A pair of NFC West showdowns and the trip from Pittsburgh to Green Bay highlight the NFL Week 4 schedule, but what games will be available in your area?
The schedule moves to October in the NFL and there have been plenty of dramatic storylines in the first month of the year, including the rise of unexpected rivals like the Broncos and Raiders as well as incredible comeback performances from Aaron Rodgers and Justin Herbert. The plot is set to intensify in Week 4, as the most anticipated reunion of the season takes place on Sunday night as Tom Brady returns to Foxboro to face the New England Patriots for the first time since leaving as ‘free agent at the end of the 2019 season.
While everyone will be able to see this game, who will be able to see the best NFC West games or the trip from Pittsburgh to Green Bay? Check out this week’s NFL TV coverage maps, courtesy of 506 Sports, to find out which games will air in your area and who is calling for action.
NFL Week 4 TV Coverage Cards
Thursday September 30
Thursday Night Football (NFL Network)
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (2-1): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Another NFL Network exclusive for Thursday night football Presents a failed showdown as the winless Jaguars give Trevor Lawrence his first glimpse of NFL prime-time action against the surprising Bengals. Joe Burrow and company can make a big statement by taking this victory to go 3-1 to start the season.
Sunday October 3
Carolina Panthers (3-0) vs. Dallas Cowboys (2-1) (red): Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen
New York Giants (0-3) vs. New Orleans Saints (2-1) (dark blue): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma
Washington Football Team (1-2) vs. Atlanta Falcons (1-2) (orange): Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez
Detroit Lions (0-3) vs. Chicago Bears (1-2) (light blue): Gus Johnson, Aqib Talib
Seattle Seahawks (1-2) vs. San Francisco 49ers (2-1) (Green, 4:05): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth
Arizona Cardinals (3-0) vs. Los Angeles Rams (3-0) (Yellow, 4:05): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston
FOX has the singleheader this week, which unfortunately means most countries will miss the elite NFC West showcases. Cowboys-Panthers will headline the first window and get the biggest cast while this week’s Gus Johnson special is Lions-Bears, so expect some sort of madness in this game.
CBS Anticipated Window
Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) (Red): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis
Cleveland Browns (2-1) vs. Minnesota Vikings (1-2) (Blue): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green
Tennessee Titans (2-1) vs. New York Jets (0-3) (green): Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta
Indianapolis Colts (0-3) vs. Miami Dolphins (1-2) (Yellow): Spero Dedes, Jay Feely
Houston Texans (1-2) vs. Buffalo Bills (2-1) (Orange): Beth Mowins, Tiki Barber
CBS’s first window is highlighted by the Chiefs’ trip to Philadelphia to face the Eagles as both teams try to end two back-to-back losing streaks. Browns-Vikings will also enjoy a strong distribution in NFC North territory, while the other three games are pretty much regional TV shows.
CBS delay window
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) vs. Green Bay Packers (2-1) (red): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo
Baltimore Ravens (2-1) vs. Denver Broncos (3-0) (Blue): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton
CBS’s double options in the late window are fantastic as most of the country will see the Steelers attempt to save their season at Green Bay against the Packers, marking the first time Ben Roethlisberger and Rodgers face off at Lambeau Field. The undercard here is the Ravens attempting to topple the undefeated Broncos, which will be the regional option with the potential to be picked up for national distribution if the Steelers find themselves on the losing side of a blowout.
Sunday Night Football (NBC)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) vs. New England Patriots (1-2): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
The most anticipated game of the season to date needs no introduction. NBC will cover Brady’s return to Foxboro as the Buccaneers look to bounce back from a loss in Los Angeles to Bill Belichick and the Patriots.
Monday October 4
Monday Night Football (ESPN)
Las Vegas Raiders (3-0) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (2-1): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick
Week 4 ends with the Raiders and Chargers playing at SoFi Stadium with the potential for the AFC West’s top spot on the line if Denver falls to Baltimore on Sunday. Unfortunately for Manningcast fans, the brothers are out until October 25, which will be three long weeks without Manning having any hijinks to accompany a Monday night clash.