TOM BRADY AND NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TRAVEL TO ATLANTA TO FACE MATT RYAN AND FALCONS ON SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Coverage Begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Patriots-Falcons
FNIA Coach's Clicker
Tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NFL Turning Point
Tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Stamford, Conn. - September 25, 2013 - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (3-0) travel to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., to take on Matt Ryan and the Falcons (1-2) on Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling Patriots-Falcons is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 28th season as the voice of the NFL's premier primetime package; 14-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his four seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
NBC's coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning coordinating producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff. Sunday Night Football has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series for five consecutive years.
Football Night In America, the most-watched pre-game show in sports, is hosted by 25-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga. Costas will be joined on site by Michaels, Collinsworth, and two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC's famed Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Patrick will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and longtime NFL front office veteran and former NFL Executive of the Year Scott Pioli. Alex Flanagan will report from Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colo. on the Eagles-Broncos game.
PATRIOTS-FALCONS PREVIEW VIDEO:
Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison preview Patriots-Falcons: http://www.nbcsports.com/football/nfl/can-older-steelers-keep-bears
Dungy on the Falcons: "Something tells me this game is going to come down to the same thing. They're going to have to stop Tom Brady on a big drive in the fourth quarter. I don't know that they can do it."
Harrison on the Patriots: "I think it comes down to the defense. That defense is much improved. I think they're playing a lot better at the cornerback position, they're doing a good job of putting pressure on the quarterback, and those linebackers are really solid."
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
For the sixth consecutive season, the entire Sunday Night Football schedule will be streamed live online. NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops and tablets, will stream all SNF games televised on NBC. The video stream will come directly from NBC's broadcast of SNF, and will include additional camera angles and interactive features.
NBC Sports Live Extra employs a full HD-quality player, which includes a draggable picture-in-picture feature for any of the online-only cameras, plus full DVR functionality allowing the user to pause, scroll back-and-forth, and review plays in slo-motion.
In addition, online coverage features in-game analysis from the Sunday Night Football and Football Night In America teams as well as fantasy tips from Rotoworld fantasy experts.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for tablets is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, and on select tablet devices within Google Play.
In addition to Sunday Night Football and Football Night In America, NBC Sports Group's NFL coverage also includes digital content and social media extensions that are available online, as well as NFL-related shoulder programming on NBCSN.
NEW EPISODES OF FNIA COACH'S CLICKER AND NFL TURNING POINT AIR TONIGHT ON NBCSN
NBCSN's in-depth coverage of the 2013 NFL season continues tonight with new episodes of FNIA Coach's Clicker at 6:30 p.m. ET and NFL Turning Point at 10 p.m. ET.
FNIA Coach's Clicker, NBCSN's new weekly half-hour NFL studio show that dovetails off of Football Night In America, will provide an in-depth Xs-and-Os preview of the biggest games coming up in Week 4 of the season. FNIA Coach's Clicker host Liam McHugh will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy and two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, who will preview this week's Sunday Night Football matchup between the New England Patriots-Atlanta Falcons. In addition, Dungy and Harrison will look ahead to this Sunday's matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos, and what to expect from Broncos QB Peyton Manning and Eagles QB Michael Vick. FNIA Coach's Clicker also dissects the play of Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman, and what makes him such a dangerous threat.
NFL Turning Point, hosted by Football Night In America's Dan Patrick, will take a look back at Week 3 in the NFL and focus on the crucial "turning point" moments that ultimately defined the outcome of the Green Bay Packers-Cincinnati Bengals and Chicago Bears-Pittsburgh Steelers. The episode will also include feature segments on Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan. The feature segments will be highlighted by in-game audio from the Seahawks 45-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Jets 27-20 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL DIGITAL AND SOCIAL COVERAGE
This season, NBC Sports Group is utilizing its wide array of digital and social assets to provide fans with more behind-the-scenes content of Sunday Night Football than ever before. New additions to NBC Sports Group's SNF coverage include Sunday Night Football-All Access and The Sunday Night Football, as well as continued comprehensive coverage via NBC Sports Group's social media channels. Click here for full details of NBC Sports Group's SNF digital and social coverage.
NBC SPORTS GROUP NFL PROGRAMMING
NBC Sports Group boasts a wide array of NFL programming each week that will highlight topical NFL news, provide in-depth coverage of each week's biggest games, and deliver expert analysis of the fantasy football world.
FNIA COACH'S CLICKER - WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN's new, weekly half-hour NFL studio show - FNIA Coach's Clicker - dovetails off of Football Night In America, the most-watched pregame show in sports. Each week, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison will utilize highlights, graphics and Coach Dungy's clicker to provide in-depth breakdowns of teams, one-on-one matchups and schemes that will factor into the outcomes of the week's biggest games, including the Sunday Night Football contest. Liam McHugh will host the program from the famous Studio 8H at NBCUniversal's 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York City. NFL insiders Mike Florio and Scott Pioli will appear to provide viewers with relevant news and notes about the upcoming week's games. Click here for more information on FNIA Coach's Clicker.
NFL TURNING POINT - WEDNESDAYS AT 10 P.M ET ON NBCSN
NFL Turning Point, NBCSN's weekly show co-produced by NFL Films and hosted by Football Night In America's Dan Patrick, returns for its third season. The Emmy-nominated hour-long program will focus on crucial "turning point" moments of several games each week by utilizing NFL Films' unmatched cinematography and sideline and on-field audio. In addition, Football Night In America's Rodney Harrison and Tony Dungy will appear weekly to break down the keys to the weekend's important games. Click here for more information on NFL Turning Point.
PRO FOOTBALL TALK - WEEKNIGHTS AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Pro Football Talk, NBCSN's daily NFL studio show co-hosted by Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias, provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, engaging features, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide array of NFL newsmakers. The show regularly features a roster of NBC Sports football commentators, including Rodney Harrison, Hines Ward, Doug Flutie, Ross Tucker, Peter King, and Scott Pioli.
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVE - THURSDAYS AT 6:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Building off of Yahoo! Sports' popular Sunday live streaming show, Fantasy Football Live on NBCSN combines the best fantasy football expertise from Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports. Hosted by NBC Sports' Erik Kuselias, Fantasy Football Live features a mix of Yahoo! Sports, NBC Sports, and Rotoworld fantasy experts, including NBC Sports' Shaun King, and Yahoo! Sports' Brad Evans and Brandon Funston. Yahoo! Sports' Melanie Collins will host the digital show. Rotoworld's Kay Adams will be a regular contributor for the show across both platforms. A subsequent, digital-only version of Fantasy Football Live is available from 7-7:30 p.m. ET through video-on-demand across web and mobile devices on both Yahoo! Sports and NBCSports.com. Click here for more information on Fantasy Football Live.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio will surround the 2013 NFL season with daily coverage on 339 radio affiliates, highlighted by McNabb and Malone; an all-sports show that leverages the unique perspective of two former NFL quarterbacks, and Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison.
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NFL markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, will surround the 2013 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most in more than 50 million U.S. households.
SNF NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION FOR TWO YEARS RUNNING
In 2012-13 Sunday Night Football on NBC finished the regular television season as the No. 1 show in primetime (Viewers 2+ and all key adult and male demos), based on Nielsen live + same day data and all 19 SNF telecasts. 2012-13 was the second straight television season, and only the second time on record, that a sports series has been the most-watched show of the primetime TV season. (2011-12, SNF on NBC). Sunday Night Football has also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series in each of the last five years. The critically acclaimed Football Night In America, which precedes Sunday Night Football, each week at 7 p.m. ET, averaged 7.8 million viewers in 2012, making it the most watched pre-game show in sports. Click here for full ratings info from 2012-13 season.
2013 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBC will broadcast 19 primetime NFL games during the 2013 season, including NBC's annual Thanksgiving night game, featuring the heated AFC North rivalry Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens.
2013 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sun. Sept. 29 Week 4 New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons
Sun. Oct. 6 Week 5 Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers
Sun. Oct. 13 Week 6 Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Sun. Oct. 20 Week 7 Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts
Sun. Oct. 27 Week 8 Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
Sun. Nov. 3 Week 9 Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
Sun. Nov. 10 Week 10 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
*Sun. Nov. 17 Week 11 Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
*Sun. Nov. 24 Week 12 Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
**Thurs. Nov. 28 Week 13 Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Dec. 1 Week 13 New York Giants at Washington Redskins
*Sun. Dec. 8 Week 14 Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Dec. 15 Week 15 Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sun. Dec. 22 Week 16 New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Dec. 29 Week 17 TBA
**Thanksgiving Night Game
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