== Twenty eight is the opening point spread with several Las Vegas sports books for Denver-Jacksonville, which is “believed to be the highest in NFL history” according to USA Today. R.J. Bell says the previous wide gap was when Pittsburgh gave away 26 points to the expansion Tampa Bay in December of 1976.
== There’s also been a Twitter war going on between Jags and Broncos fans.
== CBS will spring loose Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe from “The NFL Today” show to cover games involving their former teams. It means former Pittsburgh coach Cowher joins Jim Nantz and Phil Simms in East Rutherford, N.J., for the Steelers-Jets game; Esiason travels to Orchard Park, N.Y. for Cincinnati’s game at Buffalo with Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots, and Sharpe heads to Denver because Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts need another voice to call the undefeated Broncos game against the winless Jaguars.
In the CBS New York studio, James Brown and Dan Marino (sorry, the Dollphins had a bye week) stay behind and will be joined by former New York Jet Bart Scott and former Raiders exec Amy Trask, who have been working on the new “The Other Pregame Show” for CBS Sports Net.
So, with Miami and Atlanta enjoying a bye week:
== 5:25 p.m., NFL Network: 0-5 New York Giants at 3-1 Chicago Bears (with Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan)
== 10 a.m., Channel 2: 2-3 Oakland at 5-0 Kansas City (with Marv Albert and Rich Gannon).
The rest of CBS’ games in this window: 3-2 Cincinnati at 2-3 Buffalo (Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots and Boomer Esiason) and 0-4 Pittsburgh at 2-2 N.Y. Jets (with Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Bill Cowher).
== 10 a.m., Channel 11: 2-2 Green Bay at 3-2 Baltimore (Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa).
The rest of Fox’s games in this window: 3-2 Detroit at 3-2 Cleveland (Tom McCarthy, Heath Evans), 2-3 St. Louis at 2-3 Houston (Chris Myers, Tim Ryan), 1-3 Carolina at 1-3 Minnesota (Sam Rosen, Brian Billick), 2-3 Philadelphia at 0-4 Tampa Bay (Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber).
== 1:25 p.m., Channel 11: 5-0 New Orleans at 4-1 New England (Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, as Joe Buck moves back to baseball).
Fox also has 3-2 Arizona at 3-2 San Francisco (Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch) in this window. CBS has 0-5 Jacksonville at 5-0 Denver (with Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Shannon Sharpe) and 3-2 Tennessee at 4-1 Seattle (Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf) in this window.
== 5:30 p.m., Channel 4: 1-3 Washington at 2-3 Dallas (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya)
== 5:40 p.m., ESPN: 4-1 Indianapolis at 2-3 San Diego (with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters)