Bears at Lions: Albert, Johnston, Siragusa to Call Game for FOX

Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Fox sidelines reporter Tony Siragusa on the field prior to the game with the Dallas Cowboys playing against the New Orleans Saints at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

It’s not surprising that FOX has tabbed Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings as ‘America’s Game of the Week’. The Vikings will be playing for a playoff spot and the Packers still have hopes of clinching a first-round bye. That was an easy call for FOX after Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins moved into Sunday Night Football.

Remove those two games from the picture and the game between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears looks pretty intriguing compared to the rest of the FOX slate. The execs at FOX agree and have sent their number two broadcast team of Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa to Detroit to call the game.

The game can be seen on FOX stations across a large part of the country, starting in the Great Lakes region and across the Great Plains, even reaching much of Colorado and Arizona.

The game’s draw starts with the Bears’ remaining relevant in the playoff picture. A win (or even a tie) keeps their hopes alive but doesn’t guarantee them anything until after the Vikings’ game is over. The Lions have been out of the playoff picture for quite some time but feature record-breaking wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford, who, along with Drew Brees, will attempt to put together back-to-back 5,000-yard passing seasons for the first time in league history.

[RELATED: Calvin Johnson May Not Be Done Rewriting The Record Books]

Check out the506.com for the full nation-wide coverage maps and broadcast team assignments.

Topics: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions

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