The NFL World Was Disgusted By The Lack Of Enthusiasm Displayed By Al Michaels And Tony Dungy

tony dungy and al michaels wild card game.png

NBC/NFL


On Saturday night, one of the great comebacks in recent NFL history took place as the Jacksonville Jaguars came back from being down 27-0 to beat the Los Angeles Chargers by a score of 31-30. If you were only listening to the commentary from Al Michaels and Tony Dungy, though, you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

During and after Saturday night’s Wild Card game between the Jags and Chargers, NFL fans ripped veteran play-by-play man Al Michaels and Super Bowl-winning analyst Tony Dungy for their droll tone and general lack of enthusiasm throughout the game.

Not only were Michaels and Dungy subdued in general, but their comatoseness was only further exasperated by the fact that they were calling one of the greatest playoff comebacks of all time.

While clunky analysis is something fans have come to expect from the perpetually awkward Dungy, the energy of Michaels was particularly shocking considering he spent most of the season calling terrible Thursday Night Football games for Prime Video.

In addition to the Jags’ epic win over Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers, the Wild Card round also featured the Buffalo Bills beating the Miami Dolphins by three points and the Cincinnati Bengals besting the Baltimore Ravens by seven points.

Over in the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers cruised past the Seattle Seahawks while the New York Giants upset the Vikings in Minnesota. On Monday night, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs will host Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys for the final Wild Card weekend matchup.

Next week, in the divisional round, the Chiefs will host the Jags, the Bills will host the Bengals, the Eagles will host the Giants, and the 49ers will face off against the winner of Monday night’s Bucs-Cowboys game.

RELATED: NFL Fans Suspect That Miami Dolphins Head Coach Mike McDaniel Was Ripping A Vape On The Sideline