Tirico to Call NBC Sports’ Thanksgiving NFL Matchup For 5th Time
Brees Returns to New Orleans after 15 Record-Setting Seasons with Saints
Michele Tafoya to Report from Sidelines & Award Postgame Holiday Honors
** Conference Call with Tirico & Brees Tues., Nov. 23 **
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 18, 2021 – One week from today on Thanksgiving night, Mike Tirico and Drew Brees will call the Buffalo Bills-New Orleans Saints holiday matchup at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Tirico and Brees work together on Football Night in America, America’s most-watched weekly studio show, and Notre Dame Football game broadcasts (season finale: this Sat, Nov. 20 vs. Georgia Tech at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock).
Tirico and Brees will be joined at Caesars Superdome by four-time Sports Emmy Award-winner Michele Tafoya, who reports from the sidelines and handles NBC Sports’ traditional Thanksgiving on-field postgame honors, and three-time Super Bowl referee and SNF rules analyst Terry McAulay.
***CONFERENCE CALL INFO***
Who: Mike Tirico and Drew Brees
What: Tirico and Brees preview Bills-Saints Thanksgiving night matchup
When: Tuesday, Nov. 23; Time to be announced soon
Tirico calls his fifth NBC Sports’ Thanksgiving NFL game (2016, 2018-20). Brees, who earned Super Bowl XLIV MVP honors in leading the Saints to the championship following the 2009 season, was selected to 12 Pro Bowls in 15 seasons in New Orleans with a 142-86 (.623) regular-season record. He set all of the club’s career passing records.