Hello friends, and welcome to your early game thread. Fantasy owners: be advised that Arian Foster and Peyton Hillis are out, Willis McGahee is getting the start over Knowshon Moreno, and Antonio Gates is questionable but unlikely to play. Tony Romo is also questionable for Monday night’s game, which means he’ll have a phenomenal game if you bench him and won’t play if you start him. That’s how these things work.

For the proletarians who rely on network coverage to watch the games rather than DirecTV’s NFL package, you may find TV coverage maps here. Here are the early games and the announcers for them, as ranked by our patented four- or maybe five-star system:

★★★★★

New England @ Buffalo – Marv Albert, Rich Gannon

★★★★

Houston @ New Orleans – Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Detroit @ Minnesota – Dick Stockton, John Lynch

★★★

NY Giants @ Philadelphia – Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Jacksonville @ Carolina – Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein

★★

Denver @ Tennessee – Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker

*fart noise*

San Francisco @ Cincinnati – Ron Pitts, Jim Mora Jr.
Miami @ Cleveland – Don Criqui, Randy Cross