There are plenty of NFL crew shifts as FOX is in the middle of its World Series coverage, featuring its’ top play-by-play man Joe Buck, but the shifts are not contained to FOX this week. Those changes highlight the NFL announcer assignments for 2012 Week 8 (Oct. 25-29).
Buck will call Game 4 of the San Francisco-Detroit World Series on Sunday night (8 pm ET) in Detroit’s Comerica Park. FOX will be right across the street in Detroit’s Ford Field (Seattle-Detroit) earlier in the day, and Buck would just have to walk a short block to the ballpark, instead of riding a bus as he did between stadiums in San Francisco in Week 6. Buck will not double up as Chris Myers–Tim Ryan–Jamie Maggio will call Seahawks-Lions at 1 pm ET.
For the second straight week, Thom Brennaman will work with Buck’s A crew of Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver at New York Giants-Dallas.
The B crew of Kenny Albert–Daryl Johnston–Tony Siragusa remains untouched in Week 8 as they will call Carolina-Chicago. Sam Rosen continues in Brennaman’s play-by-play position on the C crew with Brian Billick–Laura Okmin at Washington-Pittsburgh.
The G crew of Ron Pitts–Mike Martz–Kristina Pink (field reporter) will be off for the fourth straight week. Pitts is keeping busy as one of the play-by-play announcers for the Pac-12 Network on Saturdays.
Four teams (Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Houston) are on bye weeks. The NFL has 14 contests in Week 8. CBS has six games, and FOX will telecast five games.
For CBS, the F crew of Bill Macatee–Steve Tasker are back in action, after a week off, at Indianapolis-Tennessee, and Spero Dedes, who normally heads the G crew with Steve Beuerlein, will take the place of Marv Albert with his D crew partner Rich Gannon at San Diego-Cleveland.
CBS’ A crew of Jim Nantz–Phil Simms will have New England-St. Louis in London’s Wembley Stadium. The B crew of Greg Gumbel-Dan Dierdorf will call Jacksonville-Green Bay. The C crew of Ian Eagle–Dan Fouts will be at Miami-New York Jets.
NFL Network will have Tampa Bay-Minnesota on Thursday, NBC will show Sunday night’s New Orleans-Denver game, while ESPN will telecast San Francisco-Arizona on Monday night. ESPN will have a sideline change as Suzy Kolber returns to the sideline in place of Lisa Salters.
Dial Global radio, which switches around crews as needed around other broadcasters’ schedules, has Rocky Boiman in place of Okmin as field reporter for Thursday’s Tampa Bay-Minnesota game.
Listed are the TV network, TV/national radio announcers, DirecTV channel and Sirius and XM satellite radio channels. All times shown are local to game site:
Tampa Bay at Minnesota (Thursday night) — NFLN (7:00 PM CT): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Rocky Boiman (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (TB), 93 (Min.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (TB), 226 (Min.).
Carolina at Chicago — FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). DirecTV: 704. SIRIUS: 148 (Car.), 112 (Chi.). XM: 231 (Chi.).
San Diego at Cleveland — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Rich Gannon. DirecTV: 708. SIRIUS: 134 (SD), 104 (Cle.). XM: 233 (Cle.).
Seattle at Detroit — FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). DirecTV: 705. SIRIUS: 139 (Sea.), 93 (Det.). XM: 226 (Det.).
Jacksonville at Green Bay — CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. DirecTV: 709. SIRIUS: 138 (Jax.), 92 (GB). XM: 225 (GB).
Miami at New York Jets — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. Dial Global Radio: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli. DirecTV: 710. SIRIUS: 136 (Mia.), 91 (NYJ). XM: 228 (NYJ).
Atlanta at Philadelphia — FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). DirecTV: 706. SIRIUS: 106 (Atl.), 86 (Phi.). XM: 229 (Phi.).
Washington at Pittsburgh — FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). DirecTV: 707. SIRIUS: 85 (Was.), 94 (Pit.). XM: 227 (Pit.).
New England at St. Louis (London, England) — CBS (6:00 PM GMT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. DirecTV: 711. SIRIUS: 107 (NE), 128 (StL.). XM: 230 (StL.).
Indianapolis at Tennessee — CBS (12:00 PM CT): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. DirecTV: 712. SIRIUS: 137 (Ind.), 113 (Ten.). XM: 232 (Ten.).
Oakland at Kansas City — CBS (3:05 PM CT): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. DirecTV: 713. SIRIUS: 94 (Oak.), 93 (KC). XM: 226 (KC).
New York Giants at Dallas — FOX (3:25 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). DirecTV: 714. SIRIUS: 92 (NYG), 86 (Dal.). XM: 229 (Dal.).
New Orleans at Denver (Sunday night) — NBC (6:20 PM MT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (NO), 93 (Den.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (NO), 226 (Den.).
San Francisco at Arizona (Monday night) — ESPN (5:30 PM MST): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Suzy Kolber (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (SF), 93 (Arz.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (SF), 226 (Arz.).
2012 ANNOUNCER SCOREBOARD: Every week, we’ll give you a running scoreboard of network assignments. Who gets your team the most? How does each network prioritize the games? Your answers are below. Each game assigned to a crew will be listed after their names. Any mashup crew assignments will also be listed. Here is the 2012 regular-season crew scoreboard through Week 8:
2012 Weekly Assignment Scoreboard
CBS (Weekly assignments):
1/A. Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Phil Simms (analyst) – NE/TEN (1), NYJ/PIT (2), HOU/DEN (3), OAK/DEN (4), DEN/NE (5), IND/NYJ (6), NYJ/NE (7), NE/STL (London; 8)
2/B. Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (analyst) – IND/CHI (1), BAL/PHI (2), KC/NO (3), NE/BUF (4), CLE/NYG (5), OAK/ATL (6), BAL/HOU (7), JAX/GB (8)
3/C. Ian Eagle (play-by-play) and Dan Fouts (analyst) – MIA/HOU (1), TEN/SD (2), PIT/OAK (3), TEN/HOU (4), BAL/KC (5), NE/SEA (6), JAX/OAK (7), MIA/NYJ (8)
4/D. Marv Albert (play-by-play) and Rich Gannon (analyst) – BUF/NYJ (1), HOU/JAX (2), NYJ/MIA (3), CIN/JAX (4), MIA/CIN (5), KC/TB (6), TEN/BUF (7)
5/E. Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Solomon Wilcots (analyst) – JAX/MIN (1), OAK/MIA (2), CIN/WAS (3), SD/KC (4), BUF/SF (5), CIN/CLE (6), CLE/IND (7), OAK/KC (8)
6/F. Bill Macatee (play-by-play) and Steve Tasker (analyst) – CLE/CIN (2), JAX/IND (3), MIA/ARZ (4), TEN/MIN (5), BUF/ARZ (6), IND/TEN (8)
7/G. Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Steve Beuerlein (analyst) – KC/BUF (2), BUF/CLE (3)
Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (analyst) – SD/CLE (8)
FOX (Weekly assignments):
1/A. Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst) and Pam Oliver (sideline) – SF/GB (1), TB/NYG (2), TB/DAL (3), NO/GB (4), PHI/PIT (5), NYG/SF (6)
2/B. Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (analyst), Tony Siragusa (sideline) – WAS/NO (1), DAL/SEA (2), SF/MIN (3), SF/NYJ (4), CHI/JAX (5), DET/PHI (6), DAL/CAR (7), CAR/CHI (8)
3/C. Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Brian Billick (analyst) and Laura Okmin (sideline) – ATL/KC (1), MIN/IND (2), PHI/ARZ (3), MIN/DET (4), GB/IND (5), DAL/BAL (6)
4/D. Dick Stockton (play-by-play), John Lynch (analyst) and Jennifer Hale (field reporter) – PHI/CLE (1), ARZ/NE (2), STL/CHI (3), CAR/ATL (4), MIN/WAS (6), NO/TB (7), ATL/PHI (8)
5/E. Chris Myers (play by play), Tim Ryan (analyst) and Jamie Maggio (field reporter) – STL/DET (1), WAS/STL (2), ATL/SD (3), WAS/TB (4; Krista Voda – field reporter), SEA/CAR (5; Kristina Pink – field reporter), STL/MIA (6), ARZ/MIN (7), SEA/DET (8)
6/F. Sam Rosen (play-by-play), Heath Evans (analyst) – SEA/ARZ (1)
7/G. Ron Pitts (play-by-play), Mike Martz (analyst) and Kristina Pink (field reporter) – CAR/TB (1), CAR/NO (2), DET/TEN (3), SEA/STL (4)
Sam Rosen (play-by-play), John Lynch (analyst) and Jennifer Hale (field reporter) – ATL/WAS (5)
Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst) and Pam Oliver (field reporter) – WAS/NYG (7), NYG/DAL (8)
Sam Rosen (play-by-play), Brian Billick (analyst) and Laura Okmin (field reporter) – GB/STL (7), WAS/PIT (8)