Johnston: Saints Are Most Dangerous Team in NFC

NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTES

Rodgers vs. Stafford Highlights NFL on FOX Week 11 Coverage

Johnston: Saints Are Most Dangerous Team in NFC

Davis: Mora Has Brought Toughness to UCLA Players

FOX Soccer Adds US vs. Ireland Women’s Soccer Match on Dec. 1

SCOREBOARDS COULD EXPLODE WITH THE NFL ON FOX’S WEEK 11 SLATE – The NFL on FOX presents singleheader coverage of five exciting games on Sunday, Nov. 18.  Returning to action off their bye week, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers continue their pursuit of the NFC North crown when they face Matthew Stafford and their NFC North rival Lions. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver call the action from Ford Field.

Meanwhile, two NFC East rivals look to keep their playoff changes afloat as RGIII and the Redskins host the Eagles. In Atlanta, Matt Ryan and the Falcons look to get back to their winning ways as they host Larry Fitzgerald and the Cardinals. The Tampa Bay Bucs explosive offense, led by Josh Freeman and rookie sensation Doug Martin are in Charlotte to face Cam Newton and the Panthers. In a season full of ups and downs, the Saints look to continue clawing their way back into the NFC playoff picture as Drew Brees and his teammates visit Carson Palmer and the Oakland Raiders.

Coverage begins at 12:00 PM ET with America’s No. 1 pregame show, FOX NFL SUNDAY. Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee co-host the Emmy Award-winning program and are joined by analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson.  NFL Insider Jay Glazer breaks the latest league news and scoops from the FOX NFL SUNDAY studio while NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira discusses the previous week’s important impactful calls and points of emphasis in officiating. Comedic prognosticator Rob Riggle provides his weekly picks segment.

This week on FOX NFL SUNDAY: Johnson explains how the Saints have found their winning ways after starting the season on the wrong foot.  Also, Buccaneer players Doug Martin, Ronde Barber, Josh Freeman and head coach Greg Schiano discuss the transformation in Tampa that has led to the Bucs winning four of their last five games.

For instant updates during the week and games from the entire NFL on FOX crew, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NFLONFOX. Fans can gain more access to exclusive FOX Sports content by logging on to www.facebook.com/foxsports.

JOHNSTON: RETURN OF VITT & LOOMIS HAS PROVEN BENEFICIAL FOR SAINTS – Earlier this week, NFL on FOX analyst Daryl Johnston joined Fox Sports Radio’s Dan Patrick show.  Johnston who is coming off calling Sunday’s Falcons vs. Saints game which saw the Falcons lose their first game of the season.  “I have no idea who the best team in the NFC is right now but the New Orleans Saints are the most dangerous team right now.  They are the team that I wouldn’t want to play right now.  They’re getting better and starting to figure out their issues on the defensive side of the ball,” said Johnston.  Johnston believes the presence of now interim head coach Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis has served the team chemistry well. “The personality of Joe Vitt being in the building now for three weeks and with Mickey Loomis coming back helps.  They’ve gotten back to a sense of normalcy.”

GAME                                                                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST/SIDELINE            COV.                      TIME 

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions                         <    Joe Buck, Troy Aikman                                    39%                        1:00PM 

                                                                                                & Pam Oliver

Ford Field – Detroit, MI

MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Buffalo, Chicago, Dayton, Denver, Detroit, Hartford, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Seattle, Tulsa, West Palm Beach

 

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins            Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick                     15%                        1:00PM

                                                                                                & Laura Okmin

FedEx Field – Landover, MD

MARKETS INCLUDE: Austin, Baltimore, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Richmond, Washington

 

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons                           Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston                         10%                        1:00PM 

                                                                                                & on-field analyst Tony Siragusa

Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA 

MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Knoxville, Phoenix

 

Tampa Bay Bucs at Carolina Panthers                        Chris Myers, Tim Ryan                                       8%                        1:00PM

& Jaime Maggio

Bank of America Stadium– Charlotte, NC

MARKETS INCLUDE: Charlotte, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Orlando, Raleigh, Tampa

 

New Orleans Saints at Oakland Raiders                     Dick Stockton, John Lynch                              27%                        4:05PM 

                                                                                                & Jennifer Hale

O.co Coliseum – Oakland, CA

MARKETS INCLUDE: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Memphis, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Francisco, St. Louis

SO-CAL NEIGHBORS BATTLE FOR LA SUPREMACY – On Saturday, Nov. 17 FOX presents another exciting Pac-12/Big 12 doubleheader.  Residing in the same conference, Southern California locale and consecutive positions in the BCS standings, the 17th-ranked UCLA Bruins host the 18th-ranked USC Trojans (3:00 PM ET). College Football on FOX’s lead broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson, analyst Charles Davis and reporter Julie Alexandria call the matchup from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The nightcap kicks-off at 7:00 PM ET and features the 12th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners traveling to Morgantown, WV to take on Geno Smith and the West Virginia Mountaineers. Craig Bolerjack, Joel Klatt and on-field analyst Petros Papadakis call this Big 12 matchup from Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.

FOX’s coverage begins at 2:30 PM ET with FOX COLLEGE SATURDAY and originates live each week from FOX’s brand new state-of-the-art studio in the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles.  Erin Andrews hosts with Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George and former Oregon All-American quarterback Joey Harrington as analysts.  Additionally, the trio handles all halftime and postgame studio coverage for both games.

For instant updates during the week and games from the entire CFB on FOX crew, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CFBONFOX. Fans can gain more access to exclusive FOX Sports content by logging on to www.facebook.com/foxsports.

DAVIS PREVIEWS SHOWDOWN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR TRIP TO PAC-12 TITLE GAME In the preseason, most would have predicted USC would be vying to play in the Pac-12 championship game, but UCLA’s performance this season has been more of a surprise. College Football on FOX lead analyst Charles Davis looks at the battle in Southern California this weekend and how UCLA surpassed expectations this season. “Jim Mora brings a degree of toughness that a lot of people thought was lacking at UCLA,” said Davis. “It’s not just a physical toughness but a mental one too. UCLA did have talent left after Rick Neuheisel left but I’m not sure too many people saw it coming down to the USC/UCLA game. Jim Mora knows how to coach and they are now playing in his image.”

FOX SPORTS MEDIA GROUP WEEKEND COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

*All Times Eastern

DATE

TIME

GAME OUTLET Play by Play Analyst Sideline
Saturday, Nov. 17

3:00 PM

USC at UCLA                   FOX/FOX Deportes Gus Johnson Charles Davis Julie Alexandria
Saturday, Nov. 17

7:00 PM

Oklahoma at West Virginia FOX Craig Bolerjack Joel Klatt Petros Papadakis
Saturday, Nov. 17

12:00 PM

Indiana at Penn State BTN Kevin Kugler Chris Martin J Leman
Saturday, Nov. 17

12:00 PM

Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay FCS Pacific Bob Belvin Kevin Ingram
Saturday, Nov. 17

12:00 PM

UCF at Tulsa FSN (National) Mike Gleason Dave Lapham Desmond Purnell
Saturday, Nov. 17

1:00 PM

Lehigh at Lafayette FCS Atlantic Steve Degler Mike Yadush Troy Hein
Saturday, Nov. 17

1:30 PM

Washington at Colorado FX Justin Kutcher Eric Crouch Darius Walker
Saturday, Nov. 10

3:00 PM

South Florida at Miami                                   FS South Rich Waltz Keith Jones Jenn Hildreth
Saturday, Nov. 17

3:30 PM

Minnesota at Nebraska BTN Eric Collins Derek Rackley Jon Jansen
Saturday, Nov. 17

3:30 PM

Purdue at Illinois BTN Tim Neverett Glen Mason Rebecca Haarlow
Saturday, Nov. 17

3:30 PM

Texas Tech at Oklahoma St. FSN (National) Ron Thulin Brian Baldinger Jim Knox
Saturday, Nov. 17

6:00 PM

Cal Poly at Northern Arizona FCS Pacific Mitch Strohman Kevin Stephens Reggie Eccleston
Saturday, Nov. 17

7:00 PM

Iowa St. at Kansas FSN (National) Steve Physioc JC Pearson Laura McKeeman

 

GSP RETURNS TO OLD FORM IN TITLE FIGHT AT UFC 154, SAYS FLORIAN – This weekend’s UFC 154: ST-PIERRE VS. CONDIT features the return of UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in a five-round championship fight against interim champion Carlos Condit on Saturday, Nov. 17. FUEL TV UFC Analyst Kenny Florian believes it will be a great fight, with GSP returning to his old form. “Carlos Condit can submit you and he can knock you out but I’ve got to go with GSP. We are going to see the old Georges back right where he left off. He is going to go down as one of the greatest of all time,” said Florian.  FUEL TV covers the action beginning with the UFC 154 WEIGH-IN Friday, Nov. 16 (4:00 PM ET) with host Karyn Bryant and analysts Kenny Florian and UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz. FUEL TV wraps up coverage of the fight on Saturday, Nov. 17 (1:00 AM ET) with the UFC 154 POSTFIGHT SHOW, where Jay Glazer hosts, and Florian and Cruz offer analysis.

USWNT SOCCER ADDED TO FOX SOCCER LINEUP – FOX Soccer has added the US Women’s National Team’s match against the Republic of Ireland from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ live Saturday, Dec. 1 (9:00 PM ET).  The featured match is part of the 10-match USWNT Fan Tribute Tour, which FOX Soccer is home to four. FOX Soccer kicked off its coverage of the USWNT Fan Tribute Tour on Oct. 20 when the USWNT tied rivals Germany 1-1 from Chicago’s Toyota Park. The network’s coverage also includes the USWNT’s first match against the Republic of Ireland live on Wednesday, Nov. 28 (9:30 PM ET) from JELD-WEN Field in Portland, OR.  The network finishes with a clash against China PR from BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston live on Wednesday, Dec. 12 (8:00 PM ET).

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