The Indianapolis Colts Host the New England Patriots Tonight on ‘Sunday Night Football’

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The Indianapolis Colts Host the New England Patriots Tonight on ‘Sunday Night Football’

In a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship Game, Andrew Luck and the first-place Indianapolis Colts (AFC South, 3-2) host Tom Brady and the first-place New England Patriots (AFC East, 4-0) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.”

Coverage begins with “Football Night In America” – the most-watched weekly studio show in sports – at 7 p.m. ET.

The Colts have racked up three consecutive victories heading into their game against the undefeated Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts and Patriots will face each other this Sunday for the 80th time overall, and the 12th time in the past 10 seasons. Both teams have qualified for the playoffs in 11 of the past 12 seasons, including last season, when the Patriots defeated the Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship Game and went on to win Super Bowl XLIX.

Calling Patriots-Colts are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 30th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his six seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; 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 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Lucas Oil Stadium. Costas will be joined on site by Collinsworth, Tafoya, and two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward.

Dan Patrick co-hosts “Football Night” from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and NFL Insider Peter King. Paul Burmeister will report from CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on the Panthers-Seahawks game.

NBC Sports Live Extra

For the eighth consecutive season, NBC Sports will live stream the entire “Sunday Night Football” schedule. NBC Sports’ “TV Everywhere” live streaming product, NBC Sports Live Extra, will stream all “SNF” games to desktops, tablets and connected TVs. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcast of SNF. (NOTE: NBC Sports Digital does not have NFL live streaming rights to mobile devices.)

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.

“Sunday Night Football” Digital Coverage

“Sunday Night Football” All-Access: For the sixth straight season, and with a new look and feel, NBCSports.com is providing a destination for fans dedicated to behind-the-scenes and social media driven content of “Sunday Night Football.” “SNF” All-Access includes exclusive photos and videos of the “Sunday Night Football” production team, look-ins on “SNF” production meetings, Michele Tafoya’s “Ten With Tafoya” interviews with key NFL players, and conversations with “SNF” and FNIA talent.

“Sunday Night Football” Bus: NBC Sports Group’s all-new “Sunday Night Football” bus returns this season to travel the country visiting the host cities of all 17 “Sunday Night Football” games. The bus will arrive in each city two to three days prior to the game, making stops at local landmarks and events before heading to the game site. Once at the stadium, the “Sunday Night Football” bus brings fans from the field to the studio set, featuring football field decaling on the floor, a welcome reel with the “SNF” production team looking back on 10 years of “SNF,” and replica of the “Football Night in America” studio available for fan photos, complete with a GIF photo booth which takes a series of pictures and compiles them into a sharable GIF.

“The ‘Sunday Night Football:'” For the fourth consecutive season NBC Sports will present the “Player of the Game Sunday Night Football,” a custom made football from Wilson, which will travel with the SNF crew all season long. At the end of each SNF game, the ball will be signed by the player of the game.

The above press release was issued by NBC Sports.

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research // 11/06/17 - 11/12/17
Sunday Night FootballNBC5.8017.51 million
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Sunday Night FootballNBC6.7719.04 million
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Young SheldonCBS3.8015.86 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.2514.48 million
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The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.5010.72 million
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