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Play-by-play saves the day for CBS in lackluster telecast of Ravens loss

Play-by-play saves the day for CBS in lackluster telecast of Ravens loss

Play-by-play announcer Andrew Catalon saved the day for CBS Sports on Sunday in its telecast of the Ravens’ 28-24 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

The production team started the telecast in sleep mode, failing to deliver replays on three of the first four penalties of the game. And the two Steves, Beuerlein and Tasker -- who serve as indistinguishable analysts -- were content with delivering the obvious all afternoon rather than taking viewers deeper into the game with some sense of the dueling sideline strategies, on-the-fly adjustments, mind games and X’s and O’s at play.

Catalon was not only on his game, he was on their games, as well.

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