Week 12 of the 2017 NFL coincides with Thanksgiving weekend. Here are the broadcast maps for the 11 games that will be either CBS or FOX on Sunday.
It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the United States. You know what that means? Turkey, family and NFL football. Though the Week 12 slate has maybe two or three marquee games, it will be a full slate of, for lack of a better word, interesting football.
Of course, Thanksgiving weekend means that there will be five nationally televised games on the schedule this week. The three Thanksgiving Day games are as follows: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions on FOX, Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys on CBS and New York Giants at Washington Redskins on NBC.
The two other nationally televised games this week will of course be Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football. NBC will have the Sunday night game with the Green Bay Packers playing the Pittsburgh Steelers. ESPN will have the Monday night game with the Houston Texans at the Baltimore Ravens.
As for the 11 other games this weekend, those will be shown on Sunday afternoon on either CBS or FOX. Here are the broadcast maps for those 11 games. Maps are by 506Sports.com.
CBS has six games on the slate for Sunday afternoon, three early kickoffs and three late afternoon kickoffs. The three early starts will be the Miami Dolphins at the New England Patriots, the Buffalo Bills at the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns at the Cincinnati Bengals.
Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts will be in Foxborough to call the featured 1:00 p.m. ET game between the Dolphins and Patriots. Greg Gumbel and Trent Green will be at Arrowhead Stadium for Bills at Chiefs. Andrew Catalon and James Lofton will be in Cincinnati for Browns at Bengals.
Atlanta, Indianapolis, New York and Philadelphia will be blacked out on CBS during the 1:00 p.m. ET hour due to having a local home game airing on FOX at the same time.
CBS also has three late afternoon games on Sunday. Those games will be the New Orleans Saints at the Los Angeles Rams, the Denver Broncos at the Oakland Raiders and the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Arizona Cardinals.
Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will be at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to call the featured game on CBS. Kevin Harland and Rich Gannon will be in Oakland to call Broncos at Raiders. Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta will be in Glendale to call Jaguars at Cardinals.
FOX has five games on the schedule for Sunday afternoon, four early and one late. The four early games are the Chicago Bears at the Philadelphia Eagles, the Carolina Panthers at the New York Jets, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Atlanta Falcons and the Tennessee Titans at the Indianapolis Colts. The lone late afternoon game will be the Seattle Seahawks at the San Francisco 49ers.
Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis will be in Philadelphia to call the featured 1:00 p.m. ET game between Bears and Eagles. Thom Brenneman and Chris Spielman will be in the booth to call Panthers at Jets. Dick Stockton and Mark Schlereth will be in Atlanta to call Buccaneers at Falcons. Chris Myers and Daryl Johnston will be in Indianapolis for Titans at Colts. Kenny Albert and Ronde Barber are calling the lone late afternoon game on FOX between Seahawks and 49ers in Santa Clara.