TONY ROMO AND COWBOYS TAKE ON DREW BREES AND SAINTS, IN A CLASH OF DIVISION LEADERS, ON NBC'S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Coverage Begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Cowboys-Saints
FNIA Coach's Clicker Tonight at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NFL Turning Point Tonight at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Pro Football Talk Weeknights at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Stamford, Conn. - November 6, 2013 - Tony Romo and the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys (5-4) travel to New Orleans, La., to take on Drew Brees and the NFC South-leading Saints (6-2) on NBC's Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
All signs point to an offensive showdown between two of the league's top quarterbacks. Drew Brees (21) and Tony Romo (20) rank second and third, respectively, in touchdown passes this season. The Saints look to rebound from a difficult 26-20 loss last Sunday against the Jets, while the Cowboys are coming off a narrow victory over the Vikings. On the sidelines, Saints' defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will face his former team.
Calling Cowboys-Saints is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 28th season as the voice of the NFL's premier primetime package; 14-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his four seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
NBC's coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning coordinating producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff. Sunday Night Football has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series for five consecutive years.
Football Night In America, the most-watched pre-game show in sports, is hosted by 25-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Costas will be joined on-site by Michaels, Collinsworth and two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC's famed Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Patrick will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and longtime NFL front office veteran and former NFL Executive of the Year Scott Pioli. Alex Flanagan will report from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. on the Broncos-Chargers game.
Cris Collinsworth on Cowboys-Saints, from NBC Sports Radio:
"You've got Drew Brees, Tony Romo, some great receiving threats in Jimmy Graham and Dez Bryant - this could be one of those games that is a show. When New Orleans is in that building down there, it's tough to stop them."
Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison preview Cowboys-Saints here:
"They're not running the ball much right now. Tony Romo will feel like he's got to score even more. I think this game is going to be a shootout." - Tony Dungy
"The Cowboys get into shootouts every week. This is what they want." - Rodney Harrison
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
For the sixth consecutive season, the entire Sunday Night Football schedule will be streamed live online. NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops and tablets, will stream all SNF games televised on NBC. The video stream will come directly from NBC's broadcast of SNF, and will include additional camera angles and interactive features.
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In addition, online coverage features in-game analysis from the Sunday Night Football and Football Night In America teams as well as fantasy tips from Rotoworld fantasy experts.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for tablets is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, and on select tablet devices within Google Play.
In addition to Sunday Night Football and Football Night In America, NBC Sports Group's NFL coverage also includes digital content and social media extensions that are available online, as well as NFL-related shoulder programming on NBCSN.
NEW EPISODES OF FNIA COACH'S CLICKER AND NFL TURNING POINT AIR TONIGHT ON NBCSN
NBCSN's in-depth coverage of the 2013 NFL season continues tonight with new episodes of FNIA Coach's Clicker at 5 p.m. ET and NFL Turning Point at 11 p.m. ET.
FNIA Coach's Clicker, NBCSN's weekly half-hour NFL studio show that dovetails off of Football Night in America, will provide an in-depth Xs-and-Os preview of the biggest games coming up in Week 10 of the season. FNIA Coach's Clicker host Liam McHugh will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy and two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, who will preview this week's Sunday Night Football matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints. In addition, Dungy and Harrison will look ahead to Lions-Bears, Broncos-Chargers, Bengals-Ravens, Panthers-49ers, and Seahawks-Falcons.
Leading up to the Cowboys-Saints matchup on Sunday Night Football, FNIA Coach's Clicker examines New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham's versatility in the passing game, and what makes Dallas WR Dez Bryant a dominant force against opposing defenses. In addition, the episode will compare Panthers QB Cam Newton and 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, and examine what has led to the Ravens offensive struggles this season.
NFL Turning Point, hosted by Football Night In America's Dan Patrick, will look back at Week 9 in the NFL and focus on the crucial "turning point" moments that ultimately defined the outcome of some of the week's most watched contests.
This week's episode of NFL Turning Point breaks down the Vikings-Cowboys game, including Dallas QB Tony Romo's game-winning drive in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. The segment is highlighted by in-game audio from Romo, who was wired during the game. The episode also reviews the strong play of Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson, and how he led the Vikings' comeback charge in the third quarter.
The program reviews Sunday's Chargers-Redskins matchup, and analyzes Washington's goal-line stand at the end of regulation, which stopped San Diego three times at the one-yard line to force a field goal and overtime.
NFL Turning Point will include two spotlight features. The first features in-game audio from New England head coach Bill Belichick, who was wired for the Steelers-Patriots game. The second studies the Saints-Jets game, and how Jets head coach Rex Ryan led New York past his brother, Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, at MetLife Stadium.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL DIGITAL AND SOCIAL COVERAGE
This season, NBC Sports Group is utilizing its wide array of digital and social assets to provide fans with more behind-the-scenes content of Sunday Night Football than ever before. New additions to NBC Sports Group's SNF coverage include Sunday Night Football-All Access and The Sunday Night Football, as well as continued comprehensive coverage via NBC Sports Group's social media channels. Click here for full details of NBC Sports Group's SNF digital and social coverage.
NBC SPORTS GROUP NFL PROGRAMMING
In addition to NFL Turning Point and FNIA Coach's Clicker, NBC Sports Group boasts a wide array of NFL programming each week that will highlight topical NFL news, provide in-depth coverage of each week's biggest games, and deliver expert analysis of the fantasy football world.
PRO FOOTBALL TALK - WEEKNIGHTS AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Pro Football Talk, NBCSN's daily NFL studio show co-hosted by Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias, provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, engaging features, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide array of NFL newsmakers. The show regularly features a roster of NBC Sports football commentators, including Rodney Harrison, Hines Ward, Doug Flutie, Ross Tucker, Peter King, and Scott Pioli.
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVE - TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS AT 6:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Building off of Yahoo! Sports' popular Sunday live streaming show, Fantasy Football Live on NBCSN combines the best fantasy football expertise from Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports. Hosted by NBC Sports' Erik Kuselias, Fantasy Football Live features a mix of Yahoo! Sports, NBC Sports, and Rotoworld fantasy experts, including NBC Sports' Shaun King, and Yahoo! Sports' Brad Evans and Brandon Funston. Yahoo! Sports' Melanie Collins will host the digital show. Rotoworld's Kay Adams will be a regular contributor for the show across both platforms. A subsequent, digital-only version of Fantasy Football Live is available from 7-7:30 p.m. ET through video-on-demand across web and mobile devices on both Yahoo! Sports and NBCSports.com. Click here for more information on Fantasy Football Live.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio will surround the 2013 NFL season with daily coverage on 339 radio affiliates, highlighted by McNabb and Malone; an all-sports show that leverages the unique perspective of two former NFL quarterbacks, and Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison.
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NFL markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, will surround the 2013 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most in more than 50 million U.S. households.
Sunday Night Football, televisions No. 1 primetime show, is averaging its best-ever viewership (21.6 million viewers) through nine weeks.
2013 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBC will broadcast 19 primetime NFL games during the 2013 season, including NBC's annual Thanksgiving night game, featuring the heated AFC North rivalry Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens.
2013 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sun. Nov. 10 Week 10 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
*Sun. Nov. 17 Week 11 Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
*Sun. Nov. 24 Week 12 Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
**Thurs. Nov. 28 Week 13 Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Dec. 1 Week 13 New York Giants at Washington Redskins
*Sun. Dec. 8 Week 14 Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Dec. 15 Week 15 Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sun. Dec. 22 Week 16 New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Dec. 29 Week 17 TBA
**Thanksgiving Night Game
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