NEW YORK (AP) — CBS lead analyst Phil Simms has followed through on his promise to not say "Redskins" during Washington's nationally televised game against the New York Giants.

The network is airing the matchup Thursday night as part of its new NFL package. Simms first told The Associated Press last month that he would call the team "Washington" during the broadcast.

The former Giants quarterback said he wasn't taking sides on whether the club should change its nickname, but he was sensitive to complaints that the term is offensive.

Simms' broadcast partner, play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, used "Redskins" as usual Thursday. He said last month that it's "not my job to take a stance."

Simms had one awkward "the Washington team" in the first half. He occasionally paused ever-so-slightly before saying "Washington."