via press release:
2011 NFL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED EXCLUSIVELY ON NFL.COM AND NFL NETWORK IN PRIMETIME
NFL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY, APRIL 19 AT 7:00 PM ET ON NFL NETWORK
NFL.com Unveils Complete Team-by-Team, Week-by-Week Schedules Via Interactive Web Application
Two-Hour NFL Network Special Breaks Down 2011 NFL Schedule Division by Division
Who will the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers play in their first regular season game? When will brothers Jim Harbaugh and John Harbaugh face each other when the San Francisco 49ers travel to play the Baltimore Ravens? Who will Ron Rivera (Panthers), Mike Munchak (Titans) and Pat Shurmur (Browns) play in their head-coaching debuts? What will be the most intriguing Thursday, Sunday and Monday primetime games?
These questions and many more will be answered when the 2011 NFL schedule is released in primetime, exclusively on NFL.com and NFL Network on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 PM ET. NFL Network will feature a two-hour special, NFL Total Access: 2011 Schedule Release Show, with host Rich Eisen and analysts Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Kurt Warner and Steve Mariucci. The schedule show will also feature special guests.
For fans who want to see their team’s entire schedule immediately, NFL.com is the online site to visit on Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET. NFL.com will be the first site to have the complete team-by-team and weekly schedules of all 256 regular-season games, listing opponents, sites and times. NFL.com will include an interactive application giving fans a voice through fan forums, rating the schedules and answering poll questions.
During the two-hour NFL Total Access: 2011 Schedule Release Show, Eisen, Faulk, Irvin, Warner and Mariucci will breakdown the 2011 regular season schedule division by division, including team specific vignettes and a discussion of which teams have the easiest/toughest roads to the playoffs. Additionally, with the first Sunday of the regular season coming on the 10-year Anniversary of September 11, the show features a look-back at the events of that day and a reflection on the importance of Week 1 being played on 9/11.
Throughout the show, fans can interact with the analysts and voice their opinions on the 2011 NFL schedule. The analysts will answer viewer questions posted on Twitter (@nflnetwork) and Facebook (facebook.com/nflnetwork) during a Sound Off segment.
The special concludes with early picks for who will win Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
Similar to NFL Network’s coverage of the NFL Draft and NFL Scouting Combine, the NFL Total Access: 2011 Schedule Release Show is another opportunity for fans to connect with the NFL and see for the first time where, when, and what time their favorite teams will play next season, as well as to analyze and debate the NFL schedule.
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