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Tuesday, November 21st, 2023
LAMAR JACKSON, JUSTIN HERBERT, BROCK PURDY & GENO SMITH STAR IN BLOCKBUSTER THANKSGIVING WEEK NFL MATCHUPS ON NBC, PEACOCK, TELEMUNDO & UNIVERSO
SNF on Thanksgiving Night Coverage Featuring 49ers-Seahawks Kicks Off at 8 p.m. ET from Lumen Field on NBC, Peacock, and Telemundo
Mike Tirico to Call 49ers-Seahawks Alongside Analyst Cris Collinsworth and Ravens-Chargers with Analyst Jason Garrett; Melissa Stark Reporting from the Sidelines for Both Games
Special Thanksgiving Feature Highlighting John Madden’s Relationship with Darryl Stingley at Halftime of 49ers-Seahawks
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 21, 2023 – NBC Sports’ blockbuster NFL Thanksgiving week matchups kick off this Thursday with SNF on Thanksgiving Night as Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers (7-3) visit Geno Smith and the Seattle Seahawks (6-4) in an NFC West showdown from Lumen Field in Seattle, Wash. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET with Football Night in America, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock, Telemundo, and Universo.
Three nights later on Sunday, 2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson and the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens (8-3) visit Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on this week’s edition of Sunday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Universo.
SNF ON THANKSGIVING NIGHT: 49ERS AT SEAHAWKS AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC, PEACOCK, TELEMUNDO AND UNIVERSO
Thursday’s matchup will be the 51st overall meeting in the NFC West rivalry, with Seattle holding a 30-20 advantage in the all-time series. Thanksgiving night will also be a rematch of last season’s NFC Wild Card Playoff game, which ended in a 41-23 win for the 49ers.
The 49ers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-14, last weekend led by Purdy’s perfect passer rating (158.3), completing 21 of 25 passes for 333 passing yards and three touchdowns. Purdy joined Lamar Jackson and Jared Goff as the only quarterbacks in NFL history under the age of 24 with a perfect passer rating (min. 20 attempts) and is also the youngest player in league history with a passer rating of 145-or-higher in consecutive starts. In Week 10, Purdy had a passer rating of 148.9 in a win against the Jaguars.
Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk had a career-high 156 receiving yards and a score on five receptions, while running back Christian McCaffrey, who leads the NFL in rushing by over 100 yards (825), had 103 scrimmage yards (78 rushing, 25 receiving) and his league-leading 14th overall touchdown in the win.
Seattle fell to the Los Angeles Rams, 17-16, last Sunday. Smith threw for 233 yards and a touchdown while All-Pro WR DK Metcalf had 94 receiving yards and a score on five receptions.
Mike Tirico will call SNF on Thanksgiving Night alongside 17-time Emmy Award winner Cris Collinsworth (analyst). Melissa Stark will report from the sidelines and handle NBC Sports’ traditional Thanksgiving on-field postgame honors, and three-time Super Bowl referee Terry McAulay is the SNF rules analyst.
The second annual “John Madden Thanksgiving Celebration” will feature a special tribute during SNF on Thanksgiving Night dedicated to the Pro Football Hall of Famer. The unique relationship between Madden and New England Patriots wide receiver Darryl Stingley will be highlighted in an extended feature at halftime of 49ers-Seahawks, narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown. For more information, click here.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: RAVENS AT CHARGERS AT 8:20 P.M. ET ON NBC, PEACOCK AND UNIVERSO; FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA KICKS OFF COVERAGE AT 7 P.M. ET
The Ravens beat the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals, 34-20, on Thursday night to maintain their division lead. Jackson threw for 264 yards and two touchdowns while adding 54 rushing yards to move into fourth on the all-time quarterback rushing yards list (4,972), trailing only Michael Vick, Cam Newton, and Russell Wilson. Two-time All-Pro WR Odell Beckham Jr. had a season-high 116 receiving yards, his first 100+ receiving yard game since the 2021 NFC Championship Game.
The Chargers lost to the Green Bay Packers, 23-20, last weekend. Herbert threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns, surpassing Peyton Manning for the third-most touchdown passes in a player’s first four seasons in NFL history (113). WR Keenan Allen, who leads the NFL in receptions (84) and ranks third in receiving yards (1,011), continued his impressive season, hauling in 10 receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown, tying Davante Adams and Julio Jones for the third-most games with at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards in league history (18).
The Ravens lead the all-time series, 8-6, versus the Chargers.
Tirico will call Ravens-Chargers with former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett (analyst) and Stark (reporter). McAulay serves as rules analyst.
NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by executive producer Rob Hyland and director Drew Esocoff. SNF has won a record 11 Sports Emmys for Outstanding Live Sports Series.
Football Night in America is hosted by Maria Taylor and features three-time Super Bowl champion Devin McCourty and former NFL quarterback Chris Simms, as well as Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison, NFL insider Mike Florio, fantasy sports industry pioneer Matthew Berry, and co-host Jac Collinsworth.
Football Night, the most-watched studio show in sports since its debut in 2006, begins every Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. The coordinating producer of FNIA is Matt Casey. FNIA is directed by Kaare Numme.
Peacock exclusively bookends NFL coverage every Sunday with Fantasy Football Pregame with Matthew Berry at 11 a.m. ET and its exclusive postgame show, Peacock Sunday Night Football Final following each Sunday Night Football game.
PEACOCK TO STREAM EXCLUSIVE REGULAR-SEASON AND WILD CARD GAME; WILL LIVE STREAM ALL NBC NFL GAMES THIS SEASON
Peacock is set to make history twice this season, with the first time being in Week 16 with the first-ever Peacock-exclusive regular season NFL game featuring Josh Allen and the Bills visiting Justin Herbert and the Chargers on Saturday, Dec. 23. Peacock will also be home to the first-ever exclusive live streamed NFL Playoff game during Wild Card Weekend on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024. All of NBC Sports’ NFL regular -season games, playoff games, and Football Night in America will also stream live on Peacock this season.
Peacock features a slate of sports talk content NFL fans can enjoy on the NBC Sports channel, which is free to stream. Shows include Brother from Another, as well as The Dan Patrick Show, PFT Live, PFT PM, Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry, The Peter King Podcast, and Chris Simms Unbuttoned.
To learn more about the NFL on Peacock, including how to watch and sign up, click here.
NBCSPORTS.COM & NBC SPORTS APP TO LIVE STREAM ALL NBC NFL GAMES
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream live coverage to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TVs via authentication, giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcasts. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.
TELEMUNDO DEPORTES TO PRESENT ENTIRE NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS
Telemundo Deportes will again provide exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the entire NBC Sunday Night Football package with 20 regular season games, including this Thursday’s NFL Kickoff Game, 18 regular-season Sunday Night Football games, and the annual Thanksgiving night game, which will air on Telemundo. Telemundo Deportes will present four playoff matchups, including a Divisional Playoff game and three Wild Card Playoff games. NBC Sports’ NFL games this season will also be available on live stream via TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes app.
Telemundo Deportes’s SNF announce team consists of Emmy-award winning sports journalist and play-by-play announcer Miguel Gurwitz and former Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Rolando Cantu this season with Ariana Figuera serving as analyst and supporting pre- and post-game studio coverage. Emmy-nominated Ana Jurka joins the team as host.
PETER KING’S NFL COLUMN “FOOTBALL MORNING IN AMERICA” DEBUTS EVERY MONDAY EXCLUSIVELY ON NBCSPORTS.COM
A new “Football Morning in America” will post every Monday morning exclusively on NBCSports.com. It was announced in May 2019 that King signed an exclusive agreement with NBC Sports Group that included writing a weekly Monday morning NFL column for NBCSports.com; making regular appearances on PFT Live with Mike Florio; and continuing to contribute to Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports. The Peter King Podcast streams weekly on Peacock on Thursdays at 6 p.m. ET.
CHRIS SIMMS UNBUTTONED
NBC Sports’ Chris Simms examines everything happening in the NFL and around the sports world. Along with a rotation of NBC Sports hosts including Ahmed Fareed and Paul Burmeister, Chris Simms Unbuttoned analyses the NFL with in-depth Xs and Os breakdowns; one-on-one interviews with players, coaches and executives; and game recaps and preview. The show is available to stream on Peacock on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and is also available in podcast form here.
FANTASY FOOTBALL HAPPY HOUR WITH MATTHEW BERRY
Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry, NBC Sports’ daily fantasy football and sports betting show, streams every weekday every weekday at Noon ET on Peacock. “Fantasy Football Happy Hour” discusses the most newsworthy fantasy football and sports betting topics and is co-hosted by Jay Croucher and features analysis and advice from regular guests including NBC Sports’ Chris Simms, Mike Florio and Peter King, NBC Sports EDGE’s Denny Carter, Pat Daugherty, Vaughn Dalzell, Lawrence Jackson, and more. The show, which is available on all major podcast platforms and via NBC Sports Audio on SiriusXM Radio, features fantasy football rankings, start/sit suggestions, waiver wire advice, betting futures, player props, and more.
Rotoworld, the industry-leading source for fantasy football news and information, , offers comprehensive fantasy football and betting coverage throughout the 2023 NFL season across NBC Sports’ platforms. The 2023 Fantasy Football Draft Guide, featuring the most comprehensive player profiles, ranking and projections in the industry plus Matthew Berry’s annual “100 Facts” article and additional exclusive content from Rotoworld’s team of expert analysts, is available now. Click here for more information.
PFT LIVE – WEEKDAYS AT 7 A.M. ET ON PEACOCK
Mike Florio and co-host Chris Simms bring fans the latest NFL news and interviews with players and coaches every weekday morning with PFT Live streaming live on Peacock at 7 a.m. ET. Peter King also contributes regularly to PFT Live’s coverage throughout the season.
The two-hour PFT Live is known for delivering inside information and comprehensive analysis from an independent perspective. The show covers all the latest news around the league, breaks down reports and rumors and features interviews with players, coaches and executives.
NBC Sports’ football podcasts provide extensive weekly offerings from NBC Sports’ most popular personalities and present special guests, exclusive interviews, and robust conversations across all of football on The Peter King Podcast, Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry, Chris Simms Unbuttoned, PFT PM, and Rotoworld Football Show, along with college football on B1G Talk with Todd and Noah and Go B1G or Go Home. While The Peter King Podcast features intimate discussions with the NFL’s top players, Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry is NBC Sports’ fantasy daily sports betting show, Chris Simms Unbuttoned and PFT PM dive into deep conversations around the sports’ hottest topics, and Rotoworld Football Show explores fantasy implications for fans. New episodes of NBC Sports podcasts are available for download each week on all major podcast platforms including: NBCSports.com/podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SOCIAL MEDIA
- SNF ON INSTAGRAM: Through the unique filter of Instagram, fans will get an in-depth look at each week’s Sunday Night Football game with the most engaging photos and videos from across the NFL. SNF also utilizes Instagram Stories for up-to-the-minute coverage of the league.
- SNF ON TWITTER: The very latest news, video, analysis from the Football Night in America crew and much more lives on @SNFonNBC, the real-time engine for NBC’s year-round NFL coverage.
- SNF ON FACEBOOK: With more than 3.6 million followers, SNF’s Facebook page is the hub of football conversation. It’s the place to converse and engage with fellow fans on the latest news and action across the NFL.
- NBC SPORTS ON TIKTOK: NBC Sports’ presence on TikTok puts the spotlight on the offbeat and exuberant side of the National Football League for a young, highly-engaged audience.
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Washington will again deliver extensive multiplatform coverage of the 2023 NFL season, led by comprehensive live gameday shows, in-depth news, analysis and commentary programming, and multimedia digital content covering the teams in their respective markets.
Eight-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood stars in the show open for NBC’s Sunday Night Football. This year’s show open debuted Sunday night, Sept. 10, before kickoff of Cowboys-Giants on NBC.
The new show open – headlined by an updated rendition of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” – features a concert performance interspersed with augmented reality highlights displayed across a halo scoreboard. Underwood performed the open from The Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, home of her ongoing residency, REFLECTION.
NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS PRIMETIME TELEVISION’S NO. 1 SHOW FOR RECORD 12 CONSECUTIVE YEARS: NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished the 2022-23 TV season as primetime’s #1 TV show in all key metrics for an unprecedented 12th consecutive year – adding to its record for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on official live plus same day data provided by Nielsen. Sunday Night Football also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the 13th consecutive TV season.
2023 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
|**Thurs. Nov. 23
||San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
|*Sun. Nov. 26
||Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Chargers
|*Sun. Dec. 3
||Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers
|*Sun. Dec. 10
||Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
|*Sun. Dec. 17
||Baltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars
|Sat. Dec. 23 (4:30 p.m. ET)
||Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
|***Sat. Dec. 23 (8 p.m. ET)
||Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Chargers
|*Sun. Dec. 31
||Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
|*Sun. Jan. 7
** Thanksgiving Night Game
*** Exclusively on Peacock
Flexible scheduling will be used in Weeks 11-18. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-17, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time.
For Week 18, two Saturday games and the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 8. The schedule does not list Saturday games or a Sunday night game in Week 18, but games with playoff implications will be moved to those time slots. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.
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