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Titans - Raiders to be called by Jim Nantz, Tony Romo

The Titans get CBS’s number one broadcasting team.

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The Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders will be meeting in Nashville during week one of the NFL season. CBS thought so much of the game that they are sending their number one broadcasting team to call the game.

That of course means that former Dallas Cowboy Tony Romo will make his regular season debut in Nashville.

Most of you probably don’t care about it being Romo’s television debut, but it’s going to be interesting to see how he transitions into that role. It’s a new era. He can’t be worse than Phil Simms.

The real news here is that the Titans drew the number one team of broadcasters for week one of the NFL season. That’s a big deal. It’s in part thanks to the Raiders, too, but still — the Titans usually get stuck with the second rate announcing crews.

Marcus Mariota vs. Derek Carr has a chance to be one of the next great AFC quarterback rivalries. Both teams are young and there’s a good chance that they’ll meet multiple times down the road in the playoffs. This game deserves the number one crew.

Something about Jim Nantz calling the game makes everything seem like a bigger deal. We’ll see how he and Romo mesh, right off the bat.