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Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts: television broadcast map, announcers

Buffalo’s Week 7 showdown will be mostly available in the Buffalo and Indianapolis markets.

Apparently there isn’t much national appeal to watching Derek Anderson make his first career start for the Buffalo Bills.

When Anderson, a 13-year veteran who signed with Buffalo on Oct. 9, leads the Bills (2-4) into action against the Indianapolis Colts (1-5), only fans living in the Buffalo and Indianapolis television markets will get to watch the game as CBS’ featured 1 p.m. Eastern telecast.

This matchup between sub-.500 teams doesn’t carry much national intrigue, continuing a recent theme for the Bills. As was the case with Buffalo’s Week 5 home game against the Tennessee Titans, and the Week 6 road game against the Houston Texans, broadcast coverage of Sunday’s Bills/Colts showdown will be limited to the local markets.

CBS’ No. 6 broadcasting team of Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Adam Archuleta (analyst) will handle the Bills/Colts clash.

The areas that can see Buffalo are highlighted in blue (map courtesy of 506sports):

Most of the national audience gets to watch Tom Brady and the New England Patriots travel to the Chicago Bears (in red), while the other 1 p.m. CBS telecast pits the Houston Texans against the Jacksonville Jaguars (in green).

This will be the 70th meeting all-time between these former AFC East rivals. Buffalo leads the all-time series 37-31-1, including prevailing 13-7 in overtime at snowy New Era Field on Dec. 10, 2017, a game the Bills won when LeSean McCoy rambled in from 21 yards out late in the overtime period.

The last time the Bills traveled to Indianapolis, the Colts pulled out a 20-13 win on Nov. 25, 2012.