The Buffalo Bills took control of the AFC East with a dominant 33-21 victory over the New England Patriots in week 16.
If the Bills are to win their second straight division title, they must win their last two games, a mission that begins with Sunday’s 1 p.m. EST home game against the Atlanta Falcons at Highmark Stadium in Week 17.
Unlike last week’s declaration of victory over New England – which was CBS’s first broadcast for most of the country – this week’s home game against the Falcons will be FOX’s main television broadcast only for the fans residing in the teams’ main markets.
Other people who will benefit from this AFC East / NFC South cross play include those who live in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wyoming (where Josh Allen played in collegiality) and a slice of Nebraska.
FOX sends Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Mark Sanchez (analyst) and Laura Okmin (reporter) to Orchard Park to cover the Bills against the Falcons.
Areas that can see the game are highlighted in yellow (card courtesy of 506sports):
Besides Buffalo which is home to Atlanta, the rest of the first FOX game list includes the The Los Angeles Rams to Baltimore Ravens (in red), the Philadelphia Eagles to Washington football team (blue), Las Vegas Adventurers to Indianapolis Colts (green), and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to New York Jets (Orange).
Sunday’s game is the 13th all-time meeting between the Bills and the Falcons. Atlanta leads the all-time series 7-5, but the Bills won the most recent game by a score of 23-17 on October 1, 2017.
In that game, Stephen Hauschka scored three goals in the fourth quarter, Tre’Davious White picked up a fumble and returned it for 52 yards for a touchdown, Charles Clay caught five passes for 112 yards and Micah Hyde intercepted Matt Ryan. twice to feed the Invoices to victory.
This will be Atlanta’s first trip to Orchard Park in 16 years, when the Falcons defeated the Bills 24-16 on September 25, 2005. Technically, the Bills hosted the Falcons on December 1, 2013, but that game, a 34- The Falcons’ 31 overtime victory was played at the Rogers Center in Toronto.