FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
NBCUNIVERSAL SURROUNDS 2022 NFL KICKOFF
TODAY, Access Hollywood, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, CNBC, and The Dan Patrick Show Among NBCU Platforms to Showcase NFL News and Content
NFL Kickoff Game Between Defending Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams & Buffalo Bills from SoFi Stadium Tomorrow at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Universo; Special On-Site Edition of Football Night in America Coverage Begins at 7 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 7, 2022 – With only one day until NFL Kickoff, NBCUniversal presents a comprehensive slate of NFL content for the upcoming 2022 season leading up to Matthew Stafford and the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams hosting Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills tomorrow, 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.
Three days following tomorrow’s NFL Kickoff, the opening NBC Sunday Night Football matchup of the 2022 season will be presented on Sunday, Sept. 11, featuring seven-time Super Bowl champion 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.
Click here for more information on this year’s Sunday Night Football schedule.
Below is a summary of the NBCUniversal properties that are supporting tomorrow’s NFL Kickoff Game:
TODAY: This morning, the new SNF logo was revealed on TODAY along with a new series, TODAY’s “Inside The Game” that will feature special coverage of the NFL all season long. Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will kick off the new series Thursday night with a watch party live on Rockefeller Plaza for the Bills-Rams matchup.
ACCESS HOLLYWOOD & E! Daily Pop: Access Hollywood will share exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the new Sunday Night Football show open starring Carrie Underwood during tonight’s program that will feature an on-site segment from SoFi Stadium. Access’ Kit Hoover will also speak to SNF and FNIA talent in Los Angeles. E! Daily Pop will air special behind-the-scenes footage of the show open.
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON: Yesterday, fantasy sports industry pioneer Matthew Berry joined The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon ahead of his first NFL season with NBC Sports.
CNBC: Mike Tirico will join Power Lunch tomorrow between 2:30-3 p.m. ET on CNBC. Also tomorrow, NBC Sports’ NFL Insider Peter King will preview the 2022 season on The News with Shepard Smith.
THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW: Together with her best friend Tricia, Kelly Clarkson will create a custom digital original where Tricia will teach Kelly all things NFL.
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: Tonight’s America’s Got Talent will feature an integration promoting NFL Kickoff.
THE DAN PATRICK SHOW: Mike Tirico will join The Dan Patrick Show tomorrow at 10:20 a.m. ET on the NBC Sports channel on Peacock.
ON HER TURF: On Her Turf, NBC Sports’ women’s empowerment brand, will feature a Q&A with SNF sideline reporter Melissa Stark on Instagram Stories and highlight NFL female coaches in a written digital post.
NBC AFFILIATES, OWNED STATIONS AND NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS: NFL Kickoff promotions continue to air throughout the week on NBC Affiliates, Owned Stations and NBC Sports Regional Networks across the country, with analysis and commentary from NBC Sports’ SNF and FNIA teams on local newscasts.
PEACOCK: All of NBC Sports’ NFL regular-season games, playoff games, and Football Night in America will be presented live on Peacock this season as well as Peacock Sunday Night Football Final streaming exclusively on the platform following every SNF matchup. Peacock features a slate of sports talk content NFL fans can enjoy on the NBC Sports channel, which is free to stream. Shows include Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry as well as Brother from Another, The Dan Patrick Show, PFT Live, PFT PM, The Peter King Podcast, and Chris Simms Unbuttoned.
NBC SPORTS EDGE: NBC Sports Edge, part of the NBC Sports Next portfolio and one of the internet’s highest-trafficked fantasy sports and gaming websites, surrounds NFL Kickoff and the 2022 season and will provide more football content this season than ever before across Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.
NBC SPORTS SOCIAL: NBC Sports’ social accounts continue to engage with NFL Kickoff throughout the week and will be joined by additional NBCU properties helping promote including Bravo, E!, Universal Pictures and more.
NBC SPORTS DIGITAL: Led by the recently launched NFL on NBC YouTube channel, NBC Sports’ digital platforms continue to publish daily football content around the latest news and highlights, including exclusive interviews and features.
UNIVERSAL PARKS: Universal Orlando’s NBC Sports Grill & Brew will continue hosting weekly SNF watch parties and will offer a season-long special SNF menu for the first time, featuring food items catered to the teams playing in each week’s matchup.