Archive for October, 2011

NFL Conference Standings & TV Maps for Week 8

October 25, 2011

All local Fox affiliates will show a game at 1pm, specifically Arizona @ Baltimore with Sam Rosen and Brian Billick.  CBS has the doubleheader and at 1pm all local affiliates will show Miami @ the NY Giants with Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf.  However, it should be noted that at approximately 4:12pm, even if the game has not finished yet, KDKA will pull out of coverage of early games for a commercial break and kickoff of the Steelers game.  At 4:15 Pittsburgh and Wheeling will show New England @ Pittsburgh with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms while Youngstown shows Cleveland @ San Francisco with Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts.

Though WKBN usually does show the Browns game, it can be noted that NFL broadcast rules actually require WKBN to show the Browns this week.  Youngstown, being a secondary market of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh, when both teams are on the same network in the same time slot with one team at home and one team on the road, that station is required to show the team on the road.

As usual the NFL Red Zone Channel will offer its customary continuous live whip around the league all afternoon Sunday.  The Sunday Night game on NBC is Dallas @ Philadelphia with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth and the Monday Night game on ESPN is San Diego @ Kansas City with Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, and Jon Gruden.  As always this information from the506.com and subject to change.

And now for the current conference standings, starting in the AFC:

1. New England

2. Pittsburgh

3. San Diego

4. Houston

5. Cincinnati

6. Buffalo

7. Baltimore

8. Oakland

9. New York

10/11. Tennessee/Kansas City

12. Cleveland

13. Denver

14. Jacksonville

15. Miami

16. Indianapolis

And in the NFC

1. Green Bay

2. San Francisco

3. New Orleans

4. New York

5. Detroit

6. Chicago

7. Tampa Bay

8. Atlanta

9. Dallas

10. Washington

11. Seattle

12. Philadelphia

13. Carolina

14. Arizona

15. Minnesota

16. St. Louis

Please note that I plan to start putting together a separate weekly post with a more comprehensive playoff picture in the next couple weeks after everyone has played 8 games, or at the very least after Week 11 when everyone has taken their byes and pesky half game differences no longer cloud the picture.  But one quick random thought; it is usually hard to make the playoffs from a 3rd place divisional rank.  However, Chicago is in a uniquely strong position to do so now that they have head-to-head wins over both Atlanta and Tampa.   If current trends hold, the 6th seed in the NFC could come down to 3rd in the North or 2nd in the South.

NFL TV Maps Pittsburgh Youngstown Wheeling Week 7 & Conference Standings

October 18, 2011

*UPDATE* Fox Wheeling will be showing Washington @ Carolina w/ Chris Myers and Tim Ryan.  Seven weeks I think this makes 4 times that Wheeling has made a late week change of plans.

There is unanimity for all markets of the tri-state area this coming weekend.  Fox has the doubleheader and at 1pm all local stations will show Seattle @ Cleveland with Ron Pitts and Jim Mora, Jr.  All local CBS stations will not show a 1pm game; at 4:05pm they will show Pittsburgh @ Arizona with Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf.  And at 4:15pm on Fox all local stations will show Green Bay @ Minnesota with Thom Brenneman and Troy Aikman (Joe Buck will be doing Game 4 of the World Series that night on Fox).  And of course the NFL Red Zone Channel will offer its customary continuous live whip around the league all afternoon.  The Sunday Night game on NBC is Indianapolis @ New Orleans with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth and the Monday Night game on ESPN is Baltimore @ Jacksonville with Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, and Jon Gruden.  As always this info from the506.com and subject to change.  Enjoy the games!

And here are the conference standings, starting in the AFC:

1. New England

2/3. Baltimore/San Diego

4. Tennessee

5. Cincinnati

6. Buffalo

7. Oakland

8. Pittsburgh

9. Houston

10. New York

11. Cleveland

12. Kansas City

13. Denver

14. Jacksonville

15. Miami

16. Indianapolis

NFC:

1. Green Bay

2. San Francisco

3/4. New York/Tampa Bay

5. Detroit

6. New Orleans

7. Washington

8. Chicago

9. Atlanta

10. Dallas

11. Seattle

12. Philadelphia

13. Arizona

14. Minnesota

15. Carolina

16. St. Louis

NFL TV Maps for Pittsburgh Youngstown Wheeling Week 6

October 11, 2011

The tri-state area is pulled in several different directions this Sunday.  CBS has the single game this week and at 1pm both Pittsburgh and Wheeling will show Jacksonville at Pittsburgh with Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts.  Youngstown will wait until 4:05pm to show Cleveland @ Oakland with Marv Albert and Rich Gannon.  The 3 Fox affiliates are doing 3 different things at 1pm.  Youngstown will show San Francisco @ Detroit with Kenny Albert, Moose, and Goose.  Wheeling will carry Philadelphia @ Washington with Sam Rosen and Brian Billick.  Fox Pittsburgh, due to NFL broadcast rules, cannot show a game at 1pm even though Fox has the doubleheader because the Steelers are at home on the other network.  However, at 4pm sharp they will come on the air with the conclusion of a 1pm game as chosen by the network.  At 4:15 all local Fox affiliates will carry New England @ Dallas with Thom Brenneman and Troy Aikman.  And as usual the NFL Red Zone Channel will offer its customary continuous live whip around the league all Sunday afternoon.  With 6 teams on bye there are 11 games on Sunday afternoon.  The Sunday Night game on NBC is Minnesota @ Chicago with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth and the Monday Night game on ESPN is Miami at the NY Jets with Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, and Jon Gruden.  As always this info from the506.com and subject to change.  Enjoy the games.

Here are the current conference standings after Week 5, starting in the AFC:

1/2. Buffalo/San Diego

3. Baltimore

4. Houston

5. New England

6. Cincinnati

7/8. Tennessee/Oakland

9. Pittsburgh (Note however that if Oakland were 7th then Pittsburgh would be 8th and Tennessee 9th.  Tennessee & Oakland are ahead of Pittsburgh on conference record, but if Tennessee and Pittsburgh were in a two-way tie the Steelers would be ranked higher on their head-to-head victory.)

10. Cleveland

11. Kansas City

12. New York

13. Jacksonville

14. Denver

15. Miami

16. Indianapolis

NFC

1. Detroit

2. San Francisco

3. New Orleans

4. Washington

5. Green Bay

6. New York

7. Tampa

8. Dallas

9. Seattle

10. Chicago

11. Atlanta

12. Minnesota

13. Philadelphia

14. Arizona

15. Carolina

16. St. Louis

NFL Week 5 TV Maps Pittsburgh Youngstown Wheeling Areas

October 4, 2011

CBS has the doubleheader and all local affiliates at 1pm will be showing Tennessee @ Pittsburgh with Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf.  Fox Youngstown and Wheeling will also show a 1pm game of Philadelphia @ Buffalo with Sam Rosen and Brian Billick.  With the Steelers being at home Fox Pittsburgh cannot by rule show a 1pm and will therefore wait until 4:05pm to show Tampa @ San Francisco with Kenny Albert, Moose, and Goose.  At 4:15pm all local CBS affiliates will show the main doubleheader game of the NY Jets @ New England with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.  And of course the NFL Red Zone Channel will offer its customary continuous live whip around the league all Sunday afternoon (with 6 teams on bye there will be only 11 games during the day on Sunday).  The Sunday Night game on NBC is Green Bay @ Atlanta with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth and the Monday Night game on ESPN (with or without Hank Williams, Jr) will be Chicago @ Detroit with Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, and Jon Gruden.  As always this info from the506.com and subject to change.

Later in the season I will compose a separate, and much more in-depth, weekly post with the NFL standings by conference and the playoff picture.  Starting this week for the time being I will go ahead and append to this post the standings in each conference 1-16.  I am ranking teams 1-6 based on how they would be seeded if the playoffs were starting now (which is why undefeated Detroit will be 5th in the NFC, for example) and teams 1-16 based on the tiebreaking formulas as used by the NFL.  For these purposes teams are first ranked 1-4 in their own division  and a team cannot be ahead of another team in the conference standings that it is behind in the division standings.  For division ties I am using head-to-head, division record, common games (games that will be in common amongst division teams by the conclusion of the season), and conference record.  For conference ties I am using head to head and conference record.  As necessary later in the season tiebreakers beyond conference record will be calculated and applied.  So without further preamble:

AFC

1. Houston

2. Buffalo

3/4. Baltimore/San Diego

5/6. New England/Tennessee

7. Cincinnati

8. Oakland

9/10 New York/Pittsburgh

11. Cleveland

12. Jacksonville

13. Kansas City

14. Denver

15. Indianapolis

16. Miami

NFC

1. Green Bay

2.Washington

3/4. Tampa/San Francisco

5. Detroit

6. New York

7. New Orleans

8. Dallas

9. Chicago

10. Atlanta

11. Seattle

12/13. Philadelphia/Arizona

14. Carolina

15. Minnesota

16. St. Louis