2014 'NFL on Fox' Schedule Announced

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April 23rd, 2014

Super Bowl XVL - FOX Super Bowl Sunday Pre-Game Show

via press release:

21st NFL ON FOX SCHEDULE UNVEILED

San Francisco at Dallas Kicks Off AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK
Season Premiere on Sunday, Sept. 7

London is Calling – Twice: Atlanta Hosts Detroit in Earliest NFL Kickoff Ever;
Dallas Takes on Jacksonville in Week 10

New York & Los Angeles – On the heels of broadcasting Super Bowl XLVIII, the most-watched television show in U.S. history, and the most-watched NFL on FOX campaign since FOX began broadcasting NFL games in 1994, FOX Sports is set to present its 21st season of National Football League coverage.

It’s a season of firsts once the action gets underway as FOX Sports becomes the only NFL broadcaster to cover two games from London in the same season, the first of which features the earliest kickoff in NFL history. London contest number-one pits the Detroit Lions against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Oct. 26 live at 9:30 AM ET. Two weeks later on Sunday Nov. 9, Dallas takes on Jacksonville live in a traditional 1:00 PM ET window. Both games are played at London’s storied Wembley Stadium, and the 9:30 AM ET kickoff on Oct. 26 provides the NFL its first-ever regularly scheduled four-game Sunday.

The NFL on FOX is scheduled to broadcast 97 regular-season games, including the traditional Thanksgiving Day contest featuring a classic NFC East showdown as the defending division champion Philadelphia Eagles travel to Texas to Face Off against the rival Dallas Cowboys. The Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Seattle Seahawks make 10 appearances on FOX this season, while the NFC runner-up San Francisco 49ers and the NFC North Champion Green Bay Packers appear nine times each. The Eagles appear eight times, the NFC Wild Card winner New Orleans Saints are featured 10 times, and the NFC South Champion Carolina Panthers make the most appearances of any 2013 playoff squad with 11. In addition, three of the NFC’s traditional powers, the New York Giants (10), Cowboys (9) and Chicago Bears (9) are prominently featured in the 2014 NFL on FOX schedule.

Week 1 features strong AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK matchups anchored by Colin Kaepernick and the powerhouse San Francisco 49ers battling Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys from Arlington, Texas on Sunday, Sept. 7. Other standout AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK contests include Philadelphia at San Francisco in Week 4, Dallas at Seattle in Week 6, the New York Giants at Dallas Week 7, the Giants at Seattle Week 10, Seattle at Philadelphia Week 14 and San Francisco at Seattle Week 15. The Seahawks and Cowboys each appear on AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK as many as five times. The Eagles, 49ers and Giants appear on AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK as many as four times.

Each week, coverage begins with FOX NFL SUNDAY (12:00-1:00 PM ET/9:00-10:00 AM PT), America’s most-watched pregame show for 20 straight seasons. Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee return as co-hosts alongside analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan. Bradshaw, Menefee, Long, Johnson and Strahan are joined by NFL insider Jay Glazer and NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira. Since its premiere in September 1994, FOX NFL SUNDAY has won 20 Emmy Awards for its production and personalities, including four for Outstanding Studio Show.

Once playoff teams are determined, the NFL on FOX presents exclusive live postseason coverage, including an NFC Wild Card Game on Sunday, Jan. 4, the NFC Divisional Playoffs, Saturday, Jan. 10 and Sunday, Jan. 11 and culminating with the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 19.

The 2014 NFL on FOX season kicks off with a pair of exciting preseason matchups beginning Sunday, August 17 (8:00 PM ET), as Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs head to Carolina for a battle with Cam Newton and the Panthers. On Sunday, August 24 (4:00 PM ET), Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers head north to San Francisco to take on Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers from brand-new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., marking the venue’s first national television appearance.

The 2013 NFL on FOX regular season marked FOX Sports’ most-watched since the network began broadcasting NFL games in 1994, with an average of audience of 21.2 million viewers. AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK continued to rank as the most-watched show in television, and last season marked the program’s highest-rated and most-watched on record, averaging a sensational 15.9/29 with 27.2 million viewers. FOX Sports’ four most-watched NFL seasons have all come within the last four years, and last year’s NFL on FOX schedule averaged +19% higher rating over its performance five years ago and +21% higher than its delivery 10 years ago.

2014 NFL ON FOX BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(ALL TIMES ET)

Sunday, September 7
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
Washington Redskins at Houston Texans
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams

4:25 PM San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday, September 14

1:00 PM Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants
Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns

4:05 PM Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers
St. Louis Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday, September 21

1:00 PM Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Rams
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints

4:05 PM San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, September 28
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions at New York Jets
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers

4:25 PM Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings

Sunday, October 5*

1:00 PM Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants
Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers
St. Louis Rams at Philadelphia Eagles
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions

4:05 PM Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos

Sunday, October 12*
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons
Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals

4:25 PM Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks
Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, October 19*
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers
New Orleans Saints at Detroit Lions
Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens
Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills

4:25 PM New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders

Sunday, October 26*

9:30 AM Detroit Lions at Atlanta Falcons (London)

1:00 PM Chicago Bears at New England Patriots
St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs
Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers

4:05 PM Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, November 2*

1:00 PM Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys
Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans
Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns

4:05 PM St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday, November 9*
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints
Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars (London)
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4:25 PM New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, November 16**
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins
Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs

4:25 PM Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, November 23**

1:00 PM Detroit Lions at New England Patriots
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears

4:05 PM Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
St. Louis Rams at San Diego Chargers

Thursday, November 27 (THANKSGIVING DAY)

4:30 PM Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, November 30**

1:00 PM New Orleans Saints at Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins at Indianapolis Colts
New York Giants at Jacksonville Jaguars
Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings

4:05 PM Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday, December 7**
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins
New York Giants at Tennessee Titans
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions

4:25 PM Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles
San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders

Sunday, December 14**
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM Washington Redskins at New York Giants
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers

4:25 PM San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday, December 21**

1:00 PM Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints
Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins

4:05 PM New York Giants at St. Louis Rams

Sunday, December 28**
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4:25 PM Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday, January 4, 2015
NFC Wild Card Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

Saturday, January 10, 2015
NFC Divisional Playoff Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

Sunday, January 11, 2015
NFC Divisional Playoff Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

Sunday, January 18, 2015
NFC Championship Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

* NFL on FOX games scheduled in Weeks 5-10 are part of the NFL’s flexible schedule plan. During this period, flexible schedule can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into prime time and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.

** NFL on FOX games scheduled in Weeks 11 - 17 are part of the NFL’s flexible schedule plan. After consultation with FOX Sports, the NFL will determine start times on these dates, with a game or games possibly moving to the late afternoon broadcast window.

 
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