FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
TOM BRADY, AARON RODGERS, JAY CUTLER, BROCK OSWEILER, & BRETT FAVRE ARE MAIN COURSE THIS HOLIDAY WEEK ON NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Bears-Packers on Thanksgiving Night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC; First Thanksgiving Game in Green Bay in 92 Years
Packers to Retire Brett Favre’s No. 4 Jersey at Halftime
Sunday’s Coverage of Undefeated Patriots vs. Broncos Begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Bears-Packers & Patriots-Broncos
College Football – Grambling State vs. Southern in Bayou Classic Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 24, 2015 – Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Brock Osweiler, and the return of Brett Favre to Lambeau Field, highlight two NFL games on NBC this holiday week. On Thanksgiving night, one of football’s most storied rivalries resumes when Rodgers and the first-place Green Bay Packers (7-3) host Cutler and the Chicago Bears (4-6) at Lambeau Field at 8 p.m. ET. The holiday matchup is the 191st regular-season meeting between the Bears and Packers — the most played series in NFL history – and marks the first Thanksgiving Day game in Green Bay in 92 years.
At halftime, the Packers will retire Brett Favre’s No. 4 jersey, and his name will be revealed on the facade in the Lambeau Field Ring of Honor. Favre was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame earlier this year.
Thursday marks the first time the Packers have played a home game on Thanksgiving since Nov. 29, 1923, when Green Bay defeated the Hammond Pros, 19-0. In addition, 2015 is the 10th consecutive season featuring a Bears-Packers primetime matchup, tied with Giants-Cowboys for the league’s longest active and all-time streaks.
NFL coverage continues on NBC this Sunday, November 29, when Tom Brady and the first-place New England Patriots (10-0, AFC East) visit Brock Osweiler and the first-place Denver Broncos (8-2, AFC West) on Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
The perfect Patriots beat the Bills 20-13 last night, with Brady, who leads the league in passing yards, completing 20 of 39 passes for 277 yards. The Patriots have now recorded at least 10 regular-season wins for the 13th consecutive year, the second-most in NFL history (San Francisco 49ers, 16 seasons, 1983-1998). Denver’s Osweiler made his debut this past Sunday against the Chicago Bears, subbing for an injured Peyton Manning. Osweiler completed 20 of 27 passes for 250 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Broncos’ 17-15 victory over Chicago.
Calling Bears-Packers and Patriots-Broncos 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 Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc., on Thanksgiving Night. Costas will report from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo., on Sunday, and will be joined 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, and two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com and NFL Insider Peter King will join Patrick, Dungy and Harrison in the studio on Sunday. In addition, Carolyn Manno will report from CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on the Steelers-Seahawks games on Sunday.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL – SOUTHERN VS. GRAMBLING STATE IN BAYOU CLASSIC SATURDAY AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports Group concludes its 2015 college football coverage this Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Grambling State and Southern University facing off in the annual Bayou Classic from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. This marks the 25th year NBC Sports will present the Bayou Classic.
Paul Burmeister will serve as the play-by-play announcer, joined in the booth by Anthony Herron. Lewis Johnson will report from the sidelines.
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’S FIVE-TOUCHDOWN PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS NEW EPISODE OF NFL TURNING POINT THURSDAY AT 1 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
This week’s all-new edition of NFL Turning Point, airing Thursday at 1 a.m. ET / Wednesday at 10 p.m. PT on NBCSN, breaks down Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton’s career-high five-touchdown passes in the team’s win against the Redskins.
In addition, NFL Turing Point reviews Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers clutch play in the team’s NFC North showdown against the Vikings; examines Sunday’s matchup between the Bengals and Cardinals, including QB Carson Palmer’s big game against his former team; and highlights Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo’s return to action following a broken collarbone sustained in Week 2.
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 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBC will broadcast 19 primetime NFL games during the 2015 regular season.
|2015 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|**Thurs. Nov. 26||Week 12||Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers|
|*Sun. Nov. 29||Week 12||New England Patriots at Denver Broncos|
|*Sun. Dec. 6||Week 13||Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|*Sun. Dec. 13||Week 14||Seattle Seahawks at Baltimore Ravens|
|*Sun. Dec. 20||Week 15||Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers|
|*Sun. Dec. 27||Week 16||Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens|
|*Sun. Jan. 3||Week 17||TBD|
** Thanksgiving Night Game
Follow “Sunday Night Football” on Twitter @SNFonNBC
Follow NBC SportsTalk on Twitter @NBCSportsTalk
Become a fan of “Sunday Night Football” on Facebook at: Facebook.com/SNFonNBC
Visit SNF All-Access at: http://snfallaccess.nbcsports.com/
For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–