Each week of the NFL season, CBS and FOX broadcast Sunday afternoon NFL games. One network gets to show games in both the early and late afternoon timeslots. The other only gets to show one game to each region. In Week 1, FOX has a doubleheader while CBS will show one game.
If you live in the New York area, you will see:
Bengals at Jets early on CBS
Giants at Cowboys late on FOX
So why no early game on FOX? Even though FOX has a doubleheader, the NFL has another rule that trumps it. No other game may be shown at the same time a local team plays a home game. So since the Jets play early on CBS, FOX may not show an early game. We all will be watching the Jets so that is no big deal this week.
Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will be announcing the 1:00 p.m. Eastern start on CBS. Since it is a featured game with the top broadcast team, much of the nation will see it, including all of New England, most of Michigan, parts of the Southeast, and parts of Texas. Hawaii also gets the game. This doesn't paint much of a picture so click here to see an actual picture of a map that shows you whether you will receive the game.
Verizon customers can stream the game through the NFL Mobile app or Verizon's go90 service ONLY IF THE GAME IS BEING BROADCAST BY THE CBS AFFILIATE IN YOUR AREA.
The entire nation will see Patriots at Cardinals Sunday night on NBC and Steelers at Redskins and Rams at 49ers Monday night on ESPN.