On Sunday night, NBC has the AFC North Division blood rivalry game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals live from Paul Brown Stadium. It’s the first time that the Bengals have hosted Sunday Night Football since it went to NBC in 2007.
In addition, analyst Cris Collinsworth gets a “home” game as he lives near Cincinnati so he won’t have to fly and just drive to the stadium. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Al Michaels as he got his big break calling Reds games on the radio in the early 1970′s. And Michele Tafoya flies over from Minnesota. I really didn’t have anything for Michele.
Anyway, here’s what NBC is saying about SNF.
BEN ROETHLISBERGER AND THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS TAKE ON ANDY DALTON AND THE BENGALS IN CINCINNATI ON “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”
Bengals Hosts First Regular Season Sunday Night Football Game in Cincinnati
Coverage Begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET
Sunday Night Football Extra to Live Stream Steelers-Bengals on NBCSports.com
NEW YORK – October 17, 2012 – Two-time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3) travel to Cincinnati to take on Andy Dalton and the Bengals (3-3) in a crucial AFC North matchup on Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling Steelers-Bengals is six-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 27th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 13-time Emmy Award-winner and former Bengals wide receiver Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his three seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, who, last year in her first season with SNF, won the inaugural Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Reporter.
Football Night in America is hosted by 23-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Costas will be joined on site by Michaels, Collinsworth and Hines Ward, the former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Super Bowl MVP and newest addition to NBC Sports’ NFL team.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC’s Studio 8G at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday night. Patrick is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network and NBCSports.com. Alex Flanagan will report from Gillette Stadium in New England on the Patriots-Jets game.
The Sunday previews will conclude with your Week 7 Viewing Guide coming up.