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Monday, January 28th, 2019
NBC SPORTS’ PFT LIVE AND THE DAN PATRICK SHOW TO ORIGINATE FROM ATLANTA AHEAD OF SUPER BOWL LIII
PFT Live On-Site at Radio Row – Airs Live on NBCSN Daily from 7-9 a.m. ET; Mike Florio and Chris Simms Co-Host PFT Live Each Day
Scheduled PFT Live Guests This Week Include Sean Payton, Deshaun Watson, Dak Prescott, Von Miller, and Matt Ryan
Football Morning in America Details Peter King’s 4:15 a.m. Ride to Work with Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Sean McVay
The Dan Patrick Show Live On-Site from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. ET Daily on NBCSN
NBC Sports Boston to Deliver More Than 65 Hours of Coverage from Atlanta
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 28, 2019 – NBC Sports’ PFT Live – NBC Sports’ daily NFL show on NBCSN – and The Dan Patrick Show will originate from Atlanta this week, discussing major storylines and featuring interviews with players and coaches across the NFL ahead of Super Bowl LIII, which will feature the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., on Sunday, February 3.
NBCSports.com and ProFootballTalk.com will have comprehensive digital coverage from Atlanta with reports throughout the week, including NFL insider Peter King’s Super Bowl Week edition of Football Morning in America, available now exclusively on NBCSports.com, highlighted by King’s early Saturday morning ride to work with Rams head coach Sean McVay. King will also publish an edition of Football Morning in America the day following Super Bowl LIII. In addition, NBC Sports Boston will superserve Patriots fans with more than 65 hours of coverage from Atlanta this week.
PFT LIVE – 7-9 A.M. ET DAILY ON NBCSN
Mike Florio and Chris Simms will host PFT Live each day from Super Bowl Radio Row at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. The show airs daily from 7-9 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and from 6-9 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Radio. Peter King will join the program on Tuesday. Additional PFT Live content will also live on ProFootballTalk.com, NBCSports.com, and NBC Sports’ YouTube channel.
NFL players scheduled to appear on PFT Live on NBCSN include:
- New Orleans Saints HC Sean Payton
- Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson
- Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott
- Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan
- Pittsburgh Steelers WR Juju Smith-Schuster and LB Ryan Shazier
- Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs
- Denver Broncos LB Von Miller
- New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan
- San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle
THE DAN PATRICK SHOW – 9 A.M.-12 P.M. ET DAILY ON NBCSN
The Dan Patrick Show will air live from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. ET on NBCSN each day. Current and former NFL players scheduled to appear on the program include:
- Pro Football Hall of Fame RB Jerome Bettis
- Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino
- Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana
- New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley
- Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey
FOOTBALL MORNING IN AMERICA DETAILS PETER KING’S 4:15 A.M. RIDE TO WORK WITH LOS ANGELES RAMS HEAD COACH SEAN MCVAY
This week’s Football Morning in America column, available now exclusively on NBCSports.com, is highlighted by Peter King’s 4:15 a.m. ride with Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay to Rams practice this past Saturday.
During the ride, McVay spoke with King about how his relationship with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has grown throughout the past year, the Rams’ win against the Saints in the NFC Championship Game, and what he learned from Redskins’ 27-10 loss to the Patriots in 2015 when he was Washington’s offensive coordinator.
This week’s edition of Football Morning in America also examines the reaction and response to the conclusion of the Saints-Rams NFC Championship Game, and “What I Learned” with Saints TE Benjamin Watson, who is retiring following a 15-year NFL career.
McVay on relationship and communicating with Belichick: “This season, he has basically texted me after every one of our games. After we beat Minnesota in September, he texted, ‘Man, you guys are really explosive and impressive and fun to watch. Congratulations—keep it rolling.’ For him to even take the time to say congrats, it’s pretty cool.”
King on potential rule changes following Saints-Rams NFC Championship Game: “With most every significant league figure in Atlanta for at least part of this week, this should be the start of an idea period. I’ll share one that I got from an active NFL coach last week, in a text. ‘Rules need to be changed for the playoffs,’ the coach wrote. ‘Coaches need to have more challenge and be able to challenge more types of calls, like P.I. It’s too important to say, ‘Well, we’ve never done that before.’ It’s the playoffs. All that matters is we get it right!’”
NBC SPORTS BOSTON TO DELIVER MORE THAN 65 HOURS OF COVERAGE FROM ATLANTA
NBC Sports Boston will provide Patriots fans with more than 65 hours of live Super Bowl related coverage originating from on-site in Atlanta beginning Sunday, January 27, and continuing through Super Bowl Sunday. The content, including all of the network’s weekly football shows and nightly studio shows, will be distributed across all of NBC Sports Boston’s TV and digital platforms for fans to view throughout the entire week.
NBC Sports Boston will also feature a 60-minute “Mission: 6 Special” on Saturday, February 2, from the NBC Sports Boston Authentic Fan Patriots Party, leading into the network’s gameday coverage on Super Bowl Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. ET with Opening Drive, followed by Pregame Live at 3 p.m. ET and Postgame Live following the game. Additionally, NBC Sports Boston will produce a variety of football-related podcasts, including a daily podcast with Michael Holley recapping all of the events on-site from Atlanta. NBC Sports Boston’s Super Bowl coverage will be headlined by on-air talent Michael Holley, Troy Brown, Tom Curran, Jerod Mayo, Rob Ninkovich, Phil Perry, and several others, as well as special guests.