WILD CARD WEEKEND PREVIEW ON NFL NETWORK
PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTING WILD CARD MATCHUPS INCLUDES:
- THREE MOST RECENT COLTS-CHARGERS CONTESTS
- EMMY-AWARD WINNING AMERICA’S GAME: 2006 COLTS
- COMPLETE RE-AIR OF BALTIMORE RAVENS VS. MIAMI DOLPHINS
- NFL GAMEDAY MORNING ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY
NFL Network rings in the New Year with a focus on Wild Card Weekend. Among the highlights, NFL Network looks at on the Indianapolis-San Diego matchup – which marks the fourth meeting between the clubs in 14 months.
Beginning Thursday January 1, at 10:00 PM ET, the Emmy Award-winning America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions tells the story of the 2006 Colts through the eyes of head coach Tony Dungy, quarterback Peyton Manning and center Jeff Saturday, who provide an intimate portrait of how these players became Super Bowl champions. The show is narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Donald Sutherland. Learn why Marvin Harrison suggested running the football late in that game and why Manning tell his backup to get ready against the Patriots in that conference championship game?
Friday morning at 8:00 AM ET, NFL Network will re-air the complete CBS telecast of the Week 7 matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins in which the Ravens defense stifled the Dolphins en route to a crucial victory over Miami, ending Baltimore’s three-game losing streak. Later that night, at 9:00 PM ET, NFL Classic Games features the complete CBS broadcast (Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf in the booth) of the Chargers’ 28-24 victory over the Colts in the 2007 AFC Divisional Playoff, a rollercoaster game which featured five second-half lead changes.
On Saturday at 9:00 AM ET last year’s Week 10 Chargers victory over the Colts airs on NFL Replay. In this game, the Colts battled back from Peyton Manning’s record 6 interceptions, but ultimately fall short as Adam Vinatieri missed 29-yard field goal allowing the Chargers to win 23-21. At 10:30 AM ET, NFL Replay features this season’s matchup from Week 12, with the Colts winning on Adam Vinatieri’s 51-yard field goal as time expired. Peyton Manning passed for 255 yards and two touchdowns in that game. NFL Replay games are enhanced with exclusive material including distinctive shots and camera angles from NFL Films and its own sideline and on-field sound and postgame press conference sound bites.
Playbook takes a look at the X’s and O’s of the Wild Card games with Brian Baldinger, Sterling Sharpe and Solomon Wilcots. Sunday’s games will be analyzed on Thursday at 8:00 PM ET and the Saturday matchups on Friday at 8:00 PM ET.
NFL GameDay Morning will also be expanded this weekend to lead into the Wild Card playoff games. Spero Dedes, Alex Flanagan, Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp and Steve Mariucci will be on the air two and a half hours on Saturday beginning at 2:00 PM ET and four hours on Sunday beginning at 9:00 AM ET.
NFL Network Schedule – Thursday, January 1
8:00 PM ET – Playbook (Sunday Games)
10:00 PM ET – America’s Game: 2006 Indianapolis Colts (HD)
Friday, January 2
8:00 AM ET – Full Game Re-air: Ravens-Dolphins (10/19/08) (HD)
8:00 PM ET – Playbook (Saturday Games)
9:00 PM ET – NFL Classic Games: 2007 AFC Divisional Playoff Chargers-Colts (1/13/08)
Saturday, January 3
9:00 AM ET – NFL Replay: Colts-Chargers (2007 Week 10)
10:30 AM ET – NFL Replay: Colts-Chargers (2008 Week 12)
1:00 PM ET – Playbook (Saturday Games)
2:00 PM ET – NFL GameDay Morning
Sunday, January 4
8:00 AM ET – Playbook (Sunday Games)
9:00 AM ET – NFL GameDay Morning
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