Let’s move to CBS which has the doubleheader this week. In this preview, Dan Dierdorf talks about Cleveland-Dallas which he’ll call with Greg Gumbel at 1 p.m. ET and Dan Fouts discusses Jets-Rams which he and Ian Eagle will witness on CBS, also at 1 p.m. ET.
THE NFL ON CBS: WEEK 11 (SUNDAY, NOV. 18)
AUDIBLES WITH “NFL ON CBS” ANALYSTS DAN DIERDORF AND DAN FOUTS
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, Nov. 18 (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 live from the Indianapolis Colts-New England Patriots game from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. 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 chance of letdown this week for Dallas): Without taking too big of a trip to cliché-ville, the Browns at 2-7 may not concern the casual football fan, but they really are better than a two-win football team. The Browns are far from what their record may indicate. They are going to rain on a few parades in November and December as some teams try to make the playoffs. This is not going to be a stroll through the park as some Cowboys fans may want to think. Cleveland has playmakers and is a hard-hitting, physical team. They don’t roll over for anybody. At 2-7, they don’t have anything to lose. They have no pressure on them. And sometimes, that is when it is easiest to play good football.
(On Cleveland-Dallas): If Dallas underestimates Cleveland, that’s going to be a big problem for Dallas. It’s not like Dallas is Vince Lombardi’s Packers. It’s not like they have been trampling everybody in their path. Is Dallas a better team than Cleveland? Yes. But the margin for error for the Cowboys is not as great as some people may think.
(On New York Jets): They are in a must-win situation for the rest of the season. Obviously, that is a tall order. But this is the hole they’ve dug themselves, and they have nobody to blame but themselves right now. It’s a team in disarray and it’s not just one thing.
(On Jets Quarterback situation): Rex has made up his mind. He’s got faith in Mark Sanchez, but Sanchez needs help. If they don’t run the ball, if they don’t make plays down the field, they’re going to continue to have trouble.
(On St. Louis Rams): The Rams should have beaten San Francisco, and that is saying something. They are a team on the rise. Jeff Fisher has done an amazing job in such a short time. He is getting contributions from his young players, which bodes well for their future.
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Following are THE NFL ON CBS assignments for Week 11.
WEEK 11 – Nov. 18 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER
1:00 PM, ET starts
- Cleveland @ Dallas — Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf
- N.Y. Jets @ St. Louis — Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts
- Jacksonville @ Houston — Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker
- Cincinnati @ Kansas City — Marv Albert/Rich Gannon
4:25 PM, ET starts:
- San Diego @ Denver — Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots
- Indianapolis @ Neww England — Jim Nantz/Phil Simms
And we move to what you’ll see on the NFL Today.
“THE NFL TODAY’s” DAN MARINO PREVIEWS INDIANAPOLIS-NEW ENGLAND WITH SIT DOWN WITH COLTS ROOKIE QUARTERBACK ANDREW LUCK FOR WEEK 11 ON SUNDAY, NOV. 18
THE NFL TODAY’s Medical Consultant Dr. Neal ElAttrache On Call to Talk About Recent Injuries to Ben Roethlisberger, Jay Cutler, Alex Smith and Michael Vick
THE NFL ON CBS, home of Super Bowl XLVII and broadcasting its 53rd year of the NFL, continues its 2012 NFL season on Sunday, Nov. 18 (1:00-7:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET).
As the Indianapolis Colts prepare to meet Tom Brady, Head Coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots for the first time this Sunday, THE NFL TODAY’s Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino visits with Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck to talk about the “growing pains” of a rookie quarterback in the NFL, the pressure of replacing future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning and also dealing with the absence of his Head Coach Chuck Pagano, who is battling leukemia, while trying to lead his team to a surprising run at the playoffs. Jeff St. Arromand is the producer.
In addition, THE NFL TODAY’s medical consultant, Dr. Neal ElAttrache, shares his medical expertise regarding the injury to Ben Roethlisberger, the concussions sustained to Jay Cutler, Alex Smith and Michael Vick, as well as the latest medical news.
James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY along with analysts Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon 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.
We’ll move to Fox Sports next.