Sunday’s 1 p.m. Eastern game marks the Bills’ (0-1) 2018-2019 season home opener—and also Josh Allen’s first NFL start—when they take on the Los Angeles Chargers (0-1) at New Era Field. Unfortunately for Bills Mafia, the game is not drawing much national attention.
For the second straight week, the game will only be shown on CBS in the Buffalo and Los Angeles markets.
Thanks to 506sports.com, we’re able to see what parts of the country will get to watch the Bills this weekend, and unless you live in either the Buffalo or Los Angeles viewing market, chances are good this game isn’t your featured national telecast.
The areas that will get to see Buffalo are highlighted in orange.
A majority of CBS’ early-game audience will see the Kansas City Chiefs traveling north for a big AFC match-up with the Pittsburgh Steelers (in red). Not even Josh Allen’s hometown or his college market will see his first NFL start, while Marcus Mariota will be on TV in Eugene, Oregon. Bills/Chargers, Miami Dolphins/New York Jets (in purple), Houston Texans/Tennessee Titans (green), and Indianapolis Colts/Washington Redskins (yellow) round out the regional coverage.
CBS’ number-seven team of Tom McCarthy and Steve Beuerlein will be on the call for the game as the Bills are seeking their eighth win in their last 11 home openers.
The last time the Buffalo hosted the Chargers, the Bills suffered a 22-10 setback on Sept. 21, 2014.