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Thursday, September 1st, 2022
NEW LOOK SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL & FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA TEAMS KICK OFF 2022 NFL SEASON ONE WEEK FROM TODAY AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBC & PEACOCK
New Sunday Night Football Announce Team of Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth and Melissa Stark will Call NFL Kickoff Between Defending Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams & Buffalo Bills from SoFi Stadium at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Universo
Special On-Site Edition of Football Night in America Begins Coverage Next Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison, Matthew Berry and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 1, 2022 – One week from today, NBC Sports begins the 2022 NFL regular season with the NFL Kickoff Game between Matthew Stafford and the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams hosting Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Universo from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Coverage begins with a special on-site edition of Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET.
The new Sunday Night Football announce team of Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth and Melissa Stark will call Bills-Rams, with Terry McAulay serving as rules analyst.
Tirico and Collinsworth have teamed to call 22 NFL games (19 regular season, three preseason) since Tirico joined NBC Sports in 2016. Stark served as sideline reporter for ABC’s Monday Night Football for three seasons (2000-02) and has been a host and reporter for NFL Network since 2011.
The Football Night in America team of Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison, Matthew Berry and Mike Florio will anchor the special edition of FNIA. Taylor, Dungy, Simms, Harrison and Berry will be on-site at SoFi Stadium while Garrett and Collinsworth will report from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., where they are calling the Fighting Irish’s game against Marshall on Sat., Sept. 10, at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Florio will contribute to NFL Kickoff pre-game coverage from his home studio.
Taylor was named the first female full-time host of Football Night in America in May 2022. Garrett, the former NFL quarterback and head coach of the Dallas Cowboys (2010-2019), and Berry, the fantasy sports industry pioneer, begin their first seasons with NBC Sports.
Three days following Thursday’s NFL Kickoff, the opening NBC SNF matchup of the 2022 season will be presented on Sunday, Sept. 11, featuring Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys from AT&T Stadium. Coverage begins with FNIA at 7 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
This afternoon, NBC Sports is hosting media conference calls for SNF at 3 p.m. ET and FNIA at 4:15 p.m. ET. Click here for complete details.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL
Media interested in participating should call 313-209-5140; Passcode: 6069527
- WHAT: NBC Sports’ 2022 Sunday Night Football Media Conference Call
- WHO: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark, Rob Hyland
- WHEN: Thursday, September 1, at 3 p.m. ET
- NUMBER: 313-209-5140
- PASSCODE: 6069527
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL
Media interested in participating should call 313-209-5140; Passcode: 5382385
- WHAT: NBC Sports’ 2022 Football Night in America Media Conference Call
- WHO: Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Rodney Harrison, Matthew Berry, Sam Flood
- WHEN: Thursday, September 1, at 4:15 p.m. ET
- NUMBER: 313-209-5140
- PASSCODE: 5382385
Sunday Night Football, primetime TV’s #1 show in all key metrics for an unprecedented 11 consecutive years, has won the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series a record 11 times. In 2021, Sunday Night Football averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 19.3 million viewers on NBC, Peacock and other digital platforms.
Emmy-nominated Football Night begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock each week during the NFL regular season and provides highlights and in-depth analysis of the afternoon games, interviews with high-profile players and coaches, breaking news insights, and an extensive preview of that night’s Sunday Night Football matchup. Since its inception in 2006, Football Night has been the most-watched studio show in sports. In 2021, the program averaged 7.1 million viewers, up 18% vs. the previous season.
For the second consecutive season, Peacock will live stream all NBC Sunday Night Football games, including the playoffs, and Football Night. The exclusive Peacock Sunday Night Football Final returns in 2022 with expanded postgame coverage following SNF each week.
Telemundo Deportes will again provide exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the entire NBC Sunday Night Football package with 20 regular season games, including next Thursday’s NFL Kickoff Game, 18 regular-season Sunday Night Football games, and the annual Thanksgiving night game, which will air on Telemundo and wrap up a full day of futbol and football. Telemundo Deportes will present three playoff matchups, including a Divisional Playoff game and two Wild Card Playoff games. All 23 NFL games this season will also be available on live stream via TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes app.
Click here for more information on this year’s Sunday Night Football schedule.
|2022 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Thurs. Sept. 8||NFL Kickoff||Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Rams|
|Sun. Sept. 11||Week 1||Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys|
|Sun. Sept. 18||Week 2||Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers|
|Sun. Sept. 25||Week 3||San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos|
|Sun. Oct. 2||Week 4||Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|*Sun. Oct. 9||Week 5||Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens|
|*Sun. Oct. 16||Week 6||Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles|
|*Sun. Oct. 23||Week 7||Pittsburgh Steelers at Miami Dolphins|
|*Sun. Oct. 30||Week 8||Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills|
|*Sun. Nov. 6||Week 9||Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs|
|*Sun. Nov. 13||Week 10||Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers|
|*Sun. Nov. 20||Week 11||Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|**Thurs. Nov. 24||Week 12||New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings|
|*Sun. Nov. 27||Week 12||Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles|
|*Sun. Dec. 4||Week 13||Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys|
|*Sun. Dec. 11||Week 14||Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos|
|*Sun. Dec. 18||Week 15||New England Patriots at Las Vegas Raiders|
|Sun. Dec. 25||Week 16||Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals|
|*Sun. Jan. 1||Week 17||Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Chargers|
|*Sun. Jan. 8||Week 18||TBD|
**Thanksgiving Night Game