Pregame Coverage Begins at 7 p.m. ET with Football Night in America On-Site in Canton, Ohio, Followed by 2023 Hall of Fame Game at 8 p.m. ET
Football Night Features Interviews with Jets CB Sauce Gardner, Jets WR Garrett Wilson and Browns DE Myles Garrett, Plus 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees Ronde Barber and Darrelle Revis
Hall of Famers Joe Klecko, Joe Thomas, Zach Thomas and DeMarcus Ware to be Interviewed During Game
STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 1, 2023 – NBC Sports kicks off its coverage of the 2023 NFL season this Thursday, August 3, at 8 p.m. ET, as the New York Jets face the Cleveland Browns at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, in the annual Hall of Fame Game on NBC and Peacock. Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with Football Night in America on-site in Canton.
NBC Sports’ Sunday Night Football announce team of Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst) and Melissa Stark (sideline reporter) will be on the call for Jets-Browns, with Terry McAulay serving as rules analyst.
Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, will be on-site in Canton for the second consecutive year. Devin McCourty makes his NBC Sports debut, joining FNIA teammates Maria Taylor, Jason Garrett, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Chris Simms, Mike Florio, Matthew Berry, and Jac Collinsworth.
This show will preview the 2023 NFL season and celebrate the players being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. McCourty is joining Football Night in America as an analyst following a 13-year NFL career as a defensive back for the New England Patriots, where he won three Super Bowls.
This year’s Hall of Fame class includes cornerback Ronde Barber, cornerback Darrelle Revis, offensive tackle Joe Thomas, linebacker Zach Thomas, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, head coach Don Coryell, linebacker Chuck Howley, defensive lineman Joe Klecko, and cornerback Ken Riley.
Thursday’s Football Night in America will include season outlooks for both the Jets and Browns, examining New York’s prospects with four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers under center as well as Cleveland and the competitive AFC North.
Pregame coverage will feature Maria Taylor’s sit-down interview with Jets cornerback and 2022 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner. Jets wide receiver and 2022 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson, Browns defensive end and four-time All-Pro Myles Garrett, and Hall of Fame inductees Ronde Barber and Darrelle Revis will be interviewed on the field prior to the game. Throughout the game, Melissa Stark will interview multiple inductees, including Barber, Klecko, Revis, Joe Thomas, Zach Thomas, and Ware.
Following its presentation of the Hall of Fame game, NBC Sports begins coverage of the 2023 regular season with NFL Kickoff on Thursday, Sept. 7, featuring the Detroit Lions at the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs from GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
Click here for more information on this year’s Sunday Night Football schedule.
2023 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
|Thurs. Sept. 7||NFL Kickoff||Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs|
|Sun. Sept. 10||Week 1||Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants|
|Sun. Sept. 17||Week 2||Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots|
|Sun. Sept. 24||Week 3||Pittsburgh Steelers at Las Vegas Raiders|
|Sun. Oct. 1||Week 4||Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets|
|*Sun. Oct. 8||Week 5||Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers|
|*Sun. Oct. 15||Week 6||New York Giants at Buffalo Bills|
|*Sun. Oct. 22||Week 7||Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles|
|*Sun. Oct. 29||Week 8||Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Chargers|
|*Sun. Nov. 5||Week 9||Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals|
|*Sun. Nov. 12||Week 10||New York Jets at Las Vegas Raiders|
|*Sun. Nov. 19||Week 11||Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos|
|**Thurs. Nov. 23||Week 12||San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks|
|*Sun. Nov. 26||Week 12||Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Chargers|
|*Sun. Dec. 3||Week 13||Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers|
|*Sun. Dec. 10||Week 14||Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys|
|*Sun. Dec. 17||Week 15||Baltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Sat. Dec. 23 (4:30 p.m. ET)||Week 16||Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|***Sat. Dec. 23 (8 p.m. ET)||Week 16||Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Chargers|
|*Sun. Dec. 31||Week 17||Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings|
|*Sun. Jan. 8||Week 18||TBD|
** Thanksgiving Night Game
*** Exclusively on Peacock
2023 ROTOWORLD FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFT GUIDE AVAILABLE NOW
The 2023 Rotoworld Fantasy Football Draft Guide, featuring Matthew Berry’s annual “100 Facts” article and more, is available now to help you prepare for your fantasy football draft. During Thursday’s Football Night in America, Berry will also reveal his 2023 “Ride or Die” player. Some past “Ride or Dies” of Berry’s include Eagles QB Jalen Hurts in 2022, who finished the season as the third-best QB in fantasy scoring, and Chargers RB Austin Ekeler in 2021, who finished the year as the RB2.