ESPN NFL Commentator/Reporter Announcements

  • Josina Anderson Named National NFL Insider
  • Veteran NFL Executive Joe Banner Joins ESPN as Front Office Insider
  • Sheil Kapadia Named ESPN NFL Nation’s Seattle Seahawks reporter

Josina Anderson, one of the industry’s top reporters, has been named “National NFL Insider” – the first female to occupy this prestigious role for ESPN. Anderson joins a roster of experts that includes Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter, John Clayton, Ed Werder, Adam Caplan and Field Yates.

As an NFL Insider, Anderson will make regular in-studio appearances as a panelist on ESPN’s weekday NFL Insiders (2:30-3:30 p.m. ET) in addition to NFL Live, SportsCenter and other programs.

Anderson, who joined the company as a Chicago-based bureau reporter in 2011, will continue her enterprise feature reporting and serve as a game-day reporter for Sunday NFL Countdown.

“Josina excels at breaking NFL news and offering insight on why decisions are made around the league, so this move to National NFL Insider is a natural fit for her,” said Seth Markman, ESPN senior coordinating producer, NFL studio shows.

Former Eagles, Browns Exec Joe Banner to Debut Sept. 3

Longtime NFL team executive Joe Banner has joined ESPN as a Front Office Insider. He will appear primarily on weekday editions of NFL Insiders beginning Thursday, Sept. 3. He will also contribute to SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com and other platforms.

Banner has spent more than two decades as an NFL front office executive, most notably with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1994-2012. Under his leadership as team president (2001-12), the Eagles captured four straight NFC East titles (2001-04), made the playoffs 12 times, and appeared in five NFC Championship games and Super Bowl XXXIX. Banner served as chief executive officer of the Cleveland Browns (2012-14) and had most recently worked with the Atlanta Falcons.

“Joe brings another smart, experienced front office voice to the NFL Insiders that will help educate our viewers on the inner workings of the league,” said Markman. “He is also unafraid to share his opinions on personnel decisions, a tremendous asset to NFL Insiders and SportsCenter’s coverage.”

Banner is the newest addition to ESPN’s daily NFL news and information program featuring veteran journalists and front office experts including former NFL team executives like Hall of Famer Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Mark Dominik and Phil Savage.

Sheil Kapadia Named ESPN NFL Nation’s Seattle Seahawks reporter

NFL writer Sheil Kapadia has officially joined ESPN as the Seattle Seahawks reporter for ESPN.com’s NFL Nation. Kapadia previously covered the Philadelphia Eagles for Philadelphia Magazine’s Birds 24/7 website (2012-15). He also served as a writer/editor at Philly.com, the website for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, and he was a sports producer/writer at BaltimoreSun.com from 2006-08.

“Sheil is a dream come true for passionate fans, taking readers and viewers beyond the usual quotes and highlights, and into the playbook, the numbers, the strategy – often through the players themselves,” said Mary Byrne, ESPN Digital and Print senior deputy editor.

Kapadia has written for Sports On Earth and served as a correspondent for Fox Sports 1. He has relocated to the Seattle area and will begin coverage of the two-time NFC champion Seahawks this week, appearing on ESPN Radio, television and other platforms.

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Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills Saturday, August 29 at 4:00 PM ET Live on NFL Network

Saturday, August 29

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills at 4:00 PM ET LIVE on NFL Network

Free Preseason Edition of ‘NFL RedZone’ at 7:00 PM ET

Preseason Edition of ‘NFL GameDay Live’ at 7:00 PM ET

It’s time to get ‘Back to Football’ and NFL Network remains the go-to destination to do so, with Pittsburgh Steelers-Buffalo Bills carried live, re-airs of every Week 3 preseason game, a free preseason edition of NFL RedZone and a preseason edition of NFL GameDay Live.

On Saturday, August 29 at 4:00 PM ET, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to face head coach Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills live on NFL Network. Editions of NFL Total Access air at 3:00 PM ET, during halftime of Steelers-Bills and at 11:00 PM ET, with host Dan Hellie, and analysts Jamie Dukes and Nate Burleson.

Additionally, NFL Network provides complete game re-airs of every Week 3 preseason game.

A special preseason edition of NFL GameDay Live airs Saturday, August 29 at 7:00 PM ET, with host Rhett Lewis and analysts Heath Evans and Eric Davis providing in-progress highlights and analysis of Saturday’s preseason games.

With NFL Mobile from Verizon, fans on the go can stream all 65 preseason games on their smartphones when they air on NFL Network, including 13 LIVE preseason games. Plus, get all the latest news and highlights with live NFL Network 24/7. Verizon customers are eligible to live stream content on NFL Mobile. For more information, including how to access, visit vzw.com/nfl. For fans using other devices, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL app delivered on XBOX from Microsoft and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch) on PCs and tablets, with participating cable and satellite providers.

***Please note that all live games on NFL Network are subject to local blackouts***

On Saturday, August 29 at 7:00 PM ET, Scott Hanson hosts a free preseason edition of NFL RedZone, providing all of the scoring plays and exciting action from 10 Week 3 preseason games.

The final free preseason edition of NFL RedZone airs Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 PM ET.

Below is NFL Network’s Week 3 broadcast schedule.

NFL NETWORK 2015 WEEK 3 PRESEASON GAMES SCHEDULE

(ALL TIMES EASTERN; LIVE GAMES IN BOLD; ALL GAMES IN HIGH DEFINITION)

Friday, August 28

12 Midnight ET – New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers

3:00 AM ET – Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Saturday, August 29

6:00 AM ET – Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

9:00 AM ET – Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs

12 Noon ET – New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers

4:00 PM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills – LIVE

12 Midnight ET – San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos

3:00 AM ET – Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens

Sunday, August 30

6:00 AM ET – Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

9:00 AM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers

12 Noon ET – Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys

12 Midnight ET – Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers

3:00 AM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Cincinnati Bengals

5:30 AM ET – Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins

Monday, August 31

10:00 AM ET – Indianapolis Colts vs. St. Louis Rams

1:00 PM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills

4:00 PM ET – Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8:00 PM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers

12 Midnight ET – San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos

3:00 AM ET – Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints

5:30 AM ET – Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens

Tuesday, September 1

10:00 AM ET – New York Jets vs. New York Giants

1:00 PM ET – Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs

4:00 PM ET – San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos

8:00 PM ET – Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys

12 Midnight ET – Arizona Cardinals vs. Oakland Raiders

3:00 AM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills

5:30 AM ET – Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Wednesday, September 2

10:00 AM ET – Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints

1:00 PM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Cincinnati Bengals

4:00 PM ET – Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens

8:00 PM ET – New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers

12 Midnight ET – Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers

3:00 AM ET – Indianapolis Colts vs. St. Louis Rams

5:30 AM ET – New York Jets vs. New York Giants

Thursday, September 3

10:00 AM ET – Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1:00 PM ET – Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys

3:30 PM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers

***Please note that all live games on NFL Network are subject to local blackouts***

ABOUT NFL MEDIA

NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app delivered on Xbox One & Xbox 360 (Xbox.com/nfl) from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers. For more information, log on to NFL.com/nflnetwork.  NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

NFL content has never been more popular across the media landscape. According to the Nielsen Company, the 2014 NFL regular season reached 202.3 million unique viewers, representing 80 percent of all television homes and 68 percent of potential viewers in the U.S. NFL games accounted for the top 20 and 45 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in 2014.

 

 

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ESPN Radio to Debut Fall Football-Focused Weekend Lineup with Deep Roster of Experts

  • Sunday program Fantasy Focus returns for second season
  • Two new shows on Sundays: Operation Football and NFL Nation

Beginning Saturday, Sept. 5, ESPN Radio will roll out a new fall weekend lineup with a focus on the 2015 college football and NFL seasons.  The schedule will feature two new shows, Operation Football and NFL Nation, along with ESPN Radio fall football mainstays, College GameDay, Fantasy Focus and many of the same unique and experienced voices ESPN Radio introduced earlier this year including Robin Lundberg and The Coach & Bretos. The lineup will be in place until the end of 2015.

“Fall is football time, and ESPN Radio is committed to giving its listeners the most comprehensive and informative coverage of the college football and NFL landscape,” said David Roberts, vice president, network audio content.  “The enhanced schedule features some of the most knowledgeable experts in the business.”

Louise Cornetta, program director II, added: “ESPN Radio introduced several new voices to our 2015 weekend lineup. We look forward to having many return this Fall with a mix of additional new talent to deliver all the football content our listeners have come to expect from us.”

ESPN Radio will kick off the weekends with the fourth season of Weekend Blitz with Monday Night Football commentator Mike Tirico and ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen (Fridays at 7 p.m. ET). The show re-airs Saturdays at 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. and on Sundays at 6 a.m.  This year marks Mortensen’s 25th anniversary with ESPN, and show the will celebrate the milestone each week with a look back at Mortensen’s career.

ESPN Radio’s Saturday schedule will focus on college football beginning with:

  • Dari & Mel, a year-round program hosted by SEC Network anchor Dari Nowkhah and ESPN NFL analyst Mel Kiper Jr., kicking off the mornings at 7 a.m. for three hours.
  • Following that, a three-hour simulcast of television’s ESPN’s College GameDay (10 a.m. – Noon) and ESPN Radio’s College GameDay (Noon – 7 p.m.) will provide listeners with previews, news and analysis from around college football and lead into the College Football Game of the Week on most Saturdays.
  • On Saturdays when there is not a game, ESPN Radio will offer editions of espnW Presents: Spain & Prim on ESPN Radio, Dickerson & Hood and Marty & McGee in that window (7 – 11 p.m.) on a rotational basis. ESPN New York 98.7FM’s Robin Lundberg will close out the night with a recap of the day’s college action and a look ahead to Sunday’s slate of NFL matchups.

Sundays on ESPN Radio will be NFL-centric, including a new show, Operation Football (3 – 7 p.m.), which will offer a recap of the NFL day thus far, provide updates on in-progress games and track fantasy football stats.  SportsCenter anchors Randy Scott and Prim Siripipat will host the show, with former NFLers Eric Allen (first-half of show) and Tim Hasselbeck (second-half of show) offering analysis.  NFL Nation will also make its debut (7 – 10 p.m.) with ESPN New York 98.7FM newcomer Anita Marks, who joined ESPN Radio in May, hosting alongside former NFL executive Vinny Cerrato. They will be joined by ESPN’s NFL Nation writers from game sites.

Also on Sundays:

  • Fantasy Focus is back this year, with ESPN New York 98.7FM’s Dave Rothenberg as host, alongside Fantasy expert Eric Karabell, with weekly contributors ESPN Chicago’s Tom Waddle and Stephania Bell. Focus will offer listeners last-minute lineup suggestions, injury updates and analysis of who is having the best season at each position.
  • The Freddie Coleman Show will close the weekends, airing late night Sundays during football season, from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. to recap the day in the NFL and offer a look ahead to the coming week.

Show details are listed below (start date of fall football coverage in parentheses):

  • Weekend Blitz (September 4) — NFL Insider Chris Mortensen joins Monday Night Football commentator Mike Tirico for the hour-long program to discuss the week’s news and look ahead to weekend matchups.
  • Dari & Mel (September 5) – an NFL- and college football-centric show, hosted by SEC Network anchor Dari Nowkhah and ESPN NFL expert analyst Mel Kiper Jr.
  • ESPN’s College GameDay (September 5) – ESPN’s signature college football pregame show will be simulcast on ESPN Radio. The GameDay crew of new host Rece Davis and regulars Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Samantha Ponder, with contributors Tom Rinaldi, Gene Wojchiehowski and George Whitfield will be featured.
  • ESPN Radio’s College GameDay (September 5) – ESPN Radio’s college football show hosted by Doug Kezirian, Brad Edwards and Trevor Matich and featuring Maria Taylor, Joey Galloway and Andrea Adelson as weekly contributors.
  • espnW Presents: Spain & Prim on ESPN Radio (in rotation September 5) – hosted by espnW columnist Sarah Spain and ESPN anchor and analyst Prim Siripipat, the show is a collaboration between espnW and ESPN Radio featuring a distinct perspective on sports that only espnW can provide.
  • Dickerson & Hood (in rotation September 5) hosted by ESPN Chicago 1000 voices Jeff Dickerson and Jonathan Hood, the show brings together listener interaction, previews and reaction to the day’s sporting events.
  • Marty & McGee (in rotation September 5) – previously a podcast, a sports talk show infused with humor and storytelling, hosted by ESPN bureau reporter Marty Smith and ESPN The Magazine senior writer Ryan McGee.
  • Robin Lundberg – a fast-paced show hosted by ESPN New York 98.7FM’s Robin Lundberg that will wrap up the day in college football and look ahead to NFL Sunday with caller and social media interaction.
  • Fantasy Focus (September 6) – ESPN New York 98.7FM’s Dave Rothenberg returns as host, alongside Fantasy expert Eric Karabell, with weekly contributors Tom Waddle and Stephania Bell. The program gets listeners ready for the day in fantasy football with last-minute lineup suggestions, injury updates and analysis of who is having the best season at each position.
  • The Coach & Bretos (September 13) — an opinionated, high-energy talk show hosted by ESPN studio hosts Jonathan Coachman and Max Bretos, with ESPN Chicago 1000 voice Tom Waddle joining for the football season.
  • Operation Football (September 13) – a new program hosted by SportsCenter anchors Randy Scott and Prim Siripipat with Eric Allen and Tim Hasselbeck, recapping the earlier NFL games, updating the current ones and keeping tabs on the fantasy front. Allen will be on the first half of the show with Hasselbeck the second.
  • NFL Nation (September 13 as a podcast, October 4 on Radio) – also a new show, hosted by ESPN New York 98.7FM newcomer Anita Marks and former NFL executive Vinny Cerrato, the program will wrap up the day’s NFL action and feature several ESPN NFL Nation writers who were at the biggest games of the day.
  • The Freddie Coleman Show (September 13) – hosted by ESPN Radio voice Freddie Coleman, the show will recap the day in the NFL and feature caller interaction.

ESPN Audio’s new fall weekend lineup can be heard on ESPN Radio and via the ESPN app, ESPNRadio.com, SiriusXM, Apple iTunes, Slacker Radio and TuneIn.

New weekend schedule:

Day Time (ET) Show
Fridays 7 p.m. Weekend Blitz
Saturdays 7 – 10 a.m. Dari & Mel
  10 a.m. – Noon ESPN’s College GameDay (Television Simulcast)
  Noon – 7 p.m. ESPN Radio’s College GameDay
  7 – 11 p.m. College Football Game of the Week; or rotation of shows:
espnW Presents: Spain & Prim on ESPN Radio

Dickerson & Hood

Marty & McGee

  11 p.m. – 1 a.m. Robin Lundberg
Sundays 7 – 9 a.m. Dari & Mel
  9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fantasy Focus
  1 – 3 p.m. The Coach & Bretos (with Tom Waddle)
  3 – 7 p.m. Operation Football **
  7 – 10 p.m. NFL Nation **
  10 p.m. – 1 a.m. The Freddie Coleman Show

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CBS SPORTS’ COUNTDOWN TO SUPER BOWL 50 BEGINS AS NETWORK ANNOUNCES 2015 NFL ON CBS BROADCAST SCHEDULE

NFL-CBSCBS TELEVISION NETWORK AND NFL NETWORK ALSO KICKS OFF SECOND YEAR OF PARTNERSHIP OF THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

The CBS Television Network, home of Super Bowl 50, marks its 56th year broadcasting the NFL headlined by Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016, as well as some of the most marquee games on the NFL schedule including New England-Dallas (10/11), Denver-Indianapolis (11/8), New England-N.Y. Giants (11/15), Pittsburgh-Seattle (11/29),N.Y. Jets-N.Y. Giants (12/6) and Denver-Pittsburgh (12/20), during its 17 weeks of regular-season coverage.

In addition to the AFC package, the 104 regular-season game broadcast schedule once again features NFC crossover games.  The regular-season schedule is followed by a post-season slate of AFC Playoff games, the AFC Championship game, as well as Super Bowl 50 from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

This year also marks the second season of partnership between the CBS Television Network and NFL Network in broadcasting Thursday Night Football.  The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 17 withDenver-Kansas City from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

► NINE NFL ON CBS DOUBLEHEADER WEEKENDS 

The 2015 NFL ON CBS broadcast schedule on Sunday, Sept. 13 begins with a CBS doubleheader and includes eight more doubleheader weekends featuring key AFC and AFC-NFC match-ups: 

AFC                                                                                                         

Denver-Indianapolis (11/8)                                                     

Denver-Pittsburgh (12/20)                                          

New York Jets-Buffalo (1/3/16)                              

New England-Miami (1/3/16)                                     

Baltimore-Denver (9/13)

 

AFC-NFC

New England-Dallas (10/11)

New England-N.Y. Giants (11/15)

Pittsburgh-Seattle (11/29)

San Diego-Green Bay (10/18)

Miami-Philadelphia (11/15)

 

► GAMES FEATURING NEW ENGLAND, INDIANAPOLIS, DENVER, PITTSBURGH, NEW YORK GIANTS, DALLAS, SEATTLE, SAN FRANCISCO, CHICAGO AND GREEN BAY HIGHLIGHT SUNDAY’S 2015 SCHEDULE

Along with near-weekly AFC divisional battles, the broadcast schedule on Sunday also features other AFC-NFC match-ups including N.Y. Jets-N.Y. Giants (12/6), Baltimore-San Francisco (10/18), Denver-Chicago (11/22),Buffalo-Philadelphia (12/13), Pittsburgh-St. Louis (9/27), Cincinnati-Arizona (11/22) and Kansas City-Minnesota(10/18) 

► NFC CROSSOVER GAMES ONCE AGAIN ADDED TO NFL ON CBS SCHEDULE

In addition to the AFC package of games, THE NFL ON CBS’s broadcast schedule once again features NFC games highlighted by Carolina-Dallas (Thanksgiving Day, 11/26); Chicago-Seattle (9/27); St. Louis-Green Bay (10/11), as well as other NFC Crossover flex games to be determined later in the season.

THANKSGIVING DAY GAME

Thanksgiving Day (11/26) will feature Carolina at Dallas in an NFC Crossover game.

► OPENING KICK-OFF 

THE NFL ON CBS kicks off Week 1 with double-header coverage on Sunday, Sept. 13 (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY.  Games that day include: Baltimore vs. Denver; Miami vs. Washington;Indianapolis vs. Buffalo; Cleveland vs. N.Y. Jets; Kansas City vs. Houston; Cincinnati vs. Oakland andTennessee vs. Tampa Bay.

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, along with Tracy Wolfson reporting, are the lead announce team for the Network’s coverage of THE NFL ON CBS on Thursday night, along with select games on Sunday.   THE NFL TODAY, CBS Sports’ NFL pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, begins on Sunday, Sept. 13 (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET) with host James Brown, along with analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott.

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

Following is the complete 2015 NFL ON CBS broadcast schedule.

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WEEK 1 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 13 – CBS DBHDR  

Miami @ Washington                       1:00

Indianapolis @ Buffalo

Cleveland @ N.Y. Jets

Kansas City @ Houston

 

Baltimore @ Denver                         4:25

Cincinnati @ Oakland

Tennessee @ Tampa Bay

 

WEEK 2 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 

Houston @ Carolina                         1:00

New England @ Buffalo

San Diego @ Cincinnati

Tennessee @ Cleveland

 

Baltimore @ Oakland                       4:05

Miami @ Jacksonville

 

WEEK 3 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 27 – CBS DBHDR 

San Diego @ Minnesota                   1:00

Pittsburgh @ St. Louis

Jacksonville @ New England

Cincinnati @ Baltimore

Oakland @ Cleveland

Indianapolis @ Tennessee

 

Chicago @ Seattle                           4:25

Buffalo @ Miami

 

WEEK 4 – SUNDAY, OCT. 4    

N.Y. Jets-Miami (London)                 9:30 AM

Oakland @ Chicago                         1:00

Houston @ Atlanta

Kansas City @ Cincinnati

Jacksonville @ Indianapolis

 

Cleveland @ San Diego                    4:05

 

 

WEEK 5 – SUNDAY, OCT. 11 – CBS DBHDR   

Jacksonville @ Tampa Bay                1:00

Cleveland @ Baltimore

Buffalo @ Tennessee

St. Louis @ Green Bay

 

New England @ Dallas                      4:25

Denver @ Oakland

 

WEEK 6 – SUNDAY, OCT. 18 – CBS DBHDR   

Kansas City @ Minnesota                 1:00

Cincinnati @ Buffalo

Denver @ Cleveland

Miami @ Tennessee

Houston @ Jacksonville

 

San Diego @ Green Bay                   4:25

Baltimore @ San Francisco

 

WEEK 7 – SUNDAY, OCT. 25  

Cleveland @ St. Louis                      1:00

Houston @ Miami

N.Y. Jets @ New England

Pittsburgh @ Kansas City

 

Oakland @ San Diego                      4:05

 

WEEK 8 – SUNDAY, NOV. 1

San Diego @ Baltimore                    1:00

Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh

Tennessee @ Houston

 

N.Y. Jets @ Oakland                        4:05

 

WEEK 9 – SUNDAY, NOV. 8 – CBS DBHDR 

Tennessee @ New Orleans                1:00

Miami @ Buffalo

Jacksonville @ N.Y. Jets

Oakland @ Pittsburgh

 

Denver @ Indianapolis                       4:25

WEEK 10 – SUNDAY, NOV. 15 – CBS DBHDR 

Miami @ Philadelphia                      1:00

Jacksonville @ Baltimore

Cleveland @ Pittsburgh

 

New England @ N.Y. Giants             4:25

Kansas City @ Denver

 

WEEK 11 – SUNDAY, NOV. 22  

Denver @ Chicago                          1:00

Oakland @ Detroit

Indianapolis @ Atlanta

N.Y. Jets @ Houston

 

Cincinnati @ Arizona                        4:05

 

WEEK 12 – THURSDAY, NOV. 26  THANKSGIVING DAY

Carolina @ Dallas                            4:30

 

WEEK 12 – SUNDAY, NOV. 29 – CBS DBHDR 

Miami @ N.Y. Jets                            1:00

San Diego @ Jacksonville

Oakland @ Tennessee

Buffalo @ Kansas City

 

Pittsburgh @ Seattle                         4:25

 

WEEK 13 – SUNDAY, DEC. 6

N.Y. Jets @ N.Y. Giants                     1:00

Houston @ Buffalo

Baltimore @ Miami

Cincinnati @ Cleveland

Jacksonville @ Tennessee

 

Kansas City @ Oakland                    4:05

Denver @ San Diego

 

WEEK 14 – SUNDAY, DEC. 13  

Buffalo @ Philadelphia                     1:00

Tennessee @ N.Y. Jets

Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati

New England @ Houston

Indianapolis @ Jacksonville

San Diego @ Kansas City

 

Oakland @ Denver                          4:05

 

WEEK 15 – SUNDAY, DEC. 20 – CBS DBHDR

Houston @ Indianapolis                   1:00

Tennessee @ New England

Kansas City @ Baltimore

Buffalo @ Washington

 

Denver @ Pittsburgh                        4:25

Miami @ San Diego

 

WEEK 16 – SUNDAY, DEC. 27

Jacksonville @ New Orleans              1:00

Indianapolis @ Miami

New England @ N.Y. Jets

Houston @ Tennessee

Cleveland @ Kansas City

 

TBD                                                4:05

 

WEEK 17 – SUNDAY, JAN. 3, 2016 – CBS DBHDR

N.Y. Jets @ Buffalo                            1:00

New England @ Miami

Baltimore @ Cincinnati

Pittsburgh @ Cleveland

Jacksonville @ Houston

Tennessee @ Indianapolis

Oakland @ Kansas City

 

San Diego @ Denver                         4:25

 

AFC PLAYOFFS – JAN. 10-24, 2016 

 

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP – SUNDAY, JAN.  24

SUPER BOWL 50 – SUNDAY, FEB. 7

NFL Media Memorializes 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Four-Part Series ‘Marching Back: After the Storm’ Airs on ‘NFL Total Access’ Wednesday, August 26 – Saturday, August 30

Three-Part ‘Huddle Up’ Series Debuts TODAY

NFL Media memorializes the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a four-part series titled Marching Back: After the Storm. The series will run on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access Wednesday, August 26 – Saturday, August 29, with all four features and additional elements airing on NFL Total Access Sunday, August 30.

NFL Total Access airs at 7:00 PM ET Wednesday – Friday and at 3:00 PM ET on Saturday and Sunday.

Provided below are the four features included in Marching Back: After the Storm:

  • NFL Media’s Michael Silver returns to New Orleans to remember his experiences as the first sports journalist to arrive in the city after Hurricane Katrina. Former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister and wide receiver Joe Horn join Silver on his trip to recall the events from 10 years ago. Airs Wednesday, August 26 on NFL Total Access
  • NFL Media’s Mark Kriegel traces the history of how the Saints stayed in New Orleans and how the Superdome was rebuilt after the storm. Includes interviews with former Governor Kathleen Blanco and former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Airs Thursday, August 27 on NFL Total Access
  • Former University of Minnesota defensive tackle Harold Legania – profiled in the upcoming season of NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated series Undrafted – grew up in New Orleans and recounts living through Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Airs Friday, August 28 on NFL Total Access
  • NFL Media’s Andrea Kremer brings together a small group of New Orleans natives who rode out the storm in the Superdome and then returned for the Saints’ first game back in the Super Dome on September 25, 2006. Airs Saturday, August 29 on NFL Total Access

Additional elements of NFL Media’s Marching Back: After the Storm include:

  • NFL Media’s Mark Kriegel visits with Louisiana native and former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson for a piece that airs Thursday, August 27 on NFL Preseason HQ at 8:00 AM ET
  • NFL Network analyst and New Orleans native Marshall Faulk speaks with current Saints head coach Sean Payton
  • Special vignette of Marshall Faulk’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina and his hometown from 2006

On Thursday, August 27, NFL.com unveils a digital experience, complete with NFL Media’s Michael Silver’s long-form article and all four features, as well as photo stills and web-only content.

On Monday, August 24, NFL Network kicks off a three-part series called ‘Huddle Up.’ Each installment of the series will air on NFL Network’s NFL Preseason HQ at 8:00 AM ET and NFL Total Access at 7:00 PM ET from August 24-26. The series, hosted by NFL Network correspondent and mother of four Melissa Stark, features candid conversation and unique perspectives between football moms on youth sports and safety. Segments will include discussions on Heads Up Football, injuries and concussions, and dealing with coaches, among other topics.

Each ‘Huddle Up’ segment will be available for viewing on NFLhealthplaybook.com.

Featured guests include Christine Golic, an NFL consultant on youth football and a member of the Heads Up Football Advisory Committee, Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth, a neuropsychologist who specializes in head injuries for the Bears and other professional sports teams in Chicago, and Stephanie Rivera, former assistant coach for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics.

Heads Up Football encompasses USA Football’s accredited Level 1 Coach Certification Course, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response, medical expert-approved heat and hydration protocols, equipment fitting instruction and Heads Up Tackling and Blocking techniques for safer play.

Approximately 6,500 youth football leagues and more than 1,100 high schools in all 50 states, representing more than 1 million players, have adopted Heads Up Football for the 2015 season. More than 140,000 coaches will complete USA Football’s Level 1 coaching education courses before the 2015 season kicks off.

For more information on Heads Up Football, visit: usafootball.com/headsup.

ABOUT NFL MEDIA

NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app delivered on Xbox One & Xbox 360 (Xbox.com/nfl) from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers. For more information, log on to NFL.com/nflnetwork.  NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

NFL content has never been more popular across the media landscape. According to the Nielsen Company, the 2014 NFL regular season reached 202.3 million unique viewers, representing 80 percent of all television homes and 68 percent of potential viewers in the U.S. NFL games accounted for the top 20 and 45 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in 2014.

 

– NFL MEDIA –

ESPN Continues Testing, Development of Pylon Cam in NFL Preseason Telecast

  • Testing, in consultation with NFL, could lead to using Pylon Cam in Monday Night Football telecasts this season
  • Continued development follows first Introduction during College Football Playoff Championship

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In its preseason Monday Night Football telecast last night (Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns), ESPN continued its testing of Pylon Cam, a custom-molded goal line pylon that houses multiple cameras in order to bring viewers brand new perspectives around the goal line during the game.

ESPN, in consultation with the NFL, has been in continued development of Pylon Cam since it first debuted during the College Football Playoff Championship in January.

Since that time, development has focused primarily on added safety enhancements and improved picture quality.

In consultation with the NFL, ESPN production, technology and operations personnel have conducted testing at the company’s Innovation Lab at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla.

“Our heritage has always been to try and bring fans close to the game and deliver views that enhance their experience,” said Marc Rowley, director of production enhancements, ESPN. “Still, safety has to be the first priority on a project like this and we approached it with the belief we could develop a very safe pylon housing that could deliver high-quality video to give our production teams new ways to bring fans close to the action.”

The system tested at last night’s Monday Night Football telecast is significantly evolved since the first iteration used in January. It has advanced from eight two-camera pylons, with lower quality wireless cameras, to four four-camera pylons (one on each side of the field at both goal lines) featuring higher quality cameras, custom-made in-ground wiring with easy break-away connections into the custom-molded pylon, which itself is designed to compress (like a crumple zone) on any impact.

In developing the system, ESPN has also collaborated with leading micro-camera company BSI and leading pylon manufacturer Gilman Gear.

ESPN will continue testing at the August 24 Monday Night Football preseason telecast (Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers). Depending on the results and feedback from the NFL, Pylon Cam may be used during the Monday Night Football regular season, which kicks off with a Sept. 14 doubleheader – Philadelphia vs. Atlanta Falcons (6:55 p.m.) and Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers (10:20 p.m.).

ESPN may also look to utilize Pylon cam in some college football telecasts this season.

Dear New Orleans

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Hurricane Katrina made landfall 10 years ago, leaving in its wake a trail of devastation across the Gulf Coast. With an estimated cost of more than $100 billion, it stands as the most expensive natural disaster in United States history. The human toll was astronomical, with 1,833 lives lost. While the hurricane’s carnage could be felt across several states, New Orleans has long been seen as the epicenter of destruction. The city’s football stadium, the Superdome, became the face of the disaster for a country anxiously watching on TV. To mark Katrina’s anniversary, through letters written by the many faces of New Orleans to the town they call home, SC Featured looks at the enduring love felt for the city 10 years later.

“I helped win the first playoff game in Saints history. I have a Super Bowl ring, and a nine-foot statue outside my old office, the Superdome, but what I enjoy most about New Orleans is the infatuated, idealist citizens and the pervasive, wholly nourishing culture of family.” –Steve Gleason, former New Orleans Saints safety.

 

Chris Borland’s Struggle with Football

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Twenty-four year old Chris Borland stunned the football world in March when he announced he was walking away from the NFL after just one season with the 49ers. The former linebacker cited concerns about developing brain damage if he continued to play. For five months, Borland allowed Outside the Lines to follow him on his post-retirement journey. And, as he reveals to Mark Fainaru-Wada, his new perspective is allowing him to consider the violence of football in ways that he avoided as a player.

 

How WVU’s Kadeisha Buchanan Commands Attention on the Pitch

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A rising star for Canada’s national team and a Hermann Trophy candidate, West Virginia defender Kadeisha Buchanan has a knack for putting fear into players before they even get to the ball. Graham Hays reports.

 

Why Rex Ryan is welcoming infamous NFL brawlers to Buffalo

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Rex Ryan was all smiles two days after claiming IK Enemkpali off waivers. 

Ryan, whose father was a noted NFL fighter, has a soft spot for guys with rough edges, but he says he’s not trying to save them. Elizabeth Merrill reports.

 

ESPN Employees Share Knowledge, Perspectives at 25th Annual AAJA Convention

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ESPN employees participated in the 25th annual Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) convention Aug. 12-15 in San Francisco where many took part in Sports Task Force activities, including the ESPN-sponsored mentor mixer.

 

Sports Reporters

This week’s Panel* (Sunday, 9:30 a.m., ESPN; 10:30 a.m., ESPN2)

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John Saunders, Howard Bryant, Frank Isola, Bob Ryan

*Subject to change

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Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers Highlights NFL Network’s Week 2 Live Preseason Schedule

Free Preseason Edition of ‘NFL RedZone’ Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 PM ET

Four Live Week 2 Preseason Games on NFL Network:

Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – August 21 at 8:00 PM ET

Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles – August 22 at 7:00 PM ET

San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals – August 22 at 10:00 PM ET

Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers – August 23 at 1:00 PM ET

It’s time to get ‘Back to Football’ and NFL Network remains the go-to destination to do so, with four live games, re-airs of every Week 2 preseason game and a free preseason edition of NFL RedZone.

NFL Network’s Week 2 live schedule begins Friday, August 21 when quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks face running back Jamaal Charles and the Kansas City Chiefs at 8:00 PM ET. Editions of NFL Total Access air at 7:00 PM ET, during halftime of Seahawks-Chiefs and following the game, with host Dan Hellie, and analysts Michael Robinson and Nate Burleson.

NFL Network’s Week 2 live schedule continues with two games on Saturday, August 22. At 7:00 PM ET, the Philadelphia Eagles host the Baltimore Ravens, followed by the Arizona Cardinals hosting the San Diego Chargers at 10:00 PM ET. Editions of NFL Total Access air at 6:30 PM ET, and during halftime of both the Ravens-Eagles and Chargers-Cardinals games with host Hellie, and analysts LaDainian Tomlinson and Kurt Warner.

On Sunday, August 23, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers host quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at 1:00 PM ET live on NFL Network. Editions of NFL Total Access air at 12:30 PM ET, during halftime of Packers-Steelers and postgame, with host Hellie and analysts Tomlinson, Willie McGinest and Heath Evans.

Additionally, NFL Network provides complete game re-airs of every Week 2 preseason game.

With NFL Mobile from Verizon, fans on the go can stream all 65 preseason games on their smartphones when they air on NFL Network, including 13 LIVE preseason games. Plus, get all the latest news and highlights with live NFL Network 24/7. Verizon customers are eligible to live stream content on NFL Mobile. For more information, including how to access, visit vzw.com/nfl. For fans using other devices, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL app delivered on XBOX from Microsoft and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch) on PCs and tablets, with participating cable and satellite providers.

***Please note that all live games on NFL Network are subject to local blackouts***

On Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 PM ET, Scott Hanson hosts a free preseason edition of NFL RedZone, providing all of the scoring plays and exciting action from eight Week 2 preseason games.

The remaining free editions of NFL RedZone will be:

  • Saturday, August 29 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 PM ET

Below is NFL Network’s Week 2 broadcast schedule.

NFL NETWORK 2015 WEEK 2 PRESEASON GAMES SCHEDULE

(ALL TIMES EASTERN; LIVE GAMES IN BOLD; ALL GAMES IN HIGH DEFINITION)

Thursday, August 20

12 Midnight ET – Detroit Lions vs. Washington Redskins

3:00 AM ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns

Friday, August 21

1:00 PM ET – Detroit Lions vs. Washington Redskins

4:00 PM ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns

8:00 PM ET – Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – LIVE

12 Midnight ET – Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets

3:00 AM ET – Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Saturday, August 22

7:00 AM ET – Detroit Lions vs. Washington Redskins

10:00 AM ET – Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets

1:00 PM ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns

4:00 PM ET – Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs

7:00 PM ET – Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles – LIVE

10:00 PM ET – San Diego Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals – LIVE

1:00 AM ET – New England Patriots vs. New Orleans

4:00 AM ET – Oakland Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings

Sunday, August 23

7:00 AM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts

10:00 AM ET – Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans

1:00 PM ET – Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – LIVE

4:30 PM ET – New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints

12 Midnight ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers

3:00 AM ET – Miami Dolphins vs. Carolina Panthers

5:30 AM ET – Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Monday, August 24

10:00 AM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Giants

1:00 PM ET – St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans

4:00 PM ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers

12 Midnight ET – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3:00 AM ET – Oakland Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings

5:30 AM ET – Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets

Tuesday, August 25

10:00 AM ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns

1:00 PM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts

4:00 PM ET – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8:00 PM ET – Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

12 Midnight ET – Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs

3:00 AM ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers

5:30 AM ET – St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans

Wednesday, August 26

10:00 AM ET – Miami Dolphins vs. Carolina Panthers

1:00 PM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Giants

4:00 PM ET – Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles

8:00 PM ET – New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints

12 Midnight ET – Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans

3:00 AM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts

5:30 AM ET – Detroit Lions vs. Washington Redskins

Thursday, August 27

10:00 AM ET – Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans

1:00 PM ET – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4:00 PM ET – St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans

8:00 PM ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers

12 Midnight ET – San Diego Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals

3:00 AM ET – Miami Dolphins vs. Carolina Panthers

5:30 AM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Giants

Friday, August 28

10:00 AM ET – Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles

1:00 PM ET – New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints

4:00 PM ET – Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

***Please note that all live games on NFL Network are subject to local blackouts***

ABOUT NFL MEDIA

NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app delivered on Xbox One & Xbox 360 (Xbox.com/nfl) from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers. For more information, log on to NFL.com/nflnetwork.  NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

NFL content has never been more popular across the media landscape. According to the Nielsen Company, the 2014 NFL regular season reached 202.3 million unique viewers, representing 80 percent of all television homes and 68 percent of potential viewers in the U.S. NFL games accounted for the top 20 and 45 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in 2014.

 

 

– NFL MEDIA –

FOX NFL BROADCAST TEAMS SET FOR 21st SEASON

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Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston Team With Sideline Reporter Laura Okmin 

Charles Davis Reunites With Thom Brennaman

 Los Angeles – The NFL on FOX, home of AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK, television’s No.1 show for six consecutive years, today announced its game broadcast teams for the upcoming 2015 season. The revamped lineup includes longstanding partnerships, former partners reunited, a mix of new voices and established personalities joining new teams.

Honored with the 2015 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Playoff Coverage following its presentation of the 2015 NFC Championship Game, the longest-running NFL game broadcast team returns for its league-leading 14th season. Seven-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Buck is joined by three-time Super Bowl-champion and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman as lead analyst, with Erin Andrews in her her second season as the team’s sideline reporter. The crew kicks off the 2015 season with the oldest rivalry in professional sports as the Green Bay Packers and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers visit new head coach John Fox and the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Week 1 at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Leading a crew that has called an NFC Divisional Playoff game each of the last two years, play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt enters his third season alongside analyst and nine-time Pro Bowl safety John Lynch, who embarks on his seventh season in the booth for FOX Sports. Veteran sideline reporter Pam Oliver is back with the team in 2015, her 21st FOX NFL season. The crew’s 2015 debut comes when Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints visit the ascending Arizona Cardinals and returning quarterback Carson Palmer for a Week 1 showdown at 4:05 PM ET.

FOX Sports veteran announcer Kenny Albert and analyst Daryl Johnston enter their ninth season together in the booth, joined for the first time by sideline reporter Laura Okmin. The new-look crew debuts in Week 1 when the defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks visit the St. Louis Rams for an NFC West division matchup at 1:00 PM ET.

Another new broadcast team for the network’s 2015 NFL lineup features longtime FOX Sports play-by-play announcer Thom Brennaman reuniting in the booth with analyst Charles Davis. Davis receives his first full slate of NFL games after serving as the network’s lead college football analyst from 2007 to 2014. The tandem previously teamed up to call more than 30 college football contests for FOX and Big Ten Network from 2007 to 2010, including all three BCS National Championship Games between 2007 and 2009. They are joined by on-field analyst Tony Siragusa, a 12-year veteran defensive lineman and member of the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl XXXV championship team. Siragusa enters his 12th season with FOX Sports, serving as the NFL’s only on-field analyst. The team makes its debut in Week 1 when the Detroit Lions travel to visit the San Diego Chargers at 4:05 PM ET.

Following a solid debut season in 2014, the team of announcer Chris Myers, analyst Ronde Barber and sideline reporter Jennifer Hale returns for a second campaign this fall. The crew draws its first assignment when the defending NFC South-champion Carolina Panthers visit the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 at 1:00 PM ET.

Additionally, veteran play-by-play voice Dick Stockton pairs with analyst David Diehl and sideline reporter Kristina Pink. Diehl, a former Pro Bowl offensive lineman who won a pair of Super Bowls as a member of the New York Giants, enters his second season calling games for FOX NFL coverage. The crew debuts in Week 2 for a 1:00 PM ET contest between the St. Louis Rams and Washington Redskins.

Rounding out FOX NFL’s broadcast assignments in 2015 is a crew led by play-by-play announcer Sam Rosen with a rotation of analysts throughout the season. Former NFL players Chris Cooley, Matt Millen, Kirk Morrision and Brady Quinn join Rosen in the booth for games during the year.

Also contributing to FOX NFL as sideline reporters this season are Peter Schrager, Holly Sonders and Danielle Trotta.

Former NFL Vice President of Officiaiting Mike Pereira, resumes his role as FOX Sports’ rules analyst to educate and inform viewers on the intricacies of the NFL rule book and clarify the critical calls that determine the outcomes of several games. He monitors the day’s action from the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles, from which he breaks down controversial calls and interprets rules with the FOX NFL studio and game broadcasters.

2015 FOX NFL Broadcast Teams:

Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews

Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver

Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin

Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis and Tony Siragusa

Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale

Dick Stockton, David Diehl and Kristina Pink

Sam Rosen, (rotating analysts) Chris Cooley/Matt Millen/Kirk Morrison/Brady Quinn, (rotating reporters) Peter Schrager/Holly Sonders/Danielle Trotta

The entire cast of America’s No.1 NFL pregame show, the top-rated FOX NFL SUNDAY, returns weekly at 12:00 PM ET, including co-hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee alongside analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson  andMichael Strahan. The NFL’s preeminent insider Jay Glazer also contributes as his up-to-the-minute “scoopage” and his reporting remains a weekly destination for fans. Glazer provides the latest on injuries and impactful lineup changes, in addition to updates on the league’s biggest storylines. Comedic prognosticator Rob Riggle also returns, contributing his entertaining prediction segments for the fourth consecutive year.

Bradshaw and Long, both members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, have been mainstays since FOX NFL SUNDAY’s 1994 debut, while Johnson celebrates his 16th year. Glazer joined in 2004, Menefee in 2006 and Strahan, enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 2014, arrived at the FOX NFL SUNDAY studio following his retirement in 2008.

Bradshaw, Buck, Long, Stockton and Albert are original FOX NFL broadcasters with the network since 1994. Oliver, as mentioned, enters her 21st year of service, followed by Rosen (20), Aikman and Johnston (15), Brennaman (13), Glazer and Siragusa (12), Myers (11) and Lynch (seven).

FOX Sports’ regular-season schedule is highlighted by nine installments of “AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK,” which closed out 2014 as television’s most watched program for the sixth straight year (15.5/29, 26.9 million viewers). AGOTW makes its first appearance on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 4:25 PM ET, when the Dallas Cowboys visit the NFC East-rival Philadelphia Eagles. Following the conclusion of the game, coverage returns to the special FOX NFL SUNDAY set live at the red carpet of the 67TH EMMY AWARDS, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where the postgame show leads to the top of the Emmys telecast at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on FOX.

For more information on FOX NFL coverage, including schedules, photography, biographical information and more, visit FOX Sports Press Pass.

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ESPN Radio Kicks off Third Season of Sunday Afternoon NFL Broadcasts September 13

ESPN Radio’s national coverage of Sunday afternoon NFL regular-season games will kick off its third year with an AFC doubleheader – Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts traveling to Buffalo for Rex Ryan’s first game as head coach of the Bills, Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. ET, followed by a showdown between Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos — the defending AFC West Champions – against AFC rivals Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens at 4 p.m.

The next four weeks will feature: Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons hosting Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants on September 20; the Philadelphia Eagles, with new team members DeMarco Murray and Sam Bradford, playing at the New York Jets and Darrelle Revis on September 27; an AFC South tilt with the Jacksonville Jaguars visiting Indianapolis on October 4; and the reigning NFC champion Seattle Seahawks, with quarterback Russell Wilson, against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 11.

ESPN Radio will broadcast a one-hour pre-game show at noon before each week’s game. The remainder of ESPN Radio’s Sunday NFL schedule will be announced throughout the season.

Commentators

This season, Marc Kestecher, Bill Rosinski and Ryan Ruocco will provide play-by-play. Herm Edwards, Shaun O’Hara and Bill Polian will serve as analysts.

Date Time (ET) Game
Sun, Sep 13 1 p.m. Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills
  4 p.m. Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
Sun, Sep 20 1 p.m. Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants
Sun, Sep 27 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets
Sun, Oct 4 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Sun, Oct 11 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals

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