List of NFC Wild Card Playoff Game broadcasters

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The following is a list of the television and radio networks and sports announcers that have broadcast the Wild Card Playoff games in the National Football Conference throughout the years. It does not include any announcers who may have appeared on local radio broadcasts produced by the participating teams.

The years listed concentrate on the season instead of the calendar year that the game took place.

Television[edit]

2010s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
2013 New Orleans-Philadelphia
San Francisco-Green Bay
NBC
Fox
Al Michaels
Joe Buck
Cris Collinsworth
Troy Aikman
Michele Tafoya
Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews
2012 Minnesota-Green Bay
Seattle-Washington
NBC
Fox
Al Michaels
Joe Buck
Cris Collinsworth
Troy Aikman
Michele Tafoya
Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews
2011 Detroit-New Orleans
Atlanta-New York Giants
NBC
Fox
Al Michaels
Joe Buck
Cris Collinsworth
Troy Aikman
Michele Tafoya
Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
2010 New Orleans-Seattle
Green Bay-Philadelphia
NBC
Fox
Tom Hammond
Joe Buck
Mike Mayock
Troy Aikman
Alex Flanagan
Pam Oliver and Chris Myers

2000s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
2009 Philadelphia-Dallas
Green Bay-Arizona
NBC
Fox
Al Michaels
Joe Buck
Cris Collinsworth
Troy Aikman
Andrea Kremer
Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
2008 Atlanta-Arizona
Philadelphia-Minnesota
NBC
Fox
Tom Hammond
Joe Buck
Cris Collinsworth
Troy Aikman
Tiki Barber
Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
2007 Washington-Seattle
New York Giants-Tampa Bay
NBC
Fox
Tom Hammond
Joe Buck
Cris Collinsworth
Troy Aikman
Bob Neumeier
Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
2006 Dallas-Seattle
New York Giants-Philadelphia
NBC
Fox
Al Michaels
Joe Buck
John Madden
Troy Aikman
Andrea Kremer
Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
2005 Washington-Tampa Bay
Carolina-New York Giants
ABC
Fox
Mike Patrick
Joe Buck
Joe Theismann and Paul Maguire
Troy Aikman
Suzy Kolber
Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
2004 St. Louis-Seattle
Minnesota-Green Bay
ABC
Fox
Mike Patrick
Joe Buck
Joe Theismann and Paul Maguire
Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth
Suzy Kolber
Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
2003 Dallas-Carolina
Seattle-Green Bay
ABC
Fox
Al Michaels
Joe Buck
John Madden
Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth
Lisa Guerrero
Chris Myers
2002 Atlanta-Green Bay
New York Giants-San Francisco
ABC
Fox
Al Michaels
Joe Buck
John Madden
Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth
Melissa Stark
Pam Oliver
2001 Tampa Bay-Philadelphia
San Francisco-Green Bay
ABC
Fox
Mike Patrick
Pat Summerall
Joe Theismann and Paul Maguire
John Madden
Suzy Kolber
Ron Pitts
2000 St. Louis-New Orleans
Tampa Bay-Philadelphia
ABC
Fox
Al Michaels
Pat Summerall
Dan Fouts and Dennis Miller
John Madden
Melissa Stark and Eric Dickerson
D. J. Johnson

1990s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
1999 Detroit-Washington
Dallas-Minnesota
ABC
Fox
Al Michaels
Pat Summerall
Boomer Esiason
John Madden
Lesley Visser
D. J. Johnson and Ron Pitts
1998 Arizona-Dallas
Green Bay-San Francisco
ABC
Fox
Mike Patrick
Pat Summerall
Joe Theismann and Paul Maguire
John Madden
Solomon Wilcots

1997 Minnesota-New York Giants
Detroit-Tampa Bay
ABC
Fox
Mike Patrick
Pat Summerall
Joe Theismann and Ron Jaworski
John Madden
Lesley Visser
Ron Pitts and Pam Oliver
1996 Minnesota-Dallas
Philadelphia-San Francisco
ABC
Fox
Al Michaels
Pat Summerall
Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf
John Madden
Lynn Swann

1995 Detroit-Philadelphia
Atlanta-Green Bay
ABC
Fox
Al Michaels
Pat Summerall
Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf
John Madden
Lynn Swann
Pam Oliver
1994 Detroit-Green Bay
Chicago-Minnesota
ABC
Fox
Brent Musburger
Pat Summerall
Dick Vermeil
John Madden
Lesley Visser
Matt Millen and Anthony Muñoz
1993 Green Bay-Detroit
Minnesota-New York Giants
ABC
CBS
Brent Musburger
Pat Summerall
Dick Vermeil
John Madden
Tim Brant

1992 Washington-Minnesota
Philadelphia-New Orleans
ABC
CBS
Al Michaels
Pat Summerall
Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf
John Madden
Tim Brant

1991 Atlanta-New Orleans
Dallas-Chicago
ABC
CBS
Al Michaels
Pat Summerall
Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf
John Madden
1990 Washington-Philadelphia
New Orleans-Chicago
ABC
CBS
Brent Musburger
Verne Lundquist
Dick Vermeil
John Madden

Notes[edit]

  • In 1990, the league expanded its playoff system from a 10-team to a 12-team tournament. With these changes, three wild card teams (those non-division champions with the conference's best won-lost-tied percentages) qualified, up from two the year before.

1980s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
1989 Los Angeles Rams-Philadelphia CBS Pat Summerall John Madden
1988 Los Angeles Rams-Minnesota CBS Pat Summerall John Madden
1987 Minnesota-New Orleans CBS Pat Summerall John Madden
1986 Washington-Los Angeles Rams CBS Pat Summerall John Madden
1985 San Francisco-New York Giants CBS Pat Summerall John Madden
1984 New York Giants-Los Angeles Rams CBS Pat Summerall John Madden
1983 Los Angeles Rams-Dallas CBS Pat Summerall John Madden
1982 Detroit-Washington
St. Louis-Green Bay
Tampa Bay-Dallas
Atlanta-Minnesota
CBS
CBS
CBS
CBS
Dick Stockton
Tim Ryan
Pat Summerall
Tom Brookshier
Roger Staubach
Johnny Morris
John Madden
Wayne Walker
1981 New York Giants-Philadelphia CBS Pat Summerall John Madden
1980 Los Angeles Rams-Dallas CBS Gary Bender John Madden

Notes[edit]

  • There was no traditional Wild Card playoff round in 1982. A players' strike reduced the regular season to nine games. Thus, the league used a special 16-team playoff format (dubbed the "Super Bowl Tournament"), just for this year. Division standings were ignored. Eight teams from each conference were seeded 1-8 based on their regular season records. Because of the eight-game first round, this was the first (and currently only) time that NFL playoff games were regionally televised across the United States instead of nationwide. This year was also the only season in which the conference championship games were played on separate days.

1970s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
1979 Chicago-Philadelphia CBS Vin Scully George Allen
1978 Philadelphia-Atlanta CBS Gary Bender Hank Stram

Notes[edit]

  • 1978 marked the first year that the playoffs expanded to a ten-team format, adding a second wild card team (a fifth seed) from each conference. The two wild card teams from each conference (the 4 and 5 seeds) would play each other in the first round, called the "Wild Card Playoffs." The division winners (seeds 1, 2, and 3) automatically advanced to the Divisional Playoffs, which became the second round of the playoffs.

Radio[edit]

2010s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
2013 New Orleans-Philadelphia
San Francisco-Green Bay
Westwood One
Westwood One
Kevin Harlan
Tom McCarthy
Boomer Esiason
Rod Woodson
Steve Tasker
Mark Malone
2012 Minnesota-Green Bay
Seattle-Washington
Dial Global
Dial Global
Kevin Harlan
Dave Sims
Dan Fouts
James Lofton
Mark Malone
Hub Arkush
2011 Detroit-New Orleans
Atlanta-New York Giants
Dial Global
Dial Global
Dave Sims
Ian Eagle
James Lofton
Trent Green
Hub Arkush
Laura Okmin
2010 New Orleans-Seattle
Green Bay-Philadelphia
CBS/Westwood One
CBS/Westwood One
Larry Kahn
Ian Eagle
Dan Fouts
Trent Green
Mark Malone
Laura Okmin

2000s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
2009 Philadelphia-Dallas
Green Bay-Arizona
CBS/Westwood One
CBS/Westwood One
Ian Eagle
Marv Albert
Dan Reeves
James Lofton
Kevin Kiley
Tony Boselli
2008 Atlanta-Arizona
Philadelphia-Minnesota
CBS/Westwood One
CBS/Westwood One
Dave Sims
Ian Eagle
Jim Fassel
Mark Malone
Kevin Kiley
Hub Arkush
2007 Washington-Seattle
New York Giants-Tampa Bay
CBS/Westwood One
CBS/Westwood One
Marv Albert
Bill Rosinski
Bob Trumpy
Dan Reeves
Hugh Millen
JP Peterson
2006 Dallas-Seattle
New York-Philadelphia
CBS/Westwood One
CBS/Westwood One
Marv Albert
Dave Sims
Sam Wyche
Bob Trumpy
Kevin Kiley
John Dockery
2005 Washington-Tampa Bay
Carolina-New York Giants
CBS/Westwood One
CBS/Westwood One
Brad Sham
Marv Albert
Jack Ham
John Riggins
Jeff Bostic
John Dockery
2004 St. Louis-Seattle
Minnesota-Green Bay
CBS/Westwood One
CBS/Westwood One
Dave Sims
Brad Sham
Jeff Bostic
Jack Ham
Kevin Kiley
Kenny Albert
2003 Dallas-Carolina
Seattle-Green Bay
CBS/Westwood One
CBS/Westwood One
Joel Meyers
Bob Papa
Bob Trumpy
Jack Ham
Rick Walker
Kellen Winslow
2002 Atlanta-Green Bay
New York Giants-San Francisco
CBS/Westwood One
CBS/Westwood One
Joel Meyers
Brad Sham
Bob Trumpy
Warren Moon
Allen Pinkett
Rick Walker
2001 Tampa Bay-Philadelphia
San Francisco-Green Bay
CBS/Westwood One
CBS/Westwood One
2000 St. Louis-New Orleans
Tampa Bay-Philadelphia
CBS/Westwood One
CBS/Westwood One

1980s[edit]

Season Teams Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
1982 Detroit-Washington

Local Radio[edit]

1980s[edit]

Season Teams Flagship station Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1982 Detroit-Washington WJR-AM (Detroit) Bob Reynolds Frank Beckmann
WMAL-AM (Washington) Frank Herzog Sam Huff and Sonny Jurgenson
St. Louis-Green Bay
Tampa Bay-Dallas
Atlanta-Minnesota