Well, there's no Minnesota Vikings game for us to watch this afternoon, which is bad. The good news is that, from here on out, every single Vikings' game is scheduled to start at the appropriate time, that being noon Central time on Sunday. With flex scheduling, that might change. . .remember, games can now be flexed between networks as well as into and out of prime time. . .but for now, that's what we've got.
However, since there is no Vikings game today, that means it's a RED ZONE SUNDAY for those of us that are fortunate enough to have it. Seriously, in terms of all-time great inventions, the Red Zone Channel is right there with electricity, the internal combustion engine, and the crock pot.
(Yeah, the crock pot. Tell me I'm wrong.)
So, that means the entire NFL schedule is laid out in front of us today. Here's what the schedule and roster of announcers looks like, according to our friends at The 506.
Early Games on FOX
Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants - Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch
St. Louis Rams at Philadelphia Eagles - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston
Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers - Thom Brennaman, David Diehl
Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions - Sam Rosen, Ronde Barber
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints - Dick Stockton, Kirk Morrison
Early Games on CBS
Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys - Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars - Spiro Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans - Alberto Catalon, Steve Tasker
Late Game on FOX
Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Late Games on CBS
Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers - Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
New York Jets at San Diego Chargers - Greg Gumbel, Trent Green
Sunday Night Football on NBC
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots - Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
This week's Monday Night Football contest will feature the Seattle Seahawks traveling to the nation's capital to take on the Washington Redskins. The Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders, following their game in London last week, have this week off.
And that's the action for this afternoon and evening, ladies and gentlemen. If you don't have the Red Zone Channel where you are, I hope that your local affiliates are showing some good games if you're going to be home watching football today.