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Thursday, April 21st, 2022
USFL WEEK 2 FEATURES NEW ORLEANS BREAKERS AND TAMPA BAY BANDITS IN BATTLE OF UNBEATENS THIS SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBC & PEACOCK
USFL Week 2 Kicks Off with Shea Patterson & Michigan Panthers vs. Luis Perez and De’Andre Johnson & New Jersey Generals at 8 p.m. ET on USA Network This Friday
NBC Sports and FOX Sports to Present All 43 USFL Games Live During Inaugural Season
STAMFORD, Conn., – April 21, 2022 – After an exciting opening weekend highlighted by three one-score games, USFL Week 2 features quarterback Kyle Sloter and the New Orleans Breakers against quarterback Jordan Ta’amu and the Tampa Bay Bandits from Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Ala., this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
The Breakers and Bandits both won their inaugural USFL games, with New Orleans beating the Philadelphia Stars 23-17 on Sunday behind six tackles and three sacks by defensive end Davin Bellamy. The Bandits defeated the Pittsburgh Maulers 17-3 on Monday with Ta’amu throwing for 185 yards and a touchdown.
Jac Collinsworth will handle Sunday’s play-by-play commentary on NBC and Peacock alongside former Dallas Cowboys head coach and NFL quarterback Jason Garrett as analyst. Lewis Johnson will serve as sideline reporter.
Week 2 of the USFL kicks off this Friday with quarterback Shea Patterson and the Michigan Panthers facing the quarterback tandem of Luis Perez and De’Andre Johnson and the New Jersey Generals at 8 p.m. ET on USA Network.
Patterson threw for 192 yards and a touchdown last Sunday as the Panthers narrowly lost to the Houston Gamblers 17-12. Perez (143 passing yards and two touchdowns) and fellow quarterback Johnson (98 rushing yards and a touchdown) accounted for all three touchdowns for the Generals in a 28-24 loss to the Birmingham Stallions on Saturday night.
Paul Burmeister (play-by-play) and former NFL fullback Michael Robinson (analyst) will call Friday’s primetime game on USA Network with Lewis Johnson on the sidelines.
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.
2022 USFL TELEVISION SCHEDULE
(Schedule subject to change)
|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