FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 5th, 2022
NEW ORLEANS BREAKERS FACE HOUSTON GAMBLERS IN USFL WEEK 4 SHOWDOWN SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBC & PEACOCK
NBC Sports’ Week 4 USFL Coverage Begins Saturday with QB Tandem De’Andre Johnson and Luis Perez & USFL North Division-Leading New Jersey Generals vs. RB Garrett Groshek & Pittsburgh Maulers at 2:30 p.m. ET Exclusively on Peacock
NBC Sports and FOX Sports to Present All 43 USFL Games Live During Inaugural Season
STAMFORD, Conn., – May 5, 2022 – The second-place New Orleans Breakers (2-1), led by USFL passing yards leader Kyle Sloter (656 yards) and receiving yards leader Johnnie Dixon (165 yards), face South Division rival Houston Gamblers (1-2) and quarterback Clayton Thorson at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Ala., this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
The Breakers lost to the league-leading Birmingham Stallions 22-13 last Saturday in their first defeat of the season. Sloter threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns, both of which were caught by Dixon (86 receiving yards). The Tampa Bay Bandits defeated the Gamblers 27-26 on a go-ahead field goal with 13 seconds remaining on Saturday. Thorson threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns and Houston running back Mark Thompson ran for 147 yards and a touchdown against Tampa Bay. Thompson leads the USFL in rushing with 310 yards.
Jac Collinsworth will handle Sunday’s play-by-play commentary alongside former Dallas Cowboys head coach and NFL quarterback Jason Garrett as analyst on NBC and Peacock. Zora Stephenson will serve as sideline reporter.
NBC Sports’ Week 4 USFL coverage begins Saturday with a North Division matchup starring the quarterback tandem of De’Andre Johnson and Luis Perez and the division-leading New Jersey Generals (2-1) against running back Garrett Groshek and the Pittsburgh Maulers (0-3) at 2:30 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock.
Johnson passed for 130 yards and added 94 yards and a touchdown on the ground in the Generals’ 24-16 victory over the Philadelphia Stars. New Jersey rushed for 269 yards in the win. Safety Arnold Tarpley III (12 tackles) paced the Maulers defense last weekend.
Paul Burmeister (play-by-play) and former NFL fullback Michael Robinson (analyst) will call Saturday’s matinee matchup on Peacock with Corey Robinson reporting from 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)
|4||Philadelphia at Michigan||Friday, 5/6||10 p.m.||FS1|
|4||New Jersey at Pittsburgh||Saturday, 5/7||2:30 p.m.||Peacock|
|4||Tampa Bay at Birmingham||Saturday, 5/7||7 p.m.||FOX|
|4||Houston at New Orleans||Sunday, 5/8||3 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
|5||Michigan at Tampa Bay||Friday, 5/13||8 p.m.||USA Network|
|5||New Orleans at New Jersey||Saturday, 5/14||3 p.m.||FOX|
|5||Birmingham at Philadelphia||Sunday, 5/15||Noon||NBC, Peacock|
|5||Pittsburgh at Houston||Sunday, 5/15||4 p.m.||FOX|
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