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MATT SCHAUB, J.J. WATT & THE HOUSTON TEXANS TRAVEL TO SAN FRANCISCO TO TAKE ON COLIN KAEPERNICK & THE 49ERS ON
FinalGame at Candlestick Park
Coverage Begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
FNIA Coach’s Clicker Tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NFL Turning Point Tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Pro Football Talk Weeknights at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Stamford, Conn. – October 2, 2013 – Matt Schaub, J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans (2-2) travel to Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif., to take on Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers (2-2) on Sunday, in the finalgame at Candlestick Park (pending flexible scheduling). Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling Texans-49ers is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 28th season asof the NFL’s premier primetime package; 14-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his four seasons in the booth; and Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning coordinating producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff. Sunday Night Football has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series for five consecutive years.
Football Night In America, the most-watched pre-game show in sports, is hosted by 25-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif. Costas will be joined on site by Michaels, Collinsworth, and two-timewinner Hines Ward.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC’s famed Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Patrick will be joined by-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time winner Rodney Harrison, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and longtime NFL front office veteran and former NFL Executive of the Year Scott Pioli. Alex Flanagan will report from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on the Broncos-Cowboys game.
AL MICHAELS AT CANDLESTICK PARK
Sunday night’s broadcast will be the 26th primetime football game Michaels has called from Candlestick Park. In addition to calling NFL games at Candlestick, Michaels was also on site at the stadium for the 1989, and was nominated for a News Emmy for his earthquake coverage from San Francisco. Michaels was also the San Francisco Giants’ radio play-by-play voice from 1974-76.
TEXANS-49ERS PREVIEW VIDEO:
Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison preview Texans-49ers: http://www.nbcsports.com/football/nfl/snf-week-5-preview-texans-49ers
Harrison on Texans QB Matt Schaub: “In the first half, he plays with confidence. In the second half, and in particular in the fourth quarter, it seems like he is timid. That’s when you need to start playing more aggressive and start believing in yourself. I don’t like what he’s doing in the fourth quarter.”
Dungy on 49ers RB Frank Gore: “Gore is definitely the straw for this team. They’ve got to give him the ball. I think you get enamored with Colin Kaepernick, but they’ve got to run Frank Gore to set up their offense.”
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
For the sixth consecutive season, the entire Sunday Night Football schedule will be streamed live online. NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops and tablets, will stream all SNF games televised on NBC. The video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcast of SNF, and will include additional camera angles and interactive features.
NBC Sports Live 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.
In addition, online coverage features in-game analysis from the Sunday Night Football and Football Night In America teams as well as fantasy tips from Rotoworld fantasy experts.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for tablets is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod , and on select tablet devices within Google Play.
In addition to Sunday Night Football and Football Night In America, NBC Sports Group’s NFL coverage also includes digital content and social media extensions that are available online, as well as NFL-related shoulder programming on NBCSN.
NEW EPISODES OF FNIA COACH’S CLICKER AND NFL TURNING POINT AIR TONIGHT ON NBCSN
NBCSN’s in-depth coverage of the 2013 NFL season continues tonight with new episodes of FNIA Coach’s Clicker at 6:30 p.m. ET and NFL Turning Point at 10 p.m. ET.
FNIA Coach’s Clicker, NBCSN’s new weekly half-hour NFL studio show that dovetails off of Football Night in America, will provide an in-depth Xs-and-Os preview of the biggest games coming up in Week 5 of the season. FNIA Coach’s Clicker host Liam McHugh will be joined by-winning head coach Tony Dungy and two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, who will preview this week’s Sunday Night Football matchup between the Houston Texans-San Francisco 49ers. In addition, Dungy and Harrison will look ahead to this Sunday’s matchup between the Patriots-Bengals, Saints-Bears, and Ravens-Dolphins.
FNIA Coach’s Clicker also dissects the play of J.J. Watt and what makes him such a significant presence on defense. In addition, Dungy and Harrison analyze the play of Colts QB Andrew Luck and Seahawks QB Russell Wilson in the Red Zone.
NFL Turning Point, hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, will take a look back at Week 4 in the NFL and focus on the crucial “turning point” moments that ultimately defined the outcome of the Seahawks–Texans and Patriots-Falcons.
This week’s episode of NFL Turning Point will also include two spotlight features. The first looks at Broncos QB Peyton Manning, and analyzes how and why he has been so dominant during his first two seasons in Denver. NFL Turning Point also studies the Chiefs defense and how the unit played against the Giants this past Sunday. The segment is highlighted by in-game audio from Chiefs S Eric Berry.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL DIGITAL AND SOCIAL COVERAGE
This season, NBC Sports Group is utilizing its wide array of digital and social assets to provide fans with more behind-the-scenes content of Sunday Night Football than ever before. New additions to NBC Sports Group’s SNF coverage include Sunday Night Football-All Access and The Sunday Night Football, as well as continued comprehensive coverage via NBC Sports Group’s social media channels. Click here for full details of NBC Sports Group’s SNF digital and social coverage.
SNF ON TWITTER
Each week @SNFonNBC will promote a guest player who will live tweet during the Sunday Night Football broadcast on NBC. On Sunday, October 6, former 49ers and Texans QB Jeff Garcia @JeffGarciaJGFA will be the guest player.
NBC SPORTS GROUP NFL PROGRAMMING
In addition to NFL Turning Point and FNIA Coach’s Clicker, NBC Sports Group boasts a wide array of NFL programming each week that will highlight topical NFL news, provide in-depth coverage of each week’s biggest games, and deliver expert analysis of the fantasy football world.
PRO FOOTBALL TALK – WEEKNIGHTS AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Pro Football Talk, NBCSN’s daily NFL studio show co-hosted by Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias, provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, engaging features, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide array of NFL newsmakers. The show regularly features a roster of NBC Sports football commentators, including Rodney Harrison, Hines Ward, Doug Flutie, Ross Tucker, Peter King, and Scott Pioli.
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVE – TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS AT 6:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Building off of Yahoo! Sports’ popular Sunday live streaming show, Fantasy Football Live on NBCSN combines the best fantasy football expertise from Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports. Hosted by NBC Sports’ Erik Kuselias, Fantasy Football Live features a mix of Yahoo! Sports, NBC Sports, and Rotoworld fantasy experts, including NBC Sports’ Shaun King, and Yahoo! Sports’ Brad Evans and Brandon Funston. Yahoo! Sports' Melanie Collins will host the digital show. Rotoworld’s Kay Adams will be a regular contributor for the show across both platforms. A subsequent, digital-only version of Fantasy Football Live is available from 7-7:30 p.m. ET through video-on-demand across web and mobile devices on both Yahoo! Sports and NBCSports.com. Click here for more information on Fantasy Football Live.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio will surround the 2013 NFL season with daily coverage on 339 radio affiliates, highlighted by McNabb and Malone; an all-sports show that leverages the unique perspective of two former NFL quarterbacks, and Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison.
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NFL markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, will surround the 2013 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most in more than 50 million U.S. households.
SNF NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION FOR TWO YEARS RUNNING:
In 2012-13 Sunday Night Football on NBC finished the regular television season as the No. 1 show in primetime (Viewers 2+ and all key adult and male demos), based on Nielsen live + same day data and all 19 SNF telecasts. 2012-13 was the second straight television season, and only the second time on record, that a sports series has been the most-watched show of the primetime TV season. (2011-12, SNF on NBC). Sunday Night Football has also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series in each of the last five years. The critically acclaimed Football Night In America, which precedes Sunday Night Football, airs each week at 7 p.m. ET and is the most watched pre-game show in sports. Click here for full ratings info from 2012-13 season.
2013 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBC will broadcast 19 primetime NFL games during the 2013 season, including NBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game, featuring the heated AFC North rivalry Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens.
|2013 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Sun. Oct. 6||Week 5||Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers|
|Sun. Oct. 13||Week 6||Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys|
|Sun. Oct. 20||Week 7||Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts|
|Sun. Oct. 27||Week 8||Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings|
|Sun. Nov. 3||Week 9||Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans|
|Sun. Nov. 10||Week 10||Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints|
|*Sun. Nov. 17||Week 11||Green Bay Packers at New York Giants|
|*Sun. Nov. 24||Week 12||Denver Broncos at New England Patriots|
|**Thurs. Nov. 28||Week 13||Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens|
|*Sun. Dec. 1||Week 13||New York Giants at Washington Redskins|
|*Sun. Dec. 8||Week 14||Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers|
|*Sun. Dec. 15||Week 15||Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|*Sun. Dec. 22||Week 16||New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens|
|*Sun. Dec. 29||Week 17||TBA|