The NFL coverage map is here for Week 17 games. With a number of teams clinching divisions and playoff berths last week, the NFL playoff picture is becoming a little more clear ahead of the final week of the season. CBS will get the doubleheader this week.
NFL Coverage Map for Week 17
The folks at 506 Sports provide this week’s NFL TV and coverage map. The color codes and what games they correspond to are listed below.
Listings include FOX, CBS, NFL Network, and prime-time games on NBC and ESPN. These maps are subject to change throughout the week.
CBS Early-Game NFL TV Coverage Map
Red: Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots
Ian Eagle and Charles Davis
Few teams have more to play for in the AFC than the Dolphins and Patriots in Week 17. With a win and a Jets loss, the Dolphins are in. However, the Patriots need to win this week and in Week 18 against Buffalo to slide into the postseason. This’ll make for a must-watch game across the NFL’s coverage map this week.
Green: Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs
Greg Gumbel and Adam Archuleta
The Broncos fired head coach Nathaniel Hackett just a day after getting embarrassed on Christmas Day. It’s unlikely a change at head coach can catapult the team into a win over the Chiefs, who are competing for the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Blue: Indianapolis Colts @ New York Giants
Kevin Harlan and Trent Green
While the Colts vs. Giants game may fly under the radar in the NFL’s early window on Sunday, the result will have big implications on the NFC playoff picture. Currently, the Giants hold onto the sixth seed but have the Commanders breathing down their neck. A win will get the Giants in.
Yellow: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans
Andrew Catalon and James Lofton
The Jaguars have come out of nowhere to take over as the division leader in the AFC South. While their record (7-8) is less than impressive, the Titans have slumped in the absence of Ryan Tannehill. The Texans played spoiler against the Titans last week, now they’ll try doing the same against Jacksonville in Week 17.
CBS Late-Game NFL TV Coverage Map
Red: Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
Jim Nantz and Tony Romo
Division rivals in a must-win situation? CBS and Paramount+ tabbed a great late-season game between the Vikings and Packers. While Minnesota has the NFC North locked up, Green Bay needs to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. What better way to do that than beat their foes to the West on national TV?
Blue: Los Angeles Rams @ Los Angeles Chargers
Spero Dedes and Jay Feely
There’s not much here at play with the Chargers clinching a playoff spot with a win on Monday night against the Colts. However, Baker Mayfield is playing for a job in 2023 and won’t back down. It’ll be vital for the Chargers to avoid limping into the playoffs this season.
FOX Single-Game NFL TV Coverage Map
Blue: New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles
Joe Davis and Daryl Johnston
It’s becoming difficult to keep track of the mess in the NFC South, but at 6-9, the Saints are still mathematically alive. They have a tall task playing the top seed in the NFC with an opportunity to clinch home-field advantage.
Red: Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen
Does Sam Darnold or Tom Brady want it more? Regardless of their 6-9 record, the Panthers have defied all doubts in 2022 to still be alive this late in the season. If Carolina can find a way to win out, they win the NFC South. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are the only ones that stand in their way.
Green: Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions
Kenny Albert and Jonathan Vilma
One of the better feel-good stories of the season has been Detroit’s run for a playoff spot in the second half of the season. However, last week’s awful display of defense hampered their hopes. Justin Fields won’t be easy to contain, but it’s a must if the Lions want anything to play for in Week 18.
Orange: Cleveland Browns @ Washington Commanders
Adam Amin and Mark Schlereth
Neither the Browns nor the Commanders are very entertaining on a week-to-week basis, but the Commanders have a playoff spot on the line. A loss to the Browns won’t eliminate them, but it’ll make it a tough Week 18 for Washington.
Purple: Arizona Cardinals @ Atlanta Falcons
Jason Benetti and Brady Quinn
There’s only one game this week that doesn’t have some sort of seeding or clinching implications, and this is it. Both the Cardinals and Falcons are out of the playoffs and looking ahead to 2023.
Yellow: San Francisco 49ers @ Las Vegas Raiders (Late)
Kevin Kugler and Mark Sanchez
Las Vegas is two games out from a Wild Card spot after failing to close out their Christmas Eve contest vs. Pittsburgh. On the other sideline, the 49ers have seeding on the line. Can Derek Carr outduel rookie Brock Purdy on Sunday afternoon?
Teal: New York Jets @ Seattle Seahawks (Late)
Chris Myers and Robert Smith
A Jets loss and a Dolphins win will eliminate New York from playoff contention. The bad news for the Jets isn’t the Dolphins, however, but Geno Smith and the Seahawks have to win to stay alive, too. Expect a dogfight in FOX’s late window.
NFL Week 17 National TV Broadcasts
Thursday Night Football
Dallas Cowboys @ Tennessee Titans (Amazon)
The last game of 2022 is Thursday night between the Cowboys and Titans. The matchup doesn’t look great on paper, but Tennessee has seen the playoffs slip through their fingertips over the last month. This may be one of those classic Thursday Night Football Derrick Henry games we’re all used to.
Sunday Night Football
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens (NBC)
The Steelers are still in the hunt for a playoff bid, but they have to go through the Ravens to get it. Speaking of Baltimore, a win and a Bengals loss on Monday night would put them (somehow) back in the lead in the AFC North. Anticipate a classic Steelers vs. Ravens matchup on New Year’s Eve.
Monday Night Football
Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals (ESPN)
Week 17 ends with the game of the week on Monday night with the Bills traveling to take on the Bengals. Not only is seeding on the line in what could be an early AFC Conference Championship matchup but potentially an MVP award, too. Joe Burrow and Josh Allen are +750 and +800, respectively, in NFL MVP odds over on the DraftKings Sportsbook.