Week 5 of the 2015 NFL season is upon us, but this is the one week in which the Miami Dolphins will not be playing. This is the weekend where we can all sit back and just enjoy the sport of football, rather than riding the ups-and-downs (and downs) that come with being glued to a Dolphins game. But, without a Dolphins game this weekend, what game will you be able to watch? Thanks to 506Sports.com, we have an idea.
The CBS early games this weekend will be the St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers, the Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens, and the Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans. The Rams and Packers will be the main game for CBS's 1pm ET time slot, while most of Florida will see the Jaguars and Buccaneers. Miami itself will have the Rams/Packers, while West Pam Beach will see the Bills and Titans.
The Fox early games are fairly well split regionally around the country. The west will have the Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals, while the midwest will primarily get the Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs. The northeast is a little split, primarily picking up the Seahawks and Bengals, but also having some spots that will see the New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagle or not having an early Fox game. Most of the southeast will see the Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons,stretching from Virginia down and around to Texas, but skipping Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas, who will be seeing the Saints and Eagles. Florida is broken between most of the games, with most of the panhandle seeing the Redskins/Falcons, Orlando picking up the Seahawks/Bengals, Miami seeing the Redskins/Falcons, while Tampa and Jacksonville will not have an early game to compete against the two clubs facing off against each other on CBS.
The late games this week will be the New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders for CBS. Most of the country will see the Patriots/Cowboys, while the Broncos/Raiders game will radiate out from Denver north and over to northern California.
Fox will air the Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions in the late time slot picking up places that did not have an early Fox game. Those include Arizona, the Detroit market throughout Michigan over to Wisconsin and around the Great Lakes to the east, the St. Louis market, the Nashville market, the Baltimore market, and, in Florida, Jacksonville and Tampa.
You can check out the full maps for all the time slots over at 506Sports.com.