Earlier this season it was understood that the NFL was not going to allow Mike Tirico to replace Al Michaels in the NBC booth. However, Tirico will be in the booth calling for NBC. Al Michaels clearly the long-time fan favorite, stated that it is nice to have a bye-week. So this move will be temporary.
Tirico will join Collinsworth, starting this Sunday, when the Green Bay Packers take on the Washington Redskins. Tirico will also join Collinsworth for the Thanksgiving night game as the Pittsburg Steelers take on the Indianapolis Colts and again in week 12’s Sunday night game when the Chiefs take on the Broncos.