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“THE NFL TODAY” PREVIEWS DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAMES ON SATURDAY, JAN. 11 AND SUNDAY, JAN. 12 ON CBS
Bill Cowher Sits Down with New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Saturday; And Jim Nantz Visits with Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox on Sunday
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. James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher, NFL TODAY Insider Jason La Canfora, as well as Lesley Visser reporting.
On Saturday night, THE NFL TODAY’s Cowher previews New England’s AFC Divisional Playoff game against Indianapolis in an interview with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick as his team prepares for the Colts. Deb Gelman is the producer.
Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf, who call the Indianapolis-New England game, along with Allie LaForce reporting, report live from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. And THE NFL ON CBS lead announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, who call the San Diego-Denver game, along with Tracy Wolfson reporting, preview their game from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo.
On Sunday, Nantz previews Denver’s game against San Diego in a visit with Broncos head coach John Fox as his team prepares for the Chargers. Charlie Bloom produces. And Nantz and Simms report live from Denver. Drew Kaliski is producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY.
THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS) continues its unique fan-focused take on all of the week’s NFL and college action, headlines and hot-button issues, giving viewers all the latest information as it happens. “TOPS” is hosted by Adam Schein along with 11-year NFL veteran Bart Scott, long-time Oakland Raiders executive Amy Trask, CBS Sports Radio’s Brandon Tierney, CBSSports.com fantasy analyst Nathan Zegura and LEAD OFF’s Allie LaForce reporting. Shawn Robbins and Andrew Finger produce and Jay Kincaid directs THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW.
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.