Table of Contents
- 1 How many late-afternoon NFL games will there be?
- 2 Why does that matter to me?
- 3 When is the final round of the Masters on TV?
- 4 What if an extra hour isn’t enough?
- 5 Why is this happening, again?
- 6 Which game will be carried on CBS-2?
- 7 Wait, if Jim Nantz is working the Masters, which CBS NFL game will Tony Romo work this weekend and with whom?
- 8 Which games will air on Fox-32?
- 9 Who has the Bears and when?
- 10 So, just to be thorough, which games are at noon Sunday on Fox?
- 11 What about at 3:05 p.m. on CBS?
- 12 And the 3:25 p.m. Fox games?
- 13 ‘Rashers with Rory’? Really?
Augusta National’s autumnal Masters this week will lead to an NFL Sunday like no other from a TV standpoint.
Plan on “Brunch with Bryson” and lots of late-afternoon football.
(We’re just guessing U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau will be in contention for the green jacket, and the alliteration worked. Could also be “Doughnuts with Dustin,” “Toast with Tiger,” “Rashers with Rory” or “Java with Jon, Jordan and Justin.” You get the idea.)
Don’t be surprised if “60 Minutes” and the rest of the CBS prime-time lineup of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans” and “NCIS” start late. Set your DVR accordingly.
Let’s see if we can answer your questions in the meantime.
How many late-afternoon NFL games will there be?
Six — three on CBS at 3:05 p.m. and three on Fox at 3:25.
It’s unusual for there to be more late afternoon games than noon starts, and there are only five early games, all on Fox.
Why does that matter to me?
It might not. Fox still will carry two games and CBS one in your local market.
If you have the NFL Sunday Ticket or RedZone packages, the day’s rhythm might feel different.
Fantasy football players might sense the shift more acutely. It will affect the flow of statistics, as more numbers will come in later.
When is the final round of the Masters on TV?
It’s slotted for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Chicago’s CBS-Ch. 2. If the golf goes longer, there’s an hour cushion until the network’s NFL games start.
Weather delays could cause problems, obviously, but the forecast as of midweek suggests it won’t be an issue.
What if an extra hour isn’t enough?
In the very unlikely event that golf continues beyond 3 p.m. Sunday, the Sports Business Journal reported Thursday that coverage will shift from CBS to ABC, with CBS’ announcers and analysts. CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com and Masters.com also would have live coverage.
Why is this happening, again?
Which game will be carried on CBS-2?
The Buffalo Bills (7-2) at the Arizona Cardinals (5-3) is set for 3:05 p.m. Ian Eagle and Charles Davis will be on the call with reporter Evan Washburn.
Wait, if Jim Nantz is working the Masters, which CBS NFL game will Tony Romo work this weekend and with whom?
None and no one. Romo, the highest-paid NFL analyst in history, is getting the week off.
Which games will air on Fox-32?
Fox-32 is treating the Chicago market to the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-7) at the Green Bay Packers (6-2) at noon with Chris Myers, Greg Jennings and Brock Huard and reporter Jennifer Hale.
More than half of the country is getting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3) at the Carolina Panthers (3-6), but who doesn’t want to see the 1-7 Jaguars? Blame it on area Packers fans.
The late Fox game locally will be the San Francisco 49ers (4-5) visiting the New Orleans Saints (6-2). It will be great to hear new Bulls announcer Adam Amin on play-by-play (joined by Mark Schlereth and Lindsay Czarniak), but the Seattle Seahawks (6-2) at the Los Angeles Rams (5-3) might be a better game.
Who has the Bears and when?
Don’t worry about it. The Chicago Bears play host to the Minnesota Vikings on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” at 7:15 p.m. In the Chicago market, it also will be on WCIU-Ch. 26.
So, just to be thorough, which games are at noon Sunday on Fox?
Besides Jaguars-Packers and Bucs-Panthers, there’s the Houston Texans (2-6) at the Cleveland Browns (5-3), Washington (2-6) at the Detroit Lions (3-5) and the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4-1) at the New York Giants (2-7).
What about at 3:05 p.m. on CBS?
In addition to Bills-Cardinals, CBS has the Denver Broncos (3-5) at the Las Vegas Raiders (5-3) and the Los Angeles Chargers (2-6) at the Miami Dolphins (5-3).
And the 3:25 p.m. Fox games?
There’s the Cincinnati Bengals (2-5-1) at the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-0) in addition to 49ers-Saints and Seahawks-Raiders.
‘Rashers with Rory’? Really?
Hey, they can’t all be gems. Just roll with it. Stock up on snacks and beverages, get comfy and settle in for a long day in front of the TV.