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Week 1 is set to be a bit awkward for a particular CBS announcer

How? Let us tell you!

Indianapolis Colts v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

We’ve learned today that the Minnesota Vikings’ regular season opener will be broadcast on CBS, and things could get a little bit awkward for one member of the CBS crew that will be calling the game.

CBS has announced that the game will be called by veteran announcer Andrew Catalon, analyst Tiki Barber, sideline reporter A.J. Ross. . .and, making his CBS debut, former NFL quarterback Matt Ryan.

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that his first day in the booth will be significantly better for Ryan than his last trip to U.S. Bank Stadium was. That trip, of course, came in Week 15 of last season when he led the Indianapolis Colts against the Vikings on a Saturday afternoon. After leading the Colts to a 33-0 halftime lead, Ryan and his teammates found themselves on the wrong end of the biggest single comeback in NFL history, as the Vikings came back to win 39-36 in overtime.

I wonder if it will come up during the course of the broadcast.

Kickoff for the Vikings’ opener on CBS is still slated for noon Central time. . .the time that, as we reiterate every week, is the true best time for NFL football to kick off. We’re getting closer to it, folks!