UPDATE: Sportsnet One online schedule is now showing that they are broadcasting the Chargers / Raiders game Sunday night.
The most interesting thing in week five of the NFL (as far as people who read this site are concerned), is who will be showing the rescheduled Chargers at Raiders game late on Sunday night.
Having had to move the game time from a 4pm ET kickoff to an 11:30pm ET one due to the Oakland Athletics playing playoff baseball on Saturday night in the same venue, the originally scheduled CBS game will be screening on the NFL Network in the US. The question though, for us in Canada, is whether it stays on the NFL Network here or whether TSN or Sportsnet will pick up the game.
The game, at its original time of 4pm ET, was never scheduled to be shown on any Canadian network, so neither TSN/CTV nor Sportsnet/City are losing a game by having it moved. The first question is whether Sportsnet has rights to NFL Network games or just the Thursday night game. That said, if Sportsnet were to pick up the game, it won’t be on their regional channels as they will be showing the two MLB NLDS games that night. SN 360 has nothing exciting showing, while SN1 is showing an Indycar replay. If TSN got the game, it would flow-on nicely after their weekly Sunday night game on TSN. With TSN2 showing filler programming, it could be used either for overlap or the whole game.
But for now, with nothing announced, we can only presume Canadians will be able to see the game on the NFL Network. I will update this post should anything change.
Thursday October 3
8:25pm: Buffalo Bills (2-2) at Cleveland Browns (2-2)
Sportsnet | RDS2
Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock
Sunday October 6
1pm: Seattle Seahawks (4-0) at Indianapolis Colts (3-1)
CTV Toronto, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan
Fox Tacoma, Spokane, Cleveland, Buffalo
Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch
1pm: New England Patriots (4-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-2)
CTV Atlantic, Montreal, Northern Ontario | CBS
Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
1pm: Detroit Lions (3-1) at Green Bay Packers (1-2)
CTV Kitchener, Ottawa, Winnipeg
Fox Detroit, Minneapolis
Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston
1pm: Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) at New York Giants (0-4)
Fox Burlington, Rochester, Watertown
Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick
1pm: New Orleans Saints (4-0) at Chicago Bears (3-1)
4:05pm: Carolina Panthers (1-2) at Arizona Cardinals (2-2)
Sportsnet Ontario, West, Pacific
Chris Myers, Tim Ryan
4:25pm: Denver Broncos (4-0) at Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
City | Sportsnet East | RDS2 | CBS
Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
8:20pm: Houston Texans (2-2) at San Francisco 49ers (2-2)
TSN | RDS | NBC
Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
11:35pm: San Diego Chargers (2-2) at Oakland Raiders (1-3)
Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
Monday October 7
8:30pm: New York Jets (2-2) at Atlanta Falcons (1-3)
TSN | RDS2 | WPIX
Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden