It was the ultimate nightmare for a network on Sunday: Losing the feed of an NFL game.
CBS couldn’t air about four minutes of actual game time of the Dolphins-Bills game on Sunday because of a loss of power in a quadrant of Hard Rock Stadium.
The technical difficulties took the game off the air late in the first quarter and early in the second quarter.
“I’m wondering if they didn’t pay the electric bill down there in Miami,” joked Rich Gannon, who was calling the Pittsburgh Steelers-Denver Broncos game, which CBS cut to following the outage.
The outage forced Dolphins fans to miss some good and some bad.
Wide receiver DeVante Parker caught a touchdown at the end of the first quarter and rookie cornerback Noah Igbinoghene recovered a fumble, but Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs also caught a touchdown to put Buffalo ahead by seven in the second