It is Week 3 of NFL season. The Seattle Seahawks finally get a home game at CenturyLink field as they host the Chicago Bears. The Seahawks are 0-2, and looking to finally get back on track.
There are a number of good games this week, but unfortunately the Seattle area isn’t getting them. The morning slate is a choice between Atlanta-Dallas and Pittsburgh-St. Louis.
Those aren’t the most appealing games. Dallas is without Dez Bryant and Tony Romo and the Rams have very little offense to speak of. Both games look like potentially sloppy and one-sided matchups.
Seattle’s game is in the afternoon time slot and is being televised on CBS, which is strange. Both teams are NFC teams, and Fox owns the rights to broadcast NFC games. The television contracts do allow the networks to trade games though, and that is what has happened here.
Likely this is CBS lacked games in the afternoon time slot, and because Fox had so many game in a weekend where they can only show one game in each market. Fox will get a game in return at some point in the season.
One of the major drawbacks here is that it means we have to listen to Phil Simms again. There is no way for me to spin that as a positive. Simms is horrible in the booth.
Once again, the Portland area is being treated like it is part of the Tennessee Titans home territory. I get that Marcus Mariota is popular in Duck country, but this is getting a little weird. Then again, CBS did the same thing to the Seattle area in 2011 when Matt Hassellbeck and Jake Locker left Seattle to join the Titans, so perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised.
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