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Mike Mayock tries to keep it (relatively) simple

NFL Network announcers Alex Flanagan, Mike Mayock and

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Mike Mayock makes no apologies for being a football nerd, but there are times his technical knowledge has caused him only to confuse casual fans who turn to him for analysis on the NFL Network’s Thursday night games.

Three years into his term, though, his boss believes he has had a “breakthrough year’’ in addressing that concern.

“He took the constructive feedback over the last couple...

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Poll results: Simms and Nantz No. 1

CBS Sports announcers Jim Nantz, left, and Phil

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Our online reader polls may carry the same scientific weight as the dust generated from a pencil sharpener, but, hey, they're still interesting.

Here are the results from our latest NFL poll, based on 867 votes.

Which NFL game TV broadcast pairing do you think is the best?

37% -- Jim Nantz and Phil Simms (CBS)

23% -- Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth (NBC)

16% -- Mike...

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NFL flexes Giants-Packers game

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 27: Aaron Rodgers #12

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The NFL announced Friday that the Nov. 17 Packers-Giants game at MetLife Stadium will be flexed out of prime time and moved to 4:25 p.m., allowing the Chiefs at Broncos game to be seen by a national audience on NBC.

CBS had protected that game weeks ago but gave it up at the NFL's request, largely because that Sunday it did not have a national window to put it in. It would have been seen in...

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