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NFL Televised Game Schedules for 2014-2015

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The NFL Televised Game Schedules for 2014-2015

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



Here we go again with the start of another awesome NFL season on KMEG/CBS 14 and KPTH/Fox 44 here in Siouxland.  One BIG addition to this year’s NFL schedules for us is that KMEG/CBS 14 will have seven (7) Thursday night Prime Time games with the big one for Siouxland on 10/2/14 when Minnesota visits Green bay to play the Packers!!  As usual there are a few quirks in the schedule so I wanted to let all of you know what our schedules look like this year.  We have some absolutely fantastic games for you 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).  So now you are probably really confused!

There also seems to be a great deal of confusion about 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 2014 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:  9/14, 9/21, 10/5, 10/26, 11/2, 11/23, 11/27 (Thanksgiving Day Game), 11/30, 12/21, 12/22

FOX (KPTH) Double-header weeks:  9/7, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 11/9, 11/16, 12/7, 12/14, 12/28*

CBS (KMEG) Single-header weeks:  9/7, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 11/9, 11/16, 11/27 (Thanksgiving Day Game), 12/7, 12/14

CBS (KMEG) Double-header weeks:  9/14, 9/21, 10/5, 10/26, 11/2, 11/23, 11/30, 12/1, 12/21, 12/28*

CBS Thursday night Prime Time games in 2014:  9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

CBS Special Saturday night Prime Game:  12/20

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 network local affiliate gets to carry 27 regular season games.

*Also, on 12/28, both networks get a double-header.

Local television schedules for games to be aired in Siouxland are below.

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

So let’s take a look at the CBS (KMEG) schedule first:

KMEG 14/CBS NFL Football Schedule for 2014/2015


Week

Teams

Day

Dates

Times


Pre-Season:





Oakland @ Green Bay

Friday

8/22/14

7-10pm


New Orleans @ Indianapolis
Saturday

8/23/13

7-10pm


Regular Season:




Week #1

Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday

9/7/14

12n-3pm

Week #2

New England Pats @ Minnesota Vikings

Sunday

9/14/14

12n-3pm

Week #2
Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos

Sunday

9/14/14

3:15-6pm

Week #3

Oakland Raiders @ New England Patriots

Sunday

9/21/14

12n-3pm

Week #3

Kansas City Chiefs @ Miami Dolphins

Sunday

9/21/14

3:15-6pm

Week #4

Miami Dolphins v. Oakland Raiders LONDON

Sunday

9/28/14

12n-3pm

Week #5

Houston Texans @ Dallas Cowboys

Sunday

10/5/14

12n-3pm

Week #5

Kansas City @ San Francisco

Sunday

10/5/14

3:15-6pm

Week #6

Denver Broncos @ New York Jets

Sunday

10/12/14

12n-3pm

Week #7

Kansas City Chiefs @ San Diego

Sunday

10/19/14

3:15-6pm

Week #8

Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday

10/26/14

12n-3pm

Week #8

Indianapolis Colts @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday

10/26/14

3:15-6pm

Week #9

New York Jets @ Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday

11/2/14

12n-3pm

Week #9

Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots

Sunday

11/2/14

3:15-6pm

Week #10

Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills

Sunday

11/9/14

12n-3pm

Week #11

Denver Broncos @ St. Louis Rams

Sunday

11/16/14

12n-3pm

Week #12

Cincinnati Bengals @ Houston Texans

Sunday

11/23/14

12n-3pm

Week #12

Washington Redskins @ San Francisco 49ers

Sunday

11/23/14

3:15-6pm

Week #13

Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions Thanksgiving

Thursday

11/27/14

11:30am-2:30pm

Week #13

San Diego Chargers @ Baltimore Ravens

Sunday

11/30/14

12n-3pm

Week #13

New England Patriots @ Green Bay Packers

Sunday

11/30/14

3:15-6pm

Week #14

Kansas City Chiefs @ Arizona Cardinals

Sunday

12/7/14

3:15-6pm

Week #15

Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday

12/14/14

12n-3pm

Week #16

Kansas City Chiefs @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday

12/21/14

12n-3pm

Week #16

Indianapolis Colts @ Dallas Cowboys

Sunday

12/21/14

3:15-6pm

Week #17

San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday

12/28/14

12n-3pm

Week #17

Oakland Raiders @ Denver Broncos

Sunday

12/28/14

3:15-6pm

Note: All games subject to change.
 
Playoffs:    TBA vs. TBA    Sunday, January 4th, 12 Noon 2015 AFC Wildcard Game
                               TBA vs. TBA    Saturday, January 10th, TBA 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff

                               TBA vs. TBA    Sunday, January 11th, TBA 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff

                   TBA vs. TBA    Sunday, January 18th, 5:30pm 2015 AFC Championship

Date

Teams

Day

Times

9/11/14

9/11/14

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens

Thursday

Thursday

7-1030PM

7-10:30pm

9/18/14

9/18/14

Tampa Bay Bucs vs Atlanta Falcons

Thursday

Thursday

7-1030PM

7-10:30pm

9/25/14

9/25/14

NY Giants vs Washington Redskins

Thursday

Thursday

7-1030PM

7-10:30pm

10/2/14

Minnesota vs Green Bay

Thursday

7-10:30pm

10/9/14

10/9/14

Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans

Thursday

Thursday

7-1030PM

7-10:30pm

10/16/14

10/16/14

NY Jets @ New England Patriots

Thursday

Thursday

7-1030PM

7-10:30pm

10/23/14

10/23/14

San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos

Thursday

Thursday

7-1030PM

7-10:30pm

12/20/14

12/20/14

San Diego Chargers @ San Francisco 49ers

Saturday

Saturday

7-1030PM

7-10:30pm

    Thursday Night Prime Time Games on CBS and KMEG

The NFL on KMEG/CBS 14!

OK so let’s talk about the CBS (KMEG) schedule.  The first thing you will notice is that there is one Vikings games that will be carried on CBS (KMEG) in week #2 as New England visits Minnesota.

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

9/28 – Chiefs play the Patriots on Monday Night Football. 

10/12 – Chiefs BYE week.

10/26 – Chiefs play St. Louis and it is carried on Fox.  At the same time/same day a Vikings game is on Fox.  We will carry the Vikings game on Fox that day.

11/16 - Chiefs play Seattle at home and it is on Fox.  At the same time/same day Minnesota plays Chicago.  We will carry the Vikings/Bears on Fox that day.

11/23 – Chiefs play the Raiders in Thursday night on the NFL Network on 11/20.

Highlights of the CBS/KMEG schedule this year include:

o   11 Kansas City Chiefs games.

o   1 Minnesota Vikings game with New England vs Minnesota on 9/14 at 12 noon.

o   4 New England games including Denver vs New England (Manning vs Brady) on 11/2.

o   We will have 5 Denver Broncos games featuring Peyton Manning including Kansas City vs Denver on 9/14.

o   We will have the Miami vs Oakland game from Wembley Stadium in London on 9/28 at 12 noon.

o   Three Indianapolis games featuring their emerging star quarterback Andrew Luck.

o   25 games featuring playoff teams from 1 year ago.

o   8 Thursday night games simulcast on The NFL Network including the Vikings-Packers on 10/2. 

o   Miami vs Oakland from London on 9/28.

o   Thanksgiving Day is Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions.

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

Fox 44 Schedule below

Now let’s take a look at the FOX (KPTH/FOX 44) schedule:

KPTH/Fox 44 NFL Football Schedule for 2014/2015

OK so now the FOX (KPTH) schedule for the upcoming season. 

KPTH/Fox 44 NFL Football Schedule for 2014/2015


Week

Teams

Day

Dates

Times


Pre-Season:





  Kansas City Chiefs @ Carolina Panthers
Sunday

8/17/14

7-10pm


  San Diego Chargers @ San Francisco 49ers

Sunday

8/24/14

3-6pm


Regular Season:




Week #1

Minnesota Vikings @ St. Louis Rams

Sunday

9/7/14

12n-3pm

Week #1

San Francisco 49ers @ Dallas Cowboys

Sunday

9/7/14

3:15-6pm

Week #2

Detroit Lions @ Carolina Panthers

Sunday

9/14/14

12n-3pm

Week #3

Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints

Sunday

9/21/2014

12n-3pm

Week #4

Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears

Sunday

9/28/2014

12n-3pm

Week #4

Atlanta Falcons @ Minnesota Vikings

Sunday

9/28/2014

3:15-6pm

Week #5

Chicago Bears @ Carolina Panthers

Sunday

10/5/2014

12n-3pm

Week #6

Detroit Lions @ Minnesota Vikings

Sunday

10/12/2014

12n-3pm

Week #6

Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks

Sunday

10/12/2014

3:15-6pm

Week #7

Minnesota Vikings @ Buffalo Bills

Sunday

10/19/2014

12n-3pm

Week #7

New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys

Sunday

10/19/2014

3:15-6pm

Week #8

Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons (London)

Sunday

10/26/2014

8:30am-11:30am

Week #8

Minnesota Vikings @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday

10/26/2014

12n-3pm

Week #9

Washington Redskins @ Minnesota Vikings

Sunday

11/2/2014

12n-3pm

Week #10

San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints

Sunday

11/9/2014

12n-3pm

Week #10

New York Giants @ Seattle Seahawks

Sunday

11/9/2014

3:15-6pm

Week #11

Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears

Sunday

11/16/2014

12n-3pm

Week #11

Detroit Lions @ Arizona Cardinals

Sunday

11/16/2014

3:15-6pm

Week #12

Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings

Sunday

11/23/2014

12n-3pm

Week #13

Phil. Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys (Thanks)

Thursday

11/27/2014

3:30pm-6:30pm

Week #14

Carolina Panthers @ Minnesota Vikings

Sunday

11/30/2014

12n-3pm

Week #15

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Detroit Lions

Sunday

12/7/2014

12n-3pm

Week #15

Seattle Seahawks @ Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday

12/7/2014

3:15-6pm

Week #16

Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions

Sunday

12/14/2014

12n-3pm

Week #16

San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks

Sunday

12/14/2014

3:15-6pm

Week #17

Minnesota Vikings @ Miami Dolphins

Sunday

12/21/2014

12n-3pm

Week #18

Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings

Sunday

12/28/2014

12n-3pm

Week #18

St. Louis Rams @ Seattle Seahawks

Sunday

12/28/2014

3:15-6pm

Note: All games subject to change.
            Playoffs:           TBA vs. TBA           Sunday, January 4th, 2015 NFC Wildcard Game
                                      TBA vs. TBA           Saturday, January 10th, 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff

                                      TBA vs. TBA           Sunday, January 11th, 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff

                                      TBA vs. TBA           Sunday, January 18th, 2015 NFC Championship Game

The NFL on KPTH/FOX 44!

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

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

9/14 – Vikings play New England on CBS (KMEG).

10/5 –  Vikings play Green Bay on Thursday night 10/2 on CBS (KMEG).

10/9 –  Vikings BYE week.

12/7 – Vikings play Jets on CBS at 12noon.  Chiefs have game scheduled on CBS same time/same day.  We will carry the Chiefs game that day on CBS.

Highlights of the FOX/KPTH schedule this year include:

o   12 Minnesota Vikings games.

o   2 Green Bay games.

o   3 Chicago bears games.

o   4 Detroit Lions games.

o   Atlanta vs Detroit in London on 10/26.

o   5 games with the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks – including San Francisco/Seattle and Dallas/Seattle!!

o   Thanksgiving Day is Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys.

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).  My hope is that this information will help to eliminate some of the confusion/frustration you feel at times as to why things happen the way they do with NFL games being broadcast by us here in Siouxland.  As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to e-mail me at sgscollard@chestv.com and I will reply as soon as I am able.  I will attempt to tackle the playoff scenarios for you with game times and dates in a later blog near the end of the season.

Here’s to a terrific NFL season for the Vikings, the Chiefs and to whomever your favorite team is!!!

Steve Scollard

Vice President & General Manager
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