Noah Eagle’s sharp announcing during Texans-Browns drew rave reviews from NFL fans

In the absence of the legendary Al Michaels, we heard a relatively new voice call the Houston Texans’ resounding 45-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on Saturday afternoon. It was young play-by-play commentator Noah Eagle — son of Ian, CBS’s No. 2 NFL announcer — who got the booth with partner Todd Blackledge.

And in the aftermath, the general consensus seems to be that Eagle did quite well while setting up a fantastic moment for the city of Houston.

For one, there was this excellent call after a second Texans’ pick-six to ice the victory:

“Houston, you have no problem with this defense!” – Noah Eagle 🏈🎙️

— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) January 13, 2024

There was also this reference to Houston offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik as a “young man.” Note: Eagle is 26.

26-year-old Noah Eagle, speaking about 36-year-old Bobby Slowik: “He’s an impressive young man.” 😄

— Funhouse (@BackAftaThis) January 13, 2024

Eagle will be NBC’s No. 2 playoff announcer this postseason. Judging by the early returns, the network made a smart decision to give the mic to the rising announcer.

Noah Eagle sounds like a combination of Ian Eagle and Jim Nantz. In other words, he’s pretty damn good.

— Ian O’Connor (@Ian_OConnor) January 13, 2024

With Todd Blackledge sounding like Dan Fouts, the NBC playoff crew with Blackledge and Noah Eagle has an old school CBS feel of The Bird & The Beard

— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) January 13, 2024

Noah Eagle just said “X gon give it to you”… and I have to admire that.

— Ben Kolodzinski (@brkolo) January 9, 2024

Todd Blackledge and Noah Eagle are good in the booth.

— Mark Schipper – 5th Down CFB (@5thDownCFB) January 13, 2024

Blackledge and Noah Eagle are a good combo. Been an enjoyable called game

— John P (@john_p_51) January 14, 2024

Noah Eagle is incredible at this. It’s pretty insane.

— GainesTimeUpdate (@GainesTweets) January 13, 2024

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