Southern exposure for Week 3

Time for our weekly look at what NFC South games will be televised in what areas.

Let’s turn to the506.com and look at the map. Houston is at New Orleans and Jacksonville is at Carolina in games that start at 1 p.m. ET. The Texans and Saints are going to get the larger exposure. That game is basically being shown everywhere from Atlanta to the New Mexico line, plus some parts of the Midwest and even a small patch of the Pacific Northwest.

The Jaguars and Panthers will be shown in a much smaller territory. They’ll be shown throughout North Carolina, most of South Carolina, a small part of Virginia on the Georgia coast and in the upper half of Florida.

The Buccaneers and Falcons play a 4:15 p.m. game that’s not going to get huge exposure. The game will be blacked out in the Tampa Bay area because it did not sell out 72 hours prior to kickoff. Fans staying home can watch Green Bay and Chicago, which will be shown throughout much of the country.

The Bucs and Falcons will air only in a small pocket of Southwest Florida, all of Georgia and Alabama and parts of Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina.