NFL TV Coverage, Week 7: Broncos bye week leaves area with other viewing options

Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

Some of the biggest rivalries in the NFL will be broadcasted on network television in the Denver region.

Even with the Broncos enjoying their bye week, the Denver region will still be treated to four games on Sunday between some of the top teams in the league. Here is what you have to look for in the region:

NFL on CBS Early Game: The Baltimore Ravens travel to face the Houston Texans at 11 a.m. MT in a dogfight between the only two AFC teams with winning records. The Texans are coming off their first loss of the season and will be playing amid doubts that their early start was a fluke. Beating a team like the Ravens would erase those doubts. Meanwhile, the Ravens begin life without emotional leader Ray Lewis as they look to remain atop the AFC North. Greg Gumble and Dan Dierdorf will call the game.

NFL on CBS Late Game: The New York Jets will visit the New England Patriots at 2:25 p.m. MT in a battle of AFC East teams that simply do not like each other. The Patriots have dominated the series in recent years, while the Jets have done all the talking. Both teams are among the four-way tie that is the AFC East so the winner will have an early advantage on the other as the season continues. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will guide viewers through it.

NFL on FOX: The Washington Redskins will head north to the Meadowlands to face the New York Giants at 11 a.m. MT in one of the biggest games for the Redskins in recent memory. The Redskins are coming off a win over the Minnesota Vikings that saw rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III rush for 138 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 182 yards passing, a touchdown and an interception. This is the most explosive Redskins team in awhile and beating the rival Giants would say a lot about them. But the Giants just finished dominating the San Francisco 49ers, so beating them won't be easy. Thom Brennaman and Troy Aikman will bring you the game.

Sunday Night Football: The Pittsburgh Steelers head to Cincinnati to face the Bengals at 6:20 p.m. MT in an AFC North matchup that both teams desperately need to win. The Steelers are struggling, coming off a disappointing loss to the Tennessee Titans, while the Bengals' defense failed them as they gave up 34 points to the Cleveland Browns in a loss. Both teams are chasing the Ravens in the division and need a win. As usual, Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth have this one.

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