The 2011 NFL Television Guide

Friday, September 9 by
Football's back. Let's get wasted! 

The NFL is back, and not a moment too soon. I’ve been running out of excuses for spending my Sundays piss drunk at a bar shoving fried food down my throat. But from now until February, NFL football will enable me to act like the pig I truly am. The problem is this: when you’re near blacked out by halftime of the early game, it can be hard to remember what channel is covering the late game. Well, we’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find a guide containing all the info you’ll need.

Here’s where you can find the games this season:

NBC

The season kicked off last night when the last two Superbowl champs, the Packers and the Saints, met at Lambeau Field, and the whole affair was broadcast on NBC. Going forward, the network will also broadcast the Sunday night games, beginning with the Dallas Cowboys facing the New York Jets on September 11th. Al Michaels hosts the play-by-play while Cris Collinsworth fills in the color commentary. Bob Costas, Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Peter King report live from the game and handle pregame hosting duties.

ESPN

Monday nights belong to ESPN once again. This year, get ready for some football when the New England Patriots head to South Florida to square off against the Miami Dolphins on September 12th. Mike Tirico is on play-by-play and Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski provide color commentary. Additional reporting comes from Suzy Kolber.

FOX

FOX is the station that you’ll do a good majority of your screaming at on Sundays this fall. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will host the broadcasts of the NFC regional regular season games as well as the NFC playoffs. Curt Menefee hosts the pregame with in-studio analysts Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, and Michael Strahan. Pregame and sideline reporting duties  will be covered by Pam Oliver.

 CBS

And you can catch the AFC regular season games as well as the AFC playoffs on Sunday afternoons on CBS. James Brown hosts with play-by-play from Jim Nantz, Marv Albert, Craig Bolerjack, Don Criqui, Spero Dedes, Ian Eagle, Greg Gumbel, Kevin Harlan, Bill Macatee. Studio analysts are Phil Simms, Charley Casserly, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino, and Shannon Sharpe.

NFL Network

You’d better get yourself a satellite dish if you want to catch the Thursday night games. Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders, and Marshall Faulk report live with contributions from  Kara Henderson and Michelle Beisner. Brad Nessler is on play-by-play and Mike Mayock is analyst starting this season. Beginning in Week 10, NFL Network will begin showing Thursday games with Oakland making the long trek to San Diego. Just hope that you don’t get heavy rain or sunspots in your area.

Week 1
Thursday, Sept. 8
New Orleans at Green Bay, 8:30pm (NBC)
Sunday, Sept. 11
Detroit at Tampa Bay, 1pm (FOX)
Philadelphia at St. Louis, 1pm (FOX)
Buffalo at Kansas City, 1pm (CBS)
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1pm (CBS)
Indianapolis at Houston, 1pm (CBS)
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1pm (CBS)
Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1pm (CBS)
Atlanta at Chicago, 1pm (FOX)
Minnesota at San Diego, 4:15pm (FOX)
Carolina at Arizona, 4:15pm (FOX)
N.Y. Giants at Washington, 4:15pm (FOX)
Seattle at San Francisco, 4:15pm (FOX)
Dallas at N.Y. Jets, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Sept. 12
New England at Miami, 7pm (ESPN)
Oakland at Denver, 10:15pm (ESPN)

Week 2
Sunday, Sept. 18

Cleveland at Indianapolis, 1pm (CBS)
Baltimore at Tennessee, 1pm (CBS)
Green Bay at Carolina, 1pm (FOX)
Oakland at Buffalo, 1pm (CBS)
Kansas City at Detroit, 1pm (CBS)
Jacksonville at N.Y. Jets, 1pm (CBS)
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 1pm (FOX)
Chicago at New Orleans, 1pm (FOX)
Arizona at Washington, 1pm (FOX)
Seattle at Pittsburgh, 1pm (FOX)
Dallas at San Francisco, 4:05pm (FOX)
Houston at Miami, 4:15pm (CBS)
San Diego at New England, 4:15pm (CBS)
Cincinnati at Denver, 4:15pm (CBS)
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Sept. 19
St. Louis at N.Y. Giants, 8:30pm (ESPN)

Week 3
Sunday, Sept. 25

San Francisco at Cincinnati, 1pm (FOX)
N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1pm (FOX)
Detroit at Minnesota, 1pm (FOX)
New England at Buffalo, 1pm (CBS)
Miami at Cleveland, 1pm (CBS)
Houston at New Orleans, 1pm (CBS)
Denver at Tennessee, 1pm (CBS)
Jacksonville at Carolina, 1pm (CBS)
Kansas City at San Diego, 4:05pm (CBS)
Baltimore at St. Louis, 4:05pm (CBS)
N.Y. Jets at Oakland, 4:05pm (CBS)
Green Bay at Chicago, 4:15pm (FOX)
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 4:15pm (FOX)
Arizona at Seattle, 4:15pm (FOX)
Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Sept. 26
Washington at Dallas, 8:30pm (ESPN)

Week 4
Sunday, Oct. 2

Washington at St. Louis, 1pm (FOX)
San Francisco at Philadelphia, 1pm (FOX)
New Orleans at Jacksonville, 1pm (FOX)
Carolina at Chicago, 1pm (FOX)
Buffalo at Cincinnati, 1pm (CBS)
Pittsburgh at Houston, 1pm (CBS)
Detroit at Dallas, 1pm (FOX)
Minnesota at Kansas City, 1pm (FOX)
Tennessee at Cleveland, 1pm (CBS)
Atlanta at Seattle, 4:05pm (FOX)
N.Y. Giants at Arizona, 4:05pm (FOX)
New England at Oakland, 4:15pm (CBS)
Denver at Green Bay, 4:15pm (CBS)
Miami at San Diego, 4:15pm (CBS)
N.Y. Jets at Baltimore, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Oct. 3
Indianapolis at Tampa Bay, 8:30pm (ESPN)

Week 5
Sunday, Oct. 9

Cincinnati at Jacksonville, 1pm (CBS)
Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 1pm (CBS)
Kansas City at Indianapolis, 1pm (CBS)
Oakland at Houston, 1pm (CBS)
Arizona at Minnesota, 1pm (FOX)
New Orleans at Carolina, 1pm (FOX)
Seattle at N.Y. Giants, 1pm (FOX)
Philadelphia at Buffalo, 1pm (FOX)
Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 4:05pm (FOX)
San Diego at Denver, 4:15pm (CBS)
N.Y. Jets at New England, 4:15pm (CBS)
Green Bay at Atlanta, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Oct. 10
Chicago at Detroit, 8:30pm (ESPN)
Byes: Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Miami, St. Louis, Washington

Week 6
Sunday, Oct. 16

St. Louis at Green Bay, 1pm (FOX)
Philadelphia at Washington, 1pm (FOX)
San Francisco at Detroit, 1pm (FOX)
Buffalo at N.Y. Giants, 1pm (CBS)
Carolina at Atlanta, 1pm (FOX)
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, 1pm (CBS)
Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1pm (CBS)
Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05pm (CBS)
Houston at Baltimore, 4:05pm (CBS)
Dallas at New England, 4:15pm (FOX)
New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 4:15pm (FOX)
Minnesota at Chicago, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Oct. 17
Miami at N.Y. Jets, 8:30pm (ESPN)
Byes: Arizona, Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Seattle, Tennessee

Week 7
Sunday, Oct. 23

Washington at Carolina, 1pm (FOX)
Chicago at Tampa Bay, 1pm (FOX)
Seattle at Cleveland, 1pm (FOX)
Atlanta at Detroit, 1pm (FOX)
Denver at Miami, 1pm (CBS)
San Diego at N.Y. Jets, 1pm (CBS)
Houston at Tennessee, 1pm (CBS)
Pittsburgh at Arizona, 4:05pm (CBS)
Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05pm (CBS)
Green Bay at Minnesota, 4:15pm (FOX)
St. Louis at Dallas, 4:15pm (FOX)
Indianapolis at New Orleans, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Oct. 24
Baltimore at Jacksonville, 8:30pm (ESPN)
Byes: Buffalo, Cincinnati, New England, N.Y. Giants, Philadelphia, San Francisco

Week 8
Sunday, Oct. 30

Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1pm (CBS)
Minnesota at Carolina, 1pm (FOX)
Jacksonville at Houston, 1pm (CBS)
New Orleans at St. Louis, 1pm (FOX)
Arizona at Baltimore, 1pm (FOX)
Miami at N.Y. Giants, 1pm (CBS)
Washington at Buffalo, 4:05pm (FOX)
Detroit at Denver, 4:05pm (FOX)
Cincinnati at Seattle, 4:15pm (CBS)
Cleveland at San Francisco, 4:15pm (CBS)
New England at Pittsburgh, 4:15pm (CBS)
Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Oct. 31
San Diego at Kansas City, 8:30pm (ESPN)
Byes: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, N.Y. Jets, Oakland, Tampa Bay

Week 9
Sunday, Nov. 6

N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1pm (CBS)
Cleveland at Houston, 1pm (CBS)
San Francisco at Washington, 1pm (FOX)
Seattle at Dallas, 1pm (FOX)
Miami at Kansas City, 1pm (CBS)
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1pm (FOX)
Atlanta at Indianapolis, 1pm (FOX)
Cincinnati at Tennessee, 4:05pm (CBS)
Denver at Oakland, 4:05pm (CBS)
Green Bay at San Diego, 4:15pm (FOX)
St. Louis at Arizona, 4:15pm (FOX)
N.Y. Giants at New England, 4:15pm (FOX)
Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Nov. 7
Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:30pm (ESPN)
Byes: Carolina, Detroit, Jacksonville, Minnesota

Week 10
Thursday, Nov. 10

Oakland at San Diego, 8:20pm (NFL Network)
Sunday, Nov. 13
Houston at Tampa Bay, 1pm (CBS)
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1pm (CBS)
Detroit at Chicago, 1pm (FOX)
Tennessee at Carolina, 1pm (CBS)
Denver at Kansas City, 1pm (CBS)
Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1pm (CBS)
Washington at Miami, 1pm (FOX)
St. Louis at Cleveland, 1pm (FOX)
Arizona at Philadelphia, 1pm (FOX)
New Orleans at Atlanta, 1pm (FOX)
Buffalo at Dallas, 1pm (CBS)
Baltimore at Seattle, 4:05pm (CBS)
N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 4:15pm (FOX)
New England at N.Y. Jets*, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Nov. 14
Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:30pm (ESPN)

Week 11
Thursday, Nov. 17

N.Y. Jets at Denver, 8:20pm (NFL Network)
Sunday, Nov. 20
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1pm (CBS)
Dallas at Washington, 1pm (FOX)
Tennessee at Atlanta, 1pm (CBS)
Jacksonville at Cleveland, 1pm (CBS)
Oakland at Minnesota, 1pm (CBS)
Tampa Bay at Green Bay, 1pm (FOX)
Carolina at Detroit, 1pm (FOX)
Buffalo at Miami, 1pm (CBS)
Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05pm (FOX)
Seattle at St. Louis, 4:05pm (FOX)
San Diego at Chicago, 4:15pm (CBS)
Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants*, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Nov. 21
Kansas City at New England, 8:30pm (ESPN)
Byes: Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh

Week 12
Thursday, Nov. 24

Green Bay at Detroit, 12:30pm (FOX)
Miami at Dallas, 4:15pm (CBS)
San Francisco at Baltimore, 8:20pm (NFL Network)
Sunday, Nov. 27
Carolina at Indianapolis, 1pm (FOX)
Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 1pm (FOX)
Arizona at St. Louis, 1pm (FOX)
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1pm (CBS)
Minnesota at Atlanta, 1pm (FOX)
Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1pm (CBS)
Houston at Jacksonville, 1pm (CBS)
Washington at Seattle, 4:05pm (FOX)
Chicago at Oakland, 4:05pm (FOX)
New England at Philadelphia, 4:15pm (CBS)
Denver at San Diego, 4:15pm (CBS)
Pittsburgh at Kansas City*, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Nov. 28
N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, 8:30pm (ESPN)

Week 13
Thursday, Dec. 1
Philadelphia at Seattle, 8:20pm (NFL Network)
Sunday, Dec. 4
Detroit at New Orleans, 1pm (FOX)
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1pm (FOX)
Atlanta at Houston, 1pm (FOX)
Oakland at Miami, 1pm (CBS)
Kansas City at Chicago, 1pm (CBS)
Tennessee at Buffalo, 1pm (CBS)
N.Y. Jets at Washington, 1pm (CBS)
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1pm (CBS)
Baltimore at Cleveland, 1pm (CBS)
Denver at Minnesota, 4:05pm (CBS)
Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 4:15pm (FOX)
Dallas at Arizona, 4:15pm (FOX)
St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:15pm (FOX)
Indianapolis at New England*, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Dec. 5
San Diego at Jacksonville, 8:30pm (ESPN)

Week 14
Thursday, Dec. 8

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 8:20pm (NFL Network)
Sunday, Dec. 11
Houston at Cincinnati, 1pm (CBS)
New England at Washington, 1pm (CBS)
Indianapolis at Baltimore, 1pm (CBS)
Kansas City at N.Y. Jets, 1pm (CBS)
Oakland at Green Bay, 1pm (CBS)
Atlanta at Carolina, 1pm (FOX)
Minnesota at Detroit, 1pm (FOX)
Philadelphia at Miami, 1pm (FOX)
New Orleans at Tennessee, 1pm (FOX)
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 1pm (FOX)
Chicago at Denver, 4:05pm (FOX)
San Francisco at Arizona, 4:05pm (FOX)
Buffalo at San Diego, 4:15pm (CBS)
N.Y. Giants at Dallas*, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Dec. 12
St. Louis at Seattle, 8:30pm (ESPN)

Week 15
Thursday, Dec. 15

Jacksonville at Atlanta, 8:20pm (NFL Network)
Saturday, Dec. 17
Dallas at Tampa Bay, 8:20pm (NFL Network)
Sunday, Dec. 18
Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1pm (CBS)
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1pm (CBS)
Green Bay at Kansas City, 1pm (FOX)
Carolina at Houston, 1pm (FOX)
New Orleans at Minnesota, 1pm (FOX)
Seattle at Chicago, 1pm (FOX)
Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1pm (FOX)
Miami at Buffalo, 1pm (CBS)
Detroit at Oakland, 4:05pm (FOX)
N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 4:15pm (CBS)
New England at Denver, 4:15pm (CBS)
Cleveland at Arizona, 4:15pm (CBS)
Baltimore at San Diego*, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Dec. 19
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 8:30pm (ESPN)

Week 16
Thursday, Dec. 22

Houston at Indianapolis, 8:20pm (NFL Network)
Saturday, Dec. 24
Cleveland at Baltimore, 1pm (CBS)
Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1pm (CBS)
Minnesota at Washington, 1pm (FOX)
Denver at Buffalo, 1pm (CBS)
Oakland at Kansas City, 1pm (CBS)
Miami at New England, 1pm (CBS)
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1pm (FOX)
N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 1pm (FOX)
Arizona at Cincinnati, 1pm (FOX)
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1pm (FOX)
San Diego at Detroit, 4:05pm (CBS)
San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15pm (FOX)
Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:15pm (FOX)
Sunday, Dec. 25
Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20pm (NBC)
Monday, Dec. 26
Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30pm (ESPN)

Week 17
Sunday, Jan. 1

Tennessee at Houston, 1pm (CBS)
Detroit at Green Bay, 1pm (FOX)
Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 1pm (FOX)
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1pm (CBS)
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1pm (CBS)
N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1pm (CBS)
Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1pm (CBS)
Washington at Philadelphia, 1pm (FOX)
Chicago at Minnesota, 1pm (FOX)
San Francisco at St. Louis, 1pm (FOX)
Carolina at New Orleans, 1pm (FOX)
Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1pm (FOX)
Buffalo at New England, 1pm (CBS)
Seattle at Arizona, 4:15pm (FOX)
San Diego at Oakland, 4:15pm (CBS)
Kansas City at Denver, 4:15pm (CBS)
To Be Announced*, 8:20pm (NBC)

Playoffs
Saturday, Jan. 7
AFC and NFC Wild Card Playoffs (NBC)
Sunday, Jan. 8
AFC and NFC Wild Card Playoffs (CBS & FOX)
Saturday, Jan. 14
AFC and NFC Divisional Playoffs (CBS & FOX)
Sunday, Jan. 15
AFC and NFC Divisional Playoffs (CBS & FOX)
Sunday, Jan. 22
AFC and NFC Championship Games (CBS & FOX)
Sunday, Jan. 29
AFC-NFC Pro Bowl in Hawaii (NBC)
Sunday, Feb. 5
Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis (NBC)

*Games subject to change.

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