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Dolphins at 49ers: Where to Watch, How to Watch, and What to Watch

After last week's loss to the New England Patriots, the Miami Dolphins head west to face the San Francisco 49ers later today. Here's all the television and radio information, plus more to get you ready for the game.


The Miami Dolphins dropped their first meeting with the New England Patriots last week. The contest this week is not any easier as Miami heads across the country to face the San Francisco 49ers. How can you watch the game? Of course, we have all the information you need.

First, the pertinent data for the game:

Time: 4:05 pm Eastern
Announcers - Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf

The Dolphins at 49ers game is the late game on CBS this week. CBS does not have the doubleheader this week, so wherever the Dolphins game is aired, there will be no early game for CBS. And this game is seen in markets all across the country. Obviously, all of northern California will see the game, through Oregon, across northern Nevada and all of Utah. It will also air in the Minneapolis market, including most of Minnesota and parts of North Dakota, as well as in Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Charlotte, and Atlanta. As for Florida, all of the state except the Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Tallahassee markets will get the game.Picture1_medium

Related: (NFL on CBS Florida Coverage Map)

Obviously, CBS is going to be the place to watch this week in most places, but if you are lucky enough to live in the Texans market, or some other market, DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket package will air the game on channel 714.

For our international fans, we can help you with a little bit of information about the games you will get this week.:


Time (Eastern) Game Channel Markets
1:00 Ravens at Redskins RDS National
1:00 Cowboys at Bengals CTV Montreal, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC
1:00 Bears at Vikings CTV Ottawa, Kitchener, N Ontario, Winnipeg
1:00 Chargers at Steelers TSN2 National
4:25 Saints at Giants CityTV, Sportsnet, RDS CityTV: Toronto; SN: East, West, Pacific
4:25 Cardinals at Seahawks CityTV, Sportsnet CityTV: Winnipeg, Alberta, Vancouver; SN: Ontario
8:30 Lions at Packers TSN, RDS National

United Kingdom:

Time (Western European) Game Channel Markets
18:00 Ravens at Redskins SkySports UK
21:25 Saints at Giants SkySports UK
01:20 (Monday) Lions at Packers Channel 4 UK


Time (Central European) Game Channel Markets
19:00 Ravens at Redskins ESPN America Germany
22:00 Dolphins at 49ers ESPN America Germany
02:15 (Monday) Lions at Packers ESPN America Germany


Time (Eastern-Sydney) Game Channel Markets
5:00am (Monday) Cowboys at Bengals Fox Sports Australia
5:00am (Monday) Ravens at Redskins One HD Australia
8:15am (Monday) Cardinals at Seahawks Fox Sports Australia
8:15am (Monday) Saints at Giants One HD Australia
12:20pm (Monday) Lions at Packers ESPN Australia / One HD Australia


Time (CET; Iraq/Kuwait; Afghanistan; Korea) Game Channel Markets
1900 / 2100 / 2230 / 0300 (Mon) Bears at Vikings Prime Atlantic AFN
1900 / 2100 / 2230 / 0300 (Mon) Cowboys at Bengals Sports AFN
1900 / 2100 / 2230 / 0300 (Mon) Ravens at Redskins Xtra AFN
2200 / 2400 / 0130 (Mon) / 0600 (Mon) Cardinals at Seahawks Prime Atlantic AFN
2200 / 2400 / 0130 (Mon) / 0600 (Mon) Saints at Giants Sports AFN
2200 / 2400 / 0130 (Mon) / 0600 (Mon) Dolphins at 49ers Xtra AFN
0230 (Mon) / 0430 (Mon) / 0600 (Mon) / 1030 (Mon) Eagles at Cowboys Sports AFN

If you want to catch the radio broadcast, with Jimmy Cefalo, Joe Rose, and Bob Griese, it will be on BIG 105.9 FM in the Miami area, and across the Miami Dolphins Radio Network throughout Florida. You can also listen to the game on



  • Questionable: Safety Jimmy Wilson (Hip)
  • Probable: Tight End Charles Clay (Ribs), Punter Brandon Fields (Knees), Fullback Jorvorskie Lane (Knee)


  • Doubtful: Wide Receiver Mario Manninghame (Shoulder)
  • Probable: Running back Frank Gore (Wrist), Linebacker Aldon Smith (Shoulder), Linebacker Patrick WIllis (Shoulder)

Related: Full Injury Report


1. Jonathan Martin vs. Aldon Smith - The Dolphins' second round draft pick makes his first start at left tackle this week, after playing right tackle all season. Replacing four time Pro Bowl tackle Jake Long is no easy task, and doing it for the first time against the league's sack leader, Smith, will make life rough for Martin today. He has to play up to his draft position if Ryan Tannehill is not going to get killed today.

2. Dolphins Containment - The Miami run defense, typically the strong point of the defense, will be tested today. They will face Frank Gore, who is having a great season, but it's not Gore that should be the concern. Miami will have to maintain containment of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and force him to become a pocket passer. Kaepernick actually has less NFL experience than Miami rookie Tannehill, so if the Dolphins can keep him uncomfortable, they could force him into some mistakes. That all starts with keeping him contained.

Related: Kdog92's What to Watch For