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The NFL Televised Game Schedules for 2016-2017

Upcoming NFL Season for KMEG (CBS) and KPTH (FOX)

As we head into another incredible NFL season on KMEG/CBS 14 and KPTH/Fox 44 here in Siouxland there are some interesting news items and games scheduled this year – not to mention the Super Bowl 51 on KPTH/Fox 44!!!  Thursday night prime time games return for us on KMEG/CBS 14.  There will be five (5) Thursday night Prime Time games this year ends with a BIG one for Siouxland – Chicago vs Green Bay on October 20th.  We have a schedule of great games for you again this year.  Before I get to that let me reiterate below how the broadcast of games works for our two stations.  This is repeated from last year’s BLOG.

The reality of life in Siouxland relating to the NFL is this - FOX (KPTH) carries the NFC and CBS (KMEG) carries the AFC.  That means that, generally speaking, we will carry the Vikings games on FOX and the Chiefs games on CBS.  Now, once in a while a scenario develops where we might have a week where the Vikings are playing an AFC team and the league has designated that game as a CBS game instead of a FOX game.  So in that scenario we would carry the Vikings game on CBS (KMEG) – unless there was a Chiefs game assigned to CBS (KMEG) that aired at the same time (i.e. both early game start times).  The reverse could also happen with a Chiefs game versus an NFC opponent being assigned to FOX.

So as a rule we will always try to carry the Vikings on FOX, the Chiefs on CBS and, in unusual circumstances involving cross-conference opponents for these two teams, we will defer to the team assigned to that network (Vikings FOX, Chiefs CBS) first and then if possible carry the Vikings on CBS (as long as it doesn’t conflict with a Chiefs game) and the Chiefs on FOX (as long as it doesn’t conflict with a Vikings game). 

 

This is how double-headers work.  As a rule, in non-NFL team markets, one network gets two games on one Sunday (double-header) while the other network on the same Sunday receives one game (single-header). Sometimes one network will get two double-header weeks in a row.  This is NFL scheduling folks, not the local stations. If we have a Vikings game with an early start on FOX and it is a single-header week for FOX we cannot carry the second game on FOX even if it is Green Bay or Chicago because it is a double-header designated week for CBS (KMEG). 

So for purposes of explanation here is how the 2016 television season breaks out for single-header and double-header weeks between FOX (KPTH) and CBS (KMEG) here in Siouxland:

 

FOX (KPTH) Single-header weeks:  9/18, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 11/24 (Thanksgiving Day Game), 11/27, 12/18

FOX (KPTH) Double-header weeks:  9/11, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30 (actually 3 games this day as the Washington vs Cincinnati game from London starts at 8:30am), 11/13, 12/4, 12/11, 12/24, 1/1*

CBS (KMEG) Single-header weeks:  9/11, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/24(Thanksgiving Day Game), 12/4, 12/11, 12/24

CBS (KMEG) Double-header weeks:  9/18, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 11/27, 12/18, 1/3*

CBS Thursday night Prime Time games in 2014:  9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20

You will notice that there are several instances this coming season where one network gets two double-headers in a row.  This is network and NFL scheduling again folks, not me or our stations scheduling it.  Each FOX and CBS network local affiliate gets to carry 28 regular season games in the 2015/2016 season (includes Thanksgivng Day and London games).

*Also, on 1/3, both networks get a double-header.

The schedules for each station are listed below.  These are subject to change if the league and NBC or ESPN, as an example, decide to move a game for playoff implication reasons to a Sunday or Monday night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games scheduled for KMEG/CBS Fall of 2016:

Week

Teams

Day

Dates

Times

 

Pre-Season:

 

 

 

 

Cleveland Browns vs Tamp Bay Buccaneers

Friday

8/26/16

7-10pm

 

Tennessee Titans vs Oakland Raiders

Saturday

8/27/16

7-10pm

 

Regular Season:

 

 

 

Week #1

San Diego Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday

9/11/16

12n-3pm

Week #2

Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans

Sunday

9/18/16

12n-3pm

Week #2

Indianapolis Colts vs Denver Broncos

Sunday

9/18/16

12n-3pm

Week #3

Denver Broncos vs Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday

9/25/16

12n-3pm

Week #3

NY Jets vs Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday

9/25/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #4

Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday

10/2/16

8:30-11:30am

Week #4

Denver Broncos vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday

10/2/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #5

Houston Texans vs Minnesota Vikings

Sunday

10/9/16

12n-3pm

Week #5

Cincinnati Bengals vs  Dallas Cowboys

Sunday

10/9/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #6

Kansas City Chiefs vs  Oakland Raiders

Sunday

10/16/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #7

Indianapolis Colts vs  Tennessee Titans

Sunday

10/23/16

12n-3pm

Week #7

New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday

10/23/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #8

Kansas City Chiefs vs  Indianapolis Colts

Sunday

10/30/16

12n-3pm

Week #9

Jacksonville Jaguars vs  Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday

11/6/16

12n-3pm

Week #9

Indianapolis Colts vs Green Bay Packers

Sunday

11/6/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #10

Kansas City Chiefs vs  Carolina Panthers

Sunday

11/13/16

12n-3pm

Week #11

Baltimore Ravens vs Dallas Cowboys

Sunday

11/20/16

12n-3pm

Week #11

New England Patriots vs San Francisco 49ers

Sunday

11/20/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #12

Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions Thanks

Thursday

11/24/16

11:30am-2:30pm

Week #12

Tennessee Titans vs Chicago Bears

Sunday

11/27/16

12n-3pm

Week #12

Kansas City Chiefs vs  Denver Broncos

Sunday

11/27/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #13

Kansas City Chiefs vs Atlanta Falcons

Sunday

12/4/16

12n-3pm

Week #14

Denver Broncos vs  Tennessee Titans

Sunday

12/11/16

12n-3pm

Week #15

Tennessee Titans vs Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday

12/18/16

12n-3pm

Week #15

New England Patriots vs Denver Broncos

Sunday

12/18/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #16

NY Jets vs  New England Patriots

Sunday

12/25/16

12n-3pm

Week #17

New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins

Sunday

1/1/17

12n-3pm

Week #17

Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers

Sunday

1/1/17

3:25-6:30pm

 

Thursday Night Prime Time Games on CBS and KMEG:

Date

Teams

Day

Times

9/15/16

NY Jets vs Buffalo Bills

Thursday

7-10:30pm

9/22/16

Houston Texans vs New England Patriots

Thursday

7-10:30pm

10/6/16

Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers

Thursday

7-10:30pm

10/13/16

Denver Broncos vs San Diego Chargers

Thursday

7-10:30pm

10/20/16

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers

Thursday

7-10:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK so let’s talk about the CBS (KMEG) schedule.  The first thing you will notice is that there are two Vikings games that will be carried on CBS (KMEG) in week #5 vs Houston and Thanksgiving Day vs Detroit.

Also there are no Chiefs games on CBS (KMEG) on the following dates:

10/2 – Chiefs play at Pittsburgh on Sunday night on NBC.

10/9 – Chiefs Bye week.

11/20 – Chiefs play Tampa Bay at home and it is carried on Fox.  KPTH will carry the Chiefs game that day barring a schedule change.

12/11 - Chiefs play Oakland on Thursday night 12/8 so no Sunday Chiefs this week.

12/25 – Chiefs play Denver on Sunday night on NBC.

 

 

KMEG/CBS Highlights:

KMEG (CBS):

o   27 regular season Sunday games

o   1 Thanksgiving Day Game – 11/26 Minnesota vs Detroit

o   5 Thursday night prime time games

o   AFC Wild Card Game Jan 7th or 8th, 2017

o   AFC Divisional Game Jan 14th or 15th, 2017

o   AFC Championship Game Jan 22nd  2017

o   11 Kansas City Chiefs games

o   Two games with the Minnesota Vikings

 

A great schedule of games this year on KMEG 14 and CBS!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games scheduled for KPTH/FOX Fall of 2016:

Week

Teams

Day

Dates

Times

 

Pre-Season:

 

 

 

 

San Diego vs Minnesota Vikings

Sunday

8/28/16

12n-3pm

 

Arizona Cardinals vs Houston Texans

Sunday

8/28/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #1

Minnesota Vikings vs Tennessee Titans

Sunday

9/11/16

12n-3pm

Week #1

NY Giants vs Dallas Cowboys

Sunday

9/11/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #2

Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins

Sunday

9/18/16

12n-3pm

Week #3

Minnesota Vikings vs Carolina Panthers

Sunday

9/25/16

12n-3pm

Week #4

Detroit Lions vs  Chicago Bears

Sunday

10/2/16

12n-3pm

Week #4

Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals

Sunday

10/2/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #6

Chicago Bears vs Indianapolis Colts

Sunday

10/9/16

12n-3pm

Week #6

Los Angeles Rams vs  Detroit Lions

Sunday

10/16/16

12n-3pm

Week #6

Dallas Cowboys vs  Green Bay Packers

Sunday

10/16/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #7

Minnesota Vikings vs Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday

10/23/16

12n-3pm

Week #8

Wash Redskins vs Cincy Bengals (London)

Sunday

10/30/16

8:30-11:30am

Week #8

Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons

Sunday

10/30/16

12n-3pm

Week #8

Arizona Cardinals vs Carolina Panthers

Sunday

10/30/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #9

Detroit Lions vs  Minnesota Vikings

Sunday

11/6/16

12n-3pm

Week #10

Minn. Vikings vs  Washington Redskins

Sunday

11/13/16

12n-3pm

Week #10

Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday

11/13/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #11

Arizona Cardinals vs Minnesota Vikings

Sunday

11/20/16

12n-3pm

Week #11

Wash Redskins vs Dallas Cowboys (Thanks)

Thursday

11/24/16

3:30-6:30pm

Week #12

Arizona Cardinals vs Atlanta Falcons

Sunday

11/27/16

12n-3pm

Week #13

Los Angeles Rams vs NE Patriots

Sunday

12/4/16

12n-3pm

Week #13

NY Giants vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday

12/4/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #14

Minnesota Vikings vs Jax Jaguars

Sunday

12/11/16

12n-3pm

Week #14

Seattle Seahawks vs Green Bay Packers

Sunday

12/11/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #15

Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears

Sunday

12/18/16

12n-3pm

Week #16

Minnesota Vikings vs  Green Bay Packers

Sunday

12/24/16

12n-3pm

Week #16

Arizona Cardinals vs  Seattle Seahawks

Sunday

12/24/16

3:25-6:30pm

Week #17

Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings

Sunday

1/1/17

12n-3pm

Week #18

Arizona Cardinals vs  Los Angeles Rams

Sunday

1/1/17

3:25-6:30pm

         

Let’s talk about the Fox (KPTH) schedule:

There are no Vikings games on FOX (KPTH) on the following dates:

9/18 – Vikings play Green Bay on Sunday night on NBC.

10/2 –  Vikings play New York Giants on Monday night 10/3 on ESPN.

10/9 –  Vikings play the Houston Texans on 10/23 on CBS.

10/16 – Vikings Bye week. 

10/31 – Vikings play Chicago Bears on Monday night on ESPN.

11/27 – Vikings play Detroit on 11/24 Thanksgiving Day on CBS.

12/4 – Vikings play the Cowboys on Thursday night on NBC.

12/18 – Vikngs play the Colts on CBS.

 

KPTH/FOX 44 Highlights:

KPTH (FOX):

o   27 regular season Sunday games

o   1 Thanksgiving Day Game – 11/24 Washington vs Dallas

o   NFC Wild Card Game Jan 7th or 8th, 2017

o   NFC Divisional Game Jan 14th or 15th, 2017

o   NFC Championship Game Jan 22nd, 2017

o   Super Bowl 51 on Sunday February 5th 2017

o   9 Minnesota Vikings games

o   4 Green Bay Packers games

o   4 Chicago Bears games

 

As always I am hopeful that this information will help you enjoy the NFL games this fall on KMEG (CBS) and FOX 44 (KPTH/FOX).  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to e-mail me at sgscollard@siouxlandnews.com and I will reply as soon as I am able.  Here’s to a terrific NFL season for the Vikings, the Chiefs and to whomever your favorite team is!!!

Steve Scollard

General Manager