NFL Network’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ — Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings Thursday, October 25 at 8:00 PM ET

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 AT 8:00 PM ET ON NFL NETWORK

LaDainian Tomlinson Joins Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman Pregame Show at 6:00 PM ET

Tomlinson Sits Down with Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football continues this week when running back Adrian Peterson and the 5-2 Minnesota Vikings host quarterback Josh Freeman and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, October 25 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 Mall of America Field at the H.H.H. Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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. This week, former All-Pro running back LaDainian Tomlinson joins host Rich Eisen, Hall of Famers Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders, and former head coach Steve Mariucci on the pregame show. 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:

·         Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson speaks with LaDainian Tomlinson

·         Melissa Stark interviews Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III

·         Preview of this week’s New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys matchup

Bollywood superstar and 2101 Records/Desi Hits!/ Interscope Records recording artist Priyanka Chopra will be the featured artist for NFL Network’s Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman pregame show. Priyanka’s debut single “In My City,’ featuring will.i.am and produced by RedOne (Lady Gaga) and Brian Kennedy, will be the music bed for the intro to Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman, and was released on October 2. For more information on Priyanka Chopra, please visit www.priyankachopramusic.com.

Leading in to every Thursday Night Football game, Grammy Award-winning artist CeeLo Green will sing the anthem entitled “Blitzkrieg Bop (I Love Football),” set to The Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop.” The 90-second show open for each Thursday Night Football game will feature fan-sourced videos uploaded by fans. To submit videos, please visit www.nfl.com/fanchise.

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

Following the game, hosts Andrew Siciliano 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.

TEAMS: BUCCANEERS (2-4) VIKINGS (5-2)
ANNOUNCERS Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (game analyst); Alex Flanagan (sideline)
PREGAME (6:00 PM ET) Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman

In Minneapolis: Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan

PRE-KICK (8:00 PM ET) KFC Prekick Show

Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan, Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson, Stacey Dales

HALFTIME Lexus Halftime Show

Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan

POSTGAME Kay Jewelers Postgame Show

Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan

 

NFL Total Access Postgame Show

In-studio: Andrew Siciliano, Lindsay Rhodes, Willie McGinest, Shaun O’Hara

WHERE TO WATCH DirecTV – Channel 212 (SD/HD), DISH Network – 154 (SD/HD)

Verizon FIOS – Channel 88 (SD) 588 (HD), AT&T U-Verse – Channel 630 (SD) 1630 (HD)

Check your local cable listings

NFL.com LIVE – live “look-ins” at select moments of game

NFL Mobile Live on Verizon Wireless

LOCAL OTA SIMULCAST* Ch. 32 (WMOR) NBC Ch. 11 (KARE)

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