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Fox runs NFL DH in Week # 2; Buck and Aikman call 2 games; CBS’ Nantz and Romo in Oakland

Spotlight on Brandon Gaudin who gets an NFL game this week for Fox;

Week # 2:

Brief comments, full schedules, announcers, coverage and geography. Below, spotlight on Brandon Gaudin who’ll be working a Fox game this weekend

Desultory Comments:

  • CBS has a singleton, Fox the doubleheader. New York, Miami, Detroit and Nashville get only the late game from Fox


  • Brandon Gaudin calls his first NFL game for Fox, teaming with Cris Carter (profile of Brandon below)


  • Dick Stockton, sharp last week, teams with Mark Schlereth who was underwhelming last week, missing two critical observations, a key face-mask penalty and a criticized time-out late in the game. Only a coach can take the time-out, not a player. Mark should have known it. 


  • Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis get Fox’ most widely distributed first game, getting the historical rivalry, Dallas and Washington. The game goes to half of America.


  • Jim Nantz and Tony Romo are in Oakland where their Chiefs-Raiders game goes to a third of the country, mostly out west. My stream of consciousness: Raiders-Chiefs always triggers memories of AFL days and Curt Gowdy presiding over the NBC telecast when these two would clash. 


  • On ESPN, Bogger sounds good in a lead analyst role. Tessitore sounds like he’s still tweaking the tone and rhythm of his call. Yet he sounded much more relaxed last weekend. Always liked him on college. 

Schedule- Times are Eastern:

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers – 8:20p NFLN

Joe Buck, Troy Aikman

National Coverage


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens – 1:00p FOX

Brandon Gaudin and Cris Carter

4% of U.S. including Baltimore, Phoenix, Tucson and Louisville


San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals -1:00p FOX

Thom Brennaman and Chris Spielman

7% of U.S. including San Fran, Sacramento, Bakersfield, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton


Los Angeles Chargers at Detroit Lions – 1:00p CBS

Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon

15% of U.S. including Southern California, Denver, Detroit and parts of Midwest


Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – 1:00p FOX

Chris Myers and Daryl Johnston

16% of the U.S. including mostly  50 Midwest markets


Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans – 1:00p CBS

Andrew Catalon and James Lofton

9% of the country including Houston, 13 additional Texas markets and Northern Florida


New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins –  1:00p CBS

Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts

15% of the country including four South Florida markets, Boston and New England


Buffalo Bills at New York Giants 1:00p –  CBS

Greg Gumbel and Trent Green

13% of the U.S. including New York State and a handful of outside markets


Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – 1:00p FOX

Kenny Albert and Ronde Barber

10% of U.S. including: Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo, Seattle, Portland


Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans – 1:00p CBS

Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta

7% of the U.S. including Indiana, Tennessee and a handful of markets


Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins – 1:00p FOX

Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis

52% of the U.S. and over 100 markets including Southern Cal, Texas, Colorado and Texas


Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders  – 4:05p CBS

Jim Nantz and Tony Romo

32% of the U.S. including San Francisco and many  markets west of the Mississippi


Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos  –  4:25p FOX

Dick Stockton and Mark Schlereth

18% of the country 50 made up of 50 markets including biggies, Chicago, Denver and Detroit


New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams – 4:25p FOX

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman

81% of the country and over 150 markets incl. NY, LA, New Orleans  and swaths of the south


Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons – 8:20p NBC

Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth

National Coverage


Monday, September 16, 2019

Cleveland Browns at New York Jets – 8:15p ESPN

Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland

National Coverage

Brandon Gaudin- Fox



Brandon Gaudin is the first in Fox’s stable of occasional NFL announcers to earn an assignment this season. He’ll call Sunday’s matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens alongside Hall of Famer Cris Carter. This will be this 35-year-old’s first NFL game on TV, yet he has plenty of experience.

He first did radio, covering college basketball at his alma mater, Butler. He did so when the team made a national championship run in 2011. His calls of Butler’s last-second wins over Old Dominion and Pittsburgh were featured on SportsCenter. In 2013, he moved to Atlanta to become the radio voice for Georgia Tech football and basketball.

Soon after getting the job at Georgia Tech, he added Westwood One to his growing national resume, calling his first NCAA Tournament game on network radio in 2015 and his first NFL game in 2016. He left Georgia Tech for a multi-sport role with the Big Ten Network and Fox Sports1 after the 2015–16 school year. Brandon has continued to call NFL and college basketball games for Westwood One. 

Gaudin is now in his fourth year as the voice of the Madden NFL video game, a job he landed before making his NFL play-by-play debut. Every week during the season, he travels down to EA Sports’s studios in Florida and records new calls.

In other words, he’s busy.

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Jake Baskin

Jake Baskin is a graduate of Dean College who majored in sports broadcasting. He does play-by-play for Northeast Sports Network and previously wrote about hockey for various SB Nation blogs. He loves the history and evolution of sports broadcasting and dreams of being a national-level announcer.

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