Steelers-Ravens and Chargers-Bengals are among the highlights of the Week 13 NFL schedule but what games will be available in your area?
The post-Thanksgiving NFL schedule admittedly is not great this week thanks to bad luck with matchups and ill-timed byes. The Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers are on bye, taking two of the NFL’s top contenders off the board, while there aren’t many great games on the Week 13 slate.
What games will be available in your area and who will be calling the action? Check out this week’s NFL Coverage Maps, courtesy of 506 Sports, to find out.
NFL Week 13 TV Coverage Maps
Thursday, Dec. 2
Thursday Night Football (FOX/NFL Network)
Dallas Cowboys (7-4) at New Orleans Saints (5-6): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
The quality of football this Thursday should be improved as the Cowboys and Saints are playing on a full week of rest after taking the field on Thanksgiving. Dallas will be without head coach Mike McCarthy after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.
Sunday, Dec. 5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-3) at Atlanta Falcons (5-6) (Red): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma
Arizona Cardinals (9-2) at Chicago Bears (4-7) (Green): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth
New York Giants (4-7) at Miami Dolphins (5-7) (Yellow): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston
Washington Football Team (5-6) at Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) (Blue, 4:05): Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9) at Los Angeles Rams (7-4) (Orange, 4:05): Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez
This isn’t a great singleheader lineup for FOX, whose best game is in the 4:05 window with Washington trying to stay hot against the Las Vegas Raiders. The early window will see most of the country get Cardinals-Bears, which isn’t an attractive matchup to say the least.
CBS (Early Window)
Los Angeles Chargers (6-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) (Red): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis
Indianapolis Colts (6-6) at Houston Texans (2-9) (Blue): Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta
Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) at New York Jets (3-8) (Green): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton
Minnesota Vikings (5-6) at Detroit Lions (0-10-1) (Yellow): Spero Dedes, Jay Feely
Grey: No Game
The highlight of CBS’ early window is an interesting matchup between the Chargers and Bengals, two unexpected AFC contenders. The grey area is a blackout, which FOX is enforcing in Chicago so fans in the local markets won’t have an option opposite Bears-Cardinals.
CBS (Late Window)
Baltimore Ravens (8-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5-1) (Red): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo
San Francisco 49ers (6-5) at Seattle Seahawks (3-8) (Blue): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green
The top game of the day on CBS is a big rivalry showdown in the AFC North between Baltimore and Pittsburgh where the Ravens will try to bury the Steelers in the division. The other game in this window is 49ers-Seahawks, which was flexed out of Sunday Night Football due to the Seahawks’ struggles.
Sunday Night Football (NBC)
Denver Broncos (6-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (7-4): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
The NFL flexed this key AFC West matchup into Sunday night which is a win for viewers since 49ers-Seahawks, the originally scheduled game, could be dreadful. Al Michaels is back in action after getting the week off.
Monday, Dec. 6
New England Patriots (8-4) at Buffalo Bills (7-4): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick
The best game of the week is on Monday night with the Patriots and Bills squaring off in Orchard Park with first place in the AFC East on the line. The Manningcast is back on ESPN2 after Peyton and Eli skipped last week’s Washington-Seattle contest.