Tirico replacing Michaels for 4 NBC prime-time games

NEW YORK (AP) Mike Tirico will replace Al Michaels as NBC's play-by-play announcer for four prime-time NFL games .

Tirico, who joined the network this summer after handling play-by-play duties on Monday nights for ESPN, will work this Sunday night's Packers-Redskins match. He also will do the Thanksgiving night game between the Steelers and Colts, and the Nov. 27 game between the chiefs and Broncos, partnering with analyst Cris Collinsworth.

That duo also will handle the Dec. 22 Thursday night Giants-Eagles matchup.

Tirico will work with Doug Flutie for the Dec. 17 Dolphins-Jets contest, and on Christmas night, the Ravens-Steelers game, which will be televised on NFL Network.

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