NFL TV Schedule Week 12: Coverage Maps for CBS and FOX Action

Darin Pike@darinpikeContributor INovember 21, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16: Nick Roach #53 and Tim Jennings #26 of the Chicago Bears tackles Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on October 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)
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The Week 12 NFL schedule gets a Thanksgiving makeover, moving a pair of games from Sunday's action to Thursday. Bleacher Report is offering bonus information for those games as well as the Sunday action on Fox and CBS.

Now if only a pair of games had been moved to Friday and Saturday, fans would be able to watch most of the marquee matchups on tap this weekend.

Not every weekend offers the best slate of competition, but Week 12's Sunday games offer several contests with two teams harboring playoff aspirations.

As for Monday's contest with the Carolina Panthers visiting the Philadelphia comment.

Following are the times, stations and announcers for the upcoming games. Given many fans will be travelling over the holiday weekend, market information can be found at the end of the article.

Week 12 Coverage Info:

Coverage maps courtesy of





Thursday Games




Houston at Detroit

12:30 p.m.


 Jim Nantz, Phil Simms

Washington at Dallas

4:15 p.m.


 Joe Buck and Troy Aikman

New England at NY Jets

8:20 p.m.


 Cris Collinsworth, Al Michaels

Sunday Games




Minnesota at Chicago

1:00 p.m.


 Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston

Oakland at Cincinnati

1:00 p.m.


 Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker

Pittsburgh at Cleveland

1:00 p.m.


 Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots

Buffalo at Indianapolis

1:00 p.m.


 Marv Albert, Rich Gannon

Denver at Kansas City

1:00 p.m.


 Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf

Seattle at Miami

1:00 p.m.


 Chris Myers, Tim Ryan 

Atlanta at Tampa Bay

4:25 p.m.


 Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick

Tennessee at Jacksonville

4:25 p.m.


 Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein

Baltimore at San Diego

4:05 p.m.


 Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts

St. Louis at Arizona

4:25 p.m. 


 Joe Buck, Troy Aikman

San Francisco at New Orleans

4:25 p.m. 


 Dick Stockton, John Lynch


Matchup of the Week: Atlanta at Tampa Bay

It is tough to decide between three of these games but Atlanta (9-1) has an opportunity to put a strangle-hold on the NFC South with a win on Sunday. They can take a four-game lead with five to play.

Tampa Bay (6-4) has been one of the hottest teams in the NFL over the last month, winning four-straight and five of their last six games. A win moves them within two games of Atlanta with the two meeting in Week 17.

But the Buccaneers have a rough schedule ahead. They also travel to Denver and New Orleans, but host very winnable games against the Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams.

Greg Schiano has a chance to get his new team into the playoffs, but desperately needs a home win over the Falcons.


Underrated Matchup of the Week: San Francisco at New Orleans

On one hand it is hard to call this matchup underrated. These two clubs were playoff teams last season and had high expectations in 2012.

However, one team is 7-2-1 while the other is 5-5. How close can this game actually be?

The high-powered offense of the Saints will give one of the NFL's best defenses a real test. Drew Brees will need to engineer some points, as the Saints' defense has struggled a bit and the 49ers' offense showed real signs of life on Monday night.

San Francisco needs to keep winning to stay ahead of the Seattle Seahawks, who have one of the league's easiest schedules over the last six games. New Orleans needs a win to stay viable in the wild card race.

After this game the Saints travel to Atlanta and New York to play the Giants. They also have Tampa Bay and Dallas on their schedule. 

It will likely take at least 10 wins to secure a wild card berth. A loss here means the Giants need to win their remaining games. Expect the defense to come out energized and for the home crowd to help keep them that way.


Markets for Fox Games

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears:

Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Buffalo, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Detroit, Hartford, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, St. Louis, Tulsa, Washington

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Providence, Raleigh, West Palm Beach

Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins:

Orlando, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle

San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints:

All markets except Phoenix, St. Louis

St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals:

Phoenix, St. Louis


Markets for CBS Games

Denver Bronco at Kansas City Chiefs:

Primary game

Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts:

Champaign and Peoria, Ill.; Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, South Bend and Terre Haute, Ind.; Louisville, Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Elmira, Rochester, Syracuse and Watertown, N.Y.; Eria, Pa.; Burlington, Vt.

Pittsburgh at Cleveland:

Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Rockford, Alpena, Detroit, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Marquette, Saginaw,Traverse City, Duluth, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh, Wilmington, Cleveland,Columbus, Lima, Toledo, Youngstown, Altoona, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Spartanburg, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Wausau, Beckley, Huntington, Parkersburg, Weston, Wheeling, 

Oakland Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals:

Bakersfield, Chico, Eureka, Fresno, Monterey, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Maria, Honolulu, Hazard, Lexington, Reno, Cincinnati, Dayton, Medford, Portland

Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars:

Huntsville, Ala.; Gainesville, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tallahassee, Fla.; Albany and Savannah, Ga.; Bowling Green, Ky.; Columbus, Miss.; Chattanooga, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, and Tri-Cities, Tenn.

Baltimore Ravens at San Diego Chargers:

Yuma, Ariz.; Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and San Diego, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Miami and Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta; Lewiston, Ida.; Chicago; Baltimore, Salisbury and Mankato, Md.; Minneapolis; Harrisburg, Pa.; Brownsville and Tyler, Tx.; Seattle, Tri-Cities and Yakima, Wash.; Milwaukee, Wis.


Darin Pike is a writer for Bleacher Report's Breaking News Team and a Featured Columnist covering the NFL and Seattle Seahawks.