Man, I still can’t believe how fast this season is flying by. We’ve only got a month and a half left and the games are obviously going to mean more and more each week. CBS once again has a slew of great games highlighted by Nantz and Simms heading to Tennessee for the Jets-Titans game. The B-Team even gets a good AFC East matchup in Miami as the Patriots try to solve the Wildcat Offense a second time.
FOX once again decided to send Buck and Aikman to a crappy Dallas game, while the “B” and “C” Teams get great games. Kenny, Moose and Goose head to AZ for the Giants-Cards game and Brennaman and Billick get the NFC South battle between the Panthers and Falcons. I have no idea why they continue to do that, but I’m sure the other crews aren’t complaining.
FYI- The FOX maps will be coming later on in the day via The 506. Here’s what we’ve got so far….
NFL-N Thursday Night Football: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (Bob Papa, Cris Collinsworth
NBC Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis Colts at San Diego Chargers (Al Michaels, John Madden)
ESPN Monday Night Football: Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints (Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Tony Kornheiser)
RED: NY Jets at Tennessee (1pm) – Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
BLUE: New England at Miami (1pm) – Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
ORANGE: Houston at Cleveland (1pm) – Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
YELLOW: Buffalo at Kansas City (1pm) – Ian Eagle, Solomon Wilcots
GREEN: Oakland at Denver (4pm) – Dick Enberg, Randy Cross
RED: San Francisco at Dallas (1pm)- Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
BLUE: Chicago at St. Louis (1pm)- Dick Stockton, Brian Baldinger and Laura Okmin
GREEN: Philadelphia at Baltimore (1pm)- Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan and Chris Meyers
ORANGE: Tampa Bay at Detroit (1pm)- Ron Pitts, Tony Boselli and Charissa Thompson
YELLOW: Minnesota at Jacksonville (1pm)- Chris Rose, John Lynch and Krista Voda
RED: N.Y. Giants at Arizona (4pm)- Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
BLUE: Carolina at Atlanta (4pm)- Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick
GREEN: Washington at Seattle (4pm)- Matt Vasgersian, JC Pearson and Nischelle Turner