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Boomer Esiason joins Bills-Bengals broadcast

Posted by on October 8, 2013 – 3:00 pm

Boomer Esiason

THE NFL TODAY analysts Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe will travel out of the studio on Sunday, Oct. 13 to take a road trip joining their NFL ON CBS teammates in the broadcast booth to call a game involving their former teams.

Esiason will join Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots to call Cincinnati at Buffalo at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Both Esiason and Wilcots spent part of their playing days in Cincinnati.

Cowher will form a three-man booth with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms to call the game between his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, as they take on the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

And Hall of Famer Sharpe will head back to Denver, where he played 12 seasons, to team with Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts for the JacksonvilleDenver game from Sports Authority Filed at Mile High.

While Cowher, Esiason and Sharpe are away, host James Brown, Dan Marino and Insider Jason La Canfora will anchor THE NFL TODAY from New York City along with CBS Sports Network analysts Bart Scott and Amy Trask from THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW. Cowher, Esiason and Sharpe also will contribute to THE NFL TODAY from their respective game sites.

“We wanted to try something new and showcase the insights and perspective of our studio analysts during a game broadcast,” said McManus. “Looking at the slate of regional games during Week 6, with three involving the former teams of our studio analysts, we thought it was the perfect time to have some fun and add Coach, Boomer and Shannon to our game coverage.”

McManus added, “The road trip also enables those viewers not yet watching THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW on CBS Sports Network to be exposed to the great analysis and viewpoints that Bart and Amy offer each week.”

THE NFL ON CBS line-up for Week 6 is as follows:

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                                    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
1:00 PM, ET starts
·Cincinnati @ Baltimore        Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots/Boomer Esiason     Ken Mack/Mark Grant
·Oakland @ Kansas City        Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                                         Jim Rikhoff/Andy Goldberg
·Pittsburgh @ N.Y. Jets         Jim Nantz/Phil Simms/Bill Cowher                          Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

4:00 PM, ET starts:
·Tennessee @ Seattle             Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf                                       Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman
·Jacksonville @ Denver         Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts/Shannon Sharpe                        BobMansbach/SuzanneSmith

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