We move to Fox Sports and what it will cover on Sunday in Week 2 of the NFL season. NFL on Fox analyst John Lynch is tapped to preview this Sunday’s games.
As usual, we have the announcing assignments.
NFL ON FOX Week 2 Singleheader Features Super Bowl Champion New York Giants
Johnson Heads to Dallas for Sit-Down with Romo, Lee & Ryan on FOX NFL SUNDAY
NFL ON FOX WEEK 2: GIANTS LOOK TO AVOID DROPPING FIRST TWO AT HOME – The NFL on FOX’s journey to the NFC Championship game continues Sunday, Sept. 16 with singleheader coverage of six games. The 1:00 PM ET window opens when Eli Manning and the Super Bowl Champion Giants aim to rebound from their opening-night home loss when they face Josh Freeman and the Bucs. Lead broadcast team of Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver call the action from MetLife Stadium. In Indianapolis, No. 1 pick Andrew Luck tries to rebound from a rough NFL debut when the Colts play in their home-opener against Adrian Peterson and the Vikings. Looking to notch each their first victories of 2012, NFC South rivals meet as Cam Newton and the Panthers host Drew Brees and the Saints. Last week, Vince Wilfork and the AFC Champion Patriots showed off a strong defense. This week, that group looks to shut down the Cardinals in Foxboro. The 4:00 PM ET window features Tony Romo and the Cowboys traveling to the Pacific Northwest to face Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and on-field analyst Tony Siragusa call the action from Seattle. Fresh off his NFC Offensive Player of the Week showing in New Orleans, Robert Griffin III leads the Redskins into another road encounter, this time, against Sam Bradford and the Rams.
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 the previous week’s controversial calls. Comedic prognosticator Rob Riggle provides his weekly picks segment. This week, actor Samuel L. Jackson opens the show while FOX COLLEGE SATURDAY pregame analyst Eddie George stops by to discuss the incredible recovery of Adrian Peterson. Also, Jimmy Johnson sits down with Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo, LB Sean Lee and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to discuss last week’s big victory over the Giants and whether this is the year the Cowboys put it all together.
For instant updates during the week and games from the entire NFL on FOX crew, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NFLONFOX. Fans can gain more access to exclusive FOX Sports content by logging on to www.facebook.com/foxsports.
LYNCH: PATRIOTS YOUNG DEFENSE LOOKS LIKE OLD, GRITTY NEW YORK GIANTS DEFENSE
In preparation of calling this weekend’s Cardinals vs. Patriots game, NFL on FOX analyst John Lynch noticed exceptional defensive plays made by New England defenders in the team’s victory last week in which their offense performed just as well. “The overall film was very impressive by that group of Patriot defenders,” said Lynch. “It looks like an old New York Giants defense with big physical guys. They have massive linebackers in Jarod Mayo and Dont’a Hightower. Hightower looks like a defensive lineman playing linebacker. Brandon Spikes in the middle of that defense plays like an old Pepper Johnson. They’ve gone back to these big, physical, dominating guys. They looked very good in Week 1 with their young defensive guys contributing as well and Bill Belichick has a defensive group that he really likes.”
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants — Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Pam Oliver, going to 22% of USA, 1:00PM
MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ
MARKETS INCLUDE: Fort Myers, Hartford, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Nashville, New York, Orlando, San Diego, Tampa, West Palm Beach
Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts — Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick & Laura Okmin, going to 17% of USA, 1:00PM
Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN
MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Cincinnati, Dayton, Detroit, Indianapolis, Louisville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers — Ron Pitts, Mike Martz & Kristina Pink, going to 13% of USA, 1:00PM
Bank of America Stadium – Charlotte, NC
MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Knoxville, New Orleans, Raleigh
Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots — Dick Stockton, John Lynch & Jennifer Hale, going to 10% of USA, 1:00PM
Gillette Stadium – Foxboro, MA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Boston, Denver, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Salt Lake City
Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks — Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston & on-field analyst Tony Siragusa, going to 26% of USA, 4:05PM
CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Austin, Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Miami, Oklahoma City, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, Tulsa
Washington Redskins at St. Louis Rams — Chris Myers, Tim Ryan & Jaime Maggio, going to 11% of the USA, 4:05PM
Edward Jones Dome – St. Louis, MO
MARKETS INCLUDE: Baltimore, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Richmond, St. Louis, Washington
And that’s going to be it for this post.