Per 506 Sports, here’s the FOX broadcast map for the early games on Sunday:
- Green: Dolphins at Rams (late)
- Red: Bears at Giants
- Blue: Cardinals at Vikings
- Yellow: Bills at Bengals
- Orange: Buccaneers at Chiefs
Non-pictured market coverage: Anchorage, AK - Cardinals at Vikings; Fairbanks, AK - Cardinals at Vikings; Honolulu, HI - Dolphins at Rams
Maybe it’s Jared Goff’s promotion to the starting gig, but this is the largest swath of SoCal yet. Here’s the previous games that weren’t nationally broadcast (Weeks 1 & 7):
And then this week’s:
We’ve had San Diego before, and we’ve had Fresno. But we’ve never had both together. Cue the music.
If you’re disappointed that the Goff Effect couldn’t carry the San Fran market despite his college career at Cal, the San Francisco 49ers are playing at the same time on CBS. Can’t double up markets at the same time.
And we saw this two weeks ago when the Rams came out of the bye to take on the Carolina Panthers — since the Rams are the only late game on FOX, they’re putting us in the markets of all the teams who get an early CBS game. So all the early CBS markets (Baltimore, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Nashville, Indianapolis, Jacksonville and Detroit) will get Rams-Dolphins.
That’s a big potential audience for the Goff debut.