NFL Media Programming Notes: October 21-26

NFL_Network_2012_LogoNFL Network Shows and Scheduled Guests

For a full description of each show, please click the show’s link

  • Thursday Night Football – Chargers vs Broncos at 8:25 PM ET

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: NFL Total Access Kickoff at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network; NFL Thursday Night Kickoff at 7:30 PM ET on CBS & NFL Network

  • Sound FX: Peyton Manning #509

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: A special edition of Sound FX featuring wired sound of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning during his record-setting game against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7 on Friday, October 24 at 10:00 PM ET

  • Undrafted – Advance Premiere Thursday, October 23 Following Chargers-Broncos; Premieres Tuesday, October 28 at 9:00 PM ET
  • Finding Giants – TONIGHT at 9:00 PM ET
  • Terrell Davis: A Football Life – Premieres Friday, October 24 at 9:00 PM ET
  • NFL Now
  • Week 7 NFL Replay & Sound FX

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, and San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers on Sound FX Friday, October 24 at 3:00 PM ET 

  • NFL AM

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Atlanta Falcons wide receivers Julio Jones & Devin Hester and Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee on Wednesday, October 22

  • NFL Game Rewind
  • The Aftermath
  • NFL Fantasy Live

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: All-time leading rusher for the Green Bay Packers Ahman Green on Thursday, October 23

  • Around the NFL
  • NFL Total Access

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson on Thursday, October 23; ‘Friday Night Spotlight’ – Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco           

  • Playbook & Playbook Primetime
  • Inside the NFL

 NFL Network’s Day-by-Day Programming

 NFL.com Content

  • NFL.com Editorial Content
  • NFL.com Podcast Central

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis and Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar on the Dave Dameshek Football Program; Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell on the Moving the Sticks Podcast; West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen on the College Football 24/7 Podcast;   

  • NFL Mobile from Verizon
  • NFL Network Live Streaming

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Thursday Night Football – Chargers vs. Broncos at 8:25 PM ET on CBS & NFL Network

Thursday Night Football on CBS and NFL Network kicks off Thursday, October 23 at 8:25 PM ET when quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos host quarterback Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers. Play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and analyst Phil Simms have the call, with Tracy Wolfson providing reports from the sideline.

Coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET with NFL Total Access Kickoff on NFL Network. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Steve Mariucci, Michael Irvin, Terrell Davis, and Kurt Warner are live outside Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado to provide analysis of Chargers-Broncos and highlight the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium.

Provided below is a list of topics they will discuss:

  • Wired sound of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning from the record-setting game
  • Recipients of Peyton Manning’s milestone touchdowns, including Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, speak about Manning
  • How does the touchdown record impact Peyton Manning’s legacy?
  • Last year on Thursday Night Football the San Diego Chargers beat the Denver Broncos and held them to their lowest point total of the year. How do they do it again?
  • Which San Diego Chargers offensive weapon will be toughest for the Denver Broncos to stop?
  • Are the Denver Broncos the best team in the AFC?
  • Michael Irvin and Kurt Warner demonstrate how Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has gotten on a three-game hot streak

At 7:30 PM ET on NFL Network and CBS, James Brown, Deion Sanders, Tony Gonzalez and Bill Cowher host NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from inside the stadium. Eisen, Mariucci, Irvin, Davis and Warner will also appear on the show.

During halftime, Brown, Sanders and Cowher host the Lexus Halftime Show on CBS, providing first half highlights and analysis. Following the game, Eisen, Mariucci, Irvin, Davis, Warner and Sanders host the Mazda Postgame Show, which features complete game highlights and analysis, as well as on-set interviews with players from the winning team.

Sound FX: Peyton Manning #509

A special edition of Sound FX featuring wired sound of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning during his record-setting game against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7 on Friday, October 24 at 10:00 PM ET.

Undrafted

Every year, thousands of college football players leave school with dreams of achieving a career in the National Football League. Of those thousands, 256 players are selected in the NFL Draft. The remaining – the undrafted – are forced to overcome another obstacle to pursue their dream.

NFL Network presents Undrafted, a six-part series premiering Tuesday, October 28 at 9:00 PM ET and airing each Tuesday through December 9. All six episodes tell the stories of players who were undrafted and are currently working to make their dream of playing in the NFL a reality. Each week on NFL Network, an advance premiere of the new episode will air following the Thursday Night Football game, beginning Thursday, October 23 following the Chargers-Broncos game. Digitally, Undrafted will be made available on NFL Now through the service’s premium tier, NFL Now Plus. ($1.99 per month)

Undrafted goes inside the lives and tells the stories of various athletes as they try to fulfill their dreams of playing in the NFL. The series follows each as they prepare for the league’s Super Regional Combines, an alternative showcase for lesser-known college players and older free agents. These Combine events have taken on greater importance in recent years as numerous undrafted players — including current starters on the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys — have earned important roles on NFL rosters. Each Undrafted episode provides compelling personal and on-field footage of six long longshots angling to create a life in the NFL.

Undrafted is a continuation of a new line of programming for NFL Network, following in the steps of Finding Giants, which offered an in-depth look at the scouts and front office of the New York Giants. All six episodes of Finding Giants are available on NFL Now.

Featured on Undrafted are:

  • Harvey Unga – All-time leading rusher at BYU; selected in the seventh round of the 2010 Supplemental Draft by the Chicago Bears
  • Terrance Lewis – Wide receiver from Alcorn State University; complied 12 receiving touchdowns, three kickoff return touchdowns and one punt return touchdown in four seasons at Alcorn State (2009-12)
  • Jonathon Sharpe – Linebacker from North Greenville University; totaled 132 tackles, 23.5 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks and three interceptions in two seasons as a starter (2011 & 2012)
  • Akeem Davis – Safety from the University of Memphis; played in 34 games (2009-12) and recorded 162 total tackles and had 13 tackles for loss
  • Elijah Anderson – Linebacker from Morehouse College; during the 2011-12 season at Morehouse, he led the team with 72 tackles with 12 tackles for loss for 53 yards, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles
  • Nnamdi Obukwelu – Defensive tackle from Harvard University; played in 39 career games at Harvard (2010-13) and registered 109 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery

Undrafted was produced by NFL Network in association with Mandalay Sports Media, DG West and Indigenous Films.

To view the trailer for Undrafted, visit:

https://www.interdubs.com/r/nflfilms/?al=LJ0RQ5&an=sPCjNH

Finding Giants

Before an NFL team can achieve success on the field, it is up to the hard work of the team’s scouts to scour the country to find the future players of the organization. For the first time ever, NFL Network – in association with NFL Films and Moondog Films – provides a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of professional scouts and follows the long process of what it takes to build a championship team.

NFL Network presents Finding Giants, a four-part series airing each Tuesday through October 21. All four episodes provide an intimate look into the New York Giants organization, one of the most successful NFL franchises with eight championship titles, including four Super Bowls. Each week on NFL Network, a first look of the new episode will air following the Thursday Night Football game. Digitally, Finding Giants will be made available on NFL Now through the service’s premium tier, NFL Now Plus. ($1.99 per month)

On NFL Now Plus, the full six-episode, “director’s cut” edition of Finding Giants will be available. NFL Now is the League’s next-generation video service and provides fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere accessible through apps and browsers across an array of Internet-connected devices. Offered for free with a premium tier, NFL Now allows fans to customize their own video stream of short-form videos and highlights from NFL Media and all 32 NFL clubs.

Finding Giants offers an in-depth look at scouting and team building in today’s NFL and shows what it takes to find and draft the best players to fit an organization. Finding Giants will also give fans a unique look at the personal side of working in the NFL as scouts and their wives balance life on the road with family life at home.

Additionally, Finding Giants will show footage inside the Giants’ draft war room during the 2014 NFL Draft, in which the Giants selected such players as Odell Beckham, Jr., Weston Richburg and Andre Williams.

To view the trailer for Finding Giants, visit:

http://on.nfl.com/1uzEjW6

Terrell Davis: A Football Life – Friday, October 24 at 9:00 PM ET

Throughout Terrell Davis’ football life, one surprise has followed another. After walking on at Long Beach State, Davis eventually found himself at the University of Georgia – a football powerhouse. A sixth-round pick of the Denver Broncos, Davis found himself the opening day starter his rookie season. Two Super Bowl championships, one Super Bowl MVP, one league MVP, one 2,000-yard rushing season and 7,607 total rushing yards later, Davis hopes that next step is enshrinement in Canton.

NFL Network’s series A Football Life continues Friday, October 24 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of the three-time Pro Bowl running back. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary features interviews with Davis, his mother Kateree Davis, former teammates John Elway, Rod Smith and Shannon Sharpe, former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan and more.

Following the premiere of Terrell Davis: A Football Life on NFL Network, the episode – along with the entire A Football Life series – will be available on NFL Now, the League’s next-generation video service. Providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience, allowing them to follow their favorite NFL teams and players. Visit NFL.com/now for more information.

Every episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – is streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Among the topics discussed in Terrell Davis: A Football Life are:

  • Growing up the youngest of six children and how the passing of his father affected him
  • His history with migraines and returning in the second half of Super Bowl XXXII to win MVP
  • Surpassing the 2,000 rushing yards mark in 1998
  • Walking on the football team at Long Beach State in 1991 and transferring to the University of Georgia
  • Almost quitting the Broncos during the preseason of his rookie year
  • The reason behind his popular “Salute” which followed every touchdown he scored

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

This season, A Football Life airs Friday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Below is the broadcast schedule for the October and November episodes:

  • October 31 – Ricky Williams
  • November 7 – Earl Campbell
  • November 14 – Csonka, Kiick & Morris
  • November 21 – Lyle Alzado
  • November 28 – Dick Butkus & Gale Sayers

NFL Now

NFL Now is the League’s next-generation video service, providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, accessible through apps and browsers across an array of Internet-connected devices. Offered for free with a premium tier, NFL Now allows fans to customize their own video stream of short-form videos and highlights from NFL Media and all 32 NFL clubs.

The NFL…Personalized: Fans can select their favorite NFL teams and players and upload their NFL.com Fantasy roster, and NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience. The customization grows over time, as the content engine learns each fan’s preferences and fine tunes the video stream, to the point where no two registered fans will have the same experience on NFL Now.

Provided below is a weekly schedule of NFL Now content:

  • Live streaming of NFL Fantasy Live on NFL Now

o   Monday – Friday at 4:00 PM ET,

o   Sunday at 5:30 – 7:00 AM ET

  • Live streaming events and select news conferences
  • Michael Fabiano personalized fantasy analysis
  • Daily, personalized NFL analysis from Brian Billick, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah, Brian Baldinger, Bucky Brooks and others
  • Instant in-game highlights for every game as wells as a personalized highlight Game Center for NFL.com fantasy leagues
  • In-depth analysis for all 32 teams every day
  • 1,200 new NFL Club-produced segments available per week
  • Over 1,000 NFL Films titles available on NFL Now Plus

NFL GameDay on NFL Network – Sunday Starting at 7:00 AM ET

NFL Network’s ‘GameDay’ coverage kicks off Sunday, October 26, providing more than 15 hours of live programming every Sunday during the regular season.

Start each Sunday with NFL GameDay First at 7:00 AM ET, the first NFL pregame show on television. Host Melissa Stark and analysts Sterling Sharpe, Shaun O’Hara and Michael Robinson provide the first analysis and news reports of the day’s games.

NFL GameDay Morning, the most comprehensive pregame show on television, airs at 9:00 AM ET and 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 Insider Ian Rapoport offers the latest on what is making news around the league. Additionally, Michael Silver, Andrea Kremer, Mark Kriegel and Steve Cyphers provide in-depth feature stories each week.

At 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.

At 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.

NFL GameDay Final provides the final word on Sunday’s games at 11:30 PM ET 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.

Week 7 NFL Replay & Sound FX

NFL Replay offers an exclusive look at the previous week’s games in a condensed, high-octane format. With the use of bonus NFL Films and NFL Network footage, including never-before-seen camera angles and coaches’ commentary, combined with exclusive wired sound from the field, locker rooms and sidelines, viewers will experience the game like never before.

Sound FX offers a compilation of the best on-field sights and sounds from around the NFL each week.

Week 7 NFL Replay & Sound FX schedule:

Wednesday

  • 8:00 PM ET – NFL Replay: New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions

Friday

  • 3:00 PM ET – Sound FX: Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, and San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers

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

Start the day off with the NFL. NFL AM airs Monday – Friday at 6:00 AM ET offering analysis, reports from correspondents in several NFL cities, interviews with players and coaches, and game highlights. A two-hour edition of NFL AM airs Monday – Friday starting at 10:00 AM ET.

Hosts Rhett Lewis and Erin Coscarelli are joined by analysts Eric Davis and LaVar Arrington each morning, setting the football conversation for the day.

The following guest will join the show this week:

  • Wednesday – Atlanta Falcons wide receivers Julio Jones & Devin Hester and Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee

 

NFL Game Rewind

Re-live every week one game with Game Rewind – a condensed 30-minute edition of each game. Game Rewind airs on Monday from 12 Noon – 3:00 PM ET & 8:30 – 11:30 PM ET, and on Tuesday from 12 Noon – 2:00 PM ET.

The Aftermath – Mondays at 3:00 PM ET

Every Monday at 3:00 PM ET, get up to speed on everything that happened in the NFL with highlights, news, information and analysis on The Aftermath. Host Rhett Lewis and analysts Brian Baldinger, Steve Wyche and Nate Burleson look back at all of Sunday’s games, along with player and coach press conferences.

NFL Fantasy Live – Daily Episodes at 4:00 PM ET on NFL.com/NFL Now/NFL Mobile & 5:00 PM ET on NFL Network

NFL Fantasy Live, the premier show for fantasy football players, has returned with daily episodes for the entire 2014 NFL Season.

Continuing throughout the NFL season, the one-hour show airs Monday through Friday. Catch it first on NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile at 4:00 PM ET and then on NFL Network at 5:00 PM ET.

Additionally, each Sunday at 11:30 AM ET, NFL Fantasy Live airs on NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile and the NFL RedZone channel.

This Thursday, NFL Fantasy Live airs at the special times of 4:00 PM ET on NFL Network and 5:30 PM ET on NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile.

On Thursday, October 23, former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green joins the show.

Fantasy Experts:

o   Michael Fabiano

o   Adam Rank

o   Matt “Money” Smith

o   Akbar Gbajabiamila

o   Elliot Harrison

o   Marcas Grant

o   Molly Qerim

o   James Koh

Additionally, catch the NFL Fantasy Live podcast: http://www.nfl.com/podcast/nflfantasy-podcast

Returning this year is NFL Fantasy’s Fantasy Genius – the collaborative community for shared fantasy football information.

Around the NFL – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 6:00 PM ET; Thursday at 2:00 PM ET

Around the NFL provides all of the latest news and information surrounding the National Football League Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 PM ET, and Thursday at 2:00 PM ET on NFL Network.

Hosts Andrew Siciliano and Lindsay Rhodes are joined each day by a rotating roster of NFL Network analysts including Kurt Warner, Steve Mariucci, Brian Baldinger, Solomon Wilcots, Jamie Dukes and Charley Casserly.

In addition to the NFL Network analysts & NFL players joining Around the NFL, team beat writers from around the league join the show on a regular basis to provide their unique perspective.

NFL Total Access – Monday-Saturday at 7:00 PM ET; Thursday Following Thursday Night Football

NFL Total Access returns to the time of 7:00 PM ET Monday – Saturday on NFL Network (airs on Thursday following Thursday Night Football).

Hosts Dan Hellie and Amber Theoharis anchor the NFL’s show of record each night and are joined by NFL Network analysts Willie McGinest, Heath Evans, Nate Burleson, Michael Robinson, Warren Sapp, LaDainian Tomlinson, Steve Mariucci, Brian Billick, Daniel Jeremiah, Brian Baldinger and Shawne Merriman.

Tuesday, October 21

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Willie McGinest, Nate Burleson and Kurt Warner

Wednesday, October 22

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
    Analysts: Willie McGinest, Heath Evans

Thursday, October 23 – After Chargers-Broncos

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Willie McGinest, Heath Evans
  • Guests: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson

Friday, October 24

  • Hosts: Scott Hanson & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Willie McGinest, Daniel Jeremiah
  • Guests: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

Saturday, October 25

  • Hosts: Scott Hanson
  • Analysts: Jamie Dukes, Heath Evans, Daniel Jeremiah

Playbook – Friday at 4:00 PM ET; Playbook Primetime – Friday at 8:00 PM ET

See the game the way the pros do each week with two editions of the show Playbook, the ultimate X’s and O’s football show on television.

Playbook airs every Friday at 4:00 PM ET with former players Sterling Sharpe and Shaun O’Hara, and former Super Bowl-winning head coach Brian Billick bringing the viewers the inside information for every game each week. With the help of “All-22” footage – the same film used by NFL teams each week – Playbook breaks down all of the games and tells you who will win on Sunday. The one-hour show also recaps the previous night’s Thursday Night Football matchup.

At 8:00 PM ET, Sharpe, O’Hara and Billick return for Playbook Primetime, which breaks down the week’s biggest games and explains which teams will win and why.

 

Inside the NFL – Wednesday at 9:00 PM ET

Showtime’s popular show, Inside the NFL, comes to NFL Network for the first time. Each week’s episode will re-air on NFL Network Wednesday at 9:00 PM ET following its original airing on Showtime.

Host Greg Gumbel is joined by analysts Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason, former Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed and current Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall cover every game, every week, with trademark highlights from NFL Films, special, in-depth features and spirited debate on the hottest topics in the league.

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NFL Editorial Content – Daily on NFL.com

  • Michael Silver

o    To read his columns: http://on.nfl.com/1lwmZ3q

  • Judy Battista

o   To read her other columns: http://on.nfl.com/17S17El

  • Elliot Harrison’s Weekly Power Rankings

o   Every Tuesday, Elliott Harrison ranks NFL teams from No. 1 through No. 32 in his weekly power rankings. His power rankings will be a staple on NFL Network and NFL Digital Media’s programming throughout the week.

o   To view the weekly power rankings: http://on.nfl.com/17CaPue

  • NFL.com’s Around the NFL Blog

o    Get the latest news & information from around the league with NFL.com’s Around the NFL blog

o    Follow on Twitter: @AroundTheNFL

  • NFL.com’s College Football 24/7

o    Get all of the news and analysis from around college football with NFL.com’s College Football 24/7

o    Follow on Twitter: @NFL_CFB

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

Back to Top

NFL.com Presents Six Weekly Podcasts

  • Dave Dameshek Football Program – St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis and Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar
  • Around the NFL
  • The Coaches Show
  • College Football 24/7 – West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen
  • NFL Fantasy Live
  • Move The Sticks – Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell

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

http://www.nfl.com/podcast

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NFL Network Programming Schedule 

Day-by-Day Programming Schedule:

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

NFL Mobile from Verizon

With NFL Mobile, stream more live games than ever before. Get Thursday, Sunday & Monday Night primetime NFL games and for the first time, local Sunday afternoon games live on your smartphone. Plus, stream NFL Network 24/7 and NFL RedZone every Sunday live, exclusively from Verizon.

NFL Mobile is available to Verizon Wireless customers with a premium subscription for $5/month. Verizon customers can access live games and NFL Network included with the MORE Everything Plan. NFL Redzone is not included with the More Everything Plan, but can be purchased through NFL Mobile for $1.99/mo. For more information about NFL Mobile from Verizon, visit www.verizonwireless.com/insiders-guide/inside/nfl. Data usage applies for app download use & blackout rules apply.

NFL Network Live Streaming

Watch NFL Network anytime, anywhere at NFL.com/Watch.  Live streaming is accessible on PCs, tablets and Xbox for authenticated NFL Network subscribers via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Optimum, Verizon FiOS and many more distributors.  In addition, Verizon Wireless customers can access live streaming on smartphones via NFL Mobile.  Learn more by going to www.NFL.com/watch

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Preview of Week 7 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

NFL-GameDayMorning‘NFL GameDay Morning’ Sunday at 9:00 AM ET

Brett Favre with Steve Mariucci

Cowboys TE Jason Witten with Michael Irvin

‘NFL GameDay First’ Airs Sunday at 7:00 AM ET

Sunday is ‘GameDay’ and every week NFL Network provides more than 15 hours of live coverage, beginning at 7:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay First. NFL Network’s coverage continues at 9:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay Morning leading viewers into the early games. At 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Live provides in-progress highlights and analysis of the day’s games, and at 7:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Highlights recaps the entire afternoon. At 11:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Final provides complete analysis on the entire football Sunday.

This week on NFL GameDay First

Host: Melissa Stark

Co-host/Analyst: Sterling Sharpe

Analysts: Shaun O’Hara & Michael Robinson

Featured this week on NFL GameDay First:

  • NFL GameDay Morning’s Steve Mariucci joins NFL GameDay First from Brett Favre’s house to discuss if this is the week Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning breaks Favre’s all-time passing touchdown record
  • Sterling Sharpe – the recipient of Brett Favre’s first career touchdown – explains when he knew Favre was destined for greatness, and how Peyton Manning’s career parallels that of Favre’s
  • After a Week 6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Michael Robinson breaks down the status of his former team, the Seattle Seahawks. Is it time to panic in Seattle?
  • Shaun O’Hara takes to social media to find out the more impressive unit in Dallas this season: the offense or the defense?
  • NFL Media’s Michael Silver’s all-access feature with quarterback Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Live reports from Jeff Darlington for Bengals-Colts, Alex Flanagan for Panthers-Packers, Albert Breer for Saints-Lions and Steve Wyche for Seahawks-Rams
  • NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport provides the latest news from around the league
  • Picks for every game on Sunday

This week on NFL GameDay Morning

Host: Rich Eisen

Analysts: Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin & Terrell Davis

NFL Media Insider: Ian Rapoport

Featured this week on NFL GameDay Morning:

  • Steve Mariucci joins Brett Favre at Favre’s home in Mississippi to discuss the following topics
    • Brett Favre’s thoughts on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning approaching his all-time passing touchdown record
    • Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning are all approaching the age of 40 – how much longer can they play at a high level and any advice for them?
    • Thoughts on being inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame next year, and thoughts on the current season for the Packers
    • Who is the best young quarterback in the game today?
    • Thoughts on the Dallas Cowboys’ 5-1 record and quarterback Tony Romo
  • NFL Network analyst and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin sits down with Cowboys tight end Jason Witten for an interview
  • Warren Sapp explains why the Dallas Cowboys defense is dominating
  • Are the 5-1 Dallas Cowboys the best team in the NFL?
  • Terrell Davis joins NFL GameDay Morning in-studio to discuss Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray’s quest for 2,000 yards and his edition of A Football Life airing Friday, October 24
  • Marshall Plan Marshall Faulk analyzes why Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is excelling
  • What are the biggest concerns for the defending Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks?
  • Warner’s Corner Kurt Warner breaks down the play of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
  • NFL Media’s Michael Silver was granted unique access in meetings and the film room with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and offensive coordinator Hue Jackson
  • NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has the latest news from around the NFL
  • Week 7 Bold Predictions & picks for every game on Sunday
  • Live reports
    • Albert Breer from Detroit for Saints-Lions
    • Stacey Dales from Chicago for Dolphins-Bears
    • Jeff Darlington from Indianapolis for Bengals-Colts
    • Alex Flanagan from Green Bay for Panthers-Packers
    • Kim Jones from Dallas for Giants-Cowboys
    • Steve Wyche from St. Louis for Seahawks-Rams

NFL GameDay Live, NFL GameDay Highlights and NFL GameDay Final Conclude Sunday Coverage

At 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Live provides in-progress highlights and analysis, as well as live fantasy football updates for all of the 1:00 and 4:00 PM ET games. Hosts Kevin Frazier and Dan Hellie are joined by analysts LaDainian Tomlinson, Heath Evans, Brian Billick and Daniel Jeremiah providing 6.5 hours of coverage.

At 7:30 PM ET, Chris Rose hosts NFL GameDay Highlights, along with Tomlinson, Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and Steve Mariucci.

At 11:30 PM ET, Rose and analysts Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin recap all of the day’s action on NFL GameDay Final with game highlights, player and coach press conferences, post-game interviews and analysis of every game.

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CBS & NFL Network’s ‘NFL Thursday Night Kickoff’ Notes & Quotes — New York Jets vs. New England Patriots

Thursday_Night_Football_logo-cbs-nflNFL Thursday Night Kickoff aired from inside Gillette Stadium tonight at 7:30 PM ET on CBS and NFL Network, with host James Brown and analysts Bill Cowher and Deion Sanders providing pregame analysis leading up to Jets-Patriots on Thursday Night Football.

NFL Thursday Night Kickoff Quotes:

“He is their Tom Brady on that side of the ball. He’s the leader and he calls the signals. He puts people in the best possible position to make plays. You don’t replace a Jerod Mayo.” – Bill Cowher on the loss of New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo for the season

“You play to your strengths: that’s your defensive front…Play to your strengths on offense: that’s your running backs. Keep it simple for Geno [Smith]. That’s his best chance at having success tonight: shorten this game.” – Bill Cowher on how the New York Jets have success tonight

“They need him to have a mistake-free football game tonight for them to have a chance to win this game.” – Bill Cowher on New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith

“Playing for Rex [Ryan], there’s just something special. There is something special about him; you’re drawn to him. He just understands his players. The first thing he said to me, ‘We don’t work for you and you don’t work for me – we work for each other.’ It’s been a brotherhood like that ever since for me. I love him. I love him to death. You want to play hard for a guy like that.” – New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson on Jets head coach Rex Ryan

“He’s infectious. You want to win like he’s a brother, like he’s a father, like he’s a mentor.” – Deion Sanders on New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan

“This guy is once again one of the premier corners in the league…He is back.” – Deion Sanders on New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis

“He’s too big for [defensive backs], he’s too fast for linebackers – he is a matchup nightmare for the defenses. There is no question they are better these last two weeks because Rob Gronkowski is healthier.” – Bill Cowher on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski

With NFL Mobile, stream more live games than ever before. Get Thursday, Sunday & Monday Night primetime NFL games and for the first time, local Sunday afternoon games live on your smartphone. Plus, stream NFL Network 24/7 and NFL RedZone every Sunday live, exclusively from Verizon.

NFL Mobile is available to Verizon Wireless customers with a premium subscription for $5/month. Verizon customers can access live games and NFL Network included with the MORE Everything Plan. NFL Redzone is not included with the More Everything Plan, but can be purchased through NFL Mobile for $1.99/mo. For more information about NFL Mobile from Verizon, visit www.verizonwireless.com/insiders-guide/inside/nfl. Data usage applies for app download use & blackout rules apply.

NEXT WEEK ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS AT DENVER BRONCOS — 8:25 PM ET

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NFL Media Programming Notes: October 14 – 19

NFL_Network_2012_LogoNFL Network Shows and Scheduled Guests

For a full description of each show, please click the show’s link

  • Thursday Night Football – Jets vs Patriots at 8:25 PM ET

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: NFL Total Access Kickoff at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network; NFL Thursday Night Kickoff at 7:30 PM ET on CBS & NFL Network

  • Finding GiantsTONIGHT at 9:00 PM ET
  • Doug Flutie: A Football Life – Premieres Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM ET
  • NFL Now
  • NFL GameDay Sunday Programming – Starting at 7:00 AM ET

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Quarterback Brett Favre on NFL GameDay Morning at 9:00 AM ET

  • Week 6 NFL Replay & Sound FX

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and quarterback Nick Foles on Sound FX Friday, October 17 at 10:00 PM ET 

  • NFL AM

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee on Wednesday, October 15; Former Pro Bowl defensive lineman Joe Ehrmann on Thursday, October 16

  • NFL Game Rewind
  • The Aftermath
  • NFL Fantasy Live
  • Around the NFL
  • NFL Total Access

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: ‘Friday Night Spotlight’ – Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford           

  • Playbook & Playbook Primetime
  • Inside the NFL
  • NFL Network’s Day-by-Day Programming
  • NFL.com Content
  • NFL.com Editorial Content
  • NFL.com Podcast Central

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy on the Dave Dameshek Football Program; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops on the College Football 24/7 Podcast

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Thursday Night Football – Jets vs. Patriots at 8:25 PM ET on CBS & NFL Network

Thursday Night Football on CBS and NFL Network kicks off Thursday, October 9 at 8:25 PM ET when quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots host quarterback Geno Smith and the New York Jets. Play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and analyst Phil Simms have the call, with Tracy Wolfson providing reports from the sideline.

Coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET with NFL Total Access Kickoff on NFL Network. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Marshall Faulk, Willie McGinest and Steve Mariucci are live outside Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts to provide analysis of Jets-Patriots and highlight the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium.

At 7:30 PM ET on NFL Network and CBS, James Brown, Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher host NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from inside the stadium. Eisen, McGinest, Faulk and Mariucci will also appear on the show.

During halftime, Brown, Sanders and Cowher host the Lexus Halftime Show on CBS, providing first half highlights and analysis. Following the game, Eisen, McGinest, Faulk, Mariucci and Sanders host the Mazda Postgame Show, which features complete game highlights and analysis, as well as on-set interviews with players from the winning team.

Finding Giants

Before an NFL team can achieve success on the field, it is up to the hard work of the team’s scouts to scour the country to find the future players of the organization. For the first time ever, NFL Network – in association with NFL Films and Moondog Films – provides a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of professional scouts and follows the long process of what it takes to build a championship team.

NFL Network presents Finding Giants, a four-part series airing each Tuesday through October 21. All four episodes provide an intimate look into the New York Giants organization, one of the most successful NFL franchises with eight championship titles, including four Super Bowls. Each week on NFL Network, a first look of the new episode will air following the Thursday Night Football game. Digitally, Finding Giants will be made available on NFL Now through the service’s premium tier, NFL Now Plus. ($1.99 per month)

On NFL Now Plus, the full six-episode, “director’s cut” edition of Finding Giants will be available. NFL Now is the League’s next-generation video service and provides fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere accessible through apps and browsers across an array of Internet-connected devices. Offered for free with a premium tier, NFL Now allows fans to customize their own video stream of short-form videos and highlights from NFL Media and all 32 NFL clubs.

Finding Giants offers an in-depth look at scouting and team building in today’s NFL and shows what it takes to find and draft the best players to fit an organization. Finding Giants will also give fans a unique look at the personal side of working in the NFL as scouts and their wives balance life on the road with family life at home.

Additionally, Finding Giants will show footage inside the Giants’ draft war room during the 2014 NFL Draft, in which the Giants selected such players as Odell Beckham, Jr., Weston Richburg and Andre Williams.

To view the trailer for Finding Giants, visit:

http://on.nfl.com/1uzEjW6

Doug Flutie: A Football Life – Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM ET

Former National Football League and Canadian Football League quarterback Doug Flutie is still regarded as one of the most beloved quarterbacks in football history. The Heisman Trophy-winner first entered the spotlight when he completed a “Hail Mary” touchdown pass in a game against the University of Miami in 1984 – considered one of the greatest moments in college football history. While people doubted his success as a professional quarterback due to his height, Flutie had a successful 21-year career and was inducted to both the College Football Hall of Fame (2007) and Canadian Football Hall of Fame (2008).

NFL Network’s series A Football Life continues Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of Flutie. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary focuses on Flutie’s football career, beginning in high school, through his time at Boston College and ending with his professional career in both the NFL and CFL. The show focuses on Flutie’s constant adversity due to his small stature and how he was able to overcome his height to be regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of his generation.

Doug Flutie: A Football Life features interviews with Flutie, his wife Laurie Flutie, his brothers Bill and Darren, his former Boston College quarterback coach Tom Coughlin, former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka, former San Diego Chargers teammate Drew Brees and more.

Following the premiere of Doug Flutie: A Football Life on NFL Network, the episode – along with the entire A Football Life series – will be available on NFL Now, the League’s next-generation video service. Providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience, allowing them to follow their favorite NFL teams and players. Visit NFL.com/now for more information.

Every episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – is streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Among the topics discussed in Doug Flutie: A Football Life are:

  • Flutie’s high school career playing quarterback with his brother Bill Flutie as his wide receiver
  • His college recruitment process, and how Boston College was the only Division I school to offer him an athletic scholarship
  • Flutie’s climb to first-string and success as quarterback at Boston College, specifically the famous “Hail Mary” pass during the University of Miami game
  • His successful professional career in the NFL, CFL and USFL
  • How he still maintains an active lifestyle by playing in a baseball league, surfing and playing the drums in a band with his two brothers

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

This season, A Football Life airs Friday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Below is the broadcast schedule for the October and November episodes:

  • October 24 – Terrell Davis
  • October 31 – Ricky Williams
  • November 7 – Earl Campbell
  • November 14 – Csonka, Kiick & Morris
  • November 21 – Lyle Alzado
  • November 28 – Dick Butkus & Gale Sayers

NFL Now

NFL Now is the League’s next-generation video service, providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, accessible through apps and browsers across an array of Internet-connected devices. Offered for free with a premium tier, NFL Now allows fans to customize their own video stream of short-form videos and highlights from NFL Media and all 32 NFL clubs.

The NFL…Personalized: Fans can select their favorite NFL teams and players and upload their NFL.com Fantasy roster, and NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience. The customization grows over time, as the content engine learns each fan’s preferences and fine tunes the video stream, to the point where no two registered fans will have the same experience on NFL Now.

Provided below is a weekly schedule of NFL Now content:

  • Live streaming of NFL Fantasy Live on NFL Now

o   Monday – Friday at 4:00 PM ET,

o   Sunday at 5:30 – 7:00 AM ET

  • Live streaming events and select news conferences
  • Michael Fabiano personalized fantasy analysis
  • Daily, personalized NFL analysis from Brian Billick, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah, Brian Baldinger, Bucky Brooks and others
  • Instant in-game highlights for every game as wells as a personalized highlight Game Center for NFL.com fantasy leagues
  • In-depth analysis for all 32 teams every day
  • 1,200 new NFL Club-produced segments available per week
  • Over 1,000 NFL Films titles available on NFL Now Plus

 

NFL GameDay on NFL Network – Sunday Starting at 7:00 AM ET

NFL Network’s ‘GameDay’ coverage kicks off Sunday, October 19, providing more than 15 hours of live programming every Sunday during the regular season.

Start each Sunday with NFL GameDay First at 7:00 AM ET, the first NFL pregame show on television. Host Melissa Stark and analysts Sterling Sharpe, Shaun O’Hara and Michael Robinson provide the first analysis and news reports of the day’s games.

NFL GameDay Morning, the most comprehensive pregame show on television, airs at 9:00 AM ET and 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 Insider Ian Rapoport offers the latest on what is making news around the league. Additionally, Michael Silver, Andrea Kremer, Mark Kriegel and Steve Cyphers provide in-depth feature stories each week.

This week on NFL GameDay Morning, quarterback Brett Favre joins to discuss Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning approaching his passing touchdown record.

At 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.

At 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.

NFL GameDay Final provides the final word on Sunday’s games at 11:30 PM ET 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.

Week 6 NFL Replay & Sound FX

NFL Replay offers an exclusive look at the previous week’s games in a condensed, high-octane format. With the use of bonus NFL Films and NFL Network footage, including never-before-seen camera angles and coaches’ commentary, combined with exclusive wired sound from the field, locker rooms and sidelines, viewers will experience the game like never before.

Sound FX offers a compilation of the best on-field sights and sounds from around the NFL each week.

Week 6 NFL Replay & Sound FX schedule:

Wednesday

  • 8:00 PM ET – NFL Replay: Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks

Friday

  • 10:00 PM ET – Sound FX: Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and quarterback Nick Foles

 

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

Start the day off with the NFL. NFL AM airs Monday – Friday at 6:00 AM ET offering analysis, reports from correspondents in several NFL cities, interviews with players and coaches, and game highlights. A two-hour edition of NFL AM airs Monday – Friday starting at 10:00 AM ET.

Hosts Rhett Lewis and Erin Coscarelli are joined by analysts Eric Davis and LaVar Arrington each morning, setting the football conversation for the day.

The following guest will join the show this week:

  • Wednesday Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee
  • Thursday Former Pro Bowl defensive end Joe Ehrmann

NFL Game Rewind

Re-live every week one game with Game Rewind – a condensed 30-minute edition of each game. Game Rewind airs on Monday from 12 Noon – 3:00 PM ET & 8:30 – 11:30 PM ET, and on Tuesday from 12 Noon – 2:00 PM ET.

The Aftermath – Mondays at 3:00 PM ET

Every Monday at 3:00 PM ET, get up to speed on everything that happened in the NFL with highlights, news, information and analysis on The Aftermath. Host Rhett Lewis and analysts Brian Baldinger, Steve Wyche and Nate Burleson look back at all of Sunday’s games, along with player and coach press conferences.

NFL Fantasy Live – Daily Episodes at 4:00 PM ET on NFL.com/NFL Now/NFL Mobile & 5:00 PM ET on NFL Network

NFL Fantasy Live, the premier show for fantasy football players, has returned with daily episodes for the entire 2014 NFL Season.

Continuing throughout the NFL season, the one-hour show airs Monday through Friday. Catch it first on NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile at 4:00 PM ET and then on NFL Network at 5:00 PM ET.

Additionally, each Sunday at 11:30 AM ET, NFL Fantasy Live airs on NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile and the NFL RedZone channel.

This Thursday, NFL Fantasy Live airs at the special times of 4:00 PM ET on NFL Network and 5:30 PM ET on NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile.

Fantasy Experts:

o   Michael Fabiano

o   Adam Rank

o   Matt “Money” Smith

o   Akbar Gbajabiamila

o   Elliot Harrison

o   Marcas Grant

o   Molly Qerim

o   James Koh

Additionally, catch the NFL Fantasy Live podcast: http://www.nfl.com/podcast/nflfantasy-podcast

Returning this year is NFL Fantasy’s Fantasy Genius – the collaborative community for shared fantasy football information.

Around the NFL – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 6:00 PM ET; Thursday at 2:00 PM ET

Around the NFL provides all of the latest news and information surrounding the National Football League Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 PM ET, and Thursday at 2:00 PM ET on NFL Network.

Hosts Andrew Siciliano and Lindsay Rhodes are joined each day by a rotating roster of NFL Network analysts including Kurt Warner, Steve Mariucci, Brian Baldinger, Solomon Wilcots, Jamie Dukes and Charley Casserly.

In addition to the NFL Network analysts & NFL players joining Around the NFL, team beat writers from around the league join the show on a regular basis to provide their unique perspective.

NFL Total Access – Monday-Saturday at 7:00 PM ET; Thursday Following Thursday Night Football

NFL Total Access returns to the time of 7:00 PM ET Monday – Saturday on NFL Network (airs on Thursday following Thursday Night Football).

Hosts Dan Hellie and Amber Theoharis anchor the NFL’s show of record each night and are joined by NFL Network analysts Willie McGinest, Heath Evans, Nate Burleson, Michael Robinson, Warren Sapp, LaDainian Tomlinson, Steve Mariucci, Brian Billick, Daniel Jeremiah, Brian Baldinger and Shawne Merriman.

Tuesday, October 14

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Willie McGinest, Nate Burleson

 Wednesday, October 15

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Heath Evans, Michael Robinson

Thursday, October 16 – After Jets-Patriots

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Heath Evans, Michael Robinson

Friday, October 17

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie
  • Analysts: Heath Evans, Daniel Jeremiah
  • Guests: Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford

Saturday, October 18

  • Hosts: Scott Hanson
  • Analysts: Jamie Dukes, Heath Evans, Daniel Jeremiah & Marshall Faulk

Playbook – Friday at 4:00 PM ET; Playbook Primetime – Friday at 8:00 PM ET

See the game the way the pros do each week with two editions of the show Playbook, the ultimate X’s and O’s football show on television.

Playbook airs every Friday at 4:00 PM ET with former players Sterling Sharpe and Shaun O’Hara, and former Super Bowl-winning head coach Brian Billick bringing the viewers the inside information for every game each week. With the help of “All-22” footage – the same film used by NFL teams each week – Playbook breaks down all of the games and tells you who will win on Sunday. The one-hour show also recaps the previous night’s Thursday Night Football matchup.

At 8:00 PM ET, Sharpe, O’Hara and Billick return for Playbook Primetime, which breaks down the week’s biggest games and explains which teams will win and why.

Inside the NFL – Wednesday at 9:00 PM ET

Showtime’s popular show, Inside the NFL, comes to NFL Network for the first time. Each week’s episode will re-air on NFL Network Wednesday at 9:00 PM ET following its original airing on Showtime.

Host Greg Gumbel is joined by analysts Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason, former Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed and current Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall cover every game, every week, with trademark highlights from NFL Films, special, in-depth features and spirited debate on the hottest topics in the league.

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NFL Editorial Content – Daily on NFL.com

  • Michael Silver

o    To read his columns: http://on.nfl.com/1lwmZ3q

  • Judy Battista

o   To read her other columns: http://on.nfl.com/17S17El

  • Elliot Harrison’s Weekly Power Rankings

o   Every Tuesday, Elliott Harrison ranks NFL teams from No. 1 through No. 32 in his weekly power rankings. His power rankings will be a staple on NFL Network and NFL Digital Media’s programming throughout the week.

o   To view the weekly power rankings: http://on.nfl.com/17CaPue

  • NFL.com’s Around the NFL Blog

o    Get the latest news & information from around the league with NFL.com’s Around the NFL blog

o    Follow on Twitter: @AroundTheNFL

  • NFL.com’s College Football 24/7

o    Get all of the news and analysis from around college football with NFL.com’s College Football 24/7

o    Follow on Twitter: @NFL_CFB

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

 

NFL.com Presents Six Weekly Podcasts

  • Dave Dameshek Football Program – Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy
  • Around the NFL
  • The Coaches Show
  • College Football 24/7 – Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops
  • NFL Fantasy Live
  • Move The Sticks

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

http://www.nfl.com/podcast

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NFL Network Programming Schedule 

Day-by-Day Programming Schedule:

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

NFL Mobile from Verizon

With NFL Mobile, stream more live games than ever before. Get Thursday, Sunday & Monday Night primetime NFL games and for the first time, local Sunday afternoon games live on your smartphone. Plus, stream NFL Network 24/7 and NFL RedZone every Sunday live, exclusively from Verizon.

NFL Mobile is available to Verizon Wireless customers with a premium subscription for $5/month. Verizon customers can access live games and NFL Network included with the MORE Everything Plan. NFL Redzone is not included with the More Everything Plan, but can be purchased through NFL Mobile for $1.99/mo. For more information about NFL Mobile from Verizon, visit www.verizonwireless.com/insiders-guide/inside/nfl. Data usage applies for app download use & blackout rules apply.

NFL Network Live Streaming

Watch NFL Network anytime, anywhere at NFL.com/Watch.  Live streaming is accessible on PCs, tablets and Xbox for authenticated NFL Network subscribers via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Optimum, Verizon FiOS and many more distributors.  In addition, Verizon Wireless customers can access live streaming on smartphones via NFL Mobile.  Learn more by going to www.NFL.com/watch

Heisman Trophy-Winning Quarterback Doug Flutie Featured on ‘A Football Life’

NFL_Network_2012_Logo‘Doug Flutie: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network

“Doug turns his weakness into his strength. Being short made him great. It made him bigger than everyone else in a way.” – Ian Thomsen

“When you are 6’4 you have to prove that you can’t play. When you are 5’10 you have to prove that you can play.” – Laurie Flutie

Former National Football League and Canadian Football League quarterback Doug Flutie is still regarded as one of the most beloved quarterbacks in football history. The Heisman Trophy-winner first entered the spotlight when he completed a “Hail Mary” touchdown pass in a game against the University of Miami in 1984 – considered one of the greatest moments in college football history. While people doubted his success as a professional quarterback due to his height, Flutie had a successful 21-year career and was inducted to both the College Football Hall of Fame (2007) and Canadian Football Hall of Fame (2008).

NFL Network’s series A Football Life continues Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of Flutie. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary focuses on Flutie’s football career, beginning in high school, through his time at Boston College and ending with his professional career in both the NFL and CFL. The show focuses on Flutie’s constant adversity due to his small stature and how he was able to overcome his height to be regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of his generation.

Doug Flutie: A Football Life features interviews with Flutie, his wife Laurie Flutie, his brothers Bill and Darren, his former Boston College quarterback coach Tom Coughlin, former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka, former San Diego Chargers teammate Drew Brees and more.

Following the premiere of Doug Flutie: A Football Life on NFL Network, the episode – along with the entire A Football Life series – will be available on NFL Now, the League’s next-generation video service. Providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience, allowing them to follow their favorite NFL teams and players. Visit NFL.com/now for more information.

Every episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – is streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Among the topics discussed in Doug Flutie: A Football Life are:

  • Flutie’s high school career playing quarterback with his brother Bill Flutie as his wide receiver
  • His college recruitment process, and how Boston College was the only Division I school to offer him an athletic scholarship
  • Flutie’s climb to first-string and success as quarterback at Boston College, specifically the famous “Hail Mary” pass during the University of Miami game
  • His successful professional career in the NFL, CFL and USFL
  • How he still maintains an active lifestyle by playing in a baseball league, surfing and playing the drums in a band with his two brothers

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

Doug Flutie: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:

Doug Flutie

Tom Lamb – Doug’s high school coach

Bill Flutie – Doug’s brother

Darren Flutie – Doug’s brother, British Columbia teammate

Laurie Flutie – Doug’s wife

Barry Gallup – Former Boston College assistant coach

Steve DeOssie – Boston College teammate

Tom Coughlin – Former Boston College quarterback coach

Ian Thomsen – Author of Flutie!

Gerard Phelan – Boston College teammate

Mike Ditka – Former Bears head coach

Irving Fryar – Patriots teammate

Dave Sapunjis – Calgary teammate

Larry Ryckman – Former Calgary owner

John Hufnagel – Former Calgary offensive coordinator

Michael Clemons – Toronto teammate

Paul Masotti – Toronto teammate

Vic Carucci – Buffalo News

A.J. Smith – Former Bills director of pro personnel

Wade Phillips – Former Bills head coach

Drew Brees – Chargers teammate

Provided below are some select quotes from Doug Flutie: A Football Life:

“I was very close to playing at an Ivy League School. The Division I schools, when a coach would come visit all he would talk about was my size.”Doug Flutie on being recruited by colleges

“Doug was an afterthought to the offense and I have no doubt that he had a chip on his shoulder because a lot of people didn’t believe in him.”Steve DeOssie on Flutie’s early days at Boston College

“All of those guys who told me that I was too short and how complicated the game was, it is not that complicated. It is the same game I have always played.”Doug Flutie

“There’s not a lot of people out there who could tell you all of Doug’s numbers, but they could certainly tell you about his big plays. He’s a guy who just found a way to make things happen in any number of different ways.”Steve DeOssie on Flutie’s legacy

“A lot of guys got aggravated with me when I brought Doug to Chicago. I brought him here because he gave us a better chance to win.”Mike Ditka on bringing Flutie to Chicago

“What Doug did in these games is probably the best football that has ever been played. I know that is a really bold thing to say, but Doug would do things that you don’t see anymore.”Larry Ryckman on Flutie’s CFL legacy

“To have six MVPs and then to add three Grey Cups, he has made his mark up here which will never diminish and to me, he is easily the best CFL player that has ever played.”Paul Masotti on Flutie’s CFL legacy

“When you are 6’4 you have to prove that you can’t play. When you are 5’10 you have to prove that you can play.”Laurie Flutie

“Doug turns his weakness into his strength. Being short made him great. It made him bigger than everyone else in a way.”Ian Thomsen

This season, A Football Life airs Friday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Below is the broadcast schedule for the remaining October and November episodes:

  • October 24 – Terrell Davis
  • October 31 – Ricky Williams
  • November 7 – Earl Campbell
  • November 14 – Csonka, Kiick & Morris
  • November 21 – Lyle Alzado
  • November 28 – Dick Butkus & Gale Sayers

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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Quotes From Week 6 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

NFL_Network_2012_LogoQuick Quotes from NFL GameDay First & NFL GameDay Morning

“Yes. The results speak for themselves. It is a real lesson here: if you want to take some risks and suffer the consequences, then you can do a lot in this league.” – Jerry Jones on if the Herschel Walker trade is the smartest personnel decision he’s ever made

“If he’s released this year, I don’t know if Geno Smith gets another job in the National Football League.” – Michael Robinson on New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith

“Other than Mark Sanchez they’ve drafted all defensive players in the first round and offensive players in the second round. So you have a second-round offense taking the field every day, every week in the National Football League.” – Warren Sapp on the New York Jets

“I like what they did last week but I’m going to say I don’t believe we’re going to see that same team…I think you’re going to see a little more of the issues that we saw earlier in the year with the Patriots.” – Kurt Warner on the New England Patriots facing the Buffalo Bills

“He uses the nay-sayers and the negativity all week long better than any player in the NFL.” – Shaun O’Hara on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

“If you can couple a defense like this with Andrew Luck and that explosive offense, this may be a team that can push for a championship.” – Kurt Warner on the Indianapolis Colts

“Here is the word from Cowboys coaches to their players: that Richard Sherman is overrated.” – Ian Rapoport

“This is a career-defining win. Not only for the Dallas franchise based on what they’ve done since they went to the Super Bowl last, but for Tony Romo as well.” – Sterling Sharpe on the importance of a Dallas Cowboys win over the Seattle Seahawks

***For complete quotes from ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning,’ see below***

Quotes from NFL GameDay First

Every Sunday morning at 7:00 AM ET, NFL Network is first on the field with NFL GameDay First. Host Melissa Stark, co-host/analyst Sterling Sharpe, and analysts Shaun O’Hara and Michael Robinson provide the first analysis of the day’s games, while NFL Network reporters stationed across the league report from stadiums with the first on-location reports of the day.

“If he’s released this year, I don’t know if Geno Smith gets another job in the National Football League.” – Michael Robinson on why New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith needs to improve his play

“Geno Smith isn’t progressing like I think everybody thought he would…I watch him make two or three really bigtime throws and I think this guy has so much potential. But he just can’t develop that consistency.” – Kurt Warner on New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith

“Rex Ryan does have a lot of pressure. This is his team. This GM is not tied to Rex Ryan.” – Michael Robinson on how important it is for New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan to get the Jets back on track

“He’s been the most consistent Jet all season long. If it’s me, I don’t see why we can’t hand it to him 35, 45 times.” Sterling Sharpe on New York Jets running back Chris Ivory

“He uses the nay-sayers and the negativity all week long better than any player in the NFL.” – Shaun O’Hara on the improvement of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

“This is a career-defining win. Not only for the Dallas franchise based on what they’ve done since they went to the Super Bowl last, but for Tony Romo as well.” – Sterling Sharpe on why the Dallas Cowboys need win against the Seattle Seahawks

“Dez Bryant has the edge over Richard Sherman because Dez Bryant’s speed is greater than Richard Sherman’s speed. If he gets him one-on-one, that’s a mismatch in the Cowboys’ favor. DeSean Jackson showed us a little bit of what that speed can do to Richard Sherman last week in the Monday night game.” Shaun O’Hara on the matchup between Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman

“This defense runs through the defensive line and Bobby Wagner. His ability to diagnose plays one or two steps before other defenders diagnose them, that’s what gives him the upper hand all the time…Bobby Wagner will be a Pro-Bowl player this year. He is the force behind the Seattle defense.” – Michael Robinson on the crucial role linebacker Bobby Wagner plays for the Seattle Seahawks defense

NFL GameDay Morning Feature on 25th Anniversary of Herschel Walker Trade

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the trade which sent Pro Bowl running back Herschel Walker from the Dallas Cowboys to the Minnesota Vikings, NFL GameDay Morning revisited the monumental trade with interviews with Walker, Cowboys owner/president/general manager Jerry Jones and former Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson.

Provided below are quotes from Walker, Jones and Johnson discussing the trade:

Jerry Jones: “Herschel Walker was already legendary in my mind. He was almost God-like relative to his demeanor.”

Jimmy Johnson: “I’ll trade anybody if we have a chance to get better.”

Herschel Walker: “Jerry Jones and I were doing a radio show. Jerry Jones said, ‘Herschel, you’re going to be with the Cowboys the rest of your life.’ And the next day I got the word that I was traded to Minnesota.”

Jerry Jones: “There was criticism at the time. Who wanted to make a trade like that and then not make it work? I bet it put some more fire in Jimmy Johnson. I know it put fire in me.”

Herschel Walker: “That’d be tough [for the Cowboys to win the Super Bowls they did without making the trade]. You can have a great one player, a great two players but you need a team. Jimmy and Jerry went out and established a team of horses.”

To view NFL Media’s multiplatform feature on the Herschel Walker trade, visit:

NFL.com/thetrade

Preview of Mark Kriegel’s Interview with Dallas Cowboys Owner/President/General Manager Jerry Jones

NFL Media’s Mark Kriegel sat down with Dallas Cowboys owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones to revisit the Herschel Walker trade in 1989 for an interview that will air Monday, October 13 at 7:00 PM ET on NFL Total Access.

A preview of the interview aired on NFL GameDay Morning:

On if the Herschel Walker trade was the smartest personnel move he ever made:

“Yes. The results speak for themselves. It is a real lesson here: if you want to take some risks and suffer the consequences, then you can do a lot in this league.”

To view NFL Media’s multiplatform feature on the Herschel Walker trade, visit:

NFL.com/thetrade

Quotes from NFL GameDay Morning

NFL GameDay Morning is the most comprehensive pregame show on Sunday morning, airing at 9:00 AM ET for four hours on NFL Network and taking viewers straight up to kickoff. Host Rich Eisen joins analysts Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin to bring fans the latest news, injury reports, pregame analysis and game previews. Additionally, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport provides the latest inside information from around the league.

“I like what they did last week but I’m going to say I don’t believe we’re going to see that same team. That front in Buffalo is going to get after Tom Brady with all of the issues they have up front and they’re going to affect him. They’re not going to allow him to just sit back there and throw to wide open guys. I think you’re going to see a little more of the issues that we saw earlier in the year with the Patriots.” – Kurt Warner on the New England Patriots facing the Buffalo Bills

“What the Legion of Boom does is they scare you into thinking that you can’t take shots down the field. They scare you into thinking I can’t move the ball, they’re going to get after me but I think that’s what you have to do. That’s how you have to attack them. You have to take your chances to hold the ball and push the ball down field and get big plays.” – Kurt Warner on facing the Seattle Seahawks defense

“[Antonio Brown] is playing some of the best wide receiver in the National Football League right now. He is doing some incredible things, making incredible plays keeping Pittsburgh in every game. He is a true four-down player.” – Michael Irvin on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown

“To me, it’s not even about the numbers. This is about an eye test; it’s about watching this team play and I don’t believe they’re hitting on all cylinders anywhere close to where they were last year. Last year, it seemed when they got off the bus this team was scoring points; this team was completing everything, they could run the football – they could do whatever they wanted on the football field. I’m just not seeing it this year.” – Kurt Warner on the Denver Broncos this year compared to last season

“When you look at their draft picks, other than Mark Sanchez they’ve drafted all defensive players in the first round and offensive players in the second round. So you have a second-round offense taking the field every day, every week in the National Football League…From the top to the bottom, they’re picking the wrong players and they’re putting them in difficult positions.” – Warren Sapp on the New York Jets

“Cam Newton has unlimited potential. The sky is the limit, in my mind. He has rare talent.” – Steve Mariucci on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton

“I worry about [Andy Dalton] in those big moments. I worry about how he handles under the lights. If there is one thing about Cam Newton, he may not be as consistent but he handles the big stage very, very well.” – Kurt Warner on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton compared to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton

“Jimmy [Johnson] had all of us on the block. They had a trade in the pocket: I was on my way to Atlanta at the time. [John Wooten] told coach Johnson just think about it, we’ll come back tomorrow and coach came back and said we’re good. I was that close to being gone at the time too.” – Michael Irvin on nearly being traded by the Dallas Cowboys

“If you can couple a defense like this with Andrew Luck and that explosive offense, this may be a team that can push for a championship. I didn’t think they were there because I thought they were more just offensive-oriented but I like what I’m seeing defensively.” – Kurt Warner on the Indianapolis Colts

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport

On the current situation with the New York Jets:

“No one is happy with the Jets, but according to several sources in and around the situation I’ve spoken with, there is going to be no midseason firing of Rex Ryan or general manager John Idzik. What I am told is owner Woody Johnson will assess the situation in its entirety after the season. I’m told there is no litmus test as far as saying Rex needs to make the playoffs and then he’ll be able to keep his job even though his contract actually triggers with a playoff appearance because there is an acknowledgment in the organization that there is just not as much talent as they thought there would be, certainly not as much talent as they had last year. One thing to look at, last year the Jets didn’t fire Rex Ryan. There was a fear in the organization that they would fire him, someone else would hire him and all of a sudden start winning. That fear still exists.”

On New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik:

“What I am told by sources in and around the situation, everything is on the table for both Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik. For Ryan, from what I’m told this week, seems a little safer than I realized and maybe John Idzik a little more in danger than I realized. Here’s why: two big issues. One, the $20 million not spent in salary cap space. I’m told owner Woody Johnson said you could spend; it’s not like the owner is holding back the purse strings. Idzik just simply said there wasn’t a wise investment. The Jets do think this money will be spent eventually. The other big issue, this is a team in transition. They want to build for the long term, they want to build through the draft but Rex Ryan, he wants to win now which is why it’s kind of weird.”

On if the Dallas Cowboys’ 4-1 start has bought head coach Jason Garrett more time:

“It has not. Actually, I talked to Jerry Jones about this earlier in the week. I wondered if the Cowboys win here and made a big statement against Seattle, could they begin talks on a Jason Garrett contract extension since he is in the final year of his four-year deal? Jerry Jones told me no, there will be no extension talks until after the season. That is their policy and they are not deviating, so they’re really going to make Jason Garrett earn it.”

On the Dallas Cowboys facing the Seattle Seahawks:

“Here is the word from Cowboys coaches to their players: that Richard Sherman is overrated. That the rest of the secondary props him up and makes him play better than he actually is. That Sherman is protected by some of the best safeties in the game, including Earl Thomas. Cowboys coaches do think the Seahawks defense is the best in the NFL but as far as Sherman, they feel like they can attack.”

On if New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham will be able to play when they return from the bye:

“No. I’m told he will not. The initial word on Jimmy Graham’s shoulder sprain was that it was minor. Instead, I’m told Jimmy Graham will likely miss two or three weeks coming out of the bye. That means he’ll likely miss the Lions game, he’ll likely miss the Packers game. The Saints signed a tight end Tom Crabtree; obviously not a replacement for Jimmy Graham but he’s going to have to be.”

 

On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL GameDay First & NFL GameDay Morning are available for viewing:

- Week 6 Bold Predictions NFL GameDay Morning has Bold Predictions for Week 6:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408985/Bold-Predictions-Offense-explosion-in-Bears-vs-Falcons-game

- Week 6 Sunday Statements – The NFL GameDay Morning crew deliver their Sunday Statements for Week 6:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408963/Sunday-Statements-All-eyes-on-the-AFC-East

- Will Peyton Manning Break Brett Favre’s Touchdown Record? Kurt Warner joins Sterling Sharpe on NFL GameDay First to discuss Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408957/Will-Manning-break-Favre-s-TD-record

- Will Dez Bryant’s Speed be the X-Factor Against Richard Sherman – The NFL GameDay First crew breaks down the matchup between Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408964/Will-Bryant-s-speed-be-the-x-factor-against-Sherman

- How Should the Dallas Cowboys Attack the Seattle Seahawks’ Defense? NFL GameDay Morning explains how the Dallas Cowboys offense should attack the Seattle Seahawks’ defense:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408982/How-should-Cowboys-attack-the-Seahawks-defense

- Who is Under More Pressure: Geno Smith or Rex Ryan? NFL GameDay First examines who is under more pressure, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith or head coach Rex Ryan:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408962/Under-more-pressure-Geno-or-Rex

- Does Joe Philbin Have the Upper Hand Against the Packers? NFL GameDay Morning discusses if Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has the upper hand against the Green Bay Packers, the team which he used to be the offensive coordinator for:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408974/Does-Philbin-have-upper-hand-against-the-Packers

- U Know It Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp discuss some of the hottest topics, including if Devin Hester will return a touchdown against his former team, the Chicago Bears:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408976/U-Know-It-Will-Hester-return-one-against-the-Bears

- Tom Brady Back to Form? – Is quarterback Tom Brady and New England Patriots back to form following their Week 5 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals? NFL GameDay Morning has the answer:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408979/Brady-back-to-form

- Player’s Only: Advantage of Being the Underdog NFL GameDay Morning’s former players discuss the advantage of being the underdog:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408983/Players-Only-Advantage-of-being-the-underdog

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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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Preview of Week 6 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

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‘NFL GameDay First’ Kicks Off Sunday Programming at 7:00 AM ET

Sunday is ‘GameDay’ and every week NFL Network provides more than 15 hours of live coverage, beginning at 7:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay First. NFL Network’s coverage continues at 9:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay Morning leading viewers into the early games. At 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Live provides in-progress highlights and analysis of the day’s games, and at 7:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Highlights recaps the entire afternoon. At 11:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Final provides complete analysis on the entire football Sunday.

This week on NFL GameDay First

Host: Melissa Stark

Co-host/Analyst: Sterling Sharpe

Analysts: Shaun O’Hara & Michael Robinson

Featured this week on NFL GameDay First:

  • NFL GameDay Morning’s Kurt Warner joins NFL GameDay First to explain how Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been so effective for so long
  • Michael Robinson breaks down how the New York Jets defense can slow down Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning like the Seattle Seahawks did in Super Bowl XLVIII
  • Shaun O’Hara analyzes New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s bounce back performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5
  • NFL GameDay First examines who has the edge: Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant or Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman
  • Live reports from Alex Flanagan for Patriots-Bills, Kim Jones for Broncos-Jets, Jeff Darlington for Packers-Dolphins, Aditi Kinkhabwala for Panthers-Bengals and Randy Moss for Lions-Vikings
  • NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport provides the latest news from around the league
  • Picks for every game on Sunday

This week on NFL GameDay Morning

Host: Rich Eisen

Analysts: Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp & Michael Irvin

NFL Media Insider: Ian Rapoport

Featured this week on NFL GameDay Morning:

  • Michael Irvin sits down with former Dallas Cowboys teammate Herschel Walker to revisit the trade that sent him to the Minnesota Vikings 25 years ago
  • A preview of NFL Media’s Mark Kriegel’s interview with Dallas Cowboys owner/president/general manager Jerry Jones discussing the Herschel Walker trade. Entire interview airs on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access Monday at 7:00 PM ET

  • Steve Mariucci breaks down how New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady turned it around last week against the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Michael Irvin leads an on-field demo on the matchup between Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman
  • NFL GameDay Morning looks back at the three worst losses of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s career – all of which have come in East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Players Only NFL GameDay Morning’s former players discuss if New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith missing a meeting is a big deal or not, and explain what it is like to play in a game when everyone is counting you out
  • Are the 2014 Denver Broncos better than the 2013 Broncos?
  • NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has the latest news from around the NFL
  • Week 6 Bold Predictions & picks for every game on Sunday
  • Live reports
    • Jeff Darlington from Miami for Packers-Dolphins
    • Alex Flanagan from Buffalo for Patriots-Bills
    • Kim Jones from New York for Broncos-Jets
    • Aditi Kinkhabwala from Cincinnati for Panthers-Bengals
    • Randy Moss from Minneapolis for Lions-Vikings
    • Steve Wyche from Seattle for Cowboys-Seahawks

NFL GameDay Live, NFL GameDay Highlights and NFL GameDay Final Conclude Sunday Coverage

At 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Live provides in-progress highlights and analysis, as well as live fantasy football updates for all of the 1:00 and 4:00 PM ET games. Hosts Kevin Frazier and Dan Hellie are joined by analysts LaDainian Tomlinson, Heath Evans, Brian Billick and Daniel Jeremiah providing 6.5 hours of coverage.

At 7:30 PM ET, Chris Rose hosts NFL GameDay Highlights, along with Tomlinson, Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and Steve Mariucci.

At 11:30 PM ET, Rose and analysts Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin recap all of the day’s action on NFL GameDay Final with game highlights, player and coach press conferences, post-game interviews and analysis of every game.

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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Quotes From Week 5 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay Highlights & ‘NFL GameDay Final’

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Quotes From NFL GameDay Highlights & NFL GameDay Final

“He’s the best. He’s an O.G. He’s an original gangster. He comes in and takes over any moment in every moment.” – Michael Irvin on New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick

“This is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the National Football League.” – Michael Irvin on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady who was 23/35 for 292 yards and two touchdowns

“[The Patriots] found a new playmaker there in New England today in Tim Wright. There were a lot of things going wrong. Today they went right.” – Michael Irvin on New England Patriots tight end Tim Wright

“This was a Cincinnati team that I actually thought was the best team in the AFC. I was starting to think that, but the way they looked tonight I don’t know if they’re quite ready for primetime football.” – LaDainian Tomlinson on the Cincinnati Bengals after losing 43-17 to the New England Patriots

“He does a great job every time he comes into the game. You really don’t know what to expect from him because he can do some many things.” – LaDainian Tomlinson on New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen who rushed nine times for 90 yards

“This offensive line is the catalyst to do everything for the Dallas Cowboys and they have been that.” – Michael Irvin on the Dallas Cowboys offensive line

“You expect Michael Vick to come in and give a spark to this team. Well, it’s not going to happen.” – Steve Mariucci on New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick who was 8/19 for 47 yards

“This is one of the things that a head coach gets paid to do: make personnel decisions for his football team. And [Rex Ryan] must have very good reason to stick with Geno [Smith] because Michael [Vick] is not the answer obviously in Rex’s mind, or in Marty Mornhinweg’s, or management or ownership…Right now they’re going to try and get Geno Smith playing better.” – Steve Mariucci on the New York Jets quarterback situation

“We keep asking young guys, young quarterbacks to go to New York and develop without the proper things around them. It’s going to be a tough go and it’s a tough go now for Geno [Smith].” – Michael Irvin on the New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith who was 4/12 for 27 yards and an interception

“With all due respect to the [Indianapolis] Colts wide receiving core that Peyton enjoyed for years and years – this is the best group that he’s had.” – Steve Mariucci on the Denver Broncos receiving core

“I have a personal story with Peyton Manning. One summer we’re both in L.A. shooting a commercial. We’re staying at the same hotel. One afternoon after we’re done shooting the commercial, Peyton calls me on the phone, “L.T. want to go throw?” We go out to a community college in L.A., just us two, and he’s out there going through play-action passes, he’s telling me where to be, post corner, and he’s putting them right there. It was like we were playing a game. That’s how dedicated he is. You talk about work ethic, nobody’s going to do it like Peyton [Manning].” – LaDainian Tomlinson on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning work ethic

“This guy is the next Percy Harvin. He’s really something.” – Steve Mariucci on New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. who had four receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown

On NFL.com the following video clip from NFL GameDay Highlights & NFL GameDay Final are available for viewing:

- Week 5 GameDay Express – Host Chris Rose and analysts LaDainian Tomlinson, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin recap an exciting Week 5 thus far:

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- The Patriots Bounce Back – Host Chris Rose and analysts LaDainian Tomlinson, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin discuss how the New England Patriots look after a Week 5 win

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- Michael Irvin Calls Bill Belichick an ‘OG’ – Hear analyst Michael Irvin describe New England Patriots head coach an original gangster

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About  NFL GameDay Final

Every Sunday night at 11:30 PM ET, recap the complete day in the NFL with NFL GameDay Final. Host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin put the definitive exclamation point on Sundays providing unlimited highlights of all the games, plus post-game press conferences, interviews from the field and locker room, audio captured throughout the day and expert analysis.

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Quotes From Week 5 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

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“He has to show me something today because this is an offensive line that can dominate a game. He has to be as disruptive as he has been in any other game today.” – Marshall Faulk on Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt

“He’s the most disruptive force I’ve seen in a very long time.” – Warren Sapp on Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt

“Dallas is the most complete team and I feel more comfortable with them as a whole than I do with Philadelphia right now.” – Kurt Warner on the Dallas Cowboys

“This offensive line is young and it’s good and it’s not going anywhere. They’re here to stay.” – Steve Mariucci on the Dallas Cowboys offensive line

“I thought Denver and Seattle was a big game but Houston and Dallas is the kind of game that as players, we want to play.” – Sterling Sharpe on the Houston Texans-Dallas Cowboys matchup

“They are absolutely contenders…They have solidified that unit up front. They are blocking, protecting Tony Romo…and opening holes for DeMarco Murray.” – Shaun O’Hara on the Dallas Cowboys

“I’m told by Cowboys sources they have offered DeMarco Murray a four-year contract that will pay him more than any free agent running back got this year.” – Ian Rapoport on Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray

“I believe the Ravens are the best football team right now playing across the board.” – Kurt Warner on the Baltimore Ravens

“The Cincinnati Bengals look like the most complete team in the National Football League.” – Sterling Sharpe on the 3-0 Cincinnati Bengals

“For the first time in a very long time, the Patriots from a talent standpoint are just outmatched.” – Michael Robinson on the New England Patriots

“Nothing is wrong with Tom Brady. When you look at the New England Patriots, they are going to have to readjust how they evaluate talent.” – Sterling Sharpe on the New England Patriots

***For complete quotes from ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning,’ see below***

Quotes from NFL GameDay First

Every Sunday morning at 7:00 AM ET, NFL Network is first on the field with NFL GameDay First. Host Melissa Stark, co-host/analyst Sterling Sharpe, and analysts Shaun O’Hara and Michael Robinson provide the first analysis of the day’s games, while NFL Network reporters stationed across the league report from stadiums with the first on-location reports of the day.

“He’s the most disruptive force I’ve seen in a very long time.” – Warren Sapp on Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt

“I thought Denver and Seattle was a big game but Houston and Dallas is the kind of game that as players, we want to play in. I haven’t missed playing in the National Football League, but every year there are one or two games that makes me wish I could tee it up in that game one more time.” – Sterling Sharpe on the Houston Texans-Dallas Cowboys matchup

“They are absolutely contenders. Everyone wants to talk about Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray, Terrence Williams, Dez Bryant, but…it’s the big fellas up front. They have solidified that unit up front. They are blocking, protecting Tony Romo…and opening holes for DeMarco Murray. That is what the Dallas Cowboys have been searching for.” – Shaun O’Hara on the Dallas Cowboys

“He is being patient and giving his offensive line time to set their blocks. DeMarco Murray is doing a fantastic job and he is the reason that we are talking about the Dallas Cowboys here at 3-1.” – Shaun O’Hara on Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray

“The Cincinnati Bengals look like the most complete team in the National Football League. I can’t wait to see how they match up against New England.” – Sterling Sharpe on the 3-0 Cincinnati Bengals

“For the first time in a very long time, the Patriots from a talent standpoint are just outmatched and they are going to be outmatched in this game with the Cincinnati Bengals. I just don’t see a scenario where they come away with a win.” – Michael Robinson on the New England Patriots facing the Cincinnati Bengals

“Nothing is wrong with Tom Brady. When you look at the New England Patriots, they are going to have to readjust how they evaluate talent…You have to bring in some heavy hitters to protect Tom Brady at 37 years old and help him get the ball out of his hands.” – Sterling Sharpe on the New England Patriots

“He has to put it on tape that he will take the ugly four yards. When he sees an opening, when he sees a small hole in the line of scrimmage, take it. Because eventually in the fourth quarter, that 40-yard run will be there for him. He has to start to take the ugly three and four yards.”Michael Robinson on Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy

“The Ravens are a better team…They play defense and they are going to be able to get after Andrew Luck. The Ravens are more battle-tested and they are better built to play championship football. This is going to be a championship game for them.” – Michael Robinson on the Baltimore Ravens facing the Indianapolis Colts

Quotes from NFL GameDay Morning

NFL GameDay Morning is the most comprehensive pregame show on Sunday morning, airing at 9:00 AM ET for four hours on NFL Network and taking viewers straight up to kickoff. Host Rich Eisen joins analysts Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin to bring fans the latest news, injury reports, pregame analysis and game previews. Additionally, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport provides the latest inside information from around the league.

“This is what the Dallas Cowboys need. When you look at what their offense looks like, it takes the pressure off [Tony] Romo and he no longer has the excuse to make the bone-head play like, ‘They needed me.’…Throw the football away because we have other ways to win football games now.” – Marshall Faulk on Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray

“J.J. Watt, he has to show me something today because this is an offensive line that can dominate a game. He has to be as disruptive as he has been in any other game today.” – Marshall Faulk on Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt facing the Dallas Cowboys offensive line

“The Dallas Cowboys at 3-1 would be the best team in [the NFC East]. I love their run game, I love what Rod Marinelli is doing on defense, [Tony] Romo is playing well but it’s the offensive line. Those are the unsung heroes…This offensive line is young and it’s good and it’s not going anywhere. They’re here to stay.” – Steve Mariucci on which team is the best team in the NFC East

“Right now because of all these other factors – they’re running the ball [and] they’re taking the pressure off the quarterback like Philly did last year – to me, Dallas is the most complete team and I feel more comfortable with them as a whole than I do with Philadelphia right now.” – Kurt Warner on the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles

“I believe the Ravens are the best football team right now playing across the board…Offensively, defensively, Joe Flacco is going. I really like this defense; they are keeping people out of the end zone. I say the momentum for the Ravens continues today and they go into Indy and get a win.” – Kurt Warner on the Baltimore Ravens facing the Indianapolis Colts

“He was supposed to represent the transformation in the position. He was supposed to herald the new age…He has gotten better, more proficient, certainly more mature every season he’s been in the league but he is not Superman. At some point he has to face that expectation which he himself had a hand in creating.” – Mark Kriegel on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton

“He’s eliminated interceptions, he’s doing a good job taking care of the football, but the coaches have eliminated Cam’s legs out of the game plan…Cam has to find his legs, run for some first downs, get out of trouble.” – Steve Mariucci on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton

“He is the catalyst for this Chicago Bears football team. I picked Jay Cutler [for MVP] because you have Brandon Marshall. Brandon Marshall has been gimpy on that ankle, he hasn’t been healthy and this team, it has shown.” – Michael Irvin on Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall

“Aaron Rodgers is awesome when you give him what he wants. When he’s played against the teams like Seattle and Detroit that will get up in their face, that will knock their receivers around and put pressure on Aaron Rodgers, this is a completely different team…That’s the bigger question for me. When they play against those good teams – those teams that can get after him and get in their face and play good defense – I’m not sure this is a team that stacks up with the best teams in the NFC.” – Kurt Warner on the Green Bay Packers

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport

On Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray:

“The Cowboys have already started talking with DeMarco Murray on his next contract. In fact, I’m told they no longer have concerns over whether he will be their franchise running back. They have seen enough, injury concerns and all, to believe that DeMarco Murray will be the team for years to come. I’m told by Cowboys sources they have offered DeMarco Murray a four-year contract that will pay him more than any free agent running back got this year. DeMarco Murray has not played in eight games consecutively in his career, but given what he has done this year behind this offensive line, the Cowboys want to make absolutely sure they have him for years to come.”

On the Buffalo Bills’ decision to bench quarterback EJ Manuel for Kyle Orton:

“To understand the situation with Kyle Orton, let’s go back to Dallas. He was Dallas’ backup last year. The relationship I’m told between Kyle Orton and Tony Romo was untenable; they believed they could not continue which is one reason that Kyle Orton essentially forced his way out of Dallas, signed with Buffalo as a free agent. A move that coach Doug Marrone initially resisted because they’re paying him $6 million. He worried he could damage the confidence of EJ Manuel. So then they play last week, they lose. EJ Manuel does not look good. I’m told Doug Marrone made the decision to replace EJ Manuel with Orton in the locker room after the game, solidified it on the flight back – that’s how fast it was. Checked with some of the team’s veterans, got no pushback mainly because this is something that especially the talented skill position guys, they welcomed. They wanted a new quarterback and today with Kyle Orton at least for the first few weeks they’re going to get one.”

On the source of the frustration with San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh:

“A lot of this is coming from some of the veteran and more important players on the team. This has really been going on for some weeks but let’s talk about on the field where the source of the 49ers’ frustration is. It is the offense. This dysfunctional offense that we’ve seen really over the last several weeks; 19th in scoring. Consider the fact that Jim Harbaugh is an offensive coach, a quarterback guru who should have a close working relationship with Colin Kaepernick that simply has not manifested itself on the field. Plus, consider the fact that they have 10 offensive coaches. They put the resources there [and there are] just six defensive coaches. So much of the frustration we talked about off the field, really they want to see this offense on the field. That’s what Harbaugh is tasked to do.”

On the timetable for Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney:

“Sources tell me the Texans are slated to have Jadeveon Clowney in two weeks; that’s October 20 against the Steelers on Monday Night Football, his national television re-debut. So much of what the Texans planned to do this offseason and into camp was have Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt next to each other, just to become an absolute nightmare for any offensive line. Has not materialized because of injuries but they definitely plan to Clowney back from this torn meniscus sooner rather than later.”

On Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III warming up with his teammates:

“That certainly was a milestone for RG3. Not only is he out of the cast for that dislocated ankle but also stretching with his teammates. I am told RG3 is slated to be back in three weeks for the Washington Redskins, which should put him back before the bye. That would be October 27 against the Cowboys, also on national television. When RG3 went down, there was so much excitement for Kirk Cousins; maybe they didn’t even need RG3 back. But the way Cousins played last week, now the fact that RG3 is going to come back in three weeks certainly seems like it’s very good news for the Washington Redskins.”

On if the Oakland Raiders are considering interim head coach Tony Sparano as their permanent head coach:

“The Raiders are looking elsewhere. In fact, they will target Jon Gruden. They want a rockstar coach and of course Jon Gruden is the most rockstar coach out there. They haven’t made contact with him yet; my understanding is they will. We know that Jon Gruden is under contract to be a broadcaster. I am told he can get out of that contract in order to join the Oakland Raiders this season if that is what they wanted to happen, but he will not mainly because he has made a commitment to broadcast throughout this season. Something he will consider after the season. Right now it seems they are stagnant in their coaching search trying to play out the season. One name to consider: Jim Harbaugh if he does not continue with the 49ers after this season.”

On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL GameDay First & NFL GameDay Morning are available for viewing:

- Week 5 Bold Predictions – The NFL GameDay Morning crew provide their Bold Predictions for Week 5:

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- Week 5 Sunday Statement – The NFL GameDay Morning crew give their Week 5 Sunday Statements:

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- J.J. Watt: Man or Machine? NFL GameDay Morning discusses the matchup between Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line:

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 – Why is J.J. Watt So Dominant? – Hall of Famer Warren Sapp joins NFL GameDay First to discuss why Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is dominant:

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- The Curious Case of Cam Mark Kriegel examines the career thus far of former number one overall pick, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton:

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- Rahim Moore’s Redemption Steve Cyphers profiles Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore’s story of redemption and recovery:

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- Highlighting LeSean McCoy’s Struggles and DeMarco Murray’s Success Michael Robinson and Sterling Sharpe break down Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray:

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- What’s Wrong with LeSean McCoy? Marshall Faulk examines Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy’s struggles to start the season:

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- Will the Giants Win Third Straight? Shaun O’Hara discusses how the New York Giants can win their third consecutive game with Melissa Stark on NFL GameDay First:

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- Dr. Sapp Examines the Panthers Defense Dr. Warren Sapp seeks to fix what ails the Carolina Panthers defense:

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- Importance of Dallas Cowboys’ 2011 Draft Daniel Jeremiah revisits the Dallas Cowboys’ 2011 draft class:

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- Ian Rapoport: Bills Wide Receivers Wanted a New Quarterback – NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports on the Buffalo Bills’ decision to replace quarterback EJ Manuel with Kyle Orton:

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Melissa Stark, Sterling Sharpe, Shaun O’Hara & Michael Robinson on ‘NFL GameDay First’ at 7:00 AM ET

Denver Broncos S Rahim Moore’s Story of Redemption & Recovery Profiled on ‘NFL GameDay Morning’ at 9:00 AM ET

Sunday is ‘GameDay’ and every week NFL Network provides more than 15 hours of live coverage, beginning at 7:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay First. NFL Network’s coverage continues at 9:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay Morning leading viewers into the early games. At 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Live provides in-progress highlights and analysis of the day’s games, and at 7:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Highlights recaps the entire afternoon. At 11:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Final provides complete analysis on the entire football Sunday.

This week on NFL GameDay First

Host: Melissa Stark

Co-host/Analyst: Sterling Sharpe

Analysts: Shaun O’Hara & Michael Robinson

Featured this week on NFL GameDay First:

  • NFL GameDay Morning’s Warren Sapp joins NFL GameDay First to discuss if Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is the most dominant defensive lineman since…Warren Sapp
  • Michael Robinson examines why Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is struggling and the key to Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray’s success in Dallas
  • Shaun O’Hara explains how the New York Giants will win their third consecutive game this week against the Atlanta Falcons
  • Live reports from Steve Wyche for Texans-Cowboys, Jeff Darlington for Rams-Eagles, Kim Jones for Falcons-Giants, Stacey Dales for Ravens-Colts and Aditi Kinkhabwala for Bears-Panthers
  • NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport provides the latest news from around the league
  • Picks for every game on Sunday

This week on NFL GameDay Morning

Host: Rich Eisen

Analysts: Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp & Michael Irvin

NFL Media Insider: Ian Rapoport

Featured this week on NFL GameDay Morning:

  • Mark Kriegel examines Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and analyzes why the number one overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft hasn’t lived up to the hype
  • Steve Cyphers profiles Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore’s story of redemption and recovery
  • NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah looks back at the 2011 draft class for the Dallas Cowboys, which produced players such as Tyron Smith, DeMarco Murray and Bruce Carter
  • Warner’s Corner Kurt Warner seeks an answer to the question of what is wrong with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
  • Players Only – Is Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is the best player in the NFL?
  • NFL GameDay Morning breaks down the matchup between Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and the Dallas Cowboys offensive line
  • Doctor Sapp – In the debut of a new segment, Warren Sapp fixes what ails the Carolina Panthers defense
  • Marshall Plan Marshall Faulk examines what is wrong with Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and explains how the San Francisco 49ers were able to get running back Frank Gore back on track
  • Which is the best team in the NFC East?
  • NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has the latest news from around the NFL
  • Week 5 Bold Predictions & picks for every game on Sunday
  • Live reports
    • Stacey Dales from Indianapolis for Ravens-Colts
    • Jeff Darlington from Philadelphia for Rams-Eagles
    • Kim Jones from New York for Falcons-Giants
    • Aditi Kinkhabwala from Charlotte for Bears-Panthers
    • Steve Wyche from Dallas for Texans-Cowboys

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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.

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