NBC Sports Group Surrounds Week 1 Of 2014 NFL Season With “NFL KICKOFF 2014″ and “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”

FNIA-nfl-nbcSuper Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks Host Green Bay Packers on Thursday,   September 4. Coverage of NFL Kickoff 2014 Begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC

Denver Broncos Take on Indianapolis Colts in Season Debut of Sunday Night Football on September 7. Coverage Begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC

NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream All Sunday Night Football Games

Debut of Carrie Underwood’s 2014 Edition of “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night”         Airs September 7

NFL Turning Point Season Premiere on Wednesday, September 10 at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Pro Football Talk with Mike Florio Airs Weekdays at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NBCSN Sunday Sports Report Airs Sunday Nights at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Stamford, Conn. – August 28, 2014 – In a season that will see NBC broadcast Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, 2015, NBC Sports Group surrounds the 2014 NFL season with robust multi-platform coverage across its unprecedented portfolio of assets. NFL coverage will include live game presentation on NBC with Sunday Night Football, the No. 1 show on primetime TV; pre-game coverage on NBC with Football Night in America, the most watched studio show in sports;  live streaming of Sunday Night Football for desktops and tablets on NBC Sports Live Extra; daily studio coverage on NBCSN with Pro Football Talk; weekly programming on NBCSN with Emmy Award-nominated NFL Turning Point and NBCSN Sunday Sports Report; daily radio coverage on 439 NBC Sports Radio affiliates across the United States; local team coverage on 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks; comprehensive fantasy football coverage on NBCSN with Fantasy Football Live, and online through Rotoworld.com; and additional digital and social media content.

NBC bookends the 2014 NFL season with NFL Kickoff 2014 on Thursday, Sept. 4 and Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, 2015. In all, NBC will broadcast 22 games, including a Thanksgiving night game on Nov. 27, a Wild Card Playoff game on the weekend of Jan. 3-4, and a Divisional Playoff game on the Jan. 10-11 weekend.

NFL KICKOFF 2014 AND SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

The NFL opens the regular season on Thursday, Sept. 4, with NFL Kickoff 2014 on NBC. Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at Century Link Field, in Seattle, Wash. A pre-game concert will feature performances by Grammy Award-winning singer, song-writer, producer, and The Voice judge, Pharrell Williams, as well as Seattle-natives and Grammy Award-winning band Soundgarden from a specially constructed stage outside of Century Link Field. Select portions of the concert will air on NBC. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Sunday Night Football, the No. 1 primetime show on television, kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 7, when Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts from Sports Authority Field at Mile High, in Denver, Colo. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports.

Calling both games are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 29th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 15-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his five seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

NBC’s coverage of NFL Kickoff 2014 and Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew EsocoffSunday Night Football has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series for a record six consecutive years.

For the second year in a row, country music superstar Carrie Underwood will perform Waiting All Day for Sunday Night, the opening theme for Sunday Night Football. The 2014 edition will debut on Sunday, Sept. 7, prior to NBC’s first SNF broadcast of the 2014 NFL season. The opening theme has been part of the weekly telecast for all nine seasons of Sunday Night Football.

FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA

Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Century Link Field, on Thursday, and Sports Authority Field at Mile High, on Sunday. Costas will be joined on site by Cris Collinsworth, two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward,and new NBC Sports on-air personality Josh Elliott.

Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from Century Link Field on Thursday night, and from NBC Sports Group’s  Studio on Sunday night. Patrick will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and Peter King of Sports Illustrated.

Beginning on Sept. 7, and continuing throughout the regular season, Kathryn Tappen, Alex Flanagan and Carolyn Manno will alternate reporting from the site of one of the high-profile afternoon games.

In addition to the weekly Sunday Night Football and Football Night in America broadcasts, NBC Sports Group’s NFL coverage also includes digital content and social media extensions that are available online, as well as NFL-related shoulder programming available on NBCSN.

NBC SPORTS GROUP NFL WEEK 1 COVERAGE
DATE TIME COVERAGE NETWORK
Tues. Sept. 2 5:30 p.m. Pro Football Talk NBCSN
6:30 p.m. Fantasy Football Live NBCSN
Wed. Sept. 3 5:30 p.m. Pro Football Talk NBCSN
6:30 p.m. Fantasy Football Live NBCSN
Thurs. Sept. 4 5:30 p.m. Pro Football Talk NBCSN
7:30 p.m. NFL Kickoff 2014 NBC
8:30 p.m. Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks NBC
Fri. Sept. 5 5:30 p.m. Pro Football Talk NBCSN
Sun. Sept. 7 7 p.m. Football Night in America NBC
8:30 p.m. SNF: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos NBC

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

For the seventh consecutive season, the entire Sunday Night Football schedule will be streamed live online. NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product, will stream all SNF games to desktops and tablets. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcast of SNF.

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

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL DIGITAL COVERAGE

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ALL-ACCESSFor the fifth straight season, and with a new look and feel, NBCSports.com is providing a destination for fans dedicated to behind-the-scenes and social media driven content of Sunday Night Football. SNF All-Access includes exclusive photos and videos of the Sunday Night Football production team, look-ins on SNF production meetings, Michele Tafoya “Ten With Tafoya” interviews with key NFL players, and conversations with SNF and FNIA talent. In addition to the behind-the-scenes photos & videos, SNF All-Access houses all of the social media conversation surrounding SNF all week long. Fans can access tweets from across the league, Instagram photos and which players and topics are trending all within one experience.

Visit SNF All-Access at: http://snfallaccess.nbcsports.com/

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • SNF ON FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SNFonNBC – At nearly 2.5 million LIKES strong, the Sunday Night Football Facebook page provides stories, photos and videos exclusively behind-the-scenes at SNF every week. The page aggregates all SNF-related content found within the NBC Sports digital network, including NBCSports.comSNF All AccessProFootballTalk.com, and Rotoworld.com as well as hosts fan focused contests and sweepstakes throughout the season
  • SNF ON TWITTER: twitter.com/SNFonNBC – Using tweets, photos, Vines and videos, @SNFonNBC provides unique content with SNF talent, production crew and NFL players. Additionally, Michele Tafoya will provide real-time tweets from the sideline to provide followers with updates all game long.
  • SNF ON INSTAGRAM: Going into its fourth season, Sunday Night Football gives the SNF fan a look at photos through the filters of Instagram. Fans get a look inside the production trucks, the locker rooms, on the field and around each SNF city. Fans will get an exclusive look through Instagram of what life is like on the sideline, as our social media producer captures the best photos of Sunday night and posts in real time.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS

NBC Sports Group’s Sunday Night Football bus returns this season to travel the country visiting the host cities of all 17 Sunday Night Football games, NFL Kickoff 2014 in Seattle, and NBC’s Wild Card and Divisional Playoff games. The SNF bus will also be on-site all week leading up to the crowning of the Super Bowl XLIX champion in Arizona on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

The bus will arrive in each city two to three days prior to the game, making stops at local landmarks and events before heading to the game site on Sunday. In each city fans will have the opportunity to interact with America’s most-watched primetime television show via exclusive memorabilia, and an interactive 55 inch touch screen housing social media elements, photos and video.

As the Sunday Night Football bus makes its way from NFL Kickoff  to the Super Bowl, it will also be traveling with a replica Vince Lombardi Trophy that will be available for fan photos. From the life-size NFL players and Carrie Underwood on the outside, to the SNF Player of the Game signed ball and Vince Lombardi Trophy on the inside, fans will have numerous opportunities to interact and share memories from the bus.

NBCSPORTS.COM/FOLLOWSNF

Fans can digitally follow the Sunday Night Football bus at NBCSports.com/FollowSNF. The site will include an interactive map of where the bus has been, and where it’s traveling next, allowing fans to take a virtual #SNFRoadTrip, beginning at NFL Kickoff on Sept. 4, all the way to the ultimate Sunday night of them all, Super Bowl XLIX  #SB49. In addition, fans can also participate in a tweet contest to show their team pride and see who’s leading each week.

A dedicated producer will be collecting photos and creating videos of the bus’ travels and the cast of characters it encounters along the way. Life on the road with the Sunday Night Football bus will be featured on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as aggregated on NBCSports.com/FollowSNF using #SNFRoadTrip.

“THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”

For the third consecutive season NBC Sports will present “The Sunday Night Football,” a custom made football from Wilson, which will travel with the SNF crew all season long. Fans of SNF on Facebook and Twitter will be able to keep up with “The Sunday Night Football” on the SNF Facebook page, follow its path through each city and recommend where it should visit while in town. In addition, fans can visit NBCSports.com/FollowSNF.

At the end of each SNF game, “The Sunday Night Football” will be signed by the player of the game. Photos, video and stories around “The Sunday Night Football” and its travels will live on Facebook, Twitter, and SNF All-Access.

To help fans continue the conversation about the Sunday Night Football bus and “The Sunday Night Football,” NBCSports.com/FollowSNF will aggregate tweets and Instagram posts utilizing #SNF. The feed will include NBC Sports NFL experts, players, teams, and others talking about SNF and their interactions with the bus and the ball.

NFL TURNING POINT SEASON PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The fourth season of Emmy-nominated NFL Turning Point, NBCSN’s weekly show co-produced by NFL Films, will debut Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 10 p.m. ET and will be hosted by Football Night in America’s Dan Patrick. The hour-long program will air throughout the NFL season and will focus on the crucial “turning point” moment in several games each week by utilizing NFL Films’ unmatched cinematography, and sideline and on-field audio.

PRO FOOTBALL TALK ON NBCSN WEEKNIGHTS, 5:30 P.M. ET

Pro Football Talk, NBCSN’s daily NFL studio show co-hosted by Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister, airs at 5:30 p.m. ET every Monday through Friday. In addition to diving deep on the most topical NFL stories of the day, Pro Football Talk provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, engaging features, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide variety of NFL newsmakers.

The show regularly features a roster of NBC Sports football commentators who share a combined eight Super Bowl titles and 169 seasons of NFL experience, including Cris Collinsworth, Tony DungyHines Ward, , Doug Flutie, Jason Taylor, Takeo Spikes, Brian Westbrook, Ross Tucker, Jon Ritchie and longtime NFL coach Kevin Gilbride. In addition, Mike Ryan, who boasts 26 NFL seasons of athletic training experience, appears on select telecasts to provide perspective on injuries and sports medicine.

FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVE ON NBCSN TUESDAY – THURSDAY NIGHTS, 6:30 P.M. ET

Building off of Yahoo! Sports’ popular Sunday live streaming show of the same name, Fantasy Football Live is a live and on-demand, multi-platform, fantasy football program that airs Tuesday through Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Fantasy Football Live on NBCSN combines the best fantasy football expertise from Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports, including unique metrics from Yahoo! Sports’ leading fantasy football platform, and full integration with NBC Sports’ premier fantasy sports information site, Rotoworld.com.

Hosted by NBC Sports’ Dave Briggs,  Fantasy Football Live features a roster of Yahoo Sports, NBC Sports and Rotoworld fantasy analysts, including Rotoworld’s Kay Adams, as well as Yahoo Sports’ Brad EvansBrandon Funston and Andy Behrens.

NBCSN SUNDAY SPORTS REPORT SUNDAY NIGHTS, 11:30 P.M. ET

NBCSN Sunday Sports Report, a new, weekly, one-hour program that showcases the news and highlights of the sports properties that are carried by NBC Sports Group, airs every Sunday night on NBCSN.

Hosted by Liam McHugh, NBCSN Sunday Sports Report goes in-depth into the high-profile sports properties that primarily air on NBC and NBCSN, including the Olympics, NFL, NASCAR, NHL, Premier League, golf, Triple Crown horse racing, Notre Dame Football, Formula One, IndyCar and more.

NBCSN Sunday Sports Report originates from Studio 3 at NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

During the NFL season, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio will join McHugh in studio. In addition, Cris Collinsworth, Hines Ward, Josh Elliott and Michele Tafoya will report from the site of each Sunday Night Football game.

NBC SPORTS RADIO

NBC Sports Radio will surround the 2014 NFL season with daily coverage on 439 radio affiliates, highlighted by McNabb and Malone; an all-sports show that leverages the unique perspective of two former NFL quarterbacks, and Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison.

To listen to a live stream of NBC Sports Radio, or find your local affiliate, visit www.NBCSportsRadio.com

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NFL markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, will surround the 2014 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most in more than 43 million U.S. households.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

For the second consecutive season, Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist, Carrie Underwood, will perform “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme for primetime television’s No. 1 program, Sunday Night Football on NBC. Country music superstar Underwood, the season-four winner of American Idol in 2005, made her Sunday Night Football debut to open the 2013 NFL season. The opening theme will continue each week kicking off Sunday Night Football every Sunday night throughout the NFL season on NBC.

Eleven NFL players, who have accounted for 44 Pro Bowl selections, five Super Bowl rings, three Super Bowl MVP trophies, and eight first-round draft picks (five in the top 10) will participate in the open with Underwood. Players include New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham,San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly,New York Giants QB Eli Manning, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall,Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews,Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy,San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers,Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware, andSeattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.

Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film, where the six-time Grammy Award winner has amassed more than 95 major honors, sold more than 64 million records worldwide, and recorded 18 No. 1 singles, nine of which she co-wrote. Underwood was recognized as Pollstar’s Top Female Country Touring Artist for each of her headlining tours in 2008, 2010 and 2012.  Her four albums, Some HeartsCarnival RidePlay On, and Blown Away – each certified multi-Platinum or Platinum – tallied 38 weeks at No 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with songs that have now been streamed more than 800 million times worldwide.

A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2008, Underwood last year became the musical voice of primetime television’s No 1 program, Sunday Night Football, and starred as Maria von Trapp in the three-hour, holiday blockbuster and Emmy-winning, The Sound of Music Live!, which had a total reach of 44 million viewers.

SNF: NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION FOR 3 YEARS RUNNING

NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished the 2013-14 television season as the No. 1 show in primetime in household rating, viewership and the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May).

This marks the third consecutive television season — and the only three times on record — that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season.

For the 2013-2014 primetime television season, Sunday Night Football ranks as the highest-rated (12.8), most-watched show (21.7 million, viewers 2+), and the No. 1 broadcast program across the key demographics of Adults 18-49, 18-34, 25-54 as well as Men 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 and Women 18-34 and 18-49.

In addition, 12 SNF games averaged at least 20 million viewers, tying NBC’s Sochi Winter Olympics for most primetime telecasts with 20 million viewers (not including pre-/post-shows).

The critically acclaimed Football Night in America, which precedes Sunday Night Football, each week at 7 p.m. ET, averaged 7.9 million viewers in 2013, making it the most watched studio show in sports.

Sunday Night Football has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series in each of the last six years.

2014 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

NBC will broadcast 19 primetime NFL games during the 2014 regular season, highlighted by: Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4; Peyton Manning and the AFC Champion Broncos host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in the opening Sunday Night Football game on Sept. 7; andNBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game, featuring the heated NFC West rivalry between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

2014 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
DATE WEEK MATCHUP
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

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–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons — Series finale debuts next Tuesday

hard-knocks-hboHARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE ATLANTA FALCONS

SERIES FINALE DEBUTS TUESDAY, SEPT. 2

Episode #5 (series finale)

Debut: TUESDAY, SEPT. 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Sept. 3 (4:45 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 4 (1:15 p.m., 1:35 a.m.), 5 (11:00 a.m., 9:00 p.m.), 6 (9:30 a.m., 10:15 p.m.), 7 (6:30 a.m.) and 8 (2:45 a.m.)

            HBO2 playdates: Sept. 5 (11:15 p.m.) and 9 (4:00 p.m.)

            The preseason comes to a close as the Falcons head to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars; coaches evaluate player performances as they prepare for the cuts that will finalize the 53-man roster.

A 30-person NFL Films crew is at the Falcons’ training camp at team headquarters in Flowery Branch, Ga., shooting more than 1,500 hours of footage over the course of the series. Camera and sound crews have unencumbered access to the players’ and coaches’ meeting rooms, training rooms, living quarters and practice fields.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #HardKnocks and follow @HBO and @Atlanta_Falcons for updates.

‘NFL GameDay Live’ Added to NFL Network’s Sunday ‘GameDay’ Lineup

nfl-gameday-live‘NFL GameDay Live’ Provides In-Progress Highlights, Analysis & Fantasy Updates of All 1:00 & 4:00 PM ET Games

‘NFL GameDay First,’ ‘NFL GameDay Morning,’ ‘NFL GameDay Highlights’ & ‘NFL GameDay Final’ Return

Every Sunday during the NFL season, NFL Network presents a comprehensive lineup of shows providing all of the news, analysis and highlights fans crave. With a talent roster that features four Pro Football Hall of Famers, 11 Super Bowl rings, four NFL MVPs, two Defensive Players of the Year and one Super Bowl MVP appearing on five shows providing more than 15 hours of live programming – including a new addition, NFL GameDay Live – NFL Network offers more coverage of Sunday’s games each week than ever before.

Joining NFL Network’s GameDay programming lineup is NFL GameDay Live, a new show providing 6.5 hours of instant highlights and analysis of the day’s ongoing games starting at 1:00 PM ET, as well as live fantasy updates and reports, live press conferences and 1-on-1 interviews, and live reports from game sites. Veteran hostKevin Frazier joins NFL Network as host of NFL GameDay Live, alongside Dan Hellie and analysts Heath Evans, Brian Billick, LaDainian Tomlinson and Daniel Jeremiah.

Provided below is a schedule of NFL Network’s entire Sunday GameDay lineup:

  • 7:00 AM ET – Start each Sunday with NFL GameDay First, the first NFL pregame show on television. Host Melissa Stark and analysts Sterling Sharpe and Shaun O’Hara provide the first analysis and news reports of the day’s games.
  • 9:00 AM ET NFL GameDay Morning, the most comprehensive pregame show on television, takes viewers right up to kickoff. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Steve Mariucci and Kurt Warner are joined by Hall of Famers in Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp to discuss the upcoming games four hours prior to kickoff. NFL Network reporters stationed around the league provide up-to-the-minute reports and interviews from the game sites, while NFL Media Insiders Ian Rapoport and Michael Silver offer the latest on what is making news around the league.
  • 1:00 PM ET NFL GameDay Live is the only show that delivers in-progress highlights of all of the 1:00 and 4:00 PM ET games, as well as live fantasy updates and reports, live press conferences and 1-on-1 interviews, and live reports from game sites. Kevin Frazier and Dan Hellie host, and are joined by analysts Heath Evans, Brian Billick, LaDainian Tomlinson and Daniel Jeremiah.
  • 7:30 PM ET – Host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson and Steve Mariucci recap the day’s action thus far with highlights, postgame press conferences and commentary on NFL GameDay Highlights, leading up to kickoff of the Sunday night matchup.
  • 11:30 PM ET NFL GameDay Final provides the final word on Sunday’s games with host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin. With postgame press conferences, game highlights, player and coach interviews, expert analysis, a preview of Monday’s game and more, NFL GameDay Final provides everything viewers need to know about the week in the NFL.

ABOUT NFL NETWORK

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 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 MEDIA –

Larry Fitzgerald & The Arizona Cardinals Host Andy Dalton & The Cincinnati Bengals On “Sunday Night Football” Sunday At 8 PM ET

nbc-sundaynightfootballNBC’s Sunday Night Football Broadcast Team of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya Call Game from Glendale, Ariz.

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 20, 2014 – Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals host Andy Dalton and the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals for an NFL preseason game Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, television’s No. 1 primetime program. The game will take place at University of Phoenix Stadium, the site of Super Bowl XLIX, which will be broadcast on NBC on Sunday, Feb. 1.

Calling Bengals-Cardinals is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 29th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 15-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his five seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, who won her second Emmy for Outstanding Sports Reporter for her work during the 2013 SNF season.

NBC Sports Live Extra will live stream Sunday’s game to tablets and desktop computers.

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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 190th meeting 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 December 2011, 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 NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION FOR 3 YEARS RUNNING:

For the third consecutive September-May television season, NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished as the No. 1 show in primetime in household rating, viewership and the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May). This marks the only three times on record that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season.  For the 2013-2014 primetime television season, Sunday Night Football ranked as the highest-rated (12.8), most-watched show (21.7 million, viewers 2+), and the No. 1 broadcast program across the key demographics of Adults 18-49, 18-34, 25-54 as well as Men 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 and Women 18-34 and 18-49.

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

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

Defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks Highlight NFL Network’s Week 3 Live Preseason Schedule

NFL_Network_2012_LogoThree Live Week 3 Preseason Games on NFL Network:

Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles – August 21 at 7:30 PM ET

Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks – August 22 at 11:00 PM ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills – August 23 at 4:30 PM ET

 

Special Preseason ‘NFL RedZone’ Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 PM ET

 

Preseason Editions of New Show ‘NFL GameDay Live’ Friday, August 22 at 8:00 PM ET & Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 PM ET

It’s time to get ‘Back to Football’ and NFL Media remains the go-to destination to do so, with three live games, re-airs of every Week 3 preseason game, a special preseason edition of the NFL RedZone channel and two preseason editions of NFL Network’s new show NFL GameDay Live.

On Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 PM ET, NFL Network features a live head-to-head matchup when running back LeSean McCoy and the Philadelphia Eagles host quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. NFL Network’s Ari Wolfe and Kurt Warner will call the action from NFL Network’s studios. Editions of NFL Total Access with host Melissa Stark and analysts Michael Robinson and Shaun O’Hara air before and during halftime of Steelers-Eagles. Host Dan Hellie is joined by analysts Warren Sapp and Willie McGinest onNFL Total Access following the game.

NFL Network’s live coverage of Week 3 preseason games continues Friday, August 22 at 11:00 PM ET when quarterback Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson and the 12th man. Host Scott Hanson and analysts Warren Sapp and Kurt Warner anchor NFL Total Access Friday at 7:00 PM ET and during halftime of Bears-Seahawks.

On Saturday, August 23 at 4:30 PM ET, quarterback EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills host new head coach Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers live on NFL Network. NFL Total Access airs at 4:00 PM ET and during halftime of Buccaneers-Bills with hosts Rhett Lewis and Erin Coscarelli, and analysts LaVar Arrington and Eric Davis.

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

On Friday, August 22 at 8:00 PM ET and Saturday, August 23 at 7:30 PM ET, NFL Network’s new show NFL GameDay Live debuts with two special preseason editions. Host Dan Hellie and analyst Heath Evans provide instant highlights and analysis of the games in progress each night, as well as recap the week’s games already completed. NFL GameDay Live airs every Sunday at 1:00 PM ET on NFL Network starting September 7, providing 6.5 hours of highlights and analysis of the day’s ongoing games.

On Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 PM ET, the third preseason edition of NFL RedZone will provide live highlights and coverage of Titans-Falcons, Cowboys-Dolphins, Redskins-Ravens, Saints-Colts, Vikings-Chiefs, Rams-Browns and Texans-Broncos, hosted by Scott Hanson. The final preseason edition of NFL RedZone will air Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 PM ET.

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 a record 14 live preseason games. Plus get all the latest news and highlights with live NFL Network 24/7. Live streaming content on NFL Mobile is available to Verizon customers with a premium subscription. For more information, including how to access, visit www.verizoninsider.com/nfl.

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

For the fifth season, NFL Preseason Live enables fans in the United States to watch live and on-demand NFL preseason out-of-market games (some blackout restrictions apply). NFL Preseason Live gives fans additional viewing options including picture-in-picture, and dual and quad view modes, allowing fans to watch multiple games on the same screen. With full DVR controls, fans may also pause, rewind and replay live and archived game action. Condensed Games returns as well, which allows fans to watch any preseason game in roughly 30 minutes. NFL Preseason Live is also available on iOS, Android and Window tablet devices so that fans can watch preseason games on the go.

NFL Preseason Live is currently offered at $19.99. To learn more, visit www.NFL.com/preseasonlive.

Below is NFL Network’s Week 3 broadcast schedule.

NFL NETWORK 2014 WEEK 3 PRESEASON GAMES SCHEDULE

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

Thursday, August 21

7:30 PM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles – LIVE

Friday, August 22

4:00 PM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

11:00 PM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks – LIVE (joined live in progess)

1:00 AM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots

4:00 AM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions

Saturday, August 23

7:00 AM ET – Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers

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

1:00 PM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots

4:30 PM ET – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buffalo Bills – LIVE

12 Midnight ET –St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

3:00 AM ET – Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos

Sunday, August 24

7:00 AM ET – Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens

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

1:00 PM ET – St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

12 Midnight ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins

3:00 AM ET – Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers

Monday, August 25

10:00 AM ET – Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs

1:00 PM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks

4:00 PM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots

8:00 PM ET – St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

12 Midnight ET – San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers

3:00 AM ET – Tennessee Titans vs. Atlanta Falcons

Tuesday, August 26

10:00 AM ET – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buffalo Bills

1:00 PM ET – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals

4:00 PM ET – New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts

8:00 PM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks

12 Midnight ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins

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

Wednesday, August 27

10:00 AM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions

1:00 PM ET – New York Giants vs. New York Jets

4:00 PM ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins

8:00 PM ET – Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos

12 Midnight ET – Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers

3:00 AM ET – New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts

Thursday, August 28

10:00 AM ET – Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

12:30 PM ET – San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers

3:00 PM ET – St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

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

The following broadcast teams will be calling each Week 3 matchup on NFL Network:

Game Play-by-Play Analyst Sideline
Steelers at Eagles* Ari Wolfe Kurt Warner N/A
Panthers at Patriots Dan Roche Christian Fauria Matt Chatham
Giants at Jets Ian Eagle Greg Buttle Otis Livingston
Jaguars at Lions Matt Shepard Rob Rubick Tom Leyden
Raiders at Packers** Jim Nantz Phil Simms Tracy Wolfson
Bears at Seahawks Curt Menefee Brock Huard N/A
Buccaneers at Bills Ray Bentley Steve Tasker Mike Catalana
Titans at Falcons Randy Waters Dave Archer Laura Okmin
Cowboys at Dolphins Dick Stockton Bob Griese & Nat Moore Kim Bokamper
Redskins at Ravens Gerry Sandusky Stan White & Qadry Ismail N/A
Saints at Colts** Ian Eagle Dan Fouts Jenny Dell
Vikings at Chiefs Paul Burmeister Trent Green BJ Kissel & Rachel Santschi
Rams at Browns Jim Donovan Solomon Wilcots Dave Chudowsky
Texans at Broncos Ron Zappolo John Lynch Rod Mackey
Chargers at 49ers*** Joe Buck Tory Aikman Erin Andrews
Bengals at Cardinals**** Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Michele Tafoya

* – Special NFL Network Presentation

** – CBS

*** – FOX

**** – NBC 

Complete Cast of ‘Thursday Night Football’ Pregame Show on NFL Network & CBS Announced

Thursday_Night_Football_logo-cbs-nflFeaturing Multiple Locations, Coverage Begins at 6:00 PM ET with

‘NFL Total Access Kickoff’ on NFL Network and

‘NFL Thursday Night Kickoff’ at 7:30 PM ET on CBS and NFL Network

 

James Brown, Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher to be Joined by

Rich Eisen, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci

Live On-Location Every Thursday

 

‘Mazda Postgame Show’ Wraps Up On-Location Coverage Each Week

The complete pregame and postgame talent roster for Thursday Night Football on NFL Network and CBS is set. Joining the previously announced set featuring host James Brown and analysts Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher will be an additional set featuring host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci.

Every Thursday at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, Eisen will kick off the NFL week with Irvin, Faulk and Mariucci live from outside the stadium on NFL Total Access Kickoff. The cast will provide news and analysis of the upcoming matchup, as well as highlight the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium as fans arrive for every Thursday Night Football game on CBS and NFL Network.

At 7:30 PM ET, Brown, Sanders and Cowher anchor NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from inside the stadium. The show will air on CBS and be simulcast on NFL Network during Weeks 2-8 and air exclusively on NFL Network during Weeks 9-12 and 14-16. During halftime, Brown, Sanders and Cowher host the Lexus Halftime Show on CBS and NFL Network.

Brown, Sanders and Cowher also will appear on NFL Total Access Kickoff in the 6:00-7:30 PM ET window, while Eisen, Irvin, Faulk and Mariucci will appear within NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from 7:30 PM ET to kickoff.

Additionally, throughout the course of the 2014 Thursday Night Football schedule, NFL Network and CBS analysts such as Tony Gonzalez, Kurt Warner, LaDainian Tomlinson, Willie McGinest, Terrell Davis and more will appear on-location on both the NFL Total Access Kickoff and NFL Thursday Night Kickoff pregame shows.

Immediately following each game, the Mazda Postgame Show airs live from the stadium on NFL Network and CBS. Eisen, Irvin, Faulk, Mariucci and Sanders reprise their wildly entertaining postgame show, providing highlights, analysis and live interviews. Each week, a player or coach from the winning team will join the crew on-set to discuss the victory, receive a gift bag which will vary each week and leave their handprints on the Winning Hands wall.

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, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson. The Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore.

2014 Thursday Night Football Schedule

Kickoff times are 8:25 PM, ET unless otherwise noted

Sept. 11 (Week 2): Steelers at Ravens Nov. 6 (Week 10): Browns at Bengals
Sept. 18 (Week 3): Buccaneers at Falcons Nov. 13 (Week 11): Bills at Dolphins
Sept. 25 (Week 4): Giants at Redskins Nov. 20 (Week 12): Chiefs at Raiders
Oct. 2    (Week 5): Vikings at Packers Dec. 4  (Week 14): Cowboys at Bears
Oct. 9   (Week 6): Colts at Texans Dec. 11 (Week 15): Cardinals at Rams
Oct. 16 (Week 7): Jets at Patriots Dec. 18 (Week 16): Titans at Jaguars
Oct. 23 (Week 8): Chargers at Broncos Dec. 20 (Week 16): Eagles at Redskins*
Oct. 30 (Week 9): Saints at Panthers Dec. 20 (Week 16): Chargers at 49ers*

Weeks 2-8 and one of the Saturday games from Week 16 will be broadcast by CBS and simulcast on NFL Network. Weeks 9-12 and 14-16, including one of the Saturday games during Week 16 will be televised on NFL Network.

*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.

Follow CBS Sports and NFL Network on Twitter: @NFLonCBS and @NFLNetwork.

NEW TEAM, NEW TIME: INSIDE THE NFL Set For Seventh Season on SHOWTIME

inside-the-nfl-showtime Ed Reed, Current Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall

And Boomer Esiason Join Phil Simms And Host Greg Gumbel

On INSIDE THE NFL As Weekly Series Moves To Tuesdays Beginning September 2

NEW YORK(August 14, 2014) Former 12-year NFL veteran safety and nine-time Pro Bowler Ed Reed, current Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall and Boomer Esiason join Phil Simms as analysts, along with new host Greg Gumbel, on INSIDE THE NFL when the series begins its seventh season on SHOWTIME on Tuesday, September 2.

The announcement was made today by Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports® and Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.

INSIDE THE NFL on SHOWTIME will move to Tuesday nights with the premiere on Tuesday, September 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  The show, produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films, will air every Tuesday during the NFL season through February 4, 2015.  NFL Network will re-air the show on Wednesdays (9 p.m. ET) throughout the season.

“The additions of Greg as host, along with new analysts Boomer, Ed and Brandon, combined with Phil, follow along in the tradition of excellence that fans have come to expect from this show,” said McManus.  “With Ed just coming off the playing field and Brandon still on it, this show truly brings a unique perspective that is unseen on any other show.”

“We’ve assembled, perhaps, the most dynamic cast in this show’s long history,” said Espinoza. “Of course, the program will continue to deliver breath-taking highlights and exclusive features. And now, we are coupling the respected and accomplished personalities of Simms, Boomer and Greg Gumbel with a defensive perspective from Ed Reed and Brandon Marshall’s perspective directly from the field.  We are as excited as ever for the new season.”

Reed, a Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowl safety, takes on his first full-time role as an analyst after a 12-year career in the NFL.  Marshall, a five-time Pro Bowl receiver in nine seasons thus far, will trade his pads and cleats for a suit and microphone once a week in his first start as an analyst—serving as the first active NFL player analyst in the show’s 37-year history—while sports media veterans Esiason and Gumbel are joining INSIDE THE NFL for the first time. Simms will continue in his role that began when the series moved to SHOWTIME in 2008 while adding “CBS/Thursday Night Football” to his robust in-season schedule.

INSIDE THE NFL covers every game, every week, with trademark highlights from NFL Films, special, in-depth features and spirited debate on the hottest topics in the league.

In just seven seasons on SHOWTIME, INSIDE THE NFL has won seven Sports EMMY® Awards, including two for Outstanding Studio Show.  Past hosts of the storied program dating back to the 1970’s have included Chuck Bednarik, James Brown, Nick Buoniconti, Cris Carter, Cris Collinsworth, Bob Costas, Len Dawson, Jerry Glanville, Jimmy Johnson, Peter King, Dan Marino, and Warren Sapp.

INSIDE THE NFL is produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films. The executive producers are Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, Ross Ketover and Pat Kelleher of NFL Films.  Pete Radovich Jr., the Emmy Award-winning Creative Director for CBS Sports, serves as coordinating producer.

Levi’s Stadium NFL Debut Highlights NFL Network’s Week 2 Live Preseason Schedule

NFL_Network_2012_LogoPRESEASON WEEK 2:

LEVI’S STADIUM NFL DEBUT HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK’S WEEK 2 LIVE PRESEASON SCHEDULE

 

Five Live Week 2 Preseason Games on NFL Network:

Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots – August 15 at 7:30 PM ET

San Diego Chargers at Seattle Seahawks – August 15 at 10:30 PM ET

Green Bay Packers at St. Louis Rams – August 16 at 4:00 PM ET

Baltimore Ravens at Dallas Cowboys – August 16 at 7:00 PM ET

Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers – August 17 at 4:00 PM ET

Special Preseason ‘NFL RedZone’ Saturday, August 16 at 7:00 PM ET

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

On Friday, August 15, NFL Network features a doubleheader of live Week 2 preseason games, beginning at 7:30 PM ET when quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots host running back LeSean McCoy and the Philadelphia Eagles. Immediately following the conclusion of Eagles-Patriots, quarterback Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks host quarterback Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers. The game will be joined live in progress.

Hosts Dan Hellie and Amber Theoharis, and analysts Steve Mariucci and LaDainian Tomlinson host editions of NFL Total Access on Friday at 7:00 PM ET, during halftime of Eagles-Patriots, and before and during halftime of Chargers-Seahawks.

NFL Network’s live coverage of Week 2 preseason games continues on Saturday, August 16 with a doubleheader. At 4:00 PM ET, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers face quarterback Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams, followed by wide receiver Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys hosting quarterback Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens at 7:00 PM ET.

Before kickoff of Packers-Rams on NFL Network, NFL Total Access airs at 3:00 PM ET with Hellie, and analysts Willie McGinest and Heath Evans. During halftime of Packers-Rams and Ravens-Cowboys, NFL Total Access airs with host Rich Eisen and analysts Kurt Warner and Warren Sapp. Following Ravens-Cowboys, host Amber Theoharis, Warner and Evans wrap up the day’s action.

On Sunday, August 17 at 4:00 PM ET, the San Francisco 49ers play their first game in their new stadium when they welcome quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to Levi’s Stadium live on NFL Network. Ari Wolfe and Kurt Warner call the game from NFL Network’s studios.

Before kickoff of Broncos-49ers on NFL Network, NFL Total Access airs at 3:00 PM ET with Hellie, Theoharis, analyst Terrell Davis and NFL Media’s Mike Silver. During halftime of Broncos-49ers, Hellie, Theoharis, Davis and Silver provide analysis and highlights of the first half. Following the game, Theoharis, McGinest, Davis and Silver wrap of the day’s action.

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 a record 14 live preseason games. Plus get all the latest news and highlights with live NFL Network 24/7. Live streaming content on NFL Mobile is available to Verizon customers with a premium subscription. For more information, including how to access, visit www.verizoninsider.com/nfl.

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

On Saturday, August 16 at 7:00 PM ET, the second preseason edition of NFL RedZone will provide live highlights and coverage of Cowboys-Ravens, Giants-Colts, Jets-Bengals, Bills-Steelers, Dolphins-Buccaneers, Falcons-Texans and Cardinals-Vikings, hosted by Matt “Money” Smith. The final two preseason editions of NFL RedZone will air Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 PM ET and Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 PM ET.

For the fifth season, NFL Preseason Live enables fans in the United States to watch live and on-demand NFL preseason out-of-market games (some blackout restrictions apply). NFL Preseason Live gives fans additional viewing options including picture-in-picture, and dual and quad view modes, allowing fans to watch multiple games on the same screen. With full DVR controls, fans may also pause, rewind and replay live and archived game action. Condensed Games returns as well, which allows fans to watch any preseason game in roughly 30 minutes. NFL Preseason Live is also available on iOS, Android and Window tablet devices so that fans can watch preseason games on the go.

NFL Preseason Live is currently offered at $19.99. To learn more, visit www.NFL.com/preseasonlive.

Below is NFL Network’s Week 2 broadcast schedule.

NFL NETWORK 2014 WEEK 2 PRESEASON GAMES SCHEDULE

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

Friday, August 15

7:30 PM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots – LIVE

10:30 PM ET – San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks – LIVE (joined live in progress)

1:00 AM ET – Tennessee Titans vs. New Orleans Saints

4:00 AM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears (condensed version)

Saturday, August 16

6:30 AM ET – Tennessee Titans vs. New Orleans Saints (condensed version)

9:00 AM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

12 Noon ET – San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks

4:00 PM ET – Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams – LIVE

7:00 PM ET – Baltimore Ravens vs. Dallas Cowboys – LIVE

11:00 PM ET – New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts

2:00 AM ET – Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings

Sunday, August 17

6:00 AM ET – Atlanta Falcons vs. Houston Texans

9:00 AM ET – Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders

12 Noon ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

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

12 Midnight ET – Baltimore Ravens vs. Dallas Cowboys

3:00 AM ET – Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Monday, August 18

10:00 AM ET – New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals

1:00 PM ET – Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders

4:00 PM ET – San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks

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

3:00 AM ET – Atlanta Falcons vs. Houston Texans

Tuesday, August 19

10:00 AM ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1:00 PM ET – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Carolina Panthers

4:00 PM ET – New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts

8:00 PM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

12 Midnight ET – Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams

3:00 AM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears

Wednesday, August 20

10:00 AM ET – Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1:00 PM ET – New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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

8:00 PM ET – Cleveland Browns vs. Washington Redskins

12 Midnight ET – Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings

3:00 AM ET – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Carolina Panthers

Thursday, August 21

10:00 AM ET – Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders

1:00 PM ET – Baltimore Ravens vs. Dallas Cowboys

4:00 PM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

12 Midnight ET – San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks

3:00 AM ET – New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Friday, August 22

10:00 AM ET – Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams

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

The following broadcast teams will be calling each Week 2 matchup on NFL Network:

Game Play-by-Play Analyst Sideline
Jaguars at Bears* Mike Tirico Jon Gruden Lisa Salters
Eagles at Patriots Dan Roche Christian Fauria Matt Chatham
Titans at Saints Joel Meyers Jon Stinchcomb John Deshazier
Chargers at Seahawks Curt Menefee Brock Huard N/A
Lions at Raiders Greg Papa Tom Flores & Jim Plunkett JT the Brick
Packers at Rams Andrew Siciliano Marshall Faulk & Torry Holt Casey Phillips & Martin Kilcoyne
Ravens at Cowboys Bill Jones Babe Laufenberg Steve Dennis
Giants at Colts Don Fischer Barry Krauss N/A
Jets at Bengals Brad Johansen Anthony Munoz Mike Valpredo
Bills at Steelers Bob Pompeani Edmund Nelson Jeff Verszyla
Dolphins at Buccaneers Chris Myers Ronde Barber Dan Lucas
Falcons at Texans Kevin Kugler Spencer Tillman Drew Dougherty
Cardinals at Vikings Paul Allen Pete Bercich Greg Coleman & Ben Leber
Broncos at 49ers** Ari Wolfe Kurt Warner N/A
Chiefs at Panthers*** Kevin Burkhardt John Lynch Pam Oliver
Browns at Redskins* Mike Tirico Jon Gruden Lisa Salters

* – ESPN

** – Special NFL Network presentation

*** – FOX

NFL on FOX Stacks Broadcast Teams for 20th Anniversary Season

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NEW AND FAMILIAR FACES FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Buck & Aikman Return for 13th Season As Lead Broadcast Team with Andrews

Newcomers McNabb, Quinn, Diehl, Morrison, Kutcher & Ayanbadejo in Booth

Los Angeles – Next week, FOX Sports celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first NFL on FOX game telecast, and as the season approaches, the network is proud to unveil its 2014 broadcast teams, building on the strength of its well-respected lineup by coupling promising new talent with proven broadcast veterans.  The announcement was made today by FOX Sports President, COO & Executive Producer, Eric Shanks, and Executive Producer John Entz.  Regular-season games kick off on Sunday, Sept. 7, with doubleheader coverage featuring six match-ups beginning at 1:00 PM ET.  FOX NFL SUNDAY, America’s No. 1 pregame show for 20 years and winner of 21 Emmy Awards, precedes game coverage each NFL on FOX Sunday at 12:00 PM ET.

Joe Buck (@Buck) and Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman), the NFL’s longest-running game broadcast team, return for their 13th season, this year welcoming Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews), in her second season as an NFL on FOX sideline reporter, to the team.  This season marks Buck’s 21st with FOX Sports and Aikman’s 14th.  The trio calls its first regular-season game of the year from Dallas on Week 1, as the Cowboys host the NFC runner-up San Francisco 49ers at 4:25 PM ET.

Play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt (@KevinBurkhardt) shares the booth for the second year with John Lynch, in his sixth year as an analyst, teaming up with veteran sideline reporter Pam Oliver, in her 20th and final year on the FOX sidelines.  The team’s regular-season debut comes in a Week 1 clash in Atlanta, as the Falcons host the New Orleans Saints at 1:00 PM ET.

NFL on FOX’s second-longest running broadcast team features play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert (@KennyAlbert) with analyst Daryl Johnston (@DarylJohnston) and Tony Siragusa (@TonySiragusa), the NFL’s only on-field analyst, who begin their eighth campaign together in Chicago as Jay Cutler and the Bears welcome EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills at 1:00 PM ET.

Chris Myers (@The_ChrisMyers) returns to call games in 2014, this time with NFL veteran Ronde Barber, in his second year as an NFL on FOX analyst, and sideline reporter Jennifer Hale (@JenHale504). The crew debuts in Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers and new signal caller Josh McCown host the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton at 4:25 PM ET.

Thom Brennaman, longtime play-by-play announcer, welcomes FOX Sports newcomer and former New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl (@DaveDiehl66), a two-time Super Bowl winner, as analyst with Laura Okmin (@LauraOkmin) as sideline reporter. The trio hits the air for the first time at 1:00 PM ET from Houston, where the Texans host the Washington Redskins.

Rounding out NFL on FOX broadcast teams in 2014 is veteran play-by-play man Dick Stockton with a rotation of new analysts featuring former NFL standout quarterback and FOX Sports 1 analyst Donovan McNabb (@DonovanJMcNabb), former NFL and Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn (@3rd_Goal) and former NFL linebacker and FOX Sports 1 analyst Kirk Morrison (@KirkMorrison), in addition to sideline reporter Kristina Pink (@Kristina_Pink).  Stockton’s first game kicks off in Week 1 at 1:00 PM ET alongside Morrison and Pink, when St. Louis hosts Minnesota.

Also contributing to NFL on FOX broadcasts throughout the season are play-by-play announcers Sam Rosen, Justin Kutcher (@JustinKutcher), Gus Johnson (@GusJohnson) and Mike Goldberg (@MFG16); analysts Charles Davis (@CFD22) and Brendon Ayanbadejo (@Brendon310); and sideline reporter Peter Schrager (@PSchrags).

Mike Pereira (@MikePereira), former NFL Vice President of Officiating, resumes his role as FOX Sports’ rules analyst to educate and inform viewers on the intricacies of the NFL rule book. 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 NFL on FOX studio or game personnel.  Pereira also interacts with viewers throughout the day via Twitter.

2014 NFL on FOX announcer pairings:

Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews

Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver

Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale

Thom Brennaman, David Diehl and Laura Okmin

Kenny Albert, Daryl “Moose” Johnston and Tony Siragusa

Dick Stockton, Donovan McNabb/Brady Quinn/Kirk Morrison and Kristina Pink

“We’re excited by the depth and quality of the personnel we’ve assembled to call NFL on FOX games this season,” said Entz.  “This blend of veterans and newcomers is going to work hard to call the action, capture the game’s nuances and keep the focus on the field, where it belongs.”

The entire FOX NFL SUNDAY cast returns for the one-hour program, including co-hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee (@CurtMenefee); analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson (@JimmyJohnson) and Michael Strahan (@MichaelStrahan), the newest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame; top NFL insider Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer); rules expert Pereira; and comedic prognosticator Rob Riggle.  Bradshaw and Long, both Hall of Famers, have been mainstays since the show’s 1994 debut, while Johnson celebrates his 15th year.  Glazer joined in 2004, Menefee in 2006 and Strahan in 2008 following his Super Bowl XLII win with the New York Giants.

Bradshaw, Buck, Long, Stockton and Albert are original NFL on FOX broadcasters with the network since 1994.  Oliver enters her 20th year of service, followed by Rosen (19), Aikman and Johnston (14), Brennaman (12), Glazer and Siragusa (11), Myers (10) and Lynch (six).

Following its regular-season coverage, FOX Sports presents exclusive live postseason coverage including an NFC Wild Card Game, the NFC Divisional Playoffs and the NFC Championship Game.

The 2013-‘14 NFL on FOX regular season was the network’s most-watched ever (12.5/25), delivering an average of 21.2 million viewers, an 8% increase over 2012-‘13 viewership (19.7 million) and a 5% increase over 2010’s previous high.  NFL on FOX in 2013 marked a 6% household ratings and 8% audience increase over 2012 (11.8/24, 19.7 million).  The last four seasons of the NFL on FOX have been FOX’s most-watched since the network first began broadcasting the sport in 1994 (2013 – 21.2 million; 2010 – 20.11 million; 2011 – 20.96 million and 2012 – 19.7 million).

The 2013 NFL on FOX’s AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK national games averaged a sensational 15.9/29, with 27.2 million viewers, and continues to rank as the most-watched show on television in households and all key male and adult demographics. AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK finished +7% in rating and +10% in audience over the 2012-’13 season (14.8/26, 24.8 million viewers).

FOX NFL SUNDAY, America’s most-watched pregame show since its 1994 debut, delivered a 3.4/8 for the 2013 season, with a season-high 5.5 million viewers for its final installment of the 2013 campaign, and on the year averaged 3.2/8 with 4.8 million viewers, up +3% in rating and +4% in audience over 2012-’13 (3.1/8, 4.6 million viewers).

Every NFL on FOX broadcast day begins with FOX NFL KICKOFF on FOX Sports 1 at 11:00 AM ET.  The one-hour show, now in its second season, is hosted by Joel Klatt with three of the NFL’s all-time greats – Donovan McNabb, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher – serving as analysts each week.

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NFL Network’s ‘Inside Training Camp Live’ Kicks Off Thursday at 10:00 AM ET

NFL_Network_2012_Logo‘Inside Training Camp Live’ at 10:00 AM ET – Nine Hours of Live Training Camp Coverage

Rich Eisen With Broncos QB Peyton Manning & EVP/GM John Elway

Live Coverage Begins at 6:00 AM ET with ‘NFL AM’

NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live kicks off Thursday, July 24 at 10:00 AM ET and provides nine hours of live coverage. During Inside Training Camp Live, NFL Network’s Rich Eisen speaks with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway.

Start the day with NFL AM at 6:00 AM ET as hosts Rhett Lewis and Erin Coscarelli, and analysts Eric Davis, Jordan Babineaux and Steve Wyche provide the first reports and analysis of the day.

At 7:00 PM ET, host Amber Theoharis and analysts Warren Sapp and Willie McGinest recap all of the day’s action on NFL Total Access, followed by Training Camp Primetime at 8:00 PM ET with Sapp, McGinest and host Scott Hanson.

Coming Up on NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live Thursday, July 24

The following hosts and analysts will appear on Inside Training Camp Live:

  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET – Chris Rose, Brian Baldinger, Shawne Merriman & Charley Casserly
  • 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET – Lindsay Rhodes, Mike Tannenbaum, Solomon Wilcots & Charley Casserly
  • 4:00 – 7:00 PM ET – Andrew Siciliano, Jamie Dukes, Michael Robinson & Charley Casserly

Inside Training Camp Live will feature the following on-site NFL Network hosts/analysts/reporters:

  • Rich Eisen & Mike Silver – Denver Broncos
    • Rich Eisen interviews with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning & Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway
  • Steve Wyche & Jeff Darlington – Washington Redskins
  • Daniel Jeremiah, Ian Rapoport & Bob Papa – New York Giants
  • Dan Hellie & Aditi Kinkhabwala – Cleveland Browns
  • Desmond Purnell – Dallas Cowboys
  • Albert Breer – New Orleans Saints
  • Kim Jones – New York Jets
  • Randy Moss & Judy Battista – New England Patriots
  • Omar Ruiz – San Francisco 49ers

ABOUT NFL NETWORK

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 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.

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