What NFL action will be available in your area in Week 5?
The NFL had a rocky Week 4 after issues with the coronavirus forced one game to be postponed and another to get pushed back a day. The same could happen in Week 5 as the New England Patriots, Las Vegas Raiders and Tennessee Titans were dealing with positive tests on Wednesday, which could significantly impact what games you see in your area this week.
Assuming there are no further schedule interruptions, which is no guarantee, you can check out this week’s coverage maps for the NFL courtesy of 506 Sports. All information is current as of Thursday morning but if a game is moved make sure to visit 506 Sports for updated maps.
The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are scheduled for byes this week.
Thursday Night Football (FOX/NFL Network)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1) at Chicago Bears (3-1): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Thursday Night Football makes its FOX debut this week as the Buccaneers’ banged-up offense heads to Chicago to take on the 3-1 Bears. This game should be a more fun experience for Buck and Aikman after last week’s sloppy Jets-Broncos tilt.
Philadelphia Eagles (1-2-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0) (Red): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma
Los Angeles Rams (3-1) at Washington Football Team (1-3) (Blue): Brandon Gaudin, Daryl Johnston
Carolina Panthers (2-2) at Atlanta Falcons (0-4) (Green): Chris Myers, Brock Huard
Arizona Cardinals (2-2) at New York Jets (0-4) (Orange): Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman
Miami Dolphins (1-3) at San Francisco 49ers (2-2) (Yellow, 4:05): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth
FOX has another singleheader this week and most of the country will see the battle of Pennsylvania as the Eagles take on the Steelers. Brandon Gaudin will step in for Kevin Burkhardt, who is working on postseason baseball coverage, to call the Rams matchup in Washington that will mark the Football Team’s first game with Kyle Allen under center. The lone 4:05 game features the Dolphins traveling to the West Coast to take on the 49ers.
CBS (Early Window)
Las Vegas Raiders (2-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (4-0) (Red): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis
Cincinnati Bengals (1-2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (3-1) (Blue): Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) at Houston Texans (0-4) (Green): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton
Buffalo Bills (4-0) at Tennessee Titans (3-0) (Yellow): Tom McCarthy, Jay Feely
The vast majority of the country is slated to see the Chiefs look to go to 5-0 against the Raiders. The other three matchups will be regionalized with Bills-Titans getting the most markets, although the game’s fate depends on if Tennessee’s COVID outbreak is over.
CBS (Late Window)
New York Giants (0-4) at Dallas Cowboys (1-3) (Red): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo
Denver Broncos (1-3) at New England Patriots (2-2) (Blue): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green
Indianapolis Colts (3-1) at Cleveland Browns (3-1) (Green): Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta
CBS has three games late, with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo off to Dallas to see if the Cowboys’ atrocious defense can stop the 0-4 Giants. The country will get a split between that game and the Broncos-Patriots showdown while the best game in the window, Colts-Browns, is regionalized.
Sunday Night Football (NBC)
Minnesota Vikings (1-3) at Seattle Seahawks (4-0): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
The Sunday night matchup isn’t spectacular as the struggling Vikings will look to contain Russell Wilson and the undefeated Seahawks. Both defenses haven’t played well early on so there is at least shootout potential.
Monday Night Football (ESPN)
Los Angeles Chargers (1-3) at New Orleans Saints (2-2): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick
Monday night’s game will see Justin Herbert and the Chargers travel to take on Drew Brees and the Saints. The venue could shift to Indianapolis as Hurricane Delta is closing in on New Orleans this week but it doesn’t look like the game will be postponed.
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