The NFL Week 6 game between New England and Cincinnati will be broadcast in either all or parts of 28 states. The Pats-Bengals game will be the most highly distributed game for CBS, who will only broadcast one game next Sunday. The Patriots impressed in their 33-13 victory at Cleveland while the Bengals were ‘outphysicaled by Dallas‘ and were dominated at the line of scrimmage in their 14 point loss to the Cowboys. As a result the betting line has quickly jumped up two full points; the Patriots are now favored by eight.
Ian Eagle will announce the play-by-play, with Dan Fouts providing the commentary. Please don’t shoot the messenger.
Fox owns the doubleheader and not surprisingly will blanket the airwaves with NFC East teams. Philadelphia at Washington receives the most coverage in the early time slot, while Dallas at Green Bay will air in about 90% of all television markets for the late game.
This marks the sixth consecutive week that a Cowboys game will receive nationwide or primary broadcast distribution.
The week kicks off with an interesting game on Thursday, with San Diego hosting Denver. The Broncos are traveling on a short week coming off their first loss, and dealing with injuries and inexperience at quarterback. The Chargers are coming off yet another late heart breaking loss. Do they respond by ratcheting up the intensity against a division rival, or hang their heads and pack it in?
The other prime time games are Indy at Houston on Sunday night and the Jets at Cardinals on Monday. Minnesota and Tampa Bay are off with a bye. Here is a full listing of the NFL Week 6 television coverage, along with early odds for each game courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.
NFL Week 6 Television Coverage and Odds
★★★★ 4-1 Denver Broncos at 1-4 San Diego Chargers
Thursday, October 13 at 8:30 pm ET on CBS; Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson
Broncos -3 . . . . over/under 46
Broadcast in all markets.
★★★★★ 2-3 Cincinnati Bengals at 4-1 New England Patriots
Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS; Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
Patriots -8 . . . . over/under 47
Broadcast in New England, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, southern Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana (except New Orleans), Mississippi, eastern Missouri, Montana, Nevada (Las Vegas), New Mexico, North Dakota (Bismark), Ohio (except Cleveland), Oregon, Texas (except Dallas/north central TX), Utah and Washington.
★★★ 3-2 Baltimore Ravens at 2-3 New York Giants
Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS; Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl
Giants -3 . . . . over/under 44½
Broadcast in DC, Maryland, New York (except Buffalo), Oklahoma, Harrisburg PA and Dallas/north central Texas.
★★★ 1-3 Carolina Panthers at 1-3 New Orleans Saints
Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX; Sam Rosen, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin
Panthers -3 . . . . over/under n/a
Broadcast in Alabama, parts of Florida (Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Tampa), Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee (except Nashville).
★★★★ 4-1 Pittsburgh Steelers at 1-4 Miami Dolphins
Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS; Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
Steelers -7 . . . . over/under 48
Broadcast in Florida (except Orlando and Jacksonville), North Carolina (except Charlotte), Pennsylvania (except Harrisburg and Philadelphia), South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
★★ 1-3 Jacksonville Jaguars at 1-4 Chicago Bears
Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS; Andrew Catalon and Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein
Bears -2 . . . . over/under 47
Broadcast in northern Florida (Jacksonville, Orlando), southern Georgia, northern and central Illinois, Michigan (except Detroit), Minnesota, North Dakota (Fargo) and Wisconsin.
★★ 1-4 San Francisco 49ers at 3-2 Buffalo Bills
Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX; Dick Stockton, Chris Spielman and Kristina Pink
Bills -7½ . . . . over/under 44
Broadcast in northern California, New York (except NYC) and Reno NV.
★★★ 3-2 Los Angeles Rams at 2-3 Detroit Lions
Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX; Justin Kutcher, Charles Davis and Peter Schrager
Lions -3½ . . . . over/under 43½
Broadcast in Alaska, southern California, Hawaii, Idaho, western Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, eastern Missouri, Montana, Nevada (Las Vegas), Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.
★ 0-5 Cleveland Browns at 2-3 Tennessee Titans
Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 pm ET on CBS; Tom McCarthy and Adam Archuleta
Titans -6½ . . . . over/under n/l
Broadcast in Cleveland, Tennessee and Tupelo MS.
★★★★ 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles at 3-2 Washington Redskins
Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 pm ET on FOX; Kenny Albert, John Lynch and Pam Oliver
Eagles -1½ . . . . over/under 45
Broadcast in New England, Arkansas, Colorado, DC, parts of Florida (Fort Myers, Orlando, West Palm Beach), Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, western Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.
★★★★ 2-2 Kansas City Chiefs at 4-1 Oakland Raiders
Sunday, October 16 at 4:05 pm ET on CBS; Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
Raiders -1 . . . . over/under 47
Broadcast in Charlotte, Detroit, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Reno, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, southern Oregon and South Dakota.
★★★★★ 4-1 Atlanta Falcons at 3-1 Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, October 16 at 4:25 pm ET on FOX; Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale
Seahawks -6½ . . . . over/under 45½
Broadcast in Alabama, Georgia, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Anchorage.
★★★★ 4-1 Dallas Cowboys at 3-1 Green Bay Packers
Sunday, October 16 at 4:25 pm ET on FOX; Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
Packers -4½ . . . . over/under 47½
Broadcast in all markets with the exceptions of Alabama, Georgia, Montana, Oregon, Washington, San Francisco and Anchorage.
★★★ 2-3 Indianapolis Colts at 3-2 Houston Texans
Sunday, October 16 at 8:30 pm ET on NBC; Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
Texans -3 . . . . over/under 46
Broadcast in all markets.
★★ 1-4 New York Jets at 2-3 Arizona Cardinals
Monday, October 17 at 8:30 pm ET on BSPN; Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters
Cardinals -7½ . . . . over/under 47
Broadcast in all markets.