DIVISIONAL DOUBLE COVERAGE
PREVIEWS & REVIEWS HIGHLIGHT
PLAYOFF “REMATCH WEEKEND”
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31 HOURS OF DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:
· 6.5 HOURS OF PREGAME COVERAGE SATURDAY AT 2:00 PM ET & SUNDAY 9:00 AM ET ON NFL GAMEDAY MORNING
· COMPLETE ENCORES OF 2008 REGULAR-SEASON MEETINGS BETWEEN PHILADELPHIA EAGLES VS. NEW YORK GIANTS, BALTIMORE RAVENS VS. TENNESSEE TITANS, ARIZONA CARDINALS VS. CAROLINA PANTHERS AND SAN DIEGO CHARGERS VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
· NFL REPLAYS & GAME OF THE WEEK PRESENTATIONS OF PREVIOUS GAMES FEATURING THIS WEEKEND’S OPPONENTS
This weekend’s NFL Divisional Playoffs features rematches of teams which met earlier this season. And they were close ones… the clubs played in five games that were decided by a combined 19 points.
In preparation for the weekend, NFL Network will treat fans to 31 hours of Divisional Playoff programming including complete re-airs of a game from earlier this season, classic game highlights from these rivalries and extensive pregame coverage on Playbook and Saturday and Sunday’s NFL GameDay Morning.
Coverage kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 9:00 AM ET with a Game of the Week presentation of the fabled Nov. 19, 1978 “Miracle at the Meadowlands,” in which Eagles defensive back Herm Edwards returned a fumble 26 yards for a game-winning score in the game’s closing seconds as Philadelphia edged the New York Giants 19-17.
Wednesday at 9:30 AM ET, Game of the Week presents a three-point Titans victory over Baltimore in a 2003 AFC Wild Card game followed at 10:30 AM ET by an NFL Replay of the Ravens’ 27-26 thrilling victory over the Titans in Week 10 of 2006. In that game, the Ravens overcame a 26-7 deficit and blocked a potential game-winning field goal in the game’s final minute.
Then it’s back-to-back NFL Replays beginning Thursday at 9:00 AM ET with the Giants’ 30-24 overtime victory against the Eagles in Week 2 of 2006 followed at 10:30 AM ET by Philadelphia’s 23-20 win over the Giants on David Akers’ field goal as time expired in the 2006 NFC Wild Card playoff. The latter game also was the last in the career of Giants RB Tiki Barber, who rushed for 137 yards.
NFL Replay games are enhanced with exclusive material including distinctive shots and camera angles from NFL Films and its own sideline and on-field sound and postgame press conference sound bites.
Complete 2008 game encores air Thursday at 1:00 PM ET with Carolina’s 27-23 victory over Arizona in Week 8. The Panthers scored 24 of the game’s final 31 points to overcome Kurt Warner’s 381 passing yards. Thursday at 9:00 PM ET Pittsburgh’s 11-10 win over San Diego in Week 11 will encore, featuring Jeff Reed’s field goal with 11 seconds remaining to win a game in the snow at Heinz Field.
The look back continues Friday at 9:00 AM ET with Game of the Week from Week 15 of 2006 as the Eagles scored 22 fourth-quarter points – including 15 points in 10 seconds – to defeat the Giants 36-22. At 9:00 PM ET, NFL Replay presents the Giants’ 36-31, 2008 Week 10 primetime win over the Eagles followed at 10:30 PM ET by a complete re-air of the Eagles’ 20-14 victory four weeks later.
Saturday at 9:00 AM ET, Tennessee’s 13-10 Week 5 win over Baltimore is re-aired in its entirety.
Playbook takes a look at the X’s and O’s of the Divisional Playoff games with Brian Baldinger, Sterling Sharpe and Solomon Wilcots. Sunday’s games will be analyzed on Thursday at 8:00 PM ET and the Saturday matchups on Friday at 8:00 PM ET.
NFL GameDay Morning will also be expanded again this weekend to lead into the Divisional Playoff games. Spero Dedes, Alex Flanagan, Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp and Steve Mariucci will be on the air two and a half hours on Saturday beginning at 2:00 PM ET and four hours on Sunday beginning at 9:00 AM ET.
NFL Network Schedule – Wednesday, January 7
9:00 AM ET – Game of the Week: Eagles-Giants (Week 12, 1978) – “Miracle at the Meadowlands”
9:30 AM ET – Game of the Week: 2003 AFC Wild Card (Titans-Ravens) (HD)
10:30 AM ET – NFL Replay: Ravens-Titans (Week 10, 2006) (HD)
Thursday, January 8
9:00 AM ET – NFL Replay: Giants-Eagles (Week 2, 2006) (HD)
10:30 AM ET — NFL Replay: 2006 NFC Wild Card (Giants-Eagles) (HD)
1:00 PM ET — Full Game Re-air: Cardinals-Panthers (Week 8, 2008) (HD)
8:00 PM ET – Playbook (Sunday Games)
9:00 PM ET – Full Game Re-air: Chargers-Steelers (Week 11, 2008) (HD)
Friday, January 9
9:00 AM ET – Game of the Week: Eagles-Giants (Week 15, 2006) (HD)
8:00 PM ET – Playbook (Saturday Games)
9:00 PM ET – NFL Replay: Giants-Eagles (Week 10, 2008) (HD)
Saturday, January 10
9:00 AM ET – Full Game Re-air: Ravens-Titans (Week 5, 2008) (HD)
12:00 Noon ET – Playbook (Sunday Games)
1:00 PM ET – Playbook (Saturday Games)
2:00 PM ET – NFL GameDay Morning
12:00 Midnight ET – NFL GameDay Final
Sunday, January 11
8:00 AM ET – Playbook (Sunday Games)
9:00 AM ET – NFL GameDay Morning
8:00 PM ET – NFL GameDay Final
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