The Detroit Lions don’t have many games on CBS. In fact, the way the television deals and the NFL’s scheduling procedure, it happens no more than twice per year. This year, it will happen just once.
Of course, most Lions games are on Fox because they have the NFC Sunday afternoon rights. For games played between NFC and AFC opponents, CBS gets the game when the NFC team is home while Fox gets the game when the AFC team hosts.
That means Sunday’s game between the Lions and Bengals will be carried by CBS and with the Lions’ other home matchup with an AFC team being the Ravens on a Monday night, this will CBS’s only trip to Ford Field this year.
Occupying the booth will be veteran play-by-play man Marv Albert joined by former NFL quarterback Rich Gannon as the game analyst. The Albert-Gannon team is the number four team in the CBS NFL lineup.
Not suprisingly, the Lions-Bengals matchup will be widely available on local CBS stations throughout the midwest. For full coverage maps for week 7, check out 506sports.com.