The 2016 NFL season is in run! A big question that fans ask is what the 2016 NFL week 1 schedule national TV map will be for the Sunday games that are not broadcast nationally. We have published the latest information below for you courtesy of 506 Sports, the unofficial broadcast maps for the games that will be shown on both CBS and FOX. Please not that these listing are subject to change by the NFL and broadcast networks on short notice. Out of all of the games, there will three that are shown nationally (Pittsburgh at Washington, LA at San Francisco, and Pittsburgh at Washington). For Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football, fans usually do not have an issue watching their favorite teams during the regular season. Sundays typically pose the biggest issues for those who root for a team not based in their geographic area depending on what decisions the networks make if you do not subscribe to the NFL Ticket. You can also check out the printable NFL week 1 schedule and the schedule of your favorite teams here to plan out your future viewing options. Enjoy!
2016 NFL Week 1 National TV Broadcasts
Sunday Night Football: New England @ Arizona (NBC)
Monday Night Football: Pittsburgh @ Washington (7:00 ET);
Los Angeles @ San Francisco (10:20 ET) (ESPN)
Fox Early NFL Broadcast
There are a total of five early games being shown on the FOX network on Sunday, September 11th. These include: Minnesota playing at Tennessee, Tampa Bay at Atlanta, Chicago at Houston, Oakland at New Orleans, and Green Bay at Jacksonville. If you live in or around Charlotte, you will get the regional coverage of Oakland playing at New Orleans due to Carolina’s rivalry with the Saints. The Minnesota at Tennessee game will be shown in the Oklahoma City metro area due to Sam Bradford’s signing with the Vikings (although he will not be playing this week). In Jacksonville, Florida, the Packers-Jags game will get a much wider audience than normal due to the Green Bay national fan base.
Fox Late NFL Broadcast
FOX also gets to show two late games. The majority of the country will get the Giants-Cowboys game due to it being a NFC East rivalry game. This will be another game featuring a quarterback who has not thrown a NFL pass with Dak Prescott getting the starting nod for Dallas. Only the Indy and Detroit metro areas will get the Lions at the Colts this week.
CBS NFL Broadcast
CBS also gets five NFL games for its Sunday broadcast. These include Miami at Seattle (4:00 PM ET), Buffalo at Baltimore, San Diego at KC, Cincy at the New York Jets, and Cleveland at Philly. For the NFL coverage map you will see that the Bengals/Jets game will be shown throughout most of the Southest, Midwest, and Northeast. The Browns/Eagles game will be shown in the respective local areas, Dallas, around the Chesapeake Bay, and in North and South Dakota since Carson Wentz will be making his rookie debut for Philly.
Complete 2016 NFL Week 1 TV Schedule
To help fans plan out their TV viewing for the rest of week 1, we have included the remainder of the NFL TV schedule in chronological order for you below.
|Tampa Bay at Atlanta||1:00 pm||FOX||Georgia Dome|
|Buffalo at Baltimore||1:00 pm||CBS||M&T Bank Stadium|
|Chicago at Houston||1:00 pm||FOX||NRG Stadium|
|Green Bay at Jacksonville||1:00 pm||FOX||EverBank Field|
|San Diego at Kansas City||1:00 pm||CBS||Arrowhead Stadium|
|Oakland at New Orleans||1:00 pm||FOX||Mercedes-Benz Superdome|
|Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets||1:00 pm||CBS||MetLife Stadium|
|Cleveland at Philadelphia||1:00 pm||CBS||Lincoln Financial Field|
|Minnesota at Tennessee||1:00 pm||FOX||Nissan Stadium|
|Miami at Seattle||4:05 pm||CBS||CenturyLink Field|
|N.Y. Giants at Dallas||4:25 pm||FOX||AT&T Stadium|
|Detroit at Indianapolis||4:25 pm||FOX||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|New England at Arizona||8:30 pm||NBC||University of Phoenix Stadium|
|Pittsburgh at Washington||7:10 pm||ESPN||FedEx Field|
|L.A. Rams at San Francisco||10:20 pm||ESPN||Levi's Stadium|