Saints vs. Buccaneers: Breaking down the Week 2 announcers
First place in the NFC South is on the line when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to the Superdome for a date with the New Orleans Saints. Both teams won in Week 1, giving them a 1-0 start while the Falcons and Panthers both dropped to 0-1.
A loss in Week 2 to drop either team to 1-1 isn't the end of the world but it's nice to get to 2-0 and have the early head-to-head over a tough division rival.
The Saints haven't had any problems with the Tom Brady-led Buccaneers, going 4-0 against them in the regular season since he joined the division. Last year's games were especially shocking considering how inept the Saints offense was down the stretch. It was the defense that won both of those games for the black and gold.
Broadcast crew for Saints vs. Buccaneers Week 2
With such a big game on Sunday, the Saints and Bucs should get a good crew calling this game, right?
Well, if you thought that, you thought correctly, even though the No. 1 team on FOX looks a little different than it did a year ago. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are no more on FOX, taking their talents to ESPN to call Monday Night Football. That leaves a new No. 1 crew on FOX and the Saints/Bucs have that broadcast team for Week 2.
The aforementioned team includes familiar-face Erin Andrews as the sideline reporter with Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen in the booth calling the game. Burkhardt has also dabbled in baseball and basketball announcing throughout his career.
Olsen, of course, played in the NFL as a tight end for 14 seasons. Saints fans remember him well from his days with the Panthers, where he'd face New Orleans twice a year. He'll know these two teams very well.
Olsen joined FOX after he retired following the 2020 season and was paired with Burkhardt. The two were promoted to the No. 1 crew following Buck and Aikman's departure and will join Andrews. Andrews is no stranger to the sidelines in the NFL and has been the premier sideline reporter for FOX since 2014.
This should be a fun crew for the Saints' Week 2 battle against the Bucs. Let's hope the black and gold move to 5-0 against the Brady-led Bucs!