FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 26th, 2021
ATLANTA FALCONS HOST CLEVELAND BROWNS IN FINAL NFL PRESEASON GAME THIS SUN., AUG 29 AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC AND PEACOCK
NBC’s Sunday Night Football Team of Al Michaels & Cris Collinsworth Call Game in Atlanta Joined by Sideline Reporter Michele Tafoya and Rules Analyst Terry McAulay
NBC Sports Kicks Off NFL Season in Tampa Bay on Thursday, Sept. 9 & Crowns Champion at Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 26, 2021 – The Atlanta Falcons take on the Cleveland Browns in the final NFL preseason game from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., this Sunday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 36th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; four-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya; and rules analyst and three-time Super Bowl referee Terry McAulay call Browns-Falcons.
The Browns look to finish the preseason with an undefeated record after topping the Jacksonville Jaguars, 23-13, and the New York Giants, 17-13. Led by 2020 AP NFL Coach of the Year Kevin Stefanski and 2018 No. 1 overall draft pick quarterback Baker Mayfield, Cleveland won their first playoff game in 25 years last season after finishing the year with an 11-5 record, their first double-digit win season since 2007.
The Falcons look to capture their first preseason win after losing to the Tennessee Titans (23-3) and Miami Dolphins (37-17). After going 4-12 in 2020, Falcons first-year head coach Arthur Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan look to bring Atlanta back to the playoffs for the first time since 2017. Ryan currently has 55,767 pass yards in his 13-year NFL career, ranking ninth all-time.
The season begins with NFL Kickoff 2021 on Thursday, Sept. 9 from Raymond James Stadium, as Tom Brady and the Super Bowl-champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys on NBC and Peacock.
2021 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
|Thurs. Sept. 9||NFL Kickoff||Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Sun. Sept. 12||Week 1||Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams|
|Sun. Sept. 19||Week 2||Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens|
|Sun. Sept. 26||Week 3||Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers|
|Sun. Oct. 3||Week 4||Tampa Bay Bucs at New England Patriots|
|*Sun. Oct. 10||Week 5||Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs|
|*Sun. Oct. 17||Week 6||Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|*Sun. Oct. 24||Week 7||Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers|
|*Sun. Oct. 31||Week 8||Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings|
|*Sun. Nov. 7||Week 9||Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams|
|*Sun. Nov. 14||Week 10||Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders|
|*Sun. Nov. 21||Week 11||Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers|
|**Thurs. Nov. 25||Week 12||Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints|
|*Sun. Nov. 28||Week 12||Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens|
|*Sun. Dec. 5||Week 13||San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks|
|*Sun. Dec. 12||Week 14||Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers|
|*Sun. Dec. 19||Week 15||New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|*Sun. Dec. 26||Week 16||Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys|
|*Sun. Jan. 2||Week 17||Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers|
|*Sun. Jan. 9||Week 18||TBD|
** Thanksgiving Night Game