It is interesting to note that Fox’s top crew is doing a game that will air in only 28 percent of the U.S. Meanwhile, Fox’s biggest game in terms of coverage area Sunday is Atlanta-New Orleans, which will be seen in 38 percent of the U.S. Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch will work that game.
Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said: “We have three games featuring three potential NFC playoff teams this weekend (also Green Bay at Tampa Bay) that the top crew could broadcast. This game was chosen because Detroit is one of the best teams in the NFL and is currently leading the NFC North; the crew could possibly broadcast one of their playoff games; and all of our NFL crews enjoy coming to Chicago to broadcast games.”
Chicago in late December over New Orleans? OK.
From a Bears perspective, the game will give Aikman plenty of time to weigh in on the Jay Cutler situation.