FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
UNDEFEATED BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS TAKE ON PHILADELPHIA STARS IN USFL WEEK 5 SHOWDOWN SUNDAY AT NOON ET ON NBC & PEACOCK
NBC Sports’ Week 5 USFL Coverage Begins this Friday with QB Shea Patterson & Michigan Panthers vs. QB Jordan Ta’amu & Tampa Bay Bandits at 8 p.m. ET on USA Network
New Orleans Saints Defensive End Cameron Jordan Makes Debut as USFL Analyst on Friday’s Panthers-Bandits Matchup on USA Network
NBC Sports and FOX Sports to Present All 43 USFL Games Live During Inaugural Season
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 11, 2022 – The undefeated Birmingham Stallions (4-0), led by USFL all-purpose yards leader Victor Bolden Jr. (707 yards), face the second-place Philadelphia Stars (2-2) and receiving touchdown leader Diondre Overton (three) at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Ala., this Sunday at Noon ET on NBC and Peacock.
The Stallions continued their unbeaten season last weekend, defeating South Division rival Tampa Bay Bandits, 16-10. The Stallions’ defense registered four sacks against the Bandits and held them scoreless in the second half, while USFL scoring leader Brandon Aubrey converted three late field goals to lead Birmingham to victory. The Stars edged the Michigan Panthers 26-25 last Friday, behind a go-ahead field goal with five minutes remaining. Philadelphia quarterback Case Cookus threw for 190 yards and two touchdowns, while Overton tallied 73 receiving yards and one touchdown catch.
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 5 USFL coverage begins Friday with a primetime matchup pitting the Michigan Panthers (1-3), featuring the league’s third-leading rusher Reggie Corbin (308 yards) and quarterback Shea Patterson, against quarterback Jordan Ta’amu, who ranks second in the league with 627 passing yards, and the Tampa Bay Bandits (2-2) at 8 p.m. ET on USA Network.
Corbin rushed for 152 yards, including an 88-yard touchdown, in the Panthers’ 26-25 loss to the Stars last week. Ta’amu threw for 125 yards and a score while adding another 34 yards on the ground in the Bandits’ 16-10 loss to the Stallions in Week 4.
Paul Burmeister (play-by-play), former NFL fullback Michael Robinson (analyst) and New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, who will be making his debut as a USFL analyst, will call Friday’s primetime matchup on USA Network. Corey Robinson will serve as the sideline reporter.
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)
|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|
|6||Tampa Bay at Philadelphia||Saturday, 5/21||1 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
|6||Michigan at Birmingham||Saturday, 5/21||7:30 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
|6||Pittsburgh at New Orleans||Sunday, 5/22||Noon||FS1|
|6||Houston at New Jersey||Sunday, 5/22||4 p.m.||FOX|
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