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Wednesday, December 14th, 2022
CRUCIAL NFC EAST MATCHUP BETWEEN PLAYOFF CONTENDERS AS NEW YORK GIANTS VISIT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS THIS WEEK ON SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON NBC, PEACOCK AND UNIVERSO
Coverage Begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET; Followed by 8:20 p.m. ET Kickoff
Steve Kornacki Breaks Down NFL Playoff Picture on FNIA
Commanders’ and Giants’ Playoff Probabilities Increase to Approximately 90% With SNF Win
NFL Sundays Begin and End on Peacock with Exclusive Coverage Featuring Fantasy Football Pregame with Matthew Berry at 11 a.m. ET and Peacock Sunday Night Football Final Immediately After Each SNF Game
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 14, 2022 – In a critical NFC East matchup impacting playoff contention, Daniel Jones and the New York Giants (7-5-1) visit Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Commanders (7-5-1) on this week’s edition of NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with Football Night in America, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET from FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on NBC, Peacock and Universo.
With four games remaining, the Commanders and Giants currently hold the sixth and seventh postseason spots in the NFC, respectively, with all four NFC East teams in the playoff picture. The Commanders and Giants tied (20-20) in their previous meeting in Week 13.
Sunday night’s game is crucial to each team’s playoff chances. Below is a look at the playoff likelihood for each club now and then based upon Sunday’s result:
Commanders’ and Giants’ Playoff Probabilities
|Team||Current||Win on Sunday||Lose on Sunday|
Source: Pro Football Focus
The Commanders had a Week 14 bye. Heinicke threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns in the prior matchup, while wide receiver Terry McLaurin had 105 receiving yards and a score on eight receptions. McLaurin is one of only six players in NFL history with at least 50 receptions and 900 receiving yards in each of his first four seasons. After starting the season 1-4, Washington is 6-2-1 since Week 6.
The Giants are 0-3-1 in their last four games and fell to the Philadelphia Eagles, 48-22, on Sunday. Jones threw for 169 yards and a touchdown and added 26 yards and another score on the ground. Wide receiver Richie James had 61 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions. Running back Saquon Barkley, amid a resurgent season, ranks in the top five in the NFL in rushing yards (1,083) and rushing yards per game (83.3).
The Giants hold a 105-71-5 advantage in the all-time series versus the Commanders (including the postseason) and tied the most recent meeting, 20-20, in Week 13.
Calling Giants-Commanders is Mike Tirico (play-by-play); 17-time Emmy Award winner Cris Collinsworth (analyst); and Melissa Stark (sideline reporter). Three-time Super Bowl referee Terry McAulay is the Sunday Night Football rules analyst.
NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by executive producer Rob Hyland and director Drew Esocoff. SNF has won a record 11 Sports Emmys for Outstanding Live Sports Series.
Football Night in America features host Maria Taylor, Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy, former NFL head coach of the Cowboys Jason Garrett, former NFL quarterback Chris Simms, NFL Insider Mike Florio, who will contribute remotely from his home studio, and fantasy sports industry pioneer Matthew Berry. Steve Kornacki, NBC News’ celebrated national political correspondent, joins FNIA for the remainder of the season to analyze NFL Playoff probabilities. Co-host Jac Collinsworth and two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison will provide reports at the site of the game. Kathryn Tappen hosts Peacock Sunday Night Football Final.
Football Night, the most-watched studio show in sports since its debut in 2006, begins every Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. The coordinating producer of FNIA is Matt Casey. FNIA is directed by Kaare Numme.
PEACOCK’S SUNDAY NFL PROGRAMMING
Peacock exclusively bookends NFL coverage every Sunday with Fantasy Football Pregame with Matthew Berry served by Applebee’s at 11 a.m. ET and its exclusive postgame show, Peacock Sunday Night Football Final following each Sunday Night Football game.
Fantasy Football Pregame with Matthew Berry is presented each Sunday at 11 a.m. ET throughout the NFL season, providing the latest fantasy football news and advice to help viewers set their lineup before the early games kick off just after 1 p.m. ET. The show also features Jay Croucher, who co-hosts the daily “Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry” program on Peacock (Monday-Friday, noon ET) and will provide sports betting advice. Sunday’s second hour, beginning at noon ET, will also be televised live on CNBC.
Peacock Sunday Night Football Final, an NFL post-game show produced by NBC Sports, streams exclusively on Peacock following every Sunday Night Football game during the 2022 season. The show is hosted this week by NBC Sports commentators Kathryn Tappen and Chris Simms, who will provide instant reactions to each Sunday game along with highlights and interviews. Jac Collinsworth and Harrison will also provide recaps and insights into the day’s biggest moments from the site of each week’s SNF game, and Florio will provide injury and news updates. Berry will also join the show to provide advice and an early look at the fantasy waiver wire.
PEACOCK TO LIVE STREAM ALL NBC NFL GAMES THIS SEASON
All of NBC Sports’ NFL regular-season games, playoff games, and Football Night in America will stream live on Peacock this season. Peacock will also present all SNF games live in Spanish for the remainder of the season. Peacock features a slate of sports talk content NFL fans can enjoy on the NBC Sports channel, which is free to stream. Shows include Brother from Another, as well as The Dan Patrick Show, PFT Live, PFT PM, Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry, The Peter King Podcast, and Chris Simms Unbuttoned.
To learn more about the NFL on Peacock, including how to watch and sign up, click here.
NBCSPORTS.COM & NBC SPORTS APP TO LIVE STREAM ALL NBC NFL GAMES
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream live coverage to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TVs via authentication, giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcasts. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.
Every NFL game this season is also available to watch on phone and tablet with NFL+.
TELEMUNDO DEPORTES TO PRESENT ENTIRE NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS
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 to live stream via TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes app.
Telemundo Deportes introduces a new SNF announce team with Emmy-award winning sports journalist, anchor and host Miguel Gurwitz and former Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Rolando Cantu this season with Ariana Figuera and Jorge Andres serving as analysts and supporting pre- and post-game studio coverage.
“SUNDAY NIGHT 7” FREE-TO-PLAY GAME RETURNS WITH $100,000 JACKPOT EVERY CONTEST
Once again this season, in the build-up to each week’s Sunday Night Football matchup, fans can participate in NBC Sports’ free-to-play game, Sunday Night 7, which features a $100,000 jackpot every contest for each game in the Sunday Night Football package, as well as one NFL Wild Card playoff game and one NFL Divisional Playoff. Sunday Night 7 is available for download NOW on the NBC Sports Predictor app (available in the App Store and Google Play Store) and at NBCSports.com/Predictor.
Last Sunday, 17 users finished in first place with a score of 55 points.
PETER KING’S NFL COLUMN “FOOTBALL MORNING IN AMERICA” DEBUTS EVERY MONDAY EXCLUSIVELY ON NBCSPORTS.COM
A new “Football Morning in America” will post every Monday morning exclusively on NBCSports.com. It was announced in May 2019 that King signed an exclusive agreement with NBC Sports that included writing a weekly Monday morning NFL column for NBCSports.com; making regular appearances on PFT Live with Mike Florio; and continuing to contribute to Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports. The Peter King Podcast streams weekly on Peacock on Thursdays at 6 p.m. ET.
CHRIS SIMMS UNBUTTONED
NBC Sports’ Chris Simms examines everything happening in the NFL and around the sports world. Along with a rotation of NBC Sports hosts including Ahmed Fareed and Paul Burmeister, Chris Simms Unbuttoned analyses the NFL with in-depth Xs and Os breakdowns; one-on-one interviews with players, coaches and executives; and game recaps and preview. The show is available to stream on Peacock on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and is also available in podcast form here.
FANTASY FOOTBALL HAPPY HOUR WITH MATTHEW BERRY SERVED BY APPLEBEE’S
“Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry served by Applebee’s,” NBC Sports’ new, daily fantasy football and sports betting show, streams every weekday at noon ET on Peacock. “Fantasy Football Happy Hour” discusses the most newsworthy fantasy football and sports betting topics and is co-hosted by Jay Croucher and features analysis and advice from regular guests including NBC Sports’ Chris Simms, Mike Florio and Peter King, NBC Sports EDGE’s Denny Carter, Pat Daugherty, Vaughn Dalzell, Lawrence Jackson, and more. The show, which is available on all major podcast platforms and via NBC Sports Audio on SiriusXM Radio, features fantasy football rankings, start/sit suggestions, waiver wire advice, betting futures, player props, and more.
NFL ON NBC YOUTUBE CHANNEL
The NFL on NBC YouTube channel offers daily football content for free, with videos from NBC Sports’ host of NFL commentators including Matthew Berry, Peter King, Mike Florio, Chris Simms, and more.
The channel is also home to exclusive long-form interviews that air on SNF and FNIA, including sit-downs featuring the biggest stars in the league with Maria Taylor and with Michael Smith in a new series Gets It with Michael Smith. Smith’s most recent episode starred Cowboys running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. Taylor has recently interviewed Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa and Derrick Henry.
To access these videos and more, click here to subscribe.
NBC SPORTS EDGE
NBC Sports EDGE, part of the newly announced NBC Sports Next portfolio and one of the internet’s highest-trafficked fantasy sports and gaming websites, offers comprehensive fantasy football and betting coverage throughout the 2022 NFL season across NBC Sports’ platforms. The industry-leading source for fantasy football news and information, NBC Sports EDGE’s subscription model is available now and is only $9.99 per month. The subscription unlocks more than 450 extensive player profiles, player projections, positional tiers, Top 200 rankings for PPR, Half-PPR, Non-PPR and Dynasty, as well as Individual Defensive Player rankings, sleepers and busts, drafting strategy articles, team reports and much more. NBC Sports EDGE also provides fantasy football coverage and betting insights through its digital shows, Rotoworld Football Show and Bet the Edge.
PFT LIVE – WEEKDAYS AT 7 A.M. ET ON PEACOCK
Mike Florio and co-host Chris Simms bring fans the latest NFL news and interviews with players and coaches every weekday morning with PFT Live streaming live on Peacock at 7 a.m. ET. Peter King also contributes regularly to PFT Live’s coverage throughout the season.
The two-hour PFT Live is known for delivering inside information and comprehensive analysis from an independent perspective. The show covers all the latest news around the league, breaks down reports and rumors and features interviews with players, coaches and executives.
NBC Sports’ football podcasts provide extensive weekly offerings from NBC Sports’ most popular personalities and present special guests, exclusive interviews, and robust conversations across all of football on The Peter King Podcast, Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry served by Applebee’s, Chris Simms Unbuttoned, PFT PM, and Rotoworld Football Show. While The Peter King Podcast features intimate discussions with the NFL’s top players, Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry is NBC Sports’ new fantasy daily sports betting show, Chris Simms Unbuttoned and PFT PM dive into deep conversations around the sports’ hottest topics, and Rotoworld Football Show explores fantasy implications for fans. New episodes of NBC Sports podcasts are available for download each week on all major podcast platforms including: NBCSports.com/podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SOCIAL MEDIA
- SNF ON INSTAGRAM: Through the unique filter of Instagram, fans will get an in-depth look at each week’s Sunday Night Football game with the most engaging photos and videos from across the NFL. SNF also utilizes Instagram Stories for up-to-the-minute coverage of the league.
- SNF ON TWITTER: The very latest news, video, analysis from the Football Night in America crew and much more lives on @SNFonNBC, the real-time engine for NBC’s year-round NFL coverage.
- SNF ON FACEBOOK: With more than 3.6 million followers, SNF’s Facebook page is the hub of football conversation. It’s the place to converse and engage with fellow fans on the latest news and action across the NFL.
- NBC SPORTS ON TIKTOK: NBC Sports’ presence on TikTok puts the spotlight on the offbeat and exuberant side of the National Football League for a young, highly-engaged audience.
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Washington will again deliver extensive multiplatform coverage of the 2022 NFL season, led by comprehensive live gameday shows, in-depth news, analysis and commentary programming, and multimedia digital content covering the teams in their respective markets.
Seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood stars in the show open for NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
Underwood performed the show open – featuring an updated rendition of the now-iconic “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” – from The Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, home of her ongoing residency, REFLECTION.
For the first time, the show open will highlight the game-day energy around each Sunday Night Football game as a dedicated film crew will capture the atmosphere leading up to kickoff including fans tailgating and prepping for the game, player arrivals, and scenes from the host city.
NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS PRIMETIME TELEVISION’S NO. 1 SHOW FOR RECORD 11 CONSECUTIVE YEARS: NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished the 2021-22 TV season as primetime’s #1 TV show in all key metrics for an unprecedented 11th consecutive year – adding to its record for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on official live plus same day data provided by Nielsen. Sunday Night Football also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the 12th consecutive TV season.
|*Sun. Dec. 18||Week 15||New York Giants at Washington Commanders|
|*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|
Flexible scheduling will be used in Weeks 11-18. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-17, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time.
For Week 18, two Saturday games and the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 9. The schedule does not list Saturday games or a Sunday night game in Week 18, but games with playoff implications will be moved to those time slots. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.
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