Thursday, January 05, 2012

NFL Today on CBS previews Steelers/Broncos

From CBS Sports -


“THE NFL TODAY’s” DAN MARINO SITS DOWN WITH DENVER BRONCOS
HEAD COACH JOHN FOX, TIM TEBOW, CHAMP BAILEY AND ELVIS DUMERVIL FOR WILD CARD WEEK OF “THE NFL TODAY” ON SUNDAY, JAN. 8

THE NFL ON CBS, continues its 52nd year broadcasting the NFL with coverage of the 2012 American Football Conference Playoffs with the national broadcast of Wild Card Playoff Game #2 on Sunday, Jan. 8 (4:30 PM, ET) live on the CBS Television Network.  The No. 5-seeded PITTSBURGH STEELERS (12-4) visit the AFC West Champions and No. 4-seeded DENVER BRONCOS (8-8).  THE NFL ON CBS’s coverage begins with THE NFL TODAY, the Network’s studio show (4:00-4:30 PM, ET), live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

THE NFL TODAY’s Dan Marino previews the Pittsburgh-Denver game by sitting down with Broncos head coach John Fox, quarterback Tim Tebow, and all-pro defensive stars CB Champ Bailey and DE Elvis Dumervil to talk about their game plan to beat the Steelers and whether they can regain their winning ways. 

The AFC West Champion Broncos are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2005.  After winning six in a row to improve to 8-5, the Broncos have lost three straight as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Denver, led by Tebow and the rejuvenated RB Willis McGahee, boasts the top rushing attack in the NFL.  But will the Tebow magic return in time to overcome the defending AFC champion Steelers, who feature the league's overall No. 1 defense?  Deb Gelman is the producer.    

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms report live from Denver on the Steelers-Broncos game.  And Lesley Visser reports live from East Rutherford, N.J. on the New York Giants-Atlanta NFC Wild Card game.

James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher, NFL TODAY “General Manager” Charley Casserly, as well as Visser reporting.

Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports, and serves as the executive producer for the Network’s coverage of THE NFL ON CBS.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

Eric Mann is senior producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY.

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