The Oakland Raiders may be a sad team at 3-9 and in a long rebuilding process, but the atmosphere in the Coliseum formerly known as Oakland-Alameda County is one of the more raucous in the NFL. With fans dressed as aliens and various riff-raff, the Coliseum in primetime is a wondrous spectacle.
NFL Network will be on hand for the AFC West blood rivalry game between the Denver Broncos and the Raiders. This will be the next-to-last game for Thursday Night Football in what has been a record year in both ratings and amount of games.
Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock will call the game with Alex Flanagan on the sidelines.
Rich Eisen will host the pregame, halftime and postgame shows from the Coliseum field and be joined by Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci and Deion Sanders on the set. Stacey Dales will have live reports from around the stadium.
Here are the particulars of the game from NFL Network.
Broncos QB Peyton Manning 1-on-1 Interview with Kurt Warner on Thursday Night Kickoff Pregame Show at 6:00 PM ET
NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football continues this week when quarterback Peyton Manning and the AFC West-champion Denver Broncos face quarterback Carson Palmer and the rival Oakland Raiders Thursday, December 6 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 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.
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:
- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning 1-on-1 interview with NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner
- NFL Network’s Mark Kriegel compares the seasons of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck
- The Final Stop – With Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning finishing his first season in his new home, Thursday Night Kickoff examines previous players who finished their careers with different teams than the ones they are associated with. Brett Favre and Emmitt Smith discuss Manning’s first season in Denver
On the Postgame Show, NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci learns his way around the kitchen with renowned chef Guy Fieri and Oakland Raiders running back Marcel Reece.
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: BRONCOS (9-3) RAIDERS (3-9) ANNOUNCERS Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (game analyst); Alex Flanagan (sideline) PREGAME (6:00 PM ET) Thursday Night Kickoff
In Oakland: 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* CBS Ch. 4 (KCNC) ABC Ch. 7 (KGO)
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