Sixth Season of 'Thursday Night Football' Kicks Off With Raiders-Chargers Nov. 10 on NFL Network

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November 9th, 2011

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NFL NETWORK & NFL.COM PROGRAMMING NOTES (11/9 – 11/15)

 

SIXTH SEASON OF THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL KICKS OFF WITH RAIDERS-CHARGERS NOVEMBER 10 AT 8:00 PM ET

 

Chargers QB Philip Rivers Sits Down with Deion Sanders on Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears Pregame Show at 6:00 PM ET

 

Feature on Bears KR/WR Devin Hester on NFL GameDay Morning Sunday, November 13 at 9:00 AM ET

 

Life & Legacy of Raiders Owner Al Davis Profiled on A Football Life Friday, November 11 at 10:00 PM ET

 

 

Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears – Thursday at 6:00 PM ET; San Diego Chargers Host Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football at 8:00 PM ET

 

The sixth season of NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football kicks off when quarterback Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers (4-4) host Carson Palmer and the Oakland Raiders (4-4) in an AFC West division matchup Thursday, November 10 at 8:00 PM ET.

 

Brad Nessler provides the play-by-play and Mike Mayock serves as game analyst in the debut of NFL Network’s new Thursday Night Football announcing booth. Alex Flanagan provides reports from the sideline for the second consecutive season.

 

Coverage begins with the Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears pregame show at 6:00 PM ET.

 

Hall of Famer Michael Irvin joins host Rich Eisen and analysts Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk and Deion Sanders on the Thursday Night Kickoff pregame show live from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, while host Kara Henderson and analysts Kurt Warner, Sterling Sharpe and Jay Glazer provide additional analysis from Los Angeles.

 

The two-hour pregame show includes:

 

  • Deion Sanders 1-on-1 interview with Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers
  • Excerpt from upcoming documentary Al Davis: A Football Life
  • Mike Mayock shows us what’s really wrong with Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers
  • Deion Sanders unveils the Top 5 plays for the Raiders and Chargers in a special road edition of ‘Let’s Go Primetime’
  • Kurt Warner explains why Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is struggling
  • Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin debate whether Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was given his big contract prematurely

 

Following the game, the Kay Jewelers Postgame Show recaps the matchup with analysis from the on-site team of Eisen, Mariucci, Faulk, Sanders and Irvin. Hosts Henderson and Andrew Siciliano are joined by analysts Warner, Dukes and Willie McGinest on a postgame edition of NFL Total Access.

 

NFL Network 2011 Thursday Night Football Schedule (all game times are 8:00 PM ET)

 

Thursday, November 17 – New York Jets at Denver Broncos

Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving) – San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens

Thursday, December 1 – Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks

Thursday, December 8 – Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

Thursday, December 15 – Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons

Saturday, December 17 – Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Thursday, December 22 – Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts

 

 

THIS WEEK ON NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: Chicago Bears KR/WR Devin Hester is Interviewed by NFL Network Analyst Michael Irvin

 

Sunday is GameDay, beginning with NFL GameDay Morning at 9:00 AM ET. Join host Rich Eisen and analysts Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin on the first and most comprehensive pregame show on television, taking viewers straight up to kickoff with the latest news, injury reports, pregame analysis, exclusive interviews and game previews.

 

This week, NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin interviews Chicago Bears kick returner/wide receiver Devin Hester in a special feature to examine what makes the electrifying Hester the greatest return man in the history of the NFL.

 

Additionally, NFL Network reporter Steve Cyphers examines the surprising 6-2 Cincinnati Bengals, who enter Week 10 of the season atop the AFC North.

 

Also featured on NFL GameDay Morning:

 

  • The NFL GameDay Morning crew examines the tight division races in the AFC East, AFC North, AFC West & NFC South
  • Can the Giants quarterback Eli Manning continue playing at this level?
  • Is New England’s era of dominance over?
  • Could quarterback Tim Tebow and the Broncos win the AFC West?
  • Should the Green Bay Packers worry about their defense?
  • At 3-5, are the Philadelphia Eagles done?

 

NFL Network reporters will provide pre-game news and interviews from the following games:

 

  • Albert Breer reports from Atlanta for Saints-Falcons
  • Steve Cyphers reports from Cincinnati for Steelers-Bengals
  • Stacey Dales reports from Kansas City for Broncos-Chiefs
  • Michelle Beisner reports from Dallas for Bills-Cowboys

 

 

Life & Legacy of NFL Icon Al Davis Detailed on NFL Network’s Al Davis: A Football Life Friday, November 11 at 10:00 PM ET

 

NFL Network examines the life and legacy of the late Al Davis on Al Davis: A Football Life Friday, November 11 at 10:00 PM ET. The season finale of A Football Life offers a look into Davis’ six decades in professional football as an owner, team president, general manager, commissioner, head and assistant coach, and scout.

 

The one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary features previously unseen NFL Films interviews with Davis, and new interviews with former Raiders players Matt Millen, Willie Brown and George Atkinson, former Raiders front office executive Michael Lombardi and Yahoo! Sports football writer Michael Silver. Additional archived footage of John Madden, Tom Flores, Art Shell and Mike Shanahan is included.

 

For a look back on Davis’ appearance on “NFL Films Presents” with Steve Sabol, please click on the following link:

http://nflfilms.nfl.com/2011/11/08/al-davis-a-look-back/

 

To view the trailer for Al Davis: A Football Life, please click on the following link:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/a-football-life/09000d5d823c0a20/A-Football-Life-trailer-Al-Davis

 

 

THIS WEEK ON AROUND The League LIVE and NFL TOTAL ACCESS: TONIGHT – Interviews with Dolphins RB Reggie Bush & Bills RB Fred Jackson; ‘Open Locker Room’ with Buccaneers DB Ronde Barber & Texans WR Derrick Mason on NFL Total Access

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Wednesday, November 9

Around The League Live:

  • Dolphins RB Reggie Bush interview
  • Bills RB Fred Jackson interview
  • Melissa Stark reports from New York with the Jets
  • Lindsay Soto reports from Oakland
  • Steve Wyche reports from San Francisco

 

NFL Total Access:

  • Buccaneers DB Ronde Barber & Texans WR Derrick Mason on ‘Open Locker Room’

 

Thursday, November 10

Around The League Live: Thursday Night Football preview

  • Packers TE Jermichael Finley interview
  • Alex Flanagan, Steve Wyche and Stacey Dales report from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego
  • Melissa Stark reports from New York with the Giants
  • Albert Breer reports from New England

 

Friday, November 11

Around The League Live:

  • Steve Cyphers reports from Cincinnati
  • Jeff Darlington reports from New York with the Jets

 

Saturday, November 12

NFL Total Access:

  • Albert Breer reports from Atlanta
  • Stacey Dales reports from Kansas City
  • Steve Cyphers reports from Cincinnati
  • Michelle Beisner reports from Dallas
  • Jeff Darlington reports from New York with the Jets

 

 

Deion Sanders, Warren Sapp, Jamie Dukes & Willie McGinest on No Huddle TONIGHT at 10:00 PM ET

 

Deion Sanders, Warren Sapp, Jamie Dukes and Willie McGinest are featured this week on No Huddle tonight, November 9 at 10:00 PM ET for a roundtable discussion. The four will discuss the following topics:

 

  • What is wrong with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots?
  • Did quarterback Joe Flacco prove he has what it takes to lead the Baltimore Ravens deep into the playoffs?
  • Preview of the Thursday Night Football game between the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers, and the AFC East matchup between the New England Patriots and New York Jets

 

Below is a quote from this week’s edition of No Huddle:

 

“I look at the Jets and I think one thing: the bully is back.” – Warren Sapp on the New York Jets, who have won three consecutive games

 

“Philip Rivers, I picked him as one of the top 10 players in the NFL before the season started. I don’t know if he’s the same guy.” – Deion Sanders on Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers

 

 

Drew Brees, Dennis Miller, Jim Mora & Willie McGinest on The Rich Eisen Podcast Thursday, November 10 at 2:30 PM ET

 

The latest edition of The Rich Eisen Podcast airs on NFL Network Thursday, November 10 at 2:30 PM ET. It will be available for download on NFL.com and iTunes on Wednesday, November 9.

 

Quarterback of the 5-3 New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees, joins the podcast to discuss the team at the midway point in the season and following up a dominant victory over the Indianapolis Colts with a loss on the road to the previously winless St. Louis Rams two weeks ago.

 

Former Monday Night Football analyst and media personality Dennis Miller talks about the Baltimore Ravens’ victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers last week and the play of Giants quarterback Eli Manning, as well as a number of other topics making headlines in the NFL.

 

NFL Network analysts Jim Mora and Willie McGinest appear in-studio to examine the issues the New England Patriots have had on defense thus far and if the 7-1 San Francisco 49ers can maintain the high-level of play for the remainder of the season.

 

Additionally, NFL Network senior producer Bardia Shah-Rais discusses the sixth season of Thursday Night Football, which kicks off on Thursday, November 10 at 8:00 PM ET when the San Diego Chargers host the Oakland Raiders.

 

 

Baltimore Ravens & San Francisco 49ers in a Tie for No. 2 Spot Behind Green Bay Packers in NFL.com’s Week 10 Power Poll

 

The Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers are locked into a tie for the No. 2 spot behind the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in NFL.com’s Week 10 Power Poll.

 

With the Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 5 and the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 8, the AFC North is the most represented division in the Power Poll’s Top 10.

 

Below are the top 10 teams in the NFL.com Power Poll, with their previous week’s ranking listed in parentheses:

 

1. Green Bay Packers (1)

T-2. Baltimore Ravens (4)

T-2. San Francisco 49ers (3)

4. New York Giants (7)

5. Pittsburgh Steelers (2)

6. New Orleans Saints (8)

7. Detroit Lions (9)

8. Cincinnati Bengals (10)

9. Houston Texans (11)

10. New England Patriots (5)

 

To view the entire poll, visit:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d823e79c5/article/week-10-ravens-49ers-locked-in-tie-for-no-2-behind-packers?module=HP11_headline_stack

 

 

THIS WEEK ON PLAYBOOK

 

Friday 8:00 PM ET – AFC Playbook with Brian Baldinger, Joe Theismann, Matt Millen and Solomon Wilcots:

  • Joe Theismann on how Tom Brady can have success against the Jets defense
  • Quarterback Mark Sanchez explains the keys to success for the Jets passing game
  • Brian Billick film study on how Andy Dalton can keep the Bengals offense on schedule on third down to beat the Steelers
  • Why Tim Tebow could be in trouble against the Chiefs
  • 2:00 Warning – A look at the fantasy impact quarterbacks in the AFC

 

Friday 9:00 PM ET – NFC Playbook with Brian Baldinger, Joe Theismann, Matt Millen and Solomon Wilcots:

  • Joe Theismann on how Eli Manning can have a giant game against the 49ers
  • Brian Billick film study on how Drew Brees can use the play-action pass to attack Atlanta’s defense
  • How the Packers defense can keep Green Bay on the path to perfection
  • Why the Cowboys pass defense will struggle to stop Ryan Fitzpatrick
  • 2:00 Warning – A look at the fantasy impact running backs in the NFC South

 

 

DAY-BY-DAY PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE (all times listed are ET)

 

Wednesday, November 9

2:30 PM – NFL Replay: Green Bay Packers at San Diego Chargers – Week 9, 2011

4:00 PM – Tom Landry: A Football Life

5:00 PM – Around the League Live

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:00 PM – NFL Replay: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles – Week 9, 2011
9:30 PM – Sound FX: Week 9, 2011

10:00 PM – No Huddle

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Fantasy Live

12:30 AM – NFL Replay: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles – Week 9, 2011

2:00 AM – Sound FX: Week 9, 2011

2:30 AM – No Huddle

3:30 AM – NFL Films Presents: Art of Intimidation

 

Thursday, November 10

12 NOON – Sound FX: Week 9, 2011

12:30 PM – NFL Replay: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles – Week 9, 2011

2:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live

2:30 PM – The Rich Eisen Podcast

3:00 PM – No Huddle

4:00 PM – Around the League Live

6:00 PM – Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears – LIVE

8:00 PM – Thursday Night Football: Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers – LIVE

11:30 PM – Kay Jewelers Postgame

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Total Access

 

Friday, November 11

12 NOON – NFL’s Top 10: Football Factories

1:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Cornerback Tandems

2:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live

2:30 PM – NFL Films Presents: Here’s the Catch

3:00 PM – Sound FX: Rex Ryan

3:30 PM – Sound FX: Bill Belichick

4:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Backup Quarterbacks

5:00 PM – Around the League Live

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:00 PM – Playbook: AFC

9:00 PM – Playbook: NFC

10:00 PM – Al Davis: A Football Life – DEBUT 

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Fantasy Live

12:30 AM – Al Davis: A Football Life 

1:30 AM – Playbook: AFC

2:30 AM – Playbook: NFC

3:30 AM – Sound FX: Week 9, 2011

 

Saturday, November 12

9:00 AM – NFL Films Presents: Here’s the Catch

9:30 AM – Sound FX: Week 9, 2011

10:00 AM – No Huddle

11:00 AM – Playbook: AFC

12:00 NOON – Playbook: NFC

1:00 PM – Sound FX: Week 9, 2011

1:30 PM – The Rich Eisen Podcast

2:00 PM – No Huddle

3:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Linebacking Corps

4:00 PM – NFLs’ Top 10: Overtime Finishes

5:00 PM – Playbook: AFC

6:00 PM – Playbook: NFC

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:30 PM – Sound FX: Week 9, 2011

9:00 PM – Al Davis: A Football Life

10:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Raiders

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

12:30 AM – The Rich Eisen Podcast

1:00 AM – NFL’s Top 10: Raiders

2:00 AM – Al Davis: A Football Life

 

Sunday, November 13

9:00 AM – NFL GameDay Morning

1:00 PM – NFL GameDay Statzone

4:00 PM – NFL GameDay Scoreboard

7:30 PM – NFL GameDay Highlights

11:30 PM – NFL GameDay Final

 

Monday, November 14

1:00 PM – Around the League Live

6:00 PM – Up to the Minute

6:30 PM – The Coaches Show

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:30 PM – The Coaches Show

9:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Games with Names

10:00 PM – The Coaches Show

10:30 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Defenses

11:30 PM – NFL Total Access Monday Night Football Presser

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Total Access Monday Night Football Review

 

Tuesday, November 15

12 NOON – Top 100 Greatest Players: #10-1

1:00 PM – America’s Game: 1997 Denver Broncos

2:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live

2:30 PM – Sound FX: Bill Parcells

3:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Receiving Corps

4:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Toughest Acts to Follow

5:00 PM – Around the League Live

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:00 PM – NFL Replay: TBD

9:30 PM – NFL Replay: TBD

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Fantasy Live

12:30 AM – NFL Replay: TBD

2:00 AM – NFL Replay: TBD

3:30 AM – Sound FX: Bill Parcells

 
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