Since the Tennessee Titans, an AFC squad, are the visiting team in an inter-conference matchup, CBS will be broadcasting the game this week at 1:15pm pacific time. The broadcasting crew this week consists of play-by-play man Ian Eagle and color commentator Rich Gannon.
I've heard both of these announcers in the past, but it's been long enough that I can't recall very many specifics about either announcer. They do represent the #5 crew for CBS though. Nothing spectacular, but as long as I don't have to listen to Jim Nantz I'm fine. "Hello friends..."
It's been a while since hearing Gannon, but I thought I recalled he was actually a half-decent color guy. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. One plus to having a QB as the color guy, is that we'll hopefully get some solid breakdown of Alex Smith. Smith will be making his second start of the year so I'm certainly curious to hear what a solid QB like Gannon has to say. Gannon was an athletic QB in college before taking some time to find his way in the NFL. I'd imagine he'll have plenty to say about Alex Smith.