Southern exposure for Week 3

September, 20, 2012
9/20/12
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The New Orleans Saints might be 0-2, but they still are a drawing card.

According to the weekly map of which games will be broadcast in which markets, the Saints will get huge exposure Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. CBS will televise the game with Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf announcing, and it will be available throughout much of the country. The game will be shown throughout much of the Southeast, Midwest and in a bunch of Western states.

Thursday night's game between the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants obviously will get a national audience on the NFL Network.

The Tampa Bay game at Dallas will air at the same time Sunday as the Saints-Chiefs, on FOX, with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as the announcers. The Bucs also will get plenty of exposure. The game will air in the Tampa Bay area because it’s a road game and the Bucs don’t have to worry about their own attendance issues. The game will be shown in Texas and neighboring states, but it also will get a good ride beyond that. The game will be available in parts of the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, the Pittsburgh area and parts of New England.

Surprisingly, what might be the best NFC South game of the day isn’t going to get a lot of exposure. The late-afternoon game between the undefeated Falcons and Chargers will be carried on FOX with Chris Myers and Tim Ryan as the announcers. The game will be available throughout Georgia and Alabama, in parts of Mississippi and Louisiana, and in the San Diego market.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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