NFL on CBS 2011 schedule

The NFL on CBS returns Sunday, Sept. 11, with Sunday afternoon regional games. Week 1 gets off to a great start with the defending AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers against the Baltimore Ravens at 1pm ET (regional games vary). Other highlights of the CBS schedule include the New York Jets at New England Patriots on Oct. 9 and the Miami Dolphins at the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 24. CBS also airs an AFC wild-card game, the AFC divisional playoffs and the AFC Championship Game.

CBS also has its announcer pairings for the 2011 season, highlighted by the addition of Marv Albert, who will call games with analyst Rich Gannon. The entire 2011 NFL TV schedule is available here. Full press release and schedule from CBS below.

CBS SPORTS MARKS 52nd YEAR OF NFL COVERAGE AS NETWORK ANNOUNCES 2011 “NFL ON CBS” BROADCAST SCHEDULE

AFC Champions Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts Appear Nine Times, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers to Appear 10 Times; Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs to Appear 11 Times; Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins Slated for 12 Appearances

Traditional AFC Rivalries, Key AFC-NFC Match-Ups and Thanksgiving Day Game Highlight CBS Television Network’s NFL Schedule

The CBS Television Network, marking its 52nd year of coverage of the NFL,will broadcast a total of 106 games during its 17 weeks of regular-season coverage of the NFL’s American Football Conference.  The regular-season schedule is followed by a full post-season slate including an AFC Wild Card playoff game on January 8, 2012, two divisional playoff games on January 14 and January 15 and the AFC Championship Game on January 22.

AFC CHAMPIONS PITTSBURGH AND AFC SOUTH CHAMPIONS INDIANAPOLIS SLATED FOR NINE APPEARANCES; AFC EAST CHAMPIONS NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK JETS, BALTIMORE AND SAN DIEGO SLATED FOR 10 APPEARANCES; WHILE AFC WEST CHAMPIONS KANSAS CITY AND JACKSONVILLE SLATED TO MAKE 11
Last year’s Super Bowl XLV runner-up and AFC Champions Pittsburgh Steelersand AFC South Champions Indianapolis Colts will appear nine times each on THE NFL ON CBS, along with AFC East Champions New England Patriots, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers will make 10 appearances each; AFC West Champions Kansas City Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars will make 11 appearances each; the Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins will appear 12 times each; the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns 13 times each; and the Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills 14 times each.

NINE CBS DOUBLEHEADER WEEKENDS
THE NFL ON CBS’s 2011 broadcast schedule, which includes nine doubleheader weekends, features several of last year’s powerhouse teams in the AFC and key AFC-NFC match-ups including New England-Pittsburgh (10/30); New England-Philadelphia (11/27); New York Jets-Philadelphia (12/18); San Diego-New England (9/18); Indianapolis-Baltimore (12/11); San Diego-Chicago (11/20); San Diego-New York Jets (10/23); Denver-Green Bay (10/2); Kansas City-Chicago (12/4); New York Jets-Oakland (9/25); Buffalo-New York Giants (10/16); Miami-New York Giants (10/30); Buffalo-Dallas (11/13); New York Jets-Washington (12/4) and New England-Washington (12/11).

AFC DIVISIONAL RIVALRIES
Along with near-weekly divisional battles, AFC games highlighted includeinterdivision rivalries in the North in Week 1 with Pittsburgh-Baltimore (9/11); in the East in Week 5 with New York Jets-New England (10/9); and Week 17 with teams from the four AFC Divisions squaring off against each other in games that could have major playoff implications: New York Jets-Miami, Buffalo-New England, Baltimore-Cincinnati, Pittsburgh-Cleveland, Tennessee-Houston, Indianapolis-Jacksonville, Kansas City-Denver and San Diego-Oakland (1/1/12).

THANKSGIVING DAY GAME
Thanksgiving Day (11/24) will feature the Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys.

OPENING KICK-OFF
THE NFL ON CBS kicks off Week 1 with singleheader coverage on Sunday, Sept. 11 (12:00 Noon-4:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY, the Network’s pre-game studio show.

The day’s NFL action is highlighted by AFC North rivals Pittsburgh at Baltimore and the “Battle of Ohio” with Cincinnati taking on Cleveland. Other regional action that day on THE NFL ON CBS includes Indianapolis-Houston, Tennessee-Jacksonville and Buffalo-Kansas City games live on the CBS Television Network.

PRESEASON
CBS Sports’ NFL pre-season schedule begins Friday, Aug. 26 (8:00 PM, ET) live in prime time with the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers take on the Indianapolis Colts.  The Network’s second pre-season game sees the New England Patriots visiting the Detroit Lions live in prime time on Saturday, Aug. 27 (8:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms are the lead announce team for the Network’s coverage of THE NFL ON CBS. THE NFL TODAY, CBS Sports’ NFL pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, begins on Sunday, Sept. 11 (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET) with host James Brown, along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher.

Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports and serves as the executive producer of CBS Sports’ coverage of the NFL.  Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

2011 CBS SPORTS NFL BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(all times ET)
WEEK 1 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 11
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore – 1:00
Cincinnati @ Cleveland – 1:00
Indianapolis @ Houston – 1:00
Tennessee @ Jacksonville – 1:00
Buffalo @ Kansas City – 1:00
WEEK 2 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 18  – CBS DOUBLEHEADER
Kansas City @ Detroit – 1:00
Oakland @ Buffalo – 1:00
Baltimore @ Tennessee – 1:00
Jacksonville @ N.Y. Jets – 1:00
Cleveland @ Indianapolis – 1:00
San Diego @ New England – 4:15
Cincinnati @ Denver – 4:15
Houston @ Miami – 4:15
WEEK 3 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
Jacksonville @ Carolina – 1:00
Houston @ New Orleans – 1:00
New England @ Buffalo – 1:00
Miami @ Cleveland – 1:00
Denver @ Tennessee – 1:00
N.Y. Jets @ Oakland – 4:05
Kansas City @ San Diego – 4:05
Baltimore @ St. Louis – 4:05
WEEK 4 – SUNDAY, OCT. 2 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER
Buffalo @ Cincinnati – 1:00
Tennessee @ Cleveland – 1:00
Pittsburgh @ Houston – 1:00
Denver @ Green Bay – 4:15
New England @ Oakland – 4:15
Miami @ San Diego – 4:15
WEEK 5 – SUNDAY, OCT. 9 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER
Tennessee @ Pittsburgh – 1:00
Oakland @ Houston – 1:00
Kansas City @ Indianapolis – 1:00
Cincinnati @ Jacksonville – 1:00
N.Y. Jets @ New England – 4:15
San Diego @ Denver – 4:15
WEEK 6 – SUNDAY, OCT. 16
Buffalo @ N.Y. Giants – 1:00
Indianapolis @ Cincinnati – 1:00
Jacksonville @ Pittsburgh – 1:00
Cleveland @ Oakland – 4:05
Houston @ Baltimore – 4:05
WEEK 7 – SUNDAY, OCT. 23
Denver @ Miami – 1:00
San Diego @ N.Y. Jets – 1:00
Houston @ Tennessee – 1:00
Pittsburgh @ Arizona – 4:05
Kansas City @ Oakland – 4:05
WEEK 8 – SUNDAY, OCT. 30 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER
Miami @ N.Y. Giants – 1:00
Jacksonville @ Houston – 1:00
Indianapolis @ Tennessee – 1:00
New England @ Pittsburgh – 4:15
Cleveland @ San Francisco – 4:15
Cincinnati @ Seattle – 4:15
WEEK 9 – SUNDAY, NOV. 6
N.Y. Jets @ Buffalo – 1:00
Cleveland @ Houston – 1:00
Miami @ Kansas City – 1:00
Denver @ Oakland – 4:05
Cincinnati @ Tennessee – 4:05
WEEK 10 – SUNDAY, NOV. 13
Buffalo @ Dallas – 1:00
Tennessee @ Carolina – 1:00
Houston @ Tampa Bay – 1:00
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati – 1:00
Jacksonville @ Indianapolis – 1:00
Denver @ Kansas City – 1:00
Baltimore @ Seattle – 4:05
WEEK 11 – SUNDAY, NOV. 20 – CBS DBHDR
Oakland @ Minnesota – 1:00
Tennessee @ Atlanta – 1:00
Buffalo @ Miami – 1:00
Jacksonville @ Cleveland – 1:00
Cincinnati @ Baltimore – 1:00
San Diego @ Chicago – 4:15
WEEK 12 – THURSDAY, NOV. 24
THANKSGIVING DAY
Miami @ Dallas – 4:15
WEEK 12 – SUNDAY, NOV. 27 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER
Buffalo @ N.Y. Jets – 1:00
Cleveland @ Cincinnati – 1:00
Houston @ Jacksonville – 1:00
New England @ Philadelphia – 4:15
Denver @ San Diego – 4:15
WEEK 13 – SUNDAY, DEC. 4
N.Y. Jets @ Washington – 1:00
Kansas City @ Chicago – 1:00
Tennessee @ Buffalo – 1:00
Oakland @ Miami – 1:00
Baltimore @ Cleveland – 1:00
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh – 1:00
Denver @ Minnesota – 4:05
WEEK 14 – SUNDAY, DEC. 11 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER
New England @ Washington – 1:00
Oakland @ Green Bay – 1:00
Kansas City @ N.Y. Jets – 1:00
Houston @ Cincinnati – 1:00
Indianapolis @ Baltimore – 1:00
Buffalo @ San Diego – 4:15
WEEK 15 – SUNDAY, DEC. 18 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER
Cincinnati @ St. Louis – 1:00
Miami @ Buffalo – 1:00
Tennessee @ Indianapolis – 1:00
N.Y. Jets @ Philadelphia – 4:15
Cleveland @ Arizona – 4:15
New England @ Denver – 4:15
WEEK 16 – SATURDAY, DEC. 24
CHRISTMAS EVE DAY
Denver @ Buffalo – 1:00
Miami @ New England – 1:00
Cleveland @ Baltimore – 1:00
Jacksonville @ Tennessee – 1:00
Oakland @ Kansas City – 1:00
San Diego @ Detroit – 4:05
WEEK 17 – SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2012 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER
NEW YEAR’S DAY
N.Y. Jets @ Miami – 1:00
Buffalo @ New England – 1:00
Baltimore @ Cincinnati – 1:00
Pittsburgh @ Cleveland – 1:00
Tennessee @ Houston – 1:00
Indianapolis @ Jacksonville – 1:00
Kansas City @ Denver – 4:15
San Diego @ Oakland – 4:15
AFC WILD CARD PLAYOFF GAME – SUNDAY, JAN. 8
AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS – SATURDAY, JAN. 14 & SUNDAY, JAN. 15
AFC CHAMPIONSHIP – SUNDAY, JAN.  22


CBS SPORTS ANNOUNCES BROADCAST PAIRINGS FOR 2011 NFL SEASON

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms Lead as No. 1 NFL ON CBS Announce Team In CBS Television Network’s 52nd Season Covering NFL

THE NFL TODAY Anchored by James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe

Marv Albert Joins THE NFL ON CBS Teaming with Rich Gannon

The CBS Television Network begins its 52nd year of broadcasting the NFL on Sunday, Sept. 11 (12:00 Noon-4:00 PM, ET) as Jim Nantz and Phil Simms lead THE NFL ON CBS into the Network’s 2011 NFL season.

James Brown anchors the CBS Television Network’s hour-long pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.  Charley Casserly serves as THE NFL TODAY’s “General Manager,” while Lesley Visser serves as reporter for the show.  This season marks the 44th year of THE NFL TODAY on the CBS Television Network.

THE NFL ON CBS announce team is solidified as the deepest in sports television as Greg Gumbel once again calls games alongside Dan Dierdorf; Ian Eagle teams with Dan Fouts; and Marv Albert joins THE NFL ON CBS teaming with Rich Gannon to call games.

Other notes of interest this year include Kevin Harlan once again pairing with Solomon Wilcots; Bill Macatee teaming with Steve Tasker; Spero Dedes with Steve Beuerlein; and Don Criqui with Randy Cross.

CBS Sports’ complete roster of announce teams for its 52nd year of NFL coverage was announced today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.

Following are the Network’s NFL announcer pairings for the 2011 season (play-by-play/analyst):
Jim Nantz/Phil Simms
Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf
Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts
Marv Albert/Rich Gannon
Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots
Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker
Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein
Don Criqui/Randy Cross

Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer for THE NFL ON CBS, and Michael Arnold is the lead game director.  Eric Mann is senior producer for THE NFL TODAY, while Bob Matina directs.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer & Vice President, Production, CBS Sports. McManus also serves as Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS.

WEEK 1 – Sept. 11
1:00 PM, ET starts:
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore — Jim Nantz/Phil Simms
Cincinnati @ Cleveland — Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots
Indianapolis @ Houston — Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf
Tennessee @ Jacksonville — Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts
Buffalo @ Kansas City — Marv Albert/Rich Gannon

WEEK 2 – Sept. 18 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER
1:00 PM, ET starts:
Kansas City @ Detroit — Don Criqui/Randy Cross
Oakland @ Buffalo — Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots
Baltimore @ Tennessee — Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker
Jacksonville @ N.Y. Jets — Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf
Cleveland @ Indianapolis — Marv Albert/Rich Gannon
4:15 PM, ET starts:
San Diego @ New England — Jim Nantz/Phil Simms
Cincinnati @ Denver –  Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein
Houston @ Miami — Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts

WEEK 3 – Sept. 25
1:00 PM, ET starts:
Jacksonville @ Carolina — Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein
Houston @ New Orleans — Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf
New England @ Buffalo — Marv Albert/Rich Gannon
Miami @ Cleveland — Don Criqui/Randy Cross
Denver @ Tennessee — Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker
4:00 PM, ET starts:
N.Y. Jets @ Oakland — Jim Nantz/Phil Simms
Kansas City @ San Diego — Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts
Baltimore @ St. Louis — Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots


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