CBS & NFL Network Team Up for Extensive On-Site Coverage of Thursday Night Football

Featuring Multiple Sets on Location, Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 6:00 PM ET and Concludes With Immediate Post-Game Show on CBS and NFL Network

James Brown, Deion Sanders, and Bill Cowher Anchor Prime Time Coverage at 7:30 PM, ET on CBS and NFL Network

CBS Sports and NFL Network today announced plans for extensive on-site pre-game and post-game coverage for its broadcasts of Thursday Night Football.  The networks team up for over two hours of coverage, featuring CBS Sports and NFL Network analysts and reporters, originating from the site of each game for all 15 weeks, beginning at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network and continuing through kick-off at 8:25 PM ET.

At 7:30 PM ET, host James Brown is joined by analysts Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher. The show will air on CBS and be simulcast on NFL Network weeks 2-8, and on NFL Network during weeks 9-16. Brown, Cowher and Sanders will also provide halftime coverage.

Additionally, each week Thursday Night Football coverage will conclude with a live post-game show airing both on CBS and NFL Network.

The networks will utilize two sets each week on location to capture all the pre-game action and excitement, with the joint studio team contributing across all shows leading up to kick-off and post-game.  One set will be positioned in the stadium, while the other set will be located outside the venue. The full talent lineup for the pre-game and post-game coverage of Thursday Night Football will be announced this summer.

The full slate of 16 regular-season Thursday Night Football games will be produced by CBS with its broadcasters and production team, including Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.  The Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore.

2014 Thursday Night Football Schedule

Kickoff times are 8:25 PM ET unless otherwise noted

Sept. 11 (Week 2):  Steelers at Ravens Nov. 6 (Week 10):    Browns at Bengals
Sept. 18 (Week 3):  Buccaneers at Falcons Nov. 13 (Week 11):  Bills at Dolphins
Sept. 25 (Week 4):  Giants at Redskins Nov. 20 (Week 12):  Chiefs at Raiders
Oct. 2    (Week 5):   Vikings at Packers Dec. 4  (Week 14):    Cowboys at Bears
Oct. 9   (Week 6):    Colts at Texans Dec. 11 (Week 15):   Cardinals at Rams
Oct. 16 (Week 7):    Jets at Patriots Dec. 18 (Week 16):   Titans at Jaguars
Oct. 23 (Week 8):    Chargers at Broncos Dec. 20 (Week 16):     Eagles at Redskins*
Oct. 30 (Week 9):   Saints at Panthers Dec. 20 (Week 16):     Chargers at 49ers*

 

Weeks 2-8 and one of the Saturday games from Week 16 will be broadcast by CBS and simulcast on NFL Network. Weeks 9-12 and 14-16, including one of the Saturday games during  Week 16 will be televised by NFL Network.

*The kickoff times for each of the Saturday games – Philadelphia at Washington and San Diego at San Francisco – will be determined at a later date.

 

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CBS Sports Contacts:           Jen Sabatelle               212/975-4120              jsabatelle@cbs.com

@CBSSportsGang                  Dan Sabreen                212/975-5936              dsabreen@cbs.com

NFL Network Contacts:       Alex Riethmiller          310/840-4681              alex.riethmiller@nfl.com

@InsideNFLMedia                 Andrew Howard         310/845-4579               andrew.howard@nfl.com

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