For all you Packers fans living in the Chicago area, here is this year’s list of games that will not be shown on TV this season.
Chicago is considered an unofficial secondary market, and so any game that does not have a schedule conflict with the Chicago Bears should be aired. Technically these games are not being “blacked out” as this is not due to the Packers ability to sell out their home games, but solely due to NFL and network TV rules.
Note that per NFL rules, no game can be aired at the same time the home market team is playing a home game, even if aired on another network. To see the rules on which games are shown, check out the506.com/nflmaps.
The below is a listing of all Green Bay Packers TV blackouts in Chicago for the 2014 season per NFL TV rules:
Week 6: Oct 12 – Packers @ Miami noon on Fox but Bears @ Atlanta also noon on Fox.
Week 7: Oct 19 – Packers vs. Carolina noon on Fox but Bears have noon home game.
Week 11: Nov 16 – Packers vs. Philadelphia noon on Fox but Bears play Minnesota at noon of Fox. – Game flexed to 3:25 and will now be televised.
Week 16: Dec 21 – Packers @ Tampa Bay noon on Fox but Bears vs. Detroit also noon on Fox.
Week 17: Dec 28 – Packers vs. Detroit, noon on Fox but Bears @ Minnesota also noon on Fox.