NFL TV Schedule

Step 1: Put someone in at QB. Step 2: Win Step 3: ??? Step 4: Profit – Week 3 NFL TV schedule

Yeah that’s pretty much it.  The Patriots could put in the guy in the upper deck who has already had five beers, one of those disgustingly long hot dogs, and probably a heaping helping of clam CHOWDAH at quarterback and they’d still win and probably cover the spread.  Did you see what happened last night?  Yeah, it felt like Alabama playing a D-II school at times.  Tough to watch…if you were a Texans fan (do those exist?).  We all know the Patriots are going to go 4-0 without Brady then somehow lose anywhere from three to five games with him under centre.  No I don’t understand it either but I believe that’s the way the universe will unfold over the next few months.

Alright let’s get to the schedule this week and I will follow with some fun-time note-type observations:

UPDATE: As reader nationsacpital noticed, Pitt-Philly will not be on the air for people who get CBS out of Seattle because the Seahawks have a home game at the same time.

Sunday Early

CBS FOX CTV TSN OTHER
Denver at Cincinnati All affiliates (except Cleveland & Buffalo) BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northern Ontario, Ottawa CKPR, CHEX, CKWS, CITL
Cleveland at Miami
Oakland at Tennessee
Baltimore at Jacksonville
Washington at NY Giants Burlington, Boston Montreal, Atlantic
Arizona at Buffalo Buffalo, Rochester Kitchener, Toronto
Detroit at Green Bay Detroit TSN2
Minnesota at Carolina Minneapolis Winnipeg

Sunday Late

CBS FOX CTV CTV Two TSN OTHER
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia Spokane, Minneapolis, Detroit All of Canada (except BC & Atlantic) Atlantic CKPR, CHEX, CKWS, CITL
NY Jets at Kansas City Buffalo, Rochester, Burlington, Boston
San Diego at Indianapolis
San Francisco at Seattle Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane BC TSN2
Los Angeles at Tampa Bay

Sunday/Monday Primetime

Chicago at Dallas Sunday, 8:30, NBC/TSN1/3/4/5
Atlanta at New Orleans Monday, 8:30, TSN 1/3/4/5

Fun-Time Note-Type Observations

  • Denver-Cincinnati gets the lion’s share of Canadian eyeballs at the early spot. Makes sense since there is no other game consisting of two contenders out there unless you count an Adrian Peterson-less Vikings playing in Carolina.
  • Five out of thirteen games won’t be shown here. I know this is why people get Sunday Ticket.  I hate the reasoning behind people who don’t buy it.  “But how can you watch seven games at once?”  You don’t, dipshit.  You pay for choice.  Just like I do with the U.S. College Sports Package.  Just like others do with MLB Extra Innings, NHL Centre Ice, etc.  I get that some people think it’s a waste of money but that’s just your opinion.  I do wish that there was a RedZone-type channel for college football though.  I would TOTALLY get that.
  • At least early on CTV has spread their games out across the country. Same can’t be said for the late games.  Almost everyone gets Steelers-Eagles in Canada.
  • I can understand the hype with these two affairs since there really hasn’t been many marquee matchups on Sunday afternoons so most affiliates cling to the best games knowing that much of the country will get the same games as well. Remember, it’s all about ratings and what people will care about in certain areas.  I can be fairly certain a Rams-Bucs matchup makes no one want to watch.
  • I have noticed that the Thursday Night Football package has been getting stronger now that CBS is involved. The Sunday Night Football package is obviously the flagship. This leaves Monday Night Football which has become largely unwatchable these days.  Unless the game is close many tune out, myself included.  It’s sad if you can remember the days when MNF was THE game to watch on any week to see what it has become.

Place Your Bets!

And do it on your own time and, if you’re smart, your own picks.  I will give you mine knowing that you might have brain damage if you choose to replicate them with real money.  You have been forewarned.

Cincinnati over Denver

Miami over Cleveland

Oakland over Tennessee

Jacksonville over Baltimore

NY Giants over Washington

Arizona over Buffalo

Green Bay over Detroit

Carolina over Minnesota

Pittsburgh over Philadelphia

NY Jets over Kansas City

Indianapolis over San Diego

Seattle over San Francisco

Tampa Bay over Los Angeles

Chicago over Dallas

New Orleans over Atlanta

A reminder that there is college football tonight.  The Battle for the Iron Skillet which probably won’t be close and a game at Eastern Michigan that may attract 5,000 fans if they are lucky.  So yeah, not a big slate tonight.  Enjoy the games everyone!

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