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The 1993 Houston Oilers Chronicled on NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’ Tuesday, December 10 at 9:00 PM ET

“There were more good players here than anywhere I’ve been. And I’ve been on three Super Bowl teams.” – Buddy Ryan

Profiles the Tumultuous 1993 Season & Features Interviews with Oiler Players, Coaches & Front Office Staff 

Warren Moon, Haywood Jeffires & Sean Jones In-Studio for ‘A Football Life: Backstory’ at 10:00 PM ET 

Entering the 1993 NFL season, the Houston Oilers were considered Super Bowl favorites by many. Despite a loss in the 1992 AFC Wild Card Game to the Buffalo Bills, the Oilers had made the playoffs for six consecutive seasons and had added Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan to an offense that led the league in passing each of the previous three seasons. Yet instead of a run to a Super Bowl title, the 1993 season was filled with turmoil, dysfunction and heartbreak.

NFL Network’s two-time Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues Tuesday, December 10 at 9:00 PM ET with Houston ’93: A Football Life. The one-hour documentary chronicles the up-and-down season for the 1993 AFC Central division champions, and features interviews with several players, coaches and front office staff.


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NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’ Examines ‘The Great Wall of Dallas’ Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 9:00 PM ET

Profile of the Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line from Early 1990s

“This line was the best example of what five, six men working together can accomplish in the NFL: you can win it all.” – Jerry Jones 

In the early 1990s, the Dallas Cowboys won three Super Bowl championships in four years, with Hall of Famers Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin leading the way. However, it was six offensive linemen – none of which were drafted higher than the third round – who paved the way for those teams and collectively became one of the greatest offensive line units in NFL history.

NFL Network’s two-time Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues Tuesday, December 3 at 9:00 PM ET with The Great Wall of Dallas: A Football Life, which profiles the Cowboys’ offensive line from the early 1990s. Comprised of tackles Mark Tuinei and Erik Williams, guards Nate Newton and Kevin Gogan, center Mark Stepnoski, and guard/center John Gesek, the “Great Wall of Dallas” was an intimidating force that led the Cowboys to big wins and memorable moments, while also skirting on the edge of recklessness, arrogance and controversy.


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NFL NETWORK’S A FOOTBALL LIFE SERIES PROFILES THE INSPIRATIONAL STEVE GLEASON

NFL NETWORK’S A FOOTBALL LIFE  SERIES PROFILES THE INSPIRATIONAL STEVE GLEASON

Emmy-Nominated Series Continues Tuesday, November 26,

at 9:00 PM ET

“My Life is Not Easy, But It’s Awesome.” – Steve Gleason

Members of Team Gleason In-Studio for
A Football Life: Backstory at 10:00 PM ET

 Leading Washington State to the Rose Bowl or being the central figure in the New Orleans Saints’ most iconic play defines a football life. Facilitating awareness for an incurable disease defines a legacy.

NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues Tuesday, November 26 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of the inspirational Steve Gleason who is currently living with ALS, an incurable neurological disease. The one-hour special chronicles Gleason’s football career, the early stages of his retirement, his life-altering diagnosis and his new livelihood as a patient, spokesperson, and trailblazer.


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WEEK 11 EDITIONS OF NFL NETWORK’S ‘NFL GAMEDAY FIRST’ & ‘NFL GAMEDAY MORNING’

Former Pro Bowl RB Jamal Anderson Joins ‘NFL GameDay First’ at 7:00 AM ET

This Week on ‘NFL GameDay Morning’ at 9:00 AM ET –

Steve Mariucci One-on-One with Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid

Aditi Kinkhabwala Profiles the Rise of Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict –

Includes Interviews with Bengals’ Marvin Lewis, Burfict’s Mother, and Mike Mayock

The Resurrection of the New York Jets is Examined

 Sunday is ‘GameDay’ and every week NFL Network provides 12 hours of live coverage, beginning at 7:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay First.  The day continues at 9:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay Morning leading viewers into the early games. At 4:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Scoreboard recaps the early action and at 7:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Highlights recaps the entire afternoon.  At 11:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Final provides complete analysis on the entire football Sunday.


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Invention of The Forward Pass Examined on NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’ Tuesday, November 19 at 9:00 PM ET

Two-Time Emmy-Nominated Series Continues Tuesday, November 19 at 9:00 PM ET 

Features Interviews with Dan Fouts, Joe Namath, Roger Staubach, Mike Martz, Chuck Klosterman & More

What do Teddy Roosevelt, Knute Rockne, George Carlin, the Atomic Bomb, the Hail Mary Prayer, Marcia Brady’s broken nose and “American Pie” all have in common? The Forward Pass.

As ubiquitous as it is now, throwing the football was once unimaginable. For the first four decades of football’s existence, the Forward Pass was illegal. However, with rising safety concerns surrounding the game of football, President Roosevelt intervened. It was his demand that rules makers open up the game by legalizing the Forward Pass that saved football from abolition and created the sport we love.


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NFL NETWORK’S A FOOTBALL LIFE SERIES PROFILES HALL OF FAME WIDE RECEIVER CRIS CARTER

Emmy-Nominated Series Continues Tuesday, November 12, at 9:00 PM ET

Brian Billick and Cris Carter’s Hero & Brother, Butch Carter, In-Studio for
A Football Life: Backstory at 10:00 PM ET

 The stages of Cris Carter’s football life strangely mimic one another. As a teenager, collegian, NFL player, and retiree, the record-setting wide receiver never took the shortest nor the easiest path. However, Carter would always correct his course; a course which is summed up in one 242-mile stretch – from Middletown, OH to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues Tuesday, November 12 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter.  The one-hour special chronicles Carter’s journey from the streets of Ohio, through his tumultuous time as an Ohio State Buckeye and Philadelphia Eagle, to his resurrection with the Vikings and capped by his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


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Four-Time Pro Bowl Quarterback Randall Cunningham Profiled on NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’ Tuesday, November 5 at 9:00 PM ET

“Randall probably did it more dramatically and more spectacularly than any other quarterback before or since.” – Merrill Reese

Brian Billick & Brian Baldinger Join ‘A Football Life: Backstory’ at 10:00 PM ET

As quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, Randall Cunningham made electrifying plays that thrilled fans on the field and helped him to achieve superstar status off it. Today, Cunningham is the founder and pastor of Remnant Ministries in Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout his life – both on the football field and off – Cunningham has traveled a long course filled with ups and downs, glory and controversy, all of which has brought him to where he is now.

NFL Network’s two-time Emmy-nominated series continues Tuesday, November 5 at 9:00 PM ET with Randall Cunningham: A Football Life. The one-hour documentary features sitdown interviews with Cunningham and those who know him well, including his wife Felicity Cunningham, former teammates and coaches, and media members.


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WEEK 8 EDITIONS OF NFL NETWORK’S ‘NFL GAMEDAY FIRST’ & ‘NFL GAMEDAY MORNING’

Former Grambling Head Coach Doug Williams Sits Down with Melissa Stark to Discuss Current Situation with Grambling State Football on ‘NFL GameDay First’

Steve Mariucci Visits with Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Matt Ryan and Tight End Tony Gonzalez on ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

‘NFL GameDay First’ at 7:00 AM ET Followed by ‘NFL GameDay Morning’ at 9:00 AM ET

Sunday is ‘GameDay’ and every week NFL Network provides 12 hours of live coverage, beginning at 7:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay First.  The day continues at 9:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay Morning leading viewers into the early games. At 4:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Scoreboard recaps the early action and at 7:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Highlights recaps the entire afternoon.  At 11:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Final provides complete analysis on the entire football Sunday.


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FORMER GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY HEAD COACH DOUG WILLIAMS TO BE INTERVIEWED ON ‘NFL GAMEDAY FIRST’

Doug Williams Sits Down with Melissa Stark to Discuss Current Situation with Grambling State Football

NFL Game Day First at 7:00 AM ET Sunday Morning

Sunday on NFL GameDay First, which begins at 7:00 AM ET, Doug Williams sits down with host Melissa Stark to give his first in-depth interview on the Grambling State University football situation. The Tigers football team forfeited their game against Jackson State on October 19 as part of the student-athletes’ decision to boycott all team activities.
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Hall of Fame Defensive Tackle & NFL Network Analyst Warren Sapp Featured on ‘A Football Life’ Tuesday, October 29 at 9:00 PM ET

“Warren changed the game. He changed the way that position was played.” – Former Buccaneers S John Lynch

Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks & Brad Johnson on ‘A Football Life: Backstory’ at 10:00 PM ET 

Throughout his Hall of Fame NFL career – which spanned 13 seasons and included seven Pro Bowls, 96.5 career sacks and a Super Bowl championship – Warren Sapp was a relentless defensive tackle who played an integral role in turning around the fortunes of a once bleak franchise and left an indelible mark on the National Football League.

The third season of the two-time Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues Tuesday, October 29 at 9:00 PM ET with Warren Sapp: A Football Life, a one-hour documentary which offers a look at the life of one of the most dominant defensive players in NFL history. Warren Sapp: A Football Life features sitdown interviews, as well as Sapp and his mother, Annie Roberts, returning to his hometown of Plymouth, Florida to visit his childhood home, his high school and various places in Plymouth that played significant parts in his life.


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