Friday, September 7, 2012
Southern exposure for Week 1
By Pat Yasinskas
After a turbulent offseason, the New Orleans Saints will remain in the spotlight in the first week of the NFL season.
Their 1 p.m. ET game on FOX, with Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston in the booth, will be televised throughout most of the nation.
Let’s turn to the506.com for a look at what markets Sunday’s NFC South games will be shown in.
The Saints and Redskins will be shown in the vast majority of markets. The few exceptions are markets that will air a game that features a local team. One of those will be the Atlanta Falcons at Kansas City Chiefs. That game also will be on FOX with Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick as the announcers. The Atlanta game will air throughout Georgia and Missouri. Other than that, it will be pretty much limited to Colorado and Kansas.
The late-afternoon game between Carolina and Tampa Bay (on FOX with Ron Pitts and Mike Martz) won’t get wide exposure. Since it didn’t sell out, the game will be blacked out in the Tampa Bay area. It will air in the Carolinas, Georgia, parts of Louisiana and a couple of isolated pockets of Florida. The game between San Francisco and Green Bay will air in the majority of the country during that time slot.