We bring you what’s in store with Fox Sports for Week 3. For the second straight week, Fox stations will get one game in their respective markets. Among the highlighted contests for Fox, it will have Tampa Bay at Dallas, San Francisco hoping to get to 3-0, taking on the Minnesota Vikings and a battle of 2-0 teams, Philadelphia at Arizona.
We have Fox’s preview for Week 3 below.
Cowboys/Bucs & Vikings/49ers Highlights NFL ON FOX Week 3 Action
Aikman: TV Eyes Are Always On Quarterback
Pereira: Both Sides Need To Compromise in NFL Referee Lockout
NFL ON FOX WEEK 3: NINERS LOOK TO GO 3-0 – The NFL on FOX presents singleheader coverage of six games on Sunday, Sept. 23. The 1:00 PM ET window opens as Tony Romo and the Cowboys look to get back to their winning ways when they return home to host Josh Freeman and the Bucs. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver call the action from Cowboys Stadium. In Minneapolis, Adrian Peterson and the Vikings face their toughest test of the season when they host Patrick Willis and the powerful 49ers. Coming off a disappointing outing last week in Green Bay, Jay Cutler and the Bears take on Sam Bradford and the Rams. Also, Matthew Stafford and the Lions travel to Nashville to face the Titans. The 4:00 PM ET window features Michael Vick and the Eagles battling the Cardinals in the desert. Meanwhile, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons head to San Diego to face Philip Rivers and the Chargers.
Coverage begins at 12:00 PM ET with America’s No. 1 pregame show, FOX NFL SUNDAY. Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee co-host the Emmy Award-winning program and are joined by analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson. NFL Insider Jay Glazer breaks the latest league news and scoops from the FOX NFL SUNDAY studio while NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira discusses and clarifies officiating issues around the league. Comedic prognosticator Rob Riggle provides his weekly picks segment. This week, rap mogul and entrepreneur P. Diddy opens the show. During the program NFL on FOX reporter Pam Oliver visits Atlanta to find out if this the year the Falcons defense puts them over the top while Long breaks down the 49ers offense in-studio.
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AIKMAN: TV EYES ARE ALWAYS ON THE QUARTERBACK – Quarterbacks getting caught yelling at their teammates on camera was a hot topic this week. NFL on FOX lead analyst Troy Aikman talked about the scrutiny quarterbacks face today on Chicago’s WSCR “The Mully and Hanley Show.” “(Television) gets a lot of shots of these guys and nothing goes unnoticed,” said Aikman. “There’s always a camera on the quarterback even when he’s not on the field and so there’s not anything that can really happen that TV cameras don’t catch. I understand tempers flare during the course of a game but from the vantage point of watching it in my living room, it [Cutler yelling at Webb] didn’t look very good.”
PEREIRA ON NFLRA LOCKOUT: BOTH SIDES NEED TO COMPROMISE FOR THE GAME – FOX Sports NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira took time with Fox Sports Radio’s Dan Patrick show on Tuesday morning to discuss what he saw from the NFL replacement officials in Week 2. “Utter chaos,” said Pereira. “I saw a lack of control with the replacement officials. You have players and coaches that have lost respect for these officials and they know they’re getting away with more. You saw more rough and tumble stuff going on after a play is over. As this thing goes on, the coaches trust the officials less. When I watched Monday night’s game, I was sad because it’s not the NFL I know.” If Pereira was still head of NFL officiating, he doesn’t know that there would be much more he’d be able to do within his power than what current head of officiating Carl Johnson is already doing. “I’d tell Commissioner Goodell that the mistakes we’re seeing are only the tip of the iceberg. There are many more mistakes that are coming up in critical points in the game and are not all timing or rule issues.” Pereira believes both sides, the NFLRA and NFL need to compromise. “We need to somehow light a fire under both sides to get back to the table, lock the door and don’t leave until you have a deal.”
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys — Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, going to 32% of USA, 1:00PM
Cowboys Stadium – Arlington, TX
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Hartford, Houston, Memphis, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, San Antonio, Tampa, Tulsa
San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings — Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston & on-field analyst Tony Siragusa, going to 20% of USA, 1:00PM
Mall of America Field – Minneapolis, MN
MARKETS INCLUDE: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle
St. Louis Rams at Chicago Bears — Dick Stockton, John Lynch & Jennifer Hale, going to 11% of USA, 1:00PM
Soldier Field – Chicago, IL
MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Louisville, Milwaukee, St. Louis
Detroit Lions at Tennessee Titans — Ron Pitts, Mike Martz & Kristina Pink, going to 5% of USA, 1:00PM
LP Field – Nashville, TN
MARKETS INCLUDE: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Knoxville, Nashville
Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals — Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick & Laura Okmin, going to 21% of USA, 4:05PM
University of Phoenix – Glendale, AZ
MARKETS INCLUDE: Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Washington, West Palm Beach
Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers — Chris Myers, Tim Ryan & Jaime Maggio, going to 10% of USA, 4:05PM
Qualcomm Stadium – San Diego, CA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Greenville, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, New Orleans
There you have it. CBS’ preview is next.