Thursday, April 14th, 2022


Jac Collinsworth and Former Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett to Anchor Pregame, Halftime, and Postgame Coverage for Saturday’s Opening Matchup

NBC Sports Presents USFL Doubleheader this Sunday Beginning with Houston Gamblers vs. Michigan Panthers at Noon ET on NBC & Peacock, Followed by Philadelphia Stars-New Orleans Breakers at 4 p.m. ET on USA Network

NBC Sports and FOX Sports to Present All 43 USFL Games Live During Inaugural Season

STAMFORD, Conn., – April 14, 2022 – The inaugural USFL season kicks off this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET as head coach Skip Holtz and the Birmingham Stallions face the New Jersey Generals, led by head coach Mike Riley, in a special simulcast on NBC, Peacock and FOX from Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Ala.

NBC Sports’ Jac Collinsworth and former Dallas Cowboys head coach and NFL quarterback Jason Garrett will anchor pregame, halftime, and post-game coverage for the inaugural matchup.

NBC Sports presents a USFL doubleheader this Sunday beginning with the league’s No. 1 overall draft pick, quarterback Shea Patterson and the Michigan Panthers facing quarterback Clayton Thorson and the Houston Gamblers at noon ET on NBC and Peacock. Jac Collinsworth will handle play-by-play commentary with Jason Garrett as analyst. Lewis Johnson will serve as sideline reporter and Sara Perlman will host pregame, halftime, and postgame coverage.

Sunday’s second matchup features quarterback Kyle Sloter and the New Orleans Breakers against quarterback Bryan Scott and the Philadelphia Stars at 4 p.m. ET on USA Network. Paul Burmeister (play-by-play) and former NFL fullback Michael Robinson (analyst) will call the game alongside Lewis Johnson and Sara Perlman.

Saturday’s opening game is scheduled to air at the same time on two competitive networks (NBC and FOX), similar to Super Bowl I airing on NBC and CBS on January 15, 1967. (NOTE: A December 29, 2007 NFL game between the New England Patriots and New York Giants was broadcast on CBS, NBC and NFL Network, in a scheduling adjustment that was made in the days leading up to the game.)

For Saturday’s game, NBC Sports will provide pregame, halftime, and postgame coverage which will air on both networks, utilizing its on-air, production, and technical personnel. FOX Sports will produce the game coverage, which both networks will carry, using its broadcasters, production, and technical staff, and the same commercials will run on each network throughout the broadcast.

NBC Sports and FOX Sports, the USFL’s official media partners, will combine to present all 43 games live this inaugural season. For the 2022 USFL season, NBC Sports will present 22 games on NBC (9), USA Network (9), and Peacock (4), which will also stream all games broadcast on NBC. FOX Sports will carry 22 games split between FOX (14) and FS1 (8). The combined regular-season coverage on NBC and FOX will give the USFL 22 broadcast windows, more than any regularly scheduled sport in the first half of 2022.



(Schedule subject to change)


1 New Jersey at Birmingham Saturday, 4/16 7:30 p.m. NBC, Peacock, FOX
1 Houston at Michigan Sunday, 4/17 Noon NBC, Peacock
1 Philadelphia at New Orleans Sunday, 4/17 4 p.m. USA Network
1 Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh Sunday, 4/17 8 p.m. FS1
2 Michigan at New Jersey Friday, 4/22 8 p.m. USA Network
2 Pittsburgh at Philadelphia Saturday, 4/23 Noon FOX
2 Birmingham at Houston Saturday, 4/23 7 p.m. FS1
2 New Orleans at Tampa Bay Sunday, 4/24 3 p.m. NBC, Peacock
3 Tampa Bay at Houston Saturday, 4/30 4 p.m. FOX
3 Birmingham at New Orleans Saturday, 4/30 8 p.m. FOX
3 Pittsburgh at Michigan Sunday, 5/1 2:30 p.m. USA Network
3 New Jersey at Philadelphia Sunday, 5/1 8 p.m. Peacock


WEEK 4 (May 6-8)

New Jersey Generals at Pittsburgh Maulers

Houston Gamblers at New Orleans Breakers

Philadelphia Stars at Michigan Panthers

Tampa Bay Bandits at Birmingham Stallions


WEEK 5 (May 13-15)

Birmingham Stallions at Philadelphia Stars

Michigan Panthers at Tampa Bay Bandits

New Orleans Breakers at New Jersey Generals

Pittsburgh Maulers at Houston Gamblers


WEEK 6 (May 21-22)

Houston Gamblers at New Jersey Generals

Michigan Panthers at Birmingham Stallions

Pittsburgh Maulers at New Orleans Breakers

Tampa Bay Bandits at Philadelphia Stars


WEEK 7 (May 28-29)

Birmingham Stallions at Pittsburgh Maulers

New Jersey Generals at Tampa Bay Bandits

New Orleans Breakers at Michigan Panthers

Philadelphia Stars at Houston Gamblers


WEEK 8 (June 3-5)

Houston Gamblers at Tampa Bay Bandits

Michigan Panthers at Philadelphia Stars

New Orleans Breakers at Birmingham Stallions

Pittsburgh Maulers at New Jersey Generals


WEEK 9 (June 11-12)

Houston Gamblers at Birmingham Stallions

New Jersey Generals at Michigan Panthers

Philadelphia Stars at Pittsburgh Maulers

Tampa Bay Bandits at New Orleans Breakers


WEEK 10 (June 18-19)

Birmingham Stallions at Tampa Bay Bandits

Michigan Panthers at Pittsburgh Maulers

New Orleans Breakers at Houston Gamblers

Philadelphia Stars at New Jersey Generals