New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football at 8:00 PM ET — NFL MEDIA PROGRAMMING NOTES (11/28 – 12/05)

Saints Quarterback Drew Brees Interview with Michael Irvin on

Thursday Night Kickoff Pregame Show at 6:00 PM ET

Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Terrell Suggs on

NFL Total Access Friday at 7:00 PM ET

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NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football continues this week when quarterback Matt Ryan and the first-place Atlanta Falcons host quarterback Drew Brees and their division rival New Orleans Saints in an NFC South matchup Thursday, November 29 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 the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

Two hours before kickoff, NFL Network’s Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman pregame 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 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:

·         New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees interview with Michael Irvin

·         Feature on the similarities between the Mike Smith/Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves teams from the early 1990s. Includes interviews with Falcons head coach Mike Smith, quarterback Matt Ryan and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, and former Braves pitcher John Smoltz and third baseman Terry Pendleton

·         Interview with Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez on KFC Prekick Show

·         Footage of Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin and Stacey Dales participating in the NBA Skills competition during halftime of the Atlanta Hawks-Charlotte Bobcats game. Hosted by Hall of Famer Dominque Wilkins

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.

The Extended Edition of The Rich Eisen Thanksgiving Special – Available for Download on NFL.com & iTunes

The extended edition of The Rich Eisen Podcast  is now available to download on NFL.com and iTunes.

No longer restricted by time, The Rich Eisen Thanksgiving Special Podcast features the conversations between Rich Eisen and his prominent guests from the television special in their totality. For the holiday special, Rich welcomed in some of Hollywood’s most notable names from both television and movies:

  • Actor Rainn Wilson – best known as Dwight Schrute from the TV series The Office  talks about his beloved Seattle Seahawks and how his three million twitter followers often read about Wilson’s two NFL fantasy teams
  • Actor and New England Patriots fan John Slattery – best known as Roger Sterling from the TV series Mad Men, and currently starring in In Our Nature. Slattery admitted his son is a New York Giants fan which does not sit well with the Emmy nominated actor
  • Actor and Kansas City Chiefs fan Eric Stonestreet – best known as Cameron Tucker from the TV series Modern Family. Podcast producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman conclude: The interview is in the top five all-time segments on The Rich Eisen Podcast
  • Actor Hank Azaria – he reviews the history of the NFL on Thanksgiving as the one and only Legend in the Booth, Jim Brockmire. Also, Azaria opined on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s comeback.

The podcast also featured two prominent guests from the NFL:

  • Hall-of-Famer quarterback and current Denver Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway
  • The NFL’s current leading rusher, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson opens up about his recovery and return from knee surgery.

To download the extended edition of The Rich Eisen Thanksgiving Special Podcast, visit:

http://richeisen.nfl.com/2012/11/23/rich-eisen-podcast-john-elway-john-slattery-rainn-wilson-eric-stonestreet-adrian-peterson-and-jim-brockmire/  /

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

http://www.nfl.com/podcast

 First on the Field — Sunday, December 2 at 7:00 AM ET

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.

Melissa Stark examines quarterbacks who have lost their starting job due to an injury and couldn’t earn it back.

Also featured this week:

  • Live reports from New England-Miami, Arizona-New York Jets, San Francisco-St. Louis, Minnesota-Green Bay, and Seattle-Chicago
  • Depth Chart Dilemma: Are the San Francisco 49ers making the right choice between quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Alex Smith?
  • On the Hot Seat: Where exactly do the New York Jets go from here?
  • R & R: Sterling Sharpe and LaDainian Tomlinson dissect the Minnesota Vikings offense

NFL GameDay Morning Sunday, December 2 at 9:00 AM ET

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.

Feature on Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and why the question ‘Where are you from?’ has a deep meaning to him.

Also featured this week:

  • A look at the NFC playoff picture
  • How dominant is the New England Patriots offense?
  • Impact of 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh’s quarterback decision in the San Francisco locker room
  • Stacey Dales live from Seahawks-Bears
  • Albert Breer live from Vikings-Packers
  • Jeff Darlington live from Patriots-Dolphins
  • Aditi Kinkhabwala live from Steelers-Ravens
  • Kimberly  Jones live from Cardinals-Jets

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

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, November 28

Around the League Live:

  • Host: Fran Charles; Analysts: Tom Waddle & Michael Lombardi
  • Official Review featuring Vice President of Officiating Carl Johnson and Director of Officiating Dean Blandino
  • Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno interview
  • Rebecca Haarlow reports from Atlanta
  • Michelle Beisner reports from San Francisco
  • Kimberly Jones reports from New York
  • Aditi Kinkhabwala reports from Pittsburgh

NFL Total Access:

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

Thursday, November 29

Around the League Live:

  • Host: Fran Charles; Analyst: Solomon Wilcots & Jamie Dukes
  • Ian Rapoport reports from Dallas

NFL Total Access:

  • Hosts: Chris Rose & Lindsay Rhodes; Analysts: Willie McGinest & Shaun O’Hara
  • New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck is interviewed by Jay Glazer

 Friday, November 30

Around the League Live:

  • Host: Fran Charles; Analyst: Charley Casserly
  • Albert Breer reports from Green Bay

NFL Total Access

  • Hosts: Scott Hanson & Amber Theoharis; Analysts: Willie McGinest, Shaun O’Hara & Charley Casserly
  • Face of the Franchise: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs

Houston Texans Running Back Arian Foster Featured on NFL.com’s The Season: A Biography Presented by SAP

Arian Foster found himself atop the best running backs in the National Football League two years ago. Ten years ago, Foster was a teenager who had lost his way. However, equipped with a new living arraignment, school, and football team, Foster established himself in an environment which was vital throughout his development into a successful role model.

The latest installment of NFL.com’s The Season: A Biography Presented by SAP profiles Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and why the question ‘Where are you from?’ has a deep meaning to him.

To view this episode of The Season: A Biography, visit:

http://www.nfl.com/qs/theseason/season-3/index.jsp

Visit NFL.com/theseason every Tuesday for a new episode.

 

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

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

·         Sterling Sharpe on why Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will struggle against the Detroit Lions defense

·         Donovan McNabb on how Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers will bounce back with a big game against the Minnesota Vikings

·         Matt Millen on why New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will have success attacking the Washington Redskins defense

·         Brian Baldinger on how the Dallas Cowboys will give the Philadelphia Eagles their eighth straight loss

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

·         Brian Baldinger on why Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt could win the NFL MVP this season

·         Sterling Sharpe on how New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will have no problem with the Miami Dolphins defense

·         Donovan McNabb explains how the Baltimore Ravens defense will shut down the Pittsburgh Steelers offense

·         Matt Millen on how Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will pick apart the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense

 

 

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

 

Wednesday, November 28

5:00 PM – Around the League Live

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:00 PM – Eddie DeBartolo:  A Football Life – Encore Presentation

9:00 PM – NFL Replay: Baltimore vs. San Diego – Week 12, 2012

10:30 PM – Sound FX: Week 12, 2012

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Fantasy Live

1:00 AM – Eddie DeBartolo:  A Football Life

 

Thursday, November 29

6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE

10:00 AM – NFL AM – Re-Air

2:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live

3:00 PM – Eddie DeBartolo:  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: New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons – LIVE

11:30 PM – Kay Jewelers Postgame Show

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Total Access

Friday, November 30

6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE

10:00 AM – NFL AM – Re-Air

2:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live

3:00 PM – Sound FX: Andy Reid

3:30 PM – Sound FX: Steve Young

4:00 PM – Sound FX: Week 12, 2012

4:30 PM – NFL Films Presents: Too Much Fun

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: Gutsiest Calls

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Fantasy Live

1:00 AM – NFL’s Top 10: Gutsiest Calls

Saturday, December 1

11:00 AM – Playbook – NFC

12 NOON – Playbook – AFC

1:00 PM – Sound FX: Steve Young

1:30 PM – NFL Films Presents: Too Much Fun

2:00 PM – NFL Replay: Miami vs. New England – Week 16, 2011

3:30 PM – Sound FX: Bill Belichick

4:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Gutsiest Calls

5:00 PM – Playbook – NFC

6:00 PM – Playbook – AFC

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:30 PM – Sound FX: Week 12, 2012

9:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Gutsiest Calls

10:00 PM – Eddie DeBartolo:  A Football Life

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

12:30 AM – Sound FX: Steve Young

1:00 AM – Eddie DeBartolo:  A Football Life

Sunday, December 2

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 3

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: Meltdowns

10:00 PM – The Coaches Show

10:30 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Most Snake-bitten Franchises

11:30 PM – NFL Total Access: MNF Presser

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Total Access: MNF Review

 

Tuesday, December 4

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: Most Snake-bitten Franchises

4:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Meltdowns

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: Gutsiest Calls

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