NFL Canadian TV Guide: Week 13 (Thanksgiving Thursday)

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American Thanksgiving marks that special time of year where we can enjoy three (mediocre) games of football on a boring  Canadian Thursday. This week also brings us the recent and terrible tradition of the Buffalo Bills playing at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

In regards to the latter, NFL fans in the east of Canada, who usually get the City TV game on Sportsnet East will unfortunately be stuck watching the shitty Bills take on the even shittier Atlanta Falcons instead of the game of the week, the two teams with the best record in the league, Denver and Kansas City. I hope you guys get an CBS affiliate who is showing the game on your television device.

Thursday November 28

12:30pm: Green Bay Packers (5-5-1) at Detroit Lions (6-5)
City | Fox
Joe Buck, Troy Aikman

4:30pm: Oakland Raiders (4-7) at Dallas Cowboys (6-5)
City | RDS2 | CBS
Jim Nantz, Phil Simms

8:30pm: Pittsburgh Steelers (5-6) at Baltimore Ravens (5-6)
Sportsnet | RDS2 | NBC
Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth

Sunday December 1

1pm: New England Patriots (8-3) at Houston Texans (2-9)
CTV Atlantic, Montreal, Northern Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta
CBS Boston, Burlington, Detroit, Spokane, Seattle
Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf

1pm: Chicago Bears (6-5) at Minnesota Vikings (2-8-1)
TSN2 | CTV Winnipeg | RDS
Fox Detroit, Minneapolis
Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick

1pm: Miami Dolphins (5-6) at New York Jets (5-6)
CTV Toronto, Kitchener
CBS Buffalo, Watertown, Rochester
Marv Albert, Rich Gannon

1pm: Arizona Cardinals (7-4) at Philadelphia Eagles (6-5)
CTV Ottawa | Fox Burlington
Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston

1pm: Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9) at Cleveland Browns (4-7)
CBS Cleveland
Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots

4:05pm: Atlanta Falcons (2-9) vs. Buffalo Bills (4-7) [in Toronto]
Sportsnet | Fox Rochester, Buffalo
Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber

4:05pm: St. Louis Rams (5-6) at San Francisco 49ers (7-4)
Fox Boston, Spokane, Tacoma
Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch

4:25pm: Denver Broncos (9-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (9-2)
City | RDS2 | CBS Boston, Burlington, Buffalo, Watertown, Rochester, Detroit, Minneapolis, Spokane, Seattle
Jim Nantz, Phil Simms

4:25pm: Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) at San Diego Chargers (5-6)
CBS Cleveland
Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts

8:30pm: New York Giants (4-7) at Washington Redskins (3-8)
Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth

Monday December 2

8:30pm: New Orleans Saints (9-2) at Seattle Seahawks (10-1)
Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden

14 thoughts on “NFL Canadian TV Guide: Week 13 (Thanksgiving Thursday)

  1. Bears-Vikings will be on RDS and Broncos-Chiefs on RDS2. The monday game will be on RDS2 and not RDS.

  2. The Steelers @ Ravens game tomorrow starts at 8:30. Not 1 pm.

  3. Why wasn’t Giants-Redskins this Sunday night not flexed for a better matchup? Broncos-Chiefs would have been a good one, as would Cardinals-Eagles. Both Giants and Redskins appear to be going nowhere, then again it is the NFC East. But both the NFL and NBC dropped the ball on this one.

    • The Broncos @ Chiefs game was flexed by CBS. Therefore, the game could not move. Although the first game between these two teams was moved to Sunday Night Football after the game had already been protected by CBS. Cardinals @ Eagles this Sunday Night would be a LOT better than the Giants @ Redskins. Then again, NBC was in Baltimore last night and Washington D.C. is nearby so keeping the NYG-WSH game on Sunday Night might have been driven by logistics. I mean, does anyone REALLY want to see the Giants put on another inconsistent performance and the Redskins defensive secondary getting blowtorched once again in primetime? I don’t, you don’t and I know that many NFL fans feel the same way. When the NFL has two bad NFC East teams scheduled for Sunday Night Football and a great match such as the Cardinals @ Eagles game this week, the league and NBC need to do a better job of flexing in better games and placing inferior games (like NYG-WSH) in one of the two afternoon windows.

      • The distance between Baltimore and Philly isn’t that far so logistics isn’t the problem. It’s lame for NBC not to flex the games.

    • Ratings.

      NBC didn’t really have many options though. Only two matchups featuring winning teams: Broncos / Chiefs is protected by CBS after already being flexed out a few weeks ago and Cardinals / Eagles.

      NBC will get better ratings for Giants / Redskins as their population bases are much bigger than Arizona and Philly.

  4. I read this somewhere, I think it was on The 506, and feel free to correct me if I’m wrong on this, but it is the NFL’s decision and theirs alone, to flex a game, not NBC’s.

    • NBC gets to pick the game that they want to flex outside of Week 17. In Week 17, it is up to the National Football League as to which game that they want to be the Sunday Night Game.

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