All is right back in the NFL on FOX world as lead play-by-play announcer Joe Buck returns to football duties after calling the San Francisco Giants’ four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series that was completed Sunday night in Detroit. The return to normalcy highlights the NFL announcer assignments for 2012 Week 9 (Nov. 1-5).
Four teams (New England, New York Jets, San Francisco and St. Louis) are on bye weeks. The NFL has 14 contests in Week 9. FOX has six games, and CBS will telecast five games.
Buck will be back with Troy Aikman and field reporter Pam Oliver for Arizona-Green Bay. Thom Brennaman returns to the C crew with Brian Billick and field reporter Laura Okmin for Chicago-Tennessee. The B crew of Kenny Albert–Daryl Johnston–Tony Siragusa rolls along untouched at Carolina-Washington.
The FOX G crew of Ron Pitts–Mike Martz–Kristina Pink (field reporter) is back in action after four weeks off at Detroit-Jacksonville. Sam Rosen is off after filling in as play-by-play for higher crews in three of the past four weeks.
CBS’ A crew of Jim Nantz–Phil Simms will have Pittsburgh-New York Giants. The B crew of Greg Gumbel-Dan Dierdorf will call Denver-Cincinnati. The C crew of Ian Eagle–Dan Fouts will be at Buffalo-Houston.
For CBS, D crew play-by-play Marv Albert returns to work with partner Rich Gannon for Baltimore-Cleveland. The F crew of Bill Macatee–Steve Tasker and G crew of Spero Dedes–Steve Beuerlein both take a week off.
NFL Network will have Kansas City-San Diego on Thursday, NBC will show Sunday night’s Dallas-Atlanta game, while ESPN will telecast Philadelphia-New Orleans on Monday night. ESPN’s Lisa Salters returns to sideline duty after a week off.
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:
Kansas City at San Diego (Thursday night) — NFLN (5:00 PM PT): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (KC), 93 (SD). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (KC), 226 (SD).
Denver at Cincinnati — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. DirecTV: 708. SIRIUS: 94 (Den.), 106 (Cin.). XM: 235 (Cin.).
Baltimore at Cleveland — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. DirecTV: 709. SIRIUS: 93 (Bal.), 85 (Cle.). XM: 234 (Cle.).
Arizona at Green Bay — FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. DirecTV: 704. SIRIUS: 137 (Arz.), 92 (GB). XM: 225 (GB).
Buffalo at Houston — CBS (12:00 PM CT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. DirecTV: 710. SIRIUS: 134 (Buf.), 91 (Hou.). XM: 228 (Hou.).
Miami at Indianapolis — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. DirecTV: 711. SIRIUS: 136 (Mia.), 128 (Ind.). XM: 233 (Ind.).
Detroit at Jacksonville — FOX (1:00 PM ET): Ron Pitts, Mike Martz, Kristina Pink (Field reporter). DirecTV: 705. SIRIUS: 112 (Det.), 138 (Jax.). XM: 232 (Jax.).
Chicago at Tennessee — FOX (12:00 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). DirecTV: 706. SIRIUS: 117 (Chi.), 86 (Ten.). XM: 229 (Ten.).
Carolina at Washington — FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 113 (Car.), 125 (Was.). XM: 230 (Was.).
Tampa Bay at Oakland — FOX (1:05 PM PT): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). DirecTV: 712. SIRIUS: 127 (TB), 94 (Oak.). XM: 227 (Oak.).
Minnesota at Seattle — FOX (1:05 PM PT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli. DirecTV: 713. SIRIUS: 93 (Min.), 139 (Sea.). XM: 231 (Sea.).
Pittsburgh at New York Giants — CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. DirecTV: 714. SIRIUS: 92 (Pit.), 86 (NYG). XM: 229 (NYG).
Dallas at Atlanta (Sunday night) — NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (Dal.), 93 (Atl.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (Dal.), 226 (Atl.).
Philadelphia at New Orleans (Monday night) — ESPN (7:30 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Phi.), 93 (NO). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Phi.), 226 (NO).
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 9:
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), PIT/NYG (9)
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), DEN/CIN (9)
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), BUF/HOU (9)
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), BAL/CLE (9)
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), MIA/IND (9)
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), ARZ/GB (9)
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), CAR/WAS (9)
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), CHI/TEN (9)
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), TB/OAK (9)
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), MIN/SEA (9)
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), DET/JAX (9)
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)