ESPN Radio’s first season of broadcasting Sunday afternoon NFL games will kick off with an AFC matchup of Tennessee at Pittsburgh on opening Sunday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. ET. This season, ESPN plans to broadcast 17 regular-season NFL games, one each week.
NFC North rivals Minnesota and Chicago meet on Sept. 15, also at 1 p.m. Two Giants games (at Carolina Sept. 22 and hosting NFC East rival Philadelphia Oct. 6) and one Steelers game (vs. Minnesota from Wembley Stadium in London on Sept. 29) round out the early season lineup.
ESPN Radio’s first NFL broadcast will be the New York Jets at New York Giants pre-season tilt Saturday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. ET.
The remainder of the schedule will be announced throughout the season.
|Sat, Aug 24||6 p.m.||New York Jets at New York Giants|
|Sun, Sept 8||1 p.m.||Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Sun, Sept 15||1 p.m.||Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears|
|Sun, Sept 22||1 p.m.||New York Giants at Carolina Panthers|
|Sun, Sept 29||1 p.m.||Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings|
|Sun, Oct 6||1 p.m.||Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants|
ESPN Audio and the NFL
Since its launch in 1992, ESPN Radio has provided comprehensive coverage of the NFL including The NFL on ESPN Radio studio show with reports from every game each Sunday during the regular season and onsite programming from the NFL Draft. Onsite Super Bowl coverage began in 1992 with Mike Tirico hosting from Minneapolis. Onsite programming has expanded to the current lineup of Mike & Mike, The Herd, SVP & Russillo and more. In 2013, ESPN Radio signed individual multi-year agreements with the New York Giants, New York Jets, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins for out-of-market Sunday afternoon syndication rights.