CBS’s Bill Cowher on Pitt vs. NY Giants; Ben vs. Eli

THE NFL ON CBS: WEEK 9 (SUNDAY, NOV. 4)

AUDIBLES WITH “THE NFL TODAY’s” BILL COWHER

            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, Nov. 4 (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-New York Giants game from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.  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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BILL COWHER

(On N.Y. Giants): Obviously the Giants are coming home off a big, emotional win on the road against a division rival, so there is a chance for a letdown.  Plus, you can say what you want about not being distracted by all that has occurred with the hurricane this week, but it has to still be in the forefront of a lot of the Giants players’ minds.

(On Pittsburgh): Pittsburgh had a big win last week to get back on track and are starting to come into their own right now.  This is a huge game for them.  They need to stay in tune with Baltimore and can’t afford to fall too far behind.

(On Ben Roethlisberger vs. Eli Manning): These two players, with four Super Bowl wins between them, relish their roles.  Their teams are going to go as far as each can take them.  When you look at the Class of 2004, we picked 11th that year in Pittsburgh and had a chance to get Ben Roethlisberger, but Philip Rivers and Eli Manning were very much Top 5 picks.  The careers that they’ve all had, along with Matt Schaub, who was also part of that Class of 2004, are starting to be compared to the Class of 1983 with Dan Marino, John Elway and Jim Kelly.

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Following are THE NFL ON CBS assignments for Week 9, Week 10 and Week 11 (subject to change).

WEEK 9 – Nov. 4 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Denver @ Cincinnati            Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·Baltimore @ Cleveland        Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

·Buffalo @ Houston               Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                           Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

·Miami @ Indianapolis          Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·Pittsburgh @ N.Y. Giants     Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                       Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

WEEK 10 – Nov. 11

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Denver @ Carolina               Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                       Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·San Diego @ Tampa Bay      Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Ken Mack/Mark Grant

·Tennessee @ Miami             Spero Dedes/Steve Tasker                 Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·Buffalo @ New England       Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                           Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

·Oakland @ Baltimore           Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

4:00 PM, ET starts:

·N.Y. Jets @ Seattle               Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

 

 

WEEK 11 – Nov. 18 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Cleveland @ Dallas              Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·N.Y. Jets @ St. Louis            Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                           Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

·Jacksonville @ Houston       Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker                 Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·Cincinnati @ Kansas City    Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·San Diego @ Denver            Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                       Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Indianapolis @ N. England   Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

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“THE NFL TODAY’s” SHANNON SHARPE SITS DOWN WITH DENVER BRONCOS QUARTERBACK PEYTON MANNING FOR WEEK 9 ON SUNDAY, NOV. 4

THE NFL ON CBS, home of Super Bowl XLVII and broadcasting its 53rd year of the NFL, continues its 2012 NFL season on Sunday, Nov. 4 (1:00-7:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET).

THE NFL TODAY’s Shannon Sharpe previews the Denver Broncos-Cincinnati Bengals game by sitting down with Denver’s new quarterback Peyton Manning to discuss how he has fared after half-a-season with his new team.  Jeff St. Arromand is the producer.

James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Sharpe and Bill Cowher, NFL TODAY Insider Jason La Canfora, as well as Lesley Visser reporting.

Eric Mann is senior producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY.

Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports and serves as the Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

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