Sunday, November 29th, 2015


“We’ve communicated all week long and he’s been a huge help preparing for this great football team.” – Osweiler on Peyton Manning

STAMFORD, Conn. – November 29, 2015 – For tonight’s Week 12 edition of NBC’s Football Night In America, the most-watched weekly studio show in sports, Broncos QB Brock Osweiler speaks with Bob Costas. Football Night will also preview NBC’s Sunday Night Football matchup between the Broncos and Patriots, and will include highlights, analysis and reaction to earlier Week 12 games.

Football Night airs each Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, with Costas hosting the program live from inside the stadium. He will be joined on site by Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth, sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, and NBC NFL analyst Hines Ward.

Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC Sports Group’s Studio 1 in Stamford, Conn., and is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy; two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney HarrisonMike Florio of ProFootballTalk on and NBCSN, and NFL insider Peter King Carolyn Manno will report from CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on the Steelers-Seahawks game.

INTERVIEW: Below are excerpts from Costas’ interview with Osweiler. If used, please note the mandatory credit: “In an exclusive interview airing Sunday night on Football Night in America.”


On what Peyton Manning told him about the Patriots: “He was probably the first conversation I had. We got that victory Sunday against Chicago, and then Monday morning the first person I went and found as soon as I entered the building was Peyton. I wanted to pick his brain, and I wanted to know everything that he could remember from his past experiences against New England. We’ve communicated all week long and he’s been a huge help preparing for this great football team.”

On his confidence level this week compared to last week before the Broncos’ victory over the Bears: “It’s very high. I think the biggest thing for anybody playing in the National Football League is that you have to have confidence. To go out there in Chicago and play a good team football game and get a big team victory on the road, it’s huge for my confidence moving forward.”

On whether he got antsy playing behind Peyton Manning: “It’s hard not to, but at the same time, I think you need to take a deep breath and you just really need to look at the big picture. I’m sitting behind one of the greatest to ever play this game at his position. I reminded myself every single day with a little note that I have in my car – and that was just, stay patient and make the most of every single day.”

On being put in the Broncos’ game against the Patriots in 2013 to attempt to block a punt with his 6’8” stature: “I think our special teams coordinator forgot that I’d been sitting on the bench for four hours in below zero temperatures. I don’t know how high my vertical was that night. I don’t think it was very great. I got as warm as I possibly could in the time that was allowed, and went out there and did my best to block the kick, but I don’t think my hand was anywhere near it.”