When the Washington Football Team hosts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday in a NFC Wild Card matchup, NBC will have only two-thirds of its broadcast team in the building.
The network announced Friday that play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico will call the game from his home studio due to COVID-19 protocols. Tony Dungy, who will serve as the color commentator, and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen will both be at FedEx Field in Maryland for the game.
It is unknown whether Tirico has tested positive for the virus or been exposed to someone who has.
The virus has caused logistical issues for various NFL broadcasters as the season progressed. Al Michaels missed a Sunday Night Football matchup between the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns during Week 16, with Tirico filling in for him alongside Cris Collinsworth.
Tony Romo of CBS missed his game last week due to virus protocols, and NFL Network's Kurt Warner revealed Friday he will not be in the GameDay Morning studio this weekend because he has tested positive for coronavirus.
ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit was forced to call the national semifinal between Ohio State and Clemson on Jan. 1 from his home after he returned a positive test earlier that week.
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