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Pro football television schedules for 2021

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Professional football has returned for the 2021 season.

There will be weekly Thursday Night Football games on Fox (WNYW-5 in New York) and NFL Network. American Football Conference games primarily air on CBS (WCBS-2 in New York). National Football Conference games primarily air on Fox (WNYW-5 in New York). Sunday Night Football returns to NBC (WNBC-4 in New York). Monday Night Football airs on ESPN.

NBC can flex out Sunday Night Football games during the latter half of the NFL season. Fox and CBS will flex games into the late-afternoon (4:25 p.m.) slot as the season develops.

In the New York market, local fans will be assigned the Jets and Giants games. A "doubleheader" game will air most Sundays on CBS and Fox.

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are the lead Fox Sports announce pairing, Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth on NBC, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo on CBS and Steve Levy with Brian Griese and Louis Riddick on ESPN.

On many weeks, ESPN2 has an alternate Monday Night Football broadcast with Peyton Manning and Eli Manning providing light commentary with guests.

The New York Giants radio network has WFAN 660-AM, 101.9-FM as its flagship station. Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross are the announcers.

The New York Jets radio network has WEPN 98.7-FM as its flagship station. Bob Wischusen and Marty Lyons are the announcers. A Spanish broadcast is available on WQBU 92.7-FM.

The Canadian Football League returns Thursday after COVID shut down the entire 2020 season. The CFL starts regular-season play in the summer, though it's about a month later than usual. Using the TSN feed from Canada, ESPN2 and ESPNews will broadcast 17 games in the United States, and the subscription streaming service ESPN+ will present the rest.

What to watch: College football TV and radio schedules for 2021 season

What to watch:Major League Baseball broadcast schedule

NFL regular season

Thursday, December 2

Dallas at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. (WNYW-5 in New York, WXXA-23 in Albany, WOLF-56 in Scranton, WTIC-61 in Connecticut, NFL Network), Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, SXM 88, 226 (Cowboys), 225 (Saints)

Sunday, December 5

Philadelphia at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (WCBS-2 in New York; WFSB-3 in Connecticut; WYOU-22 in northeast Pennsylvania; WRGB-6 in Albany, NFL Red Zone), Andrew Catalon, James Lofton; WEPN 98.7-FM; WQBU 92.7-FM (Spanish), SXM 386 (Eagles), 231 (Jets)

New York Giants at Miami, 1 p.m. (WNYW-5, WTIC-61 in Connecticut, WOLF-56 in northeast Pennsylvania, WXXA-23 in Albany), Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, WFAN 660-AM, 101.9-FM, WADO 1280-AM (Spanish), SXM 383 (Giants), 230 (Dolphins)

Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), Kenny Albert, Jonathan VIlma, SXM 380 (Bucs), 225 (Falcons)

Los Angeles Chargers at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, SXM 381 (Chargers), 227 (Bengals)

Arizona at Chicago, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, SXM 382 (Cards), 232 (Bears)

Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta, SXM 384 (Colts), 229 (Texans)

Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), Spero Dedes, Jay Feely, SXM 385 (Vikings), 228 (Lions)

Jacksonville at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, SXM 382 (Jags), 226 (Rams)

Washington at Las Vegas, 4:05 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, SXM 380 (WFT), 225 (Raiders)

Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m. (WCBS-2 in New York; WFSB-3 in Connecticut; WYOU-22 in northeast Pennsylvania; WRGB-6 in Albany, NFL Red Zone), Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, SXM 381 (Ravens), 227 (Steelers)

San Francisco at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, SXM 383 (Niners), 230 (Seahawks)

Denver at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m. (WNBC-4 in New York, WNYT-13 in Albany, WBRE-28 in Scranton, WTIC-30 in Connecticut), Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, SXM 88, 226 (Broncos), 225 (Chiefs)

Monday, December 6

New England at Buffalo, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN) Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, SXM 88, 226 (Pats), 225 (Bills)

Thursday, December 9

Pittsburgh at Minnesota, 8:20 p.m. (WNYW-5 in New York, WXXA-23 in Albany, WOLF-56 in Scranton, WTIC-61 in Connecticut, NFL Network), SXM 88

Sunday, December 12

New Orleans at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (WNYW-5); WEPN 98.7-FM, WQBU 92.7-FM (Spanish)

New York Giants at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (WNYW-5); WFAN 660-AM, 101.9-FM, WADO 1280-AM (Spanish)

Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m. (WCBS-2)

Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. (WNBC-4 in New York, WNYT-13 in Albany, WBRE-28 in Scranton, WTIC-30 in Connecticut) SXM 88

Monday, December 13

Los Angeles Rams at Arizona, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN) SXM 88; Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick

Thursday, December 16

Kansas City at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m. (WNYW-5 in New York, WXXA-23 in Albany, WOLF-56 in Scranton, WTIC-61 in Connecticut, NFL Network) SXM 88

Saturday, December 18

Las Vegas at Cleveland, 4:30 p.m. (NFL Network), SXM

New England at Indianapolis, 8:15 p.m. (NFL Network), SXM

Sunday, December 19

Dallas at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (WNYW-5); WFAN 660-AM, 101.9-FM, WADO 1280-AM (Spanish)

New York Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. (WCBS-2); WEPN 98.7-FM; WQBU 92.7-FM (Spanish)

Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Arizona at Detroit, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Carolina at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Atlanta at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Cincinnati at Denver, 4:05 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. (perhaps WNYW-5), SXM

Green Bay at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. (perhaps WNYW-5, NFL Red Zone), SXM

New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 8:20 p.m. (WNBC-4 in New York, WNYT-13 in Albany, WBRE-28 in Scranton, WTIC-30 in Connecticut) SXM 88

Monday, December 20

Minnesota at Chicago, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN), Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, SXM 88

Thursday, December 23

San Francisco at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m. (NFL Network) SXM 88

Saturday, December 25

Cleveland at Green Bay, 4:30 p.m. (WNYW-5 in New York, WXXA-23 in Albany, WOLF-56 in Scranton, WTIC-61 in Connecticut, NFL Network) SXM 88

Indianapolis at Arizona, 8:15 p.m. (NFL Network) SXM 88

Sunday, December 26

Jacksonville at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (WCBS-2); WEPN 98.7-FM, WQBU 92.7-FM (Spanish)

New York Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (WNYW-5); WFAN 660-AM, 101.9-FM, WADO 1280-AM (Spanish)

Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Los Angeles Chargers at Houston, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Detroit at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Chicago at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. (NFL Red Zone), SXM

Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. (perhaps WCBS-2, NFL Red Zone), SXM

Denver at Las Vegas, 4:25 p.m. (perhaps WCBS-2, NFL Red Zone), SXM

Washington at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. (WNBC-4 in New York, WNYT-13 in Albany, WBRE-28 in Scranton, WTIC-30 in Connecticut) SXM 88

Monday, December 27

Miami at New Orleans, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN), Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, SXM 88

Sunday, January 2

New York Giants at Chicago, 1 p.m. (WCBS-2); WFAN 660-AM, 101.9-FM, WADO 1280-AM (Spanish)

Tampa Bay at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (WNYW-5); WEPN 98.7-FM; WQBU 92.7-FM (Spanish)

Detroit at Seattle – or – Los Angeles Rams at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. (WNYW-5)

Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. (WNBC-4 in New York, WNYT-13 in Albany, WBRE-28 in Scranton, WTIC-30 in Connecticut) SXM 88

Monday, January 3

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN) SXM 88; Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick

Sunday, January 9

New York Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (WCBS-2); WEPN 98.7-FM; WQBU 92.7-FM (Spanish)

Washington at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (WNYW-5); WFAN 660-AM, 101.9-FM, WADO 1280-AM (Spanish)

Kansas City at Denver – or – Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas, 4:25 p.m. (WCBS-2)

San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams – or – Seattle at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. (WNYW-5)

Game TBD, 8:20 p.m. (WNBC-4 in New York, WNYT-13 in Albany, WBRE-28 in Scranton, WTIC-30 in Connecticut)

Saturday, January 15

Two wild card games, 4:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m., TV TBD

Sunday, January 16

Three wild card games, 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m., TV TBD

Monday, January 17

Three wild card games, 8:15 p.m., TV TBD

Saturday, January 22

Two divisional games, times and TV TBD

Sunday, January 23

Two divisional games, times and TV TBD

Sunday, January 30

AFC championship, 3 p.m. (WCBS-2)

NFC championship, 6:30 p.m. (WNYW-5)

Sunday, February 6

NFL Pro Bowl, at Las Vegas, time and TV TBD

Sunday, February 13

Super Bowl, 6:30 p.m. (WNBC-4)

Canadian Football League regular season

Sunday, December 5

CFL Eastern final: Hamilton (9-6) at Toronto (11-3), 1 p.m. (ESPNews)

CFL Western final: Saskatchwan (10-5) at Winnipeg (11-3), 4:30 p.m. (ESPNews)

Sunday, December 12

CFL 108th Grey Cup championship, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)

This article originally appeared on Times Herald-Record: Pro football television schedules for 2021

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