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Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
NBC SPORTS’ FOOTBALL WEEK IN AMERICA CONTINUES WITH TWO CLASSIC SNF GAMES TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN, FEATURING BRETT FAVRE’S FINAL GAME AT LAMBEAU FIELD & HIS NUMBER RETIREMENT CEREMONY
Tonight’s’ FWIA Slate Begins at 7 p.m. ET with Favre’s Final Game at Lambeau Field, when he Faced the Packers as the Vikings’ Quarterback in 2010
At 9:30 p.m. ET, the Packers Retire Favre’s Number 4 in a Memorable Ceremony Featuring Hall of Famer Bart Starr at Halftime of Green Bay’s 2015 Thanksgiving Night Matchup against Chicago
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STAMFORD, Conn. – April 2, 2020 – NBC Sports’ Football Week in America continues tonight with two primetime SNF games featuring memorable Brett Favre moments at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
- Tonight: Brett Favre at Lambeau Field: Favre’s Final Game at Lambeau with Minnesota in 2010 and His 2015 Number Retirement Ceremony at Halftime of Thanksgiving Night Game vs. Chicago
FWIA runs through Sunday, April 5, with NBCSN presenting two games per night in primetime. In addition, on the three following Sunday nights in April, NBCSN will air one SNF game at 8 p.m. ET.
Mike Tirico introduces each night’s matchup on NBCSN, and game presentations will include a specialized ticker featuring live tweets. During the telecast, fans will be provided with on-screen information on how they can help with Coronavirus relief. Fans can tweet #FootballWeekNBCSN for the chance to see their tweets live on air.
Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Following is a look at tonight’s games:
BRETT FAVRE AT LAMBEAU FIELD
|Minnesota vs. Green Bay (Week 7, 2010)||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Chicago vs. Green Bay (Week 12, 2015)||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
MINNESOTA VIKINGS-GREEN BAY PACKERS (WEEK 7, 2010) AT 7 P.M. ET
Football Week in America continues tonight with Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre’s last career game at Lambeau Field in Week 7 of the 2010 season, when he returned to face the Packers as the Vikings’ QB.
Favre, who spent 16 seasons with Green Bay, returned to Lambeau Field for his last game at the historic stadium, falling to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, 28-24, on Sunday Night Football. Late in the third quarter, Favre connected with fellow future Hall of Famer Randy Moss on a four-yard touchdown pass to bring the Vikings within four points, but the Packers defense held Minnesota scoreless in the fourth quarter to hold on for the win.
Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth called the game from Lambeau Field.
|CATEGORY||GAME LEADER||CATEGORY||GAME LEADER|
|Passing Yards||Aaron Rodgers – 295||Passing TDs||Aaron Rodgers – 2|
|Rushing Yards||Adrian Peterson – 131||Rushing TDs||Three tied – 1|
|Receiving Yards||James Jones – 107||Receiving TDs||Three tied – 1|
CHICAGO BEARS-GREEN BAY PACKERS (WEEK 12, 2015) AT 9:30 P.M. ET
On Thanksgiving night in 2015, the Packers honored Favre by retiring his number in a memorable ceremony featuring Hall of Fame quarterback and Packers legend Bart Starr at halftime of their game against the Chicago Bears.
The Bears topped the Packers, 17-13, in a tight defensive battle as Bears quarterback Jay Cutler passed for 200 yards and one touchdown. Packers running back Eddie Lacy led the way for Green Bay, totaling 129 scrimmage yards with a touchdown catch.
Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth called the game.
|CATEGORY||GAME LEADER||CATEGORY||GAME LEADER|
|Passing Yards||Aaron Rodgers – 202||Passing TDs||Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers – 1|
|Rushing Yards||Eddie Lacy – 105||Rushing TDs||Jeremy Langford – 1|
|Receiving Yards||Alshon Jeffery – 90||Receiving TDs||Zach Miller, Eddie Lacy – 1|
Following is the upcoming Football Week in America schedule:
- Friday, April 3: Brees, Brady & Manning
- Saturday, April 4: Last-Second Victories on SNF
- Sunday, April 5: OBJ’s Catch & Mahomes-Brady I
Additionally, NBC Sports presents this week’s final Hockey Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, including highlights from last week’s “Hockey Week in America.” Following is today’s featured hockey content:
PENGUINS-RED WINGS (2009 STANLEY CUP FINAL, GAME 7) AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
In a rematch of the 2008 Stanley Cup Final when Detroit won the Cup, the Penguins and Red Wings dueled to a Game 7 in 2009. Pittsburgh jumped out to a 2-0 advantage in Game 7 behind two goals from Maxime Talbot and never looked back, holding on for a 2-1 win capped by Marc-Andre Fleury’s last-second dramatic save.
Emrick, Olczyk and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire called the Stanley Cup action from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.