FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
ADRIAN PETERSON AND MINNESOTA VIKINGS HOST ELI MANNING AND NEW YORK GIANTS 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 Giants-Vikings
Tonight’s Episode of NFL Turning Point at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN Highlights Panthers-Giants Week 15 Duel
Pro Football Talk Weekdays at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 23, 2015 – NBC Sports’ Sunday Night Football heads to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., for the first time this Sunday, Dec. 27, when Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (9-5, NFC North) host Eli Manning and the New York Giants (6-8, NFC East) 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 Vikings sit on the brink of a playoff berth following a 38-17 win against the Bears in Week 15, and can earn a postseason bid with a tie or win against the Giants (as well as by other scenarios). Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater, who entered Week 15 with just nine touchdown passes, threw for four TDs and rushed for another in last week’s win. Peterson currently leads all NFL running backs with 1,314 yards rushing.
The Giants face a tougher road to the postseason, and are currently one game behind Philadelphia and Washington in the NFC East. New York is coming off a last-second 38-35 loss to the undefeated Carolina Panthers, after erasing a 35-7 second-half deficit. Manning heads into Week 16 tied for third among all QBs with 32 passing TDs.
Sunday night’s game marks the first time the Vikings and Giants will meet on NBC Sports’ Sunday Night Football. The two teams last met in 2013, when the Giants earned a 23-7 win over the Vikings at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Calling Giants-Vikings 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 TCF Bank Stadium. 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 Harrison, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and NFL Insider Peter King. Carolyn Manno will report from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on the Packers-Cardinals game.
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-ACCESS: For 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.com, SNF All Access, ProFootballTalk.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’ DUEL WITH ELI MANNING AND GIANTS HEADLINES NEW EPISODE OF “NFL TURNING POINT” TONIGHT AT 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Tonight’s all new edition of NFL Turning Point, debuting at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, breaks down QB Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers’ matchup with QB Eli Manning and the New York Giants, including the back-and-forth contest between Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. and Panthers CB Josh Norman; highlights QB Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ performance against the Denver Broncos; reviews QB Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins’ win over the Buffalo Bills; and includes in-game audio from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, in Seattle’s win over the Cleveland Browns.
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 Westbrook, Jon 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. 27||Week 16||New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings|
|*Sun. Jan. 3||Week 17||TBD|
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