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.