- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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Since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing on the road Sunday, we don’t have to wait for the Thursday afternoon deadline to find out if their game will be televised locally.
Let’s turn to the506.com for our weekly look at which markets the NFC South games will be available in.
The Bucs’ 1 p.m. ET game will air live in the Tampa Bay area and throughout almost all of Florida. It also will get play in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, half of Pennsylvania and good chunks of Nevada and California. The game will be carried by FOX with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as the announcers.
The game between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers will be played at the same time. That game will be carried throughout the Southeastern states (except for Florida) and right over to the Texas border. The FOX crew for that game is Ron Pitts and Mike Martz.
The Atlanta Falcons will have the largest exposure of any NFC South team in Week 2. That’s because they’ll be hosting Denver in the Monday night contest, and that game will go out to a national and international audience on ESPN. Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will be the announcers.