Welcome to the Blaine Gabbert era. It might not be a long era, but it is here nonetheless. The San Francisco 49ers host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, with the game kicking off at 1:05 p.m. PT on FOX. Chris Myers and Ronde Barber are calling the game.
The highlight of this game might be the fact that it will be broadcast in Jacksonville! The Falcons broadcast region often extends down into Jacksonville, and so Jaguars fans will get to watch Gabbert on Sunday. Whether Gabbert is good or bad, Jaguars fans will be all over this one. I'd certainly enjoy seeing a quality Gabbert performance, but even more so because it might cause Jaguars fans to lose their minds. The entertainment value of that is too much.
The folks at 506sports.com are back with their weekly broadcast maps. Their maps cover the entire United States, and accurately portray who can watch each NFL game. This week, the game is in the 49ers and Falcons main broadcast areas, and not much else. You can view the map at the link above, but in the meantime, I'll list out notable media regions that should have the game on CBS:
1. Northern California - Fresno north
2. Oregon - south and southwest
3. Nevada - Reno market
5. South Carolina - Slim parts of the western part of the state
7. Small southern part of Mississippi
8. Louisiana - New Orleans and Baton Rouge markets
9. Tennessee - Nashville market (extending into slim part of southern Kentucky and tip of North Carolina
10. Jacksonville market
And per usual, we have the international viewing options as well. As always, if you have a suggestion we did not include, let me know in the comments.
Canada: TBD (A Rouge Point).
Armed Forces Network-Europe: No broadcast
Far East: Our friends at All Sports Network TV will broadcast the game on tape delay on Monday afternoon, 3:30 p.m. Hong Kong time. It will re-air Tuesday morning at 2:30 a.m. Hong Kong time. The broadcast will appear throughout Southeast Asia. Check out their map if you live out there.
Australia: 7Mate at 6:05 a.m. Sydney time
Mexico: FOX Sports