via press release:
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AT 8:00 PM ET ON NFL NETWORK
Head Coach Andy Reid Returns to Philadelphia
Deion Sanders’ 1-on-1 Interview with Eagles QB Michael Vick on ‘Craftsman Presents NFL Total Access Kickoff’ Pregame Show at 6:00 PM ET
The eighth season of NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football continues this week when Kansas City head coach Andy Reid returns to Philadelphia as the Chiefs face new head coach Chip Kelly and the Eagles Thursday, September 19 at 8:00 PM ET. Reid was the head coach of the Eagles for 14 seasons, amassing 130 wins (most in franchise history), six NFC East division titles and five NFC Championship Game appearances.
Play-by-play announcer Brad Nessler and two-time Emmy-nominated analyst Mike Mayock return to the Thursday Night Football broadcast booth for their third season and are joined by Alex Flanagan, who enters her fourth year as the sideline reporter.
NFL Network’s Craftsman Presents NFL Total Access Kickoff pregame show is live from the stadium starting at 6:00 PM ET. Host Rich Eisen is joined by Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin, and former head coach Steve Mariucci. Reporters Alex Flanagan and Stacey Dales provide pregame news reports from the locker rooms and interviews with players and coaches, while NFL Media’s national insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Media’s Mike Silver are on-location with the latest news from around the NFL.
Featured on the pregame show this week:
- Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb joins the set to discuss playing for Andy Reid and the Eagles retiring his jersey
- The Craftsman Presents NFL Total Access Kickoff pregame crew discusses Andy Reid’s legacy in Philadelphia, and how quarterback Alex Smith has been reborn under him in Kansas City
- How does Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly’s offense work?
- Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk debate if quarterback Robert Griffin III gives the Washington Redskins the best chance to win right now
NFL Network analysts on Chiefs-Eagles:
– “Andy Reid is coming to Philadelphia with a better team [this year] than he had last year.” – Marshall Faulk on Kansas City head coach Andy Reid
– “No one can cover LeSean McCoy out of the backfield, one-on-one in this league. Get him the ball at all costs.” – Deion Sanders on Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy
Last week’s Thursday Night Football opener between the New York Jets and New England Patriots delivered a 5.5 US HH rating (8.8 Cvg HH rating) and was watched by an average of 8.8 million viewers (not including over-the-air stations in New York and New England) – ranking it as the highest-rated and most-watched opener in the eight seasons of Thursday Night Football. Additionally, as the No. 1 US HH rated program that night (9/12) it was Thursday’s most-watched program among all shows on broadcast and cable television, out-delivering CBS’ Big Brother and Fox’s The X-Factor.
International award-winning actress and recording artist Priyanka Chopra’s track “In My City” is the new theme for Thursday Night Football. This is Chopra’s second year being featured on NFL Network as last season she kicked off the Thursday Night Football pregame show.
Eisen, Faulk, Sanders, Irvin, Mariucci, Rapoport and Silver provide additional analysis on the Lexus Halftime Show and the postgame show. Following the game, hosts Dan Hellie and Amber Theoharis, and NFL Network analysts Darren Sharper and Willie McGinest will deliver a postgame edition of NFL Total Access live from NFL Network’s studios in Los Angeles.
Thursday Night Football on NFL.com/NFL Mobile
Each week starting at 8:00 PM ET, NFL.com Live: Thursday Night Football returns as the true companion for NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football. New this season, the live look-ins on NFL.com Live: Thursday Night Football feature exclusive coaches’ angles, which include the “All-22,” “High End Zone” and Cable Cam angles. Additionally, the NFL Digital Media production will provide its own play-by-play and analysis for the first time, with Matt “Money” Smith on the call and Solomon Wilcots as analyst. Rebecca Haarlow will be live on-location providing sideline commentary to the broadcast.
From the NFL Network studios, Elliot Harrison is joined alongside analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks to provide instant studio analysis to live game action. Dave Dameshek and Crystina Poncher will be NFL.com Live: Thursday Night Football’s social media correspondents, and various NFL Network analysts will join the broadcast throughout the season. To watch each NFL.com Live: Thursday Night Football broadcast, visit NFL.com.
TNF Xtra is a free, downloadable feature on the NFL Mobile app, which offers a comprehensive second-screen companion to NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football broadcast. TNF Xtra is live at 7:30 PM ET each Thursday during NFL Network’s 13-game broadcast schedule, and features live video updates from sideline reporter Rebecca Haarlow, social media integration, trivia and polls throughout the game, relevant historical facts, statistics and profiles, and instant photos live from the game. Visit NFL.com/xtra on your mobile device to download NFL Mobile.
Kansas City Chiefs at Philadelphia Eagles
|TEAMS:||CHIEFS (2-0)||EAGLES (1-1)|
|ANNOUNCERS||Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (game analyst); Alex Flanagan (sideline)|
|PREGAME (6:00 PM ET)||Craftsman Presents NFL Total Access Kickoff In Philadelphia: Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan, Ian Rapoport, Mike Silver|
|PRE-KICK (8:00 PM ET)||KFC Prekick ShowBrad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan, Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Stacey Dales|
|HALFTIME||Lexus Halftime ShowRich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan, Ian Rapoport, Mike Silver|
|POSTGAME||Postgame ShowRich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan
NFL Total Access Postgame Show
In-studio: Dan Hellie, Amber Theoharis, Darren Sharper, Willie McGinest
|WHERE TO WATCH||NFL NetworkCheck your local cable listings
NFL.com Live: Thursday Night Football
NFL Mobile Presented by Verizon
|LOCAL OTA SIMULCAST*||NBC Ch. 41 (KSHB) – Kansas City||ABC Ch. 6 (WPVI) – Philadelphia|