However, that doesn't mean that the NFL is going to be asleep in the meantime, as there are plenty of early games that will be going on. Specifically, there are eight games on the early slate for the NFL. If you want to see what games are showing in your area, you can check out the maps from the good folks at 506 Sports. (Or, if you're like me, you can just point to the Red Zone Channel and relax for a while.) Here are all the games that will kick off at noon Central time.
Early Games on CBS
Early Games on FOX
The other two late games for this afternoon are the Seattle Seahawks hosting the San Francisco 49ers on FOX (Chris Myers, Ronde Barber) and the San Diego Chargers hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on CBS (Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots).
The Sunday Night Football contest on NBC will see the Cincinnati Bengals traveling out west to take on the Arizona Cardinals, while Monday night football will showcase the Buffalo Bills taking on the New England Patriots in Foxboro.
So, there you have the early games, ladies and gentlemen! We'll have the inactive lists for our games up at around 2 PM Central time, and the open thread for the first quarter of Packers/Vikings will pop up an hour before kickoff, at around 2:25 PM Central time.
Enjoy the early NFL games for Week 11, folks!