== Saturday, noon, Channel 2: Army (3-8) vs. Navy (7-3), at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia (Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson)
Best way to prep for this one: Find a copy of the new book called “All American — “Two Young Men, The 2001 Army-Navy Game, and the War they Fought in Iraq,” by Steve Eubanks (Morrow Books, $27.99, 276 pages). It’s the story of Army quarterback Chad Jenkins and Navy linebacker Brian Stann (above) and how 9/11 changed their lives.
Also read the story about the silver dollar that will be used in the coin flip 50 years later.
Navy is headed to the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 30 vs. Middle Tennessee.
The bowl season begins next Saturday, Dec. 21, with a four-game slate that includes USC in the Las Vegas Bowl.
IN THE NFL:
== 5:25 p.m., NFL Network: San Diego (6-7) at Denver (11-2) (Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan)
== 10 a.m., Channel 2: New England (10-3) at Miami (7-6) (Jim Nantz, Phil Simms)
The other CBS’ games in this window:
= Houston (2-11) at Indianapolis (8-5) (Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots)
= Buffalo (4-9) at Jacksonville (4-9) (Andrew Catalon, replacing Marv Albert, with Rich Gannon)
== 10 a.m., Channel 11: Seattle (11-2) at N.Y. Giants (5-8) (Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews)
The other Fox’s games in this window:
= Washington (3-10) at Atlanta (3-10) (Sam Rosen, Heath Evans, Molly McGrath)
= Chicago (7-6) at Cleveland (4-9) (Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin)
= Philadelphia (8-5) at Minnesota (3-9-1) (Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa)
= San Francisco (9-4) at Tampa Bay (4-9) (Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber, Kris Budden)
== 1:25 p.m., Channel 11: Green Bay (6-6-1) at Dallas (7-6) (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver)
Fox also has:
= New Orleans (10-3) at St. Louis (5-8) (Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale)
= Arizona (8-5) at Tennessee (5-8) (Justin Kutcher, Charles Davis)
CBS has in this window (but won’t be showing here):
= N.Y. Jets (6-7) at Carolina (9-4) (Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf)
= Kansas City (10-3) at Oakland (4-9) (Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, going to San Diego and many other California cities)
== 5:30 p.m., Channel 4: Cincinnati (9-4) at Pittsburgh (5-8) (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya)
== 5:40 p.m., ESPN: Baltimore (7-6) at Detroit (7-6) (Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters)