THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Returns Tomorrow with Seahawks at Cardinals
NBC, the only network with two primetime NFL packages, presents a pair of primetime games this week as it marks the return of Thursday Night Football to the network.NFL Week 10 kicks off tomorrow on NBC Thursday Night Football with an NFC West matchup of playoff contenders as Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (5-3) travel to Glendale, Ariz., to face Adrian Peterson and the Arizona Cardinals (4-4). Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET with Football Night in Arizona on NBC. Calling Seahawks-Cardinals are Mike Tirico (play-by-play) and 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, joined by sideline reporter Heather Cox. Liam McHugh will serve as the host of the Football Night in Arizona pregame show from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and will be joined on-site by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, and two-time SUPER BOWL winner Rodney Harrison. NBC's presentation of SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL continues this week as Tom Brady and the New England Patriots visit Von Miller and the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in a matchup of two AFC teams that have won the last three Super Bowls. Coverage begins with FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA this Sunday, November 12, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. Sunday's game marks the fourth meeting between the Patriots and Broncos on Sunday Night Football, most recently in a Week 12 overtime thriller in 2015. QB Brock Osweiler, who starts for Denver this week, threw for 270 yards and one touchdown to lead the Broncos to a 30-24 comeback victory over the previously undefeated Patriots. Denver leads the all-time series, 26-21. New England (6-2), which is coming off a bye in Week 9, is tied with Pittsburgh for the best record in the AFC and has won four straight games, including a 21-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 8. According to Pro Football Focus, Brady's 101.7 passer rating when under pressure this season leads the league (no other quarterback has a passer rating above 95.0 in such situations). Denver looks to rebound following a loss to the first-place Philadelphia Eagles (8-1) on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, as Miller picked up his eighth sack of the season and a forced fumble. Through Week 9, Miller leads the NFL with 47 quarterback pressures, per Pro Football Focus. Calling Patriots-Broncos 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, and Collinsworth, joined by two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya. Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by Mike Tirico, who will report on-site from Sports Authority Field at Mile High alongside PFT Live co-host Chris Simms, and Dan Patrick, who will host from Studio 1 at NBC Sports Group's International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined by Dungy, Harrison, and Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com and PFT Live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Radio. Paul Burmeister will report from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., on the Cowboys-Falcons game. Sam Flood is executive producer of NBC Sports and NBCSN. Fred Gaudelli is the executive producer of NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL and Thursday Night Football. Drew Esocoff is director of SNF and TNF. Rob Hyland is coordinating producer of Thursday Night Football.