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Full 18 week NFL TV schedule; Al Michaels’ final NBC season, Talent dominoes, Network execs comment

The NFL got its full schedule in last fall. The league nimbly moved games to Tuesdays and Wednesday, and did whatever it took to deliver what fans wanted most, a complete season. The ratings were down but little compared to other sports in what was a disjointed year.

This coming season should be much easier to manage, unless heaven forbid, a revived wave of Covid wreaks havoc across our recovering landscape.

The league goes to 17 games per team, played through 18 weeks. The Super Bowl will be pushed back deeper into February.

The schedule, notes and thoughts follow:

Announcers

ESPN brings back its trio as its lead team, Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick. Levy is nonchalant and puts the other two at ease. Still, it felt like the two analysts were fighting over the mic. The over-the-air networks have given up on trios. There’s just too much yakking. Riddick starts the season after an excellent performance in the studio covering the NFL Draft. He might be better suited there than as a game analyst.

The winds of changes have blown through ESPN’s MNF booth too often in recent years. Only time will tell if change will occur again beginning in 2022. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will be free agents at the end of the NBC season. We’ll see if ESPN is willing to put up the dough to make a move.

Fox‘ Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will juggle their weekend schedules again this coming season, the last time they’ll have to do so. Some weekends they’ll do Thursday nights and others a top Sunday game. A number of weekends, they’ll do both Thursday and Sunday.

In 2022, Amazon Prime gets Thursday nights exclusively. There was a report this week that Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker, already under contract to Fox, could succeed Aikman as Fox’ number one analyst should the former Cowboys’ QB accept an executive position with an NFL club.

Meanwhile, former tight-end Greg Olsen who retired at the end of last season joins Fox fulltime. He’ll likely be in the #2 slot on the network’s depth chart, working with Kevin Burkhardt.

At CBS, the speculation is over. Jim Nantz renewed his deal and will remain the voice and face of the network’s sports division. Rich Gannon was not renewed. He was on the number four team, alongside Greg Gumbel.

NBC’s Al Michaels completes his Peacock contract, broadcasting the Super Bowl in Los Angeles next February. Mike Tirico then takes the play-by-play reins. It’s a tough act to follow. Most fans will tell you that Al’s the best ever. Cris Collinsworth’s future at NBC could be in doubt too. The network hired the retired Drew Brees. He’ll do Notre Dame games this fall with Tirico. Can he move over with Mike to SNF? Incidentally, Michaels will not work a full schedule. As was the case last year, Tirico will get a few games when Al is ‘off,’ (real meaning: give Tirico an opportunity to feel comfortable in the hallowed chair).

The dominoes could fall further. At NBC, Paul Burmeister could move over from ND radio to TV.

As for Uncle Al, he’s not ready to hang it up. Al will celebrate his 77th birthday this November. Like Warren Buffett and Jerry Izenberg, both 90, Al’s as sharp as a tack. ESPN/ABC might sign him to give its expanded NFL rights a headline name. It would enable Michaels to complete his glorious network career where he earned his reputation at ABC. The new ESPN/ABC deal puts the Disneys in the Super Bowl rotation.

You know by now that blowhard Kirk Herbstreit wants a crack at the NFL. He and his college play-by-play partner Chris Fowler will get some alternate MNF games this season. But putting those two inexperienced NFL voices in the MNF booth would be an egregious  mistake.

Amazon Prime – There’s been no official announcement yet as to whether Hannah Strom and Andrea Kremer will return to the booth this season. Next year, Amazon will be on its own, producing its own games. This year, it will take the same video feed run by Fox and NFL Network.

Executive Hype

What execs are saying, according to Sports Business Journal:

Jimmy Pitaro, ESPN: Monday Night Football opens with an ESPN/ABC simulcast, the Ravens-Raiders at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The league and networks are anticipating full houses this fall. “We expect it will be the first time the Raiders will welcome fans at Allegiant Stadium.”

Eric Shanks, Fox: He maintains that the NFL will be the focus of the network upfronts this week, “What’s driving the vast majority of the upfront market are these 80 of the top 100 broadcasts in the country.”

Sean McManus, CBS: “The AFC is the home of most of the young and exciting quarterbacks in the league — Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, Tua Tagovailoa — and now we’ve got Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson. That gives us a great base.”

Pete Bevacqua, NBC: “We have this great streak of 10 consecutive years of these major matchup story lines that have enabled us to be primetime TV’s number one show. With a schedule like this, let’s go make it 11.”

WEEK #1

Thursday, Sept. 9

Dallas at Tampa Bay, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Sunday, Sept. 12

Philadelphia at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)

New York at Carolina, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (FOX)

San Francisco at Detroit, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Seattle at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Arizona at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)

L.A. Chargers at Washington, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Cleveland at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Miami at New England, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Green Bay at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Denver at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Chicago at L.A. Rams, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, Sept. 13

Baltimore at Las Vegas, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN/ABC)

WEEK 2

Thursday, Sept. 16

N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8:20 p.m. (NFLN)

Sunday, Sept. 19

New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Cincinnati at Chicago, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Houston at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (CBS)

L.A. Rams at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Denver at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. (FOX)

New England at New York, 1 p.m. (CBS)

San Francisco at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Las Vegas at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Minnesota at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Dallas at L.A. Chargers, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Tennessee at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Kansas City at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, Sept. 20

Detroit at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 3

Thursday, Sept. 23

Carolina at Houston, 8:20 p.m. (NFLN)

Sunday, Sept. 26

Washington at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Chicago at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Baltimore at Detroit, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Arizona at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (FOX)

L.A. Chargers at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS)

New Orleans at New England, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Atlanta at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)

New York at Denver, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

Miami at Las Vegas, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

Tampa Bay at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Seattle at Minnesota, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Green Bay at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, Sept. 27

Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 4

Thursday, Sept. 30

Jacksonville at Cincinnati, 8:20 p.m. (NFLN)

Sunday, Oct. 3

Washington at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Houston at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Carolina at Dallas, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Indianapolis at Miami, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Cleveland at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (CBS)

N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Tennessee at New York, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Kansas City at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Arizona at L.A. Rams, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Baltimore at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Tampa Bay at New England, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, Oct. 4

Las Vegas at L.A. Chargers, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 5

Thursday, Oct. 7

L.A. Rams at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/AMAZON**)

Sunday, Oct. 10

New York vs. Atlanta (London), 9:30 a.m. (NFLN)

Philadelphia at Carolina, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Green Bay at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (FOX)

New England at Houston, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Denver at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Miami at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (CBS)

New Orleans at Washington, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Cleveland at L.A. Chargers, 4:5 p.m. (CBS)

Chicago at Las Vegas, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Buffalo at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)*

Monday, Oct. 11

Indianapolis at Baltimore, 8:15 p.m. ESPN

WEEK 6

Thursday, Oct. 14

Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/AMAZON**)

Sunday, Oct. 17

Miami vs. Jacksonville (London), 9:30 a.m. (CBS)

L.A. Chargers at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Minnesota at Carolina, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Cincinnati at Detroit, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (CBS)

L.A. Rams at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Kansas City at Washington, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Arizona at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Las Vegas at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Dallas at New England, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Seattle at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. (NBC*)

Monday, Oct. 18

Buffalo at Tennessee, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 7

Thursday, Oct. 21

Denver at Cleveland, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/AMAZON)

Sunday, Oct. 24

Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Washington at Green Bay, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Atlanta at Miami, 1 p.m. (FOX)

New York at New England, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Carolina at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Kansas City at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Detroit at L.A. Rams, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Philadelphia at Las Vegas, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Houston at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Chicago at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Indianapolis at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, Oct. 25

New Orleans at Seattle, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 8

Thursday, Oct. 28

Green Bay at Arizona, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/AMAZON)

Sunday, Oct. 31

Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)

San Francisco at Chicago, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Philadelphia at Detroit, 1 p.m. (FOX)

L.A. Rams at Houston, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Cincinnati at New York, 1 p.m. (CBS)

New England at L.A. Chargers, 4:5 p.m. (CBS)

Jacksonville at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

Washington at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Dallas at Minnesota, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, Nov. 1

N.Y. Giants at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 9

Thursday, Nov. 4

New York at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/AMAZON**)

Sunday, Nov. 7

Minnesota at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (FOX)

New England at Carolina, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Denver at Dallas, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Buffalo at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Houston at Miami, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Las Vegas at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. (CBS)

L.A. Chargers at Philadelphia, 4:5 p.m. (CBS)

Green Bay at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Tennessee at L.A. Rams, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, Nov. 8

Chicago at Pittsburgh, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 10

Thursday, Nov. 11

Baltimore at Miami, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/AMAZON**)

Sunday, Nov. 14

Atlanta at Dallas, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Cleveland at New England, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Buffalo at New York, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (FOX)

New Orleans at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Tampa Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Carolina at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Minnesota at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Philadelphia at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Seattle at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Kansas City at Las Vegas, 8:20 p.m. (NBC*)

Monday, Nov. 15

L.A. Rams at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 11

Thursday, Nov. 18

New England at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/AMAZON**)

Sunday, Nov. 21

Indianapolis at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Washington at Carolina, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Baltimore at Chicago, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Detroit at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (FOX)

San Francisco at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Green Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Miami at New York, 1 p.m. (CBS)

New Orleans at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Cincinnati at Las Vegas, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

Dallas at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Arizona at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Pittsburgh at L.A. Chargers, 8:20 p.m. (NBC*)

Monday, Nov. 22

N.Y. Giants at Tampa Bay, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 12

Thursday, Nov. 25

Chicago at Detroit (Thanksgiving) 12:30 p.m. (FOX)

Las Vegas at Dallas (Thanksgiving), 4:30 p.m. (CBS)

Buffalo at New Orleans (Thanksgiving), 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Sunday, Nov. 28

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (CBS)

New York at Houston, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Tampa Bay at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Atlanta at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Carolina at Miami, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Tennessee at New England, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)

L.A. Chargers at Denver, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

L.A. Rams at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Minnesota at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Cleveland at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. (NBC*)

Monday, Nov. 29

Seattle at Washington, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 13

Thursday, Dec. 2

Dallas at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/AMAZON**)

Sunday, Dec. 5

Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Arizona at Chicago, 1 p.m. (FOX)

L.A. Chargers at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS)

N.Y. Giants at Miami, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Philadelphia at New York, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Washington at Las Vegas, 4:5 p.m. (FOX)

Jacksonville at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

San Francisco at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. (NBC*)

Monday, Dec. 6

New England at Buffalo, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 14

Thursday, Dec. 9

Pittsburgh at Minnesota, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/AMAZON)

Sunday, Dec. 12

Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. (FOX)

San Francisco at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Seattle at Houston, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Las Vegas at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS)

New Orleans at New York, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Detroit at Denver, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

N.Y. Giants at L.A. Chargers, 4:5 p.m. (FOX)

Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, Dec. 13

L.A. Rams at Arizona, 8:15 p.m. ESPN

WEEK 15

Thursday, Dec. 16

Kansas City at L.A. Chargers, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/AMAZON**)

Saturday, Dec. 18

TBD, 4:30 p.m. (NFLN)

TBD, 8:15 p.m. (NFLN)

Saturday Pool Date/Time/Network TBD

Carolina at Buffalo

Las Vegas at Cleveland

New England at Indianapolis

New York at Miami

Washington at Philadelphia

Sunday, Dec. 19

Green Bay at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Arizona at Detroit, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Cincinnati at Denver, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

Atlanta at San Francisco, 4:5 p.m. (CBS)

Seattle at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 8:20 p.m. (NBC*)

Monday, Dec. 20

Minnesota at Chicago, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 16

Thursday, Dec. 23

San Francisco at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m. (NFLN)

Saturday, Dec. 25

Cleveland at Green Bay, 4:30 p.m. (FOX/NFLN/AMAZON**)

Indianapolis at Arizona, 8:15 p.m. (NFLN)

Sunday, Dec. 26

Detroit at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (CBS)

L.A. Chargers at Houston, 1 p.m. (CBS)

L.A. Rams at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Jacksonville at New York, 1 p.m. (CBS)

N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Chicago at Seattle, 4:5 p.m. (FOX)

Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Denver at Las Vegas, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Washington at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. (NBC*)

Monday, Dec. 27

Miami at New Orleans, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 17

Sunday, Jan. 2

Atlanta at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (FOX)

N.Y. Giants at Chicago, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Kansas City at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Arizona at Dallas, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Las Vegas at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Jacksonville at New England, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Tampa Bay at New York, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Miami at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Denver at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

Houston at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

L.A. Rams at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Detroit at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. (NBC*)

Monday, Jan. 3

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

WEEK 18

Saturday, Jan. 8

TBD, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN/ABC)

TBD, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN/ABC)

Sunday, Jan. 9

New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS)

New York at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (CBS)

New England at Miami, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dallas at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Seattle at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Kansas City at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

San Francisco at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

L.A. Chargers at Las Vegas, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

TBD, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

 

2021 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE ON NBC

Thurs. Sept. 9 -NFL Kickoff  -Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sun. Sept. 12-Week 1   -Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams

Sun. Sept. 19-Week 2   -Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens

Sun. Sept. 26-Week 3   -Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers

Sun. Oct. 3-Week 4 -Tampa Bay Bucs at New England Patriots

*Sun. Oct. 10-Week 5   -Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs

*Sun. Oct. 17-Week 6 -Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers

*Sun. Oct. 24-Week 7-Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers

*Sun. Oct. 31-Week 8-Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings

*Sun. Nov. 7-Week 9-Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams

*Sun. Nov. 14-Week 10-Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders

*Sun. Nov. 21-Week 11  -Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers

**Thurs. Nov. 25-Week 12-Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints

*Sun. Nov. 28-Week 12-Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens

*Sun. Dec. 5-Week 13-San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

*Sun. Dec. 12-Week 14-Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

*Sun. Dec. 19-Week 15-New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

*Sun. Dec. 26-Week 16-Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys

*Sun. Jan. 2-Week 17-Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers

*Sun. Jan. 9-Week 18-TBD

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON ESPN (unless noted)

 

  • Week 1, Sept. 13: Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders (ESPN and ABC)
  • Week 2. Sept. 20: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers 
  • Week 3, Sept. 27: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
  • Week 4, Oct. 4: Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers
  • Week 5, Oct. 11: Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens
  • Week 6, Oct. 18: Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans
  • Week 7, Oct. 25: New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks
  • Week 8, Nov. 1: New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs
  • Week 9, Nov. 8: Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Week 10, Nov. 15: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
  • Week 11, Nov. 22: New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Week 12, Nov. 29: Seattle Seahawks at Washington 
  • Week 13, Dec. 6: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills
  • Week 14, Dec. 13: Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals
  • Week 15, Dec. 20: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
  • Week 16, Dec. 27: Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints
  • Week 17, Jan. 3: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Week 18: Jan 8:  TBD (ESPN and ABC)

Thursday Night Football 

Week 1 — Cowboys at Buccaneers (NBC)

Week 2 — Giants at Washington (NFL Network)

Week 3 — Panthers at Texans (NFL Network)

Week 4 — Jaguars at Bengals (NFL Network)

Week 5 — Rams at Seahawks (FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime)

Week 6 — Buccaneers at Eagles (FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime)

Week 7 — Broncos at Browns (FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime)

Week 8 — Packers at Cardinals (FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime)

Week 9 — Jets at Colts (FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime)

Week 10 — Ravens at Dolphins (FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime)

Week 11 — Patriots at Falcons (FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime)

Week 12 — Bills at Saints (NBC)

Week 13 — Cowboys at Saints (FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime)

Week 14 — Steelers at Vikings (FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime)

Week 15 — Chiefs at Chargers (FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime)

Week 16 — 49ers at Titans (NFL Network)

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David J. Halberstam
David J. Halberstam

David is a 40-year + industry veteran who served as play-by-play announcer for St. John's University basketball in New York and as radio play-by-play voice of the Miami Heat in South Florida. He is the author of Sports on New York Radio: A Play-by-Play History.

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Michael Green
1 month ago

I don’t know that Al Michaels is necessarily in favor of whatever decision NBC is making. But I do hope he gets a better sendoff than Bob Costas got. If any NBC Sports executives are reading this, I thought I should mention that Costas used to work for the network.

ChasG
ChasG
1 month ago

Would not be surprised if Al ends up back at ESPN/ABC along with Collinsworth (NBC would love if Cris left).
This would give MNF a real broadcasting team and better match ups for some 5 yrs. Call it a rebirth of MNF!