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“FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” PREVIEW – WEEK 5
BOB COSTAS INTERVIEWS SAINTS QB DREW BREES & CHARGERS TE ANTONIO GATES
“Those guys are as big a part of this record as anyone.” – Drew Brees to Bob Costas on why he requested that Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt attend tonight’s game
“I’m still in the moment. I’m still playing. It hasn’t even dawned on me.” – Antonio Gates to Bob Costas on being a potential Hall of Fame TE
NEW YORK – October 7, 2012 – Bob Costas interviewed New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates for tonight’s Week 5 edition of Football Night in America, which will preview Chargers-Saints, and also include highlights, analysis and reaction to earlier Week 5 games.
Football Night will also air a feature on how the city of New Orleans is handling the team’s 0-4 start. The feature includes interviews with Bobby Hebert, a former Saints QB; John Besh, owner and executive chef of New Orleans’ August restaurant; and Kermit Ruffins, a New Orleans native, jazz trumpeter, singer and composer.
Football Night, the most-watched pre-game studio show in sports, airs each Sunday at 7 p.m. ET with Costas hosting the program live from inside the stadium. He will be joined on site by Sunday Night Football commentators Al Michaels (play-by-play) and Cris Collinsworth (analyst) as well as NBC NFL analyst Hines Ward for reaction to the afternoon games and to preview tonight’s match-up.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from Studio 8G at NBC's 30 Rockefeller Plaza studios and 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 ProFootballTalk on NBCSports.com. Carolyn Manno will report from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on the Broncos-Patriots game.