FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
MATT RYAN & DEFENDING NFC CHAMPION ATLANTA FALCONS VISIT NICK FOLES & NFC EAST CHAMPION PHILADELPHIA EAGLES IN NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF THIS SAT., JAN. 13 ON NBC
Saturday’s NBC Coverage of the NFL Playoffs Begins with Special On-Site Football Night in America at 3:30 p.m. ET
NBC to Broadcast Super Bowl LII from U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, February 4 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Universo to Televise Falcons-Eagles Divisional Game in Spanish
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App to Live Stream All NBC NFL Games to Desktops, Tablets, and Connected TVs
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 10, 2018 – NBC’s coverage of the NFL Playoffs continues this Saturday, Jan. 13, as Matt Ryan and the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons (NFC South, 10-6) visit Nick Foles and the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) at Lincoln Financial Field. NBC’s NFL divisional coverage on Saturday begins with a special edition of Football Night in America on-site in Philadelphia at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The Eagles completed a “worst-to-first” turnaround on their way to capturing the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the first time since 2004. Philadelphia tied a franchise record with 13 wins while leading the league in rush defense (79.2 yards per game) and ranking No. 1 in the NFC in turnover differential (+11). Foles went 2-1 as Eagles starting QB this year, after winning 14 of 18 starts with the club in 2013-14.
The Falcons advanced to the Divisional Round after defeating the Los Angeles Rams 26-13 last Saturday. Ryan threw for 218 yards and one touchdown to WR Julio Jones on his way to posting a 101.8 passer rating. Ryan, who boasts the third-best career postseason passer rating in NFL history at 102.4, registered his fifth consecutive playoff game with a passer rating of at least 100 to tie the second-longest streak in the Super Bowl era.
Calling Falcons-Eagles are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 32nd season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
NBC’s game coverage 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, will be hosted by Mike Tirico, who will report on-site from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from Lincoln Financial Field, joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com and PFT Live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Radio.
NBCSPORTS.COM & NBC SPORTS APP TO LIVE STREAM ALL NBC NFL GAMES
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream all NBC games to desktops, tablets, and connected TVs via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcasts. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox. (NOTE: NBC Sports does not have NFL live streaming rights to mobile devices.)
UNIVERSO TO TELEVISE FALCONS-RAMS IN SPANISH
Telemundo Deportes continues its exclusive Spanish-language live NFL game telecasts on Universo, presenting Saturday’s Falcons-Eagles Divisional game in Spanish. In addition, Universo will present Spanish-language coverage of Super Bowl LII in Minnesota on Sun., Feb. 4. Telemundo Deportes’ commentators Edgar Lopez and Rene Giraldo return to call the NFL on Universo, alongside Veronica Contreras as sideline reporter. Miguel Gurwitz will host the telecasts with pre/postgame studio coverage. Universo’s telecasts will also be streamed live via the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app and TelemundoDeportes.com.
NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA’S “ROAD TO VICTORY” PLAYOFF BUS TOURS PHILADELPHIA AREA PRIOR TO DIVISIONAL ROUND
In partnership with NBC 10, the Eagles and AAA MidAtlantic, NBC Sports Philadelphia presents the “Road to Victory” Playoff Bus, a traditional double decker bus that will be wrapped with a unique white board vinyl to allow fans to write good luck messages for the team. The “Road to Victory” will cruise through the Philadelphia area stopping along the way to allow fans to sign and take pictures with the bus before heading to Xfinity Live! for a live taping of Mission Minneapolis with Michael Barkann, Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks on Friday at 6 p.m. ET. The bus will also be parked outside Xfinity Live! on Saturday for fans attending the game to stop by. Additionally, fans who find the bus will take home awesome giveaways and Eagles gear. For more information, click here.
PFT LIVE – WEEKDAYS AT 7 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Mike Florio and co-host Chris Simms bring fans the latest NFL news and interviews with players and coaches every weekday morning with PFT Live on NBCSN at 7 a.m. ET. The two-hour PFT Live 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. The program is a simulcast of NBC Sports Radio’s PFT Live national program that airs daily beginning at 6 a.m. ET.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SOCIAL MEDIA
- SNF ON FACEBOOK: At nearly 3.5 million LIKES strong, the Sunday Night Football Facebook page provides social-first stories, photos and video every week. In addition, the SNF Facebook page will feature weekly Facebook Live interviews with Michele Tafoya and player from each team leading up to the game, and Facebook Live Q&A’s with Tony Dungy on Sundays.
- SNF ON TWITTER: Using tweets, photos, and videos, @SNFonNBC provides unique content with SNF talent, production crew and NFL players. Additionally, Michele Tafoya will provide real-time tweets from the sideline to provide followers with updates all game long.
- SNF ON INSTAGRAM: Recently completing its sixth season, Sunday Night Football gives the SNF fan a look at photos through the filters of Instagram. Fans get a look around each SNF city, as well as access inside the production trucks, the locker rooms, on the field and on the sideline, as our social media producer captures the best photos of Sunday night and posts in real time. In addition, SNF on Instagram will utilize Instagram stories to maximize fans’ exposure to the Sunday Night Football footprint.
- SNF ON SNAPCHAT: For the second season, NBC Sports’ Snapchat account will be creating content on the platform at each Sunday Night Football game, including Kickoff and from the SNF The NBC Sports Snapchat account will take fans behind the scenes to the FNIA set and around cities where Sunday Night Football comes to town, utilizing lenses and filters to customize content specifically for the Snapchat audience.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio will surround the 2017 NFL season with daily coverage across more than 425 radio affiliates, highlighted by PFT Live, featuring NFL insider and Football Night In America commentator Mike Florio daily from 6-9 a.m. ET; Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison and Dan Schwartzman; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison; Going Deep with Amani and Dan, featuring former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer; and NFL Insider Michele Tafoya.
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, and San Francisco, will surround the 2017 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most in more than 35 million U.S. households.
SNF POSTS ITS MOST-DOMINANT SEASON EVER, FINISHING 2017 ON PACE TO BE TELEVISION’S NO. 1 PRIMETIME SHOW FOR RECORD SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
NBC recently concluded its 12th season of Sunday Night Football with its most-dominant performance ever in average viewership and household rating vs. its competition, while pacing to finish as primetime’s #1 TV show in all key metrics for a record seventh consecutive year – which will break its tie with American Idol for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on live plus same day data provided by The Nielsen Company.
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—