There was a strange start to the New England Patriots-New York Jets game.
CBS didn’t cut to the stadium. The studio crew had to buy time while kickoff was delayed until 1:07 p.m. Eastern time. Then it was 1:10 p.m. The reason given was vague “technical difficulties.”
Finally the game switched and for a while there was just the general 50-yard line camera in use.
CBS had other cameras operating after the Jets’ first drive. But for a while, it was odd to watch a game from one angle, when we’re used to constant switching among the cameras.
It was back to normal before 1:30 p.m. But it was a strange start for one of the league’s marquee TV games in the early Sunday afternoon window.