The Eagles are the No. 1 seed in the NFC, but the team got the No. 2 Fox booth.
The Birds will take on the No. 6-ranked New York Giants in the Divisional Round of the playoffs Saturday night, but Fox has dedicated its biggest announcing stand — Kevin Burkhart and Greg Olsen — to Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. .
Most Philly sports fans will remember Joe Davis as the voice of the Phillies World Series on Fox. It must sound very familiar to Eagles fans, as he has called three of his five Finals games this season, including their win over the Giants in Week 14.
Davis has earned high praise from Phillies fans, especially for his catch His invitation is from the changing Bryce Harper series. He earned mostly positive reviews, calling his first NFL playoff game this past weekend as the 49ers won against the Seattle Seahawks.
Along with Davis on the wing will be veteran broadcaster Darrell Johnston. Reporting from the sidelines at LINK will be Pam Oliver and Christina Pink.
Eagle fans can also hear the action on 94.1 WIP, where Merrill Reese — the longest-serving NFL announcer — will call the game along with former Eagles wide receiver Mike Quick. Howard Eskin, host of IAP, will report from the sideline.
Reese, 79, has been calling Eagles games since 1977 and is in his 25th season working alongside Quick. earlier this year, Reese signed a new contract That would keep him in the booth through the 2024 season, and the duo did He received a few shout-outs from the NFL’s top broadcasters.
“There is no false excitement in my voice. What you hear is exactly what I feel.” Reese told the Enquirer earlier this season. “I feel like I could do this for a long time to come. I just absolutely love every second of it.”
Here’s everything you need to know to watch or stream the Eagle Giants’ divisional playoff game tonight:
Giants (No. 6) at Eagles (No. 1)
when: Saturday 21st January
where: Lincoln Financial District
time: 8:15 p.m. ET
television: Fox (Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver, Christina Pink)
radio: 94.1 WIP (Meryl Reese, Mike Quick, Howard Eskin)
flow: Fox Sports app (requires authentication), fuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Stream (all require subscription)
Moving: NFL+ (requires subscription)
Rule: Clet Blackman
Read more: Eagles-Giants: Live coverage
What is the game before the Eagles-Giants game?
Before the Birds vs. Giants playoff game, the Jacksonville Jaguars will take on the Kansas City Chiefs, the first-place finisher in the AFC Playoffs.
The Jaguars-Chiefs are set to debut at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC, with Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth on the call. Al Michaels returned to NBC last week only to call the Jaguars’ win over the Los Angeles Chargers because NBC had two wild card games. Tony Dungey, who called the game alongside Michaels, returned to the NBC pre-game show, Football Night in America.
The game features two former Eagles coaches facing off for the first time in the playoffs – Chiefs coach Andy Reid and Jaguars coach Doug Pederson, who has written a column for The Enquirer. Marcus Hayes thinks he should be the NFL Coach of the Year.
“Pederson did everything for the worst franchise in the NFL. He inherited a culture corrupted by the short existence of Urban Meyer and the stench of Doug Maroon,” Hayes wrote. “Pederson has won nine games with a team that’s been 4-29 in the past two seasons and hasn’t made the playoffs in four years.”
The head official had a viral moment at the previous Eagles game
In the Giants game on Saturday, the Eagles tied it with umpire Clete Blackman.
A quick look at the numbers reveals that the Eagles have been 13-1 in games that Blackman has been in charge, including two wins this season against the Steelers on Oct. 30 and the Giants on Dec. 11. Decent amount of yellow flags – Blakeman’s crew has called more than 12 penalties per game this season, Third most in the NFL.
Blackman, 58, is in his 15th season as an NFL official. After serving several seasons as a field judge, he was promoted to umpire during the 2010 season, and went on to call multiple postseason games, including Super Bowl 50. If he looks oddly familiar, that’s because Appears in Madden Football as the game’s referee.
But Blakeman may be best known for announcing a failed penalty during the Eagles-Steelers game, where his attempt to explain a call against Brandon Graham ended up as a viral word-of-mouth.
Who will face the Eagles next week if they win?
If the Eagles defeat the Giants, they will face the winner of Sunday’s Divisional Round game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. With the Birds being the NFC’s MVP of the playoffs, they’ll host the game at the Link, with a limited number of playoff tickets on sale early next week.
The NFC Championship Game will take place Sunday, January 29 at 3 PM ET.
The Eagles went 1-1 against the Cowboys this season. The Birds defeated Dallas 26-17 on October 16, but lost 40-34 on Christmas even when Gardner Minshew played an injured Jalen Hurts. The Eagles did not play the 49ers during the regular season.
The last time the Eagles hosted an NFC Championship Game was in 2018, when they handily defeated the Minnesota Vikings and went on to win Super Bowl LII against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
Inquirer team writers Jeff McLane, EJ Smith, and Josh Tolentino will be writing Covering the event live on Saturday. Smith and Tontino will discuss the Eagles-Lions game live at 6:45 p.m., prior to kickoff. Notes and notes about the game will be in Inquirer.com/Eagles. Don’t forget to sign up for our free daily sports newsletter.
On NFL Network, pregame coverage begins at noon with NFL GameDay Morningsponsored Rich Eisen Together with the analysts Michael Irvin, Kurt WarnerAnd Steve Mariucci. NFL Insider Network Ian Rapoport He will provide live updates throughout the afternoon.
ESPN will broadcast Postseason NFL countdown 10 am Sam Bonder, Teddy Brosci, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss And Rex Ryan. Chris Mortensen And Adam Shifter It will provide live updates.
At 6:30 p.m., Fox 29 will air Game Day LiveIs characterized by Bryland Moore, Gary Cobb, Dave Spadaro, Bill Anderson, Howard Eskin. Fox NFL Sunday (although it’s Saturday) airs at 7:30 p.m., featuring Curt Menifee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jamie JohnsonAnd Jay Glazer.
Coverage begins on NBC at 3 p.m. with the Saturday edition of Football Night in AmericaIs characterized by maria taylor, Tony Dungy and Jason JarrettAnd Jalen Hurtz is a hater Chris SimsAnd Mike Florio (One of the few pundits who picked the Giants to win)And Jack CollinsworthAnd Rodney Harrison. It will also air on NBC Eagles game plan noon John Clark Mike Quickand a web host Ike Reese.