Now to Fox Sports which has the doubleheader for Week 14. The showcase game will be New Orleans at the New York Giants at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
Fox NFL Sunday will have coverage of the tragedy in Dallas that occurred on Saturday. Here’s the press release from Fox Sports.
A TIGHTENING NFC TAKES CENTER STAGE IN WEEK 13 – The holiday spirit and playoff races are in the air as FOX Sports presents doubleheader coverage of seven matchups, all with possible playoff implications, on Sunday, Dec. 9. The action kicks off in Cincinnati, where Tony Romo and the Cowboys find themselves one game off the pace in the NFC East as they take on Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and the Bengals. In Minneapolis, the Vikings host the Bears in an old-fashioned rivalry game. Play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson and analyst Charles Davis are joined by Kristin Pink to call this NFC South matchup between Cam Newton and the Panthers Matt Ryan and the 10-1 Falcons. The first half of doubleheader action closes with Josh Freeman and the Bucs hosting the Eagles and the Rams and Bills battling in Buffalo. In New York, Eli Manning and the Giants look to shake off their recent poor play as they host Drew Brees and the high-flying Saints. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver call America’s Game of the Week from MetLife Stadium. Also, rookie QB Russell Wilson and the NFC West leading Seahawks welcome the Cardinals to Seattle for an intra-division matchup.
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 important impactful calls and points of emphasis in officiating. Comedic prognosticator Rob Riggle provides his weekly picks segment.
This week on FOX NFL SUNDAY, Strahan reveals his top-five pass rushers under the age of 25. Also, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and QB Russell Wilson discuss the rookie sensation’s 2012 season in the Pacific Northwest and why Wilson should be in the conversation with RGIII and Andrew Luck when talking about sensational rookie quarterbacks.
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Dallas Cowboys at Cincinnati Bengals — Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick & Laura Okmin, going to 56% of USA, 1:00PM
Paul Brown Stadium – Cincinnati, OH
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albany, Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Hartford, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Portland, Providence, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tulsa, West Palm Beach
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings — Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston & on-field analyst Tony Siragusa, going to 17% of USA, 1:00PM
Mall of America Field – Minneapolis, MN
MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Phoenix
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers — Gus Johnson, Charles Davis & Kristina Pink, going to 11% of USA, 1:00PM
Bank of America Stadium – Charlotte, NC
MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Knoxville, Raleigh
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Dick Stockton, John Lynch & Jennifer Hale, going to 4% of USA, 1:00PM
Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL
MARKETS INCLUDE: Fort Meyers, Philadelphia
St. Louis Rams at Buffalo Bills — Ron Pitts, Mike Martz & Krista Voda, going to 3% of USA, 1:00PM
Ralph Wilson Stadium – Orchard Park, NY
MARKETS INCLUDE: St. Louis
New Orleans Saints at New York Giants — Joe Buck, Tory Aikman & Pam Oliver, going to 91% of USA, 4:25PM
MetLife Stadium –East Rutherford, NJ
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Detroit, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mobile, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, St. Louis, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm Beach
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks — Chris Myers, Tim Ryan & Jamie Maggio, going to 6% of USA, 4:25PM
CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Phoenix, Portland
BILLICK: RUNNING THE BALL: IS IT THAT IMPORTANT? – For as long as many football fans could remember, the hallmark of successful teams was a strong running game. As NFL on FOX analyst Brian Billick points out, in the modern NFL teams not only do not need strong running games to win it all, they don’t even need mediocre ones. “The diminished need for a powerful running game has been well documented in recent years,” Billick writes. “Of the past four Super Bowl champions, only New Orleans was a top 10 rushing team the year they won it all. In fact, the others were not simply mediocre — they were more like dreadful: the Giants ranking last in the NFL in rushing yards in 2011, Green Bay ranking 24th in 2010 and even the Pittsburgh Steelers finishing 23rd in the league in rushing in 2008.” Billick also notes that the leading rushing teams of 2012 can hardly be described as the cream of the crop. “When you look at the top teams in the NFL in rushing so far this year, you see a few that do that one thing well, but little else. Minnesota, Buffalo and Kansas City rank 3rd, 4th and 5th, currently in rushing yardage in the NFL, and none have winning records. Meanwhile, at the top of the standings, several Super Bowl contenders — Green Bay, Denver, Baltimore, Atlanta — rank in the bottom third of the league in rushing yards.”
To read more from Wednesday’s with Billick click here: http://on-msn.com/XrfNbR
LYNCH: RG3 MAKES YOU CRINGE WHEN HE RUNS THE BALL – NFL on FOX analyst and 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalist John Lynch joined Colin Cowherd’s radio program earlier this week and talked about Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III’s impressive start to his professional career. “In the pro game, a guy like Robert Griffin III, is a little more maddening for defensive backs because you want to have an answer for everything,” said Lynch. “When you have a guy like RG3 that can throw and is mobile, coupled with an offensive mind like Shanahan’s that is creative in how to utilize him, you just can’t have an answer for everything.” Lynch feels RG3 needs to be sure to protect himself when scrambling out of the pocket. “Long term sustainability, you’ve got to be able to throw the ball and we’ve see that. You get this nervous sensation every time RG3 is running the ball that he’s going to get knocked out because he’s a smaller guy…He’s doing a terrific job but you do just cross your fingers each time he holds the ball because he takes some hellacious hits.”
And we’ll complete the NFL previews with NBC’s look at Sunday Night Football.