“THE NFL TODAY’s” SHANNON SHARPE SITS DOWN WITH BALTIMORE’S “BROTHERS RAY” LEWIS AND RICE; AND
DAN MARINO VISITS WITH ARIZONA QUARTERBACK KURT WARNER FOR WILD CARD WEEK OF “THE NFL TODAY” ON SUNDAY, JAN. 10
Jim Nantz and Phil Simms Report Live from Baltimore-New England AFC Wild Card Game; And
Lesley Visser Reports Live from Arizona on Green Bay-Cardinals NFC Wild Card Game
THE NFL ON CBS, home of Super Bowl XLIV and celebrating its Golden 50th year broadcasting the NFL, begins its coverage of the 2010 American Football Conference Playoffs with the national broadcast of Wild Card Playoff Game #2 – No. 6-seeded BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-7) vs. AFC East Champions and No. 3-seeded NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-6) – on Sunday, Jan. 10 (1:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET) live on the CBS Television Network.
THE NFL TODAY’s Shannon Sharpe previews Baltimore’s game by sitting down with the Ravens’ “Brothers Ray,” Ray Lewis and Ray Rice, who have formed a special relationship over the past two years. Lewis, now in his 14th season and leader of the Baltimore defense, was just named to his 11th Pro Bowl and recorded his 12th 100-tackle season. Rice, in only his second season and first as a starter, has over 2,000 yards from scrimmage and was named to his first Pro Bowl. Lewis refers to himself and his teammate as “double trouble” talking about their special brotherly bond and the energy they give each other. Deb Gelman is the producer.
Also, THE NFL TODAY’s Dan Marino visits with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner. Warner led the Cardinals to the team’s first ever Super Bowl last season and is looking to recapture the playoff magic he and the Cardinals had last year to make another run. Despite suffering a concussion and missing one game earlier in the season, Warner led Arizona to its second straight NFC West title. The two-time MVP and Super Bowl MVP from 10 years ago has a 1-2 record in the Super Bowl. Can Warner become the first quarterback ever to lead two different teams to Super Bowl titles? Jeff St. Arromand is the producer.
In addition, THE NFL ON CBS’s lead announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms report live from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. to preview the match-up, while Lesley Visser reports live from Arizona on the Green Bay Packers-Arizona Cardinals NFC Wild Card game that day.
James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY along with analysts Marino, Boomer Esiason, Sharpe and Bill Cowher, NFL TODAY “General Manager” Charley Casserly, as well as Visser and Sam Ryan reporting.
Eric Mann is senior producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY.
Sean McManus is President, CBS News and Sports, and serves as the executive producer for the Network’s coverage of the NFL. Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.