FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 14th, 2013
CRIS COLLINSWORTH, TONY DUNGY & RODNEY HARRISON PREVIEW SNF’S BRONCOS-COLTS ON CONFERENCE CALL TOMORROW AT 2 P.M. ET
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Broncos QB Peyton Manning Returns to Indianapolis
NBC Sports Group Surrounds Broncos-Colts This Week
Stamford, Conn. – October 14, 2013 – Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth will join Football Night in America analysts Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison on a media conference call tomorrow, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. ET to preview this week’s NBC Sunday Night Football matchup featuring Denver quarterback Peyton Manning leading the unbeaten, first-place Broncos (6-0) into Indianapolis to face the first-place Colts (4-1). It is the first time Manning, who spent 13 years as the Colts quarterback, is returning to Indianapolis.
Media interested in participating should call 719-457-2703 and ask for NBC Sports Group’s SNF Broncos-Colts call.
- WHAT: Denver Broncos (6-0) quarterback Peyton Manning returns to Indianapolis to take on Andrew Luck and the Colts (4-1) on Sunday Night Football on NBC
- WHO: Cris Collinsworth, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison
- WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. ET
- NUMBER: 719-457-2703
On Sunday, Manning will play his first game as a visiting quarterback in Indianapolis after setting all major Colts passing records, earning 11 playoff berths and winning a Super Bowl in 13 seasons with the club (1998-2010).
- Tony Dungy was Peyton Manning’s head coach from 2002-08. The duo combined to lead the Colts to an 85-27 (.759) regular-season record in their time together – the second-best winning percentage in the Super Bowl era for a coach-QB tandem (minimum 50 games) behind only New England’s Bill Belichick and Tom Brady (141-40; .779).
- Rodney Harrison intercepted Peyton Manning four times in eight career meetings (regular and postseason).
NBC SPORTS GROUP SURROUNDS BRONCOS-COLTS THIS WEEK
NBC Sports Group will preview the Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts with focused programming and analysis across multiple shows and platforms leading up to Sunday Night Football, including:
PRO FOOTBALL TALK
Weekdays on Pro Football Talk at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, FNIA analyst Tony Dungy joins co-hosts Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias to review Manning’s top plays and moments, and in provide in-depth Xs-and-Os reviews throughout the week. PFT will also provide insights from FNIA analysts Rodney Harrison and Scott Pioli on playing against Manning. Throughout the week, PFT takes a look back at Manning’s first touchdown, first game in Indianapolis, his worst losses and unique statistics from his career in Indianapolis. SNF play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and analyst Cris Collinsworth will preview the Broncos vs. Colts.
SPORTSDASH WITH YAHOO! SPORTS
SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports airs weekdays at noon ET on NBCSN. This week it will feature co-hosts Dave Briggs and Carolyn Manno as they welcome guests including SNF sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, Yahoo! NFL writer Anwar Richardson, and former NFL player Jon Ritchie. NFL analyst Shaun King will analyze what makes Manning the quarterback and leader he is today. In addition, Rotoworld’s Kay Adams and Yahoo! Sports’ Brandon Funston dive into whether Manning is the greatest fantasy football player of all time. SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports also takes a look back at Peyton’s top five Indianapolis moments, the lighter side of Peyton, including his performances on SNL; the pulse of Indianapolis; and a side-by-side comparison of the first 22 games in Peyton’s career vs. the first 22 games of Andrew Luck’s career.
FNIA COACH’S CLICKER
FNIA Coach’s Clicker airs on Wednesdays each week at 5 p.m. ET with Liam McHugh, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison. This week, Broncos-Colts will be the featured game with the trio breaking down Manning’s return to Indianapolis. Dungy and Harrison will highlight what makes Manning and Luck special, how they are similar and how they differ as quarterbacks.
NBCSports.com will aggregate Broncos-Colts content from across all NBC Sports Group platforms, including Sunday Night Football, Pro Football Talk, SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports, FNIA Coach’s Clicker and more at the following link: www.nbcsports.com/snf. NBCSports.com columnist Joe Posnanski’s “Big Read” on Friday will focus on Indianapolis’ perspective and how fans will greet Manning on his return. To follow Joe Posnanski on twitter, click here: https://twitter.com/JPosnanski
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Regional Networks will air a video of Cris Collinsworth previewing the Broncos-Colts throughout the week. For more information, visit ComcastSportsNet.com.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya will provide analysis and insights on NBC Sports Radio throughout the week. To listen live or to find a station, visit www.nbcsportsradio.com.
NBC’S REMAINING SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAMES
|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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