NFL Playoffs 2022: Wild Card weekend announcer pairings

Al Michaels. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Al Michaels. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

Here are the announcer pairings for all six NFL playoff games on the schedule for Super Wild Card Weekend.

The end of the longest NFL regular season ever was dramatic, featuring multiple overtime games and the possibility of a tie deciding the AFC’s final two playoff spots before the Las Vegas Raiders knocked out the Los Angeles Chargers on the final snap of overtime. All of this sets the stage for a dramatic Super Wild Card Weekend with six games spread across three days beginning on Saturday afternoon.

The schedule was officially released during last night’s game and will see CBS and NBC each broadcast two games while FOX and ABC/ESPN round out the weekend with one apiece. Let’s take a look at which announcers were assigned to each playoff matchup.

NFL Super Wild Card Weekend announcer pairings

Saturday, Jan. 15

Las Vegas Raiders (10-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-7) (NBC, 4:30 p.m. ET): Mike Tirico, Drew Brees

New England Patriots (10-7) at Buffalo Bills (11-6) (CBS, 8:15 p.m. ET): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis

There are two games on tap for Saturday and NBC will send its B-team of Mike Tirico and Drew Brees to Cincinnati to kick off the NFL postseason, marking their first call together since Thanksgiving night. Patriots-Bills will be the Saturday night primetime contest with the well-respected duo of Ian Eagle and Charles Davis on the call from Orchard Park.

Sunday, Jan. 16

Philadelphia Eagles (9-8) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4) (FOX, 1:05 p.m. ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman

San Francisco 49ers (10-7) at Dallas Cowboys (12-5) (CBS, 4:30 p.m. ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo

Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-1) at Kansas City Chiefs (12-5) (NBC, 8:15 p.m. ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth

FOX’s only game of the weekend comes in Tampa since CBS received the priority 4:30 p.m. slot in their contract for the extra wild card game, sending Jim Nantz and Tony Romo to Dallas for the Cowboys’ first playoff game on CBS since the 1993 NFC Championship Game. That game will also have a Nickelodeon-themed broadcast in the same manner as last year’s wildly popular Bears-Saints matchup.

Monday, Jan. 17

Arizona Cardinals (11-6) at Los Angeles Rams (12-5) (ABC/ESPN, 8:15 p.m. ET): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick

The first-ever Monday night playoff game will be given the full Megacast treatment with coverage on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes. ESPN2 will have the Manningcast version so Peyton and Eli can break down the third meeting of the year between the Cardinals and Rams.

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