NETWORK ANNOUNCES 2014 “NFL ON CBS” BROADCAST SCHEDULE
CBS TELEVISION NETWORK (KUAM-TV11) AND NFL NETWORK ALSO KICK OFF
INAUGURAL PARTNERSHIP YEAR OF THURSDAY [FRIDAYS FOR GUAM] NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
The CBS Television Network marks its 55th year broadcasting the NFL with some of the most marquee games on the NFL schedule including Super Bowl XLVIII rematch Denver-Seattle (9/22), Denver-New England(11/3), Indianapolis-Dallas(12/22), New England-Green Bay (12/1), Indianapolis-Pittsburgh (10/27) and Washington-San Francisco (11/24) during its 17 weeks of regular-season coverage. In addition to the AFC package, the 106 regular-season game broadcast schedule features for the first time ever NFC games. The regular-season schedule is followed by a post-season slate of AFC Playoff games including theAFC Championship Game on January 19, 2015.
This year also marks the inaugural partnership between the CBS Television Network and NFL Network in broadcasting Thursday Night Football. The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 12 withPittsburgh-Baltimore from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. (on.nfl.com/1frFKgk) With the addition of Thursday NFL (Friday for Guam) the CBS Television Network (KUAM-TV11) will have more NFL games than any other Network!
? NINE NFL ON CBS DOUBLEHEADER WEEKENDS
The2014 NFL ON CBS broadcast schedule on Sunday, which includes nine doubleheader weekends, features key AFC and AFC-NFC match-ups including:
Baltimore-Indianapolis (10/6) Kansas City-San Francisco (10/6)
? GAMES FEATURING DENVER, NEW ENGLAND, INDIANAPOLIS, PITTSBURGH, BALTIMORE, NEW YORK GIANTS, DALLAS, SEATTLE, SAN FRANCISCO, WASHINGTON, CHICAGO AND GREEN BAY HIGHLIGHT SUNDAY’S 2014 SCHEDULE
Along with near-weekly AFC divisional battles, the broadcast schedule on Sunday also features AFC-NFC match-ups including Carolina-Baltimore (9/29); N.Y. Jets-Green Bay (9/15); Miami-Chicago (10/20); Oakland-Seattle (11/3); Houston-Dallas (10/6); New England-Minnesota (9/15); Denver-St. Louis (11/17); Atlanta-Cincinnati (9/15) and Houston-New York Giants (9/22).
? NFC CROSSOVER GAMES ADDED TO NFL ON CBS SCHEDULE FOR FIRST TIME EVER
In addition to the AFC package of games, for the first time ever, THE NFL ON CBS’s broadcast schedule features NFC games highlighted by Chicago-Detroit (11/28); Washington-San Francisco (11/24); Carolina-Baltimore (9/29), as well as other NFC Crossover flex games to be determined later in the season.
? LONDON CALLING
In Week 4 (9/29) THE NFL ON CBS, for the sixth-of-the-past-seven years, travels across the Atlantic Ocean to cover the Miami Dolphins-Oakland Raiders clash live from Wembley Stadium in London, England.
? THANKSGIVING DAY GAME [FRIDAY ON GUAM]
Will feature the Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions in an NFC Crossover game.
? OPENING KICK-OFF
THE NFL ON CBS kicks off Week 1 with single-header coverage on Monday, Sept. 8 beginning with THE NFL TODAY. Games that day include: New England vs. Miami; Cincinnati vs. Baltimore; Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh; Oaklandvs. N.Y. Jets; Tennessee vs. Kansas City and Jacksonville vs. Philadelphia.
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 Monday, Sept. 8 with host James Brown, along with analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, and newcomers Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott.
Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports and serves as the Executive Producer of CBS Sports’ coverage of the NFL. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
AFC PLAYOFFS – JAN. 4-19, 2015
AFC CHAMPIONSHIP - MONDAY, JAN. 19
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