via press release:
THE NFL ON CBS: WEEK 15 (SUNDAY, DEC. 16)
AUDIBLES WITH “NFL ON CBS” LEAD ANALYST PHIL SIMMS
The CBS Television Network, home of Super Bowl XLVII, continues its 53rd year broadcasting the NFL with coverage of THE NFL ON CBS on Sunday, Dec. 16 (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), live from THE NFL TODAY studio in New York City.
THE NFL ON CBS lead announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms call the action live from the Pittsburgh Steelers-Dallas Cowboys game from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer and Mike Arnold is the lead game director.
Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports, and serves as Executive Producer of CBS Sports’ coverage of THE NFL ON CBS. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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(On Pittsburgh-Dallas): This game is intriguing. It is two interesting teams that are both 7-6 for a reason. I look at the Dallas Cowboy and I think about how Tony Romo takes a lot of criticism. When they lose, it’s always his fault. But he’s not getting enough credit this year for the games he’s pulled out for that football team. He has made plays under really adverse situations. The rally he had against the Cincinnati Bengals was truly one of the best I’ve ever seen him have. Under tough circumstances, he somehow got it done.
The Steelers’ defense has been playing great. They have playmakers now. There are a few injuries with the defensive backs, so we’ll see how that affects them. On the offense, Ben Roethlisberger’s second week back after a three-week layoff should really help him. I disagree with everybody when they were talking about him last week after the San Diego game by saying maybe he wasn’t ready to come back. San Diego had a really good defense. So overall, I thought Ben Roethlisberger played very well.
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Following are THE NFL ON CBS assignments for Week 15 (subject to change).
WEEK 15 – Dec. 16 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER
GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
1:00 PM, ET starts:
·Jacksonville @ Miami Marv Albert/Rich Gannon Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg
·Denver @ Baltimore Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman
·Indianapolis @ Houston Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith
4:25 PM, ET starts:
·Pittsburgh @ Dallas Jim Nantz/Phil Simms Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold
·Kansas @ Oakland Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant