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08.23.2016

CBS SPORTS ANNOUNCES BROADCAST PAIRINGS FOR 2016 NFL SEASON

Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson Lead THE NFL ON CBS’s Announce Teams in

CBS Television Network’s 57th NFL Season and Call Thursday Night Football Games on

CBS and NFL Network

James Brown, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott Lead

THE NFL TODAY As it Enters 49th Season

Once again producing and distributing more NFL games than any other network this season, The CBS Television Network begins its 57th year of broadcasting the NFL with Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson leading THE NFL ON CBS into the Network’s 2016 NFL season. Nantz, Simms and Wolfson also call Thursday Night Football games on CBS and NFL Network. Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS, announced today the complete list of THE NFL ON CBS broadcast pairings.

James Brown anchors the Network’s pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott, from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Jason La Canfora continues to serve as the “NFL Insider.” This season marks THE NFL TODAY’s 49th year.

THE NFL ON CBS announce team continues this year as the deepest in sports television as Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts serve as the No. 2 team and call the Network’s top game on Sundays when Nantz and Simms do not call a game. Greg Gumbel teams with Trent Green for the third straight year. THE NFL ON CBS announce team also features Kevin Harlan with Rich Gannon; Spero Dedes with Solomon Wilcots; Andrew Catalon in a three-man booth with Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein; Tom McCarthy with Adam Archuleta; Carter Blackburn with Chris Simms; and Brad Nessler, who will call play-by-play for select games.

In addition to Wolfson, game coverage includes sideline reporters Evan Washburn with Eagle-Fouts, and Jamie Erdahl with Gumbel-Green. Selected games throughout the season also will include regional sideline reporters.

The following are the Network’s NFL announcer pairings for the 2016 season (play-by-play/analyst//reporter):

Jim Nantz/Phil Simms//Tracy Wolfson

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//Evan Washburn

Greg Gumbel/Trent Green//Jamie Erdahl

Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon

Spero Dedes/Solomon Wilcots

Andrew Catalon/Steve Tasker/Steve Beuerlein

Tom McCarthy/Adam Archuleta

Carter Blackburn/Chris Simms

McManus also serves as Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS.

Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer for THE NFL ON CBS, and Michael Arnold is the lead game director. Drew Kaliski is producer for THE NFL TODAY, while Bob Matina directs. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

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Following are THE NFL ON CBS assignments for Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4 (subject to change).

WEEK 1 – Sept. 11

GAME                                     PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                                PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Cleveland @ Philadelphia       Greg Gumbel/Trent Green/Jamie Erdahl                 Jim Rikhoff/Suzanne Smith 

·Cincinnati @ N.Y. Jets           Jim Nantz/Phil Simms/Tracy Wolfson                    Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Buffalo @ Baltimore               Spero Dedes/Solomon Wilcots/Dana Jacobson       Jonathan Segal/Andy Goldberg

·San Diego @ Kansas City      Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon                                     Ken Mack/Mark Grant

4:05 PM, ET starts:

·Miami @ Seattle                    Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts/Evan Washburn                    Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

 

WEEK 2 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER

Sept. 15 – THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

GAME                                   PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                                   PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

8:25 PM, ET starts:

·N.Y. Jets @ Buffalo              Jim Nantz/Phil Simms/Tracy Wolfson                    Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

Sept. 18

GAME                                   PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                                   PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Tennessee @ Detroit             Andrew Catalon/Steve Tasker/Steve Beuerlein         Steve McKee/ Jim Cornell

·Miami @ New England           Greg Gumbel/Trent Green/Jamie Erdahl                    Jim Rikhoff/Suzanne Smith

·Baltimore @ Cleveland           Carter Blackburn/Chris Simms                                 Scott Brandwein/Andy Freedman

·Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh          Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts/Evan Washburn                       Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·Kansas City @ Houston         Spero Dedes/Solomon Wilcots                                 Jonathan Segal/Andy Goldberg

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·Indianapolis @ Denver            Jim Nantz/Phil Simms/Tracy Wolfson                      Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Atlanta @ Oakland                 Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon                                       Ken Mack/Mark Grant

·Jacksonville @ San Diego      Tom McCarthy/Adam Archuleta                                Sellers Shy/Chris Svendsen

 

WEEK 3 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER

Sept. 22 – THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                                      PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

8:25 PM, ET starts:

·Houston @ New England        Jim Nantz/Phil Simms/Tracy Wolfson                         Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

Sept. 25

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                                      PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Denver @ Cincinnati               Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts/Evan Washburn                         Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·Cleveland @ Miami Spero       Dedes/Solomon Wilcots                                            Jonathan Segal/Andy Goldberg

·Baltimore @ Jacksonville        Tom McCarthy/Adam Archuleta/Chris Fischer            Sellers Shy/Chris Svendsen

·Oakland @ Tennessee            Andrew Catalon/Steve Tasker/Steve Beuerlein           Steve McKee/Jim Cornell

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia       Jim Nantz/Phil Simms/Tracy Wolfson                         Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·N.Y. Jets @ Kansas City        Greg Gumbel/Trent Green/Jamie Erdahl                     Jim Rikhoff/Suzanne Smith

·San Diego @ Indianapolis        Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon                                        Ken Mack/Mark Grant

 

WEEK 4

Sept. 29 – THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                                      PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

8:25 PM, ET starts:

·Miami @ Cincinnati                Jim Nantz/Phil Simms/Tracy Wolfson                        Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

Sept. Oct. 2

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                                      PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

9:30 AM, ET starts:

·Indianapolis @ Jacksonville     Greg Gumbel/Trent Green/Jamie Erdahl                    Ken Mack/Suzanne Smith

(London) 

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Cleveland @ Washington         Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon                                       Jonathan Segal/Mark Grant

·Buffalo @ New England           Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts/Evan Washburn                       Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·Oakland @ Baltimore               Andrew Catalon/Steve Tasker/Steve Beuerlein         Steve McKee/Jim Cornell

                                               /Chris Fischer

·Tennessee @ Houston            Tom McCarthy/Adam Archuleta                                Sellers Shy/Chris Svendsen

4:05 PM, ET starts:

·Denver @ Tampa Bay             Spero Dedes/Solomon Wilcots                                  Ryan Galvin/Andy Goldberg

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