via press release:
TOM BRADY AND NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS FACE ANDREW LUCK AND INDIANAPOLIS COLTS THIS WEEKEND ON NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Coverage Begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Patriots-Colts
“He’s treating this like it’s a playoff game.” – Rodney Harrison on Bill Belichick; Transcript Available to Tony Dungy & Rodney Harrison Patriots-Colts Conference Call
NFL Turning Point Airs Thursday at 1 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Pro Football Talk Weekdays at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBCSN Sunday Sports Report Has Comprehensive Post-Game Coverage Sunday Nights at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Stamford, Conn. – Nov. 12, 2014 – Two of the NFL’s top quarterbacks and offenses take center stage this Sunday night on NBC when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (7-2) visit Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts (6-3) on Sunday Night Football. Sunday night’s coverage begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET.
The Patriots and Colts enter their Sunday Night Football showdown as division leaders in the AFC East and AFC South, respectively, led by two of the NFL’s most efficient quarterbacks. Luck currently leads the NFL in passing yards (3,085) with an offense that leads the league in scoring (32.2 points per game), ranks second in the NFL with 26 touchdown passes (Peyton Manning; 29), and has eclipsed 300 passing yards in seven straight games. Brady has dominated opposing defenses during the Patriots’ current five-game winning streak, boasting an 18-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio, as New England has averaged 40.2 points per game. The Patriots and Colts have each earned playoff berths in five of the last six seasons.
Calling Patriots-Colts is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 29th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 15-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his five seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff. Sunday Night Football has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series for a record six consecutive years.
Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. Costas will be joined on site by Collinsworth, Tafoya, two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward, and NBC Sports commentator Josh Elliott.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC Sports Group’s Studio 1 and will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and Peter King of Sports Illustrated. Carolyn Manno will report from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc., on the Eagles-Packers game.