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Previewing the TV schedule for Week 12 of the NFL season.
The NFL playoffs are right around the corner. Week 12 brings quite a few games with big implications for teams hunting for a postseason bid, and if Thanksgiving was any indication, we'll start to see some hungry teams emerge from the pack. Here is the TV schedule for Sunday in the Grand Canyon State. You can find the complete listings here, courtesy of The 506.
CBS: Peyton Manning and the surging Denver Broncos continue their journey through the AFC West when they take on the struggling Chiefs at 11 a.m. MT. This game has the makings of a blowout. Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf will be on the call.
FOX Early Game: In what is a game more people should be talking about, the 6-4 Vikings take on the 7-3 Bears at 11 a.m. MT. Despite the surprising start from Minnesota, the home crowd at Soldier Field should be a big advantage for Chicago as they look to secure home field in the playoffs. Kenny Albert and Darryl Johnson will be in the booth.
FOX Late Game: Almost all of the country will get 49ers versus Saints, but those in Arizona will be stuck with the slumping Cardinals as they take on the 3-6-1 Rams. It's tough to see too many points being scored in this one. Dick Stockton and John Lynch are the announcers.
NBC: The Packers and Giants meet in primetime at 6:20 p.m. MT in what could turn into an offensive shootout. Look for quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Eli Manning to have big days against struggling secondaries. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will call the action from MetLife Stadium.