Despite bringing a modest two-game winning streak into the Week 13 match-up, CBS’s national telecast of the Bills and Dolphins will once again be relegated (for the most part) to fans living in the Buffalo and Miami primary and secondary television markets.
The exception? Fans in portions of New England, including the entire state of Maine and portions of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island will have the Bills vs. Dolphins as their featured early telecast.
The No. 5 broadcasting team of Andrew Catalon (play-by-play) and former Bills wide receiver James Lofton (analyst) will handle the Bills/Dolphins clash.
The areas that can see the game are highlighted in teal (map courtesy of 506sports):
The national CBS audience is divided for the early games. CBS’s No. 1 broadcasting team of Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will call the Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons (in red). The rest of the early games feature the Cleveland Browns at the Houston Texans (green), Denver Broncos at the Cincinnati Bengals (orange), and Indianapolis Colts at the Jacksonville Jaguars (purple).
The Dolphins and Bills have a ton of history in this rivalry, as Sunday’s meeting represents the 109th all-time between these AFC East foes.
Miami leads the series 60-47-1, but Buffalo swept both meetings in 2017, winning 24-16 Dec. 17 at New Era Field, and 22-16 Dec. 31 in South Beach—a game that lifted the Bills into the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 season.