The NFL on CBS is the brand name of the CBS television network's coverage of the National Football League's American Football Conference (AFC) games. CBS' coverage began on September 30, 1956 (the first regular season broadcast was a game between the visiting Washington Redskins against the Pittsburgh Steelers), before the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger. Prior to 1968, CBS had an assigned crew for each NFL team. Thus, CBS became the first network to broadcast some NFL regular season games to selected television markets across the nation. From 1970 until the end of the 1993 season, when Fox won CBS' contract, CBS aired the NFL's National Football Conference games. Since 1975, game coverage has been preceded by pre-game show The NFL Today. In the 1998 season, CBS Sports welcomed back the NFL regular season games, this time the AFC games played, it has been aired live ever sinced.