The Atlanta Falcons Host the Green Bay Packers Tonight on ‘Sunday Night Football’ on NBC

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The Atlanta Falcons Host the Green Bay Packers Tonight on ‘Sunday Night Football’ on NBC

NBC Sports continues its presentation of “Sunday Night Football” this week with a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship Game, when Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (1-0) visit Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons (1-0), as they open their new home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. Coverage begins with “Football Night in America” tonight, September 17, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.

The Falcons defeated the Packers twice last season, including their victory in the NFC Championship Game. Atlanta edged Green Bay by a score of 33-32 in Week 8, as Matt Ryan connected with WR Mohammad Sanu for the game-winning touchdown with 31 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Falcons dominated the Packers in the NFC Championship Game in January, building a 31-0 lead en route to a 44-21 victory, as Ryan totaled 392 passing yards and four touchdowns.

Both the Falcons and Packers are coming off Week 1 victories. Atlanta defeated the Chicago Bears by a score of 23-17 at Soldier Field on Sunday, while the Packers earned a 17-9 victory at home against the Seattle Seahawks. This Sunday night’s game also features two of the last three NFL MVPs in Ryan (2016) and Rodgers (2014).

Calling Packers-Falcons are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 32nd season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

NBC’s coverage of “Sunday Night Football” is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff.

“Football Night in America,” the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by Mike Tirico, who will report on-site from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and Dan Patrick, who will host from Studio 1 at NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of and PFT Live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Radio. Kathryn Tappen will report from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo., on the Cowboys-Broncos game. & NBC Sports App to Live Stream All NBC NFL Games: and the NBC Sports app will stream all NBC games to desktops, tablets, and connected TVs via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcasts. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox. (NOTE: NBC Sports does not have NFL live streaming rights to mobile devices.)

“SNF” is No. 1 Primetime Program on Television, with NBC/NFLN “TNF” Ranking No. 2:

NBC “Sunday Night Football” finished the 2016-17 TV season as primetime’s #1 TV show in all key metrics for a record sixth consecutive year – tying American Idol for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on live plus same day data provided by The Nielsen Company.

NBC “Sunday Night Football” also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the seventh consecutive TV season. “SNF’s” six-year run at the top marks the only six times on record that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season In addition, NBC/NFL Network Thursday Night Football ranks as primetime TV’s No. 2 show in average viewers and household rating, and No. 3 among Adults 18-49.

The above press release was issued by NBC Sports.


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