TOM BRADY & NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS HOST JOE FLACCO & BALTIMORE RAVENS IN AFC DIVISONAL PLAYOFF GAME THIS SAT. ON NBC
Saturday's Coverage Begins with Football Night In America at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC
NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Ravens-Patriots
mun2 To Air Ravens-Patriots Wild Card Playoff Game To Spanish-Language Homes Across America
NFL Turning Point - Tomorrow Morning at 1:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Pro Football Talk - Weekdays at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBCSN Sunday Sports Report Has Comprehensive Post-Game Coverage Sunday Nights at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC to Broadcast Super Bowl XLIX from Arizona
STAMFORD, Conn. - Jan. 7, 2014 - NBC's coverage of the 2014 NFL Playoffs continue this Saturday, Jan. 10, with an AFC Divisional Playoff matchup between Tom Brady and the AFC East champion New England Patriots and Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens at 4:30 p.m. ET. Coverage on Saturday begins at 3:30 p.m. ET with a special edition of Football Night In America. Saturday marks NBC's final NFL broadcast before hosting coverage of Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona on Sunday, Feb. 1.
During NBC's Wild Card game last Saturday, the Ravens defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17, with quarterback Flacco throwing for 259 yards with two touchdowns. Saturday marked Flacco's 14th career postseason start, tying Brady for the most postseason starts by a quarterback in his first seven seasons. Brady has 18 career postseason wins, the most in NFL history. The Patriots come off a first-round playoff bye for the fifth season in a row after earning the No. 1 spot in the AFC with a Week 16 win over the New York Jets.
Saturday's matchup between the Ravens and Patriots marks the fourth time in the past six seasons that these teams have met in the postseason, with all three taking place in New England. Two meetings have been AFC Championship Games, with the Patriots defeating the Ravens 23-20 in 2012, and the Ravens earning a 28-13 win over Patriots the following season en route to their victory in Super Bowl XLVII in 2013.
Calling Ravens-Patriots is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 29th season as the voice of the NFL's premier primetime package; 15-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his five seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
NBC's coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff. Sunday Night Football has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series for a record six consecutive years.
Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Saturday. Costas will be joined on site by Collinsworth, Tafoya, two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward, and NBC Sports commentator Josh Elliott.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC Sports Group's Studio 1 and will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and Peter King of Sports Illustrated.
MIKE FLORIO AND PFT CREW PREVIEW RAVENS-PATRIOTS
Florio on who is most important for the Patriots' offense: "Without question, it's tight end Rob Gronkowski. In recent years when Gronkowski was injured, that offense wasn't the same. The team really took off this season once Gronkowski was back in full 100%. If he's able to go all game long - and he's not injured now, but if he avoids injury - that's going to make it harder for the Ravens to beat the Patriots."
Florio on Ravens: "John Harbaugh has the advantage, because Jim [Harbaugh], I know he has another job to deal with, but, he's available to bounce ideas off of with game planning. That's the ace in the hole for John Harbaugh... not that he needs it, because John Harbaugh is 2-1 against Belichick on his own field in the postseason."
mun2 TO AIR RAVENS-PATRIOTS AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME TO SPANISH-LANGUAGE HOMES ACROSS AMERICA
NBCUniversal's Hispanic cable network mun2 continues to bring NFL football to the homes of Latinos across the U.S., with the exclusive Spanish-language broadcast of Ravens-Patriots on Saturday.
La NFL en mun2 pre-game show will begin live from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., at 4 p.m. ET. Bringing viewers all the action on the field throughout this AFC Divisional Playoff clash will be play-by-play announcer Rene Giraldo, along with color commentator Edgar Lopez and sideline reporter Veronica Contreras.
MEDAL OF HONOR BOWL THIS SAT., JAN. 10 AT 2:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN will televise the second annual Medal of Honor Bowl - one of the nation's premier college football All-Star games - this Saturday, Jan. 10, at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The game features many of the nation's top draft-eligible college football players, with the majority coming from the NCAA's major college football conferences, the SEC, BIG 12, ACC, BIG 10, and PAC 12. Players from more than 30 different Division I programs are expected to be represented. The major portion of the game's proceeds benefit the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, with other funds anticipated for support of local veterans and Wounded Warrior projects.
Paul Burmeister calls the game, joined by analyst Anthony Herron and reporter Kathryn Tappen, at Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, S.C.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
As with all Sunday Night Football games this season, NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group's live streaming product, will stream this Saturday's Ravens-Steelers game to desktops and tablets. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC's broadcast. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, and on select tablet devices within Google Play.
DIGITAL & SOCIAL COVERAGE
NBC Sports Group is utilizing its wide array of digital and social assets to provide fans with more behind-the-scenes content than ever before. NBC Sports Group's NFL coverage includes continued comprehensive content via NBC Sports Group's social media channels.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS
NBC Sports Group's Sunday Night Football bus returns this season to travel the country visiting the host cities of all 17 Sunday Night Football games and postseason games, including Super Bowl XLIX. The bus arrives in each city two to three days prior to the game and stops at local landmarks and events, where fans have the opportunity to interact with America's most-watched primetime television show via exclusive memorabilia, and an interactive 55-inch touch screen housing social media elements, photos and video. Fans can digitally follow the Sunday Night Football bus at NBCSports.com/FollowSNF.
NFL TURNING POINT - TOMORROW MORNING AT 1:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
This week's edition of NFL Turning Point, NBCSN's Emmy Award-nominated weekly NFL show co-produced by NFL Films, will feature in-depth analysis of Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys' thrilling come-from-behind Wild Card victory over Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. Airing tomorrow morning at 1:30 a.m. ET / tonight at 10:30 p.m. PT, NFL Turning Point will break down the game, including the controversial fourth-quarter pass play involving Cowboys LB Anthony Hitchens and Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew.
The all new episode will also examine the other three Wild Card matchups this past weekend, including the Ravens victory over the Steelers, the Panthers win against the Cardinals, and the Colts win over the Bengals.
Hosted by Football Night In America's Dan Patrick, the hour-long program airs throughout the entire NFL season, including the playoffs and Super Bowl XLIX. Click here for more info: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2015/01/07/cowboys-come-from-behind-win-over-lions-featured-in-new-episode-of-nfl-turning-point/
PRO FOOTBALL TALK ON NBCSN WEEKNIGHTS, 5:30 P.M. ET
Pro Football Talk, NBCSN's daily NFL studio show co-hosted by Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister, airs at 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday (only Monday and Tuesday this week). Pro Football Talk provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, and features a roster of NBC Sports football commentators who share a combined eight Super Bowl titles and 169 seasons of NFL experience, including Cris Collinsworth (Thursdays), Tony Dungy (Tuesdays), Hines Ward (Wednesdays), Doug Flutie (Fridays), Jason Taylor, Takeo Spikes, Brian Westbrook, Ross Tucker, Jon Ritchie, NFL coach Kevin Gilbride, and longtime NFL athletic trainer Mike Ryan.
NBC SPORTS SUPER BOWL FAN CHALLENGE
NBC Sports will send two lucky fans to Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz., with the NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge, as part of its multi-platform promotion leading up to the game on Sunday, Feb. 1, on NBC.
Through Jan. 6, fans visited the NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge and completed weekly challenges for a chance to win the grand prize - VIP access and two (2) tickets to Super Bowl XLIX, as well as hotel and airfare accommodations.
NBCSN SUNDAY SPORTS REPORT - SUNDAY NIGHTS, 11:30 P.M. ET
NBCSN Sunday Sports Report, a new, weekly, one-hour program that showcases the news and highlights of the sports properties that are carried by NBC Sports Group, airs every Sunday night at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Hosted by Liam McHugh, NBCSN Sunday Sports Report goes in-depth into the high-profile sports properties that primarily air on NBC and NBCSN, including the Olympics, NFL, NASCAR, NHL, Premier League, golf, Triple Crown horse racing, Notre Dame Football, Formula One, IndyCar and more.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio surrounds the 2014 NFL season with daily coverage on 439 radio affiliates, highlighted by ProFootballTalk Live with Mike Florio, a new three-hour football-focused program featuring Mike Florio, creator of ProFootballTalk on NBCSports.com and co-host of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN; 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.
To listen to a live stream of NBC Sports Radio, or find your local affiliate, visit www.NBCSportsRadio.com
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NFL markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, surrounds the 2014 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most in more than 43 million U.S. households.
2014 NFL PLAYOFFS ON NBC
Following is NBC's remaining 2014 NFL playoff telecast schedule.
2014 NBC NFL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
DATE WEEK MATCHUP
Sat., Jan. 10 Divisional Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots
Sun., Feb. 1 Super Bowl XLIX AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion
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