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09.20.2012

THE NFL ON CBS: WEEK 3 (SUNDAY, SEPT. 23) AUDIBLES WITH “NFL ON CBS” LEAD ANALYST PHIL SIMMS

       The CBS Television Network, home of Super Bowl XLVII, continues its 53rd year broadcasting the NFL with coverage of THE NFL ON CBS on Sunday, Sept. 23 (1:00-7:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY, the Network’s one-hour studio show (12:00 NOON-1:00 PM, ET), live from THE NFL TODAY studio in New York City.

       THE NFL ON CBS lead announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms call the action from the Houston Texans-Denver Broncos game live from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo.  Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer and Mike Arnold is the lead game director.

       Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports, and serves as Executive Producer of CBS Sports’ coverage of THE NFL ON CBS.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

 

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PHIL SIMMS

(On short week for Denver Broncos): The fact that it is a short week and Denver is playing at home will not affect them as much.  Let’s not forget that they have a coach in Jack Del Rio who really knows the Houston Texans well.  If the Denver coaches and people there don’t know Gary Kubiak and some of the things that he learned in Denver, I don’t know what else you need.  So, there is no effect on the Denver Broncos after the Monday Night game.

 

(On Peyton Manning): Everybody is up in arms about Peyton Manning throwing three interceptions.  So many times in games you make judgments.  You throw the ball thinking your guy is going to catch it and it gets intercepted.  And you say, "Wow, I didn’t think he could get there."  It is about judgments.  You learn as the year goes along.  The more information you get, the better you should get at those judgments.  There is no need to pull any fire alarms.  Peyton Manning has a little Dan Marino in him.  He does not shy away when he throws an interception.  He keeps firing the ball and keeps trying to go down the field.  That is the mark of a quarterback who has great confidence in himself.  They are not going to let a mistake derail all their thoughts and change the way they play the game.

 

(On Houston): The Houston Texans are a fast and deep team.  They have reserves.  And that is a credit to their organization. 

 

(On Denver): You have to stand up and notice the fact that the Broncos have a very good offensive line.  It can run-block.  It can power-block.  It can pass-protect.  They’re not the best in the NFL, but as a unit they are very, very good.  They are going to provide Peyton Manning a lot of opportunity for him to do what he wants to do.  He is definitely going to get chances at second looks at defenses because of the protection he is going to receive all year long.  The fact that the Broncos ran the ball so much last year with Tim Tebow, there is definitely a carry-over.  There is a toughness on that offensive line that shows when they play.  Even though they are 1-1, they are getting the benefits from last year.  To line up late in the game and run the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers, that is a pretty good statement.            

 

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Following are THE NFL ON CBS assignments for Week 3, Week 4 Week 5 (subject to change).

 

WEEK 3 – Sept. 23 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER

 

GAME                                   PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST         PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:              

·Cincinnati @ Washington       Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots    Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

·Kansas City @ New Orleans  Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf          Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·N.Y. Jets @ Miami                Marv Albert/Rich Gannon            Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

·Buffalo @ Cleveland               Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein     Ken Mack/Jim Cornell

·Jacksonville @ Indianapolis    Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker          Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

 

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·Houston @ Denver                 Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Pittsburgh @ Oakland            Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                   Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

 

 

WEEK 4 – Sept. 30

 

GAME                                   PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST         PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:              

·New England @ Buffalo         Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf           Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·Tennessee @ Houston           Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                   Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

·San Diego @ Kansas City      Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots     Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

 

4:00 PM, ET starts:

·Miami @ Arizona                   Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker            Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·Oakland @ Denver                 Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                  Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Cincinnati @ Jacksonville       Marv Albert/Rich Gannon               Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

 

 

WEEK 5 – Oct. 6 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER

 

GAME                                   PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST         PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:              

·Cleveland @ N.Y. Giants       Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf           Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·Miami @ Cincinnati               Marv Albert/Rich Gannon             Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

·Baltimore @ Kansas City       Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                   Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

 

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·Denver @ New England          Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Buffalo @ San Francisco        Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots    Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

·Tennessee @ Minnesota        Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker          Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

 

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CBS Sports Contacts:

Jen Sabatelle              212-975-4120              jsabatelle@cbs.com

Robin Brendle             212-975-1533              rlbrendle@cbs.com

Jerry Caraccioli           212-975-7466              gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

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