from Article 46 exile would make this a showcase program.
As if we have not had enough of Fox jamming the Dallas Cowboys down our throat on a weekly basis, now CBS has piled on to our misery. With Dallas hosting an AFC team, this will be one of two times that CBS has an opportunity to broadcast Jerry’s team. The Cowboys-Bengals game will get primary distribution late, broadcast in all or parts of 46 states.
Fox has a single game this week, with Atlanta at Denver receiving most of their distribution in the late time slot. The three prime time games are Arizona at San Francisco Thursday night (back on CBS this week), the Giants at Green Bay Sunday night, and Tampa Bay at Carolina next Monday. Jacksonville, Kansas City, New Orleans and Seattle are off with a bye. Please keep in mind there can and most likely will be some changes between now and next Sunday.
NFL Week 5 Television Coverage and Odds
★★★ Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
Thursday, October 6 at 8:30 pm ET on CBS; Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Cardinals -3 . . . . over/under 42½
Broadcast in all markets.
★★★★ Houston Texans at Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS; Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
Vikings -5½ . . . . over/under 39½
Broadcast in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.
★★★ Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins
Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS; Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker
Dolphins -3½ . . . . over/under 43½
Broadcast in Florida and Tennessee.
★★★★★ New England Patriots at Cleveland Browns
Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS; Greg Gumbel, Trent Green
Patriots -10 . . . . over/under 46½
Broadcast in New England, Ohio and San Francisco.
★★★★★ New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS; Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Steelers -7 . . . . over/under 48½
Broadcast in all markets with the exceptions of Baltimore, San Francisco, New England, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
★★★ Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens
Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 pm ET on Fox; Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston
Ravens -3½ . . . . over/under 46½
Broadcast in DC, Ohio (except Cleveland), Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
★★★★ Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions
Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 pm ET on Fox; Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis
Eagles -3 . . . . over/under 46
Broadcast in California, Hawaii, Michigan, western New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas.
★★★ Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 pm ET on Fox; Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Colts -4½ . . . . over/under 47½
Broadcast in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, eastern Missouri and Wisconsin.
★★★★★ Atlanta Falcons at Denver Broncos
Sunday, October 9 at 4:05 pm ET on Fox; Chris Myers, John Lynch
Broncos -6 . . . . over/under 47½
Broadcast in New England, Albany, Cleveland, Houston, New York City, Pittsburgh, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, western Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, western North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
★★★ Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Rams
Sunday, October 9 at 4:25 pm ET on CBS; Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Rams -2½ . . . . over/under 40
Broadcast in Los Angeles, Palm Springs and western New York.
★★★ San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders
Sunday, October 9 at 4:25 pm ET on CBS; Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta
Raiders -4 . . . . over/under 50½
Broadcast in southern Arizona (Tucson, Yuma), California (except Los Angeles and Palm Springs), Kansas, western Missouri, Nebraska and Reno.
★★★ Cincinnati Bengals at Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, October 9 at 4:25 pm ET on CBS; Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Bengals -1 . . . . over/under 45½
Broadcast in all markets with the exception of southern Arizona (Tucson, Yuma), California, Kansas, western Missouri, Nebraska, western New York and Reno.
★★★ New York Giants at Green Bay Packers
Sunday, October 9 at 8:30 pm ET on NBC; Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Packers -7 . . . . over/under n/a
Broadcast in all markets.
★★★ Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers
Monday, October 10 at 8:30 pm ET on BSPN; Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden
Panthers -6 . . . . over/under n/a
Broadcast in all markets.
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