NFL Network Re-Airs Every Week 3 Game as Fantasy Football Drafts are in Full Swing
As the 2011 NFL preseason enters the crucial third week, NFL Network and NFL.com is the go-to destination for the most comprehensive preseason coverage. As fantasy football drafts around the country get in full swing, NFL Network re-airs every game of the crucial third week of the preseason.
On Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 PM ET, host Rich Eisen and analysts Marshall Faulk & Warren Sapp provide live look-ins of ten games on Around the League: Preseason 2011. NFL Network delivers live action of the Jets-Giants and Jaguars-Bills (kickoff at 7:00 PM ET), and additional live coverage of the opening kickoffs of Falcons-Steelers and Dolphins-Buccaneers. At 8:00 PM ET, four more games kickoff, highlighted by quarterback Tony Romo and the Cowboys against Donovan McNabb and the Vikings, the 49ers hosting the Texans and quarterback Jay Cutler and the Bears traveling to Tennessee to face rookie quarterback Jake Locker and the Titans.
Around the League continues with live look-ins of Kyle Orton and the Broncos against the Seahawks at 9:00 PM ET, plus quarterback Philip Rivers and the Chargers facing wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and the Cardinals at 10:00 PM ET.
NFL Network reporters will be stationed across the country, providing reports from a number of games on Around the League. Michael Lombardi reports from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh for Falcons-Steelers, Albert Breer reports from New Meadowlands Stadium for Jets-Giants and Marc Fein reports from Mall of America Field in Minneapolis for Cowboys-Vikings.
In addition to Around the League, Saturday’s Week 3 preseason coverage includes six complete game re-airs, beginning at 7:00 AM ET when Redskins quarterbacks John Beck and Rex Grossman make their cases for the starting position against the Baltimore Ravens. At 10:00 AM ET, No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton makes his second start for the Panthers in Carolina’s game on the road against fellow rookies Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and the Cincinnati Bengals. At 1:00 PM ET, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the defending Super Bowl champion Packers travel to face the Indianapolis Colts, followed by the Rams-Chiefs at 4:00 PM ET.
Following the conclusion of Around the League, NFL Network’s extensive Saturday preseason coverage continues with quarterback Matt Schaub, wide receiver Andre Johnson and the Texans against the San Francisco 49ers at 11:00 PM ET, and quarterback Kyle Orton and the Broncos hosting Seattle at 2:00 AM ET.
In total, NFL Network’s Week 3 preseason game coverage consists of 39 games (including re-airs), including six games on Sunday, August 28, seven games on Monday, August 29 and six games on Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, August 31. Coverage begins at 7:00 AM ET.
Week 3 of the preseason is a crucial week for fantasy football, with leagues holding their drafts as the regular season approaches. NFL.com Fantasy is the official fantasy game of the National Football League, providing fans with the opportunity to enjoy all of the thrilling action for free. To sign up to play this season, get the latest news and reports on all of the players, read the latest from NFL.com’s fantasy experts and participate in mock drafts, visit http://www.nfl.com/fantasy.
For the second year, NFL.com’s NFL Preseason Live offers live preseason games where available (games only available out of market) with full DVR controls allowing fans to pause, rewind and replay both live and archived game action. Additional viewing options include picture-in-picture – dual and quad views – providing the ability to watch multiple games on the same screen. To access NFL Preseason Live, visit: www.nfl.com/preseasonlive.
Below is NFL Network’s Week 3 broadcast schedule.
NFL NETWORK AIR TIMES FOR 2011 WEEK 3 PRESEASON GAMES
(ALL TIMES EASTERN; ALL GAMES IN HIGH DEFINITION)
Thursday, August 25
11:00 PM – Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles
Friday, August 26
10:00 AM – Chicago Bears at New York Giants [Week 2]
1:00 PM – Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles
4:00 PM – Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals
11:00 PM – St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs
Saturday, August 27
7:00 AM – Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens
10:00 AM – Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals
1:00 PM – Green Bay Packers at Indianapolis Colts
4:00 PM – St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs
11:00 PM – Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers
2:00 AM – Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos
Sunday, August 28
7:00 AM – Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles
10:00 AM – New York Jets at New York Giants
1:00 PM – Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans
4:00 PM – Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers
11:00 PM – Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2:00 AM – New England Patriots at Detroit Lions
Monday, August 29
7:00 AM – Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals
10:00 AM – Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans
1:00 PM – Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos
4:00 PM – Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills
8:00 PM – Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
11:00 PM – San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals
2:00 AM – New Orleans Saints at Oakland Raiders
Tuesday, August 30
7:00 AM – Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills
10:00 AM – Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1:00 PM – Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers
4:00 PM – New York Jets at New York Giants
8:00 PM – Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers
12 MIDNIGHT – Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers
Wednesday, August 31
7:00 AM – Green Bay Packers at Indianapolis Colts
10:00 AM – New Orleans Saints at Oakland Raiders
1:00 PM – Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles
4:00 PM – Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
8:00 PM – Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans
12 MIDNIGHT – Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos
Thursday, September 1
6:00 AM – Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens
9:00 AM – New England Patriots at Detroit Lions
12 NOON – San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals
3:00 PM – Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers
The following broadcast teams will be calling each Week 3 matchup on NFL Network:
|Panthers at Bengals||Brad Johansen||Anthony Munoz||Mike Valpredo|
|Browns at Eagles||Don Tollefson||Brian Baldinger/Hugh Douglas||Jeff Sversky|
|Redskins at Ravens**||Mike Tirico||Jon Gruden/Ron Jaworski||Suzy Kolber|
|Rams at Chiefs||Andrew Siciliano||Marshall Faulk||Orlando Pace/Maurice Drummond|
|Packers at Colts*||Ian Eagle||Phil Simms||Sam Ryan|
|Jaguars at Bills||Ray Bentley||Steve Tasker||Mike Catalana|
|Jets at Giants||Bob Papa||Carl Banks||Howard Cross/Bruce Beck|
|Falcons at Steelers||Bob Pompeani||Edmund Nelson||Jeff Verszyla|
|Dolphins at Buccaneers||Chris Myers||John Lynch||Dave Wirth|
|Bears at Titans||Cory Curtis||Eddie George/Kevin Carter||Dawn Davenport|
|Cowboys at Vikings||Ari Wolfe||Mike Mayock||Randy Shaver|
|Texans at 49ers||Dennis O’Donnell||Tim Ryan||Kim Coyle|
|Patriots at Lions*||Greg Gumbel||Dan Dierdorf||Lesley Visser|
|Seahawks at Broncos||Verne Lundquist||Alfred Williams|
|Chargers at Cardinals||Rich Cellini||Glenn Parker||Jody Jackson|
|Saints at Raiders***||Al Michaels||Cris Collinsworth||Michelle Tafoya|
* – CBS National Telecast
** – ESPN National Telecast
*** – NBC National Telecast
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