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Previewing the TV schedule for a loaded slate of games.
The NFL season is winding down, and the playoffs are right around the corner. With just three weeks left in the regular season, teams are starting to feel the grind and push for the postseason. Let's take a look at the TV schedule for Week 15 for the great state of Arizona. The national coverage maps can be found here, courtesy of The506.com.
CBS Early Game: Peyton Manning and the red-hot Broncos will face a depleted Ravens team at 11 a.m. ET this Sunday. Both teams figure to reach the postseason, and it will be a true test for Denver as they enter a hostile road environment. Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf will call the action.
CBS Late Game: Due to NFL blackout restrictions, Arizona's TV coverage will be split. Those in the Phoenix and Flagstaff areas will be blacked out of an afternoon game on CBS. Those in Tucson and the rest of southern Arizona will get the Cowboys and Steelers battling in an AFC-NFC clash. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will be in the booth for this one.
FOX: With kickoff set for 2:05 p.m. MT, the struggling Arizona Cardinals will look to get things turned around against the Detroit Lions. The Cardinals feature one of the league's better defenses, while Matthew Stafford backs one of the league's most potent offensive attacks in Detroit. Chris Myers and Tim Ryan have the call.
NBC: In what could be a Super Bowl preview, the 49ers and Patriots meet at 6:20 p.m. MT for Sunday Night Football. Look for Tom Brady to be truly tested against what many consider the best defense in the league. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will call the action from the booth.