New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MA - OCTOBER 04: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shakes hands with head coach Frank Reich of the Indianapolis Colts after the Patriots defeated the Colts 38-24 at Gillette Stadium on October 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

It’s almost Christmas, which means the National Football League is about to take over televisions on Saturday and Sunday. The football world will be watching the New England Patriots this coming Saturday, as they hit the road to take on the Indianapolis Colts in a battle of AFC contenders.

For those wondering about the broadcast and if there’s any funny business to worry about: the game will be broadcast on regular ol’ television on CBS. The league announced Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen as the broadcast team for the game, along with sideline reporters Pam Oliver and Kristina Pink. The game is set for kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET.

The game will be broadcast nationally on the NFL Network, but also locally in New England on WBZ and the Colts’ affiliate in Indy, WXIN.

The Patriots (9-4) are still the No. 1 seed in the conference after having Week 14 off for their bye. Indianapolis (7-6) is also coming off their bye week, and sits in the No. 6 seed as they sit two games behind the Tennessee Titans (9-4) in the AFC South. So, there will certainly be playoff implications going into and coming out of this contest.

This marks the first time the Patriots and Colts have played since Oct. 4, 2018, a Thursday night, when the Pats won 38-24 at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots and Colts have not played each other on a Sunday since Oct. 18, 2015.

  • What about streaming?

    Dec 6, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) calls an audible in the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

    Dec 6, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) calls an audible in the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

    Subscribers can stream the game at NFL.com and the NFL app. If you’re stuck having to watch the game on a phone, you can also catch it in the Yahoo! Sports app.

    And, as always, you can get the call of the game on the radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

    Everything also applies for the 4:30 p.m. ET broadcast on Saturday of the game between the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns.

  • And the refs?

    HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Referee Carl Cheffers #51 gestures during a review of the final touchdown in overtime during Super Bowl 51 between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 05: Referee Carl Cheffers #51 gestures during a review of the final touchdown in overtime during Super Bowl 51 between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Ahh, the officials. For the Patriots and Colts, it’s going to be Carl Cheffers. You may remember him from such Super Bowls as the comeback over the Falcons.

    Cheffers’ crew has called the second-most penalties in the NFL in 2021, 15.5 per game. So, get ready for a lot of yellow cloth.