The Texans play the Redskins on Sunday in another one of those quadrennial interconference matchups. The teams have played only twice in the past eight seasons with the Skins coming out on top in both contests.
Kickoff at FedEx Field is at 3:15 Central.
The game will be shown on CBS in most of Texas and in a large chunk of the Mid-Atlantic states. The game can also be seen on Direct TV (717) if you have Sunday Ticket, and heard on Sirius 122 in Houston.
I like looking at the maps on the506.com to see who’s seeing what games across the country.
The Texans-Redskins game will be called by the CBS #3 crew, Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts. Honestly, If we’re not going to get one of the top two crews, I’d rather have Gus Johnson and Steve Tasker. Johnson is a hoot and while I’m not all that keen on Tasker as an announcer, I liked him when he played for the Oilers.
One of the first things I noticed when examining the maps is that the Dallas market is the only market in Texas not showing the Texans-Skins.
That’s interesting since the Skins are an NFC East rival of the Cowboys and it would seem like a natural to televise in that market.
But I guess the last thing DFW people want to see more of is two teams that beat them soundly in the past three weeks. They’re watching the CBS #1 game instead (New England @ New York Jets).
The CBS early game in Houston is Pittsburgh at Tennessee. That’s the one I’d want to see, moreso than Minnesota-Miami which the rest of Texas (excluding Dallas) will see. Go Steelers.
The Fox early game (Chicago at Dallas) will be seen in Houston. Go Bears.
Curiosities from the 506.com map:
- The Eugene Oregon market is the only market west of Houston that will see the Steelers-Titans
- Austin, Texas isn’t showing the Steelers-Titans (I would be surprised if that didn’t change)
- A small slice of Southwestern Louisiana is showing one of the least marketed games (Kansas City at Cleveland). Must be some local player interest at work there.
Extra Point: Redskins with ties to the area
Wide Receivers Coach Keenan McCardell is from Houston, where he attended Waltrip H.S.; Safeties Coach Steve Jackson is from Houston, where he attended Klein Forest H.S. and played professionally for the Houston Oilers (1991-1996); Special Teams Assistant Richard Hightower is from Houston, where he attended Aldine MacArthur H.S. and played collegiately at Texas; Strength and Conditioning
Coach Ray Wright is from Fort Worth and served in the same capacity for the Texans; LB Brian Orakpo is from Houston, where he attended Lamar H.S. and played collegiately at Texas; OT Trent Williams is from Longview, where he attended Longview H.S. –source: houstontexans.com