2011 "NFL on FOX" TV Schedule; Season Kicks off September 11th

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April 19th, 2011

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2011 NFL ON FOX SEASON KICKS OFF SEPT. 11th

Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers Featured 10 Times Including Thanksgiving Day Clash with the Detroit Lions

Bears and Buccaneers Headline London Matchup on Sunday, October 23

NFL on FOX Looks to Build on Last Year’s Record-Setting Season With

Playoff Teams Making 70 Appearances on 2011 Schedule

New York – The 18th season of the NFL on FOX premieres Sunday, Sept. 11 with doubleheader coverage of seven games including an NFC East showdown between Eli Manning’s New York Giants and the Washington Redskins.   Week 1 action begins with a clash between last season’s NFC South Champion Atlanta Falcons led by Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan traveling to Soldier Field to face the reigning NFC North Champion Chicago Bears.

 

At present, FOX Sports is scheduled to broadcast 108 regular-season games, including nine editions of AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK (NFL on FOX’s national doubleheader window) and the traditional Thanksgiving Day game this year featuring Aaron Rodgers and the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers against the Detroit Lions.

 

On Sunday, Oct. 23, FOX Sports heads to the United Kingdom for a special presentation as the Bears take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  This is the fifth time an NFL game has been played in London, and the second time FOX Sports has broadcast a game overseas.  The 4:00 PM ET game anchoring the doubleheader coverage features the Packers traveling to Minnesota to face the Vikings in an NFC North rivalry game.

 

Viewers can look forward to many exciting matchups on the NFL on FOX schedule including the Sunday, Sept. 25 rematch of the NFC Championship game between the Packers and the Bears.  Other key dates include two clashes in Foxboro beginning on Sunday, Oct. 16 with Tony Romo and the Cowboys taking on Tom Brady’s Patriots followed by a Week 9 matchup on Sunday, Nov. 6 between the Giants and New England.  As the regular season reaches its final stretch, FOX Sports heads to New Meadowlands Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 4 as the Packers visit the Giants followed by a Week 16 marquee doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 24 starting with a New York showdown between the Giants and Jets followed by Michael Vick leading the Philadelphia Eagles into Dallas in a game that could have a pivotal impact on the NFC playoff picture.

 

Each week, coverage begins with FOX NFL SUNDAY (12:00-1:00 PM ET/9:00-10:00 AM PT), America’s most-watched pregame show for 17-straight seasons. Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee return as co-hosts alongside analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan, NFL insider Jay Glazer and comedian Frank Caliendo. Since its premiere in September 1994, FOX NFL SUNDAY has won 20 Emmy Awards for its production and personalities, including four for Outstanding Studio Show.

 

The 2010 NFL season was one for the record books for FOX Sports. The regular season averaged 20.1 million viewers, surpassing the previous NFL on FOX record of 19.1 million set in 2009 by a million viewers.  In household ratings, the NFL on FOX 2010 season averaged an 11.8/24, its best rating in 15 years (12.5/29 in 1995).  FOX Sports once again out-rated all other NFL rightsholders including The League’s prime-time over-the-air package.  FOX Sports holds the distinction of being home to the No. 1 television program in the country (AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK) and the NFL’s top pregame (FOX NFL SUNDAY) and postgame (THE OT) shows.

 

All NFL on FOX games are produced and broadcast in state-of-the-art HD beginning with three preseason broadcasts in August straight through coverage of the NFC’s postseason.

 

The 2011 NFL on FOX season includes 70 appearances of last season’s playoff teams, including 10 games featuring the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers.  The NFC West Champion Seattle Seahawks and the NFC Wild Card New Orleans Saints each play 11 games on FOX, while the Bears and Giants play 10 and the Falcons, Eagles and Cowboys are each scheduled for nine games.

 

Once the playoff teams are determined, the NFL on FOX presents exclusive live postseason coverage, including an NFC Wild Card Game on Sunday, Jan. 8, the NFC Divisional Playoffs, Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15, and the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22.

 

The NFL on FOX’s 18th season of coverage begins with three prime-time preseason contests beginning on Friday, Aug. 12 (8:00 PM ET) with the defending AFC West Champion Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  That game is followed up by back-to-back night coverage in Week 2.  Michael Vick and the Eagles travel to Heinz Field on Thursday, Aug. 18 (8:00 PM ET) to take on Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers.  FOX Sports keeps it rolling the next night with Matt Ryan and the reigning NFC South Champion Atlanta Falcons heading to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars on Friday, Aug. 19 (8:00 PM ET).

 

Following is a complete list of games on the 2011 NFL on FOX regular and postseason broadcast schedules.

2011 NFL ON FOX BROADCAST SCHEDULE

(ALL TIMES ET)

Sunday, September 11
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM                      Atlanta Falcons at Chicago Bears

Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Philadelphia Eagles at St. Louis Rams

 

4:15 PM                      New York Giants at Washington Redskins

Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

Minnesota Vikings at San Diego Chargers

 

Sunday, September 18

1:00 PM                      Arizona Cardinals at Washington Redskins

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints

Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers

 

4:05 PM                      Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

 

Sunday, September 25

(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM                      New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings

San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals

 

4:15 PM                      Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

Sunday, October 2

1:00 PM                      Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys

San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles

Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears

Washington Redskins at St. Louis Rams

New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars

Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs

 

4:05 PM                      New York Giants at Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks

 

Sunday, October 9

1:00 PM                      Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants

Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers

Philadelphia Eagles at Buffalo Bills

 

4:05 PM                      Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers

 

Sunday, October 16

(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM                      Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins

San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions

St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers

Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons

 

4:15 PM                      Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

Sunday, October 23

(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM                      Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions

Washington Redskins at Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (London)

Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns

 

4:15 PM                      St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

 

Sunday, October 30

1:00 PM                      Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers

New Orleans Saints at St. Louis Rams

Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens

 

4:05 PM                      Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos

Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills (Toronto)

 

Sunday, November 6

(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM                      Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys

San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

Atlanta Falcons at Indianapolis Colts

 

4:15 PM                      New York Giants at New England Patriots

Green Bay Packers at San Diego Chargers

St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals

 

Sunday, November 13*

(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM                      Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons

Washington Redskins at Miami Dolphins

St. Louis Rams at Cleveland Browns

 

4:15 PM                      New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers

 

Sunday, November 20*

1:00 PM                      Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins

Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers

 

4:05 PM                      Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams

 

Thursday, November 24 (THANKSGIVING DAY)

12:30 PM                    Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Sunday, November 27*

1:00 PM                      Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons

Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams

Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans

 

4:05 PM                      Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks

Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders

Sunday, December 4*

(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM                      Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Atlanta Falcons at Houston Texans

 

4:15 PM                      Green Bay Packers at New York Giants

Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals

St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers

 

Sunday, December 11*

1:00 PM                      Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

Philadelphia Eagles at Miami Dolphins

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars

New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans

 

4:05 PM                      San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos

 

Sunday, December 18*

1:00 PM                      Washington Redskins at New York Giants

Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings

Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans

Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs

 

4:05 PM                      Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders

 

Saturday, December 24

(FOX NFL SATURDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM                      New York Giants at New York Jets

Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers

Arizona Cardinals at Cincinnati Bengals

St. Louis Rams at Pittsburgh Steelers

 

4:15 PM                      Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

 

Sunday, January 1*

(FOX NFL SUNDAY & CBS Doubleheader)

1:00 PM                      Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints

San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams

 

4:15 PM                      Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

NFC Wild Card Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

NFC Divisional Playoff Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

NFC Divisional Playoff Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

NFC Championship Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

 

 
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