21st NFL on FOX Schedule Unveiled

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San Francisco at Dallas Kicks Off AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK

Season Premiere on Sunday, Sept. 7

London is Calling – Twice: Atlanta Hosts Detroit in Earliest NFL Kickoff Ever;

Dallas Takes on Jacksonville in Week 10

New York & Los Angeles – On the heels of broadcasting Super Bowl XLVIII, the most-watched television show in U.S. history, and the most-watched NFL on FOX campaign since FOX began broadcasting NFL games in 1994, FOX Sports is set to present its 21st season of National Football League coverage.

 

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2014 NBC “Sunday Night Football” Schedule Announced

nbc-sundaynightfootball22 Game Slate Features 19 Primetime Regular Season Games and 3 Postseason Games including Super Bowl XLIX

NFL Season Begins on NBC Thursday, September 4 with NFL Kickoff 2014 Featuring Russell Wilson & Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks Hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers

Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck Meet Again as Denver Broncos Host Indianapolis Colts in Opening Sunday Night Football Game on September 7

Seahawks visit 49ers in NFC Championship Game Rematch on Thanksgiving Night

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 23, 2014 – America’s No. 1 primetime television show gets “Back to Football” as NBC broadcasts 19 NFL games during the 2014 regular season, featuring: Russell Wilson and the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in NFL Kickoff 2014 on Thursday, September 4; Andrew Luck and Indianapolis visiting Peyton Manning and the AFC Champion Denver Broncos in the opening Sunday Night Football game on September 7; the San Francisco 49ers grand opening of Levi’s Stadium against the Chicago Bears on September 14; and NBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game, featuring a San Francisco rematch of the down-to-the wire NFC Championship Game between the NFC West rivals Seahawks and 49ers.

In addition to kicking off the 2014 NFL season, NBC will crown the Super Bowl XLIX champion in Arizona on Sunday, February 1, 2015. NBC will also broadcast a Divisional Playoff game on the weekend of January 10-11, and a Wild Card Playoff game on the January 3-4 weekend.

Highlights of the 2014 Sunday Night Football schedule:

  • 19 primetime games, including the NFL’s opening game of the season, NFL Kickoff 2014 and NBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game;
  • Every 2013 playoff team makes an appearance on Sunday Night Football; 16 of NBC’s 18 scheduled games involve at least one playoff team from last season; 9 of 18 include two playoff teams (Week 17 game TBD);
  • Three games each for the Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers, Packers, Cowboys;
  • The 49ers host the Seahawks on NBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game. NBC will broadcast a Thanksgiving night game each season through 2022;
  • Three matchups among bitter NFC East rivals: Giants-Eagles (Week 6), Cowboys-Giants (Week 12) and Cowboys-Eagles (Week 15);
  • The 190thmeeting between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers (Week 10 in Green Bay) – the most played matchup in NFL history;
  • A pair of playoff rematches, including a rematch of the NFC Championship Game (Seahawks-49ers) on Thanksgiving, and a rematch of the AFC Divisional Playoffs (Colts-Patriots) in Indianapolis on November 16.

NBC TO BROADCAST 19 NFL GAMES IN 2014: As part of the agreement NBC signed with the NFL in December2011,NBC, for the third straight season, will broadcast 19 regular-season games, including 17 regular-season Sunday Night Football games, NFL Kickoff 2014, and the annual Thanksgiving night game. NBC’s original Sunday Night Football agreement, which began in 2006, included 17 regular-season games. It was increased to 18 games in 2010.

SNF IS NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION: NBC’s Sunday Night Football averaged 21.7 million viewers in 2013, putting it on pace to rank as the No. 1 show for the entire primetime television season (September-May, based on Nielsen live plus same day data) for the third consecutive year. In addition, for the full TV season to date (through April 20), Sunday Night Football ranks as the No. 1 program across the key demographics of Adults 18-34, 18-49, 25-54, as well as Men 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, and Women 18-34 and 18-49, based on Nielsen live plus same day data.

2014 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Thurs. Sept. 4 NFL Kickoff  Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks
Sun. Sept. 7 Week 1   Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos
Sun. Sept. 14 Week 2   Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers
Sun. Sept. 21 Week 3   Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
Sun. Sept. 28 Week 4 New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
*Sun. Oct. 5 Week 5   Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots
*Sun. Oct. 12 Week 6 New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
*Sun. Oct. 19 Week 7 San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos
*Sun. Oct. 26 Week 8 Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints
*Sun. Nov. 2 Week 9 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sun. Nov. 9 Week 10 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Nov. 16 Week 11  New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
*Sun. Nov. 23 Week 12 Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
**Thurs. Nov. 27 Week 13 Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
*Sun. Nov. 30 Week 13 Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
*Sun. Dec. 7 Week 14 New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers
*Sun. Dec. 14 Week 15 Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
*Sun. Dec. 21 Week 16 Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
*Sun. Dec. 28 Week 17 TBA

*Flex Week

** Thanksgiving Night Game

Following is a month-by-month look at the 2014 Sunday Night Football schedule:

SEPTEMBER

Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks raise the banner for their Super Bowl XLVIII title prior to hosting Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers and the 2013 NFC North champion Green Bay Packers in NFL Kickoff 2014 on Thursday, September 4. Five-time MVP Peyton Manning and the AFC champion Denver Broncos close out NFL Kickoff Sunday on September 7 hosting Andrew Luck and the defending AFC South winner Indianapolis Colts. On September 14, the San Francisco 49ers open Levi’s Stadium against the Chicago Bears. Sunday Night Football’s first interconference matchup is September 21 as Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers visit Cam Newton and the defending NFC South champion Carolina Panthers. SNF wraps up its opening month as Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints visit Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys on September 28.

OCTOBER

Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals, aiming to make their fourth consecutive playoff appearance, visit Tom Brady and the five-time defending AFC East champion New England Patriots on October 5. SNF’s first matchup of NFC East rivals comes in Week 6, as Eli Manning and the New York Giants visit LeSean McCoy and the defending division champion Philadelphia Eagles on October 12Colin Kaepernick faces Peyton Manning for the first time on October 19 as the 49ers visit the Broncos.  Prolific passers and former Super Bowl MVPs Rodgers and Brees face off on October 26 when the Packers visit the Saints.

NOVEMBER

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens visit bitter divisional rival Pittsburgh on November 2 continuing a closely-contested AFC North rivalry in which the last five games have been decided by a field goal or less. On November 9, SNF features the NFL-record 190th edition of the storied Bears-Packers matchup from Lambeau Field.  The Bears and Packers have combined to win the past four NFC North titles. In an AFC Divisional Playoff rematch, quarterbacks Brady and Luck meet again as the Patriots visit the Colts on November 16. SNF closes November with three games in eight days beginning with a classic NFC East rivalry as the Dallas Cowboys visit the New York Giants on November 23. On Thanksgiving night (November 27), the Seattle Seahawks visit the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch of the thrilling 2013 NFC Championship Game. AFC West rivals Denver and Kansas City, who combined for 24 regular season victories last season, conclude the month on November 30 at Arrowhead Stadium.

DECEMBER

The San Diego Chargers and Philip Rivers, who passed for 4,000+ yards in five of the past six seasons, host the Patriots on December 7.  The Cowboys visit the Eagles on December 14 in a rematch of last season’s “win-and-in” Week 17 SNF matchup (a 24-22 Philadelphia win), which was the most-watched primetime game of 2013 (27.4 million viewers).  The Arizona Cardinals, the last team to defeat the Seahawks before last season’s Super Bowl run (17-10 on Dec. 22, 2013) and the winners of 10 games in the ultra-competitive NFC West, host Seattle on December 21. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 28. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING: For the first time, flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-10. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.

“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 11-17 as it has been in recent years. In Weeks 11-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 28. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

2014 Thursday Night Football Broadcast Schedule Announced

NFL-CBSnfl_network-logoSlate of 16 Regular-Season Games Kicks Off with Steelers vs. Ravens on

September 11 on CBS and NFL Network

The CBS Television Network and NFL Network announce the Thursday Night Football prime time broadcast schedule for the 2014 NFL season. This year marks the inaugural partnership between CBS Sports and NFL Network in broadcasting Thursday Night Football and features the most marquee match-ups ever on Thursday night, including 14 divisional rivalries. The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore and ends with a Week 16 Saturday double-header on December 20.

The 2014 Thursday Night Football schedule will feature games from Weeks 2-8 and Week 16 (Saturday) broadcast on CBS that also will be simulcast on NFL Network. The Thursday Night Football schedule in Weeks 9-12 and Weeks 14-16 will be televised on NFL Network, and will be simulcast on over-the-air stations in the primary markets of the participating teams. All Thursday Night Football games will kick off at 8:25 PM ET, with the exception of the Week 16 Saturday double-header – NFL Network (4:30 PM ET) and CBS (8:00 PM ET).

The Thursday Night Football schedule is highlighted by Giants vs. Redskins (Week 4), Jets vs. Patriots (Week 7), Saints vs. Panthers (Week 9), as well as Cowboys vs. Bears (Week 14), and features 11 playoff teams from 2013 – including seven division winners. Five-time MVP Peyton Manning headlines a list of prominent stars to appear on this year’s Thursday Night Football schedule, along with Adrian Peterson (2012 MVP), Aaron Rodgers (2011 MVP), and Tom Brady (2010 & 2007 MVP), former No. 1 overall picks Andrew Luck, Cam Newton and Eli Manning, 2013 Defensive Player of the Year Luke Kuechly and cornerback Darrelle Revis.

The entire 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule will also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app on XBOX, including interactive features from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers.

The Thursday Night Football schedule on CBS, also simulcast on NFL Network includes:

Sept. 11 (Week 2):  Steelers at Ravens        Oct. 9 (Week 6):         Colts at Texans

Sept. 18 (Week 3):  Buccaneers at Falcons  Oct. 16 (Week 7):       Jets at Patriots

Sept. 25 (Week 4):  Giants at Redskins         Oct. 23 (Week 8):       Chargers at Broncos

Oct. 2 (Week 5):     Vikings at Packers          Dec. 20 (Week 16):    Chargers at 49ers/Eagles at Redskins*

The Thursday Night Football schedule on NFL Network includes:

Oct. 30 (Week 9):   Saints at Panthers          Dec. 4 (Week 14):      Cowboys at Bears

Nov. 6 (Week 10):    Browns at Bengals        Dec. 11 (Week 15):    Cardinals at Rams

Nov. 13 (Week 11):  Bills at Dolphins             Dec. 18 (Week 16):    Titans at Jaguars

Nov. 20 (Week 12):  Chiefs at Raiders          Dec. 20 (Week 16):    Chargers at 49ers/Eagles at Redskins*

To view the entire 2014 NFL schedule, visit NFL.com and CBSSports.com.

The full slate of 16 regular-season Thursday Night Football games will be produced by CBS with its broadcasters and production team, including Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. Nantz and Simms also will announce select games on Sunday on CBS. NFL Network hosts and analysts will be featured in the pregame, halftime and postgame shows along with CBS Sports announcers.

This season marks both the 55th year of NFL broadcasts on the CBS Television Network and the ninth year of Thursday Night Football games on NFL Network. In 2013, NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football set rating and viewership records. Including the audience from over-the-air broadcasts in local markets, NFL Network’s 13-game schedule of Thursday Night Football broadcasts finished with a record-high per game average audience of 8 million viewers, up 10% from 2012, marking the fifth-consecutive year that Thursday Night Football has set an all-time high viewership mark.

Each week of the 2013 Thursday Night Football schedule, NFL Network’s game telecast was the day’s most-watched program on cable television.

*The kickoff times for each of the Saturday games – Philadelphia at Washington and San Diego at San Francisco – will be determined at a later date.

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NBC Sports Adds NFL Divisional Playoff Game To Postseason Schedule

nbc-sports-groupNBC to Broadcast Super Bowl XLIX from Arizona, Divisional Playoff & Wild Card Game in 2014 Postseason

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 22, 2014 – For the first time since acquiring the Sunday Night Football package in 2006, NBC will televise an NFL Divisional Playoff game this upcoming season and each season thereafter through 2022, per NBC Sports Group’s nine-year extension with the NFL which begins this season.

NBC will broadcast three 2014 postseason games – Super Bowl XLIX from Arizona on Sunday, February 1, 2015, a Divisional Playoff game on the weekend of January 10-11, and a Wild Card Playoff game on the January 3-4 weekend.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football averaged 21.7 million viewers in 2013 putting it on pace to rank as the No. 1 show for the entire primetime television season (September-May, based on Nielsen live plus same day data) for the third consecutive year.

–NBC Sports Group–

ESPN to Televise Its First NFL Playoff Game

espn-nfl-liveNFL Wild Card Game to Air in January 2015
 
The National Football League announced today that ESPN will televise a Wild Card playoff game during the 2014 season, the first NFL playoff game in the company’s 35-year history. The game will air during the Wild Card Playoff Weekend in January 2015.
The NFL and ESPN reached a new eight-year extension in 2011 for Monday Night Football and broad studio, multimedia and international rights. The agreement – which began this spring and extends through the 2021 NFL season – provides the NFL with an option to air a postseason Wild Card playoff game on ESPN, which the NFL has opted to exercise this season.
“We’re thrilled to televise our first Wild Card playoff game and we thank the NFL for the opportunity,” said ESPN President John Skipper. “This game will be among the highest-rated programs of the year on cable and it is compelling content that will help us better serve football fans during the postseason.”
ESPN’s MNF team of Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and sideline reporter Lisa Salters will call the Wild Card game, as well as the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl (Jan. 25, 2015) at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, which returns to ESPN this season as part of the company’s new rights agreement.
Similar to regular-season MNF games, ESPN’s Wild Card telecast will be simulcast on over the air stations in the primary markets of the participating teams; it will also be available via WatchESPN for fans who subscribe to an affiliated provider.
Notable ESPN NFL Milestones:
1980: ESPN televises the NFL Draft for the first time
1985: ESPN launches the NFL GameDay studio show (now Sunday NFL Countdown)
1987: ESPN televises NFL games for the first time – a late-season package of Sunday night games
1998: ESPN begins its first full season of Sunday Night Football
2006: ESPN televises its first Monday Night Football game (after the series’ first 36 seasons on ABC)
 
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2014 NFL Schedule Announced Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network, NFL.com & NFL Mobile From Verizon

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Presented by Verizon, NFL Network’s Three-Hour ‘NFL Total Access: Schedule Release ‘14’ Show Breaks Down 2014 NFL Schedule

NFL.com Will Provide Complete Team-by-Team and Weekly Schedules of All 256 Regular-Season Games

The 2014 NFL schedule will be released on NFL Network, NFL.com, and NFL Mobile from Verizon on Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 PM ET.

NFL Network’s coverage will be highlighted by NFL Total Access: Schedule Release ’14 presented by Verizon (Wednesday, 8:00 PM ET) – a three-hour specialhosted by Rich Eisen and featuring analysts Steve Mariucci, Warren Sapp, and Mike Silver – that breaks down the entire 2014 regular season schedule, division by division, analyzing the top matchups and primetime games, including the 16-game CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football schedule.

NFL Total Access: Schedule Release ‘14will include reports and interviews from Seattle, where the season will kick-off on September 4th, and Arizona—the site of Super Bowl XLIX.  The show will also feature reporters, guests and players at a handful of additional remote locations around the NFL, weighing in on the 2014 schedule—the road map to Super Bowl XLIX.

Fans can watch a live stream of NFL Network’s NFL Total Access: Schedule Release ‘14on their mobile devices with the NFL Mobile (NFL.com/mobile) from Verizon app. Throughout the show, fans can interact with the analysts and voice their opinions on the 2014 NFL schedule by posing questions via Twitter (@nflnetwork) and Facebook (facebook.com/nflnetwork) using hash tag #nflschedule.

For fans who want to see their team’s entire schedule immediately, NFL.com is the place to go on Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET. NFL.com will provide complete team-by-team and weekly schedules of all 256 regular-season games, listing opponents, sites and times on a schedule page that integrates social media and video highlights. Additionally, NFL.com features movie-like trailers previewing the top games on the schedule, which can be viewed now at NFL.com/movietrailers.

Additional digital features from NFL.com include:

  • NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison will unveil a comprehensive list of the 14 best games of the 2014 NFL Season, which can be found at: NFL.com/top14gamesof14
  • NFL Media analysts will weigh in on the game they are most looking forward to seeing during the 2014 NFL season at: NFL.com/2014topgame
  • NFL.com’s Fantasy Editor Michael Fabiano will provide an early scouting report on which players fantasy users should target in the draft and which ones have favorable schedules come playoff time at: NFL.com/fantasy.

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Time and Network for ESPN’s 2014 Season-Opening Neutral Site College Football Schedule

espn-cfbESPN has finalized its telecast schedule for five neutral site college football matchups that will open the 2014 season. The lineup will showcase five teams ranked in an early ESPN.com preseason top 25 poll for 2014 on Saturday, Aug. 30: an ABC doubleheader involving No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Alabama, No. 14 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 LSU on ESPN, and No. 24 Central Florida from Dublin, Ireland on ESPN2. Additional games will be announced in the coming months. Highlights:

  • ESPN and ABC will combine to televise both Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game matchups from Atlanta beginning with Boise State vs. Ole Miss on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The second game in three days will pit West Virginia vs. No. 2 Alabama on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 3:30 p.m. on ABC and ESPN2. Both games will mark the first meeting between the teams. West Virginia will play in its first Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game while Alabama will make its fourth appearance, winning their previous three.
  • The weekly Saturday Night Football series on ABC will open the season with defending National Champion No. 1 Florida State against Oklahoma State in the Cowboys Classic from Arlington, Texas at 8 p.m. on August 30.  It will mark the fifth meeting between the schools and the first since the 1985 Gator Bowl.
  • ESPN will showcase a Big Ten vs. SEC contest pitting No. 14 Wisconsin against No. 13 LSU in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff from Houston on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. LSU won the only two previous games against Wisconsin (1971 and 1972).
  • ESPN2 will televise Penn State vs. No. 24 Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic from Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 8:30 a.m.

ESPN’s industry-leading game and studio coverage will begin with the first televised game (Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington in the new FCS Kickoff on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN) and conclude with the new College Football Playoff Championship Game from Arlington, Texas (Monday, Jan. 12 on ESPN).

2014 Neutral Site Schedule (as of April 16)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Aug 28 8 p.m. Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: Boise State vs. Ole Miss ESPN
Sat, Aug 30 8:30 a.m. 2014 Croke Park Classic: Penn State vs. No. 24 Central Florida * ESPN2
  3:30 p.m. Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: West Virginia vs. No. 2 Alabama ABC and ESPN2
  8 p.m. Cowboys Classic: No. 1 Florida State vs. Oklahoma State ABC
  9 p.m. AdvoCare Texas Kickoff: No. 14 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 LSU ESPN

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NFL Network & NFL.com Programming Notes — April 14-20

NFL_Network_2012_LogoNFL NETWORK & NFL.COM PROGRAMMING NOTES (4/14 – 4/20)

  • NFL Network Shows & Scheduled Guests

·         Caught in the Draft – Wednesday, April 16 at 9:00 PM ET

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: This week’s episode – 1974: The Future is Now

·         Game Changers – Tuesday, April 15 at 9:00 PM ET

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner with quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater, A.J. McCarron, Tajh Boyd & David Fales at 9:00 PM ET

·         NFL AM

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Giants P Steve Weatherford in-studio guest analyst Monday & Tuesday; Seahawks FB Michael Robinson in-studio guest analyst Wednesday & Thursday

·         NFL Total Access
      SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins in-studio guest analyst Monday – Wednesday

·         Path to the Draft – Airs Monday – Friday at 7:00 PM ET

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Former Fresno State QB Derek Carr in-studio Tuesday, April 15; former University of Washington QB Keith Price in-studio Friday, April 18

·         Conference Call with NFL Network Analysts Charles Davis & Daniel Jeremiah – Thursday, April 17 at 1:45 PM ET

·         On the Clock – Thursday, April 17 at 8:00 PM ET During NFL Total Access

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: On the Clock Visits with Sammy Watkins and his family

·         NFL Network’s Day-by-Day Programming

  • NFL.com Content

·         NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock’s Top 5 Prospects by Position List

·         NFL.com/Live: Mock Draft Weekly Presented by Verizon – Thursdays at 5:30 PM ET on NFL.com & 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network

·         NFL.com Editorial Content

PODCAST GUESTS: Marlon Wayans, Colin Hanks, Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks on The Rich Eisen Podcast; former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr on the College Football 24/7 Podcast

 

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Caught in the Draft – Wednesday, April 16 at 9:00 PM ET

Before the 2014 NFL Draft kicks off, NFL Network provides a comprehensive look back at the past 50 years of the NFL Draft with a new, NFL Films-produced series, Caught in the Draft.

Airing every Wednesday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network leading up to the eve of the 2014 NFL Draft, the five-episode series examines five specific drafts which had a profound impact on the National Football League and helped to transform the NFL Draft into the enormous event it has become. Actor Oliver Platt narrates the series.

This week’s episode – 1974: The Future is Now – focuses on the 1974 NFL Draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers change the way organizations view the NFL Draft by adopting a philosophy of building a championship team through the draft and selecting four future Hall of Famers in Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth and Mike Webster. Features interviews with the first ‘draftnik’ Pete Marasco, Lynn Swann, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, and more.

For a trailer of this week’s episode, visit: http://on.nfl.com/1epMWP9

The on-air schedule for the entire series is as follows:

- April 23 1984: A War is Upon Us

- April 30 1994: A Day That Will Live in Infamy

- May 7 2004: Storm Over Eli

Through archival sources and fresh interviews, Caught in the Draft provides viewers with the most compelling stories from each draft and offers a look inside at just how differently drafts were conducted in the past, and how the nature of the game as it was played in each of those times dictated the types of players selected. Additionally, each episode of Caught in the Draft features graphics and music related to that period of time, truly putting viewers “in the moment” of each decade.

To view the trailer for the series, visit:

http://on.nfl.com/PGcc8f

 

Game Changers – Tuesday, April 15 at 9:00 PM ET

Before their names are called on draft day, some of the top NFL prospects get put to the test by former NFL coach Steve Mariucci and NFL Network’s team of former players on Game Changers.

Airing each Tuesday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, Game Changers puts each prospect through an interview, film study and on-field workout to give viewers exclusive access into the lives of these athletes on and away from the football field.

This week, former Super Bowl-winning quarterback and NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner joins Mariucci to work with quarterback prospects Teddy Bridgewater, A.J. McCarron, Tajh Boyd and David Fales.

Below are video links to segments from last week’s episodes of Game Changers:

- Hall of Fame wide receiver and NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin joins Steve Mariucci to take prospects Kelvin Benjamin, Jarvis Landry, Allen Robinson and T.J. Jones through drills: http://on.nfl.com/1sAUGBy

- Steve Mariucci puts wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin, Jarvis Landry, Allen Robinson and T.J. Jones on the hot seat: http://on.nfl.com/1m3h8BT

- Steve Mariucci sits down with quarterback prospects Teddy Bridgewater, Tajh Boyd and David Fales: http://on.nfl.com/1kpJsMe

- Former Super Bowl-winning quarterback and NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner takes to the field with quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater, Tajh Boyd and David Fales: http://on.nfl.com/1gxdNUq

NFL AM – Daily Episodes at 6:00 AM ET; Re-Aires at 10:00 AM ET

Start the day off with the NFL. NFL AM airs Monday – Friday at 6:00 AM ET offering analysis, reports from correspondents in several NFL cities and interviews with players and coaches.

This week, New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford appears in-studio as a guest analyst Monday, April 14 and Tuesday, April 15, and Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson appears in-studio as a guest analyst Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17.

This week, the following guests join the show:

  • ·         Today

o    Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon: on.nfl.com/1gWhBht

  • ·         Tuesday, April 15 – Giants punter Steve Weatherford in-studio guest analyst; Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett in-studio; former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr in-studio
  • ·         Wednesday, April 16 – Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson in-studio guest analyst
  • ·         Thursday, April 17 – Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson in-studio guest analyst; Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman in-studio; Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback Brandon Boykin in-studio
  • ·         Friday, April 18 – New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker and wife Jesse Decker

 

NFL Total Access – Monday – Saturday at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network

NFL Total Access airs Monday – Saturday at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network.

This week, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins joins the show as an in-studio guest analyst tonight – Wednesday, April 16.

Monday, April 14

  • Host: Dan Hellie
  • Analysts: LaDainian Tomlinson, Jamie Dukes & Malcolm Jenkins

Tuesday, April 15

  • Host: Dan Hellie
  • Analysts: LaDainian Tomlinson, Jamie Dukes & Malcolm Jenkins
  • Guest: Former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr in-studio

Wednesday, April 16

  • Hosts: Amber Theoharis & Dan Hellie
  • Analysts: LaDainian Tomlinson, Jamie Dukes & Malcolm Jenkins

Thursday, April 17

  • Host: Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: LaDainian Tomlinson & Jamie Dukes

Friday, April 18

  • Host: Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Heath Evans & Jamie Dukes

Saturday, April 19 – Week in Review

 

Path to the Draft – Airs Monday – Friday at 7:00 PM ET

Get ready for the 2014 NFL Draft with Path to the Draft Monday – Friday at 7:00 PM ET on NFL Network. NFL Network analysts Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) and Charles Davis (@CFD22) anchor Path to the Draft, and are joined by NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock, Charley Casserly and Brian Baldinger, former first-round pick Curtis Conway, and various additional NFL Network analysts.

This week’s editions of Path to the Draft feature the following:

Tonight

- Path to the Draft goes inside the Green Bay Packers Draft Room

- Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis discuss the future of private team workouts

- “First Draft” – Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray

Tuesday, April 15

- Former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr in-studio

- Path to the Draft goes inside the Chicago Bears Draft Room

- “First Draft” – Former Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald

Wednesday, April 16

- NFL Network’s Desmond Purnell reports from Aaron Murray’s Pro Day

- Path to the Draft goes inside the Detroit Lions Draft Room

- “First Draft” – Former Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson

Thursday, April 17

- Actor/comedian Marlon Wayans in-studio

- Path to the Draft goes inside the Minnesota Vikings Draft Room

- “First Draft” – Former Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy

Friday, April 18

- Former University of Washington quarterback Keith Price in-studio

- Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis present their new Mock Draft

- “First Draft” – Former TCU cornerback Jason Verrett

Conference Call with NFL Network Analysts Charles Davis & Daniel Jeremiah – Thursday, April 17 at 1:45 PM ET

NFL Network analysts Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah will be available for a media conference call on Thursday, April 17 at 1:45 PM ET to preview the 2014 NFL Draft.

Path to the Draft airs Monday-Friday at 7:00 PM ET on NFL Network, anchored by Davis (@CFD22) and Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks). For the latest news and analysis leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, visit NFL.com/cfb, follow on Twitter (@NFL_CFB) and download the College Football 24/7 Podcast on NFL.com and iTunes.

NFL Network provides live coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft May 8-10 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Additionally, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock will hold his annual NFL Draft media call on Thursday, May 1 at 1:00 PM ET. Details regarding this call will be made available soon.

 

On the Clock – Every Thursday on NFL Total Access at 8:00 PM ET

Every Thursday on NFL Total Access at 8:00 PM ET, NFL Network’s On the Clock follows three of the top draft prospects throughout their journey leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft: Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr and Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix.

This week, On the Clock visits with the Watkins family at home as they prepare for the 2014 NFL Draft and reminisce on how far Sammy Watkins has come.

Last week, On the Clock focused on Nix’s determination to dominate at the next level despite suffering an injury during the 2013 season: http://on.nfl.com/1gxljC7

 

NFL Network Programming Schedule  

Day-by-Day Programming Schedule:

 

To view the entire NFL Network programming schedule, please visit: http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/networkschedule

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NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock’s Top 5 Prospects by Position List

To view NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock’s top five prospects by position list for the 2014 NFL Draft, visit: http://on.nfl.com/1lyIDTH.

For complete coverage leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, visit NFL.com/cfb, follow on Twitter (@NFL_CFB) and download the College Football 24/7 Podcast on NFL.com and iTunes. Path to the Draft airs Monday – Friday at 7:00 PM ET on NFL Network.

 

NFL.com/Live: Mock Draft Weekly Presented by Verizon – Thursdays at 5:30 PM ET on NFL.com & 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network

Get ready for the 2014 NFL Draft with NFL.com/Live: Mock Draft Weekly Presented by Verizon, which streams on NFL.com every Thursday at 5:30 PM ET and airs on NFL Network Thursday at 6:00 PM ET.

The 30-minute show features the latest mock drafts from experts Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Matt “Money” Smith. They tell you which prospects are rising up the draft boards and which prospects are falling.

 

NFL Editorial Content – Daily on NFL.com

  • NFL.com’s Around the League Blog

o   Get all of the latest news from around the NFL with the Around the League blog: http://www.nfl.com/news

  • NFL.com’s College Football 24/7

o   For all of the latest news, analysis, mock drafts and prospect rankings leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, visit: http://www.nfl.com/cfb247

o   NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects: http://on.nfl.com/12KSo79

o   NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks’ top 25 prospects: http://on.nfl.com/1m44WRT

o   NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks’ top 5 prospects by position: http://on.nfl.com/1eSUDs9

o   Gil Brandt’s top 50 prospects:

http://on.nfl.com/1er9hLQ

o   Latest Mock Drafts from NFL Network analysts:http://on.nfl.com/1bmOckD

Catch all of NFL Media’s writers work here:  http://www.nfl.com/news

 

The Rich Eisen Podcast Highlights NFL.com’s Six Different Podcasts Each Week

NFL Digital Media offers six different podcasts, including The Rich Eisen Podcast which has amassed more than 11 million downloads and can be downloaded at NFL.com and iTunes.

This week on The Rich Eisen Podcast, Rich Eisen is joined by actor/comedian Marlon Wayans and actor Colin Hanks in-studio. Additionally, NFL Network analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks join Rich for the latest news and analysis surrounding the 2014 NFL Draft.

Other NFL.com podcasts include:

·         Dave Dameshek Football Program

·         Around the League

·         The Coaches Show

·         College Football 24/7 – Former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr

·         NFL Fantasy Live

To listen to all six of NFL.com’s podcasts, visit:

http://www.nfl.com/podcast

NFL Mobile from Verizon

For fans on the go, with NFL Mobile from Verizon fans can get all the latest news and access live, streaming video of NFL Network on their smartphone. NFL Mobile from Verizon is available to Verizon Wireless customers with a premium subscription for $5/month. For more information about NFL Mobile from Verizon, including how to purchase premium services, visit www.verizoninsider.com/nfl

85th Annual Notre Dame Blue-Gold Game Airs Saturday, April 12 at 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN_LogoAnnual Spring Scrimmage Provides Look at Top Recruits and 2014 Fighting Irish Football Team

Paul Burmeister, Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan to Call Action from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend

Quarterbacks & Head Coach Brian Kelly Mic’d Up; Current and Former Players Interviewed Throughout Game

NBC’s 24th Season Broadcasting Notre Dame Football Home Games Begins Saturday, August 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET vs. Rice University

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 9, 2014 – Notre Dame’s 85th annual Blue-Gold Game airs this Saturday, April 12 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The annual spring football scrimmage will provide fans with their first look at head coach Brian Kelly’s top 2014 recruits, as well as a preview of the 2014 Fighting Irish football roster. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream coverage of the Notre Dame Blue-Gold Game via “TV Everywhere.”

Paul Burmeister will handle play-by-play duties of Saturday’s game, alongside Emmy Award-nominated analyst Mike Mayock and sideline reporter Alex Flanagan live from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.

NBCSN’s coverage will be enhanced by production elements that will give fans an all-access look into Saturday’s game. Quarterbacks for both teams and head coach Brian Kelly will be mic’d up, and Kelly will be on headset to communicate with Burmeister and Mayock live during the fourth quarter, while simultaneously calling plays from the sidelines. Flanagan will conduct interviews with players throughout the game as they come off of the field, and with former Notre Dame standouts over the course of the telecast.

NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC

NBC’s 24th season of broadcasting Notre Dame Football home games begins on Saturday, August 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET when the Fighting Irish host the Rice Owls in their season opener, followed by a primetime matchup against the rival Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 Notre Dame football season continues Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC, when the Fighting Irish host the Purdue Boilermakers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., in the 2014 iteration of the Shamrock Series.

The 2014 schedule also includes games against Stanford on Saturday, Oct. 4; North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 11; Northwestern on Saturday, Nov. 15; and Louisville on Saturday, Nov. 22. All four of those games are slated for 3:30 p.m. ET kickoffs on NBC.

2014 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE ON NBC

Date Opponent Network Time (ET)
Sat., August 30 Rice University NBC 3:30 p.m.
Sat., September 6 University of Michigan NBC 7:30 p.m.
Sat., September 13 Purdue University* NBC 7:30 p.m.
Sat., October 4 Stanford University NBC 3:30 p.m.
Sat., October 11 University of North Carolina NBC 3:30 p.m.
Sat., November 15 Northwestern University NBC 3:30 p.m.
Sat., November 22 University of Louisville NBC 3:30 p.m.

*2014 Shamrock Series at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream coverage of this weekend’s Blue-Gold Game via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. In addition, NBC Sports Live Extra will stream all Notre Dame football home games for upcoming the 2014 season.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

This weekend’s Blue-Gold Game on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra:

http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2013/08/16/nbc-sports-live-extra-providers/

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

CBS Sports Announces 2014 NFL Preseason Games

NFL-CBSTHE NFL ON CBS Preseason Schedule Kicks Off with Green Bay Packers Hosting Oakland Raiders Live in Prime Time on Friday, August 22

New Orleans Saints Take On Indianapolis Colts for THE NFL ON CBS’s Second Preseason Game Following Night on August 23 on CBS Television Network

The CBS Television Network is scheduled to begin its 55th year broadcasting the NFL with two preseason games during the 2014 season.

The preseason schedule for THE NFL ON CBS begins on Friday, Aug. 22 (8:00 PM, ET) when the Green Bay Packers host the Oakland Raiders, live in prime time on the CBS Television Network.

THE NFL ON CBS will conclude its two-game preseason schedule the following night when the New Orleans Saints take on the Indianapolis Colts live in prime time on Saturday, Aug. 23 (8:00 PM, ET).

Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports, and serves as Executive Producer of CBS Sports’ coverage of THE NFL ON CBS.  David Berson is President, CBS Sports.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

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