Week 9 of the NFL is upon us which means the playoff races are heating up and teams are beginning to separate themselves from the pretenders.
The biggest game of the week actually takes place on Monday night and not on Sunday as the Green Bay Packers take on the Chicago Bears, but Sunday’s action features a lot of teams that are on the cusp of going on potential runs that could land them in the playoffs — looking at you Carolina, Oakland, and New York.
Fox won’t be hosting a double header this week after getting one last week plus a game of the World Series. With baseball action wrapped up, FOX is taking a breather by airing just regional coverage this week with the Dallas Cowboys-Minnesota Vikings game being the primary game of the week.
CBS on the other hand is hosting a double header that looks good if you don’t consider the records involved. On paper or in any other season, the Patriots-Steelers matchup is a marquee, flex-worthy game. This year it might be over in the first quarter. The same goes for the Chiefs-Bills game that precedes it but both games will serve as the primary early and late games for CBS.
Here’s a look at which games you can look to find in your local television viewing market: