via press release:
“THE NFL TODAY’s” SHANNON SHARPE TALKS WITH MEMBERS OF BALTIMORE RAVENS FOR WEEK 7 ON SUNDAY, OCT. 21
THE NFL ON CBS, home of Super Bowl XLVII and broadcasting its 53rd year of the NFL, continues its 2012 NFL season on Sunday, Oct. 21 (1:00-7:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET).
The Baltimore Ravens are 5-1, atop the AFC North and a Super Bowl contender. Last week they lost the heart and soul of their defense, linebacker Ray Lewis, along with star cornerback Lardarius Webb. Now the pressure is on Baltimore’s offense to carry the team. The only other time the Ravens started 5-1 was in 2000 when they went on to win the Super Bowl.
THE NFL TODAY’s Shannon Sharpe, who was a member of that 2000 Ravens Super Bowl championship team, sits down with head coach John Harbaugh, quarterback Joe Flacco, running back Ray Rice and All-Pro safety Ed Reed in advance of Baltimore’s big road showdown against Houston, the only other team in the AFC with a record above .500. How will the Ravens defense respond to the loss of Lewis and who will fill the leadership void in his absence? Can the offense step it up? Can 2011 Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs come back from injury and how effective will he be? Jeff St. Arromand is the producer.
In addition, THE NFL TODAY doctor, Dr. Neal ElAttrache shares his medical expertise regarding several key injured NFL players and the latest medical news.
James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Sharpe and Bill Cowher, NFL TODAY Insider Jason La Canfora, as well as Lesley Visser reporting.
Eric Mann is senior producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY.
Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports and serves as the Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.