CBS’s Dierdorf: Don’t underestimate Cleveland; Fouts: Jets don’t just have one thing wrong

THE NFL ON CBS: WEEK 11 (SUNDAY, NOV. 18)

AUDIBLES WITH “NFL ON CBS” ANALYSTS DAN DIERDORF AND DAN FOUTS

            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. 18 (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 Indianapolis Colts-New England Patriots game from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.  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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DAN DIERDORF

(On chance of letdown this week for Dallas): Without taking too big of a trip to cliché-ville, the Browns at 2-7 may not concern the casual football fan, but they really are better than a two-win football team.  The Browns are far from what their record may indicate.  They are going to rain on a few parades in November and December as some teams try to make the playoffs.  This is not going to be a stroll through the park as some Cowboys fans may want to think.  Cleveland has playmakers and is a hard-hitting, physical team.  They don’t roll over for anybody.  At 2-7, they don’t have anything to lose.  They have no pressure on them.  And sometimes, that is when it is easiest to play good football.

(On Cleveland-Dallas): If Dallas underestimates Cleveland, that’s going to be a big problem for Dallas.  It’s not like Dallas is Vince Lombardi’s Packers.  It’s not like they have been trampling everybody in their path.  Is Dallas a better team than Cleveland?  Yes.  But the margin for error for the Cowboys is not as great as some people may think.

DAN FOUTS

(On New York Jets): They are in a must-win situation for the rest of the season.  Obviously, that is a tall order.  But this is the hole they’ve dug themselves, and they have nobody to blame but themselves right now.  It’s a team in disarray and it’s not just one thing.

(On Jets Quarterback situation): Rex has made up his mind.  He’s got faith in Mark Sanchez, but Sanchez needs help.  If they don’t run the ball, if they don’t make plays down the field, they’re going to continue to have trouble.

(On St. Louis Rams): The Rams should have beaten San Francisco, and that is saying something.  They are a team on the rise.  Jeff Fisher has done an amazing job in such a short time.  He is getting contributions from his young players, which bodes well for their future.

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Following are THE NFL ON CBS assignments for Week 11, Week 12, Week 13 and Week 14 (subject to change).

 

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            Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

·Indianapolis @ N. England   Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                       Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

WEEK 12 – Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day) & Nov. 24

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

12:30 PM, ET start:

·Houston @ Detroit                Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                       Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

 

WEEK 12 – Nov. 25

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Oakland @ Cincinnati          Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker                 Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·Pittsburgh @ Cleveland        Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

·Buffalo @ Indianapolis         Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

·Tennessee @ Jacksonville    Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein             Ken Mack/Jim Cornell

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

4:00 PM, ET starts:

·Baltimore @ San Diego        Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                           Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

 

WEEK 13 – Dec. 2 – DOUBLEHEADER

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Indianapolis @ Detroit         Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                           Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

·Jacksonville @ Buffalo        Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein             Ken Mack/Jim Cornell

·New England @ Miami        Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·Houston @ Tennessee           Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·Pittsburgh @ Baltimore        Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                       Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Cleveland @ Oakland           Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker                 Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·Cincinnati @ San Diego       Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

 

WEEK 14 – Dec. 9

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

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

·Kansas City @ Cleveland     Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker                 Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

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

·Tennessee @ Indianapolis    Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                           Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

·N.Y. Jets @ Jacksonville      Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

4:00 PM, ET starts:

·Miami @ San Francisco       Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

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NFL Today’s Dan Marino Sits Down with Indy Rookie QB Andrew Luck on Sunday

THE NFL TODAY’s Medical Consultant Dr. Neal ElAttrache On Call to Talk About

Recent Injuries to Ben Roethlisberger, Jay Cutler, Alex Smith and Michael Vick

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. 18 (1:00-7:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET).

As the Indianapolis Colts prepare to meet Tom Brady, Head Coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots for the first time this Sunday, THE NFL TODAY’s Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino visits with Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck to talk about the “growing pains” of a rookie quarterback in the NFL, the pressure of replacing future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning and also dealing with the absence of his Head Coach Chuck Pagano, who is battling leukemia, while trying to lead his team to a surprising run at the playoffs.  Jeff St. Arromand is the producer.

In addition, THE NFL TODAY’s medical consultant, Dr. Neal ElAttrache, shares his medical expertise regarding the injury to Ben Roethlisberger, the concussions sustained to Jay Cutler, Alex Smith and Michael Vick, as well as the latest medical news.

James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY along with analysts Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon 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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