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2014 Thursday Night Football Broadcast Schedule Announced

Slate of 16 Regular-Season Games Kicks Off with Steelers vs. Ravens on September 11 on CBS and NFL Network

The CBS Television Network and NFL Network announce the Thursday Night Football prime time broadcast schedule for the 2014 NFL season.  This year marks the inaugural partnership between CBS Sports and NFL Network in broadcasting Thursday Night Football and features the most marquee match-ups ever on Thursday night, including 14 divisional rivalries. The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore and ends with a Week 16 Saturday double-header on December 20.


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2014 NFL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 AT 8:00 PM ET ON NFL NETWORK, NFL.COM & NFL MOBILE FROM VERIZON

Presented by Verizon, NFL Network’s Three-Hour ‘NFL Total Access: Schedule Release ‘14’ Show Breaks Down 2014 NFL Schedule

NFL.com Will Provide Complete Team-by-Team and Weekly Schedules of All 256 Regular-Season Games

The 2014 NFL schedule will be released on NFL Network, NFL.com, and NFL Mobile from Verizon on Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 PM ET.

NFL Network’s coverage will be highlighted by NFL Total Access: Schedule Release ’14 presented by Verizon (Wednesday, 8:00 PM ET) – a three-hour special hosted by Rich Eisen and featuring analysts Steve Mariucci, Warren Sapp, and Mike Silver – that breaks down the entire 2014 regular season schedule, division by division, analyzing the top matchups and primetime games, including the 16-game CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football schedule.


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NFL Films-Produced ‘Caught in the Draft’ Premieres Wednesday, April 9 on NFL Network

Airs Every Wednesday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network Leading Up to 2014 NFL Draft

Examines Five Particular Drafts: 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994 & 2004

Before the 2014 NFL Draft kicks off, NFL Network provides a comprehensive look back at the past 50 years of the NFL Draft with a new, NFL Films-produced series, Caught in the Draft.

Premiering Wednesday, April 9 at 9:00 PM ET and airing every Wednesday leading up to the eve of the 2014 NFL Draft, the five-episode series examines five specific drafts which had a profound impact on the National Football League and helped to transform the NFL Draft into the enormous event it has become.


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NFL Media Nominated For 20 Sports Emmy Awards

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NFL.com’s ‘Bracketology’ — Fans to Determine Greatest Quarterback of All-Time

Third Annual ‘Bracketology’ Begins Thursday, March 20 on NFL.com 

32 Quarterbacks Divided Into Four Brackets 

Who is the greatest NFL quarterback of all-time?

This year, NFL.com’s third annual edition of Bracketology seeks to answer the long-standing debate. Starting Thursday, March 20, fans will decide who is the greatest quarterback of all-time by submitting their vote at NFL.com/bracketology (site will go live when the bracket opens on Thursday).


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‘Free Agency Frenzy 2014′ — NFL Media Provides Complete Around-the-Clock Free Agency Coverage

Coverage Kicks Off Monday, March 10 at 8:00 PM ET with ‘NFL Total Access: Free Agency Frenzy Preview’

10-Hour Editions of ‘Free Agency Frenzy’ Shows Tuesday, March 11 & Wednesday, March 12 at 10:00 AM ET

Follow All of the Moves & Latest Free Agency News with NFL.com’s Free Agency Tracker

NFL Media is the go-to destination for the most comprehensive coverage and analysis of the 2014 NFL free agency period. With 30 hosts, analysts and reporters providing up-to-the-minute updates on the latest player movement, 24 hours of live free agency coverage over three days and NFL.com’s Free Agency Tracker, NFL Network, NFL.com and NFL Mobile from Verizon have fans covered no matter where they are.

NFL Network’s coverage begins Monday, March 10 at 8:00 PM ET with NFL Total Access: Free Agency Frenzy Preview, and continues Tuesday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 12 with 10-hour editions of Free Agency Frenzy, beginning each day at 10:00 AM ET.


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NFL Media Provides Exclusive Live Coverage of NFL Scouting Combine for 10th Year

NFL Network, NFL.com & NFL Mobile From Verizon Cover 2014 NFL Scouting Combine with 23-Man Roster of Analysts, Hosts & Reporters

Live Coverage of Combine Drills Begins Saturday, February 22 at 9:00 AM ET

Coverage of Combine Press Conferences Thursday, February 20 & Friday, February 21 at 2:00 PM ET

For the 10th year, NFL Media provides exclusive multi-platform coverage of the league’s next generation of talent with more than 60 hours of programming of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine Presented by Under Armour. Beginning Thursday, February 20, NFL Network, NFL.com and NFL Mobile broadcast live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, providing an up-close look at South Carolina defensive Jadeveon Clowney, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins and the rest of the more than 330 NFL prospects looking to take the next step in their careers. Additionally, NFL Network’s live coverage of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine can be accessed on mobile phones exclusively through NFL Mobile From Verizon.


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Coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII Sets Viewership & Traffic Records Across NFL Media

Wall-to-wall coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII produces double-digit spikes for NFL Network, NFL.com, and NFL Mobile

NFL Media’s 11th year covering the Super Bowl produced record-breaking results across all platforms.


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NFL Digital Media Offers Fans the Most Comprehensive Coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII

Exclusive live streaming on NFL Mobile from Verizon and inside access with NFL Fan Pass highlight NFL Digital Media’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII

With an array of interactive offerings, NFL Digital Media has the most complete and comprehensive coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII from MetLife Stadium. Featuring NFL.com, SuperBowl.com, NFL Mobile app and much more, NFL Digital Media has something for everyone.

The following are highlights from NFL Digital Media’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII:

NFL.COM & SUPERBOWL.COM: The official websites of the NFL and Super Bowl XLVIII feature insight and analysis from top NFL insiders, plus exclusive video and multimedia features from NFL Network.

Both NFL.com and SuperBowl.com will stream a live video show from Radio Row at the Super Bowl Media Center Wednesday, January 29 – Friday, January 31, hosted by Matt “Money” Smith along with Dave Dameshek, Adam Rank and Molly Qerim. Presented by Bridgestone, NFL.com Live: Super Bowl XLVIII will consist of player and celebrity interviews throughout the week.

The NFL.com Live: Super Bowl XLVIII schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 29: 12:00 – 3:00 PM ET
  • Thursday, Jan. 30: 12:00 – 3:00 PM ET
  • Friday, Jan. 31: 12:30 – 3:00 PM ET

Additionally, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s annual Super Bowl press conference, Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day, and live streaming videos and clips from NFL Network and NFL.com are available on NFL.com.

MOBILE APPLICATIONS: NFL Digital Media has multiple mobile applications available, allowing fans to do everything from getting the most out of Super Bowl Boulevard to watching Super Bowl XLVIII on their Verizon smartphone.

  • Live Streaming on NFL Mobile from Verizon: With NFL Mobile, fans can access live, streaming video of NFL Network, including exclusive Super Bowl content and commercials. On Super Bowl Sunday, NFL Mobile provides users the ability to watch live video from the Fox broadcast of the game on their smartphone. Live video of the game will not be available to those in the stadium on game day. NFL Mobile is free to download, with a premium subscription available to Verizon Wireless customers for $5/month. For more information about NFL Mobile from Verizon, including how to purchase premium services, visit www.verizoninsider.com/nfl.
  • Back again this year, the NFL is making The Super Bowl XLVIII Mobile Guide, presented by Verizon, available within NFL Mobile. This feature contains a countdown clock to game time, NFL.com Super Bowl editorials, live streaming video, and a live game center with score updates and stats. It also showcases all of the NFL and partner events including Super Bowl Boulevard, Media Day, and Verizon Power House. The app provides fans with the ability to bookmark locations around New York and New Jersey, add events to their calendars and share via social media, and to stay in touch with all of the happenings around New York and New Jersey via location based notifications and alerts. Available on iOS, Android and Windows 8 smartphones.
  • NFL Mobile: Featuring live scores and stats, news and articles, tweets, photos and video highlights, NFL Mobile provides fans extensive coverage leading up to and during Super Bowl XLVIII. NFL Mobile also provides access to Audio Pass* which allows fans to listen to live play-by-play audio of Super Bowl XLVIII on iOS, Android, Windows 8, and Blackberry devices. (*for purchase)
  • Official Super Bowl XLVIII Digital Game Program: Fans can download the tablet-optimized version of the Super Bowl XLVIII Official Game Program, available for Windows Surface, iPad, and Android tablets (via Google Play and Amazon App Store). The app contains all the latest information on the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, featuring animated starting line-ups and sortable rosters, plus a complete history of the Super Bowl. Fans can also watch video recaps of the 2013 NFL season, view real-time Twitter and Instagram feeds, and access archived Super Bowl programs.
  • #WhosGonnaWin PRESENTED BY VERIZON: Fans are encouraged to tweet which team they think will win Super Bowl XLVIII using the hashtag #WhosGonnaWin. The winning team’s colors will be featured in a light show on the Empire State Building each night. Fans can also stream the nightly shows through the NFL Mobile from Verizon app.

NFL FAN PASS PRESENTED BY XBOX: Using insider access that only the official digital properties of the National Football League can deliver, NFL Digital Media presents NFL Fan Pass. Allowing for unprecedented access to players, celebrities and musicians, NFL Fan Pass provides fans with a unique complement to NFL fandom through the lens of entertainment.

During Super Bowl week Fan Pass delivers unique continuous content that only the NFL can provide while engaging the casual football fan that favors the blend of football and pop culture.

From Media Day to NFL Honors, NFL Fan Pass presents authentic experiences co-created with the players, celebrities, sponsors and NFL elite that will define Super Bowl XLVIII.

NFL Fan Pass posts daily exclusive interviews, videos and photos on nfl.com/fanpass, NFL Mobile presented by Verizon and NFL Network.

Other elements of NFL Digital Media’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII include:

NFL GAME REWIND: NFL Digital Media’s NFL Game Rewind delivers fans every play of the entire 2013 NFL regular season and postseason online or via tablet in HD and commercial-free, complete with DVR controls (after the game has aired on television). Now included on NFL Game Rewind are more than 25 classic Super Bowls from years past, as well as most regular and postseason games since 2009. Super Bowl XLVIII will be available on NFL Game Rewind approximately 3 hours after conclusion of the game.

In 2013, HD Coaches Film, with two exclusive camera angles, “All-22” and “High End Zone” views was available to fans through NFL Game Rewind and will be available for Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on NFL Game Rewind, visit NFL.com/GameRewind.

FAN COMMUNICATION: Especially helpful for fans in New York and New Jersey, the NFL will leverage push notifications through NFL Mobile Presented by Verizon for unprecedented communication around Super Bowl XLVIII. These push notifications will answer basic questions fans have in our most high-profile locations, including Super Bowl Boulevard and MetLife Stadium, site of Super Bowl XLVIII.

During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, notifications will alert fans to things such as:

  • Autograph sessions and player appearances
  • Where to buy tickets to ride the toboggan
  • Shop for official Super Bowl XLVIII gear
  • Photo opportunities (such as the Lombardi Trophy)

On Super Bowl Sunday, fans will be alerted to items such as:

  • Security line opening times
  • Where fans should go for pre-game entertainment (after passing security)
  • When they should get to their seats
  • Timing for the 360-HD photo that proves you were in attendance at Super Bowl XLVIII

PODCASTS: Available at nfl.com/podcasts and on iTunes, NFL Digital Media produces a number of podcasts from New York and New Jersey, giving fans analysis of the game and a flavor for the atmosphere surrounding the Super Bowl. The following podcasts will be available during Super Bowl week:

  • Wednesday (1/29): The Rich Eisen Podcast
  • Wednesday (1/29): The M & M podcast (Michael Irvin & Marshall Faulk)
  • Thursday (1/30): The Coaches Show Podcast (Brian Billick & Steve Mariucci)
  • Tuesday & Thursday: Around the League Podcast
  • Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: The Dave Dameshek Football Program will recap the best moments from the NFL.com Live: Super Bowl XLVIII show.

LIVE STREAMING OF SUPER BOWL ON NFL.COM: Both NFL.com and SuperBowl.com will link to Fox Sports’ live stream of Super Bowl XLVIII. Providing fans located within the United States with an unparalleled companion experience, the live stream will include a host of unique and interactive online and social features, complementing the Fox broadcast of the game. Live video of the game will not be available to fans in the stadium on Super Bowl Sunday.

For international fans, NFL Game Pass offers fans outside of the United States the ability to watch Super Bowl XLVIII live or on-demand online in HD* (certain restrictions apply depending on your country). NFL Game Pass offers full DVR controls to let fans pause, rewind and replay live and archived game action. For more information on NFL Game Pass, visit NFL.com/GamePass.

SUPER BOWL XLVIII MEDIA DAY: On Tuesday, January 28, NFL.com will simulcast NFL Network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day featuring players from the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, with the exception of halftime period. The Media Day stream will be offered between 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM ET & 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET.

SIX BOROUGHS PRESENTED BY JAGUAR: The road to Super Bowl XLVIII begins and ends with the storied legacy of Vince Lombardi. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Lombardi’s success as an NFL coach has roots throughout New York City.

The Six Boroughs, presented by Jaguar, explores Lombardi’s early years and places touched by his spirit with six distinctive stories, one from each of New York’s five boroughs plus one from New Jersey where his namesake trophy is made. Combined, these stories create a rich narrative of a city that made the man that made the Super Bowl.

Six Boroughs will be hosted by former New York Giants linebacker and two-time Super Bowl Champion, Carl Banks.

DESTINATION SUPER BOWL – NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY: Super Bowl XLVIII marks the beginning of another chapter in the history of pro football in the New York metropolitan area. The great American game and the great American city have long been inextricably linked, stretching back to when the sport first burst onto the national scene.

NFL.com’s Destination Super Bowl provides an interactive user experience, allowing visitors to journey through the New York metro area en route to MetLife Stadium in suburban New Jersey. The map includes seven specific sites with ties to the NFL and the Super Bowl, including Radio City Music Hall, old Yankee Stadium, Ellis Island, Times Square, NFL Headquarters and the Vince Lombardi Service Area.

From draft-day photos of Super Bowl MVPs and Gil Brandt’s take on the “Greatest Game Ever Played,” to Brian Billick’s reflection on the week leading up to his 2001 Super Bowl victory, visitors get a unique mix of content that both keeps them engaged and promotes the Big Game. Users travel a “path” from site to site, where they will see a combination of videos, photos and text.

SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS: Continuously updated during the game, NFL.com and SuperBowl.com will post all of the Super Bowl commercials after they have aired on the television broadcast. Users can view the commercials, rate them (thumbs up or down), comment, and sort them by quarter, brand, and top rated: nfl.com/superbowl/48/commercials

Video of the commercials will not be available for fans in the stadium on Super Bowl Sunday.

MVP VOTING: During the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII, fans will be able to vote for the Super Bowl XLVIII MVP on NFL.com, either online or on web-enabled mobile devices. The fan vote counts as 20% of the overall vote, with the remaining 80% determined by the media.

Visit nfl.com/mvp

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NFL Network Live On-Location From New York & New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII

Record 86 Hours of Live Coverage Part of More Than 140 Hours of Programming from New York & New Jersey

12 Sets From 8 Locations & 40 On-Air Personalities with a Combined 17 Super Bowl Rings

12.5 Hours of Pregame & Postgame Coverage on Super Bowl Sunday

‘NFL AM,’ ‘Super Bowl Live’ & ‘NFL Total Access’ Shows Live from New York & New Jersey Throughout the Week

Comprehensive Live Coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day from the Prudential Center – Tuesday, January 28

Special Super Bowl-Related Programming Such as ‘The Rich Eisen Super Bowl Special,’ ‘M&M’ & ‘Let’s Go Primetime’ Throughout the Week

For the 11th year, NFL Network is on-location providing comprehensive, wall-to-wall coverage of Super Bowl week. With more than 140 total hours – including a record 86 live hours – of programming from 12 sets in eight locations across New York City and New Jersey, and featuring a roster of 40 on-air personalities with a combined 17 Super Bowl rings, NFL Network is the go-to destination for expert analysis, the latest news and reports, special guest appearances, matchup-related programming and more leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII.


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