The final three weeks of the 2011 NFL regular season are here and it's now or never for the teams fighting for a playoff bid. With one local team on Monday Night Football, there are limited options in the Bay Area this weekend. Here is the complete TV schedule for San Francisco, Oakland and the surrounding areas.
In early action on CBS, the upstart Cincinnati Bengals and St. Louis Rams will face off at 10:00 a.m.. This game may not look great to some viewers, but it's better than the other options of Colts-Titans and Dolphins-Bills. Look for the Bengals to continue their winning ways as the team attempts to shock the world and earn a playoff bid.
In later action on FOX, the Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions will kickoff at 1:00 p.m. in a game that has big playoff implications. Both teams are currently on the outside looking in at the playoff standings and they desperately need a win this weekend.
Because of stupid blackout rules, CBS is not permitted to air a game while the Raiders play. That means no Tebow vs. Brady mania, that means no Jets vs. Eagles for those of you in the Bay Area.
In primetime action on Sunday night, the Baltimore Ravens will attempt to lock down the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a victory of the San Diego Chargers.