Carson Wentz and NFL-Best 10-1 Philadelphia Eagles Face Russell Wilson and Seattle Seahawks on NBC's Sunday Night Football
NBC's Sunday Night Footballfeatures a battle of NFC heavyweights, as Carson Wentz and the NFL-best Philadelphia Eagles (10-1) travel to Seattle, Wash., to face Russell Wilson and the Seahawks (7-4). Coverage begins with FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA this Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. ET, on NBC.
Eagles-Seahawks on NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL will play a pivotal role in determining NFC Playoff seeding with just five weeks remaining in the regular season. The Eagles currently hold the No. 1 SEED with three conference games remaining, including a Week 14 showdown with the Los Angeles Rams (8-3). The Seahawks sit behind Atlanta (7-4) for the second wild card spot in the NFC. The Falcons defeated Seattle in Week 11.
Philadelphia carries a nine-game winning streak into Seattle following a 31-3 win over Chicago on Sunday. Wentz has thrown for 2,657 yards, a league-high 28 touchdowns and five interceptions. He is the third quarterback in NFL history to have thrown for 28 touchdowns and no more than five interceptions through 11 games, joining Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. The Eagles have also won their last three games by more than 28 points - a first in franchise history.
Seattle responded from its Week 11 loss to Atlanta with a 24-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Over the past five seasons, Seattle (19-5) owns the best record in the final month of the regular season, which also includes regular-season games played in January. With the victory, Wilson improved to 23-4 in his career in games following an in-season loss, the best record by a starting quarterback in that category since the 1970 merger. The Seahawks are one of five teams in the NFL to rank in the top 10 in both offense (8th) and defense (8th). Bobby Wagner ranks first among all linebackers with a grade of 98.5 and has missed just one tackle all season (fewest in NFL), according to Pro Football Focus.
Sunday's game marks the 16th game between the two franchises and the first time they will meet on NBC's Sunday Night Football. Seattle holds the edge in the all-time series, 8-7, and has won the last three games.
Calling Eagles-Seahawks are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels(play-by-play), in his record 32nd season as THE VOICE of the NFL's premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; 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.
Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted byMike Tirico, who will report on-site from CenturyLink Field, and Dan Patrick, who will host from Studio 1 at NBC Sports Group's International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coachTony Dungy, two-time SUPER BOWL winner Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florioof ProFootballTalk.com and PFT Live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Radio. Paul Burmeister will report from Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., on Panthers-Saints.
Week 13 kicks off tomorrow on NBC, as Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins travel to Arlington, Texas, for an NFC East showdown with Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys from AT&T Stadium on Thursday Night Football. Both teams are 5-6 and need a victory to stay in the NFC Playoff race.Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET with Football Night in Dallas on NBC, the only network with two primetime NFL packages.NBCSPORTS.COM & NBC SPORTS APP TO LIVE STREAM ALL NBC NFL GAMES
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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 on NBCSN at 7 a.m. ET. The two-hour PFT Live provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide variety of NFL newsmakers. The program is a simulcast of NBC Sports Radio's PFT Live national program that airs daily beginning at 6 a.m. ET.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SOCIAL MEDIA
- SNF ON FACEBOOK: - At nearly 3.5 million LIKES strong, the SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Facebook page provides social-first stories, photos and video every week. In addition, the SNF Facebook page will feature weekly Facebook Live interviews with Michele Tafoya and player from each team leading up to the game, and Facebook Live Q&A's with Tony Dungy on Sundays.
- SNF ON TWITTER: Using tweets, photos, and videos, @SNFonNBCprovides unique content with SNF talent, production crew and NFL players. Additionally, Michele Tafoya will provide real-time tweets from the sideline to provide followers with updates all game long.
- SNF ON INSTAGRAM: Going into its sixth season, Sunday Night Footballgives the SNF fan a look at photos through the filters of Instagram. Fans get a look around each SNF city, as well as access inside the production trucks, the locker rooms, on the field and on the sideline, as our social media producer captures the best photos of Sunday night and posts in real time. In addition, SNF on Instagram will utilize Instagram stories to maximize fans' exposure to the SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL footprint.
- SNF ON SNAPCHAT: For the second season, NBC Sports' Snapchat account will be creating content on the platform at each SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL game, including Kickoff and from the SNF Bus. The NBC Sports Snapchat account will take fans behind the scenes to the FNIA set and around cities where SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL comes to town, utilizing lenses and filters to customize content specifically for the Snapchat audience.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS RETURNS FOR 2017 NFL SEASON
NBC Sports Group's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL bus returns this season to travel the country, visiting the host cities of select SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL games. The bus will bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy to various SNF locations, before arriving at its final destination, SUPER BOWL LII in Minneapolis, Minn., in February. Fans will get a closer look at behind-the-scenes action of SNF broadcasts on the bus, which will take fans from the field, to the studio and in the production trucks. Features of the bus include an, a replica of the FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA desk, highlights wall, the ability to see what it's like to be a camera person through four different camera views, and more.
The bus will arrive in each city two to three days prior to the game, making stops at local landmarks and events before heading to the game site. Once at the stadium, the SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL bus will give fans the opportunity to interact with America's most-watched primetime television show with exclusive activities.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio will surround the 2017 NFL season with daily coverage across more than 425 radio affiliates, highlighted by PFT Live, featuring NFL insider and FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA commentator Mike Florio daily from 6-9 a.m. ET; Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison and Dan Schwartzman; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison; Going Deep with Amani and Dan, featuring former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer; and NFL Insider Michele Tafoya.
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NFL markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and San Francisco, will surround the 2017 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most in more than 35 million U.S. households.
SNF IS NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION, WITH NBC/NFLNTNF RANKING NO. 2
NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL finished the 2016-17 TV season as primetime's #1 TV show in all key metrics for a record sixth consecutive year - tyingAmerican Idol for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on live plus same day data provided by The Nielsen Company. NBCSunday Night Football also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the seventh consecutive TV season. SNF's six-year run at the top marks the only six times on record that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season In addition, NBC/NFL Network Thursday Night Football ranked as primetime TV's No. 2 show in average viewers and household rating, and No. 3 among Adults 18-49.
|REMAINING 2017 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|*Sun. Dec. 3||Week 13||Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks|
|*Sun. Dec. 10||Week 14||Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|*Sun. Dec. 17||Week 15||Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders|
|Sat. Dec. 23||Week 16||Minnesota VIKINGS at Green Bay Packers|
|*Sun. Dec. 31||Week 17||TBD|
** Thanksgiving Night Game
|2017 NBC THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*|
|Thurs. Nov. 30||Week 13||Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys|
|Thurs. Dec. 7||Week 14||New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons|
|Thurs. Dec. 14||Week 15||Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts|
|**Mon. Dec. 25||Week 16||Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Texans|
*Games will be simulcast on NFL Network and streamed live on Amazon Prime
**Game at 4:30 p.m. ET
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING: Flexible scheduling will be used in Weeks 10-15 and 17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-9, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-15, the schedule lists the games tentatively set forSunday 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. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights.
A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 1. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. 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.