NFL Schedule: Week 1

This is a new feature I’m trying out that will undoubtedly suck up all of my time: the NFL schedule for each week, with all the information you could possibly want, including DirecTV Sunday Ticket channel numbers, announcers from Awful Announcing, and coverage maps from (Click the network logo for the coverage map.) Teams with a golden outline hold a lineal title.

The numbers between the team logos cram a lot of gambling-related information into a small space. That is the MXS, or Median Expected Score, an amalgamation of the point spread and over/under number. The formula is: 2U+S=N, where N is the over/under number, S is the point spread, and U is the underdog’s MXS. The favorite’s MXS is simply U+S, so when you add the two together you get 2L+S.

Away MXS Home Time (ET) TV DTV Announcers WW1? SIRIUS Notes
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21½-26½ Thu 8:30 PM Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya Yes 92 93 Let’s get back to football! Last two Super Bowl champions.
21½-19 Sun 1:00 PM 709 Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa 134 92 Defensive showdown between the NFC’s two best teams of the last regular season.
17¼-25¾ Sun 1:00 PM 706 Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf 136 137 No Manning, big problems: could this be the Texans’ year?
17-23 Sun 1:00 PM 708 Marv Albert, Rich Gannon 117 91 Chiefs fans start getting the answer to the question: Was last year for real?
17½-19½ Sun 1:00 PM 707 Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts 149 135 Manning’s injury gives these teams hope, if they can get off on the right foot.
14½-21 Sun 1:00 PM 705 Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots 106 113 Will this intrastate rivalry kick off the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes?
24¼-19¾ Sun 1:00 PM 710 Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin 93 138 The Dream Team kicks off against the NFC West favorites.
17-19 Sun 1:00 PM 704 Jim Nantz, Phil Simms Yes 112 86 What better way to honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11 than one of the NFL’s hottest rivalries?
19½-21½ Sun 1:00 PM 711 Chris Myers, Tim Ryan 128 94 People are feeling optimistic about the Lions. Will it prove well-founded?
16½-25 Sun 4:15 PM 713 Ron Pitts, Jim Mora Yes 139 93 The McNabb era starts in Minnesota, while the Chargers seek redemption.
20¼-17¼ Sun 4:15 PM 715 Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver 92 86 More than an NFC East rivalry, it’s honoring the day that changed both cities forever.
15-22 Sun 4:15 PM 712 Sam Rosen, Chad Pennington 136 94 Fans hope new quarterbacks for both teams change their fortunes.
16-21½ Sun 4:15 PM 714 Dick Stockton, John Lynch 91 85 Harbaugh starts his coaching career against old college rival Carroll.
17¾-22¾ Sun 8:20 PM Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya Yes 92 93 It’s Ryan vs. Ryan as two highly-scrutinized teams square off.
26¼-19¼ Mon 7:00 PM Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Ron Jaworski, Suzy Kolber Yes 92 93 Patriots begin their latest Super Bowl quest with a divisional showdown.
18¾-21¾ Mon 10:15 PM Brad Nessler, Trent Dilfer Yes 113 94 Close out the first week of the NFL season with an AFC West clash.

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