“NFL Kickoff 2011 presented by EA Sports” to celebrate start of the NFL season and Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Championship Thursday, September 8

Show to feature performances by Kid Rock,  Lady Antebellum &  Maroon 5

NBC/NFL Network Special On Sept. 8, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET

Precedes NFL Kickoff Game:
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS vs. GREEN BAY PACKERS

It’s time to get Back To Football as the NFL begins its 92nd season with an unprecedented celebration in its special pregame show, “NFL KICKOFF 2011 PRESENTED BY EA SPORTS” – 7:30 PM ET Thursday, September 8.  KID ROCK, LADY ANTEBELLUM and MAROON 5 are scheduled to perform.

There will be simulcast coverage of the 60-minute pregame show from Lambeau Field which will air from 7:30 – 8:30 PM ET on NBC and NFL Network.  The live pregame broadcast also will be available via NFL Mobile only from Verizon.

The musical performances are part of the celebration to kick off the 2011 season and to honor the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers.  This is the 10th consecutive Kickoff celebration to start the season and the eighth consecutive year the NFL has saluted the Super Bowl champions with the opening game in their stadium on a Thursday in primetime.

The show leads into the season opener between the Packers and the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field (NBC, Westwood One Radio Sports, 8:30 PM ET). 

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