In Las Vegas, Ron Kantowski wrote NBC's Mike Tirico does "such a solid, workmanlike job that most of the time you hardly notice him." That "was the case again" during Raiders-Bengals on Saturday, except for "one play late in the first half." Tirico and analyst Drew Brees did not mention the "erroneous toot of an official's whistle" until the Raiders were "well on their way to scoring a countering TD." Perhaps the "shrill blast was muffled by their headphones," but "somebody in the truck should have said something." They "weren't spectacular, but they managed the game well" (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 1/16).
ALLEN & CO.: In Buffalo, Alan Pergament writes it was "impossible" for CBS' Ian Eagle and Charles Davis to "overstate how well" Bills QB Josh Allen played in Saturday's win over the Patriots. Eagle's calls for the five Allen touchdown passes and the two running touchdowns by Bills RB Devin Singletary were "first-rate." Overall, Davis "had a strong game and especially a good job on replays and highlighting key blocks" by the Bills' offensive line (BUFFALO NEWS, 1/17).