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A primary, flagship or home television station refers to the local affiliates that carry a majority of the regular season telecasts for a said National Football League (NFL) team. This list only concentrates on television coverage since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. From 1970-1993, CBS held the National Football Conference (NFC) package. Since 1994, the Fox Broadcasting Company has held the NFC package. Meanwhile, from 1970-1997, NBC held the American Football Conference (AFC) package. Since 1998, CBS has held the AFC package.

As the NFL assigns telecast rights based on the conference affiliation of the road team, the stations listed below would be assigned all of the team's road games. They would also carry those home games against teams in the same conference that did not fall under the league's blackout rules. Home games against teams from the other conference, if not blacked out, would be carried on another station.

Note: Teams listed in italics are teams that have since relocated.

Contents

American Football Conference

Team Stations Years
Baltimore Colts WBAL 11
WMAR 2
1970-1980
1981-1983
Baltimore Ravens WBAL 11
WJZ 13
1996-1997
1998-present
Buffalo Bills WGRZ 2 (known as WGR from 1970-1983)
WIVB 4
CITY 57 (for Bills Toronto Series)
1970-1997
1998-present
2008-present
Cleveland Browns WKYC 3
WOIO 19
1970-1995
1999-present
Cincinnati Bengals WLWT 5
WKRC 12
1970-1997
1998-present
Denver Broncos KCNC 4 (known as KOA from 1970-1983)
KUSA 9
1970-1995 (Week 1 only); 1998-present
1995 (beginning in Week 2)-1997
Houston Oilers KPRC 2 1970-1996
Houston Texans KHOU 11 2002-present
Indianapolis Colts WTHR 13
WISH 8
1984-1997
1998-present
Jacksonville Jaguars WTLV 12
WJXT 4
WTEV 47
1995-1997
1998-2001
2002-present
Kansas City Chiefs WDAF 4
KSHB 41
KCTV 5
1970-Week 2 of 1994 season
Week 3 of 1994 season-1997
1998-present
Los Angeles Raiders KNBC 4 1982-1994
Miami Dolphins WSVN 7 (known as WCKT from 1970-1983)
WTVJ 6 (Channel 4 from 1989-Week 1 of 1995 season)
WFOR 4
1970-1988
1989-1997
1998-present
New England Patriots WBZ 4
WHDH 7
1970-1994; 1998-present
1995-1997
New York Jets WNBC 4
WCBS 2
1970-1997
1998-present
Oakland Raiders KRON 4
KPIX 5
1970-1981; 1995-1997
1998-present
Pittsburgh Steelers WPXI 11 (known as WIIC from 1970-1981)
KDKA 2
1970-1997
1998-present
San Diego Chargers KGTV 10
KNSD 39 (known as KCST from 1977-1988)
KFMB 8
1970-1976
1977-1997
1998-present
Seattle Seahawks KIRO 7
KING 5
1998-2001
1977-1997
Tennessee Oilers/Titans WMC 5 (Memphis)
WTVF 5
1997
1998-present

National Football Conference

Team Stations Years
Atlanta Falcons WAGA 5
WATL 36
1970-1993; 1994 (beginning in Week 16)-present
1994 (Weeks 1-15)
Carolina Panthers WHNS 21 (Greenville (Clemson), SC)
WCCB 18
1995
1996-present
Chicago Bears WBBM 2
WCCU 27 (Champaign, IL)
WFLD 32
1970-1993
2002
1994-2001; 2003-present
Dallas Cowboys KDFW 4
KDAF 33
1970-1993; 1995-present
1994
Detroit Lions WJBK 2
WKBD 50
1970-1993; 1994 (beginning in Week 16)-present
1994 (Weeks 1-15)
Green Bay Packers WBAY 2
WFRV 5
WGBA 26
WLUK 11
WISN 12 (Milwaukee)
WITI 6 (Milwaukee)
WCGV 24 (Milwaukee)
1970-1991
1992-1993
1994
1995-present
1970-1976
1977-1993; 1994 (beginning in Week 16)
1994 (Weeks 1-15)
Los Angeles Rams KCBS 2 (known as KNXT from 1970-1983)
KTTV 11
1970-1993
1994
Minnesota Vikings WCCO 4
WFTC 29 (known as KITN in 1994)
KMSP 9
1970-1993
1994-2001
2002-present
New Orleans Saints WWL 4
WNOL 38
WVUE 8
WGMB 44 (Baton Rouge)
KABB 29 (San Antonio)
1970-1993
1994-1995
1996-2004; 2006-present
2005
2005
New York Giants WCBS 2
WTIC 3 (Hartford)
WNYW 5
1970-1973; 1975-1993
1973-1974
1994-present
Philadelphia Eagles WCAU 10
WTXF 29
1970-1993
1994-present
Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals KSAZ 10 (known as KTSP from 1988-1993)
KNXV 15
1988-1993; 1994 (beginning in Week 16)-present
1994 (Weeks 1-15)
San Francisco 49ers KPIX 5
KTVU 2
1970-1993
1994-present
Seattle Seahawks KIRO 7
KCPQ 13
1976
2002-present
St. Louis Cardinals KMOV 4 (known as KMOX from 1970-1986) 1970-1987
St. Louis Rams KTVI 2 1995-present
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WFLA 8
WTVT 13
WFTS 28
1976
1977-1993; 1994 (beginning in Week 16)-present
1994 (Weeks 1-15)
Washington Redskins WUSA 9 (known as WTOP from 1970-1978 and WDVM from 1978-1986)
WTTG 5
1970-1993
1994-present

Local preseason television coverage

Since the NFL returned to the CBS in 1998, a number of local CBS stations have been televising preseason football games, mostly including the network's graphics and production that viewers would normally see during regular season national/regional broadcasts.

A number of NFL teams and their broadcasting departments have teamed up with CBS Sports to produce games, and those teams include (as of 2007) the San Diego Chargers (originating stations KCBS-TV Los Angeles and KFMB-TV San Diego), New York Jets (WCBS-TV New York), and Green Bay Packers (former CBS O&O WFRV-TV Green Bay and co-flagship WTMJ-TV Milwaukee, a NBC affiliate).

However, there are some that used a few, but not all, elements of the NFL on CBS production presentations, and they are mostly in-house productions between the teams and their individual flagship station. Those include the Pittsburgh Steelers (KDKA-TV), Miami Dolphins (WFOR-TV), San Francisco 49ers (KPIX and KOVR in Sacramento), Dallas Cowboys (KTVT), Cincinnati Bengals (WKRC-TV), Denver Broncos (KCNC), Kansas City Chiefs (KCTV), Washington Redskins (WUSA-TV), New England Patriots (WBZ-TV), Jacksonville Jaguars (WTEV), and the Detroit Lions (WWJ-TV)

WCBS, KCBS, KDKA, WFOR, KTVT, KPIX, KOVR, KCNC, WBZ, and WWJ are all owned by CBS Corporation.

See also

Affiliates

Over-the-air TV sports broadcasters

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