CBS Announces 2011 "NFL on CBS" TV Schedule

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April 19th, 2011

via press release:

CBS SPORTS MARKS 52nd YEAR OF NFL COVERAGE AS

NETWORK ANNOUNCES 2011 “NFL ON CBS” BROADCAST SCHEDULE

 

AFC Champions Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts Appear Nine Times, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers to Appear 10 Times; Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs to Appear 11 Times; Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins Slated for 12 Appearances

Traditional AFC Rivalries, Key AFC-NFC Match-Ups and Thanksgiving Day Game Highlight CBS Television Network’s NFL Schedule

 

The CBS Television Network, marking its 52nd year of coverage of the NFL, will broadcast a total of 106 games during its 17 weeks of regular-season coverage of the NFL’s American Football Conference.  The regular-season schedule is followed by a full post-season slate including an AFC Wild Card playoff game on January 8, 2012, two divisional playoff games on January 14 and January 15 and the AFC Championship Game on January 22.

 

? AFC CHAMPIONS PITTSBURGH AND AFC SOUTH CHAMPIONS INDIANAPOLIS SLATED FOR NINE APPEARANCES; AFC EAST CHAMPIONS NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK JETS, BALTIMORE AND SAN DIEGO SLATED FOR 10 APPEARANCES; WHILE AFC WEST CHAMPIONS KANSAS CITY AND JACKSONVILLE SLATED TO MAKE 11

 

Last year’s Super Bowl XLV runner-up and AFC Champions Pittsburgh Steelers and AFC South Champions Indianapolis Colts will appear nine times each on THE NFL ON CBS, along with AFC East Champions New England Patriots, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers will make 10 appearances each; AFC West Champions Kansas City Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars will make 11 appearances each; the Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins will appear 12 times each; the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns 13 times each; and the Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills 14 times each.

? NINE CBS DOUBLEHEADER WEEKENDS

THE NFL ON CBS’s 2011 broadcast schedule, which includes nine doubleheader weekends, features several of last year’s powerhouse teams in the AFC and key AFC-NFC match-ups including New England-Pittsburgh (10/30); New England-Philadelphia (11/27); New York Jets-Philadelphia (12/18); San Diego-New England (9/18); Indianapolis-Baltimore (12/11); San Diego-Chicago (11/20); San Diego-New York Jets (10/23); Denver-Green Bay (10/2); Kansas City-Chicago (12/4); New York Jets-Oakland (9/25); Buffalo-New York Giants (10/16); Miami-New York Giants (10/30); Buffalo-Dallas (11/13); New York Jets-Washington (12/4) and New England-Washington (12/11).

 

? AFC DIVISIONAL RIVALRIES

 

Along with near-weekly divisional battles, AFC games highlighted include interdivision rivalries in the North in Week 1 with Pittsburgh-Baltimore (9/11); in the East in Week 5 with New York Jets-New England (10/9); and Week 17 with teams from the four AFC Divisions squaring off against each other in games that could have major playoff implications: New York Jets-Miami, Buffalo-New England, Baltimore-Cincinnati, Pittsburgh-Cleveland, Tennessee-Houston, Indianapolis-Jacksonville, Kansas City-Denver and San Diego-Oakland (1/1/12).

 

? THANKSGIVING DAY GAME

 

Thanksgiving Day (11/24) will feature the Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys.

 

? OPENING KICK-OFF

THE NFL ON CBS kicks off Week 1 with singleheader coverage on Sunday, Sept. 11 (12:00 Noon-4:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY, the Network’s pre-game studio show.

 

The day’s NFL action is highlighted by AFC North rivals Pittsburgh at Baltimore and the “Battle of Ohio” with Cincinnati taking on Cleveland.  Other regional action that day on THE NFL ON CBS includes Indianapolis-Houston, Tennessee-Jacksonville and Buffalo-Kansas City games live on the CBS Television Network.

 

? PRESEASON

 

CBS Sports’ NFL pre-season schedule begins Friday, Aug. 26 (8:00 PM, ET) live in prime time with the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers take on the Indianapolis Colts.  The Network’s second pre-season game sees the New England Patriots visiting the Detroit Lions live in prime time on Saturday, Aug. 27 (8:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms are the lead announce team for the Network’s coverage of THE NFL ON CBS.   THE NFL TODAY, CBS Sports’ NFL pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, begins on Sunday, Sept. 11 (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET) with host James Brown, along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher.

 

Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports and serves as the executive producer of CBS Sports’ coverage of the NFL.  Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

 

Following is the complete 2011 CBS Sports NFL broadcast schedule.

 

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CBS Sports Contacts: Jen Sabatelle                212/975-4120 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 212/975-4120 end_of_the_skype_highlighting jsabatelle@cbs.com

Robin Brendle              212/975-1533 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 212/975-1533 end_of_the_skype_highlighting rlbrendle@cbs.com

Jerry Caraccioli            212/975-7466 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 212/975-7466 end_of_the_skype_highlighting gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

 

 

 

2011 CBS SPORTS NFL BROADCAST SCHEDULE

(all times ET)

 

 

WEEK 1 - SUNDAY, SEPT. 11

Pittsburgh @ Baltimore                                     1:00

Cincinnati @ Cleveland                                     1:00

Indianapolis @ Houston                                    1:00

Tennessee @ Jacksonville                                 1:00

Buffalo @ Kansas City                                     1:00

 

WEEK 2 - SUNDAY, SEPT. 18  – CBS DBHDR

Kansas City @ Detroit                                     1:00

Oakland @ Buffalo                                           1:00

Baltimore @ Tennessee                                    1:00

Jacksonville @ N.Y. Jets                                  1:00

Cleveland @ Indianapolis                                 1:00

 

San Diego @ New England                              4:15

Cincinnati @ Denver                                         4:15

Houston @ Miami                                            4:15

 

WEEK 3 - SUNDAY, SEPT. 25

Jacksonville @ Carolina                                    1:00

Houston @ New Orleans                                 1:00

New England @ Buffalo                                   1:00

Miami @ Cleveland                                          1:00

Denver @ Tennessee                                        1:00

 

N.Y. Jets @ Oakland                                       4:05

Kansas City @ San Diego                                4:05

Baltimore @ St. Louis                                      4:05

 

WEEK 4 - SUNDAY, OCT. 2 – CBS DBHDR

Buffalo @ Cincinnati                                         1:00

Tennessee @ Cleveland                                    1:00

Pittsburgh @ Houston                                       1:00

 

Denver @ Green Bay                                       4:15

New England @ Oakland                                 4:15

Miami @ San Diego                                         4:15

 

WEEK 5 - SUNDAY, OCT. 9 – CBS DBHDR

Tennessee @ Pittsburgh                                    1:00

Oakland @ Houston                                         1:00

Kansas City @ Indianapolis                              1:00

Cincinnati @ Jacksonville                                  1:00

 

N.Y. Jets @ New England                               4:15

San Diego @ Denver                                        4:15

WEEK 6 - SUNDAY, OCT. 16

Buffalo @ N.Y. Giants                                     1:00

Indianapolis @ Cincinnati                                  1:00

Jacksonville @ Pittsburgh                                 1:00

 

Cleveland @ Oakland                                      4:05

Houston @ Baltimore                                       4:05

 

WEEK 7 - SUNDAY, OCT. 23

Denver @ Miami                                              1:00

San Diego @ N.Y. Jets                                    1:00

Houston @ Tennessee                                      1:00

 

Pittsburgh @ Arizona                                        4:05

Kansas City @ Oakland                                   4:05

 

WEEK 8 - SUNDAY, OCT. 30 – CBS DBHDR

Miami @ N.Y. Giants                                       1:00

Jacksonville @ Houston                                    1:00

Indianapolis @ Tennessee                                 1:00

 

New England @ Pittsburgh                               4:15

Cleveland @ San Francisco                              4:15

Cincinnati @ Seattle                                         4:15

 

WEEK 9 - SUNDAY, NOV. 6

N.Y. Jets @ Buffalo                                         1:00

Cleveland @ Houston                                       1:00

Miami @ Kansas City                                      1:00

 

Denver @ Oakland                                          4:05

Cincinnati @ Tennessee                                    4:05

 

WEEK 10 - SUNDAY, NOV. 13

Buffalo @ Dallas                                              1:00

Tennessee @ Carolina                                      1:00

Houston @ Tampa Bay                                    1:00

Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati                                     1:00

Jacksonville @ Indianapolis                              1:00

Denver @ Kansas City                                     1:00

 

Baltimore @ Seattle                                          4:05

WEEK 11 - SUNDAY, NOV. 20 – CBS DBHDR

Oakland @ Minnesota                                      1:00

Tennessee @ Atlanta                                        1:00

Buffalo @ Miami                                              1:00

Jacksonville @ Cleveland                                 1:00

Cincinnati @ Baltimore                                     1:00

 

San Diego @ Chicago                                      4:15

 

WEEK 12 - THURSDAY, NOV. 24 THANKSGIVING DAY

Miami @ Dallas                                                4:15

 

WEEK 12 - SUNDAY, NOV. 27 – CBS DBHDR

Buffalo @ N.Y. Jets                                         1:00

Cleveland @ Cincinnati                                     1:00

Houston @ Jacksonville                                    1:00

 

New England @ Philadelphia                            4:15

Denver @ San Diego                                        4:15

 

WEEK 13 - SUNDAY, DEC. 4

N.Y. Jets @ Washington                                  1:00

Kansas City @ Chicago                                   1:00

Tennessee @ Buffalo                                        1:00

Oakland @ Miami                                            1:00

Baltimore @ Cleveland                                     1:00

Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh                                     1:00

 

Denver @ Minnesota                                        4:05

WEEK 14 - SUNDAY, DEC. 11 – CBS DBHDR

New England @ Washington                            1:00

Oakland @ Green Bay                                     1:00

Kansas City @ N.Y. Jets                                 1:00

Houston @ Cincinnati                                       1:00

Indianapolis @ Baltimore                                  1:00

 

Buffalo @ San Diego                                        4:15

 

WEEK 15 – SUNDAY, DEC. 18 – CBS DBHDR

Cincinnati @ St. Louis                                      1:00

Miami @ Buffalo                                              1:00

Tennessee @ Indianapolis                                1:00

 

N.Y. Jets @ Philadelphia                                  4:15

Cleveland @ Arizona                                        4:15

New England @ Denver                                   4:15

 

WEEK 16 – SATURDAY, DEC. 24

CHRISTMAS EVE DAY

Denver @ Buffalo                                             1:00

Miami @ New England                                    1:00

Cleveland @ Baltimore                                     1:00

Jacksonville @ Tennessee                                 1:00

Oakland @ Kansas City                                   1:00

 

San Diego @ Detroit                                        4:05

 

WEEK 17 – SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2012 – CBS DBHDR

NEW YEAR’S DAY

N.Y. Jets @ Miami                                          1:00

Buffalo @ New England                                   1:00

Baltimore @ Cincinnati                                     1:00

Pittsburgh @ Cleveland                                    1:00

Tennessee @ Houston                                      1:00

Indianapolis @ Jacksonville                              1:00

 

Kansas City @ Denver                                     4:15

San Diego @ Oakland                                      4:15

AFC WILD CARD PLAYOFF GAME –

SUNDAY, JAN. 8

 

AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS –

SATURDAY, JAN. 14 & SUNDAY, JAN. 15

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP - SUNDAY, JAN.  22

 

 
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