There are plenty of intriguing NFL games in the works for Week 16, but what games will be available in your area?
Despite a dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 infections across the country, it appears the NFL is determined to move forward. Three Week 15 games have been rescheduled due to outbreaks, but the league has since changed their protocols in an effort to end the season without incident.
The end result of all this shuffling was a win for football fans, who got to see NFL games eight times over a 10 day period through the end of week 16. What games will be available in your? region and who will be on call for each competition? Check out this week’s NFL TV coverage maps, courtesy of our friends at 506 Sports, to discover.
NFL Week 16 TV Coverage Cards
Thursday 23 December
Thursday Night Football (NFL Network)
San Francisco 49ers (8-6) vs. Tennessee Titans (9-5): Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen
Thursday night’s final game of the season is in Nashville as the 49ers face the Titans in a playoff contender clash. The game will only be viewed on NFL Network with the FOX number. 2 team of Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen on call.
Saturday 25 December
Cleveland Browns (7-7) at Green Bay Packers (11-3) (4:30 a.m., FOX / NFL Network): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Indianapolis Colts (8-6) vs. Arizona Cardinals (10-4) (8:15 am, NFL network): Joe Davis, Kurt Warner
The NFL Christmas doubles schedule is good, as the four teams playing during the holidays have a lot going on in these games. The start of the game will be televised nationally on FOX while the Arizona Nightcap is an NFL Network exclusive.
Sunday December 26
FOX (single header)
Los Angeles Rams (10-4) vs. Minnesota Vikings (7-7) (red): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth
New York Giants (4-10) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (7-7) (Blue): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-4) vs. Carolina Panthers (5-9) (Yellow): Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez
Detroit Lions (2-11-1) vs. Atlanta Falcons (6-8) (Orange): Chris Myers, Robert Smith
Chicago Bears (4-10) vs. Seattle Seahawks (5-9) (Green, 4:05): Gus Johnson, Aqib Talib
FOX’s single-header cover really includes a good game with the Rams heading to Minnesota to take on the Vikings in the first window. The only 4:05 game is Bears-Seahawks, a game that doesn’t mean much in the standings but could still have some intrigue since Gus Johnson is on call, which usually leads to some crazy events. .
CBS (Early Window)
Buffalo Bills (8-6) vs. New England Patriots (9-5) (red): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis
Baltimore Ravens (8-6) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) (Blue): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12) vs. New York Jets (3-11) (green): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton
Los Angeles Chargers (8-6) vs. Houston Texans (3-11) (Yellow): Spero Dedes, Jay Feely
CBS has two good first window games with battles for the top spot, but chooses to send Bills-Patriots across most of the country while limiting the Ravens-Bengals to AFC North territory. The other two games are bad with three teams selected in the Top 5 of the next draft and the Los Angeles Chargers.
CBS (late window)
Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6-1) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (10-4) (red): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo
Denver Broncos (7-7) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (7-7) (Blue): Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta
The flagship game of CBS’s doubles schedule is Steelers-Chiefs, where Kansas City tries to fight its way to home court advantage throughout the playoffs while navigating a COVID outbreak and Pittsburgh tries to stay alive in AFC North. The other game in this window is a potential elimination game in the AFC Wild Card race between the Broncos and the Raiders in Las Vegas.
Sunday Night Football (NBC)
Washington Football Team (6-8) vs. Dallas Cowboys (10-4): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Sunday night’s game means a lot more to Washington, who needs to take the leadership role to stand a chance of making the playoffs, but Dallas is still alive for the NFC seed. Al Michaels is back on call for NBC after taking Week 15 off.
Monday, December 27
Monday Night Football (ESPN)
Miami Dolphins (7-7) to New Orleans Saints (7-7): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick
The Week 16 finale is a battle of Wild Card contenders as the scorching Miami Dolphins aim to extend their six-game winning streak against the Saints. There won’t be a Manningcast this week either, so fans eagerly awaiting Peyton and Eli’s return will have to wait another week.