The news came more than five days before kickoff that No. 1 overall draft pick Jared Goff, who finally knows where the sun rises and sets, will rise from the bench and set his sights on righting the 4-5 Rams, getting his first start at quarterback in an otherwise event-less Week 11 Sunday game at the Coliseum against Miami (1:05 p.m., Channel 11, with Fox’s Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale).
The Rams are already pushing the Goff gear sales on their team store.
But this looks kind of familiar, doesn’t it? Whose to say Leo Farnsworth jerseys aren’t the hot item right now?
The game is still going to just the L.A. and Miami markets. Goff’s people in the Bay Area? Better have DirecTV.
CBS has the doubleheader this week and will be able to show a game up against the Rams on Fox’s single game Sunday. The Chargers, meanwhile, are one of four teams with a bye week.
= New Orleans at Carolina, 5:25 p.m., Channel 4, NFL Network (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox)
= Baltimore at Dallas, 10 a.m., Channel 2 (Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts). CBS picks this one for almost all the country instead of where they need to see Pittsburgh-Cleveland, Jacksonville-Detroit and Tennessee-Indianapolis.
= Rams vs. Miami, 1:05 p.m., Channel 11. The only other Fox games Sunday are in the 10 a.m. window — Chicago-N.Y. Giants (Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, 30 percent coverage), Arizona-Minnesota (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, about 30 percent coverage), Buffalo-Cincinnati (5 percent coverage) and Tampa Bay-Kansas City (about 15 percent coverage) — but the net had to hold this one back and sprinkle it into markets such as Dallas, Jacksonville, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Detroit, Nashville and Baltimore, all the cities that got a CBS game early and couldn’t have anything compete with it. As a result it goes to about 20 percent of the TV markets.
= New England at San Francisco, 1:25 p.m., Channel 2 (Greg Gumbel, Trent Green). CBS curiously gives us this one instead of Philadelphia at Seattle (Jim Nantz, Phil Simms) in this same window.
= Green Bay at Washington, 5:30 p.m., Channel 4 (Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya)
= Oakland vs. Houston at Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, 5:30 p.m., ESPN (Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters) Maybe someday, the Rams and Chargers can play this game south of the border, and they can climb the wall back home easier.
Bye weeks: Atlanta, Denver, N.Y. Jets, San Diego.