Brace yourselves, NFL fans. Week 17 of the 2021 NFL season is here and with it comes one of the most loaded NFL Sunday slates of the season.
With “Thursday Night Football” now over for the season and Saturday football out of vogue until the playoffs, there will only be two prime-time NFL games this week. Outside of “Sunday Night Football” and “Monday Night Football”, every game will be aired on Sunday afternoon. That means there are going to be plenty of options for fans to watch in Week 17.
But which ones will be on TV in your local area? That’s the burning question at the forefront of each fan’s mind.
The week, Fox will carry more of the NFL action, as they have the rights to the Sunday doubleheader. The network will showcase five games in the early window and three in the late window. In the early window, the Rams-Ravens game should draw the most attention, as each team is in a crucial battle for playoff positioning. In the later slate, the Cardinals-Cowboys game will surely draw a bulk of the coverage, as America’s Team looks to knock off a reeling Arizona squad.
As for CBS, they will be broadcasting six games throughout the day. Their best offering is easily the Chiefs-Bengals game, as that will be a battle between two of the AFC’s best teams in a potential playoff preview. If the Bengals win, they clinch the AFC North. If not, the door stays ajar for a team like Baltimore to climb back into the race.
Below are the full NFL coverage maps for Week 17, plus a list of major TV markets and the CBS and Fox games that will be presented in each on Sunday.
NFL coverage map Week 17
(NFL coverage maps courtesy of 506sports.com)
Raiders at Colts
Rams at Ravens
Eagles at Washington
Falcons at Bills
Buccaneers at Jets
Cardinals at Cowboys
Panthers at Saints
Lions at Seahawks
Red: Chiefs at Bengals
Blue: Giants at Bears
Yellow: Dolphins at Titans
Orange: Jaguars at Patriots
Green: Broncos at Chargers (LATE)
Light Blue: Texans at 49ers (LATE)
TV schedule for NFL Week 17 games
Below are the Sunday afternoon games that will be broadcast regionally. “Sunday Night Football” will feature the Vikings and Packers in Week 16. The Packers are fighting for the No. 1 seed in the NFC while the Vikings are hoping to win to keep their hopes of finishing as the No. 6 or No. 7 seed alive.
“Monday Night Football” will feature another divisional matchup between the Browns and Steelers. Pittsburgh is the home team and both teams have struggling quarterbacks, so this could turn into a grind-it-out defensive battle as we have often seen from the AFC North over the years.
List of Week 17 NFL games by TV market
(TV markets listed in order by size)
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