Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football at 8:00 PM ET — NFL MEDIA PROGRAMMING NOTES (12/12 – 12/19)

NFL-net-bannerDenver Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway on NFL Total Access Friday at 7:00 PM ET

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NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football schedule concludes this week when wide receiver A.J. Green and the Cincinnati Bengals make a playoff push on the road against rookie quarterback Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, December 13 at 8:00 PM ET. Play-by-play announcer Brad Nessler and Emmy-nominated analyst Mike Mayock have the call, while Alex Flanagan provides reports from the sidelines of Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Two hours before kickoff, NFL Network’s Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsmanpregame show is live from the stadium starting at 6:00 PM ET, taking viewers right up to kickoff with analysis and the latest reports. Host Rich Eisen joins Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin,and former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci. Reporters Stacey Dales and Alex Flanagan provide pregame news reports from the locker rooms, as well as interviews with players and coaches.

Featured on the Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman pregame show this week:

  • NFL Network’s Steve Cyphers reports on Eagles head coach Andy Reid’s legacy in Philadelphia. Features interviews with Donovan McNabb, Ray Didinger and Val Sikahema
  • Deion Sanders plays Santa Claus and gives gifts to NFL players
  • NFL Network’s Mark Kriegel examines Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis’ comeback
  • Super Bowl preview? Thursday Night Kickoff dissects the upcoming San Francisco 49ers-New England Patriots Week 15 matchup
  • Reports from Washington, Dallas and Chicago on the NFC Wild Card race

Eisen, Faulk, Sanders, Irvin and Mariucci provide additional analysis on the Lexus Halftime Show and the Kay Jewelers Postgame Show.

Following the game, hosts Chris Rose and Lindsay Rhodes as well as analysts Willie McGinest and Shaun O’Hara will deliver a postgame edition of NFL Total Access live from NFL Network’s studios in Los Angeles.

Marcus Allen: A Football Life – Premieres TONIGHT at 8:00 PM ET

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NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues this week with a profile of the Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen. Premiering TONIGHT at 8:00 PM ET, Marcus Allen: A Football Life chronicles of Allen’s football career, from his time as a two-way star at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Diego, California, to becoming the first running back in college history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a single season at USC, and to his career with the Los Angeles Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs.

Marcus Allen: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people:

Marcus Allen

Harold “Red” Allen – Marcus’ father

Gwendolyn Allen – Marcus’ mother

Marty Schottenheimer – Kansas City Chiefs head coach, 1989-98

Ronnie Lott – Teammate of Marcus at USC and with the Raiders

John Robinson – USC head coach, 1976-82, & 1993-97

Howie Long – Raiders defensive end, 1981-93

Al Michaels – Broadcaster

Ron Wolf – Former Raiders Personnel Director

For the first look at Marcus Allen: A Football Life, visit:

http://nflfilms.nfl.com/2012/12/06/first-look-at-marcus-allen-a-football-life/

The NFL Films-produced series returns for a second year with an expanded 13-episode season. Airing throughout the NFL season, A Football Life examines the iconic individuals and subjects that have had an undeniable and profound impact on the history of the National Football League, offering inside looks into their untold stories. The final episode airs next week:  The Immaculate Reception.

Scott Hanson and Andrew Siciliano to be Featured on The Rich Eisen Podcast – Available for Download on NFL.com & iTunes

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The Rich Eisen Podcast is available to download on NFL.com and iTunes.

Scott Hanson and Andrew Siciliano, hosts of two different “Red Zone” channels, join The Rich Eisen Podcast to discuss with Rich Eisen the immense popularity of the commercial-free programming during NFL Sundays. Hanson is the host of NFL RedZone which is offered through NFL Network, while Siciliano is the host of DIRECTV’s RED ZONE. Both Hanson and Siciliano host NFL Total Access on NFL Network.

The interview with Hanson and Siciliano will be posted on Friday at:

http://richeisen.nfl.com/

To download the latest editions of all seven NFL.com podcasts, visit:

http://www.nfl.com/podcast

First on the Field — Sunday, December 16 at 7:00 AM ET

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At 7:00 AM ET, NFL Network is First on the Field with Melissa Stark, LaDainian Tomlinson, Sterling Sharpe and Michael Lombardi providing the first analysis of the Sunday’s games.

Michael Lombardi explains why the Baltimore Ravens replaced offensive coordinator Cam Cameron this week and if Jim Caldwell’s promotion will help get the Ravens offense back on track

Also featured this week:

  • Live reports from Green Bay-Chicago, Indianapolis-Houston, Denver-Baltimore, Washington-Cleveland, New York Giants-Atlanta
  • Stark Reality: Melissa Stark examines the on-field rivalry and chess match between Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis
  • R & R: Sterling Sharpe and LaDainian Tomlinson attempt to fix the Atlanta Falcons offense
  • Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert Mathis talks to Sterling Sharpe

NFL GameDay Morning Sunday, December 16 at 9:00 AM ET

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At 9:00 AM ET, host Rich Eisen and analysts Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin take viewers up to kickoff on NFL GameDay Morning.

The Journey of Baron Batch: Aditi Kinkhabwala shares the untold story of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Baron Batch whose Renaissance Man persona was forged from a much darker childhood in West Texas

Also featured this week:

  • Who should be the favorite in the NFC?
  • Could the Indianapolis Colts win the AFC South?
  • How big of an impact is Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s injury?
  • Can Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson break Eric Dickerson’s all-time single season rushing record?
  • Kimberly Jones reports from Atlanta for Giants-Falcons
  • Michelle Beisner reports from Baltimore for Broncos-Ravens
  • Stacey Dales reports from Chicago for Packers-Bears
  • Aditi Kinkhabwala reports from Cleveland for Redskins-Browns
  • Jeff Darlington reports from Houston for Colts-Texans

THIS WEEK ON NFL AM, AROUND THE LEAGUE LIVE & NFL TOTAL ACCESS

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Wake up to the NFL on NFL Network’s NFL AM. Hosts Brian Webber and Nicole Zaloumis, and analysts Eric Davis, Mark Kriegel and Steve Wyche discuss and debate all of the NFL news. Guests from around the NFL join the show daily.

NFL AM is seen every Monday-Friday at 6:00 AM ET

Below is a schedule of what is to come on Around the League Live and NFL Total Access this week:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Around the League Live:

  • Host: Fran Charles; Analysts: Tom Waddle & Michael Lombardi
  • Official Review featuring Vice President ofOfficiating Carl Johnson and Director of Officiating Dean Blandino
  • Ian Rapoport reportsfrom the League Meeting
  • Rebecca Haarlow reports from Philadelphia
  • Aditi Kinkhabwala reports from Washington

NFL Total Access:

  • Hosts: Andrew Siciliano & Lindsay Rhodes; Analysts: Darren Sharper, Heath Evans & Michael Lombardi
  • Official Review featuring Vice President ofOfficiating Carl Johnson and Director of Officiating Dean Blandino – Re-air

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Around the League Live:

  • Host: Fran Charles; Analyst: Solomon Wilcots & Jamie Dukes
  • Stacey Dales reports from Philadelphia for Thursday Night Football
  • Ian Rapoport reports from Dallas
  • Kimberly Jones reports from New York

NFL Total Access:

  • Hosts: Chris Rose & Lindsay Rhodes; Analysts: Willie McGinest & Shaun O’Hara
  • Denver Broncos head coach John Fox and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin interview together with Jay Glazer

Friday, December 14, 2012

Around the League Live:

  • Host: Fran Charles; Analyst: Charley Casserly
  • Albert Breer reports from New England

NFL Total Access

  • Hosts: Scott Hanson & Amber Theoharis; Analysts: Willie McGinest, Shaun O’Hara & Charley Casserly
  • Face of the Franchise: Denver Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway

 

THIS WEEK ON PLAYBOOK Friday at 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM ET

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8:00 PM ET – NFC Playbook with Sterling Sharpe, Brian Baldinger, Matt Millen and Donovan McNabb:

  • Sterling Sharpe on how Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will pick apart the Chicago Bears defense
  • Donovan McNabb on how the New York Giants will have success running the ball against the Atlanta Falcons defense
  • Matt Millen on how the Dallas Cowboys will force Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger out of the pocket
  • Brian Baldinger on how the St. Louis Rams will stop Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson

9:00 PM ET – AFC Playbook with Sterling Sharpe, Brian Baldinger, Matt Millen and Donovan McNabb:

  • Brian Baldinger on why it won’t matter which quarterback plays for the Washington Redskins vs. the Cleveland Browns
  • Sterling Sharpe on the Indianapolis Colts plan to stop the Houston Texans offense and running back Arian Foster
  • Donovan McNabb on why Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will be able to have success against the Baltimore Ravens defense
  • Matt Millen on the San Francisco defensive linebackers strategy in pass coverage against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

 

DAY-BY-DAY PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE (all times listed are ET)

Wednesday, December 12

5:00 PM – Around the League Live

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:00 PM – Marcus Allen:  A Football Life – Premiere

9:00 PM – NFL Replay: Tennessee vs. Indianapolis – Week 14, 2012

10:30 PM – Sound FX: Week 14, 2012

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Fantasy Live

1:00 AM – Marcus Allen:  A Football Life

Thursday, December 13

6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE

10:00 AM – NFL AM – Re-Air

2:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live

3:00 PM – Marcus Allen: A Football Life

4:00 PM – Around the League Live

6:00 PM – Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman

8:00 PM – Thursday Night Football: Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles – LIVE

11:30 PM – Kay Jewelers Postgame Show

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Total Access

Friday, December 14

6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE

10:00 AM – NFL AM – Re-Air

2:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live

3:00 PM – Sound FX: Bill Belichick

3:30 PM – Sound FX: Andy Reid

4:00 PM – Sound FX: Week 14, 2012

4:30 PM – NFL Films Presents: Like A Rose & Hail Caesar

5:00 PM – Around the League Live

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:00 PM – Playbook – NFC

9:00 PM – Playbook – AFC

10:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Running Backs of the 1980s

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Fantasy Live

1:00 AM – NFL’s Top 10: Running Backs of the 1980s

Saturday, December 15

11:00 AM – Playbook – NFC

12 NOON – Playbook – AFC

1:00 PM – Sound FX: Andy Reid

1:30 PM – NFL Films Presents: Like A Rose & Hail Caesar

2:00 PM – Super Bowl Classics: Dallas vs. Pittsburgh – Super Bowl XXX

5:00 PM – Playbook – NFC

6:00 PM – Playbook – AFC

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:30 PM – Sound FX: Week 14, 2012

9:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Running Backs of the 1980s

10:00 PM – Marcus Allen:  A Football Life

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

12:30 AM – Sound FX: Andy Reid

1:00 AM – Marcus Allen:  A Football Life

Sunday, December 16

7:00 AM – First on the Field

9:00 AM – NFL GameDay Morning

1:00 PM – NFL GameCenter

4:00 PM – NFL GameDay Scoreboard

7:30 PM – NFL GameDay Highlights

11:30 PM – NFL GameDay Final


Monday, December 17

6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE

10:00 AM – NFL AM – Re-Air

2:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live

3:00 PM – Around the League Live

6:00 PM – Up to the Minute

6:30 PM – The Coaches Show

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:30 PM – The Coaches Show

9:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Lefty Quarterbacks

10:00 PM – The Coaches Show

10:30 PM – NFL’s Top 10: QB Controversies

11:30 PM – NFL Total Access: MNF Presser

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Total Access: MNF Review

 

Tuesday, December 18

6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE

10:00 AM – NFL AM – Re-Air

2:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live

3:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: QB Controversies

4:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Lefty Quarterbacks

5:00 PM – Around the League Live

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:00 PM – NFL Replay

9:30 PM – NFL Replay

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Fantasy Live

1:00 AM – NFL’s Top 10: Running Backs of the 1980s

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