via press release:
NEW YORK GIANTS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 AT 8:00 PM ET ON NFL NETWORK
Coverage Begins at 6:00 PM ET with Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman
“Eli is truly unflappable…Yes, he is [one of the five best quarterbacks].” – Deion Sanders on Giants QB Eli Manning
NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football continues this week when Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and the New York Giants travel to face the 2011 Offensive Rookie of the Year Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers Thursday, September 20 at 8:00 PM ET. Play-by-play announcer Brad Nessler and Emmy-nominated analyst Mike Mayock have the call, while Alex Flanagan provides reports from the sidelines of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Two hours before kickoff, NFL Network’s Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman pregame show is live from the stadium starting at 6:00 PM ET, taking viewers right up to kickoff with analysis and the latest reports. Host Rich Eisen is joined by Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin, and former head coach Steve Mariucci. Reporter Stacey Dales provides pregame news reports from the locker rooms, as well as interviews with players and coaches.
Bollywood superstar and 2101 Records/Desi Hits!/ Interscope Records recording artist Priyanka Chopra will be the featured artist for NFL Network’s Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman pregame show. Priyanka’s debut single “In My City,’ featuring will.i.am and produced by RedOne (Lady Gaga) and Brian Kennedy, will be the music bed for the intro to Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman. The release of the full song and accompanying video for “In My City” are expected later this fall. For more information on Priyanka Chopra, please visit iampriyankachopra.com.
Leading in to every Thursday Night Football game, Grammy Award-winning artist CeeLo Green will sing the anthem entitled “I Love Football,” set to The Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop.” The 90-second show open for each Thursday Night Football game will feature fan-sourced videos uploaded by fans. To submit videos, please visit www.nfl.com/fanchise.
Eisen, Faulk, Sanders, Irvin and Mariucci provide additional analysis on the Lexus Halftime Show and the McDonald’s Pregame Show.
Following the game, hosts Chris Rose and Lindsay Rhodes as well as analysts Willie McGinest and Shaun O’Hara will deliver a postgame edition of NFL Total Access live from NFL Network’s studios in Los Angeles.
– “Eli is truly unflappable; he rarely shows emotion on the field. I don’t care how many interceptions he has thrown. Yes, he is [one of the five best quarterbacks].” – Deion Sanders on New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning
|TEAMS:||GIANTS (1-1)||PANTHERS (1-1)|
|ANNOUNCERS||Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (game analyst); Alex Flanagan (sideline)|
|PREGAME (6:00 PM ET)||Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman|
In Charlotte: Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders, Stacey Dales, Alex FlanaganPRE-KICK (8:00 PM ET) KFC Prekick Show
Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan, Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Stacey DalesHALFTIMELexus Halftime Show
Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan POSTGAMEMcDonald’s Postgame Show
Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan
NFL Total Access Postgame Show
In-studio:Chris Rose, Lindsay Rhodes, Willie McGinest, Shaun O’HaraWHERE TO WATCHDirecTV – Channel 212 (SD/HD), DISH Network – 154 (SD/HD)
Verizon FIOS – Channel 88 (SD) 588 (HD), AT&T U-Verse – Channel 630 (SD) 1630 (HD), Cablevision – Channel 150 (SD/HD)
Check your local cable listings
NFL.com LIVE – live “look-ins” at select moments of game
NFL Mobile Live on Verizon WirelessLOCAL OTA SIMULCAST*CW Ch. 11 (WPIX)ABC Ch. 9 (WSOC)