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NFL NOW: WEEK 10 CONSUMER TRENDS

Cleveland Browns Enter Top 5 Most Watched Teams

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Enters Top 10 Most Followed Players


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‘Thursday Night Football’ on NFL Network — Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Nov. 6 at 8:25 PM ET

‘Thursday Night Football’ Lives on NFL Network

Coverage Begins Thursday at 6:00 PM ET with ‘NFL Total Access Kickoff’

‘Thursday Night Football’ Offered Digitally on NFL Mobile from Verizon, Watch NFL Network & NFL on Xbox

Thursday Night Football on NFL Network continues this week when wide receiver A.J. Green and the Cincinnati Bengals host quarterback Brian Hoyer and the Cleveland Browns in a pivotal AFC North divisional matchup Thursday, November 6 at 8:25 PM ET.


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NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’ Profiles Hall of Fame Running Back Eric Dickerson

‘Eric Dickerson: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, October 10 at 9:00 PM ET

“When I loved it, I loved it. It was nothing better.” – Eric Dickerson

“He was just the most remarkable player I ever played with.” – Brian Baldinger

During his 11-year Hall of Fame career, Eric Dickerson was one of the most dominant running backs to ever play the position. As the single-season rushing leader and the seventh-leading rusher of all time, Dickerson’s place in NFL history is unquestioned. Yet, it was the question of what he was worth while he was playing that followed him throughout his career and threatened to overshadow it.


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CBS & NFL Network’s ‘NFL Thursday Night Kickoff’ Notes & Quotes — Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons

NFL Thursday Night Kickoff aired from inside the Georgia Dome tonight at 7:30 PM ET on CBS and NFL Network, with host James Brown and analysts Bill Cowher and Deion Sanders providing pregame analysis leading up to Buccaneers-Falcons on Thursday Night Football.’

Former Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez joined the set in Atlanta.


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NFL/LISC GRASSROOTS PROGRAM GRANTS $2.5 MILLION FOR NEW AND REFURBISHED COMMUNITY FOOTBALL FIELDS IN 15 CITIES NATIONWIDE

Awards add to $37 million committed since 1998, resulting in 290 neighborhood fields

Community organizations, schools and parks in 15 cities across the country will receive grants totaling $2.5 million to build or refurbish neighborhood fields through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program, it was announced today.

More than $37 million in grants have been awarded to revitalize playing fields in underserved neighborhoods since the NFL partnered with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s leading community development organization, in 1998. For the past 15 years, Grassroots grants have supported the construction or renovation of more than 290 fields nationwide.

Fields are newly built or significantly renovated, with improvements such as irrigation systems, lights, bleachers, scoreboards, goal posts and turf. Grassroots grants are issued once established funding thresholds are reached for each project.

The 2013 funding cycle will include new fields, or field enhancements, in Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Covington, KY; Green Bay, WI; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; New Haven, CT; New Orleans, LA; Oakland, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Philadelphia, PA; and Seattle, WA.

“The NFL Foundation is pleased to continue its work with LISC in improving the quality, safety and accessibility of fields in communities nationwide,” said Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President CHARLOTTE JONES ANDERSON, Chairman of the NFL Foundation. “The revitalization of these fields will provide safe places for communities to come together, “Play 60” and enjoy the many benefits of sports participation.”


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NFL Now Launches on Apple TV

NFL Now Delivers Fans Largest Digital Library of NFL Video and Customized Viewing Experience

NEW YORK, NY: The National Football League today announced that NFL Now has launched on Apple TV, providing fans free access to the NFL’s massive video content library through the Apple TV platform.  NFL Now on Apple TV provides access to game highlights, original content from NFL Media and 32 NFL clubs, live press conferences, and shows and video from the NFL Films vault.  NFL Now also delivers the most-personalized NFL viewing experience anywhere, providing a one-of-a-kind video stream based on each fan’s favorite NFL teams, players and NFL.com Fantasy rosters and viewing preferences over time.


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DIRECTV and NFL Now Bring Audience To ‘The Rich Eisen Show’

New Audience Network Show Hosted by NFL Network’s Eisen Will be A Freewheeling Blend of Celebrity Interviews, NFL Commentary and More; Show to Simulcast Digitally on NFL Now

DIRECTV and NFL Now are teaming up to launch “The Rich Eisen Show,” a new, daily talk show featuring NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, which will premiere on Oct. 6 and air exclusively on DIRECTV’s Audience Network from noon to 3 p.m. (EDT).

In addition to Audience Network, “The Rich Eisen Show” will be available digitally on NFL Now, the NFL’s next-generation video service, providing fans access to a customized stream of content from the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere across an array of Internet-connected devices.


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BACK TO FOOTBALL! FULL SLATE OF GAMES WITH ALL 32 TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEK

It’s time to get back to football!

“It definitely feels like game week to us,” says Seattle head coach PETE CARROLL, whose team will face the Denver Broncos this week in a Super Bowl XLVIII rematch. “It’s coming quick, Thursday night. It’s going to be fun.”

All 32 NFL clubs will be in action this week.

The preseason kicked off on Sunday with the NFL/Hall of Fame Game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants. The other 30 NFL teams will make their season debuts this week.

“This is about us getting better and evaluating against other guys,” says MIKE ZIMMER, who will make his debut as Minnesota Vikings head coach on Friday night against the Oakland Raiders. “I want us to go out and play solid fundamental football.”

Four games will be featured on national TV this week, starting with the San Francisco 49ers visiting the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night (August 7, 7:30 PM ET, NFL Network) and concluding with the Detroit Lions hosting the Cleveland Browns on Saturday (August 9, 7:30 PM ET, NFL Network).

DATE GAME TIME (ET) NETWORK
Thursday, August 7 San Francisco at Baltimore 7:30 PM NFLN
Thursday, August 7 Dallas at San Diego 10:30 PM* NFLN
Friday, August 8 New Orleans at St. Louis 8:00 PM NFLN
Saturday, August 9 Cleveland at Detroit 7:30 PM NFLN

*Joined live in progress


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Harbaugh Brothers Matchup & Johnny Manziel’s Debut Highlight NFL Network’s Week 1 Live Preseason Schedule

Four Live Week 1 Preseason Games on NFL Network:

San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens – August 7 at 7:30 PM ET

Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers – August 7 at 10:30 PM ET

New Orleans Saints at St. Louis Rams – August 8 at 8:00 PM ET

Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions – August 9 at 7:30 PM ET

Special Preseason ‘NFL RedZone’ Friday, August 8 at 7:30 PM ET

It’s time to get ‘Back to Football’ and NFL Network remains the go-to destination to do so, with four live games and re-airs of every Week 1 preseason game.

On Thursday, August 7 at 7:30 PM ET, NFL Network provides a special presentation of the San Francisco 49ers-Baltimore Ravens game – the teams’ first meeting since Super Bowl XLVII. NFL Network’s Ari Wolfe and Kurt Warner will call the action from NFL Network’s studios, while NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala will provide pre-game and post-game reports from Baltimore.


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Message from Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll

Today the NFL sent an e-mail to millions of fans on behalf of Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll that contained a letter from the coach as well as a video that shows how the Super Bowl champions teach tackling.

Pete Carroll

To read Coach Carroll’s letter, click here.

To watch how the Seattle Seahawks teach tackling, click here.