And the road games between weren’t too kind to the Falcons.
In a blink the Falcons went from 4-1 to 4-3 but let’s remember after seven games in 2008 the Falcons were also 4-3. The team went on to win seven of it’s last nine games, including three straight to close out the season. The rest of the 2009 schedule looks favorable with just three teams carrying records above .500.
But first things first.
Sunday’s game at the Georgia Dome will be seen by much of the Southeast (see map). The broadcast crew of Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa represent FOX’s No. 2 group, a nod to the history of the Redskins franchise and the up-and-coming nature of the Atlanta Falcons.
Here are the rest of the distribution maps for Week 9:
ADDITIONAL NOTES ON WEEK 9 TELEVISION…
… The Patriots are beatable and I’m not sold on the Dolphins being a bad team. Most of the nation will see this rivalry game and it should be a good one. The early game of the week on CBS, however, could be Baltimore at Cincinnati. As Jim Trotter pointed out in this week’s Expert’s Take, the AFC North is home to three division contenders.
… Another cross-country trip for the San Diego Chargers, this time to The Meadowlands to face the Giants. This is an interesting cross-conference matchup that could provide clues on slowing the Chargers passing game and disrupting the Giants offense.
… If you live West of the Mississippi, chances are you get the Bears and Cardinals. FYI… The Bears are still who the Cardinals thought they were.