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Sports Media Weekly No. 177- 2013 Year in Review

Welcome to the final edition of Sports Media Weekly, not only for 2013 but for the foreseeable future.

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I use this final program to look back at some of the notable sports media stories for 2013 and what we can expect for 2014.

Among the items up for discussion:

The launch of Fox Sports 1;
Rights fees for the U.S. Open and Canadian NHL changing hands;
The return of Keith Olbermann to ESPN;
NCAA Basketball coverage changes coming in 2014;
Ratings, ratings, ratings;
The passing of Pat Summerall and Ken Venturi and the retirement of Tim McCarver and Dan Dierdorf;
Looking ahead to 2014 with the Winter Olympics and the World Cup.

For the second portion of the show Ken pulled a fast one on me as he spoke with members of the media on what was supposed to be their look back at the year, but instead they directed their remarks elsewhere:

Richard DeitschSports Illustrated
Steve LaporeAwful Announcing
Dan LevyThe Bleacher Report
Paulsen, Sports Media Watch
Neil Best, Newsday
Joe Flint, LA Times
John Ourand, Sports Business Journal
Ian Eagle, CBS Sports
John Daly, The Daly Planet
Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing
Michelle Beadle, NBC

I want to thank everyone on that list for their kind remarks.  It means a lot.

I also want to thank all of you who have made Sports Media Weekly a successful four-plus year endeavor.  It is what I will miss the most as I suspend Sports Media Journal.

Have a great 2014.  All the best!

NFL Partners Feature

Who Called Your NFL Team’s Games the Most in 2013?

We did this research last year, and we thought we would do it again to end the 2013 NFL season.

We examined the network play-by-play pairings for each regular season game in the league this year and noted which announcer called which teams’ games.  As in years past patterns emerge, generally the better teams in each conference have their games called by the higher-ranked broadcasters on each network.

The list you are about to see for each team pairs it ONLY with the play-by-play voice calling the game.  There are instances where play-by-play men work with different analysts (i.e. Thomm Brennaman filling-in for Joe Buck during the baseball playoffs with Troy Aikman) so instead of listing the results based on broadcast teams, we will link them only with the play-by-play announcer.

Here is each NFL team, along with the announcer who called their games the most, with the number of games in parentheses:

Arizona Cardinals- Dick Stockton & Sam Rosen (3 each)
Atlanta Falcons – Kevin Burkhardt (4)
Baltimore Ravens – Jim Nantz & Greg Gumbel (3 each)
Buffalo Bills – Greg Gumber & Ian Eagle (3 each)
Carolina Panthers- Chris Myers (4)
Chicago Bears- Thomm Brennaman (4)
Cincinnati Bengals- Greg Gumbel & Marv Albert (3 each)
Cleveland Browns- Kevin Harlan (6)
Dallas Cowboys- Al Michaels (4)
Denver Broncos- Jim Nantz (5)
Detroit Lions- Thomm Brennaman (4)
Green Bay Packers- Joe Buck (7)
Houston Texans- Kevin Harlan (4)
Indianapolis Colts- Al Michaels, Greg Gumbel, Kevin Harlan, Ian Eagle, & Bill Macatee (2 each)
Jacksonville Jaguars- Bill Macatee (5)
Kansas City Chiefs- Jim Nantz (3)
Miami Dolphins- Mike Tirico, Jim Nantz, Greg Gumbel, Marv Albert, Ian Eagle, & Chris Myers (2 each)
Minnesota Vikings- Thomm Brennaman (3)
New England Patriots- Jim Nantz & Greg Gumbel (4 each)
New Orleans Saints- Joe Buck (3)
New York Giants- Kenny Albert (4)
New York Jets- Greg Gumbel (5)
Oakland Raiders- Marv Albert (4)
Philadelphia Eagles- Kenny Albert (3)
Pittsburgh Steelers- Al Michaels, Jim Nantz & Ian Eagle (3 each)
San Diego Chargers- Ian Eagle (4)
San Francisco 49ers- Joe Buck (3)
Seattle Seahawks- Chris Myers (5)
St. Louis Rams- Chris Myers (4)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Kevin Burkhardt (4)
Tennessee Titans- Greg Gumbel, Kevin Harlan, Marv Albert, Ian Eagle, Steve Tasker & Andrew Catalon (2 each)
Washington Redskins- Dick Stockton (3)

Now let’s look at each broadcaster and which team he covered the most this season.  Brad Nessler of the NFL Network once again wins the award for most diverse announcer, having called games featuring different teams for each of the network’s 13 games.  So, in effect, Nessler called one game for 26 teams this year.  Here is the rest of the list, sorted by network:

NBC Sports

Al Michaels- Denver Broncos (4)

ESPN

Mike Tirico- Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers & Seattle Seahawks (2 each)
Chris Berman- Houston Texans & San Diego Chargers (1 each)

CBS Sports

Jim Nantz- Denver Broncos (5)
Greg Gumbel- NY Jets (5)
Kevin Harlan- Cleveland Browns (6)
Marv Albert- NY Jets, Cleveland Browns, & Oakland Raiders (4 each)
Ian Eagle- San Diego Chargers (4)
Spero Dedes- Jacksonville Jaguars (3)
Bill Macatee- Jacksonville Jaguars (5)
Andrew Catalon- Tennessee Titans & Jacksonville Jaguars (2 each)

Fox Sports

Joe Buck- Green Bay Packers (7)
Kenny Albert- NY Giants (4)
Dick Stockton- Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals & St. Louis Rams (3 each)
Chris Myers- Seattle Seahawks
Kevin Burkhardt- Atlanta Falcons & Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4 each)
Thomm Brennaman- Detroit Lions & Chicago Bears (4 each)
Sam Rosen- Arizona Cardinals (3)
Gus Johnson- Detroit Lions & Minnesota Vikings (1 each)
Justin Kutcher- Tennessee Titans & Arizona Cardinals (1 each)
Tom McCarthy- Cleveland Browns & Detroit Lions (1 each)

Have a Happy New Year!

Week 17 NFL Schedule, with Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 17 NFL schedule, along with the announcers calling each game:

SUNDAY, DEC. 29
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Carolina at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch
Houston at Tennessee 1:00 pm CBS Andrew Catalon, Adam Archuletta
Cleveland at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm CBS Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein
Washington at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber
Baltimore at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Jacksonville at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker
N.Y. Jets at Miami 1:00 pm CBS Greg Gunbel, Dan Dierdorf
Detroit at Minnesota 1:00 pm FOX Gus Johnson, Charles Davis
Green Bay at Chicago 4:25 pm FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Buffalo at New England 4:25 pm CBS Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Tampa Bay at New Orleans 4:25 pm FOX Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick
Denver at Oakland 4:25 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts
San Francisco at Arizona 4:25 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Darly Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Kansas City at San Diego 4:25 pm CBS Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
St. Louis at Seattle 4:25 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan
Philadelphia at Dallas 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth

Week 17 NFL Schedule Set- Eagles/Cowboys on SNF

Once again a week 17 game featuring the Dallas Cowboys will air on NBC’s Sunday Night Football after the schedule was released last night.  The winner will take the NFC East tittle.

The other moves next Sunday include he Bill’s Patriots moving to 4:25p.m. on CBS and Buccaneers/Saints moving to 4:25p.m. on Fox.

Here is the complete week 17 schedule (all times local):

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29 (WEEK 17)

CAROLINA AT ATLANTA 1:00 PM (ET) FOX
GREEN BAY AT CHICAGO 12:00 PM (CT) FOX
BALTIMORE AT CINCINNATI 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
JACKSONVILLE AT INDIANAPOLIS 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
N.Y. JETS AT MIAMI 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
DETROIT AT MINNESOTA 12:00 PM (CT) FOX
WASHINGTON AT N.Y. GIANTS 1:00 PM (ET) FOX
CLEVELAND AT PITTSBURGH 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
HOUSTON AT TENNESSEE 12:00 PM (CT) CBS
SAN FRANCISCO AT ARIZONA 2:25 PM (MT) FOX
DENVER AT OAKLAND 1:25 PM (PT) CBS
KANSAS CITY AT SAN DIEGO 1:25 PM (PT) CBS
ST. LOUIS AT SEATTLE 1:25 PM (PT) FOX
BUFFALO AT NEW ENGLAND* 4:25 PM (ET) CBS
TAMPA BAY AT NEW ORLEANS* 3:25 PM (CT) FOX
      PHILADELPHIA AT DALLAS* 8:30 PM (ET) NBC
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Sports Media Weekly No. 176- Ed Sherman, The Sherman Report

Only two editions of Sports Media Weekly remain and this week Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are joined by Ed Sherman of The Sherman Report.

We begin the program looking at news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may be taking a look at relaxing the blackout rules sports leagues impose on local television coverage of sports if the local’s team’s arenas are not sold out.

We next take a look at the college bowl season which gets underway this week and ESPN’s plans for what it calls a “Megacast” of the BCS Championship Game.

NBC today announced its 1,539+ hours of coverage for the Sochi Winter Olympics which begin in February.  In the news it was announced that all major events will be telecast live and then re-played in prime time–a move the three of us agree will benefit viewers and should not negatively impact NBC’s prime time ratings.

We wrap-up the news segment by looking at how ESPN has won a duPont Award for a segment on Outside the Lines while the show appears to be less of a priority in Bristol.

Ken and I will return on Monday, December 30th for our look back at the top sports media news of 2013 and what we can expect for the new year.

And yes, Ken and I do discuss my announcement of the closing of Sports Media Journal on January 1st.

College Bowl Games on ESPN, with Announcer Assignments

The college football bowl season begins this weekend and ESPN will televise 34 games this year, including the BCS bowl games and the National Championship.

Here is the schedule of bowl games, beginning with the BCS schedule, and the announcers calling each game on TV and radio:

Bowl Championship Series
Wed, Jan 1 5 p.m. Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO: No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 Michigan State

TV: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes
8:30 p.m. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: No. 15 UCF vs. No. 6 Baylor

TV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake
Radio: Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes
Thu, Jan 2 8:30 p.m. Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 11 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Alabama

TV: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes
Fri, Jan 3 8:30 p.m. Discover Orange Bowl: No. 12 Clemson vs. No. 7 Ohio State

TV: Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor
Radio: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake
ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes+
Mon, Jan 6 8:30 p.m. VIZIO BCS National Championship: No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn

TV: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom Rinaldi
Radio: Mike Tirico, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe & Joe Schad
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Radio, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line
 
Additional Postseason Games
Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Dec 21 2 p.m. Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Washington State vs. Colorado State

TV: Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza
Radio: John Sadak, Tom Ramsey & Niki Noto
ESPN & ESPN Radio
3:30 p.m. Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: No. 20 Fresno State vs. No. 25 USC

Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder
ABC
5:30 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Buffalo vs. San Diego State

TV: Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport
Radio: Marc Kestescher, Dan Hawkins & Marty Cesario
ESPN & ESPN Radio
9 p.m. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

TV: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Mon, Dec 23 2 p.m. Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg: Ohio vs. East Carolina

ESPN: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
Radio: Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Tue, Dec 24 8 p.m. Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Boise State vs. Oregon State

ESPN: Steve Levy, Lou Holtz, Mark May & Maria Taylor
Radio: Kevin Winter & Trevor Matich
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Thu, Dec 26 6 p.m. Little Caesars Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green

Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley & Niki Noto
ESPN
9:30 p.m. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. No. 23 Northern Illinois

TV: Joe Davis, Mike Bellotti & Cara Capuano
Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Fri, Dec 27 2:30 p.m. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: Marshall vs. Maryland

Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ESPN
6 p.m. Texas Bowl: Syracuse vs. Minnesota

TV: Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Kaylee Hartung
Radio: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Brooke Weisbrod
ESPN & ESPN Radio
9:30 p.m. Fight Hunger Bowl: BYU vs. Washington

TV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
Radio: Dave Flemming, Mike Bellotti & Shelley Smith
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Sat, Dec 28 Noon New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers vs. Notre Dame

TV: Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer & Paul Carcaterra
Radio: Connell McShane, Jack Ford & C.J. Papa
ESPN & ESPN Radio
3:20 p.m. Belk Bowl: Cincinnati vs. North Carolina

TV: Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
Radio: Tom Hart, David Diaz-Infante & Cara Capuano
ESPN & ESPN Radio
6:45 p.m. Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 18 Louisville

TV: Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
Radio: Dave Lamont, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod
ESPN & ESPN Radio
10:15 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State

TV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake
Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Mon, Dec 30 11:45 a.m. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Navy

TV: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
Radio: Mark Neely, Tom Ramsey & Lewis Johnson
ESPN & ESPN Radio
3:15 p.m. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech

Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza
ESPN
6:45 p.m. Valero Alamo Bowl: No. 10 Oregon vs. Texas

TV: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
Radio: Marc Kestescher, Kelly Stouffer & Kaylee Hartung
ESPN & ESPN Radio
10:15 p.m. National University Holiday Bowl: No. 14 Arizona State vs. Texas Tech

TV: Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor
Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Tue, Dec 31 12:30 p.m. AdvoCare V100 Bowl: Arizona vs. Boston College

Tom Hart, John Congemi & Niki Noto
ESPN
4 p.m. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Rice vs. Mississippi State

TV: Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
Radio: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN & ESPN Radio
8 p.m. Chick-fil-A Bowl: No. 24 Duke vs. No. 21 Texas A&M

TV: Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder
Radio: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Wed, Jan 1 Noon TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. No. 22 Georgia

Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ESPN2
Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank: UNLV vs. North Texas

Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport
ESPNU
1 p.m. Capital One Bowl: No. 19 Wisconsin vs. No. 9 South Carolina

TV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
Radio: Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley & Ian Fitzsimmons
ABC & ESPN Radio
Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. No. 16 LSU

TV: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden & Lisa Salters
Radio: Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Fri, Jan 3 7:30 p.m. AT&T Cotton Bowl: No. 13 Oklahoma State vs. No. 8 Missouri

Brad Sham, Ed Cunningham & Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN Radio
Sat, Jan 4 1 p.m. BBVA Compass Bowl: Vanderbilt vs. Houston

TV: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Dawn Davenport
Radio: Adam Amin, Rene Ingoglia & TBD
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Sun, Jan 5 9 p.m. GoDaddy Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Ball State

Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPN

Week 16 NFL Schedule, With Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 16 NFL schedule, along with the announcers calling each game:

SUNDAY, DEC. 22
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Miami at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein
New Orleans at Carolina 1:00 pm FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Minnesota at Cincinnati 1:00 pm FOX Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber, Kris Budden
Denver at Houston 1:00 pm CBS Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Tennessee at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS Andrew Catalon, Adam Archuleta
Indianapolis at Kansas City 1:00 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierforf
Dallas at Washington 1:00 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews
Cleveland at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
Tampa Bay at St. Louis 1:00 pm FOX Thomm Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Arizona at Seattle 4:05 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
N.Y. Giants at Detroit 4:05 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
New England at Baltimore 4:25 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Oakland at San Diego 4:25 pm CBS Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker
Pittsburgh at Green Bay 4:25 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon WIlcotts
Chicago at Philadelphia 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
MONDAY, DEC. 23
GAME TIME/SCORE TV LOCATION/TICKETS
Atlanta at San Francisco 8:40 pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Fox UEFA Feature

Fox Retains Rights to UEFA Champions and Europa League Soccer

Last week’s speculation is now official: Fox Sports has renewed its exclusive U.S. rights to the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues.

The terms of the agreement call for Fox to continue to televise the matches exclusively through the 2017-2018 season. Fox has had the Champions League Rights since 2009 and the Europa League since 2012.

Under the agreement Fox plans coverage across multiple channels and platforms including Fox Sports, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes, Fox Sports Regional Networks and FOX Soccer Plus, as well as online via FoxSports.com and on mobile devices through the Fox Sports GO app.

“We are elated to continue our partnership with UEFA and serve as home of its flagship properties through at least 2018,” said David Nathanson, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.  “The combination of UEFA Champions and Europa leagues provides viewers with the complete club competition experience at the highest level.   The fact that all the leading European teams and players continue to be seen on one destination speaks to FOX Sports’ commitment to showcase the world’s best.  No other sports television franchise has an elite international soccer schedule that even comes close.”

 

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Sports Media Weekly No. 175- Joe Flint, LA Times & Joe Tessitore, ESPN

The weather is frigid across much of the country so why not cozy up to the latest edition of Sports Media Weekly?

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are joined for our news segment this week by Joe Flint, media and entertainment reporter for the LA Times.

We dream of warm weather to start the show, talking about the news that ESPN will add Curt Schilling to its Sunday Night Baseball broadcast booth.  Schilling replaces Orel Hershiser, who will be joining the broadcast team for the Los Angeles Dodgers new regional sports network which will launch in 2014.

We move to the NFL, discussing the flexing of Bears/Eagles to NBC’s Sunday Night Football for week 16 while Patriots/Ravens moves to CBS at 4:25pm ET.  We also speculate as to which game will be flexed to SNF for the week 17 finale.

For the second straight week we talk Canadian sports media as it was announced that CTV and TSN will be the home for NFL football north of the boarder.

We end the news segment looking at the report by John Ourand at Sports Business Journal that Fox appears to be the front runner to retaining the rights to the UEFA Champions League matches here in the United States.

Our second guest this week is ESPN’s Joe Tessitore.  Ken speaks with Joe about his upcoming new role as lead studio host for the SEC Network which will launch late next summer.

Week 15 NFL Schedule, with Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 15 NFL schedule, along with the announcers calling each game:

THURSDAY, DEC. 12
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
San Diego at Denver 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock
SUNDAY, DEC. 15
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Washington at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Sam Rosen, Heath Evans, Molly McGrath
San Francisco at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber, Kris Budden
Seattle at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews
Philadelphia at Minnesota 1:00 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
New England at Miami 1:00 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Buffalo at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS Andrew Catalon, Rich Gannon
Houston at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts
Chicago at Cleveland 1:00 pm FOX Thomm Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Kansas City at Oakland 4:05 pm CBS Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
N.Y. Jets at Carolina 4:05 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Green Bay at Dallas 4:25 pm FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Arizona at Tennessee 4:25 pm FOX Justin Kutcher, Charles Davis, Kristina Pink
New Orleans at St. Louis 4:25 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
MONDAY, DEC. 16
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Baltimore at Detroit 8:40 pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden