NFL Schedule

They’re on-air! NBC has Detroit-KC opener; All 32 teams play this weekend; CBS has the Super Bowl

Jim Nantz (left) and Tony Romo
  • This Thursday Night football-cast would generally go to Amazon. Yet the opener tonight goes to NBC with Mike Tirico and Chris Collinsworth.
  • It’s a big season for CBS which again has the Super Bowl in 1924. It will hold it in Las Vegas. Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will also cover it in Las Vegas. Romo is emotional and speaks freely. He also calls games like a child in a playpen with energy and emotion. There is talk about how the two get a along.
  • The plans at this time suggests that we keep an eye on the relationship between the two men in the lead booth.
  • Everyone should be delighted that Chris Lewis will glow on CBS TV. He’s a Black fellow who in essence is replacing replacing Greg Gumbel. One black man was lost, Gumbel. Yet another replaced him in Chris. Gumbel likely sticks with the NCAA Tournament.
  • Thee Manning Brothers supplement, Monday Night Football.
  • Sal Paolantonio was both radio and TV,  still a Philly based reporter, also raised in Queens. He has written a book on Philly politics.
  • Andrew Catalon has CBS  moved up on CBS to fourth on the depth chart. He’s behind Nantz, Ian Eagle and Kevin Harlan. He’ll continue to grow with college football and filling in on golf weekends.
  • Ryan and Barber are two who supported Catalon. It’s a big year for Andrew. At the NFL Press Conference Sean McManus said he looked forward to Catalon’s continuing career.
Thursday, September 7
8:20 PMDetroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs
NBC, Peacock: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark
Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner

Sunday, September 10

1 PM- Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns

CBS: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn  

1 PM- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings 

CBS: Andrew Catalon, Matt Ryan, Tiki Barber, AJ Ross 

1 PM- Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens

CBS: Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta, Aditi Kinkhabwala

1 PM- Tennessee Titans at New Orleans Saints
CBS: Chris Lewis, Jason McCourty, Ross Tucker, Amanda Guerra
Sports USA: John Ahlers, Brandon Noble 

1 PM- San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers

FOX: Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver 

Compass Media: Chris Carrino, Brian Baldinger

1 PM- Arizona Cardinals at Washington Commanders

FOX: Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink 

1 PM- Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
FOX: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake

1 PM- Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons
FOX: Chris Myers, Robert Smith, Jennifer Hale 

4:25 PM- Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots 
CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson  

ESPN Radio: Steve Levy, Sal Paolantonio 

4:25 PM- Miami Dolphins at Los Angeles Chargers
CBS: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins 

Compass Media: Troy Clardy, Steve Beuerlein 

4:25 PM- Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos 
CBS: Tom McCarthy, James Lofton, Jay Feely, Tiffany Blackmon 

4:25 PM- Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi
Sports USA: Larry Kahn, James White 

4:25 PM- Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks 
FOX: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin

8:20 PM- Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
NBC, Peacock: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark
Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Mike Golic Compass Media: Kevin Ray, Danny White

Monday, September 11

8:15 PM- Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
ABC, ESPN: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters

ESPN2: Peyton Manning, Eli Manning 
Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner 



David J. Halberstam

David is a 40-year + industry veteran who served as play-by-play announcer for St. John's University basketball in New York and as radio play-by-play voice of the Miami Heat in South Florida. He is the author of Sports on New York Radio: A Play-by-Play History and The Fundamentals of Sports Media and Sponsorship Sales: Developing New Accounts.

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