Opening game[ edit ] The first regular season game to be shown by NBC under this contract, between the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsburgh Steelersaired on September 7,followed by the first Sunday-night game — between the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants — on September 10, Flexible scheduling[ edit ] NBC Sunday Night Football is the beneficiary of the league's new flexible-scheduling system. Since the NFL now considers Sunday Night Football to be its featured game of the week, for the final seven weeks of the season seven of the final eight weeks during the, and seasons because of Christmas weekendthe NFL has the flexibility in selecting games that are more intriguing and typically have playoff implications to air on Sunday night. World Series conflicts[ edit ] In its first four seasons of Sunday night coverage, NBC took one week off in late October or early November, so as not to conflict with Fox 's coverage of baseball's World Series. In NBC did not air a game on October 22, which was the scheduled date for Game 2 of the World Series, but a potential conflict still existed on October 29 had the series gone seven games the conflict never arose, however, as the World Series ended in five games.
ET on NBC. Football Night in America: Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports since , will premiere on-site from Solder Field in Chicago this Thursday at p.
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Nine contests feature both clubs from the postseason. It was increased to 18 games in Packers-Bears is the most-played rivalry in NFL history, with the Kickoff game marking the th meeting between the clubs first game was Nov.
Coverage begins at p.
ET with a special edition of Football Night in America. Sunday Night Football kicks off on Sunday, Sept.
SNF has earned the honor 10 of the past 11 years. Both episodes feature dozens of interviews with high-profile players, coaches, and executives, as well as revealing insights and unique experiences.
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On Unbuttoned on Friday, Sept. The all-new Rotoworld Fantasy Football Draft Guide, which includes mobile optimization, an updated website design, and improved tools, is now available for purchase on Rotoworld. Readers can also now find Rotoworld player news and columns, and follow their favorite players and teams in the NBC Sports Scores app.
The two-hour PFT Live provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide variety of NFL newsmakers.
Fans get a look around each SNF city, as well as access inside the production trucks, the locker rooms, on the field, and on the sideline, as our social media producer captures the best photos of Sunday night and posts in real time.
ET and features special guests and content for casual and avid sports fans.
Game night coverage begins Thursday, Sept. In addition, the SNF Bus will also visit markets along the route without an SNF game on the schedule to give more fans a chance to join in on the experience.
The bus will arrive in each host city two to three days prior to the game, making stops at local landmarks and events before heading to the game site. For the first time ever, fans will be able to record content on the bus to share directly to their social platforms, with new experiences including augmented reality mirrors in the locker room and a green screen booth to replicate the iconic player intros in the SNF broadcast.
In addition, fan favorites returning to the bus include the official Player of the Game Ball signed at the end of every SNF matchup, a replica Football Night in America desk, and a brand new On Her Turf photo experience celebrating the power of every football fan.
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Thirteen NFL players, who have accounted for 31 Pro Bowl selections including 10 Pro Bowlers , four Super Bowl rings, and nine first-round draft picks, are in the show open. Sunday Night Football also ranked as the No.
SNF has earned the honor in 10 of the past 11 years.