NFL on CBS: Simms & Dierdorf Preview AFC Divisional Playoffs
via press release:
“THE NFL ON CBS” CONTINUES AFC PLAYOFF COVERAGE WITH DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS GAMES –
INDIANAPOLIS AT NEW ENGLAND ON SATURDAY, JAN. 11; AND SAN DIEGO-DENVER ON SUNDAY, JAN. 12
EXCERPTS FROM DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE CALL WITH CBS SPORTS CHAIRMAN SEAN McMANUS, LEAD ANALYST PHIL SIMMS AND DAN DIERDORF
THE NFL ON CBS continues its 54th year broadcasting the NFL with coverage of the 2014 American Football Conference Playoffs with the national broadcast of Divisional Playoff games on Saturday, Jan. 11 (8:00 PM, ET) and Sunday, Jan. 12 (4:30 PM, ET) live on the CBS Television Network. The AFC South Champions and No. 4-seeded Indianapolis Colts (12-5) travel to play the AFC East Champions and No. 2-seeded New England Patriots (12-4) on Saturday in prime time, while the No. 6-seeded San Diego Chargers (10-7) visit their divisional rival, AFC West Champions and No. 1-seeded Denver Broncos (13-3) on Sunday afternoon.
THE NFL ON CBS’s Divisional Playoff coverage begins with THE NFL TODAY, the Network’s studio show, at 7:30 PM, ET on Saturday, and 4:00 PM, ET on Sunday, live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.
THE NFL ON CBS lead announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms call the action, along with Tracy Wolfson reporting, 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. Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf call the action, along with Allie LaForce reporting, live from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Mark Wolff produces and Bob Fishman directs. After 43 consecutive years in the National Football League as a Hall of Fame player and Hall of Fame broadcaster, Dierdorf will call the final game of his broadcasting career in New England on Saturday night.
Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports, and serves as executive producer of CBS Sports’ coverage of THE NFL ON CBS. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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And for the first time ever, CBS Sports will continue streaming its coverage of the American Football Conference Playoffs on CBSSports.com. Streaming coverage includes the national broadcasts of the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game on Sunday, Jan. 5, the AFC Divisional Playoff Games on Saturday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Jan. 12, and the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 19. Live streams of CBS Sports’ AFC playoff games will be available to fans on laptops, desktops and tablets at CBSSports.com here: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/postseason/bracket