PEYTON MANNING AND 8-1 BRONCOS HOST ALEX SMITH AND 9-0 CHIEFS 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 Chiefs-Broncos
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 13, 2013 - Four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (8-1) host Alex Smith and the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs (9-0), at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, in Denver, Colo., on NBC's Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Sunday night's matchup between two of the best teams in the NFL, led by quarterbacks who have a combined 36-6-1 record since the start of the 2012 season, will mark the first time in 44 years that clubs with records of 9-0 and 8-1 or better have faced each other. The game features a clash between Denver's offense, which leads the league in scoring, and Kansas City's defense which has allowed the fewest points through nine games this season.
Calling Chiefs-Broncos 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 Sports Authority Field at Mile High, in Denver, Colo. Costas will be joined on-site by Michaels, Collinsworth and former NFL Executive of the Year, Scott Pioli, who from 2009-2012 served as GM of the Kansas City Chiefs.
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, two-time Super Bowl winner and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com. Carolyn Manno will report from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. on the 49ers-Saints game.
Cris Collinsworth on NBC Sports Radio
"The Denver Broncos are probably the best team at breaking man-to-man coverage with their picks, with their bunch formations, with their motions, with the brain of Peyton Manning and with Wes Welker and Julius Thomas. Those are guys that are tough to cover, so somebody is usually open. I haven't watched too many tapes where Peyton Manning doesn't find the guy who is open almost every time." - Collinsworth on the Broncos
"I really think if they're going to win the game, they're going to have to win it on their terms. That's with their pass rush, probably knocking Peyton down�and they're capable of doing that. This is a team that can get pressure off the edge." - Collinsworth on the Chiefs
Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison preview Chiefs-Broncos here:
"Kansas City's defense has the formula to hold the Broncos down. The Chiefs have great rushers, an aggressive secondary, and can hold the Broncos." - Dungy on the Chiefs
"Alex Smith needs to continue to play like himself. He can't get outside of himself, or try to match Peyton Manning."- Harrison on Alex Smith
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.
NBC Sports Live Extra employs a full HD-quality player, which includes a draggable picture-in-picture feature for any of the online-only cameras, plus full DVR functionality allowing the user to pause, scroll back-and-forth, and review plays in slo-motion.
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 11 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 Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) and Denver Broncos (8-1). In addition, Dungy and Harrison will look ahead to Patriots-Panthers, 49ers-Saints, Redskins-Eagles, and Ravens-Bears.
Leading up to the Chiefs-Broncos matchup on Sunday Night Football, FNIA Coach's Clicker will dissect the battle between QB Peyton Manning and the top offense in the NFL, and the Kansas City Chiefs defense, which has allowed the fewest points in the league. Dungy and Harrison will also examine possible X-factors in the Chiefs-Broncos SNF game, including Denver's special teams, and Kansas City's rushing attack, led by RB Jamaal Charles.
NFL Turning Point, hosted by Football Night In America's Dan Patrick, will look back at Week 10 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 Lions-Bears game, and how QB Jay Cutler's injury impacted the game. NFL Turning Point analyzes Chicago's decision to play Cutler over backup QB Josh McCown. The show dissects the Bears' inability to convert in the red zone late in the game, following S Chris Conte's interception of Lions QB Matthew Stafford.
The program also reviews Sunday's Panthers-49ers game, and how Carolina's suffocating defense has spurred the club to five straight victories. NFL Turning Point will feature a film session with Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman. This week's episode will spotlight Arizona Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu, who was wired for sound during last week's Texans-Cardinals game.
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.
NBC is averaging 21.5 million viewers per NFL regular-season telecast, the network's best 10-week start since acquiring the SNF package in 2006. Primetime TV's most-watched show this fall, Sunday Night Football has been primetime's #1 show for each of the past two television seasons.
NBC NFL telecasts account for TV's eight most-watched primetime shows since September, based on live plus same day data.
For more info click here: 2013 SNF Ratings
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. 17 Week 11 Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos
*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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