The Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets on Saturday, positioning themselves in the AFC Playoff picture and clinching their first winning season since 2008. That game taking place on Saturday night means, as the NFL moves to a busy Sunday schedule, Dolphins fans can sit back, relax, and enjoy a stress-free Sunday.
There is no worry about a late season collapse. There is no nail-biting as Miami takes another game down to the wire. Instead, Sunday is all about enjoying the euphoric glow of having crushed the Jets, completing the first season sweep of the New Jersey-based franchise since 2009, and it is about enjoying the games on TV.
The schedule for the early games include:
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills
Philadelphia Eagles at Baltimore Ravens
Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
Detroit Lions at New York Giants
Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans
The most important game of the Sunday schedule for Dolphins fans, New England at Denver, is not even in the 1pm ET kickoff slate, so really, this afternoon is about relaxing and enjoying football.
The top game for the early CBS schedule will be the Pittsburgh at Cincinnati game, though the Tennessee at Kansas City game will air in plenty of markets through the center of the country and the Indianapolis at Minnesota game will air in a fairly large chunk of the north-central part of the country. The Jacksonville at Houston game will appear in the Jacksonville market up and down the east coast from Savannah to south of Orlando and the Space Coast as well as nearly all of Texas. Cleveland at Buffalo is relegated to primarily just those two markets.
The Fox games have the Detroit at New York Giants game playing throughout the northeast, Virginia, North Carolina, most of Florida, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, and parts of California, Nevada, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. The Green Bay at Chicago game will air across most of the norther stats from Illinois and Wisconsin across to Washington and Oregon. Philadelphia at Baltimore will air in most of Pennsylvania (outside Pittsburgh), Maryland, New Jersey, and West Virginia.
The maps of television coverage can be seen at 506Sports.com.
And, since I felt like it today, for our service members overseas, AFN will be airing the Tennessee at Kansas City game on AFN Sports, the Detroit at New York Giants game on AFN Sports 2, and the Pittsburgh at Cincinnati game on AFN Prime Atlantic.
Use the comments below as your chance to chat about all of the action from whatever game you are watching.