The NFL coverage map has been released for the NFL Week 17 schedule. This Sunday, FOX will air a national broadcast in both the early and late windows, while you’ll get a CBS TV broadcast just once, depending on where you fall on the NFL TV map. There are big implications in Week 17 on the NFL playoff picture with just two Sundays remaining in the regular season.
NFL Coverage Map for Week 17
NFL TV broadcast and coverage maps are courtesy of 506sports.com. The color codes and what games they correspond to are listed below.
Listings include CBS, FOX, and prime-time games on NFL Network, NBC, and ESPN. These maps are subject to change throughout the week.
CBS Single NFL TV Broadcast Coverage Map
Red: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Jim Nantz and Tony Romo
The Kansas City Chiefs (11-4) are winners of eight straight games and hold a one-game lead in the AFC over the Titans. The Cincinnati Bengals (9-6) are fresh off beating the Ravens 41-21 to take first place in the AFC North.
Both teams know how to score a lot of points, and both have a lot on the line. The Chiefs want the first-round bye and home-field advantage while all the Bengals need to do is beat Kansas City to win their first AFC North crown in six years.
Purple: New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears
Spero Dedes and Jay Feely
Yellow: Miami Dolphins vs. Tennessee Titans
Kevin Harlan and Trent Green
Orange: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots
Andrew Catalon and James Lofton
Green: Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers (LATE)
Ian Eagle and Charles Davis
Teal: Houston Texans vs. San Francisco 49ers (LATE)
Greg Gumbel and Adam Archuleta
FOX Early NFL TV Broadcast Coverage Map
Red: Los Angeles Rams vs. Baltimore Ravens
Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen
This contest was switched to the early window in a move we suspect to cater to the Los Angeles viewership and fanbase, and FOX wanting to reach that portion of the NFL TV map with the Cardinals vs. Cowboys game in the late window. It makes sense as both the Rams and Ravens have playoff stakes on the line.
Once the Rams finish up in the early FOX window, their eyes will immediately turn to the Cardinals and Cowboys as the result will influence their seeding in the NFC playoff picture.
Purple: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Football Team
Adam Amin and Mark Schlereth
Green: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Indianapolis Colts
Kenny Albert and Jonathan Vilma
Yellow: Atlanta Falcons vs. Buffalo Bills
Kevin Kugler and Mark Sanchez
Orange: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Jets
Chris Myers and Daryl Johnston
FOX Late NFL TV Broadcast Coverage Map
Red: Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
This is FOX’s Game of the Week and possibly the league’s, too. The Cardinals (10-5) — depending on the Rams’ game in the early window — could be fighting for the NFC West lead and a higher seeding.
The Cowboys (11-4) are doing everything they can to have the first seed and a bye in the Wild Card round. A win for Dallas means they’ll be pulling for the Vikings to beat the Packers (12-3) on Sunday Night Football.
Purple: Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks
Gus Johnson and Aqib Talib
Green: Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints
Brandon Gaudin and Matt Millen
Sunday Night Football
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers (NBC)
Monday Night Football
Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (ESPN)