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2013 ‘Thursday Night Football’ Schedule Sets Rating & Viewership Records for NFL Network

13-game schedule produces most-watched season for Thursday Night Football with an average of 8 million viewers – Up 10% vs. 2012 season average

The #1 Thursday program on cable this Fall, Chargers/Broncos ends season with a 6.3 US HH rating & 10.2 million viewers

The eighth year of live regular season primetime games on NFL Network again set rating and viewership records for the network in 2013. Including the audience from over-the-air broadcasts in local markets, NFL Network’s 13-game schedule of Thursday Night Football broadcasts finished with a record-high per game average audience of 8 million viewers in 2013, up 10% from 2012, marking the fifth consecutive year that Thursday Night Football has set an all-time high viewership mark for NFL Network.

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NFL Network’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ — San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos — Thursday, Dec. 12 at 8:00 PM ET

Former Super Bowl-Winning Teammates John Elway & Terrell Davis Reunited on Set on ‘Craftsman Presents NFL Total Access Kickoff’ Pregame Show at 6:00 PM ET

The eighth season of NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football concludes this week when quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos host quarterback Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers Thursday, December 12 at 8:00 PM ET in an AFC West divisional matchup.

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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 ‘Thursday Night Football’ — Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars — Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8:00 PM ET

‘Craftsman Presents NFL Total Access Kickoff’ Pregame Show Live from Jacksonville & Los Angeles at 6:00 PM ET

The eighth season of NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football continues this week when running back Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jacksonville Jaguars host wide receiver Andre Johnson and the Houston Texans Thursday, December 5 at 8:00 PM ET in an AFC South divisional matchup.

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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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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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NFL Network’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ — New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons — Thursday, Nov. 21 at 8:00 PM ET

Coverage from Atlanta Begins at 6:00 PM ET with ‘Craftsman Presents NFL Total Access Kickoff’ Pregame Show

The eighth season of NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football continues this week when quarterback Drew Brees and the first-place New Orleans Saints travel to take on quarterback Matt Ryan and the NFC South-rival Atlanta Falcons Thursday, November 21 at 8:00 PM ET.

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Multi-Part Series:

The Untold NFL History of That Day in Dallas

A First-Hand Remembrance by Former Cowboys Scout Gil Brandt

A Recollection of NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle’s Decision to Play That Weekend

An Examination of the Kennedy Family’s Love for Football, the Legacy of that Day in Dallas, and Roger Staubach’s Lost Life Magazine Cover

 In a collaborative effort between NFL Network,, and NFL Films, NFL Media remembers the 50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination with a multi-part series: The Untold NFL History of That Day in Dallas.

Beginning Wednesday on and continuing through Sunday on NFL Network, NFL Media delivers five features centered around the events of November 22-24,1963 and their connection with the NFL.

Features will be aired during NFL Total Access Kickoff on Thursday at 6:00 PM ET, NFL Total Access Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM ET, and NFL GameDay Morning on Sunday at 9:00 AM ET.

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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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