Drew Brees Looks to Break Johnny Unitas' Record for Consecutive Games With a Touchdown Pass on 'Sunday Night Football'

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October 2nd, 2012

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DREW BREES LOOKS TO BREAK JOHNNY UNITAS' RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A TOUCHDOWN PASS, ON Sunday Night Football

 

 

Coverage Begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET

 

Sunday Night Football Extra to Live Stream Chargers-Saints on NBCSports.com

 

NFL Turning Point Airs Tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and Features Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan and Cam Newton

 

Pro Football Talk Weekdays at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network Featuring Mike Florio

 

 

NEW YORK – October 2, 2012 – Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers (3-1) travel to New Orleans to take on Drew Brees and the Saints (0-4) on Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins Sunday with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET.

 

All eyes will be on Brees, as the Saints quarterback attempts to break one of the NFL’s most historic marks. With a touchdown pass against the Chargers, his former team, Brees will break Johnny Unitas’ record of 47 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass.

 

Calling Chargers-Saints is six-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 27th season as The Voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 13-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his three seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, who, last year in her first season with SNF, won the inaugural Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Reporter.

 

Football Night in America is hosted by 23-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Costas will be joined on site by Michaels, Collinsworth and Hines Ward, the former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Super Bowl MVP and newest addition to NBC Sports’ NFL team.

 

Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC's Studio 8G at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday night. Patrick is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network and NBCSports.com. Carolyn Manno will report from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on the Broncos-Patriots game.

 

 

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10/2/2012 03:46

 

DREW BREES LOOKS TO BREAK JOHNNY UNITAS' RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A TOUCHDOWN PASS, ON SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

 

 

Coverage Begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET

 

Sunday Night Football Extra to Live Stream Chargers-Saints on NBCSports.com

 

NFL Turning Point Airs Tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and Features Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan and Cam Newton

 

Pro Football Talk Weekdays at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network Featuring Mike Florio

 

 

NEW YORK – October 2, 2012 – Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers (3-1) travel to New Orleans to take on Drew Brees and the Saints (0-4) on Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins Sunday with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET.

 

All eyes will be on Brees, as the Saints quarterback attempts to break one of the NFL’s most historic marks. With a touchdown pass against the Chargers, his former team, Brees will break Johnny Unitas’ record of 47 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass.

 

Calling Chargers-Saints is six-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 27th season as The Voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 13-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his three seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, who, last year in her first season with SNF, won the inaugural Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Reporter.

 

Football Night in America is hosted by 23-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Costas will be joined on site by Michaels, Collinsworth and Hines Ward, the former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Super Bowl MVP and newest addition to NBC Sports’ NFL team.

 

Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC's Studio 8G at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday night. Patrick is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network and NBCSports.com. Carolyn Manno will report from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on the Broncos-Patriots game.

 

PREVIEW VIDEO:

 

 

Michaels and Collinsworth on Chargers vs. Saints

 

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/22825103/vp/49235615#49235615

 

Patrick, Dungy and Harrison on Chargers vs. Saints:

 

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/22825103/vp/49235267#49235267

 

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SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL EXTRA

 

 

SNF EXTRA: For the fifth consecutive season, the entire Sunday Night Football schedule is streamed live on NBCSports.com. The video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcast of SNF, and will include additional camera angles and interactive features.

 

Sunday Night Football 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.

 

SNF Extra includes expert analysis, including fantasy tips from Rotoworld fantasy experts as well as in-game chats and analysis from Mike Florio. Additionally SNF Extra employs online-only in-game analysis from the Sunday Night Football and Football Night in America teams.

 

 

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ALL-ACCESS. ALL SEASON LONG: For the third straight season, NBCSports.com is providing a destination for fans dedicated to behind-the-scenes content of Sunday Night Football. SNF All-Access includes exclusive photos of the Sunday Night Football production, look-ins on SNF production meetings, Michele Tafoya interviews with key NFL players and a weekly notebook and conversations with SNF talent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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