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08.15.2017

2017 "NFL ON CBS" BROADCAST PAIRINGS FEATURE FIVE NEW TEAMS LED BY NEW LEAD ANNOUNCE TEAM OF JIM NANTZ, TONY ROMO AND TRACY WOLFSON

Beth Mowins to Become First Woman to Ever Call NFL Play-by-Play for CBS;

James Lofton and Jay Feely Added as Game Analysts

Assignments for “NFL on CBS” Preseason Games and Weeks 1-4 Set

With the deepest NFL announcer lineup in sports television, THE NFL ON CBS debuts five new broadcast crews this season led by the CBS Television Network’s new lead announce team of Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson. CBS Sports is set to once again produce and distribute more NFL games than any other network this season with NFL ON CBS Sunday afternoon games and THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. Nantz, Romo and Wolfson also will call THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL games on CBS and NFL Network, in addition to the marquee games on Sunday. Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS, announced today the complete list of THE NFL ON CBS broadcast pairings.

CBS Sports has added play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins to the 2017 NFL lineup. Mowins will become the first woman to ever call play-by-play for the Network’s NFL games when she teams with new game analyst Jay Feely to call Cleveland-Indianapolis on Sept. 24. Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton also joins as new game analyst alongside Andrew Catalon. Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn continue to serve as CBS Sports’ No. 2 team and call the Network’s top game on Sundays when Nantz, Romo and Wolfson do not call a game.

The following are the Network’s NFL announcer pairings for the 2017 season (play-by-play/analyst//reporter):

Jim Nantz/Tony Romo//Tracy Wolfson*

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//Evan Washburn

Greg Gumbel/Trent Green//Jamie Erdahl

Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon

Andrew Catalon/James Lofton*

Spero Dedes/ Adam Archuleta*

Tom McCarthy /Steve Tasker/Steve Beuerlein*

Beth Mowins/Jay Feely*

In addition to Wolfson and Washburn, game coverage includes sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl with Gumbel-Green, as well as regional sideline reporters for selected games throughout the season.

This season marks THE NFL TODAY’s 50th year. Phil Simms and Nate Burleson join the show as new analysts alongside host James Brown and analysts Boomer Esiason and Bill Cowher from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Jason La Canfora continues to serve as the “NFL Insider.”

Jim Rikhoff is the new 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.

The following are THE NFL ON CBS assignments for the preseason and weeks 1-4 (subject to change).

PRESEASON

August 25

GAME

PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

8:00 PM, ET:

 

 

Kansas City @ Seattle

Jim Nantz/Tony Romo//

Tracy Wolfson/Jay Feely

Jim Rikhoff/Mike Arnold

August 26

GAME

PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

8:00 PM, ET:

 

 

L.A. Chargers @ L.A. Rams

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//

Evan Washburn

Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

WEEK 1 – Sept. 10

GAME

PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET:

 

 

N.Y. Jets @ Buffalo

Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon/ Steve Tasker

Jonathan Segal/Mark Grant

Baltimore @ Cincinnati

Spero Dedes/Adam Archuleta// Melanie Collins

Sellers Shy/Jim Cornell

Pittsburgh @ Cleveland

Greg Gumbel/Trent Green// Jamie Erdahl

Ken Mack/Suzanne Smith

Jacksonville @ Houston

Andrew Catalon/James Lofton

Steve McKee/Andy Goldberg

Oakland @ Tennessee

Jim Nantz/Tony Romo//

Tracy Wolfson

Jim Rikhoff/Mike Arnold

 

 

 

4:05 PM, ET:

 

 

Indianapolis @ L.A. Rams

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//

Evan Washburn

Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

 

WEEK 2 – Sept. 17

GAME

PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET:

 

 

Buffalo @ Carolina

Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon

Jonathan Segal/Mark Grant

N. England @ N. Orleans

Jim Nantz/Tony Romo//

Tracy Wolfson

Jim Rikhoff/Mike Arnold

Cleveland @ Baltimore

Andrew Catalon/James Lofton/ Steve Tasker

Steve McKee/Andy Goldberg

Tennessee @ Jacksonville

Spero Dedes/Adam Archuleta

Sellers Shy/Jim Cornell

 

 

 

4:05 PM, ET:

 

 

N.Y. Jets @ Oakland

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//

Evan Washburn

Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

Miami @ L.A. Chargers

Greg Gumbel/Trent Green//

Jamie Erdahl

Ken Mack/Suzanne Smith

WEEK 3 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER - Sept. 24

GAME

PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

9:30 AM, ET:

 

 

Baltimore @ Jacksonville (OTT – London)

Andrew Catalon/James Lofton

Steve McKee/Andy Goldberg

 

 

 

1:00 PM, ET:

 

 

Pittsburgh @ Chicago

Greg Gumbel/Trent Green// Jamie Erdahl

Ken Mack/Suzanne Smith

Denver @ Buffalo

Spero Dedes/Adam Archuleta

Sellers Shy/Jim Cornell

Houston @ New England

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//

Evan Washburn

Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

Miami @ N.Y. Jets

Tom McCarthy/Steve Tasker/ Steve Beuerlein

Scott Brandwein/Chris Svendsen

Cleveland @ Indianapolis

Beth Mowins/Jay Feely

Jason Ross/Andy Freedman

 

 

 

4:25 PM, ET:

 

 

Cincinnati @ Green Bay

Jim Nantz/Tony Romo//

Tracy Wolfson

Jim Rikhoff/Mike Arnold

Kansas City @ L.A. Chargers

Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon

Jonathan Segal/Mark Grant

WEEK 4

Sept. 28 – THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

GAME

PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

8:25 PM, ET:

 

 

Chicago @ Green Bay

Jim Nantz/Tony Romo//

Tracy Wolfson/Jay Feely

Jim Rikhoff/Mike Arnold

Oct. 1 CBS DOUBLEHEADER

GAME

PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET:

 

 

Buffalo @ Atlanta

Greg Gumbel/Trent Green// Jamie Erdahl

Ken Mack/Suzanne Smith

Jacksonville @ N.Y. Jets

Andrew Catalon/James Lofton

Steve McKee/Andy Goldberg

Pittsburgh @ Baltimore

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//

Evan Washburn

Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

Cincinnati @ Cleveland

Spero Dedes/Adam Archuleta

Sellers Shy/Jim Cornell

Tennessee @ Houston

Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon

Jonathan Segal/Mark Grant

 

 

 

4:25 PM, ET:

 

 

Oakland @ Denver

Jim Nantz/Tony Romo//

Tracy Wolfson

Jim Rikhoff/Mike Arnold

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