List of AFC Championship Game broadcasters

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The following is a list of the television and radio networks and announcers who have broadcast the American Football Conference Championship Game throughout the years. The years listed concentrate on the season instead of the calendar year that the game took place. The forerunner to the AFC Championship Game (prior to the 1970 AFL–NFL merger) was the AFL Championship Game.

For more details on this topic, see List of AFL Championship Game broadcasters.

Television[edit]

2010s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s) Studio host Studio analysts Trophy presentation
2013 New England at Denver CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Tracy Wolfson James Brown Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason Jim Nantz
2012 Baltimore at New England CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots James Brown Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason Jim Nantz
2011 Baltimore at New England CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Steve Tasker James Brown Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason Jim Nantz
2010 N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Steve Tasker James Brown Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason Jim Nantz

2000s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s) Studio host Studio analysts Trophy presentation
2009[1] N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Steve Tasker James Brown Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason Jim Nantz
2008[2] Baltimore at Pittsburgh CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Steve Tasker James Brown Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason Jim Nantz
2007[3] San Diego at New England CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Steve Tasker James Brown Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason Jim Nantz
2006[4] New England at Indianapolis CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots James Brown Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason Jim Nantz
2005[5] Pittsburgh at Denver CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Armen Keteyian and Bonnie Bernstein Greg Gumbel Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason Greg Gumbel
2004[6] New England at Pittsburgh CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Armen Keteyian and Bonnie Bernstein Greg Gumbel Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason Greg Gumbel
2003[7] Indianapolis at New England CBS Greg Gumbel Phil Simms Armen Keteyian and Bonnie Bernstein Jim Nantz Dan Marino, Deion Sanders and Boomer Esiason Jim Nantz
2002[8] Tennessee at Oakland CBS Greg Gumbel Phil Simms Armen Keteyian and Bonnie Bernstein Jim Nantz Dan Marino, Deion Sanders and Boomer Esiason Jim Nantz
2001[9] New England at Pittsburgh CBS Greg Gumbel Phil Simms Armen Keteyian and Bonnie Bernstein Jim Nantz Mike Ditka, Randy Cross, Jerry Glanville and Deion Sanders Jim Nantz
2000[10] Baltimore at Oakland CBS Greg Gumbel Phil Simms Armen Keteyian and Bonnie Bernstein Jim Nantz Mike Ditka, Craig James, Randy Cross and Jerry Glanville Jim Nantz

1990s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s) Studio host Studio analyst Trophy presentation
1999[11] Tennessee at Jacksonville CBS Greg Gumbel Phil Simms Armen Keteyian and Bonnie Bernstein Jim Nantz Craig James, Randy Cross and Jerry Glanville Jim Nantz
1998[12] N.Y. Jets at Denver CBS Greg Gumbel Phil Simms Armen Keteyian and Michele Tafoya Jim Nantz Marcus Allen, Craig James, Randy Cross and Brent Jones Jim Nantz
1997[13] Denver at Pittsburgh NBC Dick Enberg Phil Simms and Paul Maguire Jim Gray and John Dockery Greg Gumbel and Ahmad Rashād Cris Collinsworth, Sam Wyche and Joe Gibbs Greg Gumbel
1996[14] Jacksonville at New England NBC Dick Enberg Phil Simms and Paul Maguire Jim Gray and Randy Cross Greg Gumbel and Ahmad Rashād Cris Collinsworth, Mike Ditka and Joe Gibbs Greg Gumbel
1995[15] Indianapolis at Pittsburgh NBC Dick Enberg Phil Simms and Paul Maguire Jim Gray and Will McDonough Greg Gumbel and Ahmad Rashād Mike Ditka, Joe Gibbs and Joe Montana Greg Gumbel
1994[16] San Diego at Pittsburgh NBC Dick Enberg Bob Trumpy Jim Gray and Will McDonough[17] Greg Gumbel and Ahmad Rashād[18] Mike Ditka and Joe Gibbs[19] Greg Gumbel[20]
1993[21] Kansas City at Buffalo NBC Dick Enberg Bob Trumpy O. J. Simpson and Will McDonough Jim Lampley Mike Ditka
1992[22] Buffalo at Miami NBC Dick Enberg Bob Trumpy Bob Costas O. J. Simpson, Will McDonough and Buddy Ryan
1991[23] Denver at Buffalo NBC Dick Enberg Bill Walsh Bob Costas O. J. Simpson, Will McDonough and Bill Parcells
1990[24] L.A. Raiders at Buffalo NBC Dick Enberg Bill Walsh Bob Costas O. J. Simpson, Will McDonough

1980s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s) Studio host Studio analyst Trophy presentation
1989[25] Cleveland at Denver NBC Dick Enberg Bill Walsh Jim Donovan Bob Costas O. J. Simpson
1988[26] Buffalo at Cincinnati NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Paul Maguire Bob Costas Ahmad Rashād and Gayle Gardner
1987[27] Cleveland at Denver NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Paul Maguire Bob Costas Ahmad Rashād
1986[28] Denver at Cleveland NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Bob Griese Bob Costas Ahmad Rashād and Paul Maguire
1985[29] New England at Miami NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Bob Griese Bob Costas Ahmad Rashād and Pete Axthelm
1984[30] Pittsburgh at Miami NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Bob Costas Bob Costas Ahmad Rashād and Pete Axthelm
1983[31] Seattle at L.A. Raiders NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Pete Axthelm Len Berman Bill Macatee and Dave Marash
1982[32] N.Y. Jets at Miami NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Bob Griese Len Berman Pete Axthelm and Mike Adamle
1981[33] San Diego at Cincinnati NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Mike Adamle Bryant Gumbel Pete Axthelm
1980[34] Oakland at San Diego NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Mike Adamle Bryant Gumbel

1970s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
1979[35] Houston at Pittsburgh NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Bryant Gumbel and Mike Adamle
1978[36] Houston at Pittsburgh NBC Curt Gowdy John Brodie and Merlin Olsen Bryant Gumbel and Mike Adamle
1977[37] Oakland at Denver NBC Dick Enberg Len Dawson Lee Leonard and Mike Adamle
1976[38] Pittsburgh at Oakland NBC Curt Gowdy Don Meredith Bryant Gumbel
1975[39] Oakland at Pittsburgh NBC Curt Gowdy Al DeRogatis and Don Meredith Jim Simpson
1974[40] Pittsburgh at Oakland NBC Curt Gowdy Al DeRogatis and Don Meredith Jim Simpson
1973[41] Oakland at Miami NBC Curt Gowdy Al DeRogatis Sam DeLuca
1972[42] Miami at Pittsburgh NBC Jim Simpson Kyle Rote Charlie Jones
1971[43] Baltimore at Miami NBC Curt Gowdy Al DeRogatis Charlie Jones
1970[44] Oakland at Baltimore NBC Curt Gowdy Kyle Rote Charlie Jones


Radio[edit]

2010s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
2013 New England at Denver Westwood One Kevin Harlan Dan Fouts Tim Ryan
2012 Baltimore at New England Dial Global Kevin Harlan Dan Fouts Mark Malone
2011 Baltimore at New England Dial Global Dave Sims James Lofton Tony Boselli
2010 N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh CBS/Westwood One Dave Sims James Lofton Hub Arkush

2000s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
2009 N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis CBS/Westwood One Kevin Harlan Randy Cross Mark Malone
2008[45] Baltimore at Pittsburgh CBS/Westwood One Dave Sims Dennis Green John Dockery
2007[46] San Diego at New England CBS/Westwood One Dave Sims Bob Trumpy John Dockery
2006[47] New England at Indianapolis CBS/Westwood One Marv Albert Sam Wyche John Dockery
2005[48] Pittsburgh at Denver CBS/Westwood One Marv Albert Boomer Esiason John Dockery
2004[49] New England at Pittsburgh CBS/Westwood One Marv Albert Boomer Esiason John Dockery
2003[50] Indianapolis at New England CBS/Westwood One Marv Albert Boomer Esiason John Riggins
2002 Oakland at Tennessee CBS/Westwood One Marv Albert Boomer Esiason Warren Moon
2001 New England at Pittsburgh CBS/Westwood One Joel Meyers Bob Trumpy
2000 Baltimore at Oakland CBS/Westwood One Joel Meyers Bob Trumpy

1990s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1999 Tennessee at Jacksonville CBS/Westwood One Joel Meyers Bob Trumpy
1998 N.Y. Jets at Denver CBS/Westwood One Joel Meyers Jack Ham
1997 Denver at Pittsburgh CBS/Westwood One Joel Meyers Jack Ham
1996 Jacksonville at New England CBS/Westwood One Brad Sham Pat Haden
1995 Indianapolis at Pittsburgh CBS/Westwood One Howard David Pat Haden
1994 San Diego at Pittsburgh CBS Howard David Pat Haden
1993 Kansas City at Buffalo CBS Howard David Pat Haden
1992 Buffalo at Miami CBS Howard David John Dockery
1991 Denver at Buffalo CBS Howard David Pat Haden
1990 L.A. Raiders at Buffalo CBS Jim Nantz John Dockery

1980s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1989 Cleveland at Denver CBS Jim Nantz Pat Haden
1988 Buffalo at Cincinnati CBS Jim Nantz Pat Haden
1987 Cleveland at Denver CBS Dick Stockton Pat Haden
1986 Denver at Cleveland NBC Mel Proctor Dave Rowe
1985 New England at Miami NBC Mel Proctor Dave Rowe
1984 Pittsburgh at Miami CBS Jack Buck Hank Stram
1983 Seattle at L.A. Raiders CBS Lindsey Nelson Jim Kelly
1982 N.Y. Jets at Miami CBS Lindsey Nelson Jim Kelly
1981 San Diego at Cincinnati CBS Lindsey Nelson Jim Kelly
1980 Oakland at San Diego CBS Lindsey Nelson Jim Kelly

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ 2008 NFL Commentator Crews
  3. ^ 2007 NFL Commentator Crews
  4. ^ 2006 NFL Commentator Crews
  5. ^ 2005 NFL Commentator Crews
  6. ^ 2004 NFL Commentator Crews
  7. ^ 2003 NFL Commentator Crews
  8. ^ 2002 NFL Commentator Crews
  9. ^ 2001 NFL Commentator Crews
  10. ^ 2000 NFL Commentator Crews
  11. ^ 1999 NFL Commentator Crews
  12. ^ 1998 NFL Commentator Crews
  13. ^ 1997 NFL Commentator Crews
  14. ^ 1996 NFL Commentator Crews
  15. ^ 1995 NFL Commentator Crews
  16. ^ 1994 NFL Commentator Crews
  17. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQEFcO4Zck&feature=related
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  20. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux7976lstmQ&feature=related
  21. ^ 1993 NFL Commentator Crews
  22. ^ 1992 NFL Commentator Crews
  23. ^ 1991 NFL Commentator Crews
  24. ^ 1990 NFL Commentator Crews
  25. ^ 1989 NFL Commentator Crews
  26. ^ 1988 NFL Commentator Crews
  27. ^ 1987 NFL Commentator Crews
  28. ^ 1986 NFL Commentator Crews
  29. ^ 1985 NFL Commentator Crews
  30. ^ 1984 NFL Commentator Crews
  31. ^ 1983 NFL Commentator Crews
  32. ^ 1982 NFL Commentator Crews
  33. ^ 1981 NFL Commentator Crews
  34. ^ 1980 NFL Commentator Crews
  35. ^ 1979 NFL Commentator Crews
  36. ^ 1978 NFL Commentator Crews
  37. ^ 1977 NFL Commentator Crews
  38. ^ 1976 NFL Commentator Crews
  39. ^ 1975 NFL Commentator Crews
  40. ^ 1974 NFL Commentator Crews
  41. ^ 1973 NFL Commentator Crews
  42. ^ 1972 NFL Commentator Crews
  43. ^ 1971 NFL Commentator Crews
  44. ^ 1970 NFL Commentator Crews
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