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Friday, September 28, 2012
Southern exposure for Week 4

By Pat Yasinskas

Time to turn to the506.com for our weekly look at which NFC South games will be shown in which television markets.

Let’s start with the 1 p.m. ET game between the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons. The FOX game with Dick Stockton and John Lynch will air through just about the entire Southeast, except for most of Florida. That’s pretty solid regional exposure, but the game will be overshadowed on a national basis by the contest between the 49ers and New York Jets, which will be shown throughout the entire Northeast and most of the West Coast.

Now, let’s turn to the late-afternoon games with two NFC South teams playing at the same time. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Washington Redskins and the New Orleans Saints travel to Lambeau Field to face the Packers.

Which game is getting better play?

You probably guessed it already. The FOX broadcast with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman of the Packers and Saints will be shown throughout the vast majority of the country, including Tampa Bay because the Bucs’ game won’t air locally because it didn’t sell out.

The FOX broadcast (featuring Chris Myers and Tim Ryan) of the game between the Redskins and Bucs will be shown in Washington, D.C. and surrounding markets, two very small pockets of Florida and what appears to be a very unlucky portion of central Texas.