Found September 12, 2012 on Awful Announcing:

Chris Berman huffs and puffs back to the studio this week, and while he wasn't necessarily "good" on Monday Night Football, it was not the burning couch fire we all anticipated (and secretly hoped for).  Alas, things get somewhat to normal this week as the first of NFL Network's Thursday Night games debuts with Bears-Packers.  CBS has the national doubleheader at 4 PM ET featuring Jets-Steelers.  The NBC game is Lions-49ers and Falcons-Broncos wraps it up on Monday night.  Full announcing schedule after the jump...

Thursday, September 13

Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers [NFLN 8:20PM] Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock & Alex Flanagan

Sunday, September 16

Baltimore Ravens @ Philadelphia Eagles [CBS 1PM] Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars [CBS 1PM] Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
Oakland Raiders @ Miami Dolphins [CBS 1PM] Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots
Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals [CBS 1PM] Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker
Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills [CBS 1PM] Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants [FOX 1PM] Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Pam Oliver
Minnesota Vikings @ Indianapolis Colts [FOX 1PM] Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick & Laura Okmin
Arizona Cardinals @ New England Patriots [FOX 1PM] Dick Stockton, John Lynch & Jennifer Hale
New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers [FOX 1PM] Ron Pitts, Mike Martz

Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks [FOX 4:05PM] Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Washington Redskins @ St. Louis Rams [FOX 4:05PM] Chris Myers, Tim Ryan & Jaime Maggio

New York Jets @ Pittsburgh Steelers [CBS 4:25PM] Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Tennessee Titans @ San Diego Chargers [CBS 4:25PM] Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts

Detroit Lions @ San Francisco 49ers [NBC 8:20PM] Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth & Michelle Tafoya

Monday, September 17

Denver Broncos @ Atlanta Falcons [ESPN 8:30PM] Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden & Lisa Salters

H/T Sammy!


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