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St. Louis Rams At San Francisco: NFL Week 17 Broadcast Map

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A few small patches of America will get the Rams' final game of the season.

Week 17 broadcast map

The St. Louis Rams will take on the San Francisco 49ers late on CBS per the map above via 506Sports (full hi-res photo here).

As part of the late broadcast, there's only two games across the country on CBS:

Blue - Rams at 49ers

Red - Chargers at Broncos

With Denver the only team among the four headed to the playoffs, the AFC matchup blankets most of the country.

The Rams' broadcast market takes up both sides of the Missouri-Illinois border with southeast Iowa, southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee.

San Francisco's market heads as far north as Crescent City and as far south as San Luis Obispo. Reno, Nevada, and Eugene, Oregon, were late additions to the broadcast.

It's a far cry from earlier in the season as the Rams often saw extra markets pick up the game. As the season has gone on, the Rams have found themselves with less sets available.

And if we're asking ourselves why it matters, that's how you build a national fan base. It's why you see Cowboys fans and Packers fans and Steelers fans across the country in every market. A history of winning and availability on broadcast TV grows the family.

Yet again, the Rams finish a season leaning on the core constituency of fans who continue to support the franchise amid a lack of a postseason and the now omnipresent threat of relocating the franchise.