FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 17th, 2015

CARSON PALMER AND ARIZONA CARDINALS VISIT SAM BRADFORD AND PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ON NBC’S “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”

Coverage Begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC

NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Cardinals-Eagles

Week 16 Flex Scheduling: Giants-Vikings Moves to NBC’s Sunday Night Football on December 27

Pro Football Talk Weekdays at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 16, 2015 – NBC Sports’ Sunday Night Football presents a matchup of NFC playoff contenders this week when QB Carson Palmer and the first-place Arizona Cardinals (11-2, NFC West) host QB Sam Bradford and the tied-for-first-place Philadelphia Eagles (6-7, NFC East) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa., this Sunday, Dec. 20, at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage begins with Football Night In America – the most-watched weekly studio show in sports – at 7 p.m. ET.

The Cardinals, on a seven-game winning streak, can clinch the NFC West and a first-round bye in Week 15. Arizona leads Green Bay by two games for the No. 2 seed in the NFC, and is coming off a 23-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Palmer, who ranks second in the NFL in passing yards (4,003), touchdowns (31) and passer rating (107.2), threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns in the Cards’ win against Minnesota.

Philadelphia looks to carry momentum into Sunday night following victories in New England in Week 13 and at home last week against Buffalo. The Eagles defeated the Bills 23-20, as Bradford threw for 247 yards and a touchdown, and Philadelphia spoiled former Eagles RB LeSean McCoy’s return to Lincoln Financial Field.

Former NFC East rivals, the Cardinals and Eagles have met 110 times in the regular season, dating back to their first encounter in 1935, when the Chicago Cardinals defeated the Eagles 12-3. The Cardinals have won four of the last five matchups between the two teams, including a 24-20 Week 8 win at University of Phoenix Stadium last season.

Calling Cardinals-Eagles are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 30th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his six seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff.

Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Lincoln Financial Field. Costas will be joined on site by Collinsworth, Tafoya, and two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward.

Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney HarrisonMike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and NFL Insider Peter King. Carolyn Manno will report from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa., on the Broncos-Steelers game.
WEEK 16 (DECEMBER 27) FLEX SCHEDULING: NEW YORK GIANTS-MINNESOTA VIKINGS GAME MOVES TO NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

The NFL announced flexible scheduling changes for Week 16 earlier this week. The New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday, December 27, moves to NBC’s Sunday Night Football at 8:30 p.m. ET, with the Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens game moving to CBS at 1:00 PM ET.


NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

For the eighth consecutive season, NBC Sports will live stream the entire Sunday Night Football schedule. NBC Sports’ “TV Everywhere” live streaming product, NBC Sports Live Extra, will stream all SNF games to desktops, tablets and connected TVs. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcast of SNF. (NOTE: NBC Sports Digital does not have NFL live streaming rights to mobile devices.)

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.


SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
 DIGITAL COVERAGE

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ALL-ACCESSFor the sixth straight season, and with a new look and feel, NBCSports.com is providing a destination for fans dedicated to behind-the-scenes and social media driven content of Sunday Night Football. SNF All-Access includes exclusive photos and videos of the Sunday Night Football production team, look-ins on SNF production meetings, Michele Tafoya’s “Ten With Tafoya” interviews with key NFL players, and conversations with SNF and FNIA talent.

Visit SNF All-Access at: http://snfallaccess.nbcsports.com/

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SOCIAL MEDIA: NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive social media coverage includes the Sunday Night Football Facebook page, providing exclusive behind-the-scenes SNF content and digital content from NBCSports.comSNF All AccessProFootballTalk.com, and Rotoworld.com@SNFonNBC, using tweets, photos, Vines and videos & real-time tweets from Michele Tafoya, and a look at SNF through the filters of Instagram.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS: NBC Sports Group’s all-new Sunday Night Football bus returns this season to travel the country visiting the Sunday Night Football host cities. The bus will arrive in each city two to three days prior to the game, making stops at local landmarks and events before heading to the game site. Once at the stadium, the Sunday Night Football bus brings fans from the field to the studio set, featuring football field decaling on the floor, a welcome reel with the SNF production team looking back on 10 years of SNF, and replica of the Football Night in America studio available for fan photos, complete with a GIF photo booth which takes a series of pictures and compiles them into a sharable GIF.  Fans can digitally follow the Sunday Night Football bus atNBCSports.com/FollowSNF.

“THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:” For the fourth consecutive season NBC Sports will present the “Player of the Game Sunday Night Football,” a custom made football from Wilson, which will travel with the SNF crew all season long. At the end of each SNF game, the ball will be signed by the player of the game. Photos, video and stories around the “Player of the Game Sunday Night Football,” and its travels will live on Facebook, Twitter, NBCSports.com/FollowSNF, and SNFAllAccess.com.

For more information on Sunday Night Football’s comprehensive digital coverage, click here.


CAM NEWTON AND PANTHERS’ DOMINANT PERFORMANCE AGAINST FALCONS HEADLINES NEW EPISODE OF “NFL TURNING POINT” TONIGHT AT 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

This week’s all-new edition of NFL Turning Point, debuting tonight 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, examines Sunday’s matchup between the Falcons and Panthers, and breaks down Carolina’s dominant performance against Atlanta. The episode shines a spotlight on the play of QB Cam Newton, and reviews how the Panthers defense was able to shutout QB Matt Ryan and the Falcons.

In addition, the program analyzes the Eagles’ win against the Buffalo Bills and the return of RB LeSean McCoy to Philadelphia; studies Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston’s performance against the Saints, and features in-game audio from Winston during Sunday’s contest.

Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, the 30-minute long NFL Turning Point, co-produced by NFL Films, airs weekly throughout the entire NFL season, including the playoffs and Super Bowl.

Click here for more information on tonight’s episode.


PRO FOOTBALL TALK 
ON NBCSN WEEKNIGHTS AT 6 P.M. ET

Two-time Super Bowl champion and veteran Football Night In America studio analyst Rodney Harrison joins co-hosts Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister every weekday throughout the 2015 season on NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk.

Pro Football Talk airs weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. The 30-minute Pro Football Talk provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide variety of NFL newsmakers.

Click here for more info on Pro Football Talk.


FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVE
ON NBCSN TUESDAY – THURSDAY NIGHTS, 6:30 P.M. ET

Now in its third season on NBCSN, Fantasy Football Live combines the best fantasy football expertise from Yahoo Sports and NBC Sports, including unique metrics from Yahoo Sports’ leading fantasy football platform, and full integration with NBC Sports’ premier fantasy sports information site, Rotoworld.com.

The 30-minute, multi-platform fantasy football program airs Tuesdays through Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN during the NFL regular season. Fantasy Football Live is hosted by NBC Sports’ Dave Briggs, and features a roster of NBC Sports, Rotoworld and Yahoo Sports fantasy analysts, including NBCSN’s Kay Adams, NBC Sports NFL analysts Brian WestbrookJon Ritchie and Ross Tucker, and Yahoo Sports’ Brad Evans, Brandon Funston and Andy Behrens.

NBC SPORTS RADIO

NBC Sports Radio will surround the 2015 NFL season with daily coverage across more than 425 radio affiliates, highlighted by Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison; the Amani Toomer and Dan Schartzman Show; and Pro Football Talk Live, featuring NFL insider and Football Night In America commentator Mike Florio.

To listen to a live stream of NBC Sports Radio, or find your local affiliate, visit www.NBCSportsRadio.com.


NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NFL markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, will surround the 2015 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most in more than 50 million U.S. cable and satellite households.

 

2015 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
*Sun. Dec. 20 Week 15 Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles
*Sun. Dec. 27 Week 16 New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings
*Sun. Jan. 3 Week 17 TBD

 

*Flex Week

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