Now let’s move to CBS where it has regional action for Week 6. CBS has six games this week, four early and two late. We have Phil Simms discussing the game he’ll call with Jim Nantz, Indianapolis at New York Jets and Dan Dierdorf previewing the game he’ll attend with Greg Gumbel, Oakland at Atlanta.
Here’s the preview.
THE NFL ON CBS: WEEK 6 (SUNDAY, OCT. 14)
AUDIBLES WITH “NFL ON CBS” LEAD ANALYST PHIL SIMMS AND DAN DIERDORF
The CBS Television Network, home of Super Bowl XLVII, continues its 53rd year broadcasting the NFL with coverage of THE NFL ON CBS on Sunday, Oct. 14 (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), live from THE NFL TODAY studio in New York City.
THE NFL ON CBS lead announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms call the action from the Indianapolis Colts-New York Jets game live from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. 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. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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(On Indianapolis): For a first year coach, new general manager and new quarterback it’s been pretty impressive how the Colts organized it so quickly and how much they do. Their defense is very versatile and shows a lot of coverages and does a lot of stuff that confuses offenses. On the offensive side, it’s like they’ve been together for five years. The receivers, quarterback and offensive line and offensive coordinator, they just do everything.
(On Colts comeback win over Packers): I know they did it for Chuck Pagano, but any win is a big win in the NFL. When you beat a team that won the Super Bowl two years ago and were 15-1 last year, it’s great for your program. It gives everybody a lift. It makes everybody believe. And of course, it was great for their coach who’s not feeling well. Emotionally, the Colts are going to be on a high this Sunday against the Jets because of the way they finished and the belief of what the coaches have been telling them since the start of training camp.
(On Jets losing two in a row): Before the season, the Jets had to look at the first five games and think, ‘Okay, we’ve got Pittsburgh on the road, San Francisco and Houston.’ You know all three of those games are going to be tough even if you play your best and have all your players. The positive about the Jets is they gave themselves chances to win against the Texans. Nobody thought they could. They have to have that effort and passion every week. I want to see how the Jets approach being 2-3 at this time of the year. The Giants and Patriots are Super Bowl contenders and they’re 3-2. Everybody’s painting the end of the world for the Jets, which is amazing for a 2-3 team.
(On Atlanta): Atlanta is playing good, sound football. Offensively this team is a defensive coordinator’s nightmare. They have talent at every level on the offense: two wide receivers in Julio Jones and Roddy White, a tight end in Tony Gonzalez, who adds to his NFL records every time he touches the football, an outstanding, bruising running back in Michael Turner, and Matt Ryan at quarterback who is just getting better and better.
(On Oakland): They are a work in progress with a new coach, a new offensive system, and a new way of running the football. It’s going to take a while for the Raiders to hit their stride. They are banged up defensively as both of their starting corners have been hurt. They’ve been getting gouged pretty good. Let’s be realistic, on paper this is quite a mismatch, especially playing in the fast track of the Dome in Atlanta. The Falcons get going sometimes like they’re a video game.
And now, we’ll move to The NFL Today in which Shannon Sharpe will sit down with Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan.
“THE NFL TODAY’s” SHANNON SHARPE TALKS WITH ATLANTA FALCONS QUARTERBACK MATT RYAN FOR WEEK 6 ON SUNDAY, OCT. 14
THE NFL ON CBS, home of Super Bowl XLVII and broadcasting its 53rd year of the NFL, continues its 2012 NFL season on Sunday, Oct. 14 (1:00-7:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET).
His nickname may be “Matty Ice” but there’s no doubt Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is red hot in leading his team to their first-ever 5-0 start as the lone unbeaten team in the NFC. THE NFL TODAY’s Shannon Sharpe sits down with Ryan to find out if the first quarterback selected in the 2008 NFL Draft can lead his team to a perfect season and take Atlanta to its first Super Bowl in 14 years. Deb Gelman is the producer.
James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Sharpe and Bill Cowher, NFL TODAY Insider Jason La Canfora, as well as Lesley Visser reporting.
Eric Mann is senior producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY.
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