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Wednesday, January 18th, 2023
PATRICK MAHOMES AND CHIEFS HOST TREVOR LAWRENCE AND JAGUARS IN AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME THIS SATURDAY AT 4:30 P.M. ET ON NBC, PEACOCK AND UNIVERSO
Special On-Site Edition of Football Night in America Kicks Off at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock with Full Studio Team at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 18, 2023 – Super Bowl LIV Most Valuable Player Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs host 2021 No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Divisional Playoffs from GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., this Saturday, Jan. 21, at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock, and Universo. Coverage begins with a special on-site edition of Football Night in America at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock, with the full studio team at Arrowhead.
The Chiefs (14-3) are the AFC’s top seed, winning the AFC West and earning a first-round bye. The AFC South champion Jaguars (10-8) advanced to the Divisional Playoff with the third-largest comeback (27 points) in NFL Playoff history with a thrilling 31-30 victory over the Chargers last Saturday.
The teams met in Week 10, with Kansas City topping Jacksonville, 27-17, at Arrowhead. Mahomes passed for 331 yards and four touchdowns in the win, while Lawrence passed for 259 yards and two touchdowns in his first career game in Kansas City. Since that matchup, the Jaguars have won seven of eight games.
Saturday’s game marks the first postseason meeting between the franchises. This will be Kansas City’s twelfth postseason game since Mahomes took over as starting quarterback in the 2018 season, and Jacksonville’s first time advancing beyond the first round of the postseason since the 2017season.
The Chiefs had a prolific season offensively, leading the league in total yards (7,032) and yards per game (413.6). Mahomes, who earned his second career AP First Team All-Pro selection this year, led the league in passing yards (5,250), touchdowns (41), and passing yards per game (308.8). Tight end Travis Kelce, earning his fourth career AP First Team All-Pro selection, led all NFL tight ends in receiving yards (1,338) and touchdown receptions (12), en route to his seventh consecutive season with 1,000+ receiving yards. Kansas City ended the season on a five-game winning streak that saw Jerick McKinnon earn his first career AFC Offensive Player of the Month award during that stretch, becoming the first running back since 1970 with a touchdown reception in at least five consecutive games (six).
In the Wild Card victory over the Chargers, Lawrence, in his first career Playoff game, threw for 288 yards and four touchdowns, as the Jaguars won their first Playoff game since 2018. Running back Travis Etienne Jr. had 121 total yards (109 rushing, 12 receiving), while tight end Evan Engram and wide receivers Christian Kirk and Zay Jones all recorded 70+ receiving yards and a touchdown.
Mike Tirico will call Jaguars-Chiefs with 17-time Emmy Award winner Cris Collinsworth (analyst) and Melissa Stark (sideline reporter). Three-time Super Bowl referee Terry McAulay will serve as rules analyst.
NBC Sports’ coverage on Saturday is led by coordinating producer Rob Hyland and director Drew Esocoff.
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, fantasy sports industry pioneer Matthew Berry, co-host Jac Collinsworth and two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison, all of whom will be on-site at Arrowhead. Football Morning in America columnist Peter King will report from the site of the Giants-Eagles playoff game on Saturday night.
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 the NFL Kickoff Game, 18 regular-season Sunday Night Football games, and the annual Thanksgiving night game, which aired on Telemundo and wrapped up a full day of fútbol 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 FEATURES $100,000 JACKPOT FOR NBC SPORTS’ WILD CARD DOUBLEHEADER THIS WEEKEND
Fans can participate in NBC Sports’ free-to-play game, Sunday Night 7, which features a $100,000 jackpot for both of NBC Sports’ Super Wild Card Weekend games and one NFL Divisional Playoff game. 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, four 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 fantasy football and sports betting show, previews Super Wild Card Weekend and streams Thursday 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 Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne, 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.
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