And our last Sunday NFL preview is from NBC Sports and its look at this week’s Sunday Night Football matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Denver Broncos live from the new Mile High Stadium.
NBC is promoting the QB duel between the Saints’ Drew Brees and the Broncos’ Peyton Manning.
Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will call the game live from Denver. Michele Tafoya roams the sidelines.
On Football Night in America, Bob Costas will host in Denver with analyst Hines Ward. Dan Patrick will be in New York along with analysts Rodney Harrison and Tony Dungy.
This is what NBC is saying about Sunday night’s game.
Manning and Brees Have Combined for 99,475 Passing Yards & 712 TDs
Coverage Begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET
Sunday Night Football Extra to Live Stream Saints-Broncos on NBCSports.com
NEW YORK – October 24, 2012 – Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints (2-4) travel to Denver to take on Peyton Manning and the Broncos (3-3) on Sunday Night Football in a matchup that features two of the game’s most prolific passers. Brees (349.5) and Manning (301.3) rank No. 1 and 2 (tie) this season in average passing yards per game, and have combined for 99,475 career passing yards (Manning – 56,636; Brees – 42,839). Brees has thrown a touchdown pass in a record 49 consecutive games and is one away from 300 career, which would tie him with John Elway for sixth on the all-time list. Manning is third all-time with 413 career passing touchdowns. Together Brees and Manning have combined for 712 touchdown passes. Coverage begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling Saints-Broncos 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 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 Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo. 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 Cowboys Stadium in Dallas on Giants-Cowboys.
Michaels and Collinsworth:
Patrick, Dungy and Harrison on Saints vs. Broncos:
In addition to the weekly Sunday Night Football and Football Night in America broadcasts, NBC Sports Group’s NFL coverage also includes digital content and social media extensions that are available online, as well as NFL-related shoulder programming available on NBC Sports Network.
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