Week 8 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’ — Features Doug Williams and Falcons’ Matt Ryan and Tony Gonzalez

NFL-Gameday-LogoFormer Grambling Head Coach Doug Williams Sits Down with Melissa Stark to Discuss Current Situation with Grambling State Football

on ‘NFL GameDay First’

Steve Mariucci Visits with Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Matt Ryan and Tight End Tony Gonzalez on ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

‘NFL GameDay First’ at 7:00 AM ET Followed by ‘NFL GameDay Morning’ at 9:00 AM ET

Sunday is ‘GameDay’ and every week NFL Network provides 12 hours of live coverage, beginning at 7:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay First.  The day continues at 9:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay Morning leading viewers into the early games. At 4:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Scoreboard recaps the early action and at 7:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Highlights recaps the entire afternoon.  At 11:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Final provides complete analysis on the entire football Sunday.

NFL GameDay First – Sunday at 7:00 AM ET

Host: Melissa Stark

Co-Host/Analyst: Sterling Sharpe

Analyst: Shaun O’Hara

Guest Analyst: Doug Williams

Featured this week on NFL GameDay First:

  • Grambling State University Situation: Doug Williams sits down with host Melissa Stark to give his first in-depth interview on the Grambling State University situation. The Tigers football team forfeited their game against Jackson State on October 19 as part of the student-athlete’s decision to boycott all team activities.  More information on his appearance can be found here: http://on.nfl.com/19EJTMT
  • Talk to 84: Sterling Sharpe interviews Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett
  • Who has the Advantage: Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo and Dez Bryant or Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson?
  • Shanahan’s Return: Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan returns to Denver where he won two Super Bowls as a head coach. What will the return trip be like for him?  
  • Live reports:

o   Albert Breer from New England for Dolphins-Patriots

o   Stacey Dales from Detroit for Cowboys-Lions

NFL GameDay Morning  – Sunday at 9:00 AM ET

Host: Rich Eisen

Analysts: Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin

NFL Media National Insider: Ian Rapoport

NFL Media Contributor: Mike Silver

Featured this week on NFL GameDay Morning:


  • Sunday Sitdown

o   Steve Mariucci travels to Atlanta to visit with Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and tight end Tony Gonzalez

  • NFL Media’s national insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Media contributor Mike Silver on the latest news from around the NFL which includes injury updates and game-time decisions
  • Shanahan returns to Denver

o   Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan’s career comes full circle as he returns to Denver – the city where he won two Super Bowl championships as head coach of the Broncos

o   Current NFL Network analyst and former Broncos running back Terrell Davis and current Broncos executive vice president of football operations and former Broncos quarterback John Elway reflect on their time winning Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII for Shanahan and speculate on what Shanhan will go through coming back to Denver.

  • An Inside Look at the New England Patriots:

o   Is there reason to be concerned about the New England Patriots based on their start to the season?

o   Why is quarterback Tom Brady struggling this season?

o   Is the loss of nose tackle Vince Wilfork and linebacker Jarod Mayo too much for the Patriots defense overcome

·         The Ground and Pound New York Jets

o   Are the New York Jets back to Rex Ryan’s original running back-centric offense?

·         The Undefeated Kansas City Chiefs:

o   Are the Chiefs overrated or a legitimate contender in the AFC?

o   NFL Network reporter Jeff Darlington examines the Chiefs defense and why the unit has the whole team thinking Super Bowl

·         Michael Silver on Injuries

o   Week 7 saw a number of marquee players suffer injuries. Michael Silver provides an essay how the impact of the injuries and how teams move forward

  • NFL Team Debates:

o   Are the New Orleans Saints the best team in the NFC?

o   Can the Dallas Cowboys establish themselves as the best team in the NFC East?

·         Kurt Warner on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning:

o   Kurt Warner explains why Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning might be stoppable after all

  • Picks for every game
  • Live Reports:

o   Kim Jones from Philadelphia for Giants-Eagles

o   Aditi Kinkhabwala from Cincinnati for Jets-Bengals

o   Jeff Darlington from Kansas City for Browns-Chiefs

o   Stacey Dales from Detroit for Cowboys-Lions

o   Albert Breer from New England for Dolphins-Patriots

NFL GameDay Scoreboard, NFL GameDay Highlights and NFL GameDay Final Conclude Sunday Coverage

‘GameDay’ continues at 4:00 PM ET with NFL GameDay Scoreboard, with host Paul Burmeister, analysts Jamie Dukes and Darren Sharper, and Jenn Brown providing news updates from the afternoon games.

At 7:30 PM ET, Dan Hellie hosts NFL GameDay Highlights, along with Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, and NFL Network analysts LaDainian Tomlinson and Steve Mariucci.

At 11:30 PM ET, Hellie and analysts Willie McGinest, Sanders and Irvin recap all of the day’s action on NFL GameDay Final with game highlights, player and coach press conferences, post-game interviews and analysis of every game.




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