via press release:
THE NFL ON CBS: WEEK 17 (SUNDAY, DEC. 29)
“THE NFL TODAY’s” DAN MARINO SITS DOWN WITH PEYTON MANNING FOR
WEEK 17 OF “THE NFL TODAY” ON SUNDAY, DEC. 29
“THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW” ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK CONTINUES WITH TALK ABOUT WEEK 17 ISSUES
The CBS Television Network continues its 54th year broadcasting the NFL with coverage of THE NFL ON CBS on Sunday, Dec. 29 (1:00-7:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY, the Network’s one-hour studio show (12:00 NOON-1:00 PM, ET), and THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW on CBS Sports Network (9:00 AM-1:00 PM, ET) 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 from the Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals game live from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer and Mike Arnold is the lead game director.
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.
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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This week THE NFL TODAY is highlighted by Dan Marino’s sit down interview with Denver Broncos four-time league MVP Peyton Manning after breaking Tom Brady’s single-season touchdown pass record on Sunday against the Houston Texans and who many believe will win the MVP award unanimously. Manning would join Brady as the only players in NFL history to do so. Charlie Bloom is the producer. In addition, the crew focuses in on the AFC and NFC playoff picture and makes their predictions. 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.
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Following are THE NFL ON CBS assignments for Week 17 (subject to change).
WEEK 17 – Dec. 29 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER
GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
1:00 PM, ET starts:
·Baltimore @ Cincinnati Jim Nantz/Phil Simms Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold
·Pittsburgh @ Cleveland Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein Ryan Galvin/Jim Cornell
·Jacksonville @ Indianapolis Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen
·N.Y. Jets @ Miami Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman
·Houston @ Tennessee Andrew Catalon/Adam Archuleta Sellers Shy/John Coleman
4:25 PM, ET starts:
·Denver @ Oakland Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots Ken Mack/Mark Grant
·Kansas City @ San Diego Marv Albert/Rich Gannon Jim Rikhoff/Andy Goldberg
·Buffalo @ New England Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith