Prime Peyton againPosted: September 20, 2012
Did you know Peyton Manning’s back?
If not, he’s got another prime spot on the NFL schedule this week.
After a Sunday night debut and Monday night contest with the Falcons, Manning and the Broncos battle the undefeated Texans as the main late afternoon game on CBS. The Mid-Atlantic area gets the Steelers at Raiders.
The Redskins make one of their appearances on CBS, hosting the Bengals at 1 p.m. On Fox, the Eagles take on Arizona in a meeting of surprising unbeatens at 4 p.m.
The Ravens battle New England on NBC Sunday night, while the Packers visit Seattle Monday night on ESPN. Thursday on NFL network, the Giants take on Carolina at 8:20 p.m.
Boise State and BYU open the college football weekend on ESPN Thursday at 9 p.m. Baylor faces Louisiana-Monroe Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
Notre Dame goes primetime Saturday on NBC, hosting Michigan. ABC has the ACC clash between Clemson and Florida State at 8 p.m., while Fox heads to the Big 12 for Kansas State at Oklahoma.
ABC brings Temple at Penn State Saturday at 3:30 p.m., with Oregon State-UCLA on ESPN2 in the Mid-Atlantic. Other areas will see Oregon State-UCLA on ABC. CBS offers the SEC East contest between Missouri and South Carolina Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Wake Forest hosts Army on the ACC game of the week Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
The day on ESPN starts at noon with Virginia’s trip to TCU. Second-ranked LSU travels to Auburn at 7 p.m., followed by third-ranked Oregon battling Arizona.
Wisconsin meets UTEP at noon on ESPN2. Vanderbilt faces Georgia at 7:45 p.m.
Fx has Maryland taking on West Virginia at noon and Colorado State plays Washington State at 4 p.m.
Comcast offers a pair of CAA games Saturday – New Hampshire at Old Dominion at noon and Delaware-William & Mary at 7 p.m. – along with Miami at Georgia Tech at 3 p.m. On Comcast-plus, Marshall plays Rice at 3:30 p.m. and Tennessee takes on Akron at 7:30 p.m.
MASN has South Florida meeting Ball State Saturday at 4:30 p.m., then Lehigh-Liberty will be joined in progress at the conclusion of the game.
NBC Sports network visits the Ivy League Saturday afternoon, with Yale-Cornell at 1 p.m. followed by Harvard against Brown. At 10:30 p.m., Nevada heads to Hawaii.
There’s high school football on ESPN2 Friday at 8:30 p.m. with Trinity of Kentucky against Cathedral of Indiana.
The Orioles continue their postseason quest this weekend in Boston on MASN. The Nationals face the Dodgers Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then host the Brewers for a weekend series on MASN2.
The Dodgers head to Cincinnati for the weekend, on Fox Saturday afternoon and ESPN Sunday night. Fox also shows Braves-Phillies and Tigers against Twins on Saturday. The A’s take on the Yankees Sunday at 1 p.m. on TBS.
The PGA tour closes the main part of its season with the FedEx Cup, bringing together the top 30 golfers. NBC has coverage Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The second race in the Chase for the Cup takes place in New Hampshire on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m. The Nationwide racers go to Kentucky Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
D.C. United takes on Philadelphia Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2, then faces Chivas USA Sunday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. NBC Sports network offers Portland-Salt Lake City at 8 p.m.