NFL ON CBS’s Simms Breaks Down Ravens-Bears for Week 11

cbs_nflTHE NFL ON CBS: WEEK 11 (SUNDAY, NOV. 17)

AUDIBLES WITH “NFL ON CBS” LEAD ANALYST PHIL SIMMS

The CBS Television Network continues its 54th year broadcasting the NFL with coverage of THE NFL ON CBS on Sunday, Nov. 17 (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), and THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW on CBS Sports Network (9:00 AM-1:00 PM, ET) live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

THE NFL ON CBS lead announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms call the action from the Baltimore Ravens-Chicago Bears game live from Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill.  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.  David Berson is President, CBS Sports.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

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PHIL SIMMS

(On Baltimore-Chicago): It comes down to this, it’s not a cliché, every game is big because we’re talking about so many teams that are jammed into the middle of the standings.  These two teams are trying to get it rolling, which is possible in the NFL.  There is something to be said for a team saying they just need to get hot.  When you get hot, you get confidence.  You believe in what you’re doing.  And you go from there.  That is what both of these teams are looking at this week, trying to get that momentum going.

(On Chicago): For the Chicago Bears, the injuries are incredible; losing their quarterback.  Anyone who says the Bears are better after losing Jay Cutler at quarterback – they are wrong.  I have watched the Chicago games and I see plays that I say, ‘There’s another play that most quarterbacks can’t make.’  But Josh McCown did a great job at Green Bay and a really good job when he relieved Jay Cutler when they played Washington.  Then you watch last week.  He’s got a little more confidence. The team has more confidence in him.  He needs to play really well for Chicago to win and overcome some of the injuries they have on the defensive side.

(On Baltimore): When you talk about Baltimore, Joe Flacco didn’t lose his talent during the off-season.  Ray Rice didn’t become a different running back in the off-season.  In the NFL, when you’re talking about the skill players, it’s about getting opportunities.  You can’t do it by yourself.  How many teams in the NFL this year have been derailed a little bit because their offensive line is in a state of flux?  The Pittsburgh Steelers.  The New York Giants.  It still continues to be a problem for the Miami Dolphins.  The Denver Broncos of late.  How’s that going?  All of a sudden Peyton Manning is getting hit.  It changes the way we look at him.  So, the offensive line is going to be a high priority for a lot of teams in the NFL this off-season.

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

 

WEEK 11 – Nov. 17

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·N.Y. Jets @ Buffalo              Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                           Bob Mansbach/Jim Cornell

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

·Cleveland @ Cincinnati        Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Jim Rikhoff/Andy Goldberg

·Oakland @ Houston              Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Ken Mack/Mark Grant

4:00 PM, ET starts:

·San Diego @ Miami             Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Suzanne Smith

 

WEEK 12 – Nov. 24

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·N.Y. Jets @ Baltimore          Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Suzanne Smith

·Pittsburgh @ Cleveland        Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Ken Mack/Mark Grant

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

                  Steve Beuerlein

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

4:00 PM, ET starts:

·Indianapolis @ Arizona        Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                           Bob Mansbach/Jim Cornell

·Tennessee @ Oakland           Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Jim Rikhoff/Andy Goldberg

 

WEEK 13 – Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28* & Dec. 1 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

4:30 PM, ET starts:

·Oakland @ Dallas*               Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                       Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Jacksonville @ Cleveland    Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Ken Mack/Mark Grant

·Tennessee @ Indianapolis    Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker/                Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

Steve Beuerlein

·Miami @ N.Y. Jets               Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Jim Rikhoff/Jim Cornell

·New England @ Houston      Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Suzanne Smith

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·Cincinnati @ San Diego       Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                           Bob Mansbach/Andy Goldberg

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

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JIM ROME APPEARS LIVE VIA SATELLITE; DISCUSSION ON NFC NORTH; AND “COACH COWHER” BREAKS DOWN FILM ON CLEVELAND BROWNS FOR

WEEK 10 OF “THE NFL TODAY” ON SUNDAY, NOV. 17

“THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW” ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK CONTINUES WITH TALK ABOUT WEEK 11 ISSUES

THE NFL ON CBS, broadcasting its 54th year of the NFL, continues its 2013 NFL season on Sunday, Nov. 17 (1:00-7:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET) and THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW on CBS Sports Network (9:00 AM-1:00 PM, ET) live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

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

This week THE NFL TODAY features Jim Rome live via satellite, discussion on the wild NFC North division and the quarterback issues of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, and “Coach” Cowher breaks down film and looks at what has made the Cleveland Browns more successful this season and in the hunt in the AFC North division.  In addition, Phil Simms previews the Baltimore Ravens-Bears game from Chicago, and Dan Fouts weighs in from Orchard Park, N.Y. on the New York Jets-Buffalo Bills game.  Drew Kaliski is producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY.

THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS) continues its unique fan-focused take on all of the week’s NFL and college action, headlines and hot-button issues, giving viewers all the latest information as it happens.  “TOPS” is hosted by Adam Schein along with 11-year NFL veteran Scott, long-time Oakland Raiders executive Amy Trask, CBS Sports Radio’s Brandon Tierney, CBSSports.com fantasy analyst Nathan Zegura and LEAD OFF’s Allie LaForce reporting.  Shawn Robbins and Andrew Finger produce and Jay Kincaid directs THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW.

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

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