The New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers take center stage this Sunday afternoon in a spooky Halloween matchup. Who is on the call for this NFC South showdown?
After moving to 4-2 on the year, the Saints look to knock off the defending champions this weekend in the Caesars Superdome. It won’t be easy, of course, and the Buccaneers’ 6-1 record is a strong indicator that they’re a force to be reckoned with once again.
With this game easily being the best in a weak late afternoon slate, it makes perfect sense that it’ll have the best FOX broadcast team. Joe Davis, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, and Tom Rinaldi are on the call in the Big Easy this weekend, reflecting the network’s anticipation for this game.
Before anyone wonders, no, Joe Davis isn’t a typo. Joe Buck, who is usually a part of this broadcast team, is calling the World Series so he will not be available for this showdown in New Orleans. Say what you want about Buck, but the guy has a great voice, and hearing his voice is a reminder that the two teams playing are the “best” on the FOX slate.
This crew called the first matchup between these two teams last year and we all know how that game ended up going. It was the first of two regular-season victories NOLA would notch against the trendy Bucs.
The other three late afternoon games are Seahawks/Jaguars, Chargers/Patriots, and Broncos/Washington. Yuck, yuck, and yuck.
Saints/Buccaneers have the best broadcast team of the week.
This game should be competitive and the broadcast team reflects that. New Orleans is still looking to prove to the NFL world that they’re a good team while the Buccaneers are trying to fight for that No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Not having Buck as the main announcer is unfortunate but there should be plenty of opportunities for the Saints to land this broadcast team again. For now, we’ll get the sultry voice of Joe Davis instead.