The first name that's slated is the play-by-play man while the color commentator or commentators are slated second.

1960s[edit | edit source]

1960[edit | edit source]

  1. Lindsey Nelson/Frank Albert (NBC only covered Colts and Steelers home games during this particular period)

1961[edit | edit source]

  1. Lindsey Nelson/Frank Albert

1965[edit | edit source]

  • From 1965-1969, NBC covered the American Football League.
  1. Curt Gowdy/Paul Christman
  2. Jim Simpson/George Ratterman
  3. Charlie Jones/Elmer Angsman
  4. Herb Carneal/Andy Robustelli

1966[edit | edit source]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Paul Christman
  2. Jim Simpson/George Ratterman
  3. Charlie Jones/Elmer Angsman
  4. Lou Boda/Lee Grosscup
  • Simpson and Ratterman provided radio coverage for Super Bowl I.

1967[edit | edit source]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Paul Christman
  2. Jim Simpson/Kyle Rote
  3. Charlie Jones/George Ratterman
  4. Jay Randolph/Elmer Angsman
  • Week 4 of the 1967 AFL season coincided with the race for the American League pennant. NBC decided to focus on their baseball coverage instead of covering the early games; thus resulting in Curt Gowdy calling the Twins-Red Sox game; Jim Simpson calling the Angels-Tigers game); while the AFL schedule resulted in the two early games (Broncos-Oilers and Dolphins-Jets games not being televised with another Chargers-Bills game being a locally televised game airing only in San Diego on then-NBC affiliate KOGO (now ABC affiliate KGTV).

1968[edit | edit source]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Al DeRogatis
  2. Jim Simpson/Kyle Rote
  3. Charlie Jones/George Ratterman
  4. Jay Randolph/Elmer Angsman
  5. Bill Enis/Chris Burford
  6. Len Dillon/Chris Burford (Week 10, Kansas City-Cincinnati)
  7. Bill Mazer/George Ratterman (Week 10, Miami-Buffalo)

Curt Gowdy, Kyle Rote, Jim Simpson and Al DeRogatis would work double-duty in Week 13:

  • Gowdy and Rote: Houston-Kansas City on Thursday, Miami-NY Jets on Sunday
  • Simpson: Buffalo-Oakland (Thursday w/Al DeRogatis), Cincinnati-Boston (Sunday w/Elmer Angsman)
  • DeRogatis: Buffalo-Oakland, San Diego-Denver (Sunday w/Charlie Jones)
  • The trio of Gowdy, Rote and DeRogatis would each also work two games in Week 1. All three teamed to call Cincinnati-San Diego on Thursday Night, DeRogatis would team with Charlie Jones for Boston-Buffalo on Saturday, and Gowdy and Rote would call Kansas City-Houston on Sunday. The trio would also broadcast Super Bowl III.
  • Late in the season, there were a number of double-duty weeks by announcers. In Week 14, Simpson and DeRogatis called Buffalo-Houston on Saturday, then the following day Simpson called Denver-Oakland while DeRogatis called Cincinnati-NY Jets. The following week, DeRogatis again pulled double-duty, calling Kansas City-Denver on Saturday (with Charlie Jones), then joining Jim Simpson for Oakland-San Diego the next day. Jones called Boston-Houston with George Ratterman also that week.

#1 Announce Team Notes:

  • Al DeGoratis called The Heidi Game with Curt Gowdy in Week 11 (Rote joined Jim Simpson for San Diego-Buffalo).
  • Charlie Jones substituted for Gowdy in Week 5 (Boston-Oakland), while Gowdy called Game 4 of the 1968 World Series.

1969[edit | edit source]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Al DeRogatis
  2. Jim Simpson/Elmer Angsman
  3. Charlie Jones/George Ratterman
  4. Jay Randolph/Elmer Angsma
  5. Bill Enis/Dave Kocourek

Charlie Jones and Jim Simpson worked double-duty during Week 12:

  • Jones: Denver-Kansas City (Thursday w/Elmer Angsman), Miami-Boston (Sunday w/Al DeRogatis)
  • Simpson: San Diego-Houston (Thursday w/Al DeRogatis), Cincinnati-Buffalo (Sunday w/Dave Kocourek)

With this being the final season before the AFL-NFL merger, this was also the final season where both leagues would have Thanksgiving doubleheaders. Starting in 1970, only 2 games would be played on Thanksgiving, with the Lions and Cowboys hosting those games, and an AFC team rotating as the visiting team between Detroit and Dallas every year.

#1 Announce Team Notes:

  • Charlie Jones substituted for Curt Gowdy during Week 5 (NY Jets-Cincinnati), while Gowdy called Game 2 of the 1969 World Series.
  • Al DeRogatis substituted for Kyle Rote in Weeks 9 (San Diego-Kansas City) and 11 (Oakland-Kansas City). Rote paired with Jim Simpson in both instances.

1970s[edit | edit source]

  • From 1970-1997, NBC covered the American Football Conference.

1970[edit | edit source]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Kyle Rote
  2. Jim Simpson/Al DeRogatis
  3. Charlie Jones/George Ratterman
  4. Bill Enis/Johnny Morris
  5. Jay Randolph/Johnny Morris
  6. Ross Porter/Willie Davis
  7. Bill O'Donnell/Dave Kocourek
  • After this season, Al DeRogatis and Kyle Rote swapped positions; resulting in DeRogatis being the #1 color commentator and Rote being the #2 analyst.

1971[edit | edit source]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Al DeRogatis
  2. Jim Simpson/Kyle Rote
  3. Charlie Jones/George Ratterman
  4. Jay Randolph/Paul Maguire
  5. Ross Porter/Willie Davis
  6. Bill Enis/Dave Kocourek
  7. Al Michaels/Johnny Morris
  8. Bill Enis/Paul Maguire (Weeks 7, 10)

1972[edit | edit source]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Al DeRogatis
  2. Jim Simpson/Kyle Rote
  3. Charlie Jones/George Ratterman
  4. Jay Randolph/Paul Maguire
  5. Ross Porter/Dave Kocourek
  6. Bill Enis/Willie Davis
  7. Ken Coleman/Alan Miller (Week 3)

1973[edit | edit source]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Al DeRogatis
  2. Jim Simpson/Kyle Rote
  3. Charlie Jones/Sam DeLuca
  4. Jay Randolph/Paul Maguire
  5. Ross Porter/Willie Davis
  6. Bill Enis, Al Michaels or Bill O'Donnell/Dave Kocourek
  7. Bill Enis/Paul Maguire (Weeks 8, 12-13)
  8. Ken Coleman/Alan Miller
  • Two days before he was assigned to call the regular-season finale between the Houston Oilers and Cincinnati Bengals, Bill Enis died from a heart attack at the age of 39. Al Michaels was brought in to replace Enis in the booth with Dave Kocourek.

1974[edit | edit source]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Al DeRogatis/Don Meredith
  2. Jim Simpson/John Brodie
  3. Charlie Jones/Sam DeLuca
  4. Jay Randolph/Paul Maguire
  5. Ross Porter/Willie Davis
  6. Al Michaels/Mike Haffner
  7. Bill O'Donnell/Johnny Morris
  • This was the final season of what would be Al Michaels' first stint with NBC.
  • Don Meredith comes over to NBC from ABC's Monday Night Football. He would join Curt Gowdy and Al DeRogatis for the playoffs and Super Bowl IX. He also worked that year's Thanksgiving game between Denver and Detroit. In Week 13, he joined Jim Simpson and John Brodie to call Cleveland-Dallas.

1975[edit | edit source]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Al DeRogatis
  2. Jim Simpson/John Brodie
  3. Charlie Jones/Sam DeLuca
  4. Bill O'Donnell/Sam DeLuca
  5. Jay Randolph/Willie Davis
  6. Tim Ryan/Mike Haffner
  7. Bill O'Donnell/Lionel Aldridge
  8. Dick Stockton/Al DeRogatis (Week 12)
  • This was the final season for Al DeRogatis at NBC. He would return briefly in 1988 as a fill-in color commentator during the 1988 Summer Olympics.

1976[edit | edit source]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Al DeRogatis/Don Meredith
  2. Jim Simpson/John Brodie
  3. Charlie Jones/Sam DeLuca
  4. Jack Buck/Paul Maguire
  5. Tim Ryan/Lionel Aldridge
  6. Jay Randolph/Floyd Little
  7. Ross Porter/Mike Haffner
  8. Dick Stockton/Paul Maguire

1977[edit | edit source]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Merlin Olsen
  2. Jim Simpson/John Brodie
  3. Charlie Jones/Paul Maguire
  4. Jack Buck/Jimmy Johnson
  5. Jay Randolph/Floyd Little
  6. Dick Stockton/Len Dawson
  7. Marv Albert/Mike Haffner
  8. Stu Nahan/Andy Russell
  9. Sam Nover/Floyd Little (Week 14)
  10. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen (Weeks 6, 14)
  • After this season, Jack Buck would return to CBS Sports, primarily calling games for CBS Radio. Dick Stockton would also return to CBS Sports.

1978[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen/Mike Haffner (Week 16)
  2. Curt Gowdy/John Brodie
  3. Jim Simpson/Paul Warfield
  4. Charlie Jones/Len Dawson
  5. Sam Nover/Mike Haffner
  6. Jay Randolph/Bob Trumpy
  7. Marv Albert/Ed Podolak
  8. Stu Nahan/Paul Maguire
  • The teams of Enberg/Olsen and Gowdy/Brodie began the year as co-head crews. But the unofficial passing of the torch happened on Thanksgiving, when Enberg/Olsen covered Denver-Detroit, while the following Sunday, Gowdy/Brodie covered Seattle-Oakland.
  • Len Dawson joined Dick Enberg in covering the Houston-Miami wild card game, and Charlie Jones in the Houston-New England divisional playoff game.
  • Merlin Olsen would join Curt Gowdy and John Brodie for that season's AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl XIII.
  • After his call of Super Bowl XIII, Curt Gowdy would leave NBC for CBS, calling games with Hank Stram for two seasons.
  • Len Dawson did not work Week 15 due to mourning the death of his wife.

1979[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen
  2. Don Criqui/John Brodie
  3. Charlie Jones/Len Dawson
  4. Sam Nover/Bob Trumpy
  5. Jay Randolph/Paul Maguire
  6. Merle Harmon/George Kunz
  7. Marv Albert/Mike Haffner
  8. Phil Stone/Mike Lucci

1980s[edit | edit source]

1980[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen (Bob Trumpy filled in for Olsen during the Oakland-Philadelphia regular season game)
  2. Don Criqui/John Brodie
  3. Charlie Jones/Len Dawson
  4. Sam Nover/Bob Trumpy
  5. Bob Costas/Gene Washington
  6. Merle Harmon/Carl Eller
  7. Merle Harmon/Mike Haffner
  8. Jay Randolph/Dave Rowe
  • The December 20 game between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins was broadcast without announcers, a one-time experiment by NBC executive producer Don Ohlmeyer.

1981[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen or Paul Maguire
  2. Don Criqui/John Brodie or Bob Trumpy
  3. Charlie Jones/Len Dawson
  4. Bob Costas/Bob Trumpy
  5. Marv Albert/Gene Washington
  6. Jay Randolph/Mike Haffner
  7. Merle Harmon/George Kunz
  8. Merle Harmon/Jim Turner
  9. Sam Nover/Dave Rowe
  • The December 12 New York Jets/Cleveland Browns game was handled by Dick Enberg working solo without usual broadcast partner Merlin Olsen. To fill the gap, interviews from both teams would be used where Olsen's commentary would have been fitting.

1982[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen or Paul Maguire
  2. Don Criqui/John Brodie
  3. Charlie Jones/Len Dawson
  4. Bob Costas/Bob Trumpy
  5. Jay Randolph/Bob Griese
  6. Jay Randolph/Gene Washington
  7. Marv Albert/Jim Turner
  8. Phil Stone/Mike Haffner
  9. Mike Haffner/Dave Rowe (Weeks 4-5)
  • Dick Enberg teamed with John Brodie to call the Week 1 game between the Raiders-49ers, and then with Len Dawson for the Week 2 game between the Raiders and Falcons.

1983[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen
  2. Marv Albert, Phil Stone or Don Criqui/John Brodie or Bob Trumpy or Reggie Rucker
  3. Charlie Jones/Bob Griese
  4. Bob Costas or Jay Randolph/Bob Trumpy
  5. Don Criqui/Jim Turner, Ahmad Rashad or Gene Washington
  6. Jay Randolph, Merle Harmon or Marv Albert/Gene Washington, Bob Chandler, Reggie Rucker or Dave Rowe
  7. Phil Stone/Bob Chandler, Reggie Rucker, Mike Adamle, Dave Rowe, Gene Washington or Jim Turner
  8. Merle Harmon or Gary Gerould/Dave Rowe or Jim Turner
  • This was Bob Costas' last season in the booth before being promoted as the new host (replacing Len Berman) of NFL '84.

1984[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen
  2. Marv Albert, Jay Randolph, Phil Stone/Marty Glickman/John Brodie (this team called almost all New York Jets games on NBC that season)
  3. Charlie Jones/Jay Randolph/Bob Griese
  4. Don Criqui, Jay Randolph/Len Berman/Bob Trumpy
  5. Len Berman, Jay Randolph, Todd Donoho/Phil Stone/Gene Washington
  6. Phil Stone, Bill Wilkerson, Gary Gerould, Jay Randolph/Todd Donoho/Reggie Rucker
  7. Gary Gerould/Bill Wilkerson/Harvey Martin
  8. Phil Stone, Gary Gerould/Bill Wilkerson/Dave Rowe

1985[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen
  2. Don Criqui/Bob Trumpy
  3. Marv Albert or Jay Randolph/Bob Griese
  4. Charlie Jones, Phil Stone, Jay Randolph or Gary Gerould/Sam Rutigliano
  5. Tom Hammond, Jay Randolph , Phil Stone or Len Berman/Reggie Rucker
  6. Phil Stone, Tom Hammond, Jay Randolph or Charlie Jones/Jimmy Cefalo
  7. Len Berman, Phil Stone, Tom Hammond or Gary Gerould/Bob Kuechenberg
  8. Fred Roggin, Bob Lobel, Phil Stone, Tom Hammond, Len Berman or Gary Gerould/Dave Rowe
  • During this and the season that followed, #2 team broadcasters Criqui and Trumpy were the lead broadcast team on NBC Radio.
  • Bob Griese would work the 1985 AFC Championship game as a field reporter, and would serve as a third commentator for Super Bowl XX.

1986[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen
  2. Don Criqui or Len Berman/Bob Trumpy
  3. Marv Albert/Bob Griese (following this season, Griese would move to ABC as a college football analyst)
  4. Charlie Jones/Jimmy Cefalo/Bob Griese (Week 15; Jones, Cefalo, and Griese called the Miami-LA Rams game)
  5. Len Berman/John Hannah
  6. Gary Gerould/Butch Johnson
  7. Tom Hammond/Dave Rowe
  8. Bob Lobel/Reggie Rucker
  9. Gary Gerould/Sam Rutigliano
  10. Tom Hammond/Jon Morris (Weeks 2, 16)

1987[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen or Paul Maguire
  2. Don Criqui/Bob Trumpy
  3. Marv Albert/Joe Namath
  4. Charlie Jones/Jimmy Cefalo
  5. Mel Proctor/Reggie Rucker
  6. Gary Gerould/Sam Rutigliano
  7. Tom Hammond/Dave Casper
  8. Jay Randolph/Michael Jackson
  9. Fred Roggin/Dave Lapham
  10. Jim Donovan/Paul Maguire (Week 6)
  11. Tom Hammond/Tom Jackson (Week 8)
  12. Gayle Sierens/Dave Rowe (Week 15; on the December 27 game between the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs, Sierens from NBC's Tampa affiliate WFLA (then WXFL-TV) would become the first female play-by-play announcer in NFL history)

1988[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen (This would be Olsen's final season as the main color commentator)
  2. Marv Albert/Paul Maguire
  3. Don Criqui/Bob Trumpy
  4. Charlie Jones/Jimmy Cefalo
  5. Jim Donovan/Jon Morris
  6. Tom Hammond/Joe Namath
  7. Gary Gerould/Reggie Rucker
  8. Mel Proctor/Joe Namath
  9. Sam Nover/Jon Morris
  10. Jay Randolph/Reggie Rucker or Dave Rowe
  11. Fred Roggin/Larry Csonka or Jerry Kramer
  12. Merle Harmon/Paul Hornung, Joe Namath or Al DeRogatis (Worked during Olympics)
  13. Kevin Slaten/Dave Lapham (Weeks 2-5) (Worked during Olympics)
  14. Steve Grad/Jon Morris (Week 5 only; Morris had nine analyst assignments in the 16 weeks of the season, and was paired with seven different play-by-play men [only working with Hammond and Nover twice each])
  15. Curt Gowdy/Jerry Kramer (Week 6 only)

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

See also: Olympics on NBC

  • Olympic replacement: During the 1988 season, in order to fulfill Olympic obligations, NBC brought in legendary announcers to fill in for the regular play-by-play men, while they were covering the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Replacement announcers during the Olympic period included Ray Scott, Merle Harmon, Chuck Thompson and Al DeRogatis.
    • Albert was off in Seoul during the Olympics doing boxing, and spent the three weeks after that covering post-season baseball.
    • Criqui and Trumpy were off in Seoul during the Olympics. Criqui called swimming and Trumpy called volleyball.
    • Jones and Cefalo were off in Seoul during the Olympics. Jones called track & field and Cefalo served as the daytime host.
    • Enberg was off in Seoul during the Olympics. He served as host for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
    • Jay Randolph was in Seoul during the Olympics. He called baseball during the Games.

1989[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Bob Trumpy
  2. Charlie Jones/Merlin Olsen
  3. Marv Albert/Bob Trumpy
  4. Don Criqui/Ahmad Rashad
  5. Joel Meyers/Paul Maguire
  6. Tom Hammond/Joe Namath
  7. Jim Donovan/Jimmy Cefalo
  8. Fred Roggin/Lyle Alzado
  • Merlin Olsen would move over to CBS the following season.
  • Lyle Alzado would leave NBC after the 1989 season in order to attempt a comeback as a player.

1990s[edit | edit source]

1990[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Bob Trumpy
  2. Marv Albert/Paul Maguire
  3. Don Criqui/Bob Trumpy
  4. Charlie Jones/Todd Christensen
  5. Joel Meyers/Ahmad Rashad
  6. Tom Hammond/Joe Namath
  7. Jim Donovan/Cris Collinsworth
  8. Fred Roggin/Jim Laslavic

1991[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Bill Walsh
  2. Charlie Jones/Todd Christensen
  3. Marv Albert/Paul Maguire
  4. Tom Hammond/Joe Namath
  5. Don Criqui/Bob Trumpy or Ahmad Rashad
  6. Joel Meyers/Dan Hampton
  7. Jim Donovan/Beasley Reece
  8. Mel Proctor/Jim Laslavic
  • Dick Enberg and Bill Walsh did not call any games during Weeks 9-12 of the 1991 NFL season due to being assigned to covering Notre Dame home games on NBC (this being the network's first season as the home of Fighting Irish home games).
  • Bill Walsh left NBC after this season to return to coaching at Stanford.
  • Bill Parcells was originally hired after leaving the New York Giants as a panelist for NFL Live!; however, he would be assigned early in the 1991 season as a substitute for Paul Maguire while Maguire recovered from a heart attack. Meanwhile, for Week 1 Marv Albert substituted as host of NFL Live!; as regular host Bob Costas along with O.J. Simpson; play-by-play broadcaster Tom Hammond and analyst Todd Christensen were assigned to cover the world track and field championships in Tokyo, Japan.

1992[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Bob Trumpy
  2. Marv Albert/Bill Parcells
  3. Charlie Jones/Todd Christensen
  4. Don CriquiPaul Maguire
  5. Jim Lampley/Ahmad Rashad
  6. Dan Hicks/Joe Namath
  7. Joel Meyers/Beasley Reece
  8. Jim Donovan/Dan Hampton (Week 17 only)
  • Bill Parcells left after this season to take the New England Patriots head coaching job.
  • Jim Lampley replaced Bob Costas as host of the NFL on NBC pregame show NFL Live in 1993.

1993[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Bob Trumpy
  2. Marv Albert/Paul Maguire
  3. Charlie Jones/Todd Christensen
  4. Don Criqui or Drew Goodman/Beasley Reece
  • The open option for the #6 and #7 broadcast teams include Bob Costas, Dan Hicks, Drew Goodman, and Jim Donovan at play-by-play, and Joe Gibbs, Dan Hampton, and Mike Ditka at analyst.
  • Joe Gibbs would join Mike Ditka at NFL Live! the following season, while Ahmad Rashad would return as co-host with Greg Gumbel. After this season, Bob Costas' role on The NFL on NBC would be reduced to presenting feature stories and interviews.
  • O.J. Simpson would be a sideline reporter for several announcing crews during the season, including Super Bowl XXVIII alongside Todd Christensen. Simpson would be gone following the season due to the O.J. Simpson murder case.

1994[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Bob Trumpy and Paul Maguire
  2. Marv Albert/Paul Maguire
  3. Charlie Jones/Randy Cross
  4. Jim Lampley/Todd Christensen
  5. Tom Hammond/Cris Collinsworth
  6. Don Criqui/Beasley Reece
  7. Dan Hicks/Bob Golic
  8. Mike Bush/Dan Hampton (Week 2 only)

1995[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Phil Simms and Paul Maguire
  2. Marv Albert/Cris Collinsworth
  3. Charlie Jones/Randy Cross
  4. Tom Hammond/Bob Trumpy
  5. Jim Lampley/Bob Golic
  6. Don Criqui/Beasley Reece (This duo called almost all of the Jacksonville Jaguars games airing on NBC that season)
  7. Dan Hicks/Tunch Ilkin

In Week 4, Phil Simms and Paul Maguire joined Tom Hammond at Notre Dame to call the game played against Texas on September 23.

Week 10, November 5 - Tom Hammond/Chris Collinsworth worked the Buffalo @ Indianapolis game.

In Week 13 (Thanksgiving Weekend), Dick Enberg called the Thanksgiving Day game between Kansas City and Dallas with regular partners Phil Simms and Paul Maguire, and on that Sunday Marv Albert called Pittsburgh/Cleveland with Paul Maguire, prompting other play-by-play announcers to move up (Dan Hicks and Cris Collinsworth, Tom Hammond and Bob Trumpy, and Don Criqui and Bob Golic).

1996[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Phil Simms and Paul Maguire
  2. Marv Albert/Randy Cross (Week 16) or Paul Maguire (Week 17)
  3. Charlie Jones/Randy Cross
  4. Tom Hammond/Bob Trumpy
  5. Jim Lampley/Bob Golic
  6. Don Criqui/Beasley Reece
  7. Dan Hicks/Bart Oates
  • Sam Wyche would replace Mike Ditka on the NFL on NBC pregame show for the 1997 season.

1997[edit | edit source]

  1. Dick Enberg/Phil Simms and Paul Maguire
  2. Marv Albert or Tom Hammond/Randy Cross
  3. Charlie Jones/Bob Trumpy
  4. Tom Hammond/Jim Kelly
  5. Don Criqui/Jim Mora
  6. Mike Breen/James Lofton (mostly NY Jets games)
  7. Dan Hicks/Beasley Reece
  8. Bob Fitzgerald/Jim Laslavic (Week 9)
  • Following Week 3, Marv Albert was fired by NBC because of sexual assault charges pressed against him. Albert, also the voice of NBA on NBC at the time, was replaced in both venues. Tom Hammond would eventually move up to the #2 team, while Dan Hicks would primarily call games with Hammond's old partner, Jim Kelly.
  • During AFC Divisional Playoffs, NBC used three-man booths. Bob Trumpy joined Tom Hammond and Randy Cross on the New England at Pittsburgh game. While Dick Enberg, Phil Simms, and Paul Maguire called the Denver at Kansas City game.
  • 3-man booths were near-prevalent in the aftermath of Marv Albert's firing. Below is a list of games with 3-man broadcast teams outside of NBC's #1 team of Dick Enberg, Phil Simms, and Paul Maguire.

- Week 3: Seattle-Indianapolis (Jones, Trumpy, Mora)

- Week 6: Kansas City-Miami (Jones, Trumpy, Cross)

- Week 7: Buffalo-New England (Hammond, Cross, Kelly); Cincinnati-Tennessee (Jones, Trumpy, Mora)

- Week 8: Pittsburgh-Cincinnati (Hicks, Trumpy, Kelly)

- Week 10: Miami-Buffalo (Hicks, Maguire, Kelly)

- Week 11: Kansas City-Jacksonville (Hicks, Kelly, Lofton); NY Jets-Miami (Jones, Trumpy, Cross)

- Week 16: Jacksonville-Buffalo (Meyers, Maguire, Kelly)

- Week 17: Indianapolis-Minnesota (Criqui, Mora, Cross)

  • This was the final season of NBC's coverage of the AFC, and final coverage of the NFL until 2006. CBS took over AFC coverage the following year. Also at CBS, Randy Cross would become the #2 analyst, Sam Wyche would leave the pregame show to become the #3 analyst, and Don Criqui and Beasley Reece would reunite for the 1998 season. Dick Enberg would stay with NBC for another two years before joining CBS in 2000, where he would be the #2 announcer until 2005. Cris Collinsworth join Fox NFL Sunday where he would team up with Buck and Aikman.

2000s[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning in 2006, NBC returned to the NFL for the first time since 1997 (when they last had the AFC package) to broadcast Sunday night games. NBC replaced ESPN as the Sunday Night broadcaster.

2006[edit | edit source]

  1. Al Michaels/John Madden/Andrea Kremer
  2. Tom Hammond/Cris Collinsworth/Bob Neumeier (Wild Card Saturday)

2007[edit | edit source]

  1. Al Michaels/John Madden/Andrea Kremer
  2. Tom Hammond/Cris Collinsworth/Bob Neumeier (Wild Card Saturday)

2008[edit | edit source]

  1. Al Michaels/John Madden or Cris Collinsworth/Andrea Kremer
    • During Week 7 (Seattle at Tampa Bay), Madden was given an off-week to alleviate a hectic coast-to-coast bus travel schedule which would have taken him from Jacksonville to San Diego to Tampa in 3 weeks.
  2. Tom Hammond/Cris Collinsworth/Bob Neumeier (Wild Card Saturday)

2009[edit | edit source]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Andrea Kremer
  2. Tom Hammond/Joe Gibbs and Joe Theismann/Bob Neumeier (Wild Card Saturday)
  • Cris Collinsworth was promoted to the lead color commentator slot following the retirement of John Madden. This marks the second time Collinsworth had replaced Madden as a lead commentator, getting bumped to the top slot on Fox coverage alongside Joe Buck and Troy Aikman following Madden's departure for Monday Night Football.
  • The announcement of Joe Gibbs as one of the color commentators for the Wild Card Saturday playoff games marked Joe Gibbs' return to NBC's NFL coverage; where following his first retirement from the Redskins, he served as an occasional commentator on regional coverage during the 1993 NFL season before becoming a panelist on NFL Live!/NFL on NBC between the 1994 season until NBC lost NFL coverage after Super Bowl XXXII.

2010s[edit | edit source]

2010[edit | edit source]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Andrea Kremer
  2. Tom Hammond/Mike Mayock/Alex Flanagan (Wild Card Saturday)
  • Beginning with the 2010 season, NBC elected to use the Notre Dame football broadcast team as its #2 Wild Card Weekend broadcast team, calling the early game, as Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan joined Tom Hammond.

2011[edit | edit source]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Michele Tafoya
  2. Tom Hammond/Mike Mayock/Alex Flanagan
  3. Dan Hicks/Mike Mayock and Doug Flutie/Alex Flanagan and Randy Moss (Pro Bowl)

2012[edit | edit source]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Michele Tafoya
  2. Dan Hicks/Mike Mayock/Alex Flanagan (Wild Card Saturday)

Dan Hicks filled in for Al Michaels on the preseason matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Al Michaels took some time off during that game after anchoring NBC's daytime coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Hicks also replaced Tom Hammond on the Notre Dame broadcast team at this point.

2013[edit | edit source]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Michele Tafoya
  2. Dan Hicks/Mike Mayock/Alex Flanagan (Wild Card Saturday)
  • This was the last wildcard playoff doubleheader on NBC for the foreseeable future. For 2014, ESPN aired 1 wild card playoff game, and from 2015 onward ABC will simulcast ESPN's presentation of the Wild Card playoff game. NBC will only air 1 wildcard playoff game and will air 1 divisional playoff game.

2014-2015[edit | edit source]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Michele Tafoya

2016-2017[edit | edit source]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Michele Tafoya (Sunday Night Football) or Heather Cox (Thursday Night Football). Cox joins Tafoya for week 17 and the NFL Playoffs
  2. Mike Tirico/Doug Flutie and Tony Dungy/Heather Cox (Christmas Game/Thursday Night Specials)

NBC often mixed these commentator groupings for 2016. Under league contract, Michaels and Collinsworth called all of the games in the Thursday Night Football package that aired on NBC along with most Sunday nights. In general, Tafoya served as sideline reporter for Sunday games and Cox for Thursday games, with both sharing duties through the playoffs. Tirico called play-by-play for secondary games in weeks 15 and 16, and filled in for Michaels for SNF assignments in Weeks 11 and 12.

2017[edit | edit source]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Michele Tafoya (Sunday Night Football)
  2. Mike Tirico/Cris Collinsworth/Heather Cox (Thursday Night Football)
  3. Mike Tirico/Kurt Warner/Heather Cox (Christmas Game/Thursday Night Specials)

The NFL waived its contract requirement for the 2017 season, allowing Mike Tirico to call all games on Thursdays, while Al Michaels remained on Sundays.

2018-present[edit | edit source]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Michele Tafoya/Terry McAulay (Sunday Night Football)
  2. Mike Tirico/Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison/Michele Tafoya (SNF Thanksgiving Day game)
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