Now we move to Fox Sports where we have a couple of changes from the original press release that was sent to the Fang’s Bites inbox this week.
We’ve already noted that Joe Buck will call the New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers instead of Thom Brennaman to start a football/baseball doubleheader. And Thom Brennaman will be in Baltimore instead of Sam Rosen who was supposed to call Dallas at the Ravens.
Here’s the Fox preview.
AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK Features NFC Championship Rematch from Candlestick Park When Giants/49ers Square-Off on Sunday at 4:00 PM ET on FOX
Strahan Sits Down with Eli & Giants on FOX NFL SUNDAY at 12:00 PM ET
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH HIGHLIGHTS NFL ON FOX DOUBLEHEADER – The NFL on FOX marches into Week 6 this Sunday, Oct. 14 with doubleheader coverage of five high-profile matchups. Coming off their bye and looking to get back to winning ways, Tony Romo and the Cowboys travel to Baltimore to take on Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis and the 4-1 Ravens. In Philadelphia, Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and the Eagles host Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the Lions. Also, the Dolphins host the Rams. The second half of FOX’s doubleheader features Eil Manning and the Super Bowl Champion Giants traveling back to San Francisco to battle Alex Smith, Vernon Davis and the 49ers. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver call this NFC Championship Game rematch from Candlestick Park. Meanwhile, Robert Griffin III is expected to be back on the field after suffering a concussion last week as Washington hosts Adrian Peterson and the Vikings.
Coverage begins at 12:00 PM ET with America’s No. 1 pregame show, FOX NFL SUNDAY. Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee co-host the Emmy Award-winning program and are joined by analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson. NFL Insider Jay Glazer breaks the latest league news and scoops from the FOX NFL SUNDAY studio while NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira discusses the previous week’s important and impactful calls and points of emphasis in officiating. Comedic prognosticator Rob Riggle provides his weekly picks segment. This week; rapper, actor and entrepreneur 50 Cent opens the show. Strahan sits down with former teammate Eli Manning see how the Giants are gearing up for this NFC Championship rematch against what many are calling the most complete team in the league. Johnson explores the importance of special teams play.
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Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens — Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick & Laura Okmin, going to 66% of USA, 1:00PM
M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tulsa, Washington
Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles — Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston & on-field analyst Tony Siragusa, going to 16% of USA, 1:00PM
Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Philadelphia
Arizona Cardinals at Miami Dolphins — Chris Myers, Tim Ryan & Jaime Maggio, going to 6% of USA, 1:00PM
Sun Life Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL
MARKETS INCLUDE: Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, St. Louis, West Palm Beach
New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers — Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Pam Oliver, going to 77% of USA, 4:25PM
Candlestick Park – San Francisco, CA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tampa, West Palm Beach
Minnesota Vikings at Washington — Dick Stockton, John Lynch & Jennifer Hale, going to 19% of USA, 4:25PM
FedEx Field – Landover, MD
MARKETS INCLUDE: Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Norfolk, Richmond, Tulsa, Washington
LYNCH: REDSKINS DEFENSE IS A YEAR AWAY FROM BEING ‘DARN GOOD’ – Former NFL All-Pro safety and current NFL on FOX game analyst John Lynch thinks the Redskins defense can overcome some of their issues this season behind schemes from defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. “I look at this defense and think they’re a year off from being really good. In this style of defense, your pressure comes from the outside linebackers and linebacker Brian Orakpo is out which leaves Ryan Kerrigan to get all the attention that Orakpo would’ve gotten. The linebacker on the other side of Kerrigan has to emerge and do enough to garner that attention and I’m not sure they have that guy,” said Lynch. “It’s a difficult thing to overcome. They’re going to have to do it collectively and schematically and Jim Haslett has been very good at that.”
And that will do it.