The 2010 NFL regular season is down to the final three weeks, and CBS will be the lead dog for Week 15 with seven telecasts on Sunday.
There were no games flexed by the NFL for this weekend’s games.
For next week (Week 16), the Minnesota-Philadelphia game will be played at 8:20 pm ET on NBC and the San Diego-Cincinnati game will move to 4:05 pm ET on CBS. In addition, the Seattle-Tampa Bay game will move from 1:00 pm ET to 4:15 pm ET on FOX.
For each of the flexible scheduling weeks with the exception of Week 17, the NFL will announce the start times of games on Sundays no later than 12 days prior to that weekend. To ensure a Sunday night game and doubleheader games with playoff implications in Week 17, the flexible scheduling decision for that Sunday may be made on six days notice.
As with last week’s schedule, this weekend CBS will again have seven games, FOX will carry six, while NFL Network, NBC and ESPN will have their usual single game on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights, respectively.
For CBS, the A crew of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, who returned last week from back surgery, will call New York Jets-Pittsburgh.
The weekly Gus Johnson watch for CBS goes to Denver-Oakland this Sunday.
FOX’s six-game schedule will be led by the A crew of Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver, who will call Philadelphia-New York Giants. The crew had to get from Minneapolis after covering the deflation and tearing of the Metrodome early Sunday morning to Detroit to call the re-scheduled Giants-Vikings game on Monday night.
Chris Myers, who was off last week, returns as a field reporter for New Orleans-Baltimore with Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick.
Jim Mora Jr., the usual third man in the booth with Dick Stockton-Charles Davis, is off this week after working with Stockton-Davis last week.
Listed are the TV network, TV/national radio announcers and SIRIUS/XM satellite radio channels. All times shown are local to game site:
San Francisco at San Diego (Thursday night) — NFL Network (5:00 PM PT): Bob Papa, Matt Millen, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Trent Green, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 125 (SF), 126 (SD). XM: 124 (WW1), 102 (SF), 103 (SD).
New Orleans at Baltimore — FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Chris Myers (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 121 (NO), 152 (Bal.). XM: 107 (Bal.).
Arizona at Carolina — FOX (1:00 PM ET): Ron Pitts, John Lynch. SIRIUS: 113 (Arz.), 90 (Car.). XM: 110 (Car.).
Cleveland at Cincinnati — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Don Criqui, Steve Beuerlein. SIRIUS: 130 (Cle.), 91 (Cin.). XM: 108 (Cin.).
Washington at Dallas — FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 152 (Was.), 125 (Dal.). XM: 102 (Dal.).
Jacksonville at Indianapolis — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 147 (Jax.), 122 (Ind.). XM: 106 (Ind.).
Buffalo at Miami — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 144 (Buf.), 127 (Mia.). XM: 104 (Mia.).
Philadelphia at New York Giants — FOX (1:00 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 129 (Phi.), 123 (NYG.). XM: 105 (NYG.).
Kansas City at St. Louis — CBS (12:00 PM CT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 108 (KC), 126 (StL.). XM: 103 (StL.).
Detroit at Tampa Bay — FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Charles Davis. SIRIUS: 155 (Det.), 158 (TB). XM: 112 (TB.).
Houston at Tennessee — CBS (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 154 (Hou.). XM: 111 (Hou.).
Atlanta at Seattle — FOX (1:05 PM PT): Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan. Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 125 (Atl.), 156 (Sea.). XM: 109 (Sea.).
Denver at Oakland — CBS (1:15 PM PT): Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 126 (Den.), 127 (Oak.). XM: 104 (Oak.).
New York Jets at Pittsburgh — CBS (4:15 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. SIRIUS: 122 (NYJ), 123 (Pit.). XM: 105 (Pit.).
Green Bay at New England (Sunday night) — NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Andrea Kremer (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 127 (WW1), 125 (GB), 126 (NE). XM: 104 (WW1), 102 (GB), 103 (NE).
Chicago at Minnesota (Monday night; TCF Bank Stadium — Univ. of Minnesota) — ESPN (7:30 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden. Westwood One Radio: Wayne Larrivee, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 125 (Chi.), 126 (Min.). XM: 124 (WW1), 102 (Chi.), 103 (Min.).
The Monday night game outdoors in Minneapolis will be the first in exactly 29 years since the Vikings last played in long-gone Metropolitan Stadium. Here is a video of why the Met was such a homefield advantage in the early days of the Vikings’ history (via YouTube user wendell2712):