We're going to have to wait for Minnesota Vikings' football this afternoon, but the action across the league is going to kick off fast and furious at the standard time of noon Central. This is for folks to talk about the action from the slate of eight early NFL games.
All of the other NFC North teams will be in action in the early games. At Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers will be playing host to the Detroit Lions. That game will be on FOX. Over on CBS, the Chicago Bears will be hoping that Gregg Williams doesn't order any more hits. . .and I don't mean tackles. . .on opposing players, as they're traveling to St. Louis to take on the Rams.
Here's the full listing of the early games for those of you that won't be locked onto NFL Red Zone.
Early Games on CBS
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers - Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams - Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein
Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens - Spiro Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Early Games on FOX
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman (honestly, you expected someone else?)
Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch
New Orleans Saints at Washington Redskins - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston
Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans - Thom Brenneman, Charles Davis
The game between the Vikings and the Oakland Raiders is the lone late game on FOX. During that time slot, CBS will be showing either the New England Patriots at the New York Giants (featuring Jim Nantz and Phil Simms) or the Kansas City Chiefs at the Denver Broncos (featuring Greg Gumbel and Trent Green).
Sunday Night Football, for a change, will not feature an NFC East team, as they will be showing the Arizona Cardinals at the Seattle Seahawks. On Monday Night Football, we'll have the Houston Texans traveling to take on the 8-0 Cincinnati Bengals.
We're about half an hour away from kickoff of the early games, ladies and gentlemen. As far as our coverage of Vikings/Raiders, we'll have the inactive lists up at approximately 1:30 PM Central, and the Open Thread for the first quarter will be up at around 2:00 PM Central, an hour before kickoff.
Enjoy your NFL Sunday, ladies and gentlemen!