After taking a week off for the Thanksgiving holiday, NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football returns with an NFC South blood rivalry game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons live from the Georgia Dome. Back in Week 11, the Saints ended the Falcons drive for an defeated season at the Superdome.
Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock will call the game live on NFL Network. Alex Flanagan will be on the sidelines throughout the broadcast.
Rich Eisen will host the pre and postgame shows from the Georgia Dome field along with analysts Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders and Kurt Warner.
Here are the NFL Network particulars.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees Interview with Michael Irvin on Thursday Night Kickoff Pregame Show at 6:00 PM ET
NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football continues this week when quarterback Matt Ryan and the first-place Atlanta Falcons host quarterback Drew Brees and the division-rival New Orleans Saints in an NFC South matchup Thursday, November 29 at 8:00 PM ET. Play-by-play announcer Brad Nessler and Emmy-nominated analyst Mike Mayock have the call, while Alex Flanagan provides reports from the sidelines of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
Two hours before kickoff, NFL Network’s Thursday Night Kickoff pregame show is live from the stadium starting at 6:00 PM ET, taking viewers right up to kickoff with analysis and the latest reports. Host Rich Eisen joins Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin, and former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci. Reporters Stacey Dales and Alex Flanagan provide pregame news reports from the locker rooms, as well as interviews with players and coaches.
Featured on the Thursday Night Kickoff pregame show this week:
- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees interview with Michael Irvin
Feature on the similarities between the Mike Smith/Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves teams from the early 1990s. Includes interviews with Falcons head coach Mike Smith, quarterback Matt Ryan and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, and former Braves pitcher John Smoltz and third baseman Terry Pendleton
- Interview with Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez on the Prekick Show
- Footage of Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin and Stacey Dales participating in the NBA Skills competition during halftime of the Atlanta Hawks-Charlotte Bobcats game. Hosted by Hall of Famer Dominque Wilkins
Eisen, Faulk, Sanders, Irvin and Mariucci provide additional analysis on the Halftime Show and the Postgame Show.
Following the game, hosts Chris Rose and Lindsay Rhodes as well as analysts Willie McGinest and Shaun O’Hara will deliver a postgame edition of NFL Total Access live from NFL Network’s studios in Los Angeles.
TEAMS: SAINTS (5-6) FALCONS (10-1) ANNOUNCERS Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (game analyst); Alex Flanagan (sideline) PREGAME (6:00 PM ET) Thursday Night Kickoff
In Atlanta: Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan
PRE-KICK (8:00 PM ET) Prekick Show
Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan, Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci
HALFTIME Halftime Show
Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan
POSTGAME Postgame Show
Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan NFL Total Access Postgame Show
In-studio: Chris Rose, Lindsay Rhodes, Willie McGinest, Shaun O’Hara
WHERE TO WATCH DirecTV – Channel 212 (SD/HD), DISH Network – 154 (SD/HD)
Verizon FIOS – Channel 88 (SD) 588 (HD), AT&T U-Verse – Channel 630 (SD) 1630 (HD)Check your local cable listings
NFL.com LIVE – live “look-ins” at select moments of game
NFL Mobile Live on Verizon Wireless
LOCAL OTA SIMULCAST* FOX Ch. 8 (WVUE) CW Ch. 69 (WUPA)